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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.

22800 Pelican Hill Rd
Newport Coast, CA 92657
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 467-5802

Website:
http://www.pelicangrillnb.com/

Entertainment:
Pop-Rock and Blues featured Thursday - Saturday, 7pm - 11pm
*Band start time subject to Sporting Event schedules.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet or Self Parking.

Executive Chef:
Jean-Pierre Dubray

Additional:
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

Private Dining

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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (56)
Special Occasion (49)
Great for Outdoor Dining (45)
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Good for a Date (39)
Romantic (36)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Worth the Drive (24)
Business Meals (23)
Bar Seating (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Cozy (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Waterfront (11)
Fun (10)
People Watching (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Live Sports (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Seasonal (8)
Live Music (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Spicy (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service, ambience, food and atmosphere. I will be back!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Xmas lunch with coworker

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

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! :)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always a pleasant experience! Great service! Great food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving family dinner. Gave us a lousy table. Food was very ordinary. Would not go back!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Annual Thanksgiving meal

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a fantastic family date dinner, the food and service were great. Definitely looking forward to coming back.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I haven't been to a restaurant such as pelican grill in a while. The chilean seabass was amazing. Our server jessi gave such good recommendations from drinks to dessert. Molton chocolate cake was devine! Great place for special occasions or date night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fish was old. Meals had to be redone three times.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Made a reservation weeks prior and yet they did not have a table ready and when our party was seated it was not in the location requested.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 16, 2017

It is always a treat to lunch there, We never are disappointed.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Everything was excellent. The steaks were outstanding, and the cocktails exqusite.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Pelican Grill is a great place to go for a nice date night with your significant other. The view is amazing and the banquettes are super comfy. Great atmosphere and the service is top notch!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great dinner and atmosphere!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Quick Bite, People Watching, Healthy, Romantic, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Use Travel zoo discount, They let me chose anything from the menu without forcing me to buy wine. That was very cool.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Wonderful evening...Sunday Special Prime Rib! Will be back soon, love this location

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was amazing and a great selection of quality wines. Our waiter, Gabriel, was down to earth and cordial.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My husband and I had a terrific lunch. Paul Jimenez, general manager, was delightful.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

For the price point, I wasn’t overly impressed by the service or food. Amazing location/view.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing food and the view of the ocean was incredible. All around first class place. Would recommend 100%.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (London)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Service was extremely slow and the food just so, so

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 24, 2017

It's a perfect spot for me to meet friends from L.A. I live in Carlsbad now. It's a half-way point to meet. Jesse, our server, was attentive and great with recommendations. The food is delicious and the view spectacular! What more could you want?

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Live Sports
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food, beautifully presented.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food and service was good. They desperately need to update the decor. There are just so many other great places in Newport you could go to. If your staying at Pelican Hill it's a good go to just not gourmet.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our appetizer, salad, and entrees were all great. Our server was very efficient and personable. Very elegant outside dining.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I wish I lived closer so I could go there more often. Amy was our server and she was spectacular. Food, atmosphere and overall experience are two thumbs up.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our server, Jesse, was fantastic. Very helpful and friendly. Excellent recommendations. Great way to spend our anniversary.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

GO,GO,. And Enjoy. I have been there twice and loved it both times.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It took around 1 hr and 40 minutes for our appetizer to be served and another 30 minted for our entree to be served. Horrible!

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Front area greater did not remember reservation for view table after we had been in the bar area for awhile. We stayed in the bar area to est and watch the game. All else was first class.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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