The Dock

4.9
1427 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
THE DOCK LOCATED IN NEWPORT BEACH CALIFORNIA requires a credit 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.

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.

Curb-Side Take-Out Available - Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday only, Pick up before 5:30 pm with 3 hour in advance - please place your order by email: dineatthedock@gmail.com or call 949-673-3625. Verbal confirmation from the Dock is required for all To Go orders. Please present your card when you pick up your order. Please provide your CELL phone number and name when placing your order. Thank you.
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vipLuvGoodService
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service- nails it every time! Only complaint is we spent $600 between the 4 of us and they charged us $5 extra to split a $16 salad- and we were just planning to share it.

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SCAl
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. They had a vast wine selection by the glass and provided a sample while determining wine selection . Wine by the glass had several options.
We had a wonderful experience at the dock. Highly recommend to others

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vipAndrea
Orange County
67 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another AMAZING dinner at The Dock, with their amazing team. Danielle took care of our table, but the entire team helped. We brought a friend from out of state, and she was blown away at the food, service, the ambiance..and the view of boats passing by. Thank you for making the evening so special!!

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TomS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Able to converse due to low volume of noise. Portions are quite ample and a meal can be shared for those with a lesser appetite. One of few restaurants where dining is elegant and the ambiance pleasantly casual.

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ViggoB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. Always the best for special occasions.

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Nicole
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It’s a cute and quaint little place along the water. The view is not a standard ocean view. But nonetheless we found the dockside view charming with boats going by occasionally.

The food is excellent overall. We loved the lamb and the sea bass. The crab cake is just okay but decent. The octopus is good enough. The food came out super slow but maybe because everyone was ordering at the same time.

The service was good. I think our server was still in training because sometimes he seemed to try a bit too hard and a little unease. The other waiter seemed a lot more natural. But he did overall a decent job.

The overall experience was lovely. We enjoyed our time here and will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and exceptional service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric is always phenomenal and so is the food. Our favorite Date night restaurant. Simply amazing!

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KeithM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service and the food are second to none!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food and staff were amazing. Even the music was on point and at the perfect level for conversation. Will definitely be back.

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LauraF
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dock is a great experience. When you want a meal that is delicious served by a friendly staff in a cozy and inviting, beautiful atmosphere, you go to the dock. It's a must go!

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vipIraM
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Dock is a welcome addition to the NB fine dining scene.

Small menu but my wife’s Chilean Seabass and my lamb are both outstanding dishes.

Finally, the service was impeccable.

We will return soon.

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vipTufcrowd
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and received fabulous treatment / service.

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marianneb
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner here. We both had the duck and it was fantastic. Only thing I didn't like was that the servers weren't wearing masks and our table was very close to another one.

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vipLize
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at The Dock The service was excellent as was the food. We certainly will return for our next special evening.

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sasilvnb
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danielle was our server and she was amazing!! Over and above! The kindness and class shown here is something you don’t see anymore. This place is 5 stars! What a local gem! Our anniversary was so special’

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Pablito
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had heard about The Dock for sometime and decided this would be where we celebrate our intimate holiday dinner.
At first we were a little concerned as we waited outside the locked front door on a rainy evening. Once they discovered guests were waiting outside, we were warmly invited in and that was where the magic began.
Seated at a wonderful corner booth for two by a friendly hostess.
Waited on by Tiffany who was assisted by two solicitous servers.
Tiffany was truly outstanding and provided the ultimate experience!
We started with the Blue Crab Beignets which were absolutely amazing followed by the Charred Little Gem Lettuce.
For entree’s we ordered the Scallops and the Natural Pork Chop. I prefer my scallops seared on the outside for a bit more flavor yet the risotto was unique and quite delicious. The Pork Chop was a winner and would order it again and again!!
The wine list was excellent and loved the decanter used by the restaurant.
Overall experience was one of the best dining experiences in many years and will be back.

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vipFritz
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY ONE OF THE FINEST RESTAURANTS IN ORANGE COUNTY- - - - should not be missed.
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vipDCdiner
Washington DC
212 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still our favorite. One slight thing off--it was our son's birthday and we had told them after we made the reservation. We ordered desserts but none came with a candle for him. No big deal but it would have been nice.
Lovely setting and wonderful food.

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vipLivingood
Orange County
68 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite intimate place. Ssshhh don't tell anyone.

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vipStacyJ
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice cozy experience mit seems the wine prices have increased, be preoared

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vipF8hasit
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was simply amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, such a hidden gem. Food and ambiance is absolutely amazing.

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RyanN
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the service can not be beat. The location is amazing and the work they put in, is appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening celebrating the holidays with my employees. Great experience all around. Noise level a little uncomfortable but only because of extremely loud guests a few tables away. All around great experience.

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vipCynthia
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dock is our favorite place in Newport for dining!!!
Amazing service, incredible menu, and lovely ambience! Truly a special place!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant I have ever been to! Great service and the food was delicious. will be going back soon to celebrate more special occasions.

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TeriC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small dining room but beautifully decorated. Very warm, welcoming beach feel. View of the marina with heated firepits to keep you comfortable. And if you feel a chill, they will bring you a blanket.

Food and service is top notch. Great place for a romantic dinner or a nice gathering of friends and family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal! The food, the service, the ambiance, it’s always my favorite place to meet friends for dinner. Everything is on point!

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viplynnied
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, cozy and chic, nothing else like it. Food is always a 10 and service is The Best! We shared filet and scallops, cooked to perfection!
They always do a great job, never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing night at our favorite place in So Cal. The ambiance is relaxing and beautiful. The food is out of this world. The wines can’t be found any where else. Honestly, the reason why we have come back year after year are the people at The Dock, The Best humans around!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to the Dock. It’s our favourite place in Newport Beach. Cozy, friendly and the food and wines are always

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OCBrazilianGirl
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 60th birthday here. The food was wonderful and service impeccable. The restaurant only seats about 40 and we found a parking spot right out front. Our new favorite place for special occasions.

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HollyJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. The food and wine were great. We will definitely keep going there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way !

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KeithM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and food are always second to none but the service is what always brings us back. The staff works as one and not because they are related... because they are always going above and beyond for the guest! There are a lot of choices when it comes to a "date night" but nothing compares to The Dock!! We are already planning our next visit!

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BarbaraH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipSeanorLikestoEat
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not miss the establishment!! The food is memorable as was the service. The wine list is extensive. It will be on my list when we return to Orange County.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The warm reception and special attention made the evening a memorable occasion. The food, wine and service were excellent as usual. We will return again.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! Forgot how wonderful this place is. So happy they haven’t skipped a beat and we can enjoy again since Covid

FAQs

The Dock is rated 4.9 stars by 1427 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.