We love The Dock for its yummy food, attentive service and sophisticated ambiance.
Best place we've found on the coast for Sunday brunch!
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 🙏
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We loved The Dock. Between the lovely waterfront location and outstanding food, it was a night to remember.
Gourmet food, extensive wine list, great knowledgeable service
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.
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!
Service was great !!!
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!
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
Our favorite place in Newport Beach!!! Service,food and ambiance is amazing 👍😊
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.
Should have. Michelin Star! Fantastic food and exceptional service.
Best restaurant in Orange County hands-down
phenomenal service and food.
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!
A very special place! Outstanding service, food and wine!
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.
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.
Outstanding! The Dock never disappoints!!!
Very enjoyable evening and food Will be back for sure!
Perfect brunch spot. Food is divine. Highly recommend the gravlax on potato pancakes. Sooooo good.
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.
Great food, great table.
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.
Amazing food and service, we had a wonderful dinner! I absolutely recommend this restaurant, it's a special place to dine!
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”.
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
The Dock is a wonderful place to dine. The brunch was very nice.
Location, food, service and ambience = A+