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
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😊👍
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 . . .
View was great and the service was great. Will be back again for sure.
My boyfriend and I LOVED this restaurant. It was so cute, the food was great, great service.
Fantastic amazing service, view and phenomenal food.
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.
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.
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!
Consistently the best food in town. Great service and staff. In my top three restaurants in town!
Outstanding service that manages to be warmly attentive and helpful without being obtrusive. A lovely experience, as always. A great space too.
The perfect spot for a romantic evening, special occasion or getting together with friends. The Dock is the best restaurant in Newport Beach.
Once it got dark, lighting very dark. Food good and servicea little overly chatty
We had a great rack of lamb! The salad was really fresh. The staff was very attentive and helpful. Really great meal.
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
AMAZING all around.
My wife and I enjoyed excellent food with a beautiful presentation. Top notch.
Excellent cuisine and service. Had seafood. Fresh and prepared perfectly. Friendly, helpful service, particularly helpful in wine choices.
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 !
What’s not to like? Just a great spot.
Great location in Balboa area. The ambiance was fantastic and the food delicious.
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!!
The Dock never disappoints. Superb food and ambiance.
The best restaurant in Orange County with great food, wonderful staff, perfect waterfront setting/ambiance and the best wine list in Newport Beach.
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.
Great hidden gem!
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!
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.
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😉😊👍
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.
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.
Always a great place to dine! Wine selection is excellent and the staff is always professional. I love coming here.
Fantastic location, food and service. The boutique atmosphere on the water makes it a great experience. Service is always outstanding.
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.
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!
Great place but no booths and other people can get loud as the night goes on.
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.
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.
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!
Amazing restaurant. The food was outstanding. One of the best meals I ever had in Newport.
This is one of our favorites. We love it.