Marty's On Newport

3.8
74 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Marty’s on Newport is an intimate entertainment venue, bar, and diner.

With top notch national acts in a small setting and a classic diner menu, entertainment is now a complete experience. Music schedule and ticket purchases can be found at www.martysonnewport.com

We look forward to bringing you shows that even we thought were impossible to see in a venue like this.

Marty’s on Newport, a new California Classic.
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RF
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place is closed with no notice. You guys blow for not catching that.

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ES
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Marty's on Newport is closed for renovations. How I was able to make a reservation on OpenTable makes no sense to me. Upon arriving at Marty's I was told the shows are now at La Santa in Santa Ana. Good thing I was early and was able to find a place to dine nearby. The venue (La Santa in Santa Ana) is standing room only and the clientele was quite rude. Drinks were spilled all over the floor. You need to take Marty's off your OpenTable

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LA
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

not what i expected. Brenton Wood was awesome but it was too small too crowded

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N
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I called a couple days before up until the day of the concert as I had a couple questions and no answer. I went on their website days before and the day of the concert, and not once did it mentioned this establishment being closed! Closed as in, NO CONCERTS ALLOWED!! This happened on 2/22/19. Very disappointed. Even Open Table allowed table reservations. They shouldn't!

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KA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The concert that we were supposed to go to was cancelled and moved to La Santa in Santa Ana.

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

Good vibe. Good music. But dirty. Reserved a booth and got there and no booths left. Was looking forward to a good meal as well, but menu was very limited. No steaks listed like their pictures show.

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CL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff is super friendly and fast. Love the burgers (would enjoy a chicken burger alternative also). Books a variety of shows and keeps the pricing reasonable.

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

Great service and good food- a fun evening with friends.

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We were pleased, but stage could be raised. To hard to see the band.

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

Awesome Band! Great people! Nice, attentive & skilled bartenders. Fun Night!

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EB
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic time. I was worried based on online reviews but it couldn’t have gone any better. Not sure who my waitress was but she was perfect.

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TC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last night i went to Marty's for the first time and was a little skeptical after reading some of the bad reviews. I thought where the heck will I park so I don't get towed. When we arrived there was plenty of Parking. We got a spot right in front of the door! I had made a reservation for a table ofor early access at 7:30 and at 7:30 they let us in. Since we were a party of 2 our seat was at the bar. I asked the very friendly and helpful bar tender Monica where would be the best seat to watch The concert. She couldn't of been more helpful. Also the other female who was bartending was just as friendly and helpful. We had about 5 drinks that were made very well with the perfect amount of alcohol and 2 single burgers hat were delicious. The bartenders including 1 gentlemen were were busting their butts all night and were fast, efficient and friendly. Thank you for a great night and experience. Don't always trust the bad reviews people! Show up early and treat your bartenders with respect and be nice. It's not that hard. Also guy at the door told everybody if your not parked in the parking lot you'll get towed and the menus also state it. So I guess if u got towed u were warned.

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MH
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

We reserved a table but upon arrival was told we had to sit at the bar since we were only 2 and tables for party of 4 or more. This should be on the website. The website also showed good food but only fries, burgers or chicken strips were the chices. The best thing was the music! Strange Days is an awesome band!

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JS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Music was good, food was fair, nothing special. Was disappointed when they kicked us out after the show was over at 10:30 pm. No advanced notice that there was another show after the one we attended. Don't think I will return to this venue.

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RM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

I am giving this a five star review because it is an excellent place to see a band. The staff were super great from the time you came up to the door, the wait staff excellent and not a single snobby employee, which in my experience is unusual! The only two things I would change .. 1. Only one toilet in the ladies room ( which wasn’t actually a problem but it could be) 2. A little better air circulation. I felt like I might pass out at one point but I didn’t want to leave the front.

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GL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Had dinner reservations for 7:30. Arrived at 7:00 to have a couple of drinks before eating. We were told “sorry you cant come in til 7:30”. Had to walk across the street for a beer in the cold December evening. Came back right on 7:30. We were told that because if the “cover and sound check” that we still couldn’t enter. WTF!! Kept waiting outside in the cold for another 20 minutes or so until we were allowed in. Don’t take F’ing reservations for a set time and then keep punters waiting outside! That’s just ignorant with a whole heap of bull customer service thrown in! Once inside our server was very helpful and nice but I guess he realized he had a lot to make up for!

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m
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

didn't eat anything, but amazing intimate venue for live music

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M
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We never made it in to our dinner reservation. We spent 45 minutes looking for parking!!! I wouldn't recommend this venue to anyone. It was way too loud unless you have musical earplugs. I didn't have to suffer the next day consequences due to the volume of the music for the venue size. My husband couldn't hear anything. I read capacity was 150 people. There were two times that many people if not more. What a hazard. Never again.

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Band stopped playing 35 minutes into session. Malfunction? Who knows? 9:40 pm , no reason to stay. Between Uber, reservation obligation, tickets -date night was a bust.

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g
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

kind of sad that the menu changed i loved the fried green beans and potato chips

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TH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent dive bar for Live music. I only gave a negative review because I reserved a table for dinner but when you get there, there is no such thing.

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

If you like dive bars with outstanding service, great drinks, good bar food, and excellent local music; you’ll love it. Saw The White Buffalo and had an unobstructed view at the bar the entire night since we arranged to eat early.

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DT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Gray place but food is terrible.

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CL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Bar staff was friendly and fast. Burger for dinner was great! Only bad thing is that you can not see the stage unless you are in front.

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LN
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Marty’s has a captive audience and I was very grateful to have to booth we could hang out at for the whole concert. All tables basically seat at the same time. There is 1 waitress for about 12 tables and she described the back as only 1 cook. From time sitting down to food served was over an hour, after 8:30. When u get there she tells you that u have to prefer at least $15 of food. Burgers are $10, fries are $5, chicken strips are $8. The burger was ok and there were plenty of fries. To make our $15 minimum per person we ordered “loaded fries” which are supposed to be like In n out Animal fries. There was a small dollop of sauce/onions in the middle of a basket of fries. Unimpressed. If u want to have a place to sit at a concert at Marty’s, this is your option. Food was decent and the waitress hustled but overall the experience was very average. Have the right expectation that u are basically paying $15 a person to sit and they throw in some very basic bar food...you will be pleasantly surprised.

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CH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I used OpenTable to reserve seating for dinner/ early entry before a 9pm show. I made the reservation for 730p. When we arrived, the bouncer let us know that the band was still doing their sound check and had to wait. At 745p, he let us in and scanned our tickets. There was no one to greet us, so we took seats at the bar. The bartender handed us the drink menu to look over. When we inquired about the food/ dinner menu, she said that the kitchen is closed for the night. So there we were with empty stomachs and $11 beers over an hour before the first opener is supposed to perform. The bar/venue does not allow re-entry, so we couldn't leave to get something to eat without forfeiting the show we paid to see.

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NB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marty’s is awesome. Thank you Brian for your insight😁

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First of all our server Tim was amazing. The door guy was helpful when we arrived. Had a great night dancing. Wish there were a bigger ladies room. The smoking patio could use some better lighting and ventilation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

That place shouldn’t be open. It’s not up to safety codes.

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SM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We came for a band/concert and reserved a booth at 7:30. We were seated late, but that wasn't the restaurant's fault; it was because the band was not finished with their sound check until 45 min later. Anyway, the food was pretty good. I ordered a veg option: pulled mushrooms (a take on pulled pork). Tasty, but I wish there were more mushrooms, sauce, and coleslaw. Fries were excellent. We were mainly there for the band, but I would go back. For bar food, it was above average. Service was great.

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BT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We never made it in. We arrive for our dinner reservation and were told by the doorman that any cars in the parking lot behind the restaurant would be towed. Can I spend 20 to 30 minutes looking for a spot to park. All of the lots were marked private with the threat to tow.
As a consequence we did not go inside and walked away from our 50+ dollar tickets for the entertainment.
We went over to a Korean barbecue restaurant and had a wonderful time.
I would suggest that you warn potential customers regarding the parking issue so they can arrive early or Uber or make other parking arrangements.

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JM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm so happy and impressed every time I go here. The new menu is better than ever!

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j
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 1ambience 4

Showed up at 7:29 for my 7:30 reservation and was told there were no available tables/seats. Hostess told me I should have come earlier. Website says doors open at 7:30.

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DF
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We reserved a table, but never got one, stood for hours and the music was supposed to start at 8, we left at 9:40 and the band still hadn't started. Total waste of time and money.

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RS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Truly a dive bar in a neighborhood I used to live in. As for the bar there is no draft system since opening, which I believe was 5 months ago. Food was bar food but overpriced, not knowing if this was concert related or not but A burger for 19 bucks is a little much. I really went only for a concert waited all night to see whom i came to see as the Headliner and they played for only 40 minutes.

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DF
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dive bar with a stage ! Strong drinks and good food ! Definitely will be going to another concert .

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TB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Marty’s is a great venue for concerts. While it is a bit of a hole in the wall, we got to meet our favorite artists and watch a great show! The food was decent and the drinks were strong. The prices were to be expected for a “concert” event. The bartenders were extremely quick but the food took a while to come out. Overall I give Marty’s a 4/5. I will be back, hopefully often!!!

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ML
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Marty's off and on for over 15 yrs. I have always enjoyed my time there. The two things I didn't care for was the price for a beer. And how the booths didn't accommodate the big people. I would have preferred the tables better. Booths take up too much space.

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RG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Made reservations to have a seat and get early entry to a show. Seats were great. Food was too.
Our server was by often checking on us during the show. 👍🏻👍🏻

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D
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to see a band. Parking is miserable and the food is fairly expensive, other than that the place is pretty awesome.

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