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About The Dock
Waterfront bayside patio dining with an infused continental menu and outstanding list of domestic and imported wines.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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
29th & Lafayette Rd.
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Street/metered parking. We recommend arriving a few minutes early to find availability.
Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Dock Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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 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.
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!!
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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