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A+O Restaurant | Bar

4.5
4.5
167 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A+O Restaurant | Bar, Balboa Bay Resort’s waterfront restaurant and bar featuring casual California cuisine, is the place to enjoy food and drinks with friends and family. Featuring expertly crafted cocktails, local brews, and shareable plates, the restaurant’s nautical inspiration reflects the Bayfront setting. Guests can enjoy casual indoor and outdoor seating, including fire pits and live entertainment.

We accept reservations of all sizes. Please call the restaurant (949) 6304285 for parties over 4 guests for individualized service. We offer a large party menu serving (15-35) guests please call (949) 6304283.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 630-4285

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Prabeen Prathapan

  • Private party contact

    Abbie Kim: (949) 630-4281

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Cross street

    Dover

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking with restaurant validation. Hourly self parking rates.

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment on Friday & Saturday evenings.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Orange County

    Great for outdoor dining

  • South Orange County

    Contemporary American

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  1. M

    Maira

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The ambiance was great they had heaters to keep us warm for the evening dinner. The food was good. Service was a little slow but maybe due to the evening rush.
  2. MG

    MichelleG

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am visiting my daughter and we decided to go somewhere different for Thanksgiving since it was going to be different anyway without being home with family so we ended up at your beautiful restaurant. We sat outside, enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving feast and a gorgeous view. Our server was the best and we couldn’t have enjoyed it any more than we did. Thank you
  3. MS

    MaryS

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It was a little disorganized at first but we were early for our reservation. Service and food was great and their birthday dessert to share was delicious!! It was casual in dress - I would highly recommend it!!!
  4. MM

    MaryM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For us it was great. We could chat without difficulty hearing. One of my daughters posted our event on FB which she seldom does. Our expectations were exceeded. Thank you. Mary Morris
  5. SH

    StevenH

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mondays around 12:00PM is a great time to have lunch outside.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The atmosphere was nice and the staff were friendly, but the service was slow and the burger was a bit greasy. The view of the sunset was perfect. Overall, I would like to go back and try other dishes. However, I hope they hire more staff to cover the shortage in their servers.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Great views, service-waitresses need to chat less with the male guests so food will be delivered Food- very tasting
  8. E

    Emily

    Birmingham

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Beautiful location and restaurant! Valet was quick and complimentary. Our waitress was horrible! We saw her three times the entire night. We had to ask others for refills on our drinks and for salt! Food was average. Ordered five different items that were highly recommended and only 2 were good but not great. Did not eat the other three and the waitress did not even ask our thoughts. Would not return to this location for food but possibly drinks.
  9. F

    Foodie

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting we had to send good back as it was lukewarm to cool Small piece of halibut done nicely though and literally 1 thumb full of vegetables gor $42 ridiculous when there’s so many wonderful restaurants with farm to table and abundant vegetables n fish I won’t return
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Food menu was limited
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Sat outside. The view was ok facing the boats and yachts. We booked the evening to watch the sunset. The food was great. Rather a smaller menu but fish taco and salad was so tasty. Great mezcal cocktails too. Will come back for sure. I’m curious to try the seafood buffet. The bar inside was very busy and noisy. If you wanna enjoy a quiet dinner sit outside. It’s getting chilly so make sure the propane next to your table is working. Ours were out of gas but wasn’t that cold anyway. The service was good and attentive.
  12. JA

    JANE

    Orange County

    179 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    179 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Way to loud to talk
  13. AJ

    AnnJeffrey

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect birthday lunch. Patio table on the water. Plenty of nice shade. Wine and Sparkly were delicious. Bisque and a Club, split down the middle was the ideal amount. Club is huge. Waitstaff were polite, friendly and attentive. Appreciated the validation for Valet. Everything was lovely.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Food was just ok. Great service and ambiance
  15. K

    King

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, good service and good food. Limited menu but overall it was a great experience for out of town guests.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Service was absolutely horrible. I don’t know if they were understaffed because it was Labor Day weekend or what the deal was but we had to get up from our table to get a drink refill or extra plates or a dessert menu. When it costs $28 for a club sandwich and I ask for napkins 4 times and don’t get them it doesn’t make me very happy. The harbor view is pretty but I will never go back there again.

    A+O Restaurant | BarResponded on October 1, 2022Hello, thank you for taking the time to provide a rating, your opinion is valued greatly and it helps us maintain a standard of service to our customers. Holidays are more busier than the week days or weekends. If you ever decide to come back and give us another try, come on our Taco Tuesdays or Western Wednesdays. Please reach out to us for additional information. Balboa Bay Resort ~ Food and Beverage Department

  17. KB

    KimB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Menu is very limited and quality is average. Nice venue on the harbor but live music was too loud for much conversation. We were there early (5:30 pm) so didn’t expect it. Service was fine and waiter was very good.

    A+O Restaurant | BarResponded on October 1, 2022Hello, Western Wednesdays are more busier than the other week days. Thank you for taking the time to provide a rating, your opinion is valued greatly and it helps us maintain a standard of service to our customers. Please reach out to us for any additional information. Balboa Bay Resort ~ Food and Beverage Department

  18. JD

    JerryD

    Orange County

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time that we’ve had dinner at A + O and I have to say we love the food, service and Vib and the music just adds to the ambience and character of this great place!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for breakfast.Avacado toast was amazing. I also love the desserts.

    A+O Restaurant | BarResponded on October 1, 2022Thanks for the review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers! Balboa Bay Resort ~ Food and Beverage Department

  20. BO

    BOB4FOOD

    New England

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Burger was great , but pricey
  21. Q

    Qjdujehrhrhrbr

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was good. The drinks were good. Service was not at the level of the restaurant and prices being charged unfortunately.

    A+O Restaurant | BarResponded on August 25, 2022We are grateful that you took the time out to leave us a review. Your feedback helps us to improve service for everyone. Balboa Bay Resort ~ Food and Beverage Department

  22. N

    Nana

    Los Angeles

    232 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    232 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Terrific menu with good choices for every age. Delicious food especially breakfast! Service was fair-good depending on the waiter! Beautiful views of the bay!

    A+O Restaurant | BarResponded on August 25, 2022We are so grateful for your review. Thanks for sharing your rating and your review with us. Your feedback helps us to improve service for everyone. Balboa Bay Resort ~ Food and Beverage Department

  23. N

    Nooshi

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We couldn't even dine here as it was si loud. We barely could hear each other. Not going back

    A+O Restaurant | BarResponded on August 25, 2022Hi Nooshi, thank you for taking the time to provide a rating, your opinion is valued greatly and it helps us maintain a standard of service to our customers. Weekends are more busier than the week days. If you ever decide to come back and give us another try, come on our Taco Tuesdays or Western Wednesdays. Balboa Bay Resort ~ Food and Beverage Department

  24. N

    Nana

    Los Angeles

    232 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    232 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was quite good-ample portions of fries when sandwiches were split. Service was just fair.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect day at the marina celebrating our 19th anniversary. The food, music and scenery was super great! We will be definitely coming back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the out door atmosphere music and food also I felt safe in times like these with your security present
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We reserved this spot for my sister’s goodbye party. The service was HORRIFIC! We were a party of 8, and when we got there we were seated shoulder to shoulder at the smallest table possible to accommodate us. A very kind lady tried to find us alternative seating but we ultimately stayed at the table at our own choosing. That was the extent of our good service. She really tried to help us with it, and for that we are grateful. We ordered our drinks and food at the same time, but the table (of more people than us) who got there significantly after us was served before us. Our drinks took nearly half an hour and I assure you that the restaurant was not incredibly busy to warrant the time it took nor were our drinks complicated. When our drinks arrived, they got our drink orders wrong, and we had to follow up multiple times to get half of our table’s drinks. When the food arrived, one half of the table did not get their food. Those of us who first received our food did not get the items they were supposed to come with, like the hollandaise sauces for the eggs benedict or the side items like the fruit/potatoes. Again, we had to ask for those over and over, and we received those items once the food was practically cold. By the time the other half of the table received their food, which was over 10 minutes after the first half got theirs (without the necessary items discussed above) everyone’s food was cold. Despite it being cold, the food tasted good and we had no problem with that aspect of our meal. Just terrible service all around. And on top of it, because of our table size, the tip was already added - 20%. We won’t be coming back.
  28. SM

    SusanM

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sonja was did a great job making our dinner an exceptional experience. She checked in with us regularly and took care of all our needs.
  29. C

    Coco

    Orange County

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch! Awesome service, delicious food and a table on the water! Who could ask for more?
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Everything was great but service was slower than what I’m used to here. Still going back. One of my favorites for Sunday brunch
  31. B

    Brucec

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was very good. Initial services slow, but got better. Musician was terrible...loud, off key and allowed a few overserved bar patrons to take over his mic. Unfortunately will not return soon.
  32. L

    Lucy

    Orlando

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service! I do think they should offer turkey bacon!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A&O was a great spot to go with my daughter and two grandchildren. The little ones enjoyed eating outside and looking at the boats. The tables are spaced so we didn't have to worry about disturbing our neighbors. Everyone enjoyed the menu selections.
  34. RC

    RegularCustomer

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Had to wait to be seated, apparently somebody had taken our spot. Moved to the side of the restaurant, away from everything. Waiter was not informed of our seating. Waiter hardly came over and other staff brought our food and check.
  35. P

    Psalsa

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Went here for my wife’s birthday. Open table showed 4.5 star review. Service was so slow. People were making out with no respect to others. Good thing I didn’t take my daughters with me. This was happening 7 pm. Was very disappointing on Balboa bay club to allow this type restaurant in their facility. It was disgusting to see bunch cougars making out with this guys.
  36. YF

    YannaF

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place for Sunday funday
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, excellent server -I think Diana is her name, delicious food, pretty low key and just the atmosphere we are looking for. We’re coming back definitely! Thank you A+O!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view from the outdoor patio! Food was spectacular and our server Alberto was amazing!!
  39. ST

    ScottsdaleTJ

    Phoenix

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service - thank you :)
  40. KS

    KalS

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Quick and complimentary valet parking. Nice bay view ambiance . Food was “so so”. Service was attentive given the fact that just a few customers for breakfast.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

A+O Restaurant | Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 167 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for A+O Restaurant | Bar

1221 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dover

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking with restaurant validation. Hourly self parking rates.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Prabeen Prathapan

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment on Friday & Saturday evenings.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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