The Peninsula Lounge

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52 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
During our Pandemic Renovation
The Peninsula Lounge is Open & Safe
& Reaching for the Stars

We are carefully following California’s pandemic prevention rules.
Lots of excellent outdoor and indoor dining is available.

We honor our customer’s need for a safe haven from today’s troubles, where people can safely socialize while enjoying spectacular views and elegant cuisine.

Even while we renovate and elevate our architecture and space, we are reaching for the highest standards of cuisine, service and performance every day. We pledge that to you.

Bear with us for inconveniences. We are making our environment safe and pleasant for you.

And take a look below on what we’ll look like by the time the pandemic is defeated, which we hope is by next Spring.

Thank you,
The Peninsula Lounge

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 52 people are saying
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serlik
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent service, excellent food! We'll definitely be back 😊

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TimC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the harbor from the patio. Food was very tasty and well-presented.
We think that they were just opening up from COVID because there were not many people dining there on a Friday night.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very dark environment. Food was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The live entertainment was way too loud

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Xyz123
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Sidney. Kind and came back to check in us. The food was great! I ordered the chillequiles and thought they were excellent. Please compliment the chef!

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noname
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Went there for dinner on a random Tuesday evening. Food was miserably bad: Wagyu burger, fried chicken sandwich, sea bass - all were terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I went for a family dinner, and there was a party with girls in bikinis and music blaring. Probably lots of fun if you are looking for that scene. Would have been good to know it was not a sit down relaxing dinner kind of place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The restaurants view while eating was amazing but the feel and the employees gave it a more 20 year old arena feel. Seemed more interested in setting up for the clubbers! Food was ehhhh!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed it . Valet parking was $35. 00

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SvitlanaP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, energetic environment! Great food and entertainment

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BFox
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations. Sat around lounge table outside overlooking the bay, with heaters was perfectly comfortable. For such a hip place, expected so so food. Was totally wrong... food was amazing! Had ahi tuna salad, steak salad, flat bread. Would absolutely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Biggest issue was there were a few dine and dock speed boats next door at Woody’s. They had their music unnecessarily blaring louder than the Peninsula’s music. It looked at sounded like they were in Havasu. Very rude and disruptive to what could have been a relaxing and classy experience. There are noise ordinances and management could have enforced them for the sake of their customers.

Service was great. Food was just ok. Restrooms were terrible. This place seems to have issues with general management. We keep trying though!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Took waiter 20 min to greet us and take our drink order, was told short staffed. I could understand. Ordered a cocktail that came in a cheap plastic cup…..decided not to order food. Also menu did not list choices as before. But the small plastic cups was a 1st and probably will not be going back again. Very disappointed and definitely not the same as past experiences in past.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Very understaffed.

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LynnA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The view and location are the only redeeming qualities of the peninsula lounge. The food was mediocre, and the service was extremely disjointed. There was no hostess when we arrived, once we were seated it look quite a while for anyone to come to our table. When someone finally come over she told us they didn't have menus, and she went over the menu verbally. After a while longer someone else come by to take our drink order (although there was also no drink menu.) None of the staff were wearing masks and music was aggressively loud.

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AnthonyB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch, food was well done and great views.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

We made an online reservation for High top seating because we wanted to sit in the open during Covid . When we reached there they said that it is not available and that they have another reservation after it, gave some weird excuse (which I sensed from the way the hostess said it that she just made that out of thin air) that they are changing to the reservation system and they can’t honor the online reservation.

If they are changing their reservation system and can’t honor it, then they shouldn’t be offering it for now and shouldn’t have confirmed it . We saw that they left the tables unoccupied until another family/group came in, and offered it to them

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was good, but the service was awful. Our dinner was nearly 3 hours just because it would take 20+ minutes everytime we needed the waiter.

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HolleeN
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table outside had the perfect view, our server Ally was quick, attentive, and very personable. The Vegan, the asparagus Caesar and the burger and fries were all super tasty! It was our second time there in a week and can’t wait to go back.

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MD15
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very scenic and relaxing ambiance. Would go there again for next brunch date with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day Brunch was 🔥🔥🔥. Definitely we are coming back with more friends for brunch.

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vipMariaJ
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great

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Ruya
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We made a reservation for this place for a Mother's Day late lunch. First of all, we asked for outside and they were not able to provide that. Secondly, the people who worked there didn't wear their masks and although they saw we were wearing ours, they didn't care about our safety. Additionally, they sat us a place that didn't even have a dining table, instead a coffee table was there and we were expected to eat at a small coffee table. The service was fair and so was the food. But overall, the place is not good for dining and our experience was poor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Unorganized staff, the staffs clothing was dirty and no one was wearing a mask, we had to ask for everything from cutlery to more water. The food was good, and the location by the water was the only thing good about it.

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CatherineB
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were promptly seated and the service was excellent. We loved the food and will go back. As a bonus there was a saxophone player for Mother's Day Brunch and they gave the women a nice long stem rose.

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vipnativecalifornian
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was outstanding! Has a clubby vibe even for brunch.
Very generous portions, delicious crab benedict made with a crabcake base instead of an english muffin.

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Kaylee
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yesterday I hosted a little bridal brunch here and it was perfect! The views are unbeatable, the ambiance is classy and chill, and the food was amazing. The pricing was surprising in the best way. I will definitely be back for more brunches this summer!

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vipLindsley
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I won’t go back. Great space and view of the water but terrible decor and nothing matches. The music is obnoxious and loud like a bad club. Luckily we sat outside. The service was very slow and the food was mediocre. My medium rare steak arrived completely over cooked and like leather. The crowd was tacky and included millennials dressed badly. The restaurant and the people are trying hard to be “cool” but failing miserably. It’s a shame because it’s a great location.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great live music. Great view. Food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was

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ValerieC
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reggae Mondays with Earol are fantastic! We’ve been 3 times now and have loved every minute. The menu is tasty. Drink specials, especially the Mai Tai, delicious! My taste buds were tantalized. Be back soon!🥰

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place. Food good, service too and valet parking a MUST here

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VanessaH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall the food, ambiance, drinks and view was great I just wish our waitress took better care of us, my friend had asked for a side of pineapple juice and we noticed that just for our table she didn’t use a mini pitcher she just brought it over in a plastic cup. But every table near us had the mini pitcher. Or when my water was empty she took the glass but never brought it back until I asked for another from a different waiter. I’m hoping next time we come we can have better service so this place can truly be a 5 star experience!

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Trent
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I recommend going but with a warning!!! Location has always been great but nothing seems to last there. It would be great if these guys could work out their issues so they could become a go to place we can count on as we would go back. We rolled the dice to check it out. The $20 parking fee didn't start things off well nor did the staff that were nice but had little to no training on service. It was like the owner just hired a bunch of people they knew to work there and said it would be fun. The valet parker was bellied up at the bar tasting beer samples before we even finished our lunch....not a great image. We were given our keys so we could leave on our own which kinda makes you wonder about why the $20 for valet parking to begin with? The servers were very nice girls but again the place just wasn't trained that well.....but we were surprised by the quality of the food. The menu didn't really knock you off your feet and seemed to be just thrown together with odd combinations...but everything we had was actually really good all the way down to the vegan stuff we ordered. The reality is the location is great and the views are great and so is the food...so what else do you need! I would suggest trying it out as the food is worth it. Maybe the staff is in the middle of training so they will be better by the time you get there.

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vip72of500
Los Angeles
119 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A nice setting made up for bumpy service.
Our server came back to our table after 35 minutes of us placing our entree order to ask what we ordered because she forgot to enter it. We will give The Peninsula another chance soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautifuly done restaurant with incredible views of the water. Service was excellent. Our food was aesthetically plated and delicious. The only downside was they charge 20 dollars for two hour parking in their lot. Overall, we had an awesome experience.

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Brenlynn23
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was great until loud mouth Dennis Rodman came parading around the restaurant to everyone’s table dropping f bombs in front of my kids. We were there as a family enjoying the peaceful ambience not to hear a washed up nba star showboat loudly and rudely to everyone’s table!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great View of the Peninsula! Nice ambiance and aesthetic.
Has parking available for $20 for 2 hrs which is convenient considering the location but also a little pricey. Servers were also very friendly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Return visit, this time inside upstairs. Small table for eating but we did appetizers and cheese board so it worked well,
Using the floor for water glasses. Looking forward to taking a charcuterie board and bottle of wine on a Duffy when That opens up for guests, hopefully!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was amazing and the ambiance was very lively and well decorated. I appreciated how great the current service was and how friendly all of the staff were!

FAQs

The Peninsula Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 675-4444.

The Peninsula Lounge is rated 4 stars by 52 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.