THE LOT Fashion Island

4.3
128 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Located inside Fashion Island Mall, THE LOT provides guests a perfect spot to grab a coffee or freshly baked pastry at our café, a cocktail or drink at our trendy bar, or breakfast, lunch or dinner at our fine dining restaurant. Full in-seat dining service is also available in all our seven auditoriums.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 128 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LosCab
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We love the theater and greatly enjoyed it when it was in full swing.

With the limited staff, service has suffered greatly. We have been to the movies three times and all three times, they have screwed up our dinner order (or failed to deliver it entirely).

On our last visit, dinner was rushed (because they had some sort of party going on). this was okay as we understand the limits they are operating under, so we ordered drinks and desert in the theater. Drinkers never arrived and the ice cream desert arrived 75 minutes into the 90 minute movie. And only after I had asked two different servers and had to leave my seat (twice more), ultimately getting a manager involved.

Needless to say, we won't be doing that again.

Overall, we still like the place and we have been enjoying the outdoor moving (Caddyshack, last weekend) they have been showing. I (we) are also very hopeful they get the service thing figured out AND we hoe that our BS closures (thanks Gavin) doesn't end up killing them entirely.

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James
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While it wasn't my first choice, it exceeded expectations!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful casual dining

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GloriaK
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My husband and I came here for our 5th wedding anniversary. They sat us near an alleyway outside, practically in an area that wasn’t even nice and very far away from everyone else.

It took a long time for the server to come take our order. By the time she came, we decided not to order food because everything was taking too long. We ordered two rieslings and that was $30 for both of them. When the drinks finally came 20 minutes later, they tasted horrible...nothing like a Riesling but rather a bitter watered down version of a Chardonnay. I don’t get why this place had great reviews! When I booked the reservation I specifically said to note it was the actual date of our anniversary. The girl who booked it over the phone said she wrote that down, yet no one said anything or acknowledged it.

It was such a horrible non-romantic date night for our anniversary. We could have gone to Olive Garden and had a much better time than here. I’m truly disappointed.

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tayW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food and drinks. Can’t go wrong with any of the flatbreads and the macaroni is great!!! Fun place to go and get some great food and relax!

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RobT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Location and open indoor-outdoor atmosphere and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food with good portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great open air patio

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vipDoglover
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Getting the server to pay attention is always a problem. Finally, the hostess ended up taking the order and service.

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vipLoreeS
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nice location for outside dining. Breezy and shaded.

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vipSomerstaste
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

They just reopened and still need to get the kinks out. We waited for 26 minutes before a server came over to greet us or rake a drink order. The manager gave us a round of drinks to make up for the lack of service, which was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Austria
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The General manager, Andreas was kind, courteous and professional.
Our waiter was great!

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vipMpondoff
Central Coast
41 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food and drinks. Great bar and theater. The staff is very nice!! We come here all the time. Great sushi !!

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vipMpondoff
Central Coast
41 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time! Great service, staff, food and drinks! The theater is top notch too!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food1service3ambience5

Terrible food. Service ect

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vipTigre
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our waiter (whose name I unfortunately cannot remember)
Was exceptional!!
Sushi tempura roll was good, hamburger was very good. Fish sandwich - terrible

MG
vipMikeG
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Second time here. Love the restaurant/bar/movie set up. Food was very good. Only disappointment was service. Got seated by a friendly person but then nobody came to take any orders. We finally had to ask a guy walking by. It’s a premium movie experience so service should be great. Will still come again though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had the buffet on Christmas Day. It was mediocre at best. The food was lukewarm. The trays weren’t refilled often enough so people were left waiting. I’ve enjoyed eating here in the past, but I’ll never do a buffet here again. Cooked to order only.

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vipMpondoff
Central Coast
41 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business meeting. From menus to décor, The Lot's staff are happy to serve you. We have been here many times. Great food, drinks and service! Special thanks to the Management for always making us feel at home. Bartenders Jessica and Brittney are super friendly and great mixologist! My favorite appetizer is the flat bread. They are the best I've ever had! They have my favorite drink "Jameson." All of their food is delicious! The restaurant and bar have a great vibe and atmosphere. The theater is new and very cozy! Me and Wifey are looking forward to visiting again real soon.

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vipVioletO
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The Thanksgiving Day buffet was pretty small, really no gluten free options and the food was barely warm. The Lot in my opinion is a good place to stop in have a drink and a snack before a movie or so much for Thanksgiving.

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JosephB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great for a casual bit of food and drinks before a movie.

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BrettT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I was extremely underwhelmed by the food and the service and the restaurant did not have enough glassware to serve drinks

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vipDevynS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

A bit on the pricey side but fun! The staff is super nice, great drinks!

MJ
MattJH
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall the restaurant and theater were great, but the price far outweighed what you're getting. The Taco Tuesday buffet was good, but not $25 per plate good. The movie tickets were overpriced at $22.50 a person, but perhaps that's the going rate in Newport Beach, a little rich for my blood however.

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LouiseS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brunch buffet is well done There are not a lot of stations, but what there is is excellent with a nice selection of entrees. I was pleasantly surprised to find Yorkshire pudding, which you hardly find anywhere. The bottomless mimosas a an extra nice touch,. Also there are not a lot of sweets, which is good. The service is very good. The used plates are quickly picked up when you are done with one. We went there because we had a 2 for 1 coupon, but I was so impressed that i would go back even if i had pay full price. $35.00 for an excellent buffet brunch with bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys is bargain these days.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Service here is non-existent. Took forever to get acknowledged, we sat ourselves eventually. Took forever to take our order, had to go to the bar myself to receive our drinks, and appetizer came out with entrees all extremely late. Had to eat fast in order to make the movie. The food was excellent though, so it’s a shame about the service. 2 adults and 1 child equaled $100 so it’s definitely on the pricey side which I wouldn’t mind if we had been able to actually enjoy the food. Won’t be back for dinner.

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BitsAndBites
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Taco Tuesday with great variety of items to choose from. The best guacamole with crispy tortilla chips, freshly made tortillas with yummy chicken, fish, carnitas or beef to fill your tacos. Wonderful churros and tres leche cake for dessert. Couldn’t be better.

JD
JulieD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early dinner before a movie. Perfect

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vipIrishwolf
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is great. Service (Brittany) was also great- 5 stars for her. Lots of menu options to choose from. Excellent quality.

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Dmcsavvy
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Farewell to my Aunt who is moving away.

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DebbieP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The service was poor. The waitress got our checks mixed up, I had to hnt down a table busser to get a second drink. We ordered guacamole w. chips. chips were stale and guac was bland. We both ordered almond crusted salmon. It was very dry and you had to use a knife to cut it! Awful food, over priced. Will never eat there again.

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vipMarkW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. A little pricey but worth it.

DM
DavidaM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Love THE LOT for movies,,,,, not lunch,,,,,

SLOW SLOW service,,,only 4 people in restaurant ,, 30 min. for salad to come,,

Chicken Asian cabbage salad SOOOO dry , sent back,, another 30 min. wait for Strawberry Salad,

had to go look for waitress / hostess.

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vipGenghis
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Super slow service even when there are only 2-3 tables of diners totaling less than 10 people.

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DeborahW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I also love that they help with a fund raiser for CASA! thanks

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vipGenghis
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

There was perhaps one other table aside from the 2 of us for lunch on Friday 2109AUG02. I mentioned to the server that service was awfully slow last week and I had posted a review on Yelp, and the restaurant Manager replied to said review. The server’s reason for slow service was perhaps the theater patrons had a lot of food ordered when we had lunch last week. The whole point of the review, which was prefaced with hothead server was inadequate staffing by management! 😂

She the server brought the manager to our table and he said the usual corporate won’t give him enough resources, etc. While that may be the case, an industrious manager would find innoViative ways to address such a challenge. That’s what I would do. And I certainly wouldn’t say to the the customer that it’s not my fault, if I were a server. 😂

In any case while we had their attention, service was still too slow for a business lunch. Fortunately there were barely a table or two of other diners at the time and it was a slow Friday afternoon when we had time. We sat down at 11:45p or so and did not get out of there until after 1:45p.

Separate from the slow service at the Lot or elsewhere, it seems like servers are not even shown the basics of serving. Such as “BMW” for the order of “Bread, Meal & Water” from left to right. Or never to reach across the table and therefore across the diner’s face to serve or retrieve anything.

I would not be surprised to see the place fold, given their slow service and not much differentiation with their food from other choices in Fashion Island.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers in restaurant and theaters always awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was ok but service was very slow and in attentive. Priority was given to theatre orders it appeared. They didn’t even acknowledge the special occasion we had written in with our reservation. Thx

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MichelleS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance was great. Service was good. Ordered the salmon with sauce on the side. Salmon came with the sauce. Server saw my disappointment, requested a new one to be made, gave me a small side salad and took my dish off the bill. They wanted to get it right. I'll be back!

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vipLushish
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food quality seems to have degraded from the opening. A table of 6 hungry diners arrived for apps and drinks. We shared BBQ Chicken Nachos, BBQ Chicken Pizza, Calamari, truffle fries and Sushi. The nachos were $17 for a platter of chips with a smattering of diced BBQ chicken drizzled with two sauces of sour cream and not sure what the other pinkish one was. The $17 flat bread was mostly cheese garnished with diced BBQ Chicken.

Experience did not leave us with a desire to come back unless we were in watch a movie.

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THE LOT Fashion Island is rated 4.3 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.