Come join us for brunch on the bay! Placed right on the water, guests will enjoy our fusion of a classic brunch with a Dock twist! Come gather with family and friends this Easter at The Dock!
Sunday, April 1, 2018
AMAZING all around.
My wife and I enjoyed excellent food with a beautiful presentation. Top notch.
Excellent cuisine and service. Had seafood. Fresh and prepared perfectly. Friendly, helpful service, particularly helpful in wine choices.
It was perfect . The setting, the staff, the food, wine. It's a hidden gem that one hopes stays that way. Except, I do want the place to do well and stay. We celebrated a birthday and the cake (a subtly delivered, beautiful small dessert) and the occasion was so thoroughly enjoyable thanks to this wonderful spot. Oh yes, we'll back. Perhaps next time by water !
What’s not to like? Just a great spot.
Great location in Balboa area. The ambiance was fantastic and the food delicious.
Amazing food and the server Danielle provided top notch service PLUS quaint and quiet atmosphere on the water, all thumbs up!! Can’t wait to go back!!
The Dock never disappoints. Superb food and ambiance.
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.
Great menu. Would like to see a more eclectic craft beer selection to match the great menu.
Service is always great. Very romantic if you were on a date. But also great to meet with friends
Amazing!!! If you love wine and food this place is a must!!
Great place. Never miss it when I come to California.
My absolute favorite place to eat in all of the OC. The chef and staff strive to make each dining experience a special one. We brought our guest from out of the country and she was thoroughly pleased with not just the lamb but the ambiance and service. We love The Dock.
Great New Year’s Eve experience.
The Dock's ambience is wonderful . We were shown to a table right on the water (we'd indicated it was a special occasion for us.) The lobster bisque was very good. The halibut entree was quite good but the duck breast was bland and uninteresting. Presentation of food was lovely and the service was good. This is not an inexpensive meal and I clearly felt that the experience was not a good value on this particular evening. While we may return another time, I could not recommend The Dock to discerning friends based on this experience.
Beautiful setting, great location and easy parking. Food was excellent and our waitress was outstanding. She was attentive and extremely helpful
We selected "The Dock" to celebrate my Wife's Birthday after recommendations from her Son and others. We were looking for someplace local, with good atmosphere, quiet, good menu with great food, and an attentive friendly staff. We found all that at "The Dock". We'll be back!
The Dock never disappoints!! Lovely ambiance, fabulous food, great staff!!
The Dock is a little gem situated on the water of the Newport Bay. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about the wines and menu and the ambiance is wonderful. Usually, I have the rack of lamb which is one of the specialties and is fantastic. On the last visit, I had the filet mignon and it was one of the best I'd ever had, if not the best. The wines are quite pricey but the experience at The Dock is well worthwhile.
We had the best dining experience at The Dock on Friday night. The ambience was warm and inviting and we had a beautiful view of the harbor.
The food was absolutely amazing! I won’t go into every dish, but the general consensus from our table (and my own experience) was that every dish was delicious and had so many layers of flavors. We loved the roasted baby beet salad and the Spanish Octopus –so tender and flavorful, and the fish of the day – a tender and delicious halibut with risotto. Our meal was paired with some of the best wines we have tasted.
The staff was exquisite and we all said it was the best service we’ve ever had in a restaurant. Our servers Erik and Danielle were the best – so knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Truly first class service and overall wonderful experience.