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The Dock

4.8
579 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
Waterfront bayside patio dining with an infused continental menu and outstanding list of domestic and imported wines.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Contemporary French / American
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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
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Phone number
(949) 673-3625
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Pablo Quiroz
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
29th & Lafayette Rd.
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Parking details
Street/metered parking. We recommend arriving a few minutes early to find availability.
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Dock features an amazing menu, selections of California cuisine with influences from France, Japan, Spain. Our intimate waterfront restaurant is known as the hidden gem on the bay in Newport Beach. Casual elegance and outstanding, attentive service. Reservations recommended, walk-ins welcome.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 579 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent Service and great wine list. Celebrating a birthday and they brought out desserts and candle on the house. The food was outstanding

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Was there for brunch. Food and service both amazing! Brunch faves: crab beignets, sliders, benedict duo. We had a cozy table by the water and it made our day extra scenic and special😊👍

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Best food and presentation in Orange County . . . great wine pairing . . . fabulous place for a romantic dinner with waterfront view or just a quiet evening out . . .

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

View was great and the service was great. Will be back again for sure.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

My boyfriend and I LOVED this restaurant. It was so cute, the food was great, great service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fantastic amazing service, view and phenomenal food.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I was very impressed with The Dock the food was amazing. All three of us really enjoyed our meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Our Waitress was very attentive and talked us through the Menu. The food was exceptional. It is a gem of a Restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We arrived for a friends birthday by Duffy at their private Dock. From the moment we sat down to the minute we left the service was attentive without being overbearing. The food was simply amazing and they have a great pairing that is not over priced.
The view the setting everything made for an enjoyable evening.

Thanks

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

All-around fantastic experience from the exceptional service to the creative and absolutely delicious entrees and appetizers. Don't miss out on the pork belly appetizer!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Consistently the best food in town. Great service and staff. In my top three restaurants in town!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Outstanding service that manages to be warmly attentive and helpful without being obtrusive. A lovely experience, as always. A great space too.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The perfect spot for a romantic evening, special occasion or getting together with friends. The Dock is the best restaurant in Newport Beach.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Once it got dark, lighting very dark. Food good and servicea little overly chatty

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We had a great rack of lamb! The salad was really fresh. The staff was very attentive and helpful. Really great meal.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Absolutely awesome from the hostess to the Chef. They made a special occasion very special. Maybe the best restaurant I have ever been to outside of not having a bar

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

AMAZING all around.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed excellent food with a beautiful presentation. Top notch.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent cuisine and service. Had seafood. Fresh and prepared perfectly. Friendly, helpful service, particularly helpful in wine choices.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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 !

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

What’s not to like? Just a great spot.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great location in Balboa area. The ambiance was fantastic and the food delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The Dock never disappoints. Superb food and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The best restaurant in Orange County with great food, wonderful staff, perfect waterfront setting/ambiance and the best wine list in Newport Beach.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great hidden gem!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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😉😊👍

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Always a great place to dine! Wine selection is excellent and the staff is always professional. I love coming here.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic location, food and service. The boutique atmosphere on the water makes it a great experience. Service is always outstanding.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great place but no booths and other people can get loud as the night goes on.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing restaurant. The food was outstanding. One of the best meals I ever had in Newport.

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