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Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill

4.6
4.6
1885 Reviews
$30 and under
American



At Coliseum Pool & Grill, every meal is a vacation. Dig into California grill favorites like our fish tacos, steak salad, flatbread pizza or signature chicken. Whether you sit under the sun or under the ceiling, we can’t help but show off our fresh flavors and amazing views.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 467-5262

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Cross street

    Newport Coast Drive

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,885 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Orange County

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  1. KM

    KarenM

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp cocktail appetizer had 4 fabulous very jumbo shrimp. Cesar salad and Cobb salad were very satisfying. My husband had the Steak Frites. He enjoyed the steak with bone marrow butter and fries. Asparagus was perfect. I had the salmon which was delicious. The fresh fruit salad was refreshing. The best of all is the humongous slice of the 7 layer awesome chocolate cake! Well worth going just for that dessert. Tiramisu is very good too. Always love the extra courteous and attentive hospitality of the staff. Overlooking the pool along with an oceanview is such a relaxing enjoyable ambiance. This place is a must!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, good food and gorgeous views
  3. HL

    HatLady

    Orange County

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The setting is lovely overlooking the Coliseum circular pool. My friend and I shared the Garden salad and a flatbread. It was very good. However, for lunch many of the items were SO expensive. Same pricing as Pelican Grill but $30 for a Hamburger? that is just crazy! The service was very nice and we just hope they can review their pricing. Thank you! D
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m going to make a reservition next time
  5. JL

    JoelL

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always. Food was wonderful and the service was just as great. It’s a bit pricey but it is a five star property.
  6. SK

    SteveK

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Have not been here since pre-COVID. A big change to the menu. With Andrea's closed, the menu has become more high-end and less "poolside" options. Not a casual dinner anymore. Service is great as always, but a different vibe now with the menu change.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The view is breathtaking
  8. S

    Scott

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall an amazing time, perfect for families. Great customer service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect anniversary dinner with my family. The services and foods was excellent. The price went up a lot since the last time we dine here but over all it was a perfect evening to remember.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Wonderful ambiance
  11. B

    Bruin

    Orange County

    153 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, attentive staff at a world class resort, what more can you ask for!
  12. T

    Tigre

    Orange County

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Gorgeous view - only reason to go Menu is far more limited than it used to be - and far more expensive. Preparation and taste were less than fair and definitely not worth the price. We won’t be back for dinner until some changes are made. Sadly this used to be one of our favorite restaurants…
  13. RP

    RaymondP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch overlooking the pool, the beautiful golf course, and the ocean.
  14. J

    Jennifer

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The view is always perfect. The service was horrible. It took an hour and twenty minutes to get our entrees, during which time they did not ask if we wanted other drinks or put bread on the table to distract us from the lack of available food. The prices have gone way up with inflation. The food was fine- this place has never been gourmet- but the minimalist menu and massive price increase made it not worth the experience. Go there if you want to spend a lot of money and don’t want to feel pressured to leave your table ever, but don’t go there if you are hungry or if you want a drink.
  15. TA

    ThomasA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience here. Service and staff were outstanding. Ambience was beautiful. Great place to celebrate special events. Loved it.
  16. CD

    CharleneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and attentive staff. Great meal with friends.
  17. T

    Tink

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is about the 4th time I have come for lunch at the resort. I take my son here for his birthday when it's possible for us to be together. We love to sit and look over the large Coliseum pool. Just a perfect atmosphere on a beautiful CA sunny day. It is one of our favorite places to come. Everything was just perfect. I give 10 ********** a big plus!
  18. s

    sherryr

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    You raised the prices Way to expensive Sat night the place was empty
  19. SC

    SmithandCo

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We celebrated a friend’s birthday with lunch at the Coliseum and it was just perfect. A beautiful day, great food, good service and they put us in a quiet corner so we could visit well.

    Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican HillResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  20. CA

    ChrisA

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and great view. Service was super except we had a reservation and still had to wait 15 min for a table
  21. WL

    WilliamL

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Great food and ambiance.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service- Great food and Gorgeous setting!

    Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican HillResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for your kind review!

  23. PS

    PerryS

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Something was wrong with my go-to lunch, so I couldn’t eat it. Rather disappointing.

    Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican HillResponded on June 13, 2022We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback, and I sincerely apologize that your go-to lunch did not meet your expectations. Please know I've addressed your concerns with our culinary team. We truly hope to have the opportunity to regain your trust for a much-improved return in the future.

  24. JG

    JamieG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing lunch with the most beautiful view. I will be back.

    Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican HillResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for your 5-star review! We hope to see you again soon.

  25. SZ

    StephanieZ

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The restaurant is lovely and the food was very good ! The view and the ambiance was also lovely !
  26. j

    jaynem

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We came for an anniversary lunch to enjoy the view in daylight hours. Food was great - we were stuck a little out of the way table wise, servers needed to be a bit better polished and organized but we loved it overall.
  27. JA

    JANE

    Orange County

    150 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always beautiful view
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect way to start my birthday with an amazing breakfast with pool and ocean views. Service was phenomenal!
  29. KM

    KarenM

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hospitality at the Pelican Hill Resort's Coliseum Grill in Newport Beach is extraordinary and very welcoming. The ambiance and ocean view is breath taking. We appreciated the spacing between tables so we could hear the conversation at our table with our friends without challenges. We really enjoyed the food and had a great time. We highly recommend it, even for families.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was a great experience overall, however I had told them that we were celebrating an anniversary over the couple of phone calls that I had made prior to that day. There were no records of that when we showed up.

    Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican HillResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for your feedback. I've shared your comments with our team, and we hope to welcome you back in the near future!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food good service!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect. Good food, great service and could be in a better location.
  33. V

    Valerie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was a horrible experience for us as a minority. They treated us very poorly. Our server who was a minority as well, did not come to our table at all to assist or check on us. And our food was brought an HOUR later. The food was not as good as I was expecting it! I rather stick to Mastros for my dinners.
  34. AS

    AbbyS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    The prices very high The bread so salty and hard The food portion its not enough
  35. A

    Akira

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place has a great view of the large pool and golf course. You also can view the ocean over the golf course. They have a good collection of wines. The service is excellent.
  36. BC

    BerneC

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Loved the ambience but service was a bit slow despite being not busy! Loved it anyway!
  37. TS

    TaelorS

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration buffet amazing
  38. CN

    CynthiaN

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Belated Mother’s Day
  39. MJ

    MarkJ

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat…
  40. B

    Bechay

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a very relaxing atmosphere at Coliseum because it’s located by the pool overlooking the beautiful view. Very nice server. I recommended it to my boss to bring his family.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

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

FAQs

Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill is rated 4.6 stars by 1885 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 57 times today
Google Map for Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill

22701 Pelican Hill Road South Newport Coast, CA 92657

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Newport Coast Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

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

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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