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Louie's by the Bay, Newport Beach, CA

Louie's by the Bay

4.8
4.8
1241 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. A presto!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 1,241 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Best Ambiance

  • South Orange County

    Best Ambiance

  • South Orange County

    Good for special occasions

1,241 Reviews
  1. GaryW

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic. Jasmine was so wonderful as our server. Next time want a table by the water inside

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  2. KriegR

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Sarah May our server excepional customer service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience it was to dine at Louie’s by the bay. Food and service was exceptional!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner experience! Loved the vibe and food, service was great!! Recommend

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  5. Benson

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and ambience were all top notch. We will be back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time they were super cool with us being 15 min late coming from Beverly Hills

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect Valentine’s day date… amazing food and service

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Made a reservation months ago for 6 and they tried to sit us on the bar area at a high top. They said I should have requested the dining room. This is an ocean front property. They should have asked me if the bar was ok before they tried to put us there. The bar is loud and not comfortable. If you make a reservation on line it should be for a table in dining, they should have this as an option on their reservations for bar top only. Why is this my fault?

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  9. Eddie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect restaurant for special occasions. Beautiful very of the Newport marina

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    valentine’s/bday dinner. we chose the 3 course set menu. The appetizer of shrimp cocktail was fresh and delicious as was the lobster ravioli. However the main course of chilean sea bass was average. We probably should have done ala carte. The ambience and service were very good! As was the hostess and greeting. I would go back.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine’s Day dinner at Louie’s by the Bay in Newport Beach was a truly enchanting experience, courtesy of @justsoldagent. From the moment we arrived, the ambiance set a romantic and elegant tone, with a perfect blend of sophistication and warmth that Louie’s is renowned for. The Italian-American cuisine was a delightful journey of flavors, with each dish artfully prepared and presented. The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the exquisite steak, cooked to perfection, and the accompanying wine selection that elevated the meal to a new level of indulgence. The attentive and professional service added to the evening’s charm, ensuring every moment was memorable. The picturesque views of Newport Beach provided a stunning backdrop, making the evening not just a dinner, but a truly special experience. It’s a night that will be cherished and remembered, all thanks to the exceptional quality and atmosphere at Louie’s by the Bay.

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  12. Geri

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter louie was fabulous & the service was above & beyond

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our food .. swordfish and also the linguine with clams.. service once they approached was ok… Your hostess at the front desk was great..she directed us to a booth upon request.. she is a keeper

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  14. ChrisV

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great place. I plan on going there repeatedly.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for brunch! It was absolutely beautiful out on the water, and the food was amazing! The service could not have been better . Great experience for brunch!

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  16. LauraS

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great. Food was just a little off. No terrible but could and should have been better.

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  17. GaryW

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So great. Everything was so fantastic that is why we booked again for next week Valentine’s Day

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  18. ScottC

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and service. I'd highly recommend for a romantic evening or business meeting.

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  19. ObanR

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food a very pleasent server , Jackie. We had a guest in from the midwest and he really enjoyed his meal

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful time there with my family. Amazing food and atmosphere. Friendly staff and great hospitality. Thank you :)

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  21. Fernando

    Orange County

    388 reviews

    5.0

    388 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Chef in Newport Beach, Delicious food and excellent service from all staff. Caesar the chef is the best of the best! Ask him for a special desserts, you will love it!

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  22. KarrieG

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charbroiled steak was among the best steak I’ve ever had if they just added some finishing salt at the end I would have died and went to heaven! Onion rings were amazing! Drinks were fresh and delicious! Value for your money for a great date night or friends night out! Will go back again but I’ll bring my own finishing salt 😆

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would love to give it 5 stars but the wedge salad was awful. They cut a half wedge of iceberg lettuce that was hard and tough to cut. Ok flavor but too little dressing. Had to hunt to find the blue cheese. Also they never asked if we wanted ground black pepper and no pepper on the table as a back up either. Chicken parm was very good with the cacio de Pepe.

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  24. NickyG

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is truly an amazing place. The Italian was authentic, and I wish the night didn’t have to end!

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  25. Blaze

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful view from the patio. Great, attentive wait staff and great steak! Highly recommend.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. The restaurant is beautifully done. The view superior. We thought for the quality of food the value was there. We can recommend it highly. 

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  27. SusanB

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish was good but Brussel sprouts were undercooked and bland

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  28. LeAnneS

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was lovely. The server was so helpful and attentive.

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  29. NancyV

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jasmine is the best! We love Louie’s, especially the delicious charcuterie board.

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  30. JamesB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Louie"s but won't be our last. Everything from the greeting at the door until we left was excellent. Gil our waiter was very personable and helpful in making selections. The attention from the the server to the busboy was more than one would expect. The view was outstanding. Can't wait to go back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my Best Dinner Dates Ever !! Service was Great Atmosphere was Amazing as for The Delicious

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  32. Number43

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WE LOVE LOUIE'S!!! We recommend this outstanding restaurant to everyone :)

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  33. Lisa

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was not very good. Forgot a lot of things. No pepper without asking for salads. Not very friendly. Had to ask for things. Food was good still so I will come back again

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  34. JCMV

    Orange County

    87 reviews

    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, drinks and service. Great location / Setting

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  35. Rcsocal

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Third time there and probably the last. Server seemed like we were bothering her being there. Food was mediocre for the price point. A week earlier ordered more salads and starters before our entrees, at Marche Moderne, and got amazing quality for the same price. Great cocktails though.

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  36. TonyA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dishes, wine and ambiance. Plan to return again

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  37. sandrap

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal on New Year’s Eve. Our service was exceptional.

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  38. VictoriaH

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience and was perfect for a lovely New Year’s Eve experience.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had such a great New Year’s Eve dinner! Loved everything <3

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  40. mikea

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. 5 star!

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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 1241 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 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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