Tommy Bahama - Newport Beach

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Tommy Bahama features regional, seasonally fresh cuisine in a casually, elegant setting. Designed for Newport Beach locals and visitors, it is a comfortable oasis where fresh, unpretentious food and an easy, gracious spirit create a unique place to meet and enjoy. The freshest local produce as well as sustainable, health conscious fish are served in both hearty and light preparations. The menu will change with the seasons. Please visit www.tommybahama.com for the most current offerings.
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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The only disappointment was the artichokes
The chef must have reduced the spices and herbs because the artichoke was rather bland

AV
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We have been to other Tommy Bahama’s restaurants in Florida, Texas and Palm Desert and we always enjoyed their ambiance and food. This restaurant was very disappointing in terms of ambience and food presentation. It’s really more of a bar than restaurant.

N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! Everything great except we had a problem with small fruit flies Constantly flying around our table and landing on our food. Towards the end two people in my party stopped eating because the flies landed directly on their food! The staff tried to help by bringing out small candle at our request and another small cup that could have been a trap of some kind. Unfortunately nothing worked. We noticed the same kind of fruit fly in the Tommy Bahama shop adjacent to the restaurant. I hope this helps and you can get rid of those little pesty flies!

s
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I have dined at Tommy Bahama Newport Beach for years and loved it. This experience fell short. The coffee-rubbed steak lacked flavor, tenderness and coffee rub. My partner's Thai curry dish was okay. In addition, since the renovation of this restaurant, it is no longer a special experience, it's now nice diner in nature. Disappointed. The manager did take the steak off of the bill and the staff were great.

DU
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

BP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Made it in time for happy hour! Everything was delicious and Mai Thai’s were amazing! Great service as well!

CY
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great customer service . Not dressy and great ambiance

k
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food & service were great but we were very disappointed that your outside patio dining is no longer dog friendly as it had been in the past. We often have our dog with us when we are near the restaurant & we were sorry to learn that it is "service dogs only" now. You will not be seeing us as often for lunch now!

S
Orange County
315 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Their baby back ribs are excellent and tasty with a blackberry bbq sauce. Will definitely have them again.

L
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday. The food and the service was excellent. Love the new look to the dining area.

FG
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top Notch service from the hostess to our waiter. 100%

S
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great! Our table was just right. We'll go back again soon.

l
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it
Everyone was great
Good delicious

AP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior service, excellent live entertainment and great food! A terrific combination.

SE
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants...NO MORE!!!
It now looks like a IHOP with no ambiance. The menu is pricey and service mediocre.
Won't go back unless I have to.

JP
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We’ve been going to Tommy Bahamas for years. The new design is very commercial and not island vibe. The sectioned off seating made us feel like we were placed with the quiet old folks and we felt separate from the other guests and service. Service was SLOW, and not because they were busy, because they weren’t. Our apps and soups were served at the same time so everyone had two plates to eat quickly before the main plate. I don’t think we will be returning.

B
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great seafood, although limited selection. Everything was great

PR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Raymond, our server, was great. Terrific musician playing as well.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New Year’s Eve

AD
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Don't like the remodel, it's cold and uncomfortable. We sat at the bar which was better than sitting outside as that was our only option, the outside was not inviting at all for 2 women, and as there are only 4 booths we could never get one.
But we will return as the seats at the back end of the bar are not bad and you can view the whole restaurant.

R
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I love this Resturant and have come for years ! When it first opened and my last experience with service was off . We all at the bar commented they didn’t know which food went to whom, I’m not kidding four times went down the line who had this who had that , no salad was put in bartender did apologize. No bread offered. Still love it go here and desert Tommy’s often . But wish I could give all five stars . Hopefully more attention to detail next visit .

GM
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food at Tommy Bahamas is delicious. The remodel is nice, but the tropical feel is lacking. Need to add more tropical decorations.

CS
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time at Tommy Bahama! Everyone is very nice and the food is delicious and beautifully displayed.

TF
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good - we ordered rib eye, NY strip and shrimp & scallop bowl. I would not order the shrimp and scallop bowl if you're really hungry. There wasn't much seafood in the bowl.

p
Orange County
206 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

King salmon was quite greasy. Too much butter? Needed pepper. In fact my fellow diner had to hunt down a waiter to get pepper for his salad & the guy started to walk away without asking others at the table if they wanted any.

PK
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Coconut shrimp are always very good. Shishito peppers very good as well. I can't stop eating the warm rolls. Loved the Mahi Mahi.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Way overpriced. Good food. Poor hostess staff— please train better. Reservation cancelled after 15 mins, fine. However we asked for outside seating in the reservation when they tried to seat us inside. We Then go outside to realize it’s freezing go back in and the hostess new hostess says we can only sit you next to us when there were two other tables open and no one came to sit there for the hour and a half we were eating.

OT
Orange County
102 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

We are not fans of the new renovation. Lost is the warm tropical relaxing atmosphere and balmy beach character. Last night we sat in the room near the front door. It was quiet and we enjoyed watching football. Menu is limited but food is very good including their complimentary bread. The brussel sprouts was delicious and the ahi poke with won ton chips was amazing! My husband enjoyed his salmon, said it was very tasty. Service was good just wish the waitress didn't call me, 'Dear." I'm probably old enough to be her mother. We gave the "new" TB a second try which was better than when we sat in the bar area but not as enjoyable as in the past years. Adding some tropical decorations to the modern renovation just isn't the same. We miss the old TB.

DW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the new renovation...noise always seems to be an issue. Difficult to have the other parties at the table or booth hear you.

M
Sacramento
128 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently updated the decor at this location - food is same: good fish. Every time. Save room for Key Lime Pie!

R
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. Our waitress was excellent very attentive. She had a great personality, helped us with our choices. We a filet, ribeye and a scallop and shrimp dish. She really made the evening special.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It could be every day if you’re super spoiled, but special enough for big occasions as well!

a
Orange County
51 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was great including the bread service which most places fail. They now have a fresh-baked loaf sent to your table and it was amazing. The food was hot and well made. The presentation and portions were great too. It's hard to find a good resturant these days but Tommy Bahamas did their homework!

JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love Tommy Bahamas! Been going there for years.
This past weekend I took my adult children to celebrate Christmas. Food, Drinks and of Course Service was excellent. The only complaint I have is not a huge fan of the remodel job. But I would still keep coming for sure. I highly recommend for anyone who wants an excellent meal etc.

S
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for a wonderful night, delicious food and drinks and helping us celebrate our friends upcoming wedding!

D
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and it was great!

MH
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place the food and service is awesome. They just had a remodel and the patio is awesome.

r
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service by Nathan and helpers was excellent, and the food was really good. We tried the brussel sprouts - they were really good!

D
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Love Tommy Bahama Restaurant. I do have one complaint. I did have a reservation. We were seated between 2 parties of 4 & 6 at a tiny table. I asked if we could take one of the 3 empty booths and was told “no because they were for more than 2 guests”. However, two people occupied the 4th booth and the other 3 were vacant the entire time we were there. In my experience, classy restaurants seat people in their best locations unless a reservation needs to hold it.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Lark was amazing. She knew the menu inside and out. Made great recommendations. Food was amazing. Great selection and quality. Special attention by the chef in sending out an appetizer for us to try. Wil definitely come back!

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