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About The Dock

Waterfront bayside patio dining with an infused continental menu and outstanding list of domestic and imported wines.

2816 LaFayette Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays, but available for Buyout Events.

Dinner Hours of Operation:
Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 1:30pm

Cross Street:
29th & Lafayette Rd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 673-3625

Website:
http://www.dineatthedock.com/

Parking Details:
Street/metered parking. We recommend arriving a few minutes early to find availability.

Executive Chef:
Pablo Quiroz

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Dock Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (29)
Good for a Date (22)
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Romantic (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Scenic View (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Cozy (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Brunch (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Worth the Drive (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Casual (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

The Dock never disappoints!! Lovely ambiance, fabulous food, great staff!!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The dock is truly the pinnacle to which i hold all other fine dining restaurants. When we dined there the other night it was amazing as usual. Danielle and Erik ( our servers) made it a truly memorable evening. Chef prepared some michelin quality dishes in my opinion and their wine selection is also impeccable. For all these reasons we keep coming back to the dock for the majority of our special occasions! Highly recommend!!

Tags: Waterfront, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Perfect for our wedding anniversary!

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food5
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice restaurant. We went for Sunday brunch. The food was delicious. For 30.00 you choose 2 items. I started with the roasted octopus, very yummy. Then I had the eggs Benedict... very good. They toasted the French bread on the bottom, so it wasnt soggy!
The bloody Mary’s were delicious too! Nice view of the boats floating by!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was the second time my husband and I dined at The Dock. It has a lovely ambiance, the brother and sister who manage the restaurant are a pleasure to interact with and clearly love what they do. We started with their octopus appetizer and finished with their signature desert. The vanilla ice cream is made in-house and is fabulous!

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good, menu was a bit limited. Bread was delicious. Could have ate a whole basket.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great as always. Terrific menu, always hard to decide which great dish to order.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food. We enjoyed dinner under the full moon. It was a unforgettable dining experience.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

An outstanding restaurant that has it all: great food, great service, great wine in a beautiful and quiet setting. It’s one of our favorites.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great experience!
Perfect for a brunch date!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great night super food!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Unless you are a fairly large group of obvious locals, this may not be the ticket for a solid pleasant meal experience. I went alone (I’m here on business) and it took them 20 minutes to seat me. Never did a manager see how I was, the waitress ignored an empty water glass twice, and service was spotty.

Date night with lots of time? Sure if they seat you. Pricey but not warm or inviting. Pretty major disappointment when I wanted. Great meal after hard work

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The Dock is our favorite restaurnt for a romantic evening or a special occasion. The restaurant is in a beautiful location. The service is top-notch and the food is fabulous. It is a lovely experience to dine at The Dock. Enjoy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It is a beautiful restaurant on the water in Newport Beach. It was $30 for a two course brunch which is pricey but worth it as it was a lovely brunch. I had the eggs Benedict with prosciutto which was outstanding. And the ceviche was wonderful. I will try to go there often.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful staff wonderful food. We love it !

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

A Favorite Place to Relax and Dine. This is a little gem. It's very small, maybe 24 tables? It's open to the Bay so it's cool and while it doesn't have an expansive view of the Bay it has that marine environment that lets you know you are on the water and it is peaceful. Food is always good, our personal favorite is their lamb, but they always have specials that peek your curiosity and appetite. An impressive wine list but a bit pricey. We like to take our own wine but be prepared for a $40 corkage fee. Honestly, we marvel that they manage to produce such a perfectly prepared meal in such a tiny kitchen. This is a Newport Favorite.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Beautiful location on the Bay. Early reservation made parking easy. Great breezy table near the front window. Music was tasteful and the perfect volume. The food was beautifully prepared, and delicious. This venue can compete with the best restaurants in the county. Our server was delightful and very capable. We will be back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Once again the Dock comes through . Such great staff and the food is out of this world. It is our favorite place to eat. Wish we could go more often .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

What a wonderful hidden gem! Everything was perfect. We both had the Rack of Lamb along with a couple of appetizers, wine, and beer. Do note - they do not have a full bar. And the corkage fee is steep - $40/bottle.
Service was some of the best I have had in a long time. Attentive but discrete. Great suggestions on wine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Best restaurant in town..by far. Not only the food is amazing, the waiters (waitress), are so nice, friendly..they are always very informative. Their Olive Oil is one of the best I have tried!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always excellent and consistent. Our third visit and we will recommend to anyone wanting to celebrate a special occasion. Thanks

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Best food in Newport Beach. Hands down.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We were truly insulted when asked to leave after 2 hours. The reason explained that they had a large party waiting. Terrible attitude from the neighborhood restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Very pricey but excellent service, great food, fun atmosphere

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We enjoyed brunch here a few weeks ago on Sunday and it was amazing. The view, the food and the service were all top notch! They have a terrific wine list and Danielle (who was an amazing server) was great to give recommendations and suggestions on wine pairings with our meal. The smoked salmon was perfect and my shrimp risotto was spectacular. My husband had the scallop special - I am definitely coming back to have the scallops myself. They were perfect. It really was a perfect afternoon. Make sure to request a table next to the window/open patio wall - the views are stunning. We will be back soon!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Absolutely one of the best and finest restaurants in Orange County and on the canal. Casual but elegant. The food was amazing and our waitress was friendly, accommodating and awesome! It was a marvelous experience shared with friends.
No rushing through your different plates, relaxed and comfy. Parking is difficult so be prepared.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Friendly service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 21, 2017

My husband had the halibut and I had filet mignon. Chef does a excellent job. Excellent service. Fine wine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere , attentive staff. We will be coming back often!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Our meal was excellent. The little chefs gift was a bruschetta with goat cheese and fig vinegar. We wanted a whole plate. The meal was beautifully presented and tasty. 4 of us had halibut with fresh pea risotto which was outstanding. One had the rack of lamb that looked delicious. The service was perfect. Great wine menu and I judge all meals by the ice tea and was great!

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 14, 2017

This was our first time to The Dock. It's a cozy little restaurant open to the harbor. The service was wonderful as was the food. I had the day's special, John Dory and my husband had the filet. The lemon risotto that came with my dish was delicious and the filet was cooked perfectly. We also shared a salad and the foie gras starter which was also very good. The finale was the chocolate dessert with a scoop of their homemade vanilla ice cream. The ice cream was to die for.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Waterfront, Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Food was very well prepared and satisfying. Generous wine pours and our server did everything to make our date night very special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

This intimate little gem is always a beautiful, relaxing, delicious experience that leaves one feeling spoiled and happy. The food is decadent, and the service is great. It's a little pricey, but the quality of the chef's creations are fantastic and the ambiance Is lovely.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Unfortunately got food poisining from the John Dory

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We took the Duffy boat and had so much fun. The setting is beautiful as well as decor with covered outdoor dining. The food is fantastic service great. Loved the experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The owner takes pride in the restaurant as she should. Ambiance and waterfront view are unmatched. Food is inventive and savory. Prix Fixe brunch was reasonable. Hit a busy time so service was a bit relaxed but was made up for with a partial mimosa refill and a split desert. Parking during peak beach period is a problem but here again the owner went above and beyond by offering a parking space at her nearby property. We will surely be back for dinner soon.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch. It was excellent. Local ingredients with a cozy feel on the water! You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Once again the entire experience was a 10 out of 10. Amazing food, excellent service and beautiful surroundings. One of our favorites restaurants. Thank you The Dock. xo

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