The Dock

4.8
782 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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ES
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great !!!

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k
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always 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
3 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
2 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
3 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
7 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
4 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
12 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
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location, food, service and ambience = A+

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AV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seven of us for a 65th Birthday.
Servers were attentive and gracious with our birthday cake requests and patient with our spills.
The view was lovely, as they day went from sun to rain, we were just as comfortable.
Food always great and our hosts said, “and it wasn’t expensive!
Strongly recommend this place. Come early for best seating and make reservations

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JO
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time we have been there and certainly not the last!!

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R
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect birthday celebration. Service and food was outstanding and why I keep coming back.

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g
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our 25th anniversary at the Dock this past weekend and while it wasn't our first time and our expectations were high, the restaurant exceeded our expectations none the less.
The attentive service made us feel welcome and special. The menu was creative and our selections turned out delicious. My choices were a bit bold starting with Grilled Octopus and then Medallions of Pork wrapped in Prosciutto. Both dishes were outstanding. My wife had the Pear salad followed by Salmon and she loved both. Complimenting the fine food was a very large wine list with many outstanding choices.
As we finished our dinner , we were surprised to find seated next to us was in fact the proprietor whose warm greeting and conversation was a pleasant finish to our wonderful evening at The Dock.

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K
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! One of my favorite restaurants in Newport Beach

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PH
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going to The Dock, and I must say, we had an amazing time there. The staff were incredible taking great care of us. The ambiance of the place, impeccable. And the food, just absolutely amazing. I definitely recommend this place to anyone who has never been.

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TB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent as always. We had lamb and fish and both were prepared beautifully and were cooked perfectly.

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DC
Washington DC
183 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Still one of our favorites in Orange County. Beautiful setting, fabulous food and wonderful wines. The service is outstanding as well.

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RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Dock is becoming one of our go-to places in Newport. Great locale, great service, great food. Staff always makes you feel at home. Must have French Onion soup. Outstanding wine list and the staff is great about recommending wines to suit your taste. We will be back soon.

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c
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife’s 60th. Best meal we have had in OC in 20 years coming down here. Service matches the food. They slso throw in a few surprise offerings

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FF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch in town. Food is phenomenal ~ the kind of meal you think about for days following. A nice place for a romantic dinner too!

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner. Service and food were outstanding. Wine list is extensive yet our server made some wonderful recommendations. Thank you Dock!!

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DS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. They should better display that they are “wine and beer only”. Otherwise nice experience.

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SG
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, very good wine list, comfortable seating, delightful ambiance.

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E
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Erik was outstanding in his knowledge of the menu and the wine. The Dock has an amazing ambiance and great food as well. Pricey as well, but worth it for a special occasion.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service combines with delicious food to create a memorable experience- Thank you The Dock

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IE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Danielle was very attentive and suggested a great menu for us

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food

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