Tommy Bahama - Newport Beach

4.7
2789 Reviews
$50 and over
American
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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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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victoria
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant, great mai tais,mahi tacos and shrimp.

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LaurenB
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drink. After lunch, their Happy Hour began and we were able to order more cocktails right at our table instead of moving to the bar. Loved it! Great service.

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luv2ski
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. It was a lovely evening to dine on the patio.

JG
JulieG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great drinks and food for happy hour. The person playing music was really good too.

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vipjuliej
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Tommy's! It's our go to place for island style R&R!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our birthday celebration was great from start to finish... the food is always the best quality and taste and today's seemed like it was plated so beautifully! One piece of coconut cake was split between two of us and we still took some home, it was a nice Ending for a beautiful afternoon.

JA
vipJANE
Orange County
109 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best when the music is soft so you can talk! Great food

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server, Nick, was fantastic.

DG
vipDeniceG
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! They make the best coconut shrimp and coconut crab cakes!!!

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flygirl789
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Before you go, make a reservation. Their reservation system is through Open Table. In that reservation, request to sit either inside the main restaurant or the back patio if you want to eat outside. If not, you stand a good chance to be seated in their outdoor tent or in the small hallway next to the hostess desk.

I made a reservation months before Easter. I didn't make any special requests and when we got there, we were immediately escorted to the tent. That's OK if you don't mind sitting at a table on the warm pavement with only one side open for air. When we asked if there was anything else, we were escorted to the hallway. Even though the service was great, we felt like we should be saying hello and goodbye to the people constantly coming and going past our table. We observed during our meal that the only other people that were seated in that area were people who didn't have any reservations.

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Gidicovi08
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate my son’s 19th birthday and we all had an amazing time. Thank you for everything!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! Bartenders were very nice and friendly too. We had a great time. Will be back soon 😎

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vipFoodie2
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Sat in the front of the restaurant with no ambience. Our waitress come over very seldom. And the crab cakes were very fishy tasting and smelling, they didn’t seem fresh at all. The cocktails had so much ice in them that after 10 minutes they were completely watered down and we didn’t finish them. So disappointing, Gulfstream is much better of a restaurant after my last two visits here,

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DeeN
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I think it is better for lunch than dinner. It is not a particularly relaxing atmosphere.

MC
vipMC63
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and ambience. Unable to get my iced tea refilled.......service needs to improve.

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vipKalinH
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW!? What to eat? I've been jiving on their Blue Lump Crab & Avocado salad with capers and a caper lime vinaigrette! It's outrageous! My mom (last two times we've been there) enjoys their Coconut Crusted Crab Cakes in a Thai Chili sauce that will blow your hair back! I would say we go there (at least) twice a month and have a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Lacked attentiveness in customer service. Our server was awful. We had to ask for refills on something as simple as water. Asked for butter, never came. Order was also incorrect in that an item should have been subbed for another and wasn’t. With the opening of more dine-in, there should be a focus on providing excellent customer service rather than just going through the motions. Dinner location was a special request for a birthday celebration and it made for a terrible memory.

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1ArtsyGourmet
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please do no print my name or email. Our waiter, Wes was terrific, friendly and fun, yet professional. He helped us to enjoy our visit. We all enjoyed the crab salad...totally delicious and the chocolate dessert. Thank you! We had a wonderful time!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inside dining was nicely spaced out, tables were far from each other. We were seated in a booth, so it felt very safe. This was the third time our family has been out to a restaurant since COVID started a year ago. We had filet mignon tacos, blue crab avocado salad and pan crested halibut and margaritas. Service and food were excellent, we will be back for sure!

MR
vipMollyR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wes was a great server. We loved the live music! And the Mai tais of course 🌴

MJ
vipMsJloe
Orange County
81 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food every time!! Never disappointed! Best sliders in OC! Great service always!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional and the food was outstanding. This was our second time dining here and we look forward to the third occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The guitar player was amazing! Great evening out.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The service was excellent. Really enjoyed the coconut shrimp, and the scallop sliders! Server was great

JM
JM1996
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good here- can't go wrong with anything on the menu really. The manager at this location is super nice and awesome, not sure what his name is! They have live music in the bar area and the ambiance is a very nice, chill island vibe. Great happy hour menu with yummy and strong drinks. One of my favorite Newport Restaurants

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vipfussbudget
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Covid blues. I booked an outside table expecting the patio. Instead we got table in plastic enclosure on parking lot. Do not like 3-sided enclosure - did not seem as safe. And surely was not as nice as patio. Not awful but not a great night.

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TraciD
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great ambiance. Enjoyed the outdoors.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great ! and loved the live music

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AngieS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience! Food and service were excellent. Patio was lovely.

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viplgeo
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did happy hour. Amazing drinks. And food

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Tinka
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. The music speakers in the ceiling did interfere with our ability to easily hear our conversation. Would love if the menu offered more options. As a vegan, I always have to order two sides, which works out most of the time. All personnel are really helpful and gracious. Wonderful ambience and energy.

TB
TommyB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tommy Bahamas is our favorite Restaurant & Store combo! EVERYTHING IS GREAT!!!

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BillG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The mussels were excellent as was the lump blue crab bisque. The outdoor setting was very comfortable.

MO
vipMichelleO
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I have been a huge fan of this restaurant for years, to the point where it is my go to with celebrations. The last time I was there, we had asked three times for a glass of water (cocktails and food was served), but was told there weren't any water glasses cleaned so it would be a wait.

This time, I had requested a seat indoors on open table, and was told only outside was available when we got there. We were seated and had requested the heater to be turned on. After about 20 minutes, I asked the waiter a second time to have the heater turned on. After someone came to turn it on, it shut off five minutes later. I had requested another time and they said it was broken and did not offer us to move to a different location.

The waiter for our table was being trained. I was as patient as I could be. We ordered our salads and requested the filet mignon to be cooked medium. It came overcooked and more than well done. We had to send them back and wait another 15 minutes to have new salads brought out. Again, it was freezing without any heaters. As much as I wanted to celebrate my friend's birthday and get dessert, we both were so cold, we immediately requested the check as soon as we were done. Our waiter brought the check, and he had charged us for FOUR salads, not two. I had to track him down and bring the mistake to his attention, and he went back and ran the card again. My transaction is still pending and I am hoping it is right.

Overall, my experience couldn't be more disappointing. I love your food, and that is why I keep coming back, but it is always something every time I am there. It was even more embarrassing because I chose this location to celebrate my friend's birthday. Please take these comments to heart. I am sure I am not the only customer who has had an experience like this.

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vipExceptional
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy our meals at this restaurant. The crab cakes and coconut shrimp are fantastic and the Thai style scallops and shrimp are worth th3 trip by themselves.

MB
MikeB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding! Thanks Mackenzie!! Hopefully I spelled her night right! We had very good food and drink during Happy Hour. Nice that they had opened finally for inside dining as it was really cold out. Highly recommend and one of our favorite go to places!!

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ChrisH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you want to feel like you’re on vacation...look no further. Enjoy great drinks, yummy starters like the Macadamia-Crusted goat cheese and my favorite is the blackened mahi-mahi tacos with plantains!

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CurtisE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go to Tommy Bahamas for their Sunday happy hour. Their Mai Tai are the best we have found and the food is always great.

MD
vipMaryD
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since Tommy Bahama's in Newport already has a large patio for outdoor dining vs. a covered parking lot, the ambience was lovely. It was a chilly afternoon, and they had the heaters on which was needed. I am a difficult dinner: grain and dairy free, but founded great choices. The waitress noted that the rice had butter and pointed that out, so I could do a substitute.

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Iandtk
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Systematic racisms BLEEDS through every employee.

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You can order delivery directly from Tommy Bahama - Newport Beach using the Order Online button. Tommy Bahama - Newport Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 760-8686.

Tommy Bahama - Newport Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 2789 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.

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