The Dock

4.8
823 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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AP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent dinning experience! Outstanding service, thoughtful waiters, and an out of this world rack of lamb. Although not a family restaurant type of a place our waitress made an extra effort to include the kids and thanks to everyone's thoughtfulness they also had a great time. Loved it!

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SM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! It's always Fantastic! Arguably the BEST RESTAURANT in Orange County. And Tiffany provided us with excellent service. It was our Anniversary and we were made to feel so special.

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LM
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our daughter's college graduation at The Dock and had a wonderful time enjoying great food and service!

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RK
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to The Dock to celebrate a friends birthday. Everything was amazing! We will definitely be going back!

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p
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the setting very nice. It was a little loud early in our experience, but as the number of people in the room decreased it become more conducive to conversation. The waiter was attentive, but sometimes there was a bit of delay for a response to requests (more bread, water refills). Overall, it was a wonderful dining experience and we look forward to returning soon.

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RZ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. I had their signature rack of lamb dish, and my wife had fresh halibut. The room opens out to the dock without windows, and it has great decor and ambience. It is pricey, but well worth it.

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GJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing high quality food prepared with excellence. The ambience couldn’t have been better with the restaurant overlooking the bay. Outstanding service made our entire dining experience a true joy.

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LD
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dock is always an amazing experience! The atmosphere and views are fabulous and the food is always delicious. The staff is patient, knowledgeable and professional! We love it! One of the best dining experiences overall in Newport Beach!

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TH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing brunch at a very affordable price. My wife and I have been several times and never disappointed. We always enjoy it!

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I
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took a Duffy and went to The Dock for my birthday. Everything was fantastic from the service to the drinks to the food to the dessert to the ambiance! It was a special and fun time with my family. We will definitely return. Loved it!

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Qauint, cozy and on the water. This little gem of a restaurant is pumping out some killer food and unmatchable customer service! Love it! Highly recommend

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and ambiance! The food is delicious!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and excellent food in a beautiful venue right on the water.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to the Dock. The food is always spectacular and everyone is extremely nice there♥️

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just loved this restaurant. It’s small and intimate. Gourmet, but not stuffy. Excellent wine list! The wait staff superb! The food was incredible. My husband and I eat out a lot and we kept talking about how good it was, even the next day

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A
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the best restaurant in town, remove it! Food, service, ambiance, al excellent!

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DU
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best! Never disappointed. Love the staff!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Brunch experience for Easter. Everything was top notch!

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LD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to review as the meal we just enjoyed at The Dock was one of the finest we've had in quite some time. For a first course, my daughter had the french onion soup while I loved the tarragon poached lobster that was done to perfection and wife enjoyed the Hamachi Tostadas. We had four different entree's and all were prepared perfectly with care and passion. Halibut was a special of the evening, Jidori chicken breast, seared salmon and Maine diver scallops. The sauces complimented well and cook temperatures of these were perfect. The profiteroles and salted ganache was a perfect ending to a perfect meal. Combined with informed and attentive from Tiffany, this was probably the best meal we've had this year. Highly recommended and reservations are advised.

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TS
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of OC's best restaurants...
Food, wine, service are all top tier.
I recommend The Dock to anyone looking to dine for the evening.

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San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great place to relax and enjoy great food and great service. This is our “go to” for both.

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o
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great little Newport Beach restaurant. It has a unique ambiance and the food is served with creativity and style. The staff is well informed and accommodating. We had the lamb and salmon entrees both were done to perfection. Dessert was not that exciting but adequate. Very easy to enjoy your evening here.

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K
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best restaurant in Newport Beach !! The food is delicious and the service is outstanding.

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RP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
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 on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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PP
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
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 on April 13, 2019
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
18 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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Hawaii
370 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
4 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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