Executive Chef, Rachel Haggstrom, crafts a dining experience focused on seasonal ingredients, local and regional seafood, and expert technique. Favorites include a delicate lobster house roll, Kona kampachi sashimi, and pan seared diver scallops.
Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday Brunch, guests can enjoy intimate indoor or outdoor dining overlooking Balboa Bay. Larger celebrations will enjoy the restaurant’s private dining room, including a dedicated patio, backed by sunset views.
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Join us between 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM for our Thanksgiving Lunch at the Waterline Restaurant. We are offering a prix fixe menu. Adults are $90, children under 12, $45, plus tax & service charge. Credit card required.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
Join us between 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM for our Christmas Eve Dinner at the Waterline Restaurant. We are offering a prix fixe menu. Adults are $95, children under 12, $46, plus tax & service charge. Credit card required.
Monday, December 24, 2018
Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers
Join us between 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM for our Christmas Lunch/Dinner at the Waterline Restaurant. We are offering a prix fixe menu. Adults are $95, children under 12, $46, plus tax & service charge. Credit card required.
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Crystal is an excellent server
The menu is different but
Very good our food was tasty
I had to ask multiple times to have my drink refilled. The wrong drink was brought for my son. The food made both my husband and I feel ill after leaving.
Great place .
Bread was rock hard, fritata was incredibly bland. For the amount charged the value just wasn’t there. Great location though
We enjoyed our brunch here and was surprised we hadn’t done it sooner! Looking forward to coming back again especially after the patio opens back up. Thank you Waterline. See you soon.
We are SO happy that Balboa Bay Club has not let service and quality go by the way side! LIVE like your on vacation while in your own neighborhood :-) This is our our new favorite find, since the service at the Coliseum Grill at Pelican Hill is now the worst place in Newport Beach for service. BBC and Waterline is our new go to and recommendation for anyone wanting 5 star resort service AND great food!
The meal was delicious and the service was phenomenal.
beautiful place.. the view of the water AMAZING.. food was very good.
One of the best meals in the world I've ever had that wasn't a wine pairing, chef's choice dinner.
Not inexpensive, but worth the price. Far too few people here.
So hard to find, you might give up, but don't.. it's worth the effort..
Celebrated brunch bday with family it was great 👍 yummy food great view the kids enjoyed to highly recommend
Of the 2 meals and one desert... the lamb was great but the sides accompanied them was small.
The seafood dish my friend got was disappointing for her.
The peach ice cream bar... was a little icy... and felt almost store bought.
Was our first time there but I dont think well return.
Annabelle says: gorgeous location. Lack of communication three times between server and assistant. Menu stated squash blossoms w salmon meal but mislead! Just a few baby squash without stuffing.
No one hardly in restaurant.
The Sunday Brunch is worth the money. A delicious cold brunch selection and unlimited mimosas. The service is great and attentive. I would definitely return.
One of my favorite places to dine
Rachel is wonderful. Waiters are great. Lovely views and delicious food.
Jose was our server and he was most attentive and really made our dining experience wonderful!
The bass was very fishy and the manager credited us for it.
The Waterline is a very sedate and relaxing place to enjoy a good meal with excellent and non- intrusive service. I have always found it to be a good choice for business lunches.
Great service. Amazing view. But we dis not enjoy the food it was not tastey at all. So expenisive.
The waiter was slooooow for brunch —— and seafood was great! Kids brunch tooexpensive at $26 for a 4 y/o.
Beautiful place right on the water in the balboa bay club. Great food and just a perfect place by the beach!
Best and most creative food experience i have had in a long time. Great place for a date or evening out.
It was very expensive and not very tasty at all. It was over $75 for lunch and none of us had alcohol or any beverage other than tap water. Setting is pretty but that is all. I will never go back there again
We went her for Sunday brunch with our kids for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Brunch was excellent! The mimosa's kept coming and the food was fabulous. We sat outside and had beautiful views and ambiance. They even made a special desert plate with "Happy Anniversary" on it!
Creative and flavorful menu items. Very pleased!
I wasn’t happy at all with the service at this restaurant. I brought my family here for dinner for the first time based upon the high ratings on open table and I was incredibly disappointed.
Our server was inattentive, rushed, distant, and cold. He lacked basic serving etiquette such as striking up some friendly banter with the guests, offering suggestions to new diners or even acknowledging we were celebrating a special evening. He never provided us with bread and butter. I actually had to ask a bus boy for the bread. Dishes were mixed up. All of our glasses of water were left unfilled the entire night and despite requesting a special Father’s Day message on my dessert, which was confirmed and approved by management, it was never done.
Completely disappointing and unacceptable.
Had an engagement celebration here at Waterline in the Balboa Bay Resort!
First off, Waterline has a classic elegance to it.
Conservatively styled in blues and creams, with plush upholstered chairs and solid (mahogany) tables.
Colorful art surrounding the walls.
The ultimate beauty comes through the windows lining one side of Waterline. The boats and ships line the port just next to the patio along the restaurant.
The cold selection of Waterline’s brunch was delicious with crab legs, shrimp, salmon, cheeses, and an assortment of danishes. The hot dishes were wonderful! I had the halibut stack with an avocado spread. It was delicious.
The tiered desert centerpiece was elegantly displayed and the dessert pieces were decorated, and very pretty! All fresh and such a variety! Very yummy!!
Service at the Waterline was perfect for us!! Our server, Jose, was very nice, attentive and very friendly! I am so glad we had him. He added a special touch to our wonderful visit! Thank you, Jose!!
Waterline is the perfect restaurant for any special occasion, date or romantic meal! A definite A+
5 Star for this restaurant of class and elegance!
I enjoyed a luncheon with a friend for both of our birthdays. We had to change tables once since there was a larger party too close to us. We wanted a quiet table to catch up on chit chat. Once we changed tables, everything was fine. We had a good time.
Our waiter Nick was fantastic. It was a fantastic experience
Food was great and the service was excellent. The place was a little more empty than one would expect considering how nice this place was. A+O had a lot more people in it. Victoria, our waitress, was fantastic! If all their staff is as nice and helpful as she was, then A++.
Beautiful bay views with boats passing by. Food was very tasty with great presentation. Service impeccable. Quiet!
This is a beautiful spot on the harbor with many amazing yachts on view. The Sunday buffet is great -- all you can eat seafood appetizers plus your choice of one of several hot entrees. The food was bland but fine and no one will list it as what made this a great Sunday brunch. The service was very good and very tolerant of our party's rather long stay. Recommended.
Went for Sunday brunch. $53 per person with unlimited sparkling wine or mimosas. Very nice cold buffet with pastries, seafood (crab, shrimp, smoked salmon) and meats & cheese. Choice of one hot entree from choice of five or six. I had crab cake Benedict which was excellent and my girlfriend had the halibut BLT which was also very good (think deconstructed sandwich). Service was pretty good, felt a little rushed at time & definitely when the bill was brought without us asking for it. We put it on far side of table & continued to enjoy our drinks but our server came back twice and leaned across table to see if the check was ready for payment, little annoying! Overall good experience, very nice setting although patio was a little chilly.
The location, food, ambiance were great. The people who greeted us and waited on us were as good as any ive had in 35 yrs of dining out. World class service. Thanks
Limited menu and decent food. Great view of the water and the service was pretty good.
Great experience with matching service.
My wife and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. We had never been to this restaurant before and thought we would try it. The food was great, service was excellent, and sitting out on the patio gave a spectacular view.
Patrick is attentive and service focused. Ask for him to add to your great dining experience.
Waterline is wonderful...beautiful setting, delicious food.
Our reservations were at 1:15 pm for Sunday Brunch, but they shut down at 2 pm. We had to rush through our buffet charcuterie so that we could order our main course. They insisted we get up and get to the buffet before even our water or Mimosa was served. We and didn't have time to go to the dessert buffet because they put it away before we finished eating. We were never offered coffee or tea. The restaurant and deck were not full. We were a party of 6 and would like to have been outside but instead we were placed right at the music. We couldn't hear each other talk. It was an ok meal. We enjoyed our time together even though the food was ok and the time was rushed. Probably will go somewhere else next time.
Loved Waterline. It was our first time and we will be going back. The cuisine matched the beautiful waterfront setting and excellent service. Really nice!