The Dock

4.8
800 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Waterfront bayside patio dining with an infused continental menu and outstanding list of domestic and imported wines.
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RP
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love The Dock for its yummy food, attentive service and sophisticated ambiance.

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RB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place we've found on the coast for Sunday brunch!

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PP
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for a foodie friend who was very impressed. My second time here and both were great especially since we had the very knowledgeable Erik serving and guiding us. I will be back often. Wish they did weekday lunch 🙏

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MD
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding. I had the Spanish Octopus that was to die for. Both my wife and I had the Halibut special that was superb.

One of the best meals that I have had.

The restaurant is small and intimate. Excellent choice for a date.

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i
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite spot and the perfect place to enjoy special attention, an imaginative menu and perfect wine selections. The staff, at every level makes the evening special!

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B
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The ambiance was very good, would rate the service higher but the removal of empty plates was poor. We had to stack them at the end of the table to make room for additional orders. We are seasoned diners at upscale restaurants in the US and abroad and found the $40 corkage fee to be in excess of any we have encountered. Very disappointing to not be able to order any alcoholic beverages, perhaps this is why the corkage and wine list are pricey...to make up for lack of revenue that would be generated from having a bar. Our server was great. The sea bass, short ribs, and charred romaine salad were excellent.

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KC
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Dock was one of the most amazing dining experiences We have had. The restaurant is beautiful and Thank you Eric for your perfection when it came to service. We will certainly return!

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LM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to the dock for four years now and every time we attend the food has been fabulous and the service is always outstanding. Thank you for such a wonderful experience

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OT
Hawaii
364 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Limited menu, but tasty food & attentive service. The calamari and mussel appetizers were delicious, as was the New York Strip and salmon, however the beef short ribs were fatty. Prices are very high and The Dock only only serves beer & wine, but the open-air setting along the Balboa Harbor made for a nice evening. I do not however think I will return to The Dock in the future.

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MK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived with a group four to enjoy dinner at The Dock., immediately fell for the quaint ambiance of this small restaurant. We ordered four different appetizers and all were five star worthy, the red snapper ceviche gets a sixth star – it’s that good! Entrée’s included NY strip, salmon, scallops and lamb chops all four were phenomenal with the lamb and scallops probably the best I’ve had in Orange County. As wonderful the ambiance and food were it was surpassed by friendly and personalized service by three servers who truly love what they are doing.

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D
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No restaurant compares. It is the best of the best. Halibut was fantastic, Lamb incredible and Pork exceptional. Ambiance is wonderful and wine list is fantastic. Love spending an evening here with friends.

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LC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb Newport Beach experience! The food was exceptional, and the service was professional but easy going. If you are used to going to The Cannery nearby, try this out! Its pricey, but worth it.

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AM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the most enjoyable birthday dinner with the girls thanks to the Dock's attentive & friendly staff, beautiful atmosphere and excellent cuisine. Looking forward to dining again in the very near future.

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AJ
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved The Dock. Between the lovely waterfront location and outstanding food, it was a night to remember.

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LB
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gourmet food, extensive wine list, great knowledgeable service

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TK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were celebrating our anniversary, wanted a special memorable evening. The Dock delivered.
It was expensive but the overall experience was worth the cost. Terrific meal and service!!
Friendly / accommodating wait staff.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Amazing food and truly outstanding service. The best service I’ve experienced in Newport. We even had our two kiddos with us and they were so accommodating to them. Highly recommend!

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ES
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great !!!

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k
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our dinner at The Dock! It is always great to be waited on by Eric and on Sunday, we met Danielle. She was fabulous also and our evening was great!

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l
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is so over the top incredible they accommodate every desire the brunch was amazing and the beautiful sunny day just added to our enjoyment

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place in Newport Beach!!! Service,food and ambiance is amazing 👍😊

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P
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dock never fails as our go to spot for special
Occasions. The service is amazing. The ambiance is romantic and relaxed. The food is beautifully plated and cooked to perfection. We also had amazing wine paired with our meal.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Should have. Michelin Star! Fantastic food and exceptional service.

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K
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Orange County hands-down
phenomenal service and food.

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JH
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going to The Dock for the last 6-8 years or so. Usually for special occasions but sometimes just for something casual. The food is always delicious but even more than that, they have the best service around. The location is unassuming from the street but adorable once you get in. Will continue to go back again and again!

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A
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special place! Outstanding service, food and wine!

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CJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the romantic and relaxed fee of this place. The servers were very attentive and the food was delicious. I had the scallops and my husband had the porterhouse.

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KA
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoy The Dock. The food is fantastic, small place with easy dock access if you reserve ahead. The ambiance is perfect for intimate dinner or low key Sunday brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! The Dock never disappoints!!!

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening and food Will be back for sure!

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R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect brunch spot. Food is divine. Highly recommend the gravlax on potato pancakes. Sooooo good.

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DP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding food and Service. Better than 71 above which was my wife's previous favorite. This is now her favorite. I put in on open table that it was her birthday, and they delivered in style. The ambiance is beautiful and plenty of street parking.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great table.

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j
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Went to the Dock for a “day after Valentine’s Day” celebration and picked the Dock because people seem to really like it (by the ratings)... and statements that this place was “romantic” and “intimate”.

Unfortunately, our experience was neither intimate nor romantic. They stacked the tables side by side, and close enough to each other where you could hear each of our neighbor couple’s conversations over ours. The server, while professional and educated, kept warning us that the Chilean sea-bass was almost out and then if we wanted it we better hurry. I didn’t want to be hurried, so we just left after the appetizers, scooting our plastic picnic table chairs out carefully so as not to bump our too-close-for-comfort neighbors.

I don’t believe I’ll be back to the Dock.

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LW
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, we had a wonderful dinner! I absolutely recommend this restaurant, it's a special place to dine!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Valentine’s Day ever! The wine pairing with the courses were spot on! It was so lovely from start to finish. Lamb was superb and the pork belly appetizer. Afterwards they gave us 2 heart shaped sugar cookies. Nice touch. We have decided to make this “our place”.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have enjoyed the meal and the evening more. Tiffany was our server and she made the experience for us. Very personable, attentive, and attractive young woman

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MT
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Dock is a wonderful place to dine. The brunch was very nice.

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NB
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location, food, service and ambience = A+

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