- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pelican Grill Crab Cake
green curry emulsion, hearts of palm, avocado, watercress, pickled onions
romaine, parmesan crisps, croutons
Pan-Seared Chilean Sea Bass
orange-coconut milk, black forbidden rice, pickled red onions, oranges, toasted almonds
Party of 9 and party of 3 we all had lunch same day. Service was ok but noise made service communication awkward. Only a couple of the various meals were “good”. Several, salads in particular were very disappointing. View so nice made the day pleasant but had higher expectations for the price point. Hostesses, valet and server all friendly and helpful.
Great views & food , great service as well
Seated on the balcony. Nice view of the Pacific. The food was exceptional. The service was professional and timely.
Beautiful location, lovely view. The restaurant is very pretty. The outdoor space was comfortable and spacious.
The service was ok. Coffee not refilled, we had to ask. Had to ask twice for sweetener and frankly, it wasn't that busy. Not many choices for vegetarians. I had the chicken and bacon taken off the cobb salad. Salad menu was weak. My husband loved his pizza. It is truly a beautiful setting and that outweighed everything else. I would go back again and would recommend the Pelican Grill to friends.
Wonderful service and delicious food. Ambiance and views above and beyond
The food waas excellent. I like the salads with lots of fresh, quality green leaf vegetables like spinach, endive, kale, and lettuce.
Personal and professional service! Pelican Hill presents a delicious and beautiful culinary experience. The spectacular setting, the Venetian rooms and veranda, the spacious seating and unhurried atmosphere- all create a unique and sophisticated dining venue - but with an informal golf club flair. Truly, we love this Newport Beach destination for lunch and dinner!!!
The Pelican Grill in the Pelican Hill resort is a fabulous five star deal: they offer free parking and stunning sunsets. Arrive early with sunglasses and try to get a table on the terrace facing the Pacific sunset. Food and wine prices are very reasonable considering that you are in one of the most luxurious resorts south of LAX.
Thank you for your kind feedback, Martin! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pelican Grill for a memorable return soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
Beautiful view and amazing food all recommended by our great server Mehdi. 100% will be returning
Thank you so much for your kind review! We'll be sure to personally thank Mehdi for making your visit that much more memorable, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
I chose this place because of the view. It's sad because the food does not match the view or ambience. I wanted to love the place. We ordered a total of 6 dishes and only one dish was mediocre. Overly salted. The pizza was so soggy. If you held the slice of pizza, it could bend and all the cheese fall off. I also order the chicken with grits and the chicken was rubbery and slimy. I didn't like that. Grits is grits and even that was off in taste. The beef short rib sauce was so salty. The steak was the only plate that was decent. The cesar salad was wilted lettuce. I prefer a crispy romaine. The food was not good at all so please don't expect anything. The staff was so nice though. That's the only thing that really saved me from complaining.
Hello Natalie, Thank you for your candid feedback. Please know we've shared your feedback with our culinary team, and we look forward to welcoming you back for a much-improved dining experience soon. Kind regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
Paige did an awesome job and we truly enjoyed ourselves
Hello Richard, Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill and sharing your kind words about Paige! We will be sure to pass along your feedback to her also, and hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
A very nice and relaxing place to visit an have an informal lunch with a friend or loved ones!!
Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill, Joseph! We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback about your meal and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
Celebrated my husband's 70th birthday for lunch and sat on their outside terrace. Beautiful weather added to the wonderful view. Very relaxing. Bread basket had rye and pretzel rolls. We liked the rye. Husband had the pork chop which he loved. They substitute the mash potatoes for vegetables, thank you!! I had the kale salad with added chicken. It was very tasty too. I ordered they prosecco which was very nice. For dessert we had the key lime pie which was great and not too sweet), gelato so yummy, I picked pistachio (my fav), vanilla and passion fruit, all homemade and they gave my husband a s'mores like cake on the house for his birthday, very thoughtful! Our waiter was James C. He was fantastic. An added note: My husband left his wallet in the car and the valet person brought it to the hostess. When my husband went out to get it, he kindly walked my husband to get it. Very impressive!
Thank you for choosing Pelican Grill for your husband's milestone birthday celebration! I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback of all the dishes you enjoyed, as well as your kind words about James and our valet! Please know I'll pass along your comments to them also, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again very soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
Vacation with family, great service great food great view.
Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill and sharing your kind review, Jason. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience, and hope to welcome you and back again soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
The food was absolutely delicious. One of the best lunches I've ever had. The waitress and wait staff were attentive and met all are desires and requests. They went above the call of duty.
Thank you for joining us for lunch this weekend! We appreciate the kind feedback and hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
The lady in the front desk was not nice to help us set up the table.
Thank you for taking the time to share your candid feedback with us, and I apologize that your arrival experience was anything less than the warm welcome we aim to provide all of our guests. Please know that we've addressed your concerns with our leadership and team, and we hope to regain your trust for an improved visit in the future. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
Beautiful view from patio
Great food @ price I would expect from pelican grill. Best attentive waiterJames
Fred, thank you for taking the time to pass along your kind feedback about James! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
We celebrated our 11 year wedding anniversary at the Pelican Hill pool cabanas and Pelican Grill. The service was VIP. The short ribs and the steak frites were delicious. The guitarist at the pool was fun. We had a great time as a family. The only thing that wasn't properly made was the Bombolini but after such a lovely day, it didn't matter to us.
Happy anniversary! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us at Pelican Hill and taking the time to share such a kind review of your experience. We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
Love this place! Great atmosphere and gorgeous views! Superior service, delectable gourmet food and supreme beverage menu with all your fav’s! We enjoyed our time and meal while sipping our fav Champs! Veuve Clicquot! It is now our goto weekly!
Thank you for being a loyal guest of ours! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pelican Grill again soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
Staff did everything to accommodate our toddler and made our day !
Thank you for bringing your little foodie to Pelican Grill! We hope to welcome you back for another family meal soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
Thank you very much for an unforgettable experience. We have had an amazing time. The table that we were assigned was the best of the best and make a big difference. I am really thankful. This was my first time in a restaurant after the pandemic. My mom just came form Mexico to eat at the pelican so I am very thankful for the table and the great service. The ambience was incredible as the service and of course the food was delicious. THANK YOU!!!
Thank you for taking the time to share such a kind review, Clara! We are thrilled to be safely serving guests again, and it was a pleasure to welcome you and your mom for your first outing. We hope there will be many more to come! All the best, Gerard Widder Managing Director
Amazing Chilean Sea Bass!!
Hi Mary, The Chilean Sea Bass is definitely a guest favorite - I'm so glad you enjoyed it too! Thanks for taking the time to share your great feedback! Best, Gerard Widder Managing Director
Happy anniversary, Jason! Thanks for celebrating with us! Cheers, Gerard Widder Managing Director
I have been to PH Grill many times and have to say that this visit was very disappointing. We had to wait a very long time to order. Once served the food was not prepared very well. One finished we again had to wait for the bill. Overall our experience was not good this visit.
Food was not as special as the view of the ocean at sunset. The salmon was pedestrian and the spare rib lacked in sophisticated flavor…all in all, perfunctory food.
Hello David, I apologize that your meal itself fell short of Pelican Grill's ambiance and appreciate you taking the time to share your candid feedback. Please know I've addressed your comments on the salmon and short rib dishes with our culinary team as we look to continually improve our guests' experience with us. Thank you again for your insights, and we hope to welcome you back for an improved visit in the future. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
Great food, lovey interiors, amazing outside views. Friendly staff. Great if you’re staying at the hotel.
Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share your kind feedback! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
Our server Breanna was delightful-
Food was amazing - great service
Thank you for passing along the kind feedback about Breanna! We hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
The food and service were amazing! We sat on the patio and watched the sun go down over the ocean. Nice way to celebrate our anniversary.
Thank you Dave! Pelican Grill is truly one of the best spots to watch the sunset, and I'm so glad to read you enjoyed your dinner. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
Amazing all around
Thank you for sharing your great experience! We hope to see you soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
Mehdi, the manager/supervisor and the hostess were all awesome
Thank you for your kind feedback about Mehdi - we hope to welcome you back soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
We always have an excellent time and enjoy the food and atmosphere
We're so glad to hear it! Thanks again for dining with us, and we'll see you again soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
Delicious food and the most scenic views. Such a beautiful establishment. Thank you for the customer service and attentiveness
We appreciate your thoughtful review, Celine! Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Pelican Grill - we hope to have the privilege of serving you again soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
We had a great time celebrating my parents 50th wedding anniversary. We were seated outside and had an amazing view. The staff was great and they truly made dinner more like an event than a meal. We will be back.
Hi Cameron, Belated congratulations to your parents on such an incredible milestone. We were honored to be a part of the celebrations and look forward to seeing your family again. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
FABULOUS! Great Venue, Great Food, Great Service. Kind of a "best kept secret" if you have not dined here before. You will definitely want to go back.
Thank you for the kind review Bobby! We appreciate you spreading the word about our "best kept secret." Until next time! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
All good-no issues-will
Thank you, David! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
I brought my friends to Pelican Hills with me and they said they will be a regular customer. They loved the experience and me and my wife also loved it.
Alan, thank you for sharing Pelican Hill with your friends! We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you and your wife back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director
Wonderful view awesome food! We had a special dining experience with our son and his gf… 18 month anniversary (I didn’t know that was a
Hello Toddy, Thank you for choosing Pelican Grill to celebrate your son's anniversary! We look forward to welcoming you back for a memorable return soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill
Service was outstanding! Ate on the patio, which was crowded at a Sunday lunch, lots of buzz. Food was very good; a straight forward menu of starters, salads, pizzas and sandwiches. We had the Scotch egg (very good) and side of smoked mushrooms (bland) to start, then the turkey BLT (best we've ever had) and the Bianca pizza (which had minimal proscuitto and arugala). Overall a fine experience and we will be back.
Thank you for joining us for lunch last Sunday! I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback of all the dishes you enjoyed, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again very soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill
Pleasant setting and quality food - very comfortable dinning experience!
Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback about your meal and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill
Pelican Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 2385 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.