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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

A pre-fixed menu with choices for your 1st, 2nd, & 3rd courses. Included are an amuse, & a glass of bubbly to toast a night of romance. Enjoy our relaxing, waterfront dining room with fire pits & candle lights. With award winning service, we hope to welcome you to The Dock this Valentine's Day!

The Dock Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (17)
Waterfront (17)
Cozy (16)
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Good for a Date (15)
Romantic (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Scenic View (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Great for Brunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Fun (4)
Business Meals (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
People Watching (1)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 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 13, 2018

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

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 12, 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 12, 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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·Dined on December 31, 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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 21, 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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·Dined on December 14, 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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·Dined on December 7, 2017

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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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Perfect for our wedding anniversary!

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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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vip
·Dined on November 6, 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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 (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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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

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