Eddie V’s – Wildfish – Newport Beach

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Seafood
Join us at Eddie V's and let the comfortably sophisticated environment set the tone for an exceptional dining experience. Choose from a varied selection of the finest seafood available, or indulge in our critically acclaimed prime center cut steaks, aged 28 days and broiled to perfection. Complement your meal with a selection from our wine menu — an award-wining list of more than 200 wines curated by our Advanced Sommelier. If a more relaxed experience is desired, visit our V Lounge where you can sip classic and creative cocktails, and experience “Eddie’s Hours”, our signature Happy Hour nightly. Planning an event? Our patio is the perfect place to host your next business outing or private party. Whatever the occasion, from a quiet weeknight dinner to a special private event, let us handle every detail. We'll do the work. You bask in the glory.
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Kick off 2020 with us, where remarkable evenings are what we do best. Join us for dinner. Stay for a roaring rest of the evening with a complimentary dessert bar and sparkling midnight toast. Flapper garb and pinstripes are optional but will definitely inspire the evening. Here's to living it up.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and consistent as always !!
Great seafood and amazing service.
Strongly recommend.

IH
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never fail you where food is concerned ! Great neighborhood gem.

T
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef's specials are completely worthy. The tuna tartar and calamari are awesome. The mashed potatoes were a bit salty from my taste but still very good.

OT
Orange County
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! Extended Happy Hour. Friendly staff!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

From cocktails (the Smoked Old Fashion a MUST!) to dessert (Bananas Foster....DROOL WORTHY) two thumbs up. And as far as the service goes, AMAZING!! All of the staff has shown exceptional customer service but LAURA is THEE BEST!! We cross our fingers and hope she’s there every time we go.

SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience overall was very pleasant, the service was excellent , the food was excellent. Definitely will be back.

FI
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

While the food and service was very good , the experience was ruined by the extremely cold temperature . I asked our waiter if something could be done about this but they was unable to meet our needs . There were many people with their coats on and the the table next to ours also remarked upon how uncomfortable this was.
This was a Thanksgiving meal making this even more disappointing We could not get out if there fast enough! ( I would hope this was not intentional)

SC
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Our meals were disappointing on Thanksgiving. We don't like the traditional turkey dinner and since Wildfish was offering their normal menu we were anxious to go there. I ordered the Salmon with maple/rye glaze which sounded good since salmon is one of my favorites. The glaze also made the sauce which was abundant and very, very sweet. It soaked the veggies and the side dish we ordered and really was quite awful. I didn't complain to the waiter who was very good because I didn't want it to look like we were looking for a comped meal. My husband ordered the shrimp oreganata which we've had numerous times before and liked but this dish was tasteless. Again, the service was very good especially for a busy holiday.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner

K
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Thanksgiving plate and service! Very much enjoyed!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seated on schedule. Very welcoming. Service was very good. Food was also very good

KS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing tasted fabulous. The service was excellent.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came for Thanksgiving, absolutely fantastic meal. This was our second holiday spent here and they do not disappoint. Absolutely recommend dining here if you haven’t been.

J
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 cheers for Manny. Super professional, knowledgeable, engaging and just the right amount. Of course, the food is always extraordinary. One of our very favorite places. See you again soon. Great place to spend Thanksgiving! Our third time in five years.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

AH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best night at Eddie v’s. The food was fantastic. We were so impressed with the service. Really added a special touch to our evening. We had the sole that was cooked perfectly.

e
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time walked in to the toilet we walked out we received excellent service. Jeremy is an excellent waiter. The food was great I would highly recommend Eddie V’s. We had a 5 star experience.

M
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience at Eddie V’s as always. From the appetizers to the entrees, everything was perfectly prepared. Our waiter Manny also did a great job in taking care of us and recommending a great bottle of wine. Can’t wait to go back.

m
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

j
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fabulous restaurant, food and cocktails. Only problem was that the service was very slow. That has not been the case on prior visits so it is possible they were unexpectedly short staffed.

CC
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christain was a fabulous waiter; food was wondrful.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. The food was great, but not excellent. We had the Seabass before and this time, it was okay. I asked the scallops to be prepared easy on the butter; however, it was drenched with butter (the butter was overworking).

b
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I've ever been to. Lets start with the food it was outstanding had every seafood dish on the menu. Second the drinks were on point and last but least the desert was just amazing the banana fosters was the finishing touch to the meal..
One thing I wanted to say about this restaurant that was truly outstanding was the service simply impeccable and incomparable. Brian is simply the best hands down. He went above and beyond to make sure our meal and night went beyond our expectations. Thank you Brian and thank you Eddie Vs...

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and our waiter was very friendly and helpful. Overall, a great night. Went here for my birthday and once we were seated, they gave me a rose. So nice ! Get the crab cake and the lobster bisque !

w
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really like Eddie V's. Although it was a slow start, we were seated about 15 minutes beyond our 730pm reservation time, which allowed to take in the bar scene for a bit. We shared 2 glasses of the deliciously refreshing 2018 Minuty Rose from Provence.

When we were seated, it seemed like we were seated in the children's section. However the kids we did happen to see and hear were asleep, snoring at their birthday table (8-10 years old maybe?) But, they were very well behaved when awake (or more like really tired). The 2 person booth we sat at was a little tight...absolutely no room to take off your jacket/sweater, nor place a handbag next to you.

Beyond these inconveniences, and social commentary observations, Eddie V's in Newport (as well as their affiliate in La Jolla) is one great restaurant serving up some luscious, decadent seafood options (and steaks/beef/other options), that were absolutely terrific. And they have an impressive line up of reasonable wines by the glass and bottle as well as a more discriminating Reserve list depending on your budget. It was an incredible dining experience: even the Caesar Salad was delicious that we split. We then skipped the appetizer to go to the main events: an impressive Chilean Sea Bass, Hong Kong style, in a light soy based sauce with ginger and spinach, the self-indulgent steamed King Crab claws indulgence, and the Stuffed Shrimp, w/crab, with a side dish of Crab stir-fried rice, all exceeded our Yum Factor of deliciousness. Incredible flavors and the portions did not disappoint. Paired it with a wonderfully refreshing and seafood friendly 2017 Viognier from Zotovich Vineyards SRH. Wow! We finished with the warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream, double espresso, and a Nonino Grappa Chardonnay Barriques.......a great finish.

Also wanted to send a special shout-out to Matt our waiter who patiently took us through the evening's wonderful dinner and overall dining experience. Thank you, Matt! Cheers!

FP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. This restaurant never disappoints

HP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent

U
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good, but really food used to be better!

VB
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Unfortunately, we were overcharged

LW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so lovely and so special for our anniversary! Thank you all for the tremendous service and delicious food!

CT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing! We had the sea bass, filet, Brussel sprouts and lobster mashed potatoes. Everything was perfectly cooked and just delish.

GH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time at this Eddie Vs. Many restaurants are hit and miss, good one time not so much the next. Eddie Vs is the exception. Excellent food each time and staff are well trained! Really enjoyed it each time. Try the lobster tacos for a starter. Wine list is good, prices are OK perhaps a little steep. That would be my only possible complaint. But overall really excellent.

f
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food quality not what we expected. We've been to this location before and to other Eddie V's across the country. There was no jumbo lump crab in the "jumbo lump crab cake" and the king crab legs were salty. We've had the jumbo lump crab cake at other Eddie V's, where there were large pieces of crab in the crab cake. This was literally minced crab meat. We notified our waiter who developed an attitude soon after. The manager came over and told us it was because we had the leftover preparations and the jumbo lump crab had already been mixed out. My friend was also given the smallest dish of butter imaginable for her crab. She also did not receive a smaller fork to help remove the crab meat from the shell. We will not be returning to this location, even though it is one of our favorite restaurants. A very disappointing evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Server was great. Butter cake was really good but food to price ratio was ok. We had the sea bass and steak. We had a spider crawl on our table before we even started dinner which was a bit strange for a fine dining restaurant. The crab cake was ok as well. My boyfriend and I have had crab cakes at other fine dining restaurants and we still prefer Ruth Chris.

FY
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. One of the best you will find in the area

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food and Manny our server was the best ever.

JL
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I have chosen Eddie V's Wildfish for our birthday and Christmas dinners with each other for 15 years now and it's almost unthinkable to go anywhere else. Besides being tradition, the food and service can't be beat. In all these years we've never had even a mediocre night. I've never known a restaurant (even the best) not ever to have an off-night, but it hasn't happened at Wildfish. Thank you!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic!

FD
Orange County
196 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Eddie V's is a mixed bag. We were there to celebrate a birthday. This was my first time, although not others in my party. It was so loud you could barely hear each other.

Food: The seafood dishes (scallops, blackened cod, salmon) were very good. They were, however, a bit overpriced for the portion. Accompaniments: Au gratin cheddar potatoes were terrible; very salty. The crab fried rice with mushrooms and scallions was disappointing as well; the rice was overdone.

Wait service: Good

Since this was a birthday, our guest was given bananas foster butter cake. It was his favorite, but not this one. It was sooooo sweet, he couldn't even finish it.

Bottom line: I do not recommend Eddie V's, I'm sorry to say.

F
Orange County
97 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience , seat at the outdoor patio and ask for Peter , he is the best of the best !

Thank you to all team !

Great , the best of the best in Newport Beach !