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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
The atmosphere was very nice. They had old-time Christmas carolers which was a nice touch. Service was excellent. Food was mediocre unfortunately. My boyfriend ordered the surf and turf: rib eye and a grilled half lobster tail. The lobster was dry and rubbery. We sent it back and when they brought him a new one, it was just as bad! But the waiter, Michael, was awesome and he didn’t charge us for it. The pretzel bread was delish. Overall a decent experience. May go back again to try other menu items.
The Pelican Grill is a great place for dinner with many menu options at normal resort prices. Our service was truly outstanding, the food was great and the atmosphere on the enclosed patio was quiet and romantic. There is also an indoor dining area with a display kitchen that looked rather elegant. The separate bar area has a very homey fireplace with two big screen TV's on each side tuned to sporting events (Hope sports are your thing!). However, my suggestion to wine-drinking, future guests is that you bring your own wine and pay the corkage. The wine list, while extensive, is way over-priced. Perhaps this is to be expected at an up-scale resort, but there is a difference between an average markup and just getting gauged. So, BYOW and expect to have a great time.
The Pelican Grill is an ideal restaurant for a nice dinner in the Newport Beach / Newport Coast area. It is one of the most beautiful restaurants we have been to in a long time. High ceilings, wood mouldings, warm lighting, friendly, professional and attentive service from when you walk in the door to when you leave. There is a beautiful patio with heat lamps and a heated floor for el fresco dining - which we chose for this visit. The food is well prepared — we enjoyed the fresh rolls, a nice salad, and a very tasty pasta bolognese. We would highly recommend this restaurant. We commend the staff and proprietors on a job well done.
My boyfriend and I dined here recently for our two-year anniversary. It was an amazing experience. The food was great, our waiter (we never found out his name) was super knowledgeable and friendly and offered to take sweet pictures of us. Wonderful staff, wonderful ambiance. I honestly felt like royalty. 10/10, would recommend to everyone! :)
We enjoyed their thematic Thanksgiving dinner menu and was seated outside. The table was perfect for viewing the sunset and for conversation. The service was prompt, accurate, and smooth. Valet service was fast and they were tipped very well. However, a different server dropped 5 plates at the service bar and that stung the ears for a good minute. The cocktail menu could use some more classic cocktails - I ordered a Pisco sour and asked for Marker's Mark specifically - but I got some other frat boy concoction instead. All in all , a great experience for a relaxing holiday. I would return with family in the future.
This was our second year spending Thanksgiving. Last year was perfect across the board. This year our server was preoccupied with everyone but our table. Service was slow. We waited 45 minutes for our check. The strip steaks were fatty, nothing great Bout any part of the meal. Our meal was nearly $500 for two adults and Two kids. What a huge waist of money.
Our date night experience was wonderful! This area isn't our normal hang out spot but my husband and I are very glad we ventured out! The atmosphere and scenic view was beyond gorgeous and our server was phenomenal! He was very informative, honest and full of wonderful suggestions! His demeanor made our experience even more enjoyable! The food was delicious and I would give his place my vote for a second visit!
Fabulous burger, Sea bass a little dry. Great fish and chips.
I had mussels, shrimp and fish with spaghetti. Very tasty. Suggest that you use angel hair pasta instead of the larger spaghetti. It absorbs the flavors better and is easier to eat with the other items.
We ended up dining inside where it was stuffy. We needed to ask 4 different people to get us a highchair and the hostess was incredibly rude. Waited for drinks, waited to order. Finally the food that arrived was good and the burger was cooked well. The sangria was delicious but poorly portioned for $14 a drink. We wouldn't go back.
I had high expectations with this restaurant when I made this reservation. However, my first impression when I entered the place totally changed. The reception ladies were not very customer friendly, not welcoming and even a smile. The two ladies did not even take us to our table. Although they asked us if we wanted to be seated outside. The lady server was friendly but am not sure if she’s new. She gave us the plate and butter knife but forgot to give us the bread. Then towards the end of our meal, she gave us our bill without first asking if we want something for dessert. Overall, I still love Pelican Grill and will surely come back. Just a special mention, the cook was courteous, friendly, well mannered and his food were delicious. Thank you for the experience.
Hello - I mist admit our trip to Pelican was amazing but there were a few times I was disappointed. When I arrived I waited at the hostess area for a good 5 minutes before anyone came to say hi or help me. Waiting 5 entire minutes (to be greeted is unacceptable). I had a reservation. Finally a frantic youger girl (short asian female) came up and helped. She could have been friendlier but by this time I just wanted to be seated. My buggest disapointment was where she sat me. She asked me about my reservation stating outdoor seating and I said yes. Once outside sat me down in the middle (right in fromt of the doors and all the hustle. I had made a resevation days before asking to sit in the corner. This was not what I asked
for. So I am wondering why I made a reservation when ir wasn’t accomodtard or explained why I could no get my accomodatoon. Throughout my 4 hour visit the corner table became vacant a multitude of times. We will be visiting again in December and hope that my reservation request will be accomodated.Thank you.
We were staying at the resort and decided to have dinner on the property. Shuttle took us across the street as this restaurant is next to the golf club. Beautiful open restaurant, high ceilings, large bar area with big screens for sports. We were told that the sunset views are amazing from the terrace but sadly our reservation was for after sundown.
Food was great and service was excellent!
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