Gratitude - Newport Beach

4.7
386 reviews
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Vegan
Gratitude is a collection of 100% organic plant-based restaurants specializing in gourmet cuisines. We strive to create a menu and environment that supports health and sustainability for both our community and the planet. We practice business through a term we call “Sacred Commerce”, where we provide inspired service, honest and transparent communication, and express gratitude for the richness of our lives.We select the finest organic ingredients to honor the earth and ourselves, as we are one and the same. We support local farmers, sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly products. Our food is prepared with love. We invite you to step inside and enjoy being someone that chooses: loving your life, adoring yourself, accepting the world, being generous and grateful every day, and experiencing being provided for. Have fun and enjoy being nourished. Welcome to Gratitude!

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Sun 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 3:00PM - 6:00PM

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A
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good.

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M
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this restaurant. Every dish has so much flavor.

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LJ
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Café Gratitude. Very reliable and delicious food. I love that they’re vegan and gluten-free options taste amazing. The service was excellent and the ambience very pleasant.

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SD
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great for GF, DF... and tree nut free!!!! They have a nut free menu🙌
Cute patio... super friendly and patient server as we acclimated to the menu. The only bummer was our coffee- a mocha and latte were warmish instead of hot and we were outside on the patio on a chilly day. We Would go back... for sure- kids loved it too!!! And they have a to go service that looks user friendly... sweet treat options that are so rarely vegan and GF!!! Also their signature cocktails look amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my Grandmother for a birthday brunch. It was her first time dining at a vegan restaurant and she loved it. I thought everything was delicious. Will come again!

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OT
Orange County
125 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I am so very disappointed with Gratitude. Service???What service. We ordered salads for lunch which took over an hour to get even after we asked our server several times about our order. My daughter's salad was not good at all and mine was very average. How bad was the experience?? The manager gave us a discont on our bill. A nice gesture, however I would have rather have paid full price for a great lunch with great service.
Pass on Gratitude

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M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was great, food, atmosphere, service, until my coffee came. Added the almond milk into my coffee the temp dropped to lukewarm.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was ok with my food but my sweet potato was not cooked all the way. But their broccoli soup was amazing 😉

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HF
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

If you like eating vegan food this is the place! Great service and good food. Friendly staff. Music was too loud.

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C
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Gratitude used to have a nice menu. Now, they have tried to become more "UP SCALE" and have breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menus.

We were there at noon on a Saturday and couldn't order from the "LUNCH" menu. Lunch at this place on Saturday and Sunday starts at, 4:00 PM... and we were there at noon... hmmm...

There's been a radical transformation at this facility and it's not for the better!

I don't suspect I'll be returning. Our server was less than efficient. I had the definite perception they were more interested in the tip than the service they provided.

For being a "VEGAN" place, they sure seem to want to peddle a lot of alcohol.

I won't be returning and this was a place we used to frequent regularly.

So long Gratitude!

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TD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My first time here. Food and service were great. Nice to have valet parking. I will return.

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PC
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was great, and the service was good. It would have been nice if they give you plates for the appetizer without asking for it but other than that, it was a great experience eating vegan food.

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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great vegan options, lovely ambiance, and great service

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SA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New dinner menu. The manager Ryan took great care of us. Best service

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C
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been there more n' once... we'll be going back and we've told others about Gratitude

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual. We were celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary. This place is easily my favorite restaurant

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C
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I've been with a friend of mine here a few times... it's always good and the staff is always accommodating. So far to date, the server has always ask if there's any food allergies.
Would I go back, you bet..

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C
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here several times. Surprisingly good.

A bit pricy, but hey, it is Nudeport Beach after all 🙄

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A
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummm Taco Tuesday

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lily our waitress is fabulous.... thank you for the wonderful service and recommendations on all of our meals!

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DI
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Very accommodating and will slyer if you are on a special diet and have cancer. Gratitude truly cares about its customers! I’m always pleased with my experience at Gratitude! Thank you!

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C
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We initially found Gratitude because we are in the throws of changing our previous lifestyle of consuming literally anything placed in front of us to a very healthy diet with the hopes of fighting cancer. The menu is creative and fun. Reading the ingredients on the menu for the dish makes one wonder what it's going to taste like when you eat it. Thus far, (one of us is experimental and the other tests the waters by testing my plate to determine if they'd order it in the future or if they will eat their stand-by favorite.) Collectively, we've tried all the drinks and found all but one surprisingly palatable. They offer inside and outside tables. The inside tables are surrounded with very hard surfaces which increases the decibel level as other diners arrive. We've never eaten outside so I can't review that area. If you're seeking a private, quiet, place where you can talk softly across the table, dining inside may not be the best choice, but outside may be better. The food is very good. As for price, well, it's in Newport Beach after all, so it's more upscale than it might otherwise be. Our usual fair (for 2) is about $70-$80. The servers, for the most part seem to really know the menu and are capable of describing the dishes very well. If you have food allergies or simply foods you prefer to avoid for any reason, Gratitude will work to accommodate you. Would I recommend this to anyone yes. I might hesitate to suggest this to a hard core carnivore whom insists on consuming some form of animal tissue and or dairy products at nearly every meal without cautioning them I've never found anything with dairy or animal products (there may be something from the bar but I don't know.) We've enjoyed the food at Gratitude several times since we've discovered the place and will certainly return.

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BP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Gratitude is a beautiful restaurant. I feel good eating here. Menu options are stellar and delicious. Service is outstanding.

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PM
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Not impressed. The pizza for kids should still look like pizza. So bad I didn’t even want to try something else for my kids. Also, my husband eats everything and didn’t want it nor like it once he tried it. I got the tempeh wrap which was the best thing on the menu. I won’t be back

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my wife out and lucked up on a quiet easy night. We got a tucked away booth in the corner, which I appreciated and our charming, bearded server was knowledgeable and patient. He entertained our shenanigans and convinced me to try the best strawberry shortcake desert I’ve had in ages. Everything was delicious and prompt. Beautiful night.

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Gratitude. The service was excellent. Food is always perfect. Can’t wait to go back.

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JY
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gratitude provides a comfortable setting for any type of occasion. The food has integrity and great taste, the service is on point, efficient, very knowledgeable of the menu (very helpful too with young ones) and the atmosphere at this particular location, where not on the water with a view, is stylish, and lends itself to being a go to spot for a very pleasant dining experience overall. I have recommended it to all of my "foodie" friends, especially those who are eco/food to table supportive. I think they could add a few more tapas like items to the menu and really knock it out of the park.

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AH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food every time!! The menu is interesting and has something for everyone. Besides being a vegan restaurant my favorite thing about Cafe Gratitude is that they have HEALTHY plant based options so I don’t feel guilty about splurging. They also have things like nachos if your feeling naughty or have wiggle room in your pants ;0)

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JS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am not vegan, but I have other dietary restrictions (no gluten, no dairy). The servers are knowledgeable about the menu items and are flexible in working with you to modify the food however you need. The food is so fresh, and it tastes delicious. Many of our friends enjoy this restaurant as well who are not vegan. Nearly everything on the menu is gluten free, but the few items on the menu that have gluten are noted accordingly. The ambiance is nice, especially on the patio. The only downfall is the view from the patio, which is a parking lot. However, the restaurant does a nice job of distracting from that.

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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The buffalo cauliflower is just steamed cauliflower with hot sauce dripped on it ... very uninspired and disappointing. The double burger was bland. The only tasty item I had was the fries. i

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NH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We will be at Cafe Gratitude again! The food was yummy! I am Sharing (Nachos) were superb! This was such a different place for us to go for a date and for our vegan cuisine. Good happy hour selection too.

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JC
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Buffalo cauliflower, nachos, and Mediterranean plate are delish! Drinks are great too - full bar!

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DL
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant! I live on Maui and when I am in OC I always make it a point to enjoy a meal here! The food is fabulous and the staff is really fun! Thank you Gratitude for making another trip to the mainland from Hawaii a memorable one!

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s
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great except for the dogs in the dining area. My husband is allergic and ended up with major symptoms from our time there.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was cold but plate was hot. So it had been sitting under the heat lamp for awhile. Ordered hot tea and they never refilled my hot water

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We had one plate that had hair, more than one, in the food.

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L
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebrating a birthday. It was a nice night. They have the birthday boy a free dessert of choice!

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p
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! So glad we went wish there was Gratutude closer to us in NorCal!

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DW
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always appreciate a fully plant-based menu. It's welcoming to be able to order anything on the menu and know it is vegan. The food was delicious, original and satisfying, as well as pleasing to the eye. Fun outdoor atmosphere and great waitstaff. Delicious drink.

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k
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe gratitude sets the standard for the future of restaurants in my opinion. Organic, plant based healthy menu that still tastes great. Space is really nice and service was great. Definitely will be back!

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