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Waterfront Dining, Outstanding Cuisine & Wine List - The Dock, Newport Beach, CA

The Dock

5.0
5
1572 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
THE DOCK LOCATED IN NEWPORT BEACH CALIFORNIA requires a valid credit card to book reservations on-line via OpenTable and via our website. Please follow the instructions on Opentable or you may contact The Dock at 949-673-3625 to provide your credit card. The Dock reserves the right to cancel your reservation without a guarantee.
We do not accept table requests.

VOTED TOP 100 RESTAURANTS IN THE USA 2019 BY OPENTABLE DINERS! This quaint, waterfront bayside venue offers fresh air patio dining with an infused contemporary American menu. CORKAGE FEE $75 limit ONE 750 ml bottle. Corkage wine may not be represented on the Dock wine list.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary French / American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 673-3625

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Pablo Quiroz

  • Catering

    Catering is customized and on a limited basis. Please send inquiries to dineatthedock@gmail.com.

  • Private party facilities

    The Dock would love to host your private event! Please send an email to dineatthedock@gmail.com for further information and proposals.

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Cross street

    29th & Lafayette Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street/metered parking. We recommend arriving a few minutes early to find availability. Meters are no charge after 6 pm daily.Valet available two blocks away - at another establishment

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,572 people are saying

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5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Orange County

    Best Overall

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  • Orange County

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  • Orange County

    Seafood

  • South Orange County

    Best Overall

  • South Orange County

    Best Food

  • South Orange County

    Best Service

  • South Orange County

    Best Ambiance

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    Best Value

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  • South Orange County

    Romantic

  • South Orange County

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  • South Orange County

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  1. r

    review

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place continues to be amazing, and always firing on all cylinders! I would eat every meal here if I could!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Newport
  3. EP

    EdPo

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, these folks never disappoint! Excellent food, great service!
  4. TT

    TexasToryPrep

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply fantastic. Food and ambiance were terrific. Danielle and her brother offered excellent service. And hostess Christine was incredibly pleasant. We've vacationed from Texas for the last three years in Newport Beach and The Dock is now on our list for all future visits!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    148 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Dock is my favorite restaurant in Orange County. It is where I always celebrate my birthday. The owners treat us like family. The location on the bay makes me feel like I am in Italy. It is so special.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. We are on vacation with our teenage children but were treated like friends at The Dock. The service is relaxed and slow which makes for a relaxing dinner. The food was amazing and the wine pairings perfect! Looking forward to coming back!
  7. JD

    JamesD

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary that was everything one could ask for! Staff was terrific as was Chef’s servings! Will return numerous times…
  8. LS

    LisaS

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  9. A

    Aaf23

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 51st anniversary and a terrific night from start to finish.
  10. JG

    JohnG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service, great food. Price inline with a restaurant of high end quality. Parking can be a small problem. Get to the restaurant a bit early. Eric is a great host& our server extremely attentive.
  11. AZ

    AZnative

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the BEST restaurant in the area! Love the food, service, wine list…everything!
  12. L

    Laurie

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Expensive, but great service, good menu…in a small intimate setting on the bay front in Newport Beach. Nice for a special occasion.
  13. BY

    BrittaniY

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Danielle was wonderful! We had amazing food and the wine pairing was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful night!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Newport Beach!
  15. RB

    RobB

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is super friendly and the food was fresh and tasty
  16. g

    greggs

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service and setting I nice and right on the water.
  17. BC

    BrianC

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and good place to recommend to others. A neighborhood gem.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dining experience
  19. DS

    DScott

    Orange County

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best kept secret, superior service, fabulous food, incredible wine list!
  20. JT

    JenniferT

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is worthy of all of the five star reviews. Our waiter Eric was probably the best Ive ever had. Outstanding knowledge of both the food and wine menu and has great suggestions for pairings as well. Food was amazing.
  21. DC

    DonnaC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in every way!
  22. C

    Cash

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous, Danelle was incredible, and our overall evening could not have been more perfect.
  23. LM

    LoreMac

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I frequent the Dock for dinner. The food is amazing. The staff is attentive and the ambiance is wonderful. I enjoy watching the boats pass by while dining. Lastly the wine menu is outstanding. It’s so difficult to find a restaurant in OC with a good wine menu. The Dock is a gem.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal and service I’ve had in years
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding celebration
  26. G

    Gray

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good. Very expensive!
  27. DB

    DonnaB

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome all around from food and all staff wonderful!!
  28. AZ

    AZnative

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday 🥳
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite happy place. Consistent, friendly, beautiful, calming, wonderful people, amazing food. Our favorite place to go….so please don’t go! Lol just kidding!
  31. AC

    AndyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! Great food, great ambiance, quaint atmosphere. Can't wait to go again!
  32. JA

    JenAL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Dock never disappoints. I went last week for the 1st time in a couple of years and the service, food, and ambience was exactly how I remembered it.
  33. MV

    MVan

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best of the best.
  34. CC

    CassaC

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience of my life. The food was divine! The crafted cocktails hit the spot! The waiter was phenomenal! We can't wait to come back!
  35. JM

    JeffM

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Danielle was awesome! Best server ever! And the food and wine was amazing! We will be back soon.
  36. e

    edav

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend it.
  37. DM

    DennyM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect as usual!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. The exterior of the place is very unassuming, but the wine list, food , harbor view. and service were all on point. Best meal and experience we’ve had in a long time. For Al a carte, not your extravagant nine course tasting menu at more distinctive restaurants, they executed all courses well. We Will definitely be back …
  39. K

    Kara

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and such a happy place to enjoy the scenes of the bay and Lido! Amazing staff- you can tell they love their team and really are focused on the guest experience. Such a nice place!
  40. DS

    DavidS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, charming decor, best service. I can see why it's top rated. Lived up to its reputation.

FAQs

The Dock is rated 5 stars by 1572 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for The Dock

2816 LaFayette Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Additional information

  • Cross street

    29th & Lafayette Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary French / American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street/metered parking. We recommend arriving a few minutes early to find availability. Meters are no charge after 6 pm daily.Valet available two blocks away - at another establishment

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Pablo Quiroz

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (949) 673-3625

  • Catering

    Catering is customized and on a limited basis. Please send inquiries to dineatthedock@gmail.com.

  • Private party facilities

    The Dock would love to host your private event! Please send an email to dineatthedock@gmail.com for further information and proposals.

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