The Dock

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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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j
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dock has always been excellent and our favorite spot to celebrate birthdays, anniversary, etc. The food has always been excellent, the wait staff very engaged, knowledgeable and friendly. The ambiance is perfect, a beautiful dining area nestled up against the water. I forget how much i love this place until we go back and then wonder why we don't go more often!

X
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the halibut and it was probably one of the best meals I have ever had! My husband had the lamb and was equally impressed. He said it was a different cut of lamb than he ever had before; and loved it. Our seat was right by the water, open wall and fire pit. It was perfect. Our server was fantastic, friendly and attentive (but, not too much!) We will definitely be returning!

PA
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had never been but went for Sunday brunch. Small but good view and the food selection was excellent. We all enjoyed are various choices.

l
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly consistent food and service! A little gem

B
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, cozy understated brilliance. Well done to the Chef and all the team one of our best experiences so far and we have been to many great restaurants to have a good benchmark.

RB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is terrific, sophisticated menu offerings but done just right. Very good wine list - maybe have some more value choices? Service staff is excellent and helpful. They now have full bar.

RK
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dock is a spectacular find. The food and wine pairings were fabulous.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Made us feel very special

C
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's an expensive meal but I found it worth every penny. Our food was excellent but our server really made the meal. He had incredible knowledge of each of the dishes and you could tell he was truly passionate and proud of what they were cooking. It was no sales pitch, he was just really great. Awesome time and the restaurant was beautiful.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST RESTAURANT IN ORANGE COUNTY! We go every week! Best staff ever!!!!

SJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As Always warm and impeccable service, scrumptious food, and the intimate peaceful environment makes for a lovely evening with friends. Each time we introduce new people to The Dock we do so with delighted confidence - tonight was perfect.

AW
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric was a great server and made my wife and i feel write at home. His knowledge of the wine pairing was spot on. We will defiantly be back for the great Service and the awesome food wine. Highly recommend.
Thank you
Andy Writer
President Writers Builders Inc.

L
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable!! Wine excellent tonight. Everything perfect and yummy

DC
Washington DC
197 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful. Our favorite restaurant

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JT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most charming restaurant! The food is outstanding and the service even better. I have been here many times and it’s always excellent

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best dining experience on the peninsula

JF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!

LZ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the Dock!
The food never disappoints and the staff is awesome!

A
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still, after 7 years , the Dock still exceeds our expectstions..every time we dine here, and they did tonight. It was our good friend's 60th BD and him and his wife loved their dinners, the wine, the service, the ambiance..all of it!! It was a huge success! The stuff is by far the best stuff we have met, they get an A++ every time we go. The Dock should be a Michelin Star restaurant.

R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place to brunch in Newport Beach. Food is divine, service is excellent and nobody rushed us out. Very, very good bloody Mary! Highly recommend!

J
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, but too many very expensive wines. Should include more under $100/bottle

B
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very enchanted with the Dock. Eric was a great waiter, very friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent and Eric brought me a great birthday dessert. Noise level was easy enough to talk. We had great food and fun.

b
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

first, our waiter was great.
second the menu was very limited written on a sheet of paper in small print.
third and worst of all. The wine list is the most expensive I have ever seen.
I counted just two bottles under $100. out of say 20o to 300 hundred. Some were priced over $1500.
We ordered a couple of glassed at $18 a glass.

fourth. I ordered the house specialty of lamb loin. although it was cooked properly at medium rare it was a little tough. I would not order it again.

RL
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, beautiful atmosphere, cozy vibe, top notch and delicious food!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming staff and lovely ambiance!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant!

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service. We came for the last seating and they did not rush us at all. The server was the best ever and so thoughtful. Food was delicious and original. Very cozy place. Everyone in our party of four was happy.

s
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful night and the food and service was spot on! What a gem of a place

T
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband here to celebrate his birthday and we both delighted in the experience. It began with the hostess giving us a warm, friendly welcome as she seated us with our server appearing immediately after we got settled, with an equally friendly and personable, yet professional tone.
The poached lobster awakened our tastes buds. I actually closed my eyes, sighed, and relaxed as I experienced my first bite. Heavenly! My husband had the salmon and I had the sea bass ( special that evening ) and both entrees left us thinking...we are DEFINITELY coming back.
Our waitress provided stellar service, which also helped make for a wonderful experience.
The Dock is very deserving of the 5 stars rating.

OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff there are delightful... Tiffany, Eric and his sister(her name escapes me) - they are all very attentive, knowledgeable and accommodating to my gluten allergy. Menu is great. Flavors divine. A night here is a monthly treat and it never disappoints.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food!

LS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive service
Delicious food

K
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the dock ! Definitely one of the nicest restaurants in Newport Beach. The food and service is exceptional !

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite for Sunday brunch. We’ve been here several times and always find the food excellent and service over the top. Highly recommend. Haven’t had a chance to try it for dinner, but plan to soon.

S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful!!!! Second time we’ve been and I was perfect just like the time before !

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Outstanding food, service and ambiance. The staff were so amazing and knowledgeable in the food and wine. The food was certainly the star - amazing choices and flavors! Bravo!!!

MF
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable dining and outstanding service in an out-of-the-way and surprisingly cute setting. We were expecting a lot as an OpenTable 2019 Top 100 and it delivered even more than we expected.

TA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely night, good food and service. Please fix the overhead heater in the interior corner as it was cold. The noise level was louder than it should be; perhaps some attention to acoustics would be in order. But these are quibbles as we had a very nice time. We’ve already booked for our next anniversary.

RP
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great intimate place. With amazing views, outstanding service and perfect food.

M
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My scallops were not prepared like the last time. Very small and soupy. Disappointed and not worth it at all. I should have sent it back for $40 .My friends salmon was very good.