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Sunday Brunch in our beautiful Lighthouse Room - Sunday Seafood Brunch at Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach, CA

Sunday Seafood Brunch at Balboa Bay Resort

4.5
4.5
43 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Every Sunday, Balboa Bay Resort offers a Seafood Sunday Brunch featuring buffet stations of classics and new favorites in our beautiful new waterfront Lighthouse Room! Located on the stunning Newport Harbor in Beautiful Newport Beach, the Balboa Bay Resort is the perfect spot for Sunday brunch with friends and family.

Outdoor Seating is available upon first come first serve basis! Thank you so much!

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Breakfast, American

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 645-5000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Prabeen Prathapan

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Cross street

    Balboa Bay Way

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Every Sunday, Balboa Bay Resort offers Brunch featuring buffet stations of classics and new favorites.

What 43 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4Value

Noise • Moderate

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  • Orange County

    Best Service

  • Orange County

    Best Ambiance

  • Orange County

    Great for Brunch

  • Orange County

    Seafood

  • South Orange County

    Best Service

  • South Orange County

    Best Ambiance

  • South Orange County

    Great for Brunch

  • South Orange County

    Seafood

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  1. JB

    JenniferB

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous brunch on the water ! Free valet parking with validation and the staff was so nice and attentive ! We will be back 🤩
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Parking was terrible due to the event. If we were informed, we could have do it in a different date.
  3. MT

    MarileeT

    Orange County

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful! Great food, excellent service, and a fabulous view. Undoubtedly the BEST brunch inNewport Beach!
  4. E

    Erin

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day brunch here was outstanding. Gorgeous views, wonderful service and good food. We will continue to come here to celebrate special occasions.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    We came to this venue for Father’s Day and we were so excited to celebrate my husband. As we checked in (me, my husband and my 2 year old daughter), they proceeded to put us at a table by the main door to the outside. The problem with the seating was that a lot of waiters would walk with trays above my daughters head while she was in the high chair since they all wanted to go on and out of that door and I didn’t feel safe. I’m also 9 months pregnant and always worried people would bump into me. Also our table was in the shade and super windy. For that reason I asked to be moved to another table that was more private and in the sun. Mind you the table was the same size and meant for the same number or people. As soon as I asked, the main manager, almost in a harsh loud voice told me how this was impossible and that the tables I was asking for was reserved by others. Mind you we were there at 10:00 am and no where on open table did I see a distinction between the tables I could reserve. When I told him I didn’t appreciate his tone of voice he said he can’t do anything and that I should go back to my seat. Not even two minutes later, he then checks in ANOTHER family of three. A husband and wife with their one year old and puts them at the SAME seat I was asking for. When I confronted him he said oh they made a reservation for three and When I told him I had done the same he just brushed me off and said that there’s nothing he can do. I then asked for someone higher than him and he said there’s no one above him. Ok so does he own the hotel? Anyways HORRIBLE experience with the service. Sooooo rude and unprofessional. And the fact that I saw about 10 tables empty until the minute we left just made me feel even Worse. The food there isn’t bad and the ambiance was good but the service, ESPECIALLY from someone who claims is a manager was horrible. I honestly would never ever wanna go back there knowing how rude and inconsiderate these people can be!
  6. ED

    EdwardD

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch with family following my daughter’s graduation from college. Beautiful environment on a gorgeous day. Great buffet spread and desserts. Attentive and helpful staff
  7. AP

    AndyP

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both great! The venue was clean and quiet. Would go again!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Foot was great and the ambiance was spectacular!
  9. C

    Cynthia

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    They charged each table a $60 service fee for putting up tables, chairs, plates, silverware etc. I wished they mentioned this on their website. It’s a rip off coz we also gave to tip our own server. Food is mediocre. Not worth $75 each adult & $45 for the kids. The kids menu is also a joke.
  10. TR

    TiffanyR

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The spread was incredible! A little bit of everything. From crab & sushi, to waffles and chicken. Omelet table, meat carving to deserts and more. Staff was super attentive and friendly. Well worth it.
  11. LA

    LARRY

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice seafood buffet. Wonderful atmosphere and views of the marina. Friendly servers. Some food was excellent...some not. The colossal shrimps and crab claws were excellent. My favorite was the carvery station. Outstanding prime rib and perfectly cooked double lamb chops. Impressive omelet bar. Bagels were stale and desserts were disappointing.
  12. BC

    BrunchCheers

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    To begin we are not Buffet Fans, I only booked because the menu said one entree choice was included. AND IT WAS NOT that was very disappointing. The service staff is very attentive
  13. JM

    JohnM

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an outstanding buffet with a wide variety of selections to choose from. Staff was excellent, always right there when you needed them. Great experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Sunday brunch!
  15. MT

    MarileeT

    Orange County

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch as usual. Balboa Bay Club has the best brunch in town overall. A bit pricey, but if you want it done right this is the place to be!
  16. D

    Disappointed

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was high quality but unfortunately it came out to about $100 per person. This was just supposed to be a family & friends brunch…
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i love everything about this place , Naji the manager and Paolo the server is kind and very nice. Can't wait to go back there
  18. L

    Love2dine

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing service! Would definitely return
  19. TH

    TimH

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This brunch exceeded all of my expectations. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. I will definitely be going back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual. Food was fresh,heaters kept the patio warm. Service was great.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch was fantastic! Delicious & a great spread from seafood, prime rib to sashimi, & dessert. Great waterfront view of the harbor w/amazing boats. Will be going back. ❤️❤️
  22. MT

    MarileeT

    Orange County

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best brunch in town. The service is wonderful, the food excellent, the ambiance is difficult to beat. I always enjoy visiting the Balboa Bay Club.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, amazing service, spectacular view
  24. MT

    MarileeT

    Orange County

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch was excellent, as usual. The food was very good, the service lacked for nothing, we were seated at a very nice table near the boardwalk overlooking the bay. There were a couple parties which were somewhat loud, but they quieted down as they began to eat. I believe they have the best brunch in town!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    beautiful place ! the food was great and the service was excellent
  26. MT

    MarileeT

    Orange County

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort did an excellent job on Sunday. It was my mom’s 95th birthday, we had seven people there, a few were from out of town. We were seated at a lovely table on the patio overlooking the bay. The service was exceptional, the food sublime and the ambiance was wonderful. Everyone there remarked on how much they enjoyed the day. I almost believe the Balboa Bay Club arranged the beautiful weather. My mother thoroughly enjoyed her special celebration. She felt very special. Thank you to the Resort for keeping this day special for her, and insuring we all enjoyed ourselves. Great job! This is why we always enjoy going to their brunches. I highly recommend this place.
  27. RJ

    RoseJ

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    What was offered at food stations was excellent, table service was mixed (my coffee was cold by the time my cream was brought, after having to ask again), staff was friendly. Thought the 25% service charge on top of any tip was too much.
  28. OC

    OCGirl

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend the Sunday Seafood Brunch. The view is amazing, the food is excellent and the service staff was exceptional.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great spot For brunch and seafood was so fresh !!
  30. CF

    CherylF

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great selection especially considering COVID circumstances. Wonderful seafood. A little slow to fill the champagne.
  31. P

    Paul

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting but a 25% service charge for a buffet is a bit much.
  32. MT

    MarileeT

    Orange County

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best brunch in town! Costs a bit more, but worth it if you can afford it. The food is excellent and it's difficult to find a better selection of available options anywhere.
  33. L

    Lindy

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating 4 birthdays… the brunch selection was really good and the quality of the food was great
  34. NA

    NatalyaA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breathtaking view, outstanding service, Bloody Mary cocktail is absolutely to die for, great variety of food.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great loved the view and the atmosphere ambiance it was all great
  36. JQ

    JamesQ

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We love the BBC but the brunch was mediocre at best…the starters were weak with nothing memorable, the “fresh seafood buffet” was more low end and the entrees and “carvery” was simply awful…. So not reflective of the BBC or the Pickup Family ownership and brunch for two without cocktails….$206.00 and you were dining on uncomfortable folding chairs….
  37. GC

    GoCarbGirl

    Phoenix

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best brunch ever!!! In fact, we enjoyed it so much that we went back again a week later! Starting with endless mimosa's for my husband and a gorgeous bloody mary for me, we took our time starting with the fresh fruit, cheeses, fantastic smoked salmon and bagel (and meats for my carnivor mate), to the incredible jumbo shrimp, sushi and snow crabs, then a made to order omelet, and finally the delectable deserts. On our return visit the following weekend, we saved room for the "kids" freshly made belgain waffles with homemade whipped cream and berries. I would say they were the best I've ever had and the perfect ending to send us into a delerious food coma! We will be back for sure!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    For $75 I was expecting more. Seafood the shrimp and crab claws were great. They could have had lobsters or some other seafood. Prime rib was the only meat there. I needed more for $75. Dessert I wish they labeled more. Waffles was the best thing there. Oysters were ok. Some were good and some I had to spit out so I won’t get sick.

    Sunday Seafood Brunch at Balboa Bay ResortResponded on August 19, 2021Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations, and your suggestions will be taken into account. We value our guests and want to ensure a positive experience for everyone, so please let us know when you are back at Balboa Bay Resort so we can exceed your expectations. Balboa Bay Resort Management

  39. K

    Kucorner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful place for a Sunday Bunch especially patio dinning is the best over looking the bay and the view. I would go back again for sure. Did i mention the food was yummy.
  40. MT

    MarileeT

    Orange County

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful brunch. The food was excellent as was the service (and the music). It was a great place to celebrate grate the 4th of July!

    Sunday Seafood Brunch at Balboa Bay ResortResponded on July 16, 2021So happy you enjoyed it! Come back soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Sunday Seafood Brunch at Balboa Bay Resort is rated 4.5 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sunday Seafood Brunch at Balboa Bay Resort

1221 WEST COAST HWY Newport Beach, CA 92663

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Balboa Bay Way

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Breakfast, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Prabeen Prathapan

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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