THE LOT Fashion Island

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

There is no place better than THE LOT to get together with your family. Skip the cooking and enjoy and incredible all-you-can-eat holiday style buffet with all your favorites like turkey and mashed potato. Watch the NFL games in style at the biggest screen in town, only at THE LOT!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Every year Christmas comes to THE LOT. Enjoy our delicious Christmas Eve menu while seeing the latest films like Frozen 2 and STAR WARS. Spend time with your loved ones this Christmas Day, book your tickets for your favorite film before they run out! Reserve your tables for our Christmas Eve dinner!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Come end 2019 with a bang! Join us on the night of December 31st to count down to 2019 with a special menu, dancefloor with a DJ and many other festivities. Bring your friends to a truly unforgettable experience at the place where the neighborhood plays! Book your tables now!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 107 People Are Saying
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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

DS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

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

MJ
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.

LS
Orange County
1 review
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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
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.

BA
Orange County
5 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
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early dinner before a movie. Perfect

I
Orange County
22 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.

D
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Farewell to my Aunt who is moving away.

DP
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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DM
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.

G
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.

DW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
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.

OT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers in restaurant and theaters always awesome!

OT
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

MS
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!

L
Los Angeles
5 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.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I reserved a table for 4:30 for the 4th of July barbecue buffet. I showed up at 4:20 and there was nobody at any of the kiosks, and the barbecue buffet had been cleared away. I was very disappointed and I don’t think this is any way to run a restaurant.

AA
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific dinner and a movie experience. My meal was fantastic! The theater is clean, comfortable and spacious. Can't imagine going anywhere else to see a movie.

J
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. They really make you feel welcomed. We had the best seat in the house, next to two open doors, such a beautiful view of the sky. We were there in the evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Buffer was way too basic hotdogs, corn romaine salad for Father’s Day . We came for Mother’s Day brunch and it was WAY better with lots of choices. This really felt bare bones this time and service was terrible - 1 server working.

JA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It is very good beneficial that you can enjoy decent food and at the same time movie with a comfortable chair. I would def come back here for more experience.

EA
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

This is just for the buffet but it was horrible.

J
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The service and food were mediocre at best especially considering the price of the food. We happened to be there on a "Taco Tuesday", and even though we were sitting inside, the noise level from the band outside was so high that we literally we not able to carry on a conversation. Also the taco bar was so over-priced we did not even consider it as a dining option. I was disappointed with the whole experience, and I would not eat there again or recommend the restaurant.

PD
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Love this place for Dinner and Movie. Everyone is super nice and accommodating. I went this past Monday for lunch and orderd The Jambalaya that wasnt on the lunch menu and they made it any way. Thanks for going the extra mile. Pierre De'Angelo Young

CC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I already have...The dining experience was great and our server made mother's day extremely pleasant.

A
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was enjoyed by my wife, my daughter and myself. The service was excellent and the ambiance was quite nice. I would most surely recommend the lot to a friend. In fact, I already had done so before my meal ended.

NL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambience food was great. Play area for kids. I definitely would recommend to my fiends

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful experience. The waiter that served me remembered me from the last time I was there, which was cool. Good service and atmosphere. I would come here again.

MB
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great theater. The movie prices are still 30% +++ higher than other theaters.

TS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was solid. My ahi bowl was surprisingly good. Actually excellent. My complaint is that the restaurant was mostly empty on a Friday night and yet it took 30-40 minutes to get our food after ordering (ahi bowl and tacos, simple stuff).

YC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Great drinks, good food! Enjoyed date night with my husband and our go to movie place now!

l
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our server seemed to be working hard so don’t think her fault but seems like some inherent inefficiencies that made the service exceptionally slow. In fact 2 other tables within earshot were complaining about their service. This is not the first time I have experienced it there either. Maybe understaffed? Appears poorly managed. Even as we exited, no acknowledgement from the hostess, not even a thank you or goodbye. As an owner of a business, your employees are a reflection of your ownership, management style. I doubt this play will be still in business if keeps this up..

CC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First experience dining at the Lot. Server Robert was great. Salmon was delicious. Overall a positive experience and so convenient when attending a movie there. Will definitely return soon.

PL
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Pricey food, drink and movies and poor service. Food okay.

R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great atmosphere at the Lot...host was particularly splendid. Dressed super sharp and great wit. Waitress seemed a bit unsure of herself. Food was super yummy. Had the Avocado Toast. Will be back with my pooch to sample the deck.

PA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was expecting typical movie theater food. I was surprised how good quality the food was and beyond what you expect.

DH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Sushi took way longer than expected. Food was good. Very convenient place to dine before the movies right there !