The Ritz Prime Seafood

4.2
155 Reviews
$50 and over
American

About

The Ritz Prime Seafood is a fine dining restaurant located on Mariner’s Mile in Newport Beach, California, serving Dinner and Weekend Brunch. Modern dining is combined with the highest level of classic service. The Ritz offers a fine dining experience with a worldly menu. Sustainable fish and seafood flown in daily from pristine waters, dry aged steaks, a skillfully constructed wine list and a cocktail program.
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LR1106
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2017
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We had a very nice table, near the water but the music was too loud. It was good music but the speaker must have been right above our table. Also, there was a light on the patio right out from our table that was constantly changing colors. Unfortunately, for my husband they did not have a great beer selection...NO IPAS at all! The food was great and so was the service.

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vipTerry
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

we have been here several times, always good food and great service.

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vipKateL
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Super service and delicious food....unfortunately Sunday evening the place was almost empty

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ReidS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience. The live music was great but a bit loud.

HL
vipHatLady
Orange County
83 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Brunch with bottomless Bloody Mary's and Sparkling wine. The Eggs Benedict was popular at our table as was the Chicken and Waffles. So tender and amazing. the staff is over the top and the live music is such a lovely bonus to the experience. Right on the water cannot go wrong with that view. Thank you! Deirdre M.

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vipILoveLucy
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our second time dining at the Ritz. Enjoyed every minute of it.
The food was very good and the service was extremely attentive. Recommend this restaurant very highly.
Look forward to going again soon.

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vipErica
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was spectacular. The food was amazing. The only strange thing was that part of the lobster was cold? We thoroughly enjoyed the evening! We will be back

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SeriousFoodie
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic all around. Exceptional menu and quality of ingredients and preparation. Great wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative food and fabulous atmosphere! Live music proved perfect too!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and my picky Aunt stayed, “the best food I’ve ever had!”

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Drew
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went to The Ritz for Valentine's Day. They had a prix fixe menu but I don't feel it was worth the $95. The dessert was a chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream but they ran out of ice cream. How is that possible? We had made reservations and this was a set menu so the restaurant should have known how much ice cream to keep in stock. They also ran out of the Daou cab by the glass. But at least the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best host Ive ever had. Made the night special for myself and my wife.

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vipHatLady
Orange County
83 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Marina views and delicious cuisine. The staff is so attentive and this is definitely a place to visit. Open seven days a week and live music Th-Sunday. Go!!

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cskgreen
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and the only reason not 5 star was that the restaurant never acknowledged it even though we let them know when made our reservation. That being said the meal was one of the finest I have ever had. Matt was our waiter and he was spot on with his knowledge and recommendations if the menu. The Hamachi Crudo was soooo good melted in your mouth. I ordered the seared ahi with short rib ravioli and topped with fois gras, delicious. My husband went with the sea bass grilled over asparagus and a vichyssoise purée, yum! We had a side of tempura squash with apple slaw so good. Finished with brûlée figs over orange cake with vanilla ice cream. Every coarse was superb. The service outstanding. They have a piano bar and the singer/pianest and guitarist were very good. Overall very lovely evening with great atmosphere and music. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant under new management! Food was delicious and service great

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vipMonique
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we've had in a long time. Great lamb and seafood. excellent service.

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MarkS
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Decided to try this restaurant for the first time. Somewhat of a major disappointment from a service level. We went on Saturday night for dinner. Was seated immediately but then waited about 15 minutes until someone arrived to take our drink order. Foos was good as we ordered a dozen oysters, salads, fish and braised short ribs. My drink arrived but not exactly what I ordered, so they graciously replaced it but the glass (Tito's on the rocks) was half full.
After the drinks, the oysters arrived but when finished with them, we waited 20 minutes until our entrees arrived. Overall, I thought food was good but overpriced. Service has a long way to go. Will proably not go back again based upon this experience.

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vipBrianG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Love the atmosphere, Water, decor, festive.

I think it is a shame that I am dressed better than the staff. Really? They wear blue jeans, ,and I am paying $150 a person for dinner??

Service was very slow, and had to wait 15 minutes for drinks to arrive.

Great spot but they have some work to do... slow service and too pricey.

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vipAlanT
Fort Lauderdale
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall1food3service4ambience4

Never again. It is quite scary that this place is still so poor yet this is supposed to be under the new management team. First we are seated by the noisy music in the bar. Have to ask to find our server. Place is empty on a Friday night, now I see why. It will be close very soon.

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vipYelper
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very disappointed, thought was related to The Ritz at Fashion Island learned it was just the name.
Service was exceptional but food was ordinary and not worth price.
Even for restaurant week they used normal menu items and made smaller and less interesting.
Was looking forward to nice evening but we make better food at home ourselves.
Gave it a chance, will not be back, many better options for better prices in area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The occasion for dining here was a birthday celebration. I chose the special priced Restaurant Week menu and my companion choose from the regular menu. Suffice it to say that the selections served to me from the $50 menu were small....embarassingly small. I have been to many restaurants over the years for Restaurant Week and have never encountered such miserly portions. Granted the waitress did say that the entree was smaller than the same sea bass on the regular menu, but my God, it was the size of an amuse bouche. Not to forget, the bread served were 2 rolls that had to be less than 2 inches in diameter. Then the desert that was served for my friend's birthday was a dollop of custard surrounded, as I remember, by a few pieces of fruit. I was given the same and no mention was made to me of choosing something from the "Chef's Selection" as offered on the menu. After we made quick work of this course, we both looked at one another and said that we would have to have another dessert. So I ordered a chocolate lava cake for us to share.

Now to be fair, I have to say that my friend's selections from the main menu were decent sized and good he said. I, however, felt that the restaurant's attempt at providing a Restaurant Week Value Menu was a complete failure. Perhaps this is why the restaurant was not using it's entire space as there were so few diners on a Thursday night. In my humble opinion, a Restaurant Week Menu should be an opportunity to welcome diners that might never have eaten there before. The lure is assuredly the price, but if the food isn't representative of it's best, then where is the enticement for the diner to return?

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vipFoodie
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try the restaurant for Newport Beach Restaurant Week. It was a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding as was the service. We will definitely be returning

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johnl
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outstanding meat dishes, especially the lamb chop. Sea bass was bland.

LG
vipLoyalGuest888
Orange County
128 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice of Sean to come by our table to greet. Just three months ago, he was our bartender and now, he's been promoted to Manager. He's personable, friendly and gracious. Jessica, one of our server, was very attentive and always removed our plates; which I very much appreciated. Jessica's partner in crime, sorry forgot his name, was extremely attentive to my husband's wine glass-thank goodness. Gotta keep that man happy right?!!

Order the sliders....brioche bun was so good and of course the quality of the meat! Sea bass is highly recommended....the veggies used in the dish is all fresh and dashi broth can be added by yourself so it's not overwhelming. Doughnuts were served hot....a nice closing to the dinner.

The Bonus ...live music! It was a memorable night and will be back!

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FoodieQueen
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding! Restaurant week so price was acceptable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. Especially the grilled octopus, prime Filet mignon and the sea bass.

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vipCDMNUP
Orange County
70 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My fish was over cooked hence it was very dry. It took a long time for the food to be served to the point we wondered if they had forgotten about us.

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vipLoveOutdoorDinning
Los Angeles
189 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good is amazing. We live how they have changed up their menu. And of course the view and the place are flawless.

SC
vipSoCalifcat
Orange County
316 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A birthday celebration was the plan, however, as lovely as our food was, including a delicious grass-fed filet, the lounge music was too loud to have good conversation. We will return when we want entertainment, not conversation.

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vipShellyA
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful!
Excellent Service wow!!!
What a View⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!
Romantic ❤️🎉🎶
Starter Plate Lobter Salad ... Delicious 😋

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PamP
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and our server was very knowledgeable. There was a large party seated by several tables of two. The party was extremely loud and disruptive but we took into consideration it was New Years Eve and let it pass but it definitely took away from the ambience of the restaurant.

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vipKathyI
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Sorry we loved the old Ritz so came here for Christmas Eve dinner like we have done in the past. My husband had to send his lobster bisque back 3 times because it was cold. Nothing came out at the same time. My salmon was cold and the lobster pot pie was horrible. We ate at the bar which we always do. Will not go back there again. Bartenders were great and they did not charge us for any of the foid but so dissapointing. We are home eating tamales.

am

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The food we ordered was good, great presentation. For the $486 we spent the amount of food portions were embarrasing. We were not offered rolls, amount of soup was very small. The filets were more like appetizers. The portion of spinach was maybe a table spoon and was the potatoes. We all left hungry!

Will most likely not be back or recommend the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Great service, good apps, terrible and overpriced entrees.

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HTMD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I would expect ATLEAST 2 appetizer choices when u pay $120 for a set menu. Disappointed . I didn't touch the appetizer

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was average and didn't feel myself wanting more. The environment was calm but still a bit noisier then I expected. The service was very good but not the best I have experienced.

LB
vipLagunaBeach
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pretty bay front setting
Good food
Pricey
Great service

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MichelleStAmour
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ritz recently launched a new winter menu with a Mediterranean feel. It's a 180 from their previous menu and definitely has a "wow" factor. The food is beautifully presented with incredible flavor combinations. The service is OUTSTANDING. Great new crew of personable, knowledgable staff who go above and beyond. I look forward to many future visits to the revamped Ritz!

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Mauri
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the former Charthouse and will be back

PK
PamK
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about the ritz prime. Best bone in rib eye in town!!!

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The Ritz Prime Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 720-1800.

The Ritz Prime Seafood is rated 4.2 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.