The Dock

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$31 to $50
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VOTED TOP 100 RESTAURANTS IN THE USA FOR 2019 BY OPENTABLE DINERS! Waterfront bayside patio dining with an infused continental menu, custom crafted premium cocktails and outstanding list of domestic and imported fine wines. Corkage fee $55, limit one 750 ml bottle.
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vipMichelleroamingfoodie
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre fathers day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful waiter

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mary
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal, service was great, overall everything good.

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Foodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner experience. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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JoeyT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great birthday night here with good food and good vibe. Thank yall.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Newport Beach restaurant! The food, service, and ambience are spectacular.

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vipMarti
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch options!

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Amyc
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! A+++

I recommend The Dock highly!

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CaroleC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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EdwardD
Acapulco
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience.

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vipSoCalDenise
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The love the food here and the service is always so good.

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vipFrenchrunner
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional dinner. Everything was spot on.

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Stacey
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipmeggie
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Eric and Danielle,

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Bucky
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipAndrea
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fave date night spot!

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vipJosephR
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice ambiance, parking a bit challenging for a Sunday afternoon. Service was good (Danille). Food was very good. A bit pricey.

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ErnestB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal. The service, food and ambiance never disappoint. My favorite restaurant in Newport Beach

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vipFoodFan
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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:)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and exceptional service!!!

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kathys
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience, great service, amazing food!

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LoriM
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! #1 restaurant in Newport Beach!
Food, staff and ambience is superb!

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DevonS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipBroshoo
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a great place. Food was excellent - and they were very accommodating to our dietary needs. Service was terrific too. We’ll be back!

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viprealhousewifeoftampa
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful hidden gem. Every year we visit the area we love going to The Dock. Delicious food, great service and beautiful ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday and favorite dining place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipShellyA
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The DOCK IS EXCEPTIONALLY AMAZING!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

we Savor Ever Moment-
The Food , The The Ambience,
The Service~

Already Dreaming About our Next Return!

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vipjday
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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!

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vipXta42
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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!

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viplynnd
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly consistent food and service! A little gem

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PatriciaA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
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.

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vipBritview
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

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RickB
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.

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vipRossK
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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