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About Sol Grill

Sol Grill is your destination for the quintessential Southern California dining experience. Family owned and operated. Small, quaint, cozy. Delicious award winning food, great wine and superb service. Candle lit tables, art adorned red walls and antique lighting create a warm environment. It's the perfect backdrop for any occasion. See what the locals have known and enjoyed for the last 10 years.

110 McFadden Place
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner

Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 723-4105

Website:
http://www.solgrill.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wine

Sol Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (4)
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Good for Anniversaries (2)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Waterfront (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 20, 2017

24th anniversary.

Restaurant was small but the service and food was excellent. Walking through the kitchen to use the restroom was a little weird. And the restaurant was very warm.

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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a hard time finding this place. It looked closed when we drove by it. We stopped and my wife went in to look the place over and determined that it was not anywhere near what we expected. We expected that it would be an upscale place to celebrate our anniversary. Instead it was next to a bar that was blaring loud music. Sol Grill was open to the street so that you could clearly hear the blaring music from next door . We decided to cancel our reservations. My wife called Sol Grill to cancel and received a message machine with no option to speak to a live person, so she left a message with our cancellation.

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food1
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service1
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The lobster ravioli was to die for, I highly recommend it! However, I can't recommend the bruschetta. It was too thick, too soft, a little burned, with not enough balsamic. Ambience was romantic, great music. Bathroom was sketchy and you literally weave through the tiny kitchen to get there. I'd go back for the ravioli.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great place to spend an evening Great food. Great menu.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Healthy, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 9, 2017

outstanding food and service. Highly recommend. Menu had lots of great items and the cajun swordfish was unreal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service5
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Excellent! Sol Grill had the perfect balance of surf (fresh seafood) and turf (Chicken, Beef)
My Swordfish was cooked to perfection, (blackened yet very moist and tender). My wife had the Chicken Picatta which had a very tasty caper sauce with a hint of lemon. Both my daughters loved their meals as well! One had very tangy and tasty spareribs. The other chose a bowl of Ahi Chowder. She says it was the best ever!
Wine by the glass was reasonably priced as well.
Very pleasing interior; small and cozy with a 6 seat bar. Wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable! Perfect evening! Thank you, Sol Grill!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on July 29, 2017

Showed up 10-minutes before our reservation, were told it would be 5-minutes, then we were told they overbooked and it would be over an hour. Very rude, never suggested a comp drink or anything. We left.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Always great but parking is a challenge during the summer due to the beach crowd. Best to Uber, etc. If you go be sure to order the meatballs for an appetizer!

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food5
ambience5
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Sol was as awesome as always. We adore the funky decor and the cozy atmosphere in contrast to the typically beachy restaurants nearby. It is definitely a little gem--as is its owner. We discovered Sol several years ago and since then haven't missed dining here at least once during each of our annual Newport beach vacations. We'll be so sad when they have to move after next year.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on July 18, 2017

Great find! We were visiting our friends in NB. They took us out for our Birthdays. We will go back. They were excited to know about it now. I found it on Yelp.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Cozy, Authentic, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We stopped here for a bite to eat before heading to a concert and LOVED it! Dinner started with them bringing out a bread basket with an oil/balsamic vinegar dipping sauce. I know that it doesn't sound like much, but they make their own bread and we couldn't stop eating it! Next we ordered the filet mignon meatballs as an appetizer and loved them so much that we ended up buying two more orders to go (pretty big deal since we had to drive 4 hours back to Las Vegas with them). We ordered the lobster ravioli and the chicken artichoke dijon chicken as our main course and they were both delicious. We had a lovely time and would highly recommend this restaurant to others.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Romantic
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food5
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service5
value5

vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Great service, great food, one of the best places in ever been. A meatloaf without standing

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food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Introduced the place to someone the night we went and they wanted to know when we were coming back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, People Watching
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Anniversary

Tags: Scenic View
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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Will for sure be going back to Sol Grill! This place was beyond great from the food to the people. A+++++ all the way

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Romantic, Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We've been coming to this restaurant for years. Always consistent and delicious. A great selection of menu items for any taste. Kung Foo Shrimp appetizer is a must!

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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We had a reservation and it was honored promptly.
Dinner was very good. Ambience excellent. Quiet and relaxed.
Parking was difficult, although we were there on a holiday weekend and it's at the beach.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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food4
ambience5
service4
value4

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 26, 2017

It was a cozy and vibrant place with different chimes, paintings, lamps all around. We enjoyed the red sangria. Our meals were tasty. My husband had the lobster ravioli and I had a seafood dish. They gave us a window table with a little bit of a view. The staff was warm and attentive.

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food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Great place for dinner. We will be back. Thank you
Newport Beach 💎

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food5
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We really enjoyed the Filet Meatballs for an appetizer.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 18, 2017

We had a great dinner and fabulous desert. Sol Grill is my favorite restaurant.

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Would have preferred something other than plain white rice as a side but the Mahi Mahi was amazing.

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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Love this place!! Great Service, Great Food. My husband and I have dinner here every year for our wedding anniversary.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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food5
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service5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Never a disappointment!!!! Their food just has so much flavor, my favorite restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Small and friendly with great food and personalized service in a lively part of town near the pier. Ahi tuna chowder is amazing and generous portion. Swordfish and Ahi Tuna entries excellent. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on March 15, 2017

This place is totally unimpressive from the outside. However, the food is quite good. We split three small plates and a salad. All were excellent. Service was very good as well. About 75% occupancy on a Thu at 7PM. Not a lot of seating. In this area of touristy/flashy restaurants, it would be easy to overlook. However, the smaller dining area actually made it quieter. And, if you want something more lively after eating, there's a trendy bar right next door.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on March 14, 2017

We love the Sol Grill! It is a bit small and I would always make reservations but the food is great. Hubby loves the sauted mushrooms, with lots of garlic. The fish is always excellent but everything is great!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Fabulous as always, the food was terrific, Misty is such a gracious hostess.
We always recommend this little neighborhood jewel. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Love this place! The filet meatballs are amazing and so is the lobster ravioli and meatloaf! Misty Is the sweetest and so inviting at this tiny gem of a restaurant located by the Newport Pier. Make a reservation because they get busy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 10, 2017

The staff was excellent. Someone was always checking on us. In fact an employee saw me looking around and next thing you know someone is at our table asking what we need. From A-Z all was great! Manager even came over and checked on us.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Spicy
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Romantic and whimsical atmosphere, awesome and attentive service, and DELICIOUS food! The appetizer filet meatballs are AMAZING... definitely a must. The pitcher of sangria does not short you at all... probably 8 glasses worth. This is my favorite place to go on a date with my husband. :)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Cozy
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Originally had been olanning a dste here for our 6yr anniversary based on stellar reviews and it being close by. The day of the reservation i went to the ER for kidney stones, the woman on the phone was very understanding. I rescheduled for Valentine's day on Open Table. Its the first time we actualy go out to dine for this "holiday" so i was unaware that places have special/condemced menues and different pricing. There were no signed or disclosures that the menu or prices were different than their regular HappyHour (5-7pm) we had a 6:25p reservation. Either way we waited for this date night so it was ok to splurge. We had sangria with check in which was greaaaat! And he had meatballs and i had the cod soup, so dofferent but it works! Like a fish soup but with a tomato base! He then got ribs and i got Newport Linguini. I wish for the soup and pasta we were offered grated cheese, but i will let it pass. It ended up being regular price, which i am ok eith because they haid their full menu and the food was amazin and everything i hoped for and it was the cutest little olace ever! Romantic and cozy enough for valentines day and catching up on a work day!

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Came here for Valentines dinner and it was so nice. Food was delicious and it was very romantic. Service was very good as well!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great food. Be sure to order the meatballs as an appetizer.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Sol is consistently a quality dinning experience. I have been many times and highly recommend. Their Coipino is my go to and never disappoints. My special lady recently tried the chicken alfredo which was delicious and good size portion. I always get a pitcher of their hand crafted sangria as well. Book reservations, I have tried to walk in before and was not seated. Don't let that happen to you.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 8, 2017

We've lived in Newport Beach and never tried it although people recommended it to us. First , the service was great . Second the food was incredible and portions big. Will recommend to other people

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Very nice meal. Cute decor. Nice service. Very loud bar which we weren't really expecting. A little too noisy for my preference.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Came here for my birthday dinner with family. Restaurant is very small...so not good for groups, but excellent food and appetizers. One major turn-off was when our waitress, Adriana, (who we had offered a *taste* of our champagne we brought) poured herself an entire glass of champagne. Not cool. When a customer allows you to taste the wine or champagne they brought, you pour yourself a minimal amount. Not an entire glass. Otherwise, above average experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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service3
value3

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Great food and has large portions, be sure you are hungry.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Menu was unimaginative, mashed potatoes tasted like rehydrated out of a box, glass-pour of wine tasted like the bottle had been opened a few days prior. Meh.

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