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Rothschild's Restaurant

4.6
580 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighborhood Gem
Established in 1977, our restaurant has become a favorite landmark for locals and visitors alike. The lively bar tables are great for people watching and the Wine Cellar is ideal for private occasions.

The Chef has daily specials that are sure to entice your palate. Seasonal fresh fish, Osso Bucco over fettuccine, handmade raviolis, apricot-glazed baked brie, Godiva chocolate torte, yum!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Continental, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: M-F from 11:00AM - 3:00PM

Dinner: Nightly from 4:00PM - 10:00PM

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Phone number
(949) 673-3750
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Please contact or manager to discuss your event needs. We have private rooms to accommodate groups of 10 to 40 people.
The Wine Cellar seats up to 18 guests and has a private entrance. The Library seats up to 24 and features an opperable skylight.
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Private party contact
Banquet Manager: (949) 673-3750
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Catering
Our professional serving staff will bring everything to your next event. Whether you are planning a buffet dinner or prefer sit-down service, we"ll take care of all the details so you can enjoy your own party.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
MacArthur Blvd. (side street Begonia)
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Parking details
Street and valet parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 580 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Birthday. At end of meal, waiter forget our birthday occasion. Appetizers were mediocre. However entrees served were excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

A lovely little gem. A cozy dining room and fabulous food. I had the ivory salmon.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I am a particular lover of snails and the snails here are just incredible. It is in a very light garlic butter sauce, with lemon juice, white wine and shallots. My wife won't the snails but she did taste and enjoyed the sauce the snails are prepared in. We both had chicken dishes and the portions are just right for the light eaters at lunch. And the garlic toast is nothing but spectacular.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Just decided to go to Roth child's as my friend had never been there. He found it fabulous. The garlic bread. So yummy. My good so delicious. The minestrone soup one of the best. It is a favorite place for me as I love the atmosphere and quaintness and wonderful service. Enjoyed meeting the youngest son. Evening was perfect

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were seated in the bar area and it was such fun! The service was exceptional and the entrees fresh and delicious. Can’t wait to go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Love the restaurant and the service. Especially Star, the server we always ask for. Food is fantastic and ambiance romantic

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

This is a small but intimate restaurant with great food and wonderful service. One should not miss dining there for either lunch or dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great service, attentive, but not intrusive. Our tables various Italian dishes were excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The service was fabulous. Starla was our waitress. We would come back again just for the service!

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Friday night 3/9/18 ordered the Halibut at $36.95and asked for it to be cooked medium so it would not be chewy and Dry. They served a half inch thick Halibut steak which was over cooked, chewy, and dry should have sent it back but was involved in the conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

And Tim is the best waiter ever! This is a special place to dine. Great food, great ambiance!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Starr is a great waitress.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Amazing made daily fresh pasta. Can't go wrong.
Small and quaint venue and CAN be noisy at prime time.
But open all afternoon and evening, so going in at a quite time is possible.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We wanted to go somewhere we could have a conversation. Thankfully, they put us upstairs. The restaurant is very small quarters, but the noise downstairs was high. Dinner menus were late in coming. Service, while polite, was inconsistent. Our opinions was the meal was good but not great. I would probably opt to try someplace else before returning. Wanted to give them a great review but our experience landed somewhat flat, sorry to say.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Decent but uninspired food, good service, noise level too high. Appetizers are better than entrees generally.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Superb dining experience. Food exquisite; superb service by Lisa S and Tim.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My husband and I had a date night here. We have been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile and we were not disappointed. It is small and reservations are a must. Although it was a touch chilly outside we choose to sit out doors and they turned on the heat source and also offered a fleece blanket if needed but it was not. We both chose a special my was a veal cutlet rolled with Prosciutto and Salami and cut on an angle, it was wonderful. My husband had a grilled and sauteed salmon which was equally wonderful. We had cappuccino and dessert as well. One glass of wine a piece and the bill was $141 without tip. Seems pricey but is well worth it. The service is beyond compare and we will definitely go again but only after we save some money, LOL.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The staff and food were outstanding in a cozy, EUROPEAN setting

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Superb food

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Small local CDM restaurant. I did not feel a sense of being welcomed here by the Hostess. It was our anniversary and was noted in our reservation. Having just come form Michael's Gourmet Room the weekend before our expectation of quality service bar was set too high. On a positive note the food was good and our servers were extremely professional and knowledgeable about the restaurants offerings. We did enjoy the soup and our chicken entrees were above average and appetizing. I am not sure I would be back as it felt a "tad bit stuffy" .

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

After many years of living in Newport Beach, we finally made it in to this restaurant, and are so glad we did! The food, service and ambiance were all terrific! Our server, Star, was wonderful, and made the experience fun!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Have not been here in ten years, because i moved to Midwest.
The place is better than ever. I was a regular.
Heidi runs the ship and all in great order.
Service was personable , professional and engaging!
Recommend it highly

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Great atmosphere and good food. Well worth it!

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

We always enjoy Rothchilds. The food and service are consistently excellent!!!

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was not great, cocktails were mediocre. Maybe because it was Restaurant week, but we were rushed along and felt that we were holding things up.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

This is a small gem...finally a place where you can enjoy conversation and delicious meal at the same time.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

The food was excellent, the staff attentive and friendly. The tiramisu was delicious; I'd go for that alone!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food! Our favorite meal during our time in Newport Beach! The seafood linguine is delicious, and the garlic toast is an absolute must!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

This was our first time there we will diffenately go again.food was excellent,people were so nice

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Our meal was absolutely delicious and the service was outstanding! Very cozy environment - great for an intimate lunch or dinner - highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

We found this delightful place in 1980. It is special to us and our favorite restaurant. The food has always been wonderful.

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great expectations and bad experience.
Food was average, silverware outdated, service. ..on the end we feel abandoned and ask other waitress to help us.This restaurant has no class. We will never come back.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent service!!! And delicious food!!!!!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Rothschild’s is the neighborhood restaurant that welcomes you in like family. It’s classy, elegant, with a friendly staff and an eclectic menu that will satisfy any palate.  The food is fantastic!  The service by Debbie and Tim is exceptional.
If you’re looking for great food and service Rothschild’s is the place to go!!

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Food wasn't prepared fresh...service was slow. For money not worth it !

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Fantastic Christmas lunch thanks

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

We were initially seated near a large, happy, noisy table. We asked to be moved and the staff accommodated us without making us feel bad. The restaurant is cozy, romantic and has good food. We gave been there several times and will continue to patronize.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Fabulous as always

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

It delicious as always and will go back again. Everything about this place is good.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We have been to this restaurant several times and it seems that each time we were there the temperature was cold and we had to ask for the A/C to be turned down.

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