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About Red O - Newport Beach

Dining at Red O is an experience like no other - offering a unique combination of Prime Steak & Seafood with Rick Bayless’ signature Mexican inspired influences. By sourcing local and sustainable ingredients Red O creates flavorful dishes with a mindset on quality while still being true to the flavors of Mexico. Red O’s team of friendly employees create a welcoming atmosphere that parallels the luxury resort interiors of the restaurant. Red O also features an impressive bar and lounge, where you’ll find their specialty cocktails, an extensive tequila list and award winning wine list. The bar also offers Happy Hour from 3pm to 7pm daily.

143 Newport Center Drive
Fashion Island
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Sunday: 11:00am -3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday-Saturday:5:00pm -11:00pm
Happy Hour: 3:00pm - 7:00pm Everyday

Cross Street:
San Miguel Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 718-0300

Website:
http://redorestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment 7 Nights Week.

Public Transit:
Valet Parking available.

Executive Chef:
Keith Stich

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Red O Restaurant combines atmosphere, comfort & Mexican inspired prime steak and seafood for an exceptional dining experience. From 2 to 300 guests, Red O’s courteous and professional staff will provide an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Red O - Newport Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Special Occasion (38)
Creative Cuisine (36)
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Good for Birthdays (32)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
Good for Groups (32)
Bar Seating (31)
Worth the Drive (31)
Fun (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Happy Hour (28)
Authentic (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
People Watching (23)
Hot Spot (21)
Casual (20)
Live Music (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Spicy (17)
Business Meals (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Romantic (14)
Cozy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Healthy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Tapas (7)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Live Sports (4)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

So very impressed with atmosphere, creative food & outstanding service!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 2 days ago

great drinks, with the chips and salsa. It is a place where I would go again, the food might be a bite cold if you go in groups, we were five and the food was just right heat.
Got to go and try it out once

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Spicy, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Great fun!

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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Great service, beautiful decor, tasty food........

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

The short rib sandwich is so delicious! I recommend the patio seating area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

The waiter was not helpful. The food lacked flavor. The room was drafty and very cold. We wore our jackets the entire time and we were sitting next to the fire.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

This is my fourth visit, each has been different and worth the time. One of my favorites..

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Mom and I Ordered chicken mole. It was too salty. My brother order three different drinks which were not available because something ran out. Very dissappointed considering I really was looking forward to the mole. Will be going to the Hollywood restaurant instead.

Tags: Live Sports, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was incredible and the staff was extremely courteous! I went on a date with my boyfriend here and it was perfect for a date! They sat us at a table closer to the kitchen which was a little noisier. We both ordered off of the Newport Beach Restaurant week menu with the duck taquitos and the 6 oz. filet. The filet was cooked perfectly!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

We were promptly seated at a table near the fireplace in a quiet room away from the noisy bar. This was the perfect spot for us; we could converse and enjoy the food and drink. The room was welcoming and well-appointed. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. We started out with the traditional tortilla chips and guacamole...delicious and mild. Our drinks, a Lemon Drop Martini for me and a Margarita for my husband, were well-crafted and Strong. The waiter asked for my vodka preference. Our entrees were the lobster and crab salad and crab and shrimp enchilada. The salad was good with fresh seafood and the dressing no better than average. My enchilada was less than great...I would have expected a more flavorful offering from Mr. Bayless' kitchen. It was bland with no identifying tastes. The vibe was positive and fun. The crowd at the bar was having an amazing Saturday night. The price range is at the high end for the quality of food. Nonetheless it was a enjoyable evening.,

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We have been here many times before and always enjoyed it. However, this time it was very different - in a bad way. The staff seemed rushed and the food was not timed properly. We received our appetizers at the same time as our main meals. The server was annoyed that we didn’t want them then. The entrees were then reluctantly taken back and apparently sat under heat lamps then served later. Not appetizing at all and the food was lukewarm. The whole experience was just disappointing.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Rather limited, but expensive, menu that didnt offer anything particularly exciting or unique. The appetizer fundido was cold and greasy.
The bar itself is extensive and the margheritas are tasty. There are a vast number of tequilas available, if that is your liquor of choice.
The singer/guitarist in the bar is very loud; the acoustics in the bar and restaurant amplifies sound. It was difficult to have a normal conversation with others due to the intrusive music.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

We really loved the entire experience, in really glad they sat us by the fireplace on the patio because it got quite cold and windy.
We tried the restaurant week special, such a good deal. Highly recommend that as well.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

The food is excellent but the service was poor. Our first course plates were left on the table (pilled) after our main course was served. Our drink glasses sat empty for most of our meal. With the exception of the lady I assume was room manager we were ignored. She did clear the plates and get us new drinks but the rest of the staff were in La La land. There are many more friendly places to eat and I suggest you try elsewhere.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was great!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Hostess initially tried to seat my husband and me near the entrance--when there where plenty of other tables. Once we spoke up, she offered to seat us at a booth. Don't be afraid to ask for better seating. Food is very good.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 16, 2018

If you are going to participate in restaurant week, you should show off your best fare or even perhaps some new choices. Items chosen for the 'special' menu were right from the everyday menu and I have had them several times. What was the point? Food was average at best. If you've been there before, I would not recommend you go during restaurant week. Food was average at best.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The food is excellent as always, service was great. Ordered lunch from restaurant menu. Appetizers-Mary’s duck taquitos, corn and goat cheese tamales; entrees - short rib barbacoa torta, pescado del dia; deserts- tres leches. Also lots of chips and salsa. This is our favorite place.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Horrible service. 90 minutes for lunch for 3 people. We went there for a special occasion and the staff did not acknowledge. Extremely disappointed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

This restaurant has the best margaritas! Their signature margarita is awesome. Great ambiance and service. Food is really great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Fun great place to hang out with friends and family!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Red O offers a change of venue unlike others you find. It is unique and the food selections are wonderful. Service is usually spot on!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Spicy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wish you can make the music a bit more spicier like the food it was a bit too lazy hazy music otherwise this place is great

Tags: Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Total vibe! The service was outstanding and the price was right!

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food and service were top notch! We went during weekend lunch hours and the restaurant was only 1/2 occupied. Unfortunately we were seated next to a very loud but adorable toddler! We will definitely be back for dinner or lunch! Yum!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Lovely server; food was outstanding as always here.
Took a dear friend’s daughter to dinner.
We both enjoyed it very much.

Six pm on a Sat eve in Jan; thought it wouldn’t be quite so noisy but it was. A tad tough to hear and carry on a normal conversation.
Will schedule earlier next time.

Thank you for a wonderful dinner.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Most definitely NOT your average Mexican cantina. Easy to find, ample parking. Impressive entrance. Friendly staff upon arrival. Very impressive interior. Very attentive wait staff. Great variety on menu to fit all tastes. Overall great experience. Highly recommend. Being from East coast would most definitely return if in the area again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food and presentation is always great here. Service is usually impeccable as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was not the best. The waiter was in hurry to serve us. I called the waiter to get his attention for the tab.
The next day I got the stomach virus.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Enjoyed the tasty fresh dishes which exceeded our expectations. Our servers were exceptional polite and professional.
Cocktails outstanding as was the live music.
Chips and salsa super yummy.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (México)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Rica comida mexicana, un poco más caro de lo que me imaginaba pero estuvo rico

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is always great but the cocktails are always lagging. The last few times the cocktails are always bad. I don’t know what the issue is but it is an ongoing issue.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing service! Fantastic food! Great ambiance!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The tuna tar tar was amazing and we thought we were in for a treat. However when the main course came, we were disappointed. The short ribs enchiladas were very dry and salty. The rice had no flavor. What a let down.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We went to Red O when it first opened and loved it. This was our 4th visit and we were sadly quite disappointed. 2 major things stand out. The noise level was intolerable. It was impossible to hear people sitting at the same table. This was before the music started.

The second issue was the menu and food. Sadly, this was not "special" in any way. We've eaten at Red O and some of Rick's places in Chicago and were delighted. This menu was lackluster at best.

I'm afraid we won't be coming back.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

My son and I had a fabulous dinner on Xmas eve! The waiter was very attentive and funny.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were visiting Newport Beach and this was our first visit to the restaurant and loved the vibe!! The hostesses seated us after a few minute wait - our table was in a good location, the food was excellent and the service exceptional. We dined on Christmas Eve a very busy night! Thanks for a great experience!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Casual, Organic, Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fabulous dining experience for my husband's birthday. Worth every penny. Too far from where we live to be frequent diners, but next time we're in Orange County, we'll probably go back.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Drinks did not come as ordered; Server never checked on us; wine was forgotten; heat lamps were too hot; food was average; disappointed that it was rated so highly and our experience was not up to our expectation.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Sadly like most restaurants these days, it's almost impossible to find quiet conversation. Food was good, service was good. Not a huge selection for pescatarians but the fish options were wonderful.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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