Lido Bottle Works
American cuisine . Sophisticated, yet casual and approachable, LBW is
an unexpected surprise with an ambiance only those who have visited can describe.
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.
Excellent burger and gem salad
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.
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.
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!
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!
Great atmosphere, great service, & delicious food!
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!
Food was excellent. Server took very long to bring us water/take our order. Food took forever to come out.
Good food. Had Brunch items and enjoyed them, unique and differentiates yourselves from the rest. We will be back.
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.
Good food with gorgeous presentation.
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.
Cozy restaurant by the large party boats... interesting view...great food!
The food was very interesting and delicious! Our party of 4 shared 3 small plates and an entree. The duck breast entree was outstanding!
Food is imaginative and not the usual. Portions are appropriate. Service was enthusiastic and helpful.
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!
Delicious food, great service, lovely water view.
We read about the restaurant in the AAA Westways magazine.
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.
Terrific location, limited menu and full bar may be required
Great patio experience overlooking the harbor!
It was wayyyyy to loud... hard to enjoy your conversation inside.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The flavors of each of the dishes we chose were outstandingly flavorful
They were a bit short staffed; waiter did a great job considering. Food was excellent and nicely balanced in flavors.
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.
This was a spectacular restaurant for my birthday dinner! Fantastic, creative food and wonderful service! Great wine and beer selection too!
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.
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..
Great little place definitely worth a visit. Great staff too...
We have always enjoyed this restaurant although this last time dining the food was really tasteless
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.
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!
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
we had a great time!