Rusty Pelican Restaurant
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:15pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:15pm
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Join us for a Thanksgiving Feast by the Harbor! FEATURING Traditional Roast Turkey, Prime Rib & all the trimmings, alongside exceptional service and sweeping views of the Newport Beach Harbor. OPEN 10AM – 9PM
Thursday, November 22, 2018
The sea bass in lemon caper was delicious, as was the clam chowder. Our server was prompt and friendly. We'll be back!
I had a marvelous meal with impeccable service. Party of 9. Birthday dinner. Everyone left happy. The view and outdoor spaces are lovely. Did I mention the view. This is very nice restaurant and I will return on my next visit to Miami.
Great Service and great Restaurant!! Everyone here is very nice and friendly. The foods are delicious!!
Food portions very small. Waitress tried to sell us bread when it was included in my meal. She neglected to bring me champagne which was also included in my meal and I had to ask someone else for it.
Hostess greeted us on arrival with Happy Anniversary but nothing from the waitress but perhaps that isn’t their practice.
I ordered the trout and had it grilled. It was amazing! Their expertise in seafood is very evident. The waterfront location is beautiful as well.
Nice location on Newport harbor. Hard to park, with small lot.
The food was good, the service was fair. The biggest negative was the crying baby which continued throughout our meal. I have children and grandchildren and I know I would have walked out with the child until he was no longer screaming.
Rusty Pelican is always our favourite! The food is always outstanding and we have never had a disappointing experience with the food, service or any other aspect. While market price for fish can fluxtuate and be a bit more expensive, the quality and preparation is entirely worth it.
A little pricey
Great place. We love having lunch, brunch and dinner here. I also had 2 office Christmas parties done here as well!
Will come again! The Sunday Brunch was great and the seafood was fresh and outstanding!
Amazing food and service! Minor error in our entrees and they fixed it IMMEDIATELY. Beautiful views also!
We were visiting Huntington Beach from Waco, Texas. Everything was excellent! The appetizer, food, drinks AND dessert were all delicious 😋 We loved the fact that it was peaceful. Not a lot of unnecessary noise. Just people enjoying their meal and companions. Highly recommend!
We love it! Our lunch was delicious. And the veiws...perfect. We are planning another lunch there soon.
My wife and I had a nice lunch on Saturday. My only complaint is that they seated a family with Small children right next to us. Restaurant wasn’t busy, they could have seated them elsewhere, sort of ruined the experience, kids were noisy and parents were clueless. I have kids, there are better restaurants to take them to where they won’t ruin it for everyone else.
The food was fantastic, the ambiance and views were phenomenal. I would recommend going at night time. It was a great experience.
Only negative was lack of good red wine by glass. I had to have white wine instead.
Crystal was very nice and a great server! Food was amazing.
Last day of vacation.
Birthday lunch, very nice.
We were travelling in the US on holiday from Australia and, honestly, The Rusty Pelican at Newport Beach was the tastiest food and best dining experience of our whole trip! We absolutely loved everything about it. My husband and I will always remember how much we enjoyed that evening. We especially want to mention our waiter Brandon, who was exceptional in his service and friendly easy manner.
We ate upstairs at the bar. View was great, food was outstanding and we had a very attentive and pleasant server. We were in Newport 5 days and this was by far our best meal.
Our server Sam was wonderful and very attentive. We’re celebrating a birthday and she made sure it was awesome !!
This is a very nice, comfortable place to eat and enjoy the view. Nice but still very casual. I will most definitely come back!
Haven't been to the Rusty Pelican in probably 10 years due to travel and work, but glad I was able to bring a business client there for dinner the other night. It did not disappoint. Saw all kinds of folks there - a birthday celebration, several dates (this was a Thursday Night), a couple of family tables. It really fits any venue with good service and excellent food
Great place and lovely food. It was a bit too rushed though. I would have preferred some time between servings
The scampi was outstanding. There was a rusty pelican in Chicago in the 90’s. I was a regular customer. I wish there were more of this outstanding restaurant in other states. The best.
Customer service and seafood excellent. Went back twice to try more entrees.
Poor service and mediocre food. Expensive and very long wait for food and drinks. Sat outside and ask at least 5 times to have the heaters turned on. When we were leaving the manager said it was turned on but temp set too low!! Daaaa!
Time from seating to order for food = one hour. Food delivery 30 minutes. Drink order delivery 15 minutes.
This used to be a good restaurant but very poor now. We will not return..
Fabulous meal and great view. Service was outstanding.
Best garlic bread, service, food, views! Good value too.
Service was excellent and the server had an excellent knowledge of the items on the menu and how they were prepared. We had a party of 5 and all our meals were cooked correctly. The garlic bread is excellent!
It’s was our first visit this beautiful water front restaurant. The serevers are friendly and food was delicious. The table we sat dawn had perfect sunset and ocean view. We had a best romantic anniversary dinner, it’s absolutely memorable.
We have been dining at the Rusty Pelican for years and until this evening raved that we never had a bad meal or poor service. That track record has been shattered.
The venue was extremely noisy. Service was poor with our initial bar order taking 45 minutes to receive and then my martini was not properly prepared. However the manager was most apologetic and did comp us for all of our bar beverages. Yes - this was greatly appreciated however that doesn’t account for the general poor service and my wife and I being repeatedly hit / pushed unintentionally by servers as they rushed by to tend to other tables.
My wife’s filet was perfect. The mashed potatoes delightful. Unfortunately I couldn’t say the same for my macadamia nut crusted mahi-mahi. I have had much better in the past and served at a warmer temperature.
Will we go back? Yes of course. This as I said was the first time ever we had a poor experience.
Everything was wonderful our server Brandon was the best our food was delicious
Spent our anniversary here.
Great service and food.
Always a pleasant experience at Rusty Pelican. Valet so convenient
The food is excellent, all fish items are delicious...service is always as good as it can be. very warm reception , great water view tables, prices are really very good, you get more then what you pay for here...!!!
We really appreciate the manager stopping by to welcome us. We felt very special!
Went out with 4 friends. Food was OK, not memorable at all for the price. It was simply too expensive and the service was SLOW. So it's not a place I would run back to again. The view is nice.