Lido Bottle Works

4.5
116 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
Keeping the ethos of local and sustainable as the foundation of Lido Bottle Works, this waterfront dining establishment pairs any one of its 15 rotating craft beers or 25 wine options with award-winning New
American cuisine . Sophisticated, yet casual and approachable, LBW is
an unexpected surprise with an ambiance only those who have visited can describe.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, Californian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; Thursday - Friday: 11:00 am - 12:00 am; Saturday::10:00 am - 12:00 am; Sunday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm;
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Phone number
(949) 529-2784
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Amy Lebrun
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Catering
See Above
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Via Lido
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Parking details
Metered Street Parking/Valet/Residential
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Public transit
Balboa Peninsula Shuttle/ Lido Marina Village
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Entertainment
Eclectic Background Music
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 116 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our food was very delicious!! Everything was thoughtfully prepared. Our waiter was great. The hostess needs training. She pointed to two tables, told us to pick one without taking us to the table. The music volume got louder and louder as the evening progressed. This was not the demographic for that choice. When my friend needed a fork as she did not receive a place setting, and while trying to get the hostesses attention, she looked at me, gave me eye contact and ignored me. I then had to get up and grab one from another table. She watched me and said nothing. She could definitely use a lot more training.

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NP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent burger and gem salad

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Appetizers (bao buns & poke) were amazing, but main courses (burger, steak, pasta) were all letdowns. Steak was overdone and burger had odd flavor. Pasta was just so-so. Another friend ordered the duck which she enjoyed. Long wait between appetizers and main courses. They were pretty swamped that night, would consider trying the restaurant again when they aren't as busy.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

My experience was mixed.
First, this is a very cute restaurant in a great location.
Having said that, my experience was mixed at this restaurant.
Though my wife and I had reservations, we had to wait over 30 minutes to be seated.
It’s understood that such things happen, so we weren’t bothered by that.
Our discomfort began once seated.
Unfortunately the tables are high relative to the bench seats.
Though it was chilly outside, the windows and doors were left wide open and the A/C was on, making it also chilly inside.
Our waiter was nice enough to offer my wife a blanket.
I noticed others eating with their jacket on.
Finally the food left a lot to be desired for the price.
Our meal was small and our bill was large.
We left unfulfilled.

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S
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, this little gem blew us away! The OC Register article really hit the nail on the head when they reviewed this place recently. The buratta cheese appetizer (which apparently changes frequently) was outstanding. The combination of cheese, pairs, persimmons, pomegranate seeds, and numerous other delicious ingredients served with lavash made this irresistable. The portion is enough for four honestly! I was pretty full at this point, and opted for the cauliflower entree, which is truly a work of art! Four different colors of vegetables, sweet and savory and again enough for at least two. My hubby had the burger with bacon jam and fries, and it was perfectly cooked and minimal in a gourmet kind of way. Delicious drinks and service on point. Not to be missed. Plus check out the Lido House Hotel across the parking lot after for a great roof top bar!

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PN
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location of the restaurant is perfect nestled amongst the Lido docks. Food was very well put together, delicious and super quick! Our server for the evening was lovely and very helpful with our food and beverage choices. Classy but not over the top!

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RN
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service, & delicious food!

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CC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the wine and the Charcuterie platter is the best! This Sunday afternoon we were entertained by a great guitarist! We stayed for dinner and it was amazing! We will be returning soon!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. Server took very long to bring us water/take our order. Food took forever to come out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food. Had Brunch items and enjoyed them, unique and differentiates yourselves from the rest. We will be back.

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B
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome little place. Outdoor seating available. Right on the water. Great food menu as well as beer and wine.

We had a little appetizer which was amazing. Primarily came for drinks. We just had beers (good beer list), but they had a great wine list as well.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food with gorgeous presentation.

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MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Despite the good review we had read on this restaurant, we found the menu choices limited, food quality mediocre and service spotty. It was a disappointment all around.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy restaurant by the large party boats... interesting view...great food!

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DD
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very interesting and delicious! Our party of 4 shared 3 small plates and an entree. The duck breast entree was outstanding!

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WB
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is imaginative and not the usual. Portions are appropriate. Service was enthusiastic and helpful.

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GM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good and the service was excellent. Table tops are too high and the couch bank needs to be rebuilt for more support. Next time we will try the outside tables

Watch out while walking arou d the Lido Center as it si dog friendly and people don’t clean up after their animals. Wattch your step!

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L
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, lovely water view.
We read about the restaurant in the AAA Westways magazine.

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AY
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Was not impressed with this bar & restaurant at all. Did not find one thing on their limited menu to order. We had one drink and left.

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EH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Terrific location, limited menu and full bar may be required

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great patio experience overlooking the harbor!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

It was wayyyyy to loud... hard to enjoy your conversation inside.

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MF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Only critique is that the menu is not separated between dinner and appetizers. Our waiter tried to explain that to us by saying somewhere in the middle of the menu the appetizers become full sized meals. We ended up ordering 3 different appetizers so we had enough food. The curried meatballs and short rib croquettes were absolutely to die for, we just wished they were meals! A little pricey, but it is Newport after all.

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JD
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening at Lido Bottle Works! We celebrated a friend's birthday with out of town guests and everything was perfect. The small plates were creative and delicious. We really loved the steak, the pork bao bun, the cauliflower salad and the great wine list. We'll be back.

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AP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is one of our go-to options when we want to sit outside, drink a bottle of wine, and share some small plates. It is the perfect combination of laid-back and special. We were there on a Monday night after a long weekend, so the restaurant had sold out of quite a few of my favorite options, but it was still good.

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PK
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice spot on the marina. Limited brunch menu but food was good. Had mentioned when reserving it was a special occasion (birthday) but server didn’t acknowledge.

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Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Was looking forward to pleasant brunch, but immediately seated by table with yelling children, only to be replaced by others when they finished. Food was good, but they didn't have everything on the menu, including only being able to make only one of their form of "bloody Mary's," although on the menu. Restauarants should only ever run out of "specials" not menued items. Disappointed and unlikely to rush back.

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I want to love this place so badly but the service was just horrendous tonight. They should have had at least two more servers - and a smile or some warmth from our server would have been nice. We waited forever for everything... though the food is good overall with some really great things it’s just so hot or miss otherwise. Inside is dark crammed and incredibly loud but outside is lovely. Just wish they had the service to match - super disappointed.

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AW
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The flavors of each of the dishes we chose were outstandingly flavorful

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BT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They were a bit short staffed; waiter did a great job considering. Food was excellent and nicely balanced in flavors.

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JW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

It was my birthday and me and my girlfriends had a reservation and that sat us in the way back. I felt like we were in the kitchen. We asked to be re seated out on the patio and there was no place they could put us. It was disappointing to pay waterfront prices on the ok food while not even
Seeing the water. It also wreaked of fish. I get we are on the water but it smelled in the restaurant. I won’t be coming back. As we walked back to the car we saw the other two restaurants atmosphere looking much better and wished we went there instead.

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HA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a spectacular restaurant for my birthday dinner! Fantastic, creative food and wonderful service! Great wine and beer selection too!

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MC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The spot is cute, the ambiance is great, the food was amazing, but the service was very sub par. We had a reservation and couldnt find anyone attending to the front of the house. The service took forever. Our drink order was not taken for at least 10 minutes and the wait for our food order was quite a bit longer. We got no questions from the waiter - "Is this your first time?", "Do you have questions on the menu?" and he couldnt recommend anything. They weren't that busy and there was only one waiter and he checked on us once - we ordered another drink - which he forgot about. At the completion of our meal he didnt offer a togo box. When I spend a little more money, I just expect more attention and more pride in their restaurant and menu.

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C
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Very noisy! If you are seated near the back, be prepared to have all kinds of people browsing through the beer and wine fridge, about 6 inches from your table while screaming over the music etc..

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H
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great little place definitely worth a visit. Great staff too...

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CT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We have always enjoyed this restaurant although this last time dining the food was really tasteless

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 2

Everything was great except bartender decided to save all bar seats for his friends- which turned into feeling like being at a Mutt Lynches party... we don’t come to lido to feel like we are at some noisy college bar.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bottle Works is just fun no matter where you sit! The menu is eclectic and the small plates quickly add up to a delicious meal, the wine and beer selection is robust and the staff is just the right mix of friendly and knowledgable.
we have sat at the bar, on the patio, and in the dining area and have had a great experience every time, and the public boat dock makes it convenient to pile into the Duffy and buzz over last-minute, even on the weekend!

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KS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Huge disappointment. Had been looking forward to trying this spot. Walked up to reception. One table of 2 was seated on patio at 6pm. The entire restaurant and patio were empty. Quiet Tuesday night. Said we have reservation would love to be on patio. She said I’m sorry I have a party coming in. 2 girls came in seconds behind us with no reservations and asked for patio and were seated there. We left our table and walked down to Zinque which was packed but the hostess offered (without being asked) “I can seat you on patio but need to turn table in 2 hours” we were thrilled. Had a fabulous experience at Zinque - food and service. But we’ve been there a bunch and weren’t surprised. Bummer about lido Bottle Works. Only have one star on review because we had to give something

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a great time!

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