Tommy Bahama - Newport Beach

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$50 and over
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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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vipBrendaB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable with attention to each individuals request. Food was as always top drawer.

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vipCalifdreamer
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Slow service. Waitress didn’t bring shrimp appetizer until we were halfway finished w our meal. One entree was the wedge salad, very different and not very good.

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vipnbmSeattle
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue crab salad, very tasty. Bonus of friends and family 25% discount.

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vipkiwig1rl
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were not happy with the choices for O.C. Restaurant Week and felt it was too expensive for what was offered. That said, we ordered Happy Hour items and off the regular menu. Those items were a good value and well prepared.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner amazing service and food.

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CarrieY
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as well as the service. Ernie was the best. My 91 year old mother enjoyed herself. The entire staff was so kind to her. It made her night!!!

JB
JanB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Heaters did not work , service was slow and ambience outdorr was awfull

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vipnbmSeattle
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a special of scallops and risotto, it was excellent. I forgot my camera and they chased me down to return it. Great place, good ambience

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CarolynS
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite places to meet for lunch!

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TikiFan
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always great food and terrific drinks. I had the Mahi Mahi rueben and my wife has the Miso King Salmon.

Only bummer was our inattentive server. She only checked in on us once and was nowhere near as cheerful as the other servers around us. That’s not typical service at TB, but it was still OUR experience and It definitely affected our outing.

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vipFdavidm
Palm Springs
101 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I’m a fan of TB’s , but this one missed the mark. It’s got a small menu. Many of my favorites aren’t on it. No crispy fish sandwich, no Cuban sandwich. I had a blackened Mahi Mahi Reuben and it was strange.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food always very good. Good choice and a very nice variety.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

No ambiance at all - food was perfect

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SusanS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five ladies who are longtime friends enjoyed a relaxing time for conversation and each had a delicious lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

So loud you couldn’t hear the person next to you talk. My ears were ringing when we left

KR
vipKarRN
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Got a seat outside for lunch on a Saturday. Was a bit windy. There were tons of empty tables that had yet to be cleaned. Our waiter was great! Made great drink recommendations. The spicy chicken sliders were mediocre. The meat was dry and very thin. The coconut shrimp appetizer was very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service slow and not great but the food was excellent!

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vipAmyDinMV
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Disappointed. Tommy Bahama's service is never great, but this visit it was just lousy. I ordered the crab and avocado salad and asked for no onions. The server asked if I was allergic and I advised I was not, but definitely did not want any onions. The salad arrived and the first mouthful was overwhelmingly onion flavored. The salad is served chopped/stacked style. I pushed it over and revealed the lettuce was liberally studded with chopped red onions. I asked the server over and showed her. She asked me if I thought there were a lot of onions in the salad as though I might pick them out of the chopped lettuce. I was surprised because I asked for none and the salad was filled with them. It would have been impossible to remove them all. The server then reluctantly agreed to replace the salad. For the next 25 minutes I waited. The manager stopped by after 10 min and said they were working on it. At 20 minutes I flagged down my server, who apparently didn't feel she needed to stop back with me, or check the kitchen. Another five minutes and she finally returned with the salad. I ate quickly as we needed to get back to work and my lunch companion had finished long before. When the bill arrived they offered me a free appetizer for my next visit. Given the total lack of interest that the order was wrong, the fact that even if I liked onions these were old and offensively strong, the manager and the server were basically indifferent, why would I come back? I used to work at Denny's in college. Even at Denny's we comped a customer when that much went wrong.

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BarbaraD
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the blue crab and avocado salad, the coconut shrimp, Barbacoa tacos and the scrumptious chocolate cake. Our waited even helped us celebrate our birthday girl with candle in our dessert and a song.

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vipLisaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

I have been coming to this Tommy Bahamas for many many years. It recently went under a remodel which I must say I am not crazy about. It now appears that you are on a big cruise ship with not much character and the tropical escape that it used to feel like you were on has now been replaced with a cold, bleak ambience. Our server was excellent but I will not be returning. If I'm paying $50 for a salad and drink I must enjoy the atmosphere! Not sure why they had to change it up.

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PSWF
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casaba Steak salad is always delicious!
Met up with a friend I hadn’t seen in years! Great service without being intrusive! Lovely time! Thanks TB!

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KawikaC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my Mom’s Birthday on Saturday and I am so glad we went to celebrate at Tommy Bahamas Restaurant.
Food was outstanding. I ordered the special! Service was great and everyone had a great time!

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carolB
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very happy birthday dinner

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vipOCDiner
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Fish was not the freshest.

RB
vipRitaB
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Love the Mango chicken salad and the fish tacos! Thanks!

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vipsarasongbird
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I actually preferred the old look. I regularly wind up being seated in the entrance area leading into the restaurant. The bar now takes up 70% of the floor space. The entertainment is always good but the bar patrons start talking more loudly to be heard over the music,so it gets quite loud. Not as cozy anymore. Food is still excellent. Probably need to go at lunch.

DB
DaniaB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and beverages were wonderful!
EXCELLENT service!
Rayan (waiter) was amazing. He was friendly, respectful and professional.
Made us feel welcome.
Thank you!!

PM
PeggyM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was fine but the service was really bad.Our server was not attentive at all,we just saw him when he took our order and when he gave us are check.
Didn’t come back after our food was serve to ask if how’s everything or if we need something else(we dont have enough water)

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4