The best restaurant in Orange County with great food, wonderful staff, perfect waterfront setting/ambiance and the best wine list in Newport Beach.
The Dock was recommended by locals so I booked it for a friend get together for dinner. We were blown away by everything - the views, the service, the ambience, the wine and the food. We had a red (Super Tuscany), that the waiter decanted and continually poured as we needed it. Our food - sea bass, short ribs and duck, were all delicious, as were the appetizer salads. I will go back here anytime I am in the area.
Great hidden gem!
My wife and I decided to dine at The Dock recently based on its exemplary on-line reviews. Am I glad we listened to my fellow cyberspace food critics. Upon our arrival, we were somewhat surprised by the simplistic, nonchalant entrance to what has been hailed as "one of Newport Beach's best." No valet, no fancy gas lamps or topiaries. Just street parking and a perfectly nondescript front door. Our surprise soon turned to joy, however, after being escorted through the diminutive space to a cozy table by the water. The well-placed infrared heater kept us comfortable throughout the evening. The interior space of the restaurant is intimate and relaxing. A perfect spot for a romantic evening or quiet conversation. The wine list is impressive (though many of their offerings are on the pricy side). We started out with potato leak soup and Brussel sprout leaf salad. Both were excellent. My wife's scallops were perfect and I thoroughly enjoyed the market fish selection (sea bass). We finished the night with banana bread pudding, which was good but not great. The service was impeccable. If you're looking for a quiet night (or day) and a fantastic dining experience, I suggest you give The Dock a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed!
Great food, great service, and right on the water....what more could you ask for? Will definitely go again. No parking lot, so it may be a bit of a challenge finding a spot close by, but well worth the effort.
Absolutely loved it. The best meal so far. My sea bass ( bronzino, Mediterranean ) was super tasty, moms scallops was spectacular and meat is super good. Probably the best seafood place around. Great selection of vino. Thanks😉😊👍
We went the day after Valentine’s Day and had a fabulous meal in a lovely setting. The service was terrific. The salmon was outstanding with large portions. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and are planning on returning in the future.
The Dock is literally on a boat dock looking out into a boat channel. The food is really really good. The staff are obviously empowered , friendly, and care about the experience, as if they were owners. Even the background music is carefully curated and spot on for the venue.
Always a great place to dine! Wine selection is excellent and the staff is always professional. I love coming here.
Fantastic location, food and service. The boutique atmosphere on the water makes it a great experience. Service is always outstanding.
Impeccable service, extensive wine list, and the food is always on point. The view onto the water is romantic and peaceful. We always enjoy our meals here.
The Dock offers a unique dining experience especially if your arrival is by boat. This beautiful intimate restaurant offers a varied menu - with the notable desert selection from banana bread pudding with caramel to a handmade chocolate ganache. The wine selection is spectacular too!
Great place but no booths and other people can get loud as the night goes on.
I was there to celebrate my bday with a couple of friends. It was a perfect night. Two thumbs up for the chef and the servers. I would love to go back anytime.
The food was truly outstanding. The rack of lamb was unbelievable. Service was a bit slow on a quiet night which seemed odd but did not detract from a great dinner.
We keep bringing new friends to the dock. Everytime they are blown away. Our last visit, our friends said it was hands down the best meal they have ever had. We were there for the restaurant week menu. Everything is perfection: food, ambiance, service. It’s hard to beat the total package u get at the Dock!
Amazing restaurant. The food was outstanding. One of the best meals I ever had in Newport.
This is one of our favorites. We love it.
Delicious brunch and terrific service from Danielle!
Loved the ambiance!! It was classy, cozy, and comfortable. The food and service was great! It's small and intimate. Highly recommend this for a nice romantic date.