Gratitude - Newport Beach

4.6
438 reviews
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Vegan
Gratitude is a collection of 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

What 438 People Are Saying
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London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the dinner!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Didn’t know what to expect . My GF had been there before and was looking forward to a lunch .

Food was just OK . My order was not too tasty , and her order was missing a key ingredient or add on side she had asked for .

They realized the mistake and comp it .

Overall it was underwhelming experience ...

My GF was very disappointed as well ...

So I don’t think we will return .

Oh well .

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Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love GRATITUDE. Finally a restaurant that created a beautiful spot in what has been several awkward ones over the years. FABULOUS drinks and food and service and ambience.

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HF
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I like the food. I wish they wouldn't use sugar and wheat flour. Why not sweeten with dates? Mainly I feel cafe Gratitude is over priced for the amount of food they serve.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was very nice, our server patiently explained the selections. The food exceeded expectations. The cocktails were rather small for $14, but 2 were the special with lavender and we thought delicious, but my husband did not like his - a bourbon and ginger beer with lemon- a simple classic came to the table looking like a tropical drink, and he said didn’t taste as expected (ok but not great). We will return and further explore the menu.

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food if you are a vegan you are in heaven. Bolognese pasta was excellent, Dahl rice bowl was delish. Parking is difficult

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g
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I came to Gratitude for brunch after a tough workout. We were seated promptly and had our much needed water immediately. The server was attentive and gave great recommendations, allowed us space to chat and deliberate our options, and didn’t mind our last add ons. The food was great, my fiancé was so impressed with his pancakes that he wants to make Gratitude a more regular rotation in our dining out spots! I loved my plate which was a take on eggs benedict. We didn’t feel rushed or like we were waiting forever on our food. We’ll be back!

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M
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor seating, great ambiance, not too much traffic noise. Cocktails were good. Food came out enough time after receiving our drinks to be able to enjoy them. Food was delicious!

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JH
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Never had tried the Benedict before. Loved the hollandaise! The bbq sauce was overkill and the bun or muffin on the bottom, however traditional, was unnecessary filler. Enjoyed my ayurvedic latte so much! GT’s Bloom flavor was nice. In general I prefer, JenEric Jun kombucha, and they’re a local OC kombucha company.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience and deliciousness! Friendly people who are excited to have you there. ♡

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J
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The ambience of this place is amazing! We could spend happy time on Saturday.

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G
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious. Really impressive food.

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WL
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a new vegetarian this was a great experience. Everything was delicious, the service impeccable and the ambiance new and fresh. Def going to be in our regular rotation. 🙏🏻💕🌈

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Cool place. Awesome to be able to go to a restaurant and not worry about whether something is vegan or not. Great service.

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Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

For Vegans this is a nice fancy food option, but many dishes are not well enough seasoned for my taste, and the service was friendly, but less attentive than I like. The buffalo cauliflower was great, though, and the Caesar wrap was also very good. The dishes are all very beautiful to look at, too

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CS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Gratitude was a full sensory experience. Not only was the food excellent, but the service was phenomenal. We were welcomed by the sweetest server who asked us the question of the day which was “what is wonderful in your life?” The meal was fab and ambiance was even more fab. Highly recommend.

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s
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

I don’t think you get a lot for the price. I felt the previous menu has much better selections . The server took forever and we didn’t see her the entire meal. I really appreciated the male host at the door however. He seemed to be the most professional and timely .

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AD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

My husband loves the Venice restaurant, so we decided to give this location a try for a brunch date.

From the moment went walked in and, after a few awkward moments decided to say hello to the hosts standing at the welcome area (because they failed to do so even after noticing we were there), the experience was sort of ruined.

It was a gorgeous morning, the patio had tons and tons of room, and yet the hostess tried to seat us inside. When I asked to move outside instead, she looked at the open tables for a good long minute before saying a hesitant yes.
Now, I get that they may have tables prepped for incoming reservations, but when oodles of tables are open and we also have a reservation - come on.

We enjoyed our food, our server was nice enough, but overall the whole tone that was disappointing and underwhelming.

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Q
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely my favorite vegan restaurant

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JL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love the place. I’d recommend the yam dish and the flat bread pizza. They are delicious and I had to order a second dish of the yams because the tahini sauce is from another world. It is one of my favorite plates. Let’s talk about drinks. They have a variety of different options but the matcha latte is very well prepared. Must try location.

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C
Los Angeles
326 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food had no taste......need to change chefs
Vegan is okay but have some taste to the food

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will be going back often! Wish they offered cooking classes!

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F
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, creative and healthy. Feel good about what you eat. A friendly staff. I look forward to every visit.

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KD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My food was lukewarm when it arrived, but it was still tasty. I just would have preferred it to be hot.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

International women’s day

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food!
Wine unfriendly, corkage fee 25! Unreasonable!

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Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The dinner menu here is disappointing because it is carb heavy and nutritious vegetable deficient. I will be back for lunch but not for dinner.

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h
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and service. We got the magical burger and it was delicious and felt light and healthy!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

This place is all hype and that's about it! Terrible service, bland food that was not tasty at all, and over-priced. Would not recommend at all.

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Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

If you have adopted the plant based diet revolution, this is your spot. Delicious, innovative food well presented. Totally satisfied our ‘less enlightened ‘ friends too :) We we’re visiting Newport Beach and ended up going two nights in a row. Every dish was superb. Service is Cali casual aka for out of towners a little too casual. Ambiance is wonderful, beautiful, clean contemporary design.

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AY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Beautiful, fresh & delicious food as always however terrible service from a waitress named, Meadow.

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DK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience is lovely but it was so loud in the restaurant is was unpleasant.
The food was very good.
Our biggest issue though was the cost of the drinks. Tiny glasses for $16. That actually will keep us from coming back. A large drink for that price is fun, this, really made our entire group annoyed.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

GRATITUDE USED TO BE MY FAVORITE VEGAN RESTAURANT, AS A VEGAN ITS HARD TO FIND FULL VEGAN RESTAURANTS AS NICE AS THIS ONE WITH A LOT OF OPTIONS, UNFORTUNATELY, GRATITUDE HAD CHANGED THEIR MENU AND DISCONTINUED ABOUT 70% OF THEIR CHOICES, THERE IS A VERY SMALL MENU - NOT MANY OPTIONS. I MISS THE OLD MENU! :(

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine Day

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gratitude was great I can’t wait to go back. I most definitely will share my experience with everyone that is looking for a lovely evening out or just a great vegan restaurant.

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FO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Too little food in the entrée. I felt the entrees had less food than the appetizers (ravioli)

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LP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was not good at all, the server was so rude and not welcoming. We all were very nice to him and he continued to be very unprofessional, he definitely does not believe in gratitude :(

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JC
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Francesca, our waitress, was awesome. As always the restaurant is far too noisy. This was the opinion of all our party of 6. Some old favorites have disappeared from the menu unfortunately.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fun

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AH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

New menu items exceeded expectations!!! So delicious :0)

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