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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Orange County
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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)

e
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just too expensive for what you get. It’s a bar. Ambiance doesn’t warrant these prices. The coconut shrimp is best thing but you only get three and they were overcooked. The crab bisque has been amazing in the past but this night it was floury. The ahi nachos were terrific. I prefer Roy’s.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the places in oc for nice casual dinner with really good food. Love their menu options

J
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food, crab salad with the halibut entree was EXCELLENT !!!!!

SM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ambiance is only rated 3 stars due to the fact that we were sitting outside and there was a couple sitting near us whose dog barked on numerous occasions which interrupted our conversation and was an annoyance that persisted throughout our meal.

LG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tommy Bahama is great place for lunch or dinner. Always great food, exceptional service from friendly staff, and wonderful quiet atmosphere. My friends and I always love this restaurant.

j
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

J
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

You should offer Stevia as a substitute sugar. All the others at very bad.

G
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad my request for a booth was granted
Enjoyed the wine and happy hour food small plates - very tasty n fresh .... only complaint we had to ask for happy hour menu as we were only given regular menu
Enjoyed the live music
Would def go back soon 👍👍

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with 3 young kids. The staff was wonderful and kind to them. Great family dinner experience.

DK
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience2

We moved from Newport Beach a few years ago. Had dined here many times. Not loving the new decor. Sparse and cold, as opposed to the previous colorful, warm feel. Really changes the whole dining experience.

Z
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food is excellent, but the place is quite spare in its decoration. Nothing has been done to disguise the fact that this is a restaurant in a strip mall. Plus, we found the seating somewhat hard and uncomfortable. This is not the place for leisurely dining. Our waiter was knowledgeable and prompt. He made great suggestions. We will return if we are looking for great food but don't have the time or inclination to dawdle. (We were in and out in 75 mins. We ordered 2 courses and wine) We thought that the live music was a plus.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tyler was amazing!

R
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last visit I had an issue but today was a whole new experience! Great service and a lovely day outside with yummy food . I have to have the Nashville sliders every time ! They too the chicken with just the right amount of slaw and sauce . Well done . Another favorite of my daughters is the tortilla soup ! Thanks staff and well done !

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There were so many bugs flying around our food and face during the entire meal, it was terrible. We were inside. I mentioned a few times to our server and she said they were coming from outside and they closed the doors. Still didn’t help the problem. We had birthday cake and before we could have a bite, a bug flew into frosting and got stuck. It was. Pretty bad experience.

CS
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Was seated in an overflow section with significantly less charm than the main restaurant. We had made reservations and expected better.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely fantastic except for the barflies. Literally so many barflies, I think a barely flew into each glass of my party. But oh well, everything else was great!

AB
Orange County
75 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite is the filet mignonette salad with grilled to perfection steak, potatoes and mushrooms

EA
Orange County
88 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I always enjoy having some mai tais here. Food is good, staff are friendly and music make it a great place to frequent.

LL
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. This restaurant has a problem with gnats, not kidding! They were all around our table and fling in our food. It was awful swatting at the gnats and trying to eat. One gnat died a terrible death when he dove into my wife’s ketchup. Gross.

O
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The remodel is awesome. Nice outdoor patio Beautiful

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

C
Western NC
105 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food. Favorite was coconut shrimp. Fish was also good.Bartenders was very efficient. Music was great too. Went back the next day

AV
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
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 on January 19, 2020
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 on January 18, 2020
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 on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

BP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
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
317 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
27 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
35 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
7 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.

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