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!
Excellent service. Beautiful environment. Convenient validated valet parking.
Early Valentines dinner and the entire experience was flawless
Used to be wonderful. But unfortunately, now, high prices for mediocre food. (Used to be expensive, but for very good food.)
One hot dish was just ok and buffet was mostly sea foods, good, but quite small array for a hotel brunch. Dessert table was just adequate, not yummy just sweet.
The ambiance still lovely though and service amiable.
Very quite and nostalgic restaurant. Really minds me of olden days.
Awesome service. We even got complimentary dessert!
Waterline at the Balboa Bay Resort is exceptional. We visited for lunch. Sitting directly next to the marina and water on their outdoor patio was a perfect way to enjoy the area of Newport Beach. Nautical in decor and casual yet sophisticated. Weather was sunny and the outdoor heaters softly took away the chill from the air. Our server, Victoria, was wonderful with a great smile. We started with Crab & Corn Chowder which was full of fresh corn and crab, lighter than an normal corn chowder so it didn't crowd out your appetite for your entree. For our entrees, my husband had a Cobb Salad made with organic mixed greens, rotisserie turkey, onion, bacon, hard boiled egg, radish, avocado, blue cheese, tomato, and served with a light honey balsamic viniagrette. It was large, but so good that he finished it off. I had a totally unique dish, the local Halibut BLT. Thick flaky piece of perfectly cooked halibut served with avocado, bacon, heirloom tomato, lemon aioli, and arugula stacked between delectable pieces of lavosh. It was brilliant and so original. We accompanied our meal with a chilled bottle of Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc. I would highly recommend this restaurant for lunch, dinner and brunch.
Phenomenal service, food and attention to detail.
Service was slow, there was plastic wrap in our salad and they just didn’t seem to care. It wasn’t that busy for the poor level of attentiveness I am use to at the Balboa Bay Club.
Pleasant surprise. Much better than most hotel restaurants. Food was great and the staff was very attentive. Views of the bay and all the water activities was wonderful. I have already recommended it to several friends.
I have been here numerous times and overall good food and attentive service, but our waitress was new ans their was no communication with the hostess - they simply forgot to celebrate our anniversary or make any mention of it!! For the amount we paid and after waiting 20 minutes for valet, I would not come back here for any “special occasion”
My son had prime rib with caesar salad and mashed potatoes. The caesar salad quite large and generous portion for more than one person. Prime was perfectly done. I had the Diver scallops which were perfectly done. The sauce was delicious on a bed looked like taro chips. The kids salmon plate was very nice with mashed potatoes and fresh cooked vegetables. Both my kids had the Kids Cookie chocolate chip ice cream sandwich. Sandwich was quite large for a child with sprinkles dipped around the sides. I had the passion fruit Torte which was delicious. Service was excellent. Our server was Daniela. She was very professional and personable. The view of the harbor was beautiful. There were boats decorated with lights going around and it's not even the boat parade yet. Dinner was fabulous.
I was looking for a quiet place for a fine dinner and conversation with a friend I had not seen in 50 years. Everything was perfect.
Service was ok, think server was new. Food was delish, a bit rich, although overpriced. Great view.
Friendly and warm welcoming, it gets busy at the start of Brunch , was waiting for our waiter that why its called ‘waiter’ he said, with sense of humor. Foods are great! With free bday sweets for the bday celebrant, great! Just one fly flying freely at our table lol.
Everyone so warm! Good place.
Beautiful location in the Balboa Bay Club, right on the waterfront! Service was adequate, not outstanding. Food was good, not a huge menu but I had the salmon special which was delicious. The ambiance is what is fantastic. We ate outside and would definitely go again. Lovely.
Both me and my friend were celebrating our birthdays. We came for breakfast on a Saturday and sat outside. We must have sat there a good ten minutes before we were even acknowledged and another five minutes waiting for a menu. I ordered eggs Benedict with potatoes. The eggs Benedict was good but now outstanding. The potatoes were very tasty. The coffee wasn't as good as I had remembered it. The ambiance on the harbor was delightful and we had heat lamps on both sides of us. I recommend for special occasions as they bring a platter with various treats: a few chocolates, a French Macaroon, a chocolate covered strawberry. This was a nice ending to the morning and for that reason I plan to come back on another special occasion.
Food was very marginal
A very pleasant and satisfying dining experience.
this is a really fine upscale restaurant sitting right on the harbor with a great view.
Food and service was just excellent. we will be back for sure and highly recommend
Myself and two of my girlfriends went for brunch. The service from the moment you arrive is great. The valet parking team was so polite and helpful. The resort is beautiful. It was a Wednesday at 10 and we had almost here whole restaurant to ourselves. It was perfect. We sat on the patio right Infront of all the beautiful yachts, the weather was perfect. They also have heaters they can turn on for each table if need. The waiters were supreme. They even place the napkin in your lap. The food was fantastic. We ordered crab eggs Benedict. It was great! And my other friend ordered the veggie omelet. She said she really enjoyed her plate as well. There was a manager for the resort named Herve. He was wonderful. So helpful and even though we were not guests of the hotel he still treated us like we were royalty. I loved the whole experience and will be coming back.
Great service, nice view. Limited menu...seafood was just ok
My husband and I dined at the Waterline to enjoy the music by Luca Ellis. We were very pleased with the entertainment, food and service. We are looking forward to having another evening at the Waterline soon.
Overall, excellent! Ask for James as your server. He is the Best!
Food was good, view was great and service was amazing! Would highly recommend and will definitely be back.
Quiet, relaxing atmosphere for a girls lunch. Beautiful setting. Service was great.
What a fabulous spot to enjoy our anniversary. Everything met all our expectations!
Everything we expected and more. Welcome greeting from the hostess. Wonderful bay view. Amazing service from Jose. We felt so special. And food outstanding.
An incredible Father's Day experience. Fabulous brunch. Our daughter flew in from Sacramento and was very impressed with the ambiance and the food selection. We'll be back. Thank you.
The Sunday Brunch was outstanding with a buffet style cold appetizer and dessert bar and wait service delivering the warm entree of your choosing. My choice for the entree was a healthy and delicious egg white frittata. The buffet offered a huge assortment of all of my favorites: several types of scones, lots of delicious seafood (crab claws, shrimp, and oysters), a huge variety of cheeses and meats, and scrumptious desserts.
We were celebrating Fathers' Day and sat outside. The view and atmosphere is perfect for all ages but on that day it was a bit cool. However, after reaching out to the staff, and reminding them, they moved an outdoor heater to our table and gave us a shawl for my daughter.
The service was good but not outstanding. Perhaps it's because it was a busy weekend. However, we still left very happy and look forward to returning soon.
Fathers Day and one of us had a meal with nothing right--bummer!!
Went there for my birthday breakfast. Always great experience.
Beautiful setting with an attractive cold buffet with shrimp, crab, cheese, artisan breads, and luscious desserts for brunch. I like that the hot dishes are ordered from the menu so they are cooked specifically for diners. Unlimited mimosas and/or champagne was a nice touch! Glad we discovered this place which is actually part of a hotel.