The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar - Newport Beach

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The Winery Newport Beach is a 10,000-square-foot, two-story restaurant, complete with a 700-square-foot 2nd floor outdoor dining patio overlooking the marina with two outdoor fireplaces and state-of-the-art heating system and waterproof awnings for year-round use. Filled with sumptuous stone slabs and warm wood flooring, a fourteen-foot high glass private wine locker display, majestic stone, dazzling light fixtures and an immediate view of the Pacific Ocean.
Our wines are stored in our state-of-the- art two-story temperature controlled wine cellar accommodating 6,500 bottles of wine.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from beginning to end was phenomenal. Our server Pat was so friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. Me and my boyfriend shared the petite seafood tower and a couple glasses of wine to start and it did not disappoint. Every bite of that seafood tower was so fresh and yummy! Especially loved the Ahi bites. For dinner my boyfriend had the bone in ribeye with a lobster tail and I had the filet with a side of asparagus and truffle fries to share. Every bite was so good and decadent. We got all 3 steak sauces to try. The truffle sauce was our favorite. At the end of our meal we were completely satisfied and happy. Thank you Pat for a great experience as a first time diner of The Winery. We will definitely be back.

SB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, waterfront scenery and delicious food. Waiter Kevin was very attentive and several other employees greeted us at one point or another during the night. Great experience. Will definitely return for a special night!

SP
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, fantastic service, beautiful view! Great way to celebrate our anniversary!! We’ll be back for sure.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Service was very slow and were more attentive to others in Restaurant it seemed. Took 25 minutes to receive our appetizer and was not overly warm when it arrived shortly after asking waitress about it. Fireplace was not working on patio and took 15 minutes to get a Blanket for my Girlfriend. Waiter was distracted by other customers who they were spending a lot of time with. Apologized for forgetting about blanket and bringing our bread as well. Food was very good but Service will keep us away for awhile.

DD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch with my wife and son. Excellent appetizers and entrees and a complimentary crane brûlée for my wife’s birthday.

l
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Possibly the noisiest restaurant I have ever (almost) dined in. Horrible acoustics coupled with live entertainment made it impossible to have a conversation without shouting, the booths were claustrophobic for four people, the drinks were peculiar tasting, and the service was slow. We left before ordering our entree and. This may be THE most disappointing restaurant I have ever (almost) eaten in.

d
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Initially the pricey wine list was intimidating but we found a reasonably priced favorite varietal.Service from Sky was friendly and responsive, as was the wine service. Food is very good-oysters were succulent, tuna poke was elegantly stacked; risotto with scallops/shrimp delicious and enough to share.
The only issue was “beignets” are really large donuts/ or Italian bombolone. This item was graciously removed.
Next time we’ll opt for the patio!

CT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service and nice ambiance. The oysters were excellent. I had the shrimp and scallops and they were delicious. My husband had the clam chowder and like it. I had requested a table by the window (it was our anniversary) and was seated way in the back of the restaurant, so I was a little disappointed with that.

FC
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner...they were very accommodating to move us closer to a window. We ate early so I don't think this impacted anyone with a reservation but very nice that they allowed us to move. Great food and tremendous service.

BC
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service one of Newport’s best

JF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Requested a window seat, but were sat in the middle of the restaurant. Asked if we could have one of the several open tables at the window and were told that it was for customers that requested in advance (which we did). Also, noted that this visit was for our birthdays in our Open Table reservation and they were unaware. Filet was average at best.

VV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Valentines Day dinner. Turns out this is less of a restaurant and more of a lounge/bar geared towards customers that are very well off or at least people who try incredibly hard to appear as such. Nothing wrong with that of course, however, the food and the service were not inline with the price tag. We paid $300 (no wine) for a mediocre set meal that should have been closer to $100 incl tip. Even the lobster at an Outback is better and how can’t they even get the bread right? The food seemed like a buffet level afterthought, it reminded me of what you would expect at a busy wedding. Now, we’d had much pricier romantic dinners in the Hollywood area but they’d always been worth it. This one was not. I’m not saying this is a terrible place. All I’m saying is the prices levels are shockingly pretentious with nothing behind it.

SC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good! Server seemed stressed at one point but he bounced back well the second half :)

Food was great! Found a hair in the amuse bouche but quickly forgot about it bc everything was so good. The timing was also good, everything came out as we finished so we didn’t have to wait too much for each course.

Definitely recommend. Will be back!

IM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food and wine were quite good, not exceptional. Unfortunately, the service was abysmal. After arriving it was a full 30 minutes until we had our order taken. The first course, a prosciutto-wrapped shrimp over a parmesan risotto was excellent. However, our bread came out after we received our appetizer nearly an hour after arriving. Strangely in-between our appetizer and entree our amuse bouche arrived which I assumed they had forgotten. The entrees were quite tasty, I had lobster and tenderloin over a creamed mash potato and caramelized carrots. The lobster was perfect, but the tenderloin was extremely chewy, which was sad because it tasted quite good. For dessert, a selection of bite-size pastries was provided, which tasted like warmed up frozen 3 days old Albertson's pastries. Granted it wasn't, horrible, but not worth the price. All-in-all I cannot recommend The Winery to anyone, which is sad, because certain aspects were quite nice. Aslo caviar was a little old.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went early on purpose to have a drink before dinner - but, The tables in the bar area were unavailable for seating while we were waiting for our reservations ... the remaining bar seating was too limited, which was a poor start to the evening.

LT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Celebrate Valentine a day early so I don’t get the same meal as everyone. Great Steam clamps for appetizer. Venison is good (Medium is recommended since venison tends to be tougher meat than beef). Scallops is great. Pricey but you pay for ambience.
Waiter is not good. I feel like being rushed the whole time

T
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came on a scouting mission for a possible Rehearsal Dinner for our fall wedding and doubled it as a Valentine's Day date...it was excellent! The food was delicious, the service prompt, and the wine was fantastic--so many choices. It is a little more on the pricey side for a typical date night, but we would definitely go back for special occasions.

G
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood tower was wonderful. Great service. Yummy!

GK
Chicago
127 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

really great wine list, solid menu and service. You better go or someone else will be eating your lobster.

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had a table by the window which was fantastic. The waiter was great. That was where the great experience stopped.
The steaks came out dry and very sad looking! No sauce offered. The vegetarian cauliflower steak was only Luke warm when it arrived at the table and the sides were not that appealing.
We were rushed out of the restaurant at the end of the night.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful! The food was excellent and wait time was minimal. We loved it!

RS
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was not as stellar as it should have been for this level of restaurant. The food was well prepared but the salad order was incorrect but after waiting so long for it - we did not let the server know. I do appreciate the fact they were not rushing us out! I requested a window table and they honored my request. The decor is very lovely inside.

t
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First experience at this restaurant. Enjoyed exceptional service and a delicious meal! A new go to special occasion venue for my wife and I!

SK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, environment, and excellent service

l
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary! From the valet, to hostess, to bartender, to general Manager to our server 5 stars all the way! Everyone was fabulous. We felt like family!! Highly recommend The Winery to all!!!

JB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was Fantastic! Our server was wonderful the food was Fantastic plus we had a table with a view. Can’t wait to return

JO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with great friends and food.

JO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, great food, great service, great time!

SB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We enjoy the restaurant except this visit the noise level from the adjacent bar was overwhelming. We were not sure if it was because it was a Friday night. Nonetheless, for the cost of our dinner, we would have enjoyed our dining experience much more with a reasonable noise level.

A
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious, table service superb. The table was outside..unfortunately the private party are on the way to the table, people were smoking right outside a side door, that only had 5 feet to move away from the door, so when the door opened a closed the smoke came inside..the smoke smell was so intens it seemed they were smoking inside of the restaurant. If I would have been told that to get to our table and to visit the restroom we would have to go through the smoke area, I would have gone to a different restaurant. I never experienced this issue here..next time I will request to only be seated on the 1sr floor. The Winery should let people heads up about the upstairs sitting.

l
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Beautiful atmosphere with lovely ocean view. The food was acceptable but not great...too expensive for the taste.

V
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance were terrific. Our waiter was so nice and attentive. Sorry I can’t remember his name to give him kudos.

RG
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was an excellent waiter and surprised us with champagne for our anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The flavors were delicious but the food was served cold. Our “medium” steaks were fully cooked, no pink. But we chose not to send them back because the staff was clearly overwhelmed with the number of tables that night. Service was friendly but very slow.

l
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was very good. Food tasted great. Music was a little louder than I liked.

Y
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with great food and environment !

JS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice decor with a nice view of Newport bay. Food is excellent as well, especially the octopus and cioppino. Best of all is the staff. The most friendly and attentive waitress I've ever come across, sorry I forgot your name. But everyone from the manager to the busboys was friendly and acknowledged you. Made for a wonderful and memorable anniversary.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

JT was amazing the 2011 Jarvis was amazing also!! Don’t book the window ( near ocean early) late comers beat you! Food excellent!

DG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week and it was fabulous. Madison was our server and she was very friendly and helpful with questions and recommendations.

AM
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited the Winery Tustin and Newport numerous times since they have opened. Their service, food, and wine selection is always outstanding. This is a restaurant that you can trust with your special occasions and business dinners. We really appreciate our waiter James making us feel welcome and spoiled. He was very attentive to our needs without interrupting our conversation. We brought guests to the restaurant as our belated holiday gift to them. They were thoroughly impressed and genuinely enjoyed themselves. There are so many great fine dining locations in Orange County but few are as consistent with their food, wine and service as the Winery. We are so thankful for a fantastic evening.