Rusty Pelican Restaurant
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:15pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:15pm
It was my birthday and the second I stepped in the door I was greeted and showed to my table.
Everything was fantastic. Fish was properly cooked. Food was at the right temperature. Service was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend.
Great spot for waterfront dining in Newport Beach. Varied selection of seafood items, as well as a few items for those preferring steak or chicken. In an age where dining out is becoming less and less affordable, it's nice to find a spot with scenic views and well-prepared dishes, reasonably priced.
Celebrated a birthday and had a grand time. Service, Food, Ambiance...……..all terrific. Worth driving up from Dana Point.
Need to improve waitstaff training. No one asked if we wanted another drink/glass of wine. Bill came did not ask if we wanted anything else and we did. Server y what do you want.
Every time we go to the Rusty Pelican we have a great time and enjoy it very much we go at leat once a month if not more.
The location on the water is wonderful! The attention to service makes the experience. The food, again, was delicious. Thank you!
We enjoyed a delicious dinner while dining outside. Service and atmosphere were wonderful!
Wish the menu items would change more. Or add more to it. It seems to have been the same for years. But still good.
Love always going here. Must have the garlic bread and watched a great sunset. Service was good and swordfish and salmon both do overs.
Our waitress was wonderful!! We loved the view and atmosphere.
Always great food and service.
Menu is varied for everyone, and manager always checking to make sure everyone happy.
Food is always good but the garlic bread wasn’t as good this time. Usually dripping is garlic butter but this time is wasn’t. Frankly a little disappointed...
An amazing waterfront seafood restaurant, I picked the chefs special and couldn't have been happier.
Food was mediocre but at least it wasn't overpriced. The waitress, Jistine, was about as bad as I've had. Nice little view on the water, though along with cheap, included champagne so I'm sure there are others with better things to say.
Great brunch options--great server-view of harbor partially blocked by large group sitting at outside seating and outside seating was not available as a result. Food was awesome.
The food is always delicious and the service is great! Love this place!
Went for my daughter’s birthday and the food and service were great as was the view of the water! There was a party going on upstairs which made it noisier than I would have preferred especially with the music, other then that, I would definitely go back.
Our waitress Katlin and the hosts we're warm and inviting with fine service and hospitality.Just the best!The food outstanding,the atmosphere is casual and classy.great wine list.lunch prices fair for the quality of food choices.
The food was delicious; everyone was so very friendly and the view was wonderful. They put up with us changing tables from outside to inside and were so accommodating. It was a wonderful birthday for our friend. Thank you so much.
Wine corkage is too high at $25 for this level restaurant
We have been going here for years but this particular night the food was only fair and the server seemed like she was in s rush to get rid of us. Too bad because in the past I would have given it a 4-5 as a score. Maybe it was an off night
The food, like always, was wonderful. The view out onto Newport Harbor was picturesque. Since we arrived at 4:30, it wasn't too loud, though the restaurant was certainly busy by the time we left. The service was a little slow, though. The hostesses were great as were the food servers, but our waiter was hard to find.
Great dinner... great service. A little noisy, if you want to talk you might want the patio.
Great food & service! Will be back for sure!
Request at reservation to be seated outside was ignored at time of seating. We had to make a plea to seat us outside for this occasion. In town for the holiday weekend but overall a great time and great views from the terrace
We come here often and normally the food here has always been excellent but this both the crab cakes and our fish dishes were warm at best. Mine was served with very little rice and what I had on my plate was soaked in sauce from the fish, my wife’s was fine .I don’t think this time it was worth the 130.00 dollars
Everything was outstanding about our experience. Except, there was a children's birthday party upstairs that was loud and got to be annoying.
We were vacationing along Newport Coast last week, and this was by far our best meal all week. Service was great, friendly, attentive. Our fish entrees were very tasty, nothing was left on our plates. I had the Mediterranean Barramundi, an excellent entree. Others had the salmon, and the Penne a la vodka, all excellent in flavor and portion size. Our wines were great as well. You won't go wrong here, they have a great menu with lots of choices, most are fish, but lots of others as well. Comfortable ambience. Highly recommended.
We were seated on time for our 630 reservation. Friendly greeting, waiter did an exceptional job along with his trainee. They were very attentive, explained menu, made some good suggestions, food came quickly, and was awesome. We all had fish that was perfectly prepared. All said and done, it was a gr8 nite, gr8 food, complimentary birthday dessert - scrumptious!! We'll definitely return.
They called to confirm my reservation and that it was for an anniversary but the hostess didn't know that. Other than that, it was perfect! The food was delicious and fresh and the view was amazing. A truly lovely evening.
I tried a new fish and it was medium/ rare and tough. I asked our waitress if it was tough because it wasnt cooked enough. The waitress did not offer an explanation told me it was just the type of fish. I cldnt cut it with a regular knife so i was given a STEAK knife—-TO CUT FISH!!!!!
She nvr offered ti replace my dish.
We then stopped the manager and asked him the same questions but i had already ripped my way through the fish. The bottom was raw so easier to see. The light in our table was nvr turned on by our waitress until we finished our meal so i cldnt see in the dark atmosphere.
Bottom line the very kind manager took the dish off our bill and told me he wished he had known earlier and he wld hv replaced my meal. Shldnt the waitress hv offered instead of giving me a steak knife????
We tipped the full amount of the meal but this waitress needs more training. I had a glass of wine and was nvr asked if i wanted another.
I wonder what was submitted to our Landry’s Club acct as well.
Disappointing as whenever we are in town we go there as we used to be locals.
The food was underwhelming this time around. We went a few times to this restaurant but the food was more memorable than the food we ordered. The bill was high and wasn’t all that worth it.
Rusty Pelican was great. Helped celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday and made it special
Great food, immediate seating with our reservation, our friends were impressed!
The service we received was hands down the worst I’ve ever had.
Great food. Great service. Great view! Try to go at sunset.
We went for our anniversary lunch
Great and awesome
Celebrated a birthday here. Justin (the manager) was great. He made sure everything was going well. His friendliness and hospitality made this special evening perfect.