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Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill

4.7
4.7
1851 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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Booked 47 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

Popular dishes

Menu

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What 1,851 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Best Ambiance

  • Orange County

    Great for Lunch

  • South Orange County

    Best Ambiance

  • South Orange County

    Great for Lunch

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  1. TS

    TaelorS

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday celebration buffet amazing

  2. CN

    CynthiaN

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Belated Mother’s Day

  3. MJ

    MarkJ

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a treat…

  4. B

    Bechay

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great breakfast! Great service! Sat outside which was beautiful! Highly recommend!!

  6. DD

    DebraD

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are locals - have a home way at the very top of Newport Coast. The Pelican Grill and The Coliseum are our go-tos for a “special night out” but a don’t-want-to-drive-far evening. Well - first off - we loved the new menu. Many delicious items to choose from. But the evening was perfected by our server, Ernesto. A faultless combination of attentiveness and congeniality . And he had spot on recommendations for menu choices. We will definitely request him next time. Thank you, Ernesto - you will remember us because my husband, David, was still getting accustomed to his new hearing aids that evening and you ‘tested’ him. 😀.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love going to this place for lunch or just to sit and watch the view over a coffee and gelato!

  8. MT

    MarileeT

    Orange County

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    They gave us a wonderful table outside. They brought our drinks right away. It took pretty long, however, to get our meals. Other than that the service was great. The food was good and we all enjoyed ourselves.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service is good , food is excellent!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love everything about this beautiful place!

  11. SK

    SKOC

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The absolute hands down worst experience ever. Their Mother’s Day brunch is a rip off and they lied to us to get us to attend by saying there would also be an La carte menu. Will never ever visit again. They’ve lost customers for life.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Disappointing quality for the cost. Great location but won’t do Mother’s Day there again.

  13. SE

    SamE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good atmosphere and friendly service. Highly recommend for special occasions.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful in every way.. we always feel very special while visiting and enjoying this marvelous place!!

  16. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quite and peaceful lunch perfect for Mother’s Day

  17. KR

    KRISTINEC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    One of my favorite places for lunch, dinners, in Newport Beach. Although service was a bit slow since they only had one server assigned for multiple tables.

  18. JO

    JackOH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This is an awesome restaurant. I enjoyed a lot with my wife and daughter at this restaurant. I strongly recommend this restaurant to people who are looking for an awesome restaurant in orange county.

  19. R

    Rats

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4

    Lunch time visit with 5 friends. Small portions. $22 for a small basic cob salad. $34 for a child sized pasta with meat sauce. Automatic 20% service charge for poor service. Go for the view but eat elsewhere.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb wagyu beef hamburger. Salmon was also delicious.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Good experience. Great staff and environment. Food was ok. Felt like it was better pre-pandemic and menu seems smaller than before. Other than that it was fine.

  22. W

    Writer2013

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    We had both breakfast and lunch here. The food is mediocre for a five-star hotel. The ambiance is breathtaking though!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a good spot we went two times in two weeks.

  24. MS

    MarcS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Reception and wait staff were excellent. Caesar salad with shrimp and and pasta and also the scallops were very nice. Atmosphere and views are remarkable.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    anniversary

  26. LP

    LucyP

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    View is amazing!! Food is delicious!! Great for all occasions!!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience!!! Food, service, ambiance…. Spot on!!! Can’t wait to go back!!!

  28. DS

    DavidS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Overall good experience. Not much variety. Standard American fare. No complaints

  29. KC

    KC24

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    We chose this restaurant because of the view it offered. However, we were seated at a table behind a large column. Two of the people in our group had an obstructed view and one couldn’t see anything but the column! We wanted to walk around the outdoor area but it was roped off. The food was good but expensive. Overall, it was a disappointment and we will not be going back.

  30. SG

    SteveG

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Seated at very undesirable table. Appeared that hotel guests received preferential treatment. Service was slow; had to request coffee refill .

  31. f

    fitnessgirl82

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Beautiful location, great views, wasn’t too busy at 11AM but became busier as leaving around 12:30. Food was good but not the most amazing. Service was great and ambiance hard to beat.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great outdoors lunch overlooking the Swimmingpool at Pelican Hill. Very friendly service and local California dishes

  33. CG

    CarmelG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    World class view of the ocean; Ambience is peaceful, serene and elegant. Our dinner was artistically presented and delicious. The restaurant is now more upscale (especially in the menu choices) than before the "lockdowns." Perhaps they need to change the name: I would not consider it an informal, casual "grill." It is now close to fine dining. The service was attentive, very conscientious, polite, pleasant and quick. This is one of our family's favorite restaurants. We enjoyed a lovely memorable evening celebrating our son's birthday. Reservations are necessary. We will plan to return as often as we can.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience. Great food and service. Pelican hill at its finest as always.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    After arriving an Asian Lady walked us to our Table. The Table was on one of the open doors with high traffic and we requested another Table. Often waiting a few minutes she walked me to another Table. Again direct on another open door. I told her why are we getting another Table on an open Door and I showed her an empty Table beside the Door. She asked me to wait a few minutes and walked away. After waiting 10 to 15 minutes I walked to the reception. She saw me coming and walked to the Restroom. I still waited for her return. When she came out and saw me still standing there, she walked in the opposite direction and out of the Restaurant. I got approached by the Manager and he gave us the Table that i asked the lady beforehand. Two of our Friends are Black and I’m not sure if this has anything to do with it, but I’m wondering why she assigned us two times a Table at a high traffic door, when other Tables where available.

  36. ER

    ERICD

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    A belated birthday breakfast with family. Great food and scenery.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great customer service

  38. RY

    RyanY

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best sunset place in Orange County!

  39. LG

    LoveGoodFood

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Great food Service was really slow but attentive when he finally came to the table We had a reservation but we’re asked to wait for about 10 minutes The room was empty but there were several staff around Everything was perfect but slow service although well trained I have been there many times since it opened

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a very nice time here always

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 4.7 stars by 1851 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 47 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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