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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.9

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (15)
Scenic View (14)
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Notable Wine List (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Fun (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Healthy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Great hidden gem!

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·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 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!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Orange County)·Dined 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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This is one of our favorites. We love it.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Delicious brunch and terrific service from Danielle!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great menu. Would like to see a more eclectic craft beer selection to match the great menu.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service is always great. Very romantic if you were on a date. But also great to meet with friends

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing!!! If you love wine and food this place is a must!!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great place. Never miss it when I come to California.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great New Year’s Eve experience.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Beautiful setting, great location and easy parking. Food was excellent and our waitress was outstanding. She was attentive and extremely helpful

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 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 1, 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 November 30, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Perfect for our wedding anniversary!

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 (Los Angeles)·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 11, 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 10, 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 5, 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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vip
·Dined on November 5, 2017

The dock was one of our favorite restaurants. Service was delightful. The food was a disaster. Expensive disaster. Maybe will try branch but we will not be back for dinner.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 4, 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 1, 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great experience!
Perfect for a brunch date!

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