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About Pelican Grill
Located at Pelican Hill Golf Club, this restaurant celebrates the best of the California lifestyle with its gorgeous seaside location, delectable menu prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, stylish and comfortable décor, Italian-inspired architecture, terrace with ocean and golf course views, gracious personalized service and sophisticated, yet relaxed bar with nine-foot HDTVs for sports viewing. In the open-display kitchen, Chef Jean-Pierre Dubray leads the team in creating innovative seafood and steak dishes. Dining al fresco on the terrace, equipped with hidden heaters and sunscreens for year-round comfort, is the quintessential California dining experience. The generous, balanced wine list features mostly California selections and more than 30 wines by the glass. The Tasting Table invites diners to sit right next to the open-concept kitchen in the main dining room for an intimate, chef-led dinner featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients and creative presentations.
Newport Coast, CA 92657
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pop-Rock and Blues featured Thursday - Saturday, 7pm - 11pm
*Band start time subject to Sporting Event schedules.
Complimentary Valet or Self Parking.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Located in the Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill celebrates the best of coastal California dining with fresh fish, pastas, the finest beef and a wide selection of side dishes. An open kitchen, heated ocean-view terrace and an extensive wine by the glass menu add to the experience.
Pelican Grill Ratings and Reviews
We dine here after shopping at Fashion Island...or we go to the Island hotel....both far better than any restaurants in the center itself...quiet, serene, good food, good service...for a Sunday afternoon. Only other temptation is Bandaras....but parking is a b___where Island and Pelican are complimentary and valet...love the service
Very positive dining experience. The view is spectacular and service is very attentive. The only suggestion would be to drop off the attitude of the hostess. We had reservations and arrived 15 minutes early and she thought we were asking for a key to heaven when we asked to be seated.
We had a beautiful birthday celebration at the Pelican Grill. Everything was delicious and David was a perfect server with great attention to every detail in a relaxed and friendly manner. The menu has a great variety of choices and the more refined dishes were excellent. The younger people in our group enjoyed the burger and pizza offerings as well. What was wonderful for us was that they reserved a quiet spot with a view for our party of 10. There was plenty of activity in the dining room and bar but we were able to have conversation along with our meal. I would recommend The Pelican Grill for a special occasion or just an opportunity to treat yourself!
I wish to Thank the hostess in particular for the absolutely stunning view table we received for our special anniversary dinner. We loved the view of the ocean and the dramatic sunset view. On top of that the dinner was spectacular and we were well served by our waiter. What a beautiful night.
Great evening at the Pelican Grill! We were there just befor sunset to see the sun drop behind Catalina Island. Our server was Jose, he made some excellent suggestions for dinner. We were not rushed yet we felt Jose was attentive when we wanted to order. My filet was perfect and my wife loved her ribeye. An excellent night, we will be back!
All was good except food wasn’t quite to the level expected to compete with it’s competition or price point. Great ambiance and service and food was good, but not great. Garlic mashed potatoes were served cold which didn’t help either but sure we will try again sometime.
We were visiting as a reunion of old college friends and couldn't have been treated better. Our waiter (Kevin) was wonderful with a great sense of humor and the perfect combination of attentive while allowing us to have our privacy. I asked for a special table when making the reservation and we were given a "private" alcove/room. It was the perfect way to end our long weekend at Pelican Hill. THANK YOU for making it such a special night!
Chose this for lunch with long time friends visiting from Northern California. Requested a patio table with a view. Food, view, service was superb. We will be back to enjoy it again! We had the butternut squash soup, arugla/beet salad, wedge salad, hamburger, fries, fish and fries, sorbet and gelato. It was all wonderful.., excellent presentation.
This place is absolutely beautiful. It would be what I would think Tuscany feels like or the French Riviera. The only complaint I have, and it's a small one, is the serving sizes of the appetizers. When a table of 6 orders 1 appetizer that must be known by the server to feed only 2 to 4 people, the server should definitely say something. But, of course, at the prices charged, there's absolutely no reason why 1 appetizer should only serve 2-4 people.
Ambiance was excellent! Food was mediocre and service definitely needs improvement. Our server wasn’t friendly at all. She never smiled even once. We were charge for an extra salad we didn’t order & sent back. She hardly checked on us. Also we asked her if they validate for valet parking, her quick short response was a simple no. No details such as there’s no need to validate for valet parking since its complimentary. Hope she was just having a bad day & not looking down on us because we didn’t come across wealthy to her eyes. The busboy was the friendly & accommodating one. The valet attendants were friendly as well. Would we come back here again? Maybe for the ambiance and if we can get a friendlier service.
Surprised my boyfriend for his birthday and he was amazed at the scenery, food, service. pretty much everything!! we loved the food and we love how welcomed we were at a place that we were so new too! i’d definitely recommend to friends and family, it is pricey so save up $100 or so for a good time :)
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