Topside Roof Deck

4.6
39 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Newport Beach’s only rooftop restaurant and bar, Topside offers a sophisticated space as special as its champagne pairings and celebration-worthy views. A social scene built for residents and guests in a setting that frames both the harbor and beach, Topside exudes a true beach soirée vibe.

Due to current state guidelines here are a few of our house rules:
- at least half of party must be present in order to be seated
- once seated there is a 90 minute maximum dining time limit
- all guests must wear a face mask until seated
- each bill must contain appropriate food items
- late arrivals will be added to the wait list (15 minute grace period)

We thank you in advance for your cooperation!


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Special menus

  • TACO TUESDAY

    Starting Sep 15, 2020
    Offering a special Taco Tuesday and Signature Margaritas Cocktail Menu

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 39 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.8
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kcamp170
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Shontelle was our server, and she is so sweet, funny and cool! Made us feel so comfortable, welcomed and attended to. She was 10/10 wonderful!! I love this place, it's so trendy and beautiful. Can't wait to go back.

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WilliamW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night celebrating. Food and drinks were over the top.

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vipcarolynb
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not happy as a resort guest we were not identified nor given any attention for at least 15 minutes....location not great -vs a couple in front of the firepit....
They need to do better

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Incredible staff, service, and sunset viewing.
My only suggestion is 100% vegan options and then I will definitely be back!

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LoisA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We were afraid it would be foggy, but it turned out clear, heaters on, music lower!! Nice

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Milana
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Server Mark was such a great guy and made the experience very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Loved the ambiance. But the value was terrible. I ordered the Starboard cocktail for $17 which didn’t seem to have any alcohol in it. It was basically water. And I ordered the Kobe Beef Sliders which were a total joke. They were $18 for two (not three) beef patties with bacon jam on smashed white buns with no fixings, served sadly on a big white plate with no garnishes or sides or anything. While they tasted good because of the bacon jam, they were definitely not worth $18 as there were only two of them, and they looked like tiny, pathetic White Castle burgers. They didn’t even try to make them look good or worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment here , I love , love this place ! Right down the street from my house . Staff is always courteous and helpful .

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice. Will return at least once or twice a month to grab a drink.

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AmberD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great view of Newport Beach area with fantastic fresh halibut tacos, (we were there on Taco Tuesday). Be sure to make a reservation on Open Table beforehand. A little expensive, but the cocktails are delicious and it’s fun.

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NewportEd
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The space is quite special.. sitting on the top floor of the trendy hotel. Trendy, nice ambiance for young and hip crowds. Cocktails are tasty but bit pricy. Used to be a nice open roof bar for both hotel guests and public as well. It had been converted to a reservation only “restaurant “ to fit government guidelines. The food was limited to a handful of small plates selections (sliders, tacos and fries..)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service! The food was good. The price was a bit high for a margarita. Overall, I was satisfied with the food, service and drinks.

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vipIreneG
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to go but you are timed for 90 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was my daughters birthday and I was hoping the staff would try to make her feel a little special and even perhaps bring her a small dessert but nothing like that happened. I was a bit disappointed in the lack of attention

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vipAndrewD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great place to enjoy a cocktail or two. Staff is attentive and very friendly
Highly recommend

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vipShellyv
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere- beautiful view -friendly people and we had excellent service
Perfect for just two or a group of people

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Was a friends bday...and they were able to accommodate us last min given Covid restrictions, service was prompt and professional plus you cant go wrong with a rooftop bar in Newport Beach(one of the few locations in Newport with rooftop view...if not maybe the only one).

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AudleyD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homemade corn tortillas were amazing. Great taco Tuesday event.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Prices were a little high, but it’s to be expected for a resort restaurant. Loved the view and the decor, definitely for a younger crowd. Definitely recommend making a reservation, we got there right at opening and there was a line. Great drinks and food selection, definitely better for a special occasion versus a quick drink.

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JoleneC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Limited menu. Order was delivered prepped incorrectly and our waitress was busy. Music was way too loud. The view was fantastic.

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vipSpankya
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Nice view, decent service. The food menu is limited, but they are very accommodating with drinks. Overall, a nice place to relax with someone and have a nice talk in the sea breeze.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy we made a reservation through open table. It made everything run so smoothly

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BaileyF
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! Had so much fun celebrating my future sister in law and our server really made her day special so thank you! The only reason I had removed a star is not on the staff but on the people who were also eating here. The staff did a wonderful job at informing us to wear our masks when not sitting at the table. However, every time we went to the bathroom we had to walk back as they were full of people not wearing masks and not maintaining 6 feet distance when waiting for the bathroom. Normally I wouldn't say anything, however when it's more than half of the people walking around not wearing a mask, it creates some concern.

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DaddyO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice place, ordered food with drinks but waitress forgot to put food order in. Oysters were not oysters in shell - not good. Asked to order more food and was told kitchen closed. Ordered an old fashioned that tasted and looked like straight whiskey - no flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was very slow.

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KDubs
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Nice rooftop bar!

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Amber
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Manager was very friendly, accommodating, and patient with our large group. Our server was also on top of it and very attentive. Amazing drinks!!

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vipNewport123
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. I would go back in a heart beat. It was so fun and a great environment. Yummy drinks but a little expensive.

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Topside Was amazing. Great atmosphere, really fun cocktails and great service!!

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vipTiffanyM
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Not the friendliest staff. Do not have a large selection of drinks at all which was very disappointing. Extremely overpriced for a mediocre rooftop environment. We also had the sun in our eyes the whole time and when we asked they adjust the umbrellas they told us they couldn't. Will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing great to watch the subset get cocktails and appetizers.

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vipAndrewD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and views. Had a great time with friends and will be back.
The sliders were awesome and service was first class.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a nice, chill (although very hot) day! But the drinks were great and the fries were yummy!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a few friends celebrating a birthday. Great place to hang out.

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Travel4Food
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the fried oysters as well as the burrata plate. Both were delicious. I also had the margarita that came with a champagne popsicle. It was so different and refreshing. The service was great as well. Some restaurants are not taking reservations for one and shame on them (Nobu) but here I was welcome as a single.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience5

Always a great spot but with Covid, food selection is poor.

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vipKirkP
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Two pork belly tacos $18 and very fatty. Two very small, bare Kobe sliders on a dinner roll: also $18. The iceberg lettuce was actually very good, though. Pretty good margarita. Kind of hot, as sun going down, since only protection is umbrellas. Nice ambience and great view from rooftop.

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vipdbjbmgcrus
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, service and food/drinks. Loved the views. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and amazing tacos!

FAQs

Topside Roof Deck is rated 4.6 stars by 39 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.