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Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast, CA

Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill

4.6
4.6
2241 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:30 am–9:30 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

What 2,241 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Orange County

    Romantic

2,241 Reviews
  1. KatherineL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance but didn’t realize the menu would change at 3:30pm with limited options. Overall still a wonderful experience!

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  2. Judith

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Mother's Day brunch and sat outside. Everything was perfect. We had fancy cocktails and delicious foods: a shareable kind of pizza to start, the lobster salad & fish tacos for mains. For desert we had the limoncello cake with blueberry sorbet & some kind of deconstructed chocolate tres leche desert. It was all delicious and the service was excellent. The ambiance was casual yet sophisticated.

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  3. RickC

    Houston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The truffle flatbread I ordered was delicious. The service was excellent and ambience is great

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and good food. It was cold out and they brought a space heater over to keep the mother-in-law warm.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect spot to unwind and relax. Top quality food & tasteful drinks. Staff is very attentive & kind.

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  6. luv2ski

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Coliseum Pool and Grill is a wonderful place for outdoor dining with a spectacular view. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always! Beautiful views and delicious food!

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  8. JANE

    Orange County

    221 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    221 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    FOOD NOT UP TO SPEED! Very expensive but not quality!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant with a great view!

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  10. MichaelH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Edward was a great server. He was very upbeat and pleasant. The chicken sandwich needs to have avocado on it. The fish tacos were very good. And sitting overlooking the pool was great.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The Ambiance is the only reason to go here. Food quality is below average.

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  12. ImronH

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. The service is always GREAT and so is the food.

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  13. NathanS

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    There wasn't a solution for shade on the patio. THe umbrellas there didn't tilt and the wait staff didn't offer a solution. I had to eat out doors because of an immune deficiency. The music was a bit loud and not my taste although I am sure there are some who like it. The main course, Sea bass was very good. The cauliflower was odd tasting and I sent it back. I made the mistake of asking the waiter to recommend a desert. I say it was a mistake because everyone has their own preferences. I didn't care for it. It was an apple desert with a bit too much cinnamon and was otherwise average and somewhat uneventful.

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  14. Betty

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always fabulous and the service impeccable. Perfect venue to take any out of town guest to for lunch or early dinner to enjoy dining with an ocean view beyond the wonderfully regal resort pool.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had 130 res on Sunday. Food was tasteless from the pizza to the bacon to the omelette and Caesar quite salty. Waiter was terrific, he made up for the poor quality of food.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff treated me and my girlfriend very well. Thank you

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Coliseum Grill is absolutely amazing. The food is amazing. The servers are great. The view is great. There is not one bad thing I can say about this place.

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  18. Tigre

    Orange County

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    We eat here fairly often - first time indoors. Friday night- only about 4 tables occupied. Waitress very good - and apologetic. Seated 2 table away were several mothers (not hotel guests apparently) with very young children - toddlers. Literally screaming and yelling and walking around the restaurant. We couldn't even hear each other at our table for 4. Very expensive for the quality of food and the terrible ambience. Not sure we will ever return - sadly. The menu has become very expensive with little variety. Please improve

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great as usual. Always enjoy coming over for the best time.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best thing about this restaurant is the ambience and beautiful outdoor seating. The food is good—nothing special. You’re paying for the experience.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely as always! The staff always take such good care of me and my beautiful M3. :) Thank you.

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  22. Coco

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect Birthday lunch, view of pool, Catalina, golf course, pool. Blue sky morning. House made burrata appetizer, lobster salad, limoncello cake with a candle. Destiny was the best server we have had at the Colosseum. Our traditional end to a vacation week at the coast is to check out of our suite and then have poolside breakfast at the Colosseum. This time we asked for a late checkout and then had lunch for the first time. It was such a smart choice on our part. A leisurely re-entry into our real world lives.

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  23. aseetp

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Salmon was goood Chilean sea bass not so much Waitress was somewhat rude and insulting

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  24. JFBertrand

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved our dining experience! Jimmy is a well seasoned server, who provided outstanding service.

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  25. JakeH

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view is incredible! The food is on part with the view it's unbelievable! The omelet I can't believe it's real!

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  26. Visitor

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waffle was undercooked. Potatos not hot. Pigeons everywhere. Slow service. Not the normal experience. Disappointed.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful for our 31st anniversary.

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  28. Visitor

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious lunch. Flavorful. Delightful presentation. Pleasant Staff. The pigeons need to go though!

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  29. LouiseLangley1

    Los Angeles

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another Fabulous time at The Coliseum Grill. Service and Food were excellent and you can’t beat that view!

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  30. TastyFace

    Orange County

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    View: 5 star - Beautiful pool and gorgeous golf course with ocean on the horizon . Lovely spot! Food: Excellent Traditional Eggs Benedict & others chose outstanding Salmon Benedict. Yummy Reservation for 4: Disappointing. Made waaay in advance specifically for outside table. It was busy but not chaotic. Hostess said “nothing available for our time” except a booth inside ( which is almost always empty anyhow). We declined, so told to wait. We directed ourselves to the bar - Only 3 people sitting at the bar with 3 bartenders there, but no one even looked up. Not a Pelican Resort welcome or even brief nod. Odd. We waited quite awhile to be served and 20-25 minutes before our table ready. We LOVE Pelican Resort & restaurants and know this is the most casual. Such a beautiful space, but it’s still Pelican Resort, so service at these touch points might need a little look-see as plenty of supervisors were there? Bottom Line: … We had a DELICIOUS BRUNCH so the kitchen and table staff were on point !!!

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  31. KarinJ

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a beautiful setting to sit outside at night. They have heaters which kept us toasty. The service was wonderful, as always. We ordered two pasta dishes and were a little disappointed with the flavors. The side salad was flavorful and perfectly dressed. We’ve been before and the other menu items have been good.

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  32. MadisonT

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience celebrating a birthday at Coliseum Grill! On our way in, we were greeted with friendly valet service and hosts, and we were happy with everything we ordered. The service once we were seated was fairly slow; however, view was beautiful and we didn’t mind waiting a little longer.

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  33. MarianaM

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I love everything about this restaurant, but our favorite feature is the unlimited view. We have been here for big parties before.

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  34. RayA

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best or nothing, excellent service every time.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Seating staff made a big stuff because we had an extra person on our reservation. They had all of us get up from a seated table and wait 15 minutes before we got the other table. There was plenty of space available for the extra chair. Also, food was way over priced and they charged us extra $40 service charge on a bill of $200 on top of the tip plus taxes ! Never explained the service charge !

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter Shane was terrific. Beautiful setting. Fabulous food.

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  37. shellbird

    Orange County

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was treating my friend to lunch and what bette place than the Coliseum ? She had never been so this was a treat for her. We both had the Poke bowl and it was fantastic . The tuna was fresh and the rice was warm. We ate everything in the bow. Unfortunately that meant that we were too full for desert. It really is a great place for any meal. The server was very attentive and thoughtful:) I will be back again for another great meal.

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  38. RMcD

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I had a wonderful birthday lunch out on the patio. Edward made it so special for us and even offered to take our picture. He brought out a birthday dessert for my friend with a candle and it was fabulous!

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  39. RhythmicGroove

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meals burst with flavors, from the sushi bowl to the chicken sandwiches. The staff, ambiance, and stunning ocean view from our table made our experience much more enjoyable.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fabulous experience. Highly recommended. Good value for the experience!

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FAQs

Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill is rated 4.6 stars by 2241 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 47 times today
Google Map for Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill

22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, CA 92657

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Newport Coast Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Newport Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:30 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • 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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