Lido Bottle Works

4.5
87 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
Keeping the ethos of local and sustainable as the foundation of Lido Bottle Works, this waterfront dining establishment pairs any one of its 15 rotating craft beers or 25 wine varietals with award-winning New
American cuisine . Sophisticated, yet casual and approachable, LBW is
an unexpected surprise with an ambiance only those who have visited can describe.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, Californian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; Thursday - Friday: 11:00 am - 12:00 am; Saturday::10:00 am - 12:00 am; Sunday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm;
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Phone number
(949) 529-2784
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Amy Lebrun
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Catering
See Above
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Via Lido
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Parking details
Metered Street Parking/Valet/Residential
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Public transit
Balboa Peninsula Shuttle/ Lido Marina Village
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Entertainment
Eclectic Background Music
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 87 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

They were a bit short staffed; waiter did a great job considering. Food was excellent and nicely balanced in flavors.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

It was my birthday and me and my girlfriends had a reservation and that sat us in the way back. I felt like we were in the kitchen. We asked to be re seated out on the patio and there was no place they could put us. It was disappointing to pay waterfront prices on the ok food while not even
Seeing the water. It also wreaked of fish. I get we are on the water but it smelled in the restaurant. I won’t be coming back. As we walked back to the car we saw the other two restaurants atmosphere looking much better and wished we went there instead.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was a spectacular restaurant for my birthday dinner! Fantastic, creative food and wonderful service! Great wine and beer selection too!

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

The spot is cute, the ambiance is great, the food was amazing, but the service was very sub par. We had a reservation and couldnt find anyone attending to the front of the house. The service took forever. Our drink order was not taken for at least 10 minutes and the wait for our food order was quite a bit longer. We got no questions from the waiter - "Is this your first time?", "Do you have questions on the menu?" and he couldnt recommend anything. They weren't that busy and there was only one waiter and he checked on us once - we ordered another drink - which he forgot about. At the completion of our meal he didnt offer a togo box. When I spend a little more money, I just expect more attention and more pride in their restaurant and menu.

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Very noisy! If you are seated near the back, be prepared to have all kinds of people browsing through the beer and wine fridge, about 6 inches from your table while screaming over the music etc..

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great little place definitely worth a visit. Great staff too...

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We have always enjoyed this restaurant although this last time dining the food was really tasteless

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1.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Everything was great except bartender decided to save all bar seats for his friends- which turned into feeling like being at a Mutt Lynches party... we don’t come to lido to feel like we are at some noisy college bar.

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1.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Huge disappointment. Had been looking forward to trying this spot. Walked up to reception. One table of 2 was seated on patio at 6pm. The entire restaurant and patio were empty. Quiet Tuesday night. Said we have reservation would love to be on patio. She said I’m sorry I have a party coming in. 2 girls came in seconds behind us with no reservations and asked for patio and were seated there. We left our table and walked down to Zinque which was packed but the hostess offered (without being asked) “I can seat you on patio but need to turn table in 2 hours” we were thrilled. Had a fabulous experience at Zinque - food and service. But we’ve been there a bunch and weren’t surprised. Bummer about lido Bottle Works. Only have one star on review because we had to give something

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

The Bottle Works is just fun no matter where you sit! The menu is eclectic and the small plates quickly add up to a delicious meal, the wine and beer selection is robust and the staff is just the right mix of friendly and knowledgable.
we have sat at the bar, on the patio, and in the dining area and have had a great experience every time, and the public boat dock makes it convenient to pile into the Duffy and buzz over last-minute, even on the weekend!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

we had a great time!

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1.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We had a reservation and they sat us in the back by the kitchen under an air vent. No view. How can you even put a table there??!! Insulting. So we left.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great food, Great drinks, perfect outdoor atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Nice ambience, great food, good service, and live music was enjoyable, but cocktail drink could have been more tasteful.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great food, great service. Love the atmosphere and personal attention. Pork belly buns were awesome!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great date night spot. Small space, but utilized well, both indoor and outdoor, was perfect for a summer night. Service was attentive, food was VERY good! Disappointed that they had run out of the fresh fish special of the night, but our reservation wasn't until 9 pm. The iberico secreto was amazing! Was a very good experience! We will be returning.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The food and service was great, but we had a reservation at 8pm and were not seated till about 8:40! We were starving by the time we got in.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Our server was a wonderful guy, paid attention to detail and his recommendations were on point. However, this is not a restaurant that stands out, it's just ok.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Our experience was amazing! Enjoyed trying different plates and being able to share with our party of 4. Great view. Staff is amazing and welcoming. Never felt rushed even though we were the last guests there at 11 pm. Thank you Lido Bottle Works!!!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

This is one of our favorite places in Newport Beach. So good!!

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

It was wonderful! I love the Bolognese sauce they use! It’s delicious!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Mean was fantastic and we had an awesome server..I believe his name was J.T or T.J. ..it was an initial... he recommended a splendid orange beer which was perfect. Outstanding luncheon

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

This place was great! Awesome location, delicious brunch menu. Good drink list—but only beer and wine, no hard liquor. The cold salmon avocado toast was amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great environment and the staff are amazing and accommodating!

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Food comes out really fast but most of it was cold.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

We love this place! Creative menu, on the bay with a great view, open to the outside (some patio seating), friendly locals, fish bought that morning from the local Dory fleet...there's nothing not to like.

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Super nice staff, great ambiance! Food varied. It was a birthday dinner and 5 of us dining. We ordered several plates to share. This is the consensus: short rib balls some loved, 2 said just ok. Cebiche (aka ceviche): VERY bland and boring. Steak frites: amazing! Burata dish: had a lot going on, but delicious! Can’t remember the other dish. Wines were excellent. We were unpleasantly surprised that they didn’t bring a little sweet bite for the birthday girl at the end. So....We went to Lido House’s Captain’s table for wine and dessert:)

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Had a great brunch with friends this weekend. We sat on the patio with a view of the harbor. Our waitress London was super attentive and gave great recommendations for food and beers! The food was great, everyone enjoyed their meals.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We were there with friends, and sat outside. I'm glad because it was so noisy inside that we wouldn't have been able to have a conversation. Food and drinks were delicious, and service was excellent.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We had a reservation for 8pm but they had no tables available, waited 40 min.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Fabulous food and service. We had wanted to sit inside but there was a live musician which we were excited about but apparently he couldn’t turn down his speaker. The noise level was bad as it’s a small restaurant inside. So we sat outside and noise level was better there. Our server, London, was great, very professional and accommodating. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Great dinner for anniversary. Service was awesome!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our restaurant crush! Go tapas style fo get the full effect.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great location, great service and a great food! Everything we ordered and were recommended was amazing!

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

First time here. We grazed on appetizers which were are great, and shared beers. Service was spot-on. Only suggestion would be a full bar. We will be back.

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2.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Ordered meatball small plate - they arrived room temperature not heated. For an entrée we had the Dory catch - very good - and the Steak Frites which was ordered medium rare and was served medium well. Their solution was to delete the cost of the meatballs and the corkage fee for the bottle of wine we brought.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Cute and cozy lil spot. Foods great and the locations perfect for a nice walk along the waterfront. I recommend for a date.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Nice little place along the water in Lido. Good place to share plates; we try several in our group and enjoyed most, tuna tartar was outstanding. Looking forward to coming for brunch.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Really great charcuterie. We had two plates. Margarita was good.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This is a small place but has a great view of the water. We went during the boat show and due to the nature of it being very busy our service slightly suffered. For food, I would recommend their bao buns. Totally random on their menu but worthy of ordering two orders!

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