The Dock

4.9
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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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K
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Newport Beach . The service and food is absolutely spectacular. I love everything on the menu, but the short rib entrée is definitely my favorite. Nice romantic atmosphere with exceptional bay views. Definitely a “Hidden Gem” !!

D
Orange County
56 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at The Dock!! I think I said that last month, but it is the truth!!! We celebrated my friend's retirement and the food was amazing. My Short Ribs were perfectly prepared; my friend loved the fish of the day; and the retiree had the lamb, which is amazing with a wonderful crispy outside and rich and perfectly cooked inside. And their servers are efficient and kind. I love this restaurant!!

h
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Exquisite food and service.

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept secret in all of Orange County! We had a wonderful experience.

WJ
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A totally fantastic experience from the food to the service. Impeccable! Thank you for such a wonderful evening.

F
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for us. Wonderful food, ambience. Danielle, our server , terrific!!

KG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Including the servers!! Best night ever.

WD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so pleased to be back at the wonderful Dock restaurant, however our friends were surprised, as we were actually, that it had become sooo pricey. It has been such a unique, favorite spot for us over the years and every time we come we love it. Service was fabulous as was the food. Thank you, JBD

T
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small little hole in the wall that serves great food. Tables are close together so you might make a few new friends, but overall a super great date or couples night place.

G
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the very best! Servic, food , wine, ambience.
Our favorite restaurant in the whole world.

K
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and wine was outstanding and service was excellent.

G
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Terrific and inventive menu. Lovely service.

A
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sent 2 good friends to have a special dinner at The Dock..they have thanked me for 2 days now!! They were impressed with the superb service, the delicious food, and the romantic ambiance. Thanks Danielle, Eric and the rest if the team for making all dinners so special for all who visit The Dock!!

JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Find a reason to go to The Dock. We have been there for both brunch and dinner. The food is phenomenal, the service is knowledgeable & engaging, and the atmosphere is great. The only downside to your experience will be to kick yourself for not finding this gem earlier. It’s truly a treasured favorite of ours.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good

M
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trendy, upscale, cozy, on the water, great service , spectacular food & selections. Upscale wine list with those upscale prices so a $40.00 corkage not so bad if you are a wine collector. They do have a small but nice by the glass selection with plenty of old and new world offerings. I will keep going back! Love this place.

KB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!!! Superior to all restaurants in the area. Quaint and great atmosphere, perfect!!

c
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Newport Beach, easily.

LG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rarely give 5 stars. But this one really surprised me. The truly unique large cabana style setting, attention to detail, awesome service and amazing foodie grade dishes derserve it. The star of the night was the (whole) beats salad and grilled octopus appetizers. Really special place.

TS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 1st time & We had a great experience !!!

MF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Dock and everyone there!!! Food is probably better than any high-end restaurant you’d go to in Orange County. ♥️

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine were perfect! Will definitely put this little gem on my list to come back

S
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Dock. The food is amazing, beautiful and inventive. The flavors are out of this world with excellent presentation. The staff, especially Eric, Danielle and Tiffany are all super friendly and helpful. They have an incredible knowledge of not just the food, but, also have an amazing knowledge of wine and wine regions. We love to allow them to pick different wines to pair with our food. My husband and I love wine and collect as well, so, trusting someone to pick for us is unusual. The decorations are very coastal, with booth seating as well as table, and the view is restful and peaceful being right on the water. My favorite dish is the halibut, or pretty much any seafood dish. Chef is very talented and the chocolate granache dessert may be one of the best in Newport!

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this place. Quaint spot with great ambiance and familiar, friendly service who are proud of the culinary delights that the chef has to offer. We intend to make this a more regular place to eat

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best anniversary experience in years. Great service, great location and fabulous food. Highly recommend!

BH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We have had three wonderful experiences with exceptional food. This time service was slow, then slower. Other customers were seated after us and finished their desserts before we were served our entrees. After our complaint of tardiness we received free desserts that we didn't order or want. Food is so good we will try again.

K
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was really good - we did brunch. French toast and a waffle. The OJ was fresh squeezed and delicious. They were very obvious about the way they treated apparently-wealthy patrons much better than “average” patrons. But even for the average, the staff was nice and friendly.

l
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant!

RI
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite brunch place in Orange County. Hidden gem

B
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals and service I have received in the past many years. Fantastic experience.

OT
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Here alone this time,treated me like a king. Great people, great food.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The servers were great and we enjoyed their recommendations! Perfect for date night or special event. Ask to be by the water!

s
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the hospitality at The Dock was the very best!! We were entertaining friends from overseas and they were so impressed with the food and service, not to mention the beautiful setting.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is outstanding. Tiffany is fabulous! The ambience is lovely. The food is absolutely delicious. This is becoming one of my very favorite restaurants.

DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

CF
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great..it just took a long time to get our food

LI
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dock is a very special restaurant tucked away on a side street. Walk inside and be welcomed with a warm smile and taken to your table with an inviting view. The service is exceptional and the food divine.

KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great little spot located in the harbor. The dining area opens in the back to the harbor providing an intimate feel while still being open and airy. Nice wine list. Food was great. The are adding liquor soon which was the only missing piece. If you are looking for a good date night, this should be on your list.