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Waterline Newport Beach, with its contemporized nautical design, is a California coastal seafood-inspired and refined full-service restaurant along the waterfront featuring an alluring water-to-table experience. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, Waterline, headed by Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom offers a seasonal menu focused on the freshest seafood and highest quality ingredients with a chef driven concept – a perfectly comfortable and relaxed environment to enjoy delectable cuisine in a beautiful waterfront location.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Seafood, Contemporary American, Grill
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am
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
Pacific Coast Highway and Balboa Bay Way
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights.
Complimentary Valet Parking with validation from restaurant. Hourly Self Parking rates.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Waterline Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The worst service, food was cold and ill prepared.
And it's hard to mess a breakfast up...
No one knows how to serve food nor present a table. Socially uneducated people working there.
Hostess was half asleep and rude at 10:00 am?. Wait staff extremely unprofessional and at times no where to be found.
Over priced waist of time ...
Apparently, affluence is considered by those employees to mean unappreciated patrons, I don't care, whatever, huh?, what do you need now? I wish these people would quit asking for more coffee, a fork, a napkin, or hey how about food they waited over an hour for and it came out cold...
PATHETIC... go somewhere else.
Incredible and unique! We both ordered the seabass. Perfectly prepared and absolutely the best I've EVER had. Unique presentation. It came in a plastic bag. Inside were mussels, clams, potatoes, tomatoes, herbs, and an awesome lemon sauce to die for. They cut open the bags and the aroma was beautiful. Gr8 presentation for soaking up EVERY BIT of the juices. As this was our maiden voyage here, We will definitely return.
The restaurant is beautiful and very scenic as it is directly on the bay. Yachts are anchored within a stone's throw. There are outside tables with heaters and they will even lend you a shawl or a gorgeous dining room with every seat having a view and fresh flowers. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented with great service. It was perfect and very relaxing. Fine dining at it's best.
My family of three went for a pre-Mother's Day lunch on Saturday. The staff was pleasant and fairly attentive. The appetizers and desserts were delicious but all three of our entrees were either cooked incorrectly or overdressed. In retrospect, we should've sent them back instead of barely eating them. My halibut was so overcooked that it looked and tasted like very dry chicken. The total bill was $200 for three (including a $40 bottle of wine) and while the ambiance was nice, it was the most underwhelming meal I've had in years. I've written off the entire experience as typically overpriced bad food due to a nice view.
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