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Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill

4.6
4.6
1915 Reviews
$30 and under
American



At Coliseum Pool & Grill, every meal is a vacation. Dig into California grill favorites like our fish tacos, steak salad, flatbread pizza or signature chicken. Whether you sit under the sun or under the ceiling, we can’t help but show off our fresh flavors and amazing views.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 467-5262

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Cross street

    Newport Coast Drive

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,915 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the service and the ambiance here. Food is typically good but not the primary reason to spend a wonderful afternoon taking in the beauty of the area!
  2. y

    yelena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing amazing view! Staff are so nice, so welcoming amazing drinks amazing food.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    A Noisy dog made the experience disappointing
  4. L

    Lawyer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The ambiance was beautiful, but the food wasn’t as good as I hoped. My friend ordered the steak and it had a stench/ after taste . For the price of food the quality wasn’t good. I wouldn’t come back for food but the beautiful scenery is worth stopping by the resort and getting their gelato.
  5. E

    Eucalyptus

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite lunch place, great food with wonderful view!
  6. U

    Unhappy1

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Service marginal at best and food disappointing
  7. HB

    HongbinB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm greetings from Morgan Z; followed by nice accommodation for breakfast by Angelica even after 11:00 breakfast time; best in area
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good view of ocean, food and service good. Fun atmosphere
  9. V

    Virginia

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A great place to celebrate for a special occasion. Love the place and the service is outstanding. Food is great. Definitely be back for our future celebration.

    Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican HillResponded 6 days agoThank you for your kind review, Virginia! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

  10. WA

    WayneA

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    We have been to the Coliseum restaurant many times and use this restaurant as our guaranteed “go to” when we are entertaining friends. This experience was terrible in regards to Service. Our waitress was busy finishing up a table of six and took 10 minutes for her to even ask if we want water. It went downhill from there. We made note of the poor service on our bill. I certainly hope the manager had a chance to review.
  11. NA

    NANCY

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    exceptional views, service, food, drinks! wonderful birthday brunch, will come back again for my moms birthday!!

    Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican HillResponded 6 days agoThank you for sharing your special day with us, Nancy! We look forward to welcoming you back for your mom's birthday.

  12. AR

    AaronRoaf

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from beginning to end and our server was very kind.

    Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican HillResponded on July 19, 2022Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

  13. DA

    DAGGS

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Restaurant Service very slow, chips were stale,

    Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican HillResponded on July 19, 2022We apologize for your dining experience and appreciate the time you took to share your candid feedback. Please note, that we have addressed your feedback with our team. We hope to welcome you back for a much-improved dining experience in the near future.

  14. M

    Monty

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, during summer months, for a rare outdoors dinner in often cool Newport Beach. Vastly improved from years gone by, but still could use bus boys to assist.
  15. SR

    SeanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view of Pacific Ocean with Pelican hills golf course. Food was great with excellent service.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Madison sat us very promptly. Anthony was kind to get us water right away, as it was hotter than it seemed, due to humidity & cloud cover. Ernesto was our fabulous waiter! He answered all our questions & then made fabulous suggestions! My drink was exceptional! The drink had Belvedere vodka & fresh berries, yum! The bread was delicious with the whipped butter drizzled with honey & salt! Our salad entrees were quite good with the perfect amount of light dressing with lots of flavor!!! The ambiance was spectacular! We get together here every year, when my childhood best friend comes back to visit from the East Coast. Thank you!
  17. A

    Amyc

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday last night at the Coliseum Grille. It was magnificent. Our sever Jimmy was exceptional and made everyone feel very taken care of. The staff was kind, the food was superb and the view was incredible! Great experience!
  18. s

    steve

    Orange County

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views. Great ambiance
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The meal was excellent. Portions fairly small… The service was amazing. Best service this year. A little pricey
  20. d

    diner

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An overall great time!! Servers were terrific . Andy was the best!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful service with great food and the most spectacular view !
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional evening! Service, drinks, food exceeded our expectations! We’ve been here a number of times and it gets better each visit. And the view of the pool, ocean and sunset is the best in Orange County.
  23. U

    Unsatisfied

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Patio has a beautiful view of the pool golf course and ocean. I ordered a green juice and the salmon bagel. Both were good. My husband ordered the veggie omelet. It was also good and he also had the orange carrot juice. The view is worth the price. I would definitely come back again for breakfast.
  24. f

    funfoodie

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Appetizers and entrees were delicious - the desserts, a disappointment.
  25. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Loud music…staffing shortage…long wait for service
  26. DH

    DavidH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Service was slow and food was worst meal For everyone. Burgers ordered medium were burnt. Salad was inedible and turkey club was terrible. Margarita pizza was all cheese and no sauce.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    We waited about 20 minutes for initial service which we had to ask for. Our drinks took forever to come out and we could see them sitting on the bar & ended up having to ask someone to bring them to us. It was just very slow and frustrating to have to wait so long, especially with kids. Then we were told it was a mandatory 20% service charge regardless of the lack of service! Food was great but we were so hungry and frustrated by the time we got our orders. It’s a shame because it’s a beautiful place.
  28. DD

    DebraD

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    In the day it was a great place for dining with a spectacular view and terrific food… not so much now. They need a dress code …. Didn’t need to eat and see a man with a tank undershirt and hairy arm pits!!! And since when do dogs eat in restaurants…there were at least 8 dogs at the time!
  29. MM

    MarianaM

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    On June 2 at 7:15 pm, I invited some friends to join us for dinner at the Coliseum restaurant. My family and friends and I booked a reservation for tonight two weeks ago. We often travel from Texas to Newport Coast. The Pelican Hotel and all of its restaurants were a pleasant experience for us. Tonight, we had a terrible experience, and I was highly disappointed in your service. Firstly, it took half an hour for someone to take our order at the table. After that, we waited more than an hour for our food. The medium well-done meat on my plate was completely undercooked, and no one asked if we needed anything else. Three wine glasses are needed. It took me two attempts to get a response from the waitress. When I walked up to the bar, the bartender gave me three wine glasses. No one came to clean the table and prepare it for dessert after we finished eating. Since I had to do it myself, we ordered five coffees and two teas when the dessert arrived. It took two or three times for someone to give my grandma the heater, as she was very ill. When I asked the waitress about the bag, she said she had already given it to you. There was something wrong with our coffee. It was cold, old, and tasted awful. Despite paying more than 250 dollars for the service fee and leaving a tip, I had a disappointing experience at your restaurant tonight. If I have a complaint about a restaurant, I prefer to speak with the management directly instead of writing a review. At the Pelican Hotel, such things shouldn't happen. In general, I don't write reviews when I have a problem, but I was having trouble contacting the manager of this restaurant.
  30. JD

    JaniceD

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance and the meal were delicious as always. The vibration is Always magnificent!
  31. JP

    JohnP

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love to celebrate Birthdays and other events at the Coliseum Grill, a great location.
  32. KM

    KarenM

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp cocktail appetizer had 4 fabulous very jumbo shrimp. Cesar salad and Cobb salad were very satisfying. My husband had the Steak Frites. He enjoyed the steak with bone marrow butter and fries. Asparagus was perfect. I had the salmon which was delicious. The fresh fruit salad was refreshing. The best of all is the humongous slice of the 7 layer awesome chocolate cake! Well worth going just for that dessert. Tiramisu is very good too. Always love the extra courteous and attentive hospitality of the staff. Overlooking the pool along with an oceanview is such a relaxing enjoyable ambiance. This place is a must!
  33. A

    Ahprille

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and views. Recommend to all my friends and family.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it here! Food, ambience and the courteous staff. 5 Stars!!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, good food and gorgeous views
  36. HL

    HatLady

    Orange County

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The setting is lovely overlooking the Coliseum circular pool. My friend and I shared the Garden salad and a flatbread. It was very good. However, for lunch many of the items were SO expensive. Same pricing as Pelican Grill but $30 for a Hamburger? that is just crazy! The service was very nice and we just hope they can review their pricing. Thank you! D
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m going to make a reservition next time
  38. JL

    JoelL

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always. Food was wonderful and the service was just as great. It’s a bit pricey but it is a five star property.
  39. SK

    SteveK

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Have not been here since pre-COVID. A big change to the menu. With Andrea's closed, the menu has become more high-end and less "poolside" options. Not a casual dinner anymore. Service is great as always, but a different vibe now with the menu change.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The view is breathtaking

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill is rated 4.6 stars by 1915 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Google Map for Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill

22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, CA 92657

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Newport Coast Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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