The Dock is among our favorite restaurants of all time. The food is always fabulous, clearly created and served with passion. We love the cozy setting and watching the boats go by. It's particularly nice to have the front of the restaurant open to water front for fresh air.
We started with the crab beignets - the combination with the pepper-cream sauce was delicious. I had the halibut and it was hands-down the best I've ever had. My husband and I ordered both deserts and while we both really like chocolate, the lemon tart was incredible.
I feel bad because we didn't catch our server's name but her enthusiasm for the food and restaurant is contagious. We can't recommend The Dock highly enough.
Pre fathers day
Great food, wonderful waiter
We had an excellent meal, service was great, overall everything good.
Great dinner experience. Would definitely recommend.
From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with kindness. Our server, Eric, was excellent, knowledgeable and accommodating, and the rest of the staff followed suit. Our food was absolutely wonderful, from the “off the menu” burrata with roasted peaches and arugula to the rack of lamb that was perfectly cooked. It’s not often I have found in Southern California the symphony of service where the entire front of the house works together in a way that never leaves the guest needing anything.
The only thing that was slightly off putting, was the wine list. Most of the wines on the extensive list were priced significantly above $100 a bottle, from only a few producers (6 of this, 5 of that, 3 different bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild - while incredibly impressive, completely unapproachable) and the selection of wines under that price point were not interesting or befitting the beautiful plates in front of us. All in all, it was a fantastic experience, and we will definitely be back.
We had a great birthday night here with good food and good vibe. Thank yall.
Our favorite Newport Beach restaurant! The food, service, and ambience are spectacular.
Great brunch options!
Wonderful as always! A+++
I recommend The Dock highly!
The Dock never disappoints. Not only is the food absolutely delicious, the atmosphere is lovely and the service is always stellar. One of my favorites for sure.
Perfect dining experience.
The love the food here and the service is always so good.
We had an exceptional dinner. Everything was spot on.
We could not be more pleased with our experience at The Dock. It was our first time there and first time out to eat since the stay at home orders were set in place. The service was excellent and the food was some of the best we have ever had. The Ahi Tune Tartare, Halibut and Ribeye were simply amazing. We will definitely be back and plan to spread the word about this place to our friends.
Love Eric and Danielle,
I have dined at The Dock many times and I have never been anything but satisfied. The food quality, service and atmosphere are second to none in Newport Beach. I highly recommend The Dock!
This is our favorite restaurant in OC. We were so happy to see they were opened for our wedding anniversary. They are taking guests temperature at the entrance, and masks are worn until seated. The have glass stands between tables, and they took the time to have the menu which can be viewed on smart phones..just scan the bar code on your camera and the menu comes up. They do provide paper menus as needed, but those need to be trashed after a guest uses it. Danielle and the rest of the team were as nice as always. It was very special to see them again, and we also received special treats for our anniversary celebration..THANK YOU!
Fave date night spot!
Nice ambiance, parking a bit challenging for a Sunday afternoon. Service was good (Danille). Food was very good. A bit pricey.
Always an amazing meal. The service, food and ambiance never disappoint. My favorite restaurant in Newport Beach
We appreciate the staff/service, the excellent food and it’s presentation! The ambiance is lovely and it’s on the water! Thanks to Chris, Eric and Danielle, and the rest of the staff, for their dedication to providing a wonderful excellent place for people that enjoy dining:)
Amazing food and exceptional service!!!
We had an awesome experience, great service, amazing food!
From the service to the food a perfect evening. So accommodating and helpful. Food here is always perfect you can’t go wrong with what you order.
Fabulous! #1 restaurant in Newport Beach!
Food, staff and ambience is superb!
We met friends visiting from Virginia here, and found The Dock by reading recommendations on OpenTable and Yelp. We didn't know what to expect, and were extremely pleased.
Neighborhood: We're not that familiar with Newport Beach. The neighborhood looks like it's in transition -- a few lots under construction, some empty storefronts. Easy street parking across from restaurant. Don't be deterred by neighborhood renovations.
Atmosphere: Lovely; on the water; ask for a table close to the water.
Cocktails: we had Bloody Marys and Hibiscus Mimosas. Lovely to look at at, all delicious.
Food: Highly recommend the Short Rib Omelette, the Waffles also and Brussels sprouts salad to begin. Goat Cheese and Scrambled Eggs was good but I'd have the short rib omelette next time.
Service: our waitperson was terrific. Friendly, professional, solicitous - perfect. Answered questions, made recommendations.
Wonderful place-our new favorite. Staff will make you feel special from the moment you will enter the restaurant. Erik knows a lot about wines and pairs it perfectly. Erik and Danielle’s description of food makes you excited about it 😊. Food is delicious, often with a twist to the taste. They made us feel special and we will keep coming back.
What a great place. Food was excellent - and they were very accommodating to our dietary needs. Service was terrific too. We’ll be back!
Beautiful hidden gem. Every year we visit the area we love going to The Dock. Delicious food, great service and beautiful ambiance.
Wife’s birthday and favorite dining place.
Loved it. Again. Our favorite place in Newport by a MILE. Great food. Great wines. Great service. And atmosphere is amazing. Waaaaaaaaaaay better than Nobu, A or any other NB dining destination.
The DOCK IS EXCEPTIONALLY AMAZING!
we Savor Ever Moment-
The Food , The The Ambience,
Already Dreaming About our Next Return!
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!
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!
Amazingly consistent food and service! A little gem
Had never been but went for Sunday brunch. Small but good view and the food selection was excellent. We all enjoyed are various choices.
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.
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.
The Dock is a spectacular find. The food and wine pairings were fabulous.
The Dock is rated 4.9 stars by 1045 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.