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Louie's by the Bay, Newport Beach, CA
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Louie's by the Bay

4.8
4.8
968 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Louie’s by the Bay is a modern Italian steakhouse located on the waterfront along picturesque Mariners Mile in Newport Beach. With a 180-degree view of Newport Bay, a warm elegant design, and exceptional service, Louie's brings an unparalleled dining experience to Newport Beach. The restaurant is the latest addition from Ron Salisbury of El Cholo and The Cannery. The menu features authentic charcuterie and antipasti, unique pastas, prime steaks and chops, classic Italian desserts, and a truly exceptional wine list. Open for dinner nightly, with a lively and late-night cocktail scene.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Steakhouse, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 720-1800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking. The fee is $7.00.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 968 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CD

    CarleenD

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Halibut special was the best I have ever had!!!
  2. JC

    JCMV

    Orange County

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food (Chicken Parmigiana and Crispy Lasagna) and good service. cozy ambiance.
  3. KG

    KeithG

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top tier menu, excellent food with right sized portions, and great service. Our meal was a 10/10. Shout out to our server Everett for a great job.
  4. GW

    GWal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, amazing food. Would definitely come back!
  5. m

    marcellew

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, food, and staff. I would recommend this restaurant !
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite places to dine. Jordan is fabulous upfront. Alan gives great service and recommendations. We love it and come back with our friends all the time.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andy was amazing!!! Beautiful restaurant, great food but his service really set our experience over the top!
  8. L

    Lucca

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view, delicious food and lots of kind. The perfect place for a magic moment!
  9. SB

    StefanB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We found the food at Louie's to be good, but not outstanding. I got the chicken parmigiano, which frankly my wife makes better, and she got the filet, which she thoroughly enjoyed. The service was excellent, and thanks to making the reservation on Open Table, they knew it was my birthday, even though I never said anything! I think perhaps that's why they gave us a good table with a nice view of the bay. It's a little pricey, but you're paying for that view, for the address, for the prestige. We would definitely go back.
  10. CD

    CDMdiners

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food choices and our meals were excellent. The service was great and the views of the bay add to the relaxation.
  11. D

    Desireeinps

    Palm Springs

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here for Michelle she is always fantastic, but the food is delicious also. Perfectly cooked New York and Cacio e Pepe for dinner. Spumoni for dessert. Look forward to the next time.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful table by the window
  13. D

    David

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Andy was absolutely amazing and the food was delicious!
  14. TV

    TheVickFamily

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for New Years Eve Dinner. Our waiter was Andy. He was the best waiter we have ever had. Thank you for a memoriable evening. We will be back.
  15. AH

    AshleyH

    County Durham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Meatball appetizer was amazing. Lively but moody atmosphere. Would absolutely return.
  16. M

    Marcus

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice indoor window seat by the bay view was wonderful as was the service. Food was paced nicely and was very good but menu is a limited number of items. Enjoyed our dinner experience and will return some time.
  17. 7

    72of500

    Los Angeles

    147 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sword fish and chopped salad were both great. Excellent service as always.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Our waitress made the night. She was very friendly and helpful. She went above and beyond to make our meal special. I look forward to our next trip so we can go back to Louie’s.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday
  20. g

    grncard

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went Christmas eve and the restaurant was busy. Service was exceptional and friendly. We ordered meatballs, salad and shared a pasta dish with a nice bottle of wine. The Chappelet wine was an great value and was delicious. Food was well prepared and delicious. Overall ambience was warm, friendly and cozy. Had a seat near the water which added to the evening. Overall, a great evening.
  21. GZ

    GlennZ

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saw this on TV said we must try this place and glad we did is worth it.
  22. GG

    GregG

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice dinner before going out to a Christmas Eve party
  23. JS

    JeanS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, view and service!! Best linguine with clams I have ever had! Go early to catch the sunset at Newport harbor.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed dining here!! It was for our anniversary, and it was so sweet when our generous server, Jasmine, said “Happy Anniversary” at first. I wasn’t expecting to be seated outside by the view because all those view seats were out when we reserved. However, we were seated outside and it was so pretty and quite (compare to inside). Jasmine was so sweet and she was truly genuine all the time. I would def visit next time!! Truly recommend the fried crab appetizer, charcuterie (“gelato”, prosciutto, and the cheese), and the tiramisu.
  25. JL

    JennyL

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andy is awesome! This is the second time he was our waiter and we just love him! He makes you feel like you’re an old friend. Highly recommend this place for the food and views, and if you go be sure to ask to be seated in Andy’s section
  26. F

    Fernando

    Orange County

    308 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    308 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! The best of the best restaurant in Newport Beach Chef Jessica and Chef Cesar are the best chefs in all California. Highly recommended
  27. MC

    MoniqueC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday it was delicious and service was great
  28. y

    yummyforthetummy

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Setting is so nice with boats going by decorated for Christmas. Food was excellent-short ribs fork-tender. Andy, our server, was exceptional. Catered to our needs, accommodating !
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a holiday girls night out with close friends! Had a wonderful time and loved everything about Louie’s!
  30. FN

    FancyNancy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    Loved the location and view. Our quiche was recommended by the waiter , however the egg portion was undercooked and the crust was way overcooked.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jasmine was a wonderful server and the food was delicious!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome!! Ron and his staff are second to none!!
  33. PH

    PamH

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good and our server was excellent. But the homemade cannoli was awful. Wish we would have ordered a different dessert.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jasmine was awesome
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food especially the charcuterie board. Highly recommend the trio of prosciutto, salami and Parmesan gelato
  36. F

    Fernando

    Orange County

    308 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    308 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best of the best restaurant in Newport Beach. Ask for the Chef Cesar, the best chef in all California! Everything is delicious! Highly highly addictive and recommended.
  37. s

    sheilam

    Orange County

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thanksgiving Day so we did expect things to be a bit “off”. As it was, we had a lovely meal with very nice service. Unfortunately the woman at the next table took it upon herself to get up and approach our table (probably all of the alcohol she drank). She began to berate me for my opinion on the killing of wild animals. Told her it was none of her business but had a tough time getting her to leave. Not fun at all. Perhaps the waiter could have done something. Kinda put a damper on our fun time.
  38. F

    Foodlover

    Jackson Hole

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect.
  39. C

    Craig1

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just my dad and I for Thanksgiving dinner. Every thing was perfect. Service, food, setting couldn’t have been better. My biggest concern is usually loudness, when you can’t hold a normal conversation it really gets hard for us but it was no issue at all here. We will definitely be coming back for regular dining.
  40. GC

    GeorgiaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very good thanksgiving dinner and even though it was just 2 of us we had a great time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Louie's by the Bay using the Order Online button. Louie's by the Bay also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 720-1800.

Louie's by the Bay is rated 4.8 stars by 968 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Louie's by the Bay

2801 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Steakhouse, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking. The fee is $7.00.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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