The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar - Newport Beach

4.7
1954 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Focused on successfully pairing contemporary California regional cuisine, with a hip, vibrant, sophisticated setting, to create a cutting-edge dining experience. When Partners JC Clow, William Lewis and Chef Yvon Goetz set out to deliver a culinary experience straight from wine county, little did they know that they would also earn the title of; Restaurateurs of the Year; for their achievements and have their restaurants in Newport Beach and Tustin earn the title of; Restaurant of the Year; multiple times!
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  • Valentine's Day Dinner

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Join us for Valentine's Day at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar. Featuring a pre-fixe 4-course dinner @ $139 per guest. Credit Card will be required for all reservations. Please contact us directly.
  • Valentine's Day Weekend

    Feb 12, 2022 only

    Join us for Valentine's Day Weekend at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar. Featuring our regular menu for the Holiday weekend! Space is limited a Credit Card will be required for all reservations. Please contact us directly.
  • Valentine's Day Weekend

    Feb 13, 2022 only

    Join us for Valentine's Day Weekend at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar. Featuring our regular menu for the Holiday weekend! Space is limited!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1954 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!

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vipBetsyV
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice booth next to the window with a great view! Enjoyed the pork belly pops and calamari to start. I had the local lobster on risotto and split that with someone who got the filet. Plenty for both of us. The truffle fries were amazing- don't skip those ! Brussels were crispy looking but not really cooked to crispy- not bad but not crispy. Our asparagus was delicious too. Our server Shea was very attentive and keep checking with us.

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vipLuv2goout
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal ambiance,food,service. One of the gems of OC

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CatrinaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner with a gorgeous sunset view on the water! Christina took special care of us to make our anniversary special and we enjoyed all of her recommendations! The sea bass and short ribs were outstanding! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful table delicious food. A perfect meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breathtaking views, phenomenal food and great staff. Our first time there and can’t wait to return. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Great entertainment. Service ok. Food server was asked for condiments after delivery of food and totally forgot.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome!!

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JoAnneEastCostaMesa
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointed!
Two years ago, we discovered The Winery and had the BEST dining experience. Superb service with multiple waiters taking care of water, bread, picking up plates and glasses. The food and ambiance was excellent. This is our 3rd time here and last time. We were early for our 5:45pm reservation, so service was good to start. Drinks were ordered and delivered, however, No bread was served. After relaxing, we ordered and the salad came, but still no bread, so I asked for bread. Our finished salad plates sat on our table for 15-20 minutes. The manager even looked at it and walked on by. So much for service.
We usually order the filet, but tried the 16oz wagu center cut rib eye, which we shared with several sides. We brought a bottle of wine and the corking fee was $35, which I found out when I got the bill. We had a split plate charge of $7.50 and the bread was an added charge, $12.00 for 2 loaves. $54.50 in additional charges, in my opinion, is ridiculous. I expected a $20 corking fee and free bread, as well as, being caught off guard for a split plate charge for the 16oz. sliced wagu.
We love Bayside Restaurant and will happily spend $200 for our fancy dinner there. Bayside has never disappointed us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was amazing and the food was even better. I had the pistachio crusted Chilean Sea Bass and I think it’s the best I have ever had. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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DebbieK
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was wonderful. The service was fantastic (our Server was Shay)! and the food was delicous!

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KamMah
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional harbor view with amazing staff. Every single morsel of food was unbelievably great. My wife very much enjoyed celebrating her birthday at this restaurant, out first time patron, but will definitely be back.

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mikeW
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location but very loud in the restaurant. The Mahi Mahi was exceptional but the slow braised beef short rib was a severe disappointment and the asparagus way over cooked if not burnt. Severely conflicted if we’ll give it another try as one person thought it was one of the best meals ever and mine was a complete waste of a meal out.

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vipMaryS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was adorable.

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vipDavidO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food4service5ambience3

Our party of eight was unable to carry on a conversation because the music was so load! I needed to lean over to hear the person next to me. We had a table with a beautiful view of the harbor that was negated by the loud music behind us.

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tristanv
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

the food was better last time I went in. bad night maybe.

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James
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was outstanding. Booth was a bit cramped and hard to move in and out. Sit right on you. Live music which was nice but speaker right over our table making it too difficult to have a conversation. Biggest issue was several staff waiting on tables with mask sitting low on face covered nothing. If you are going to make staff wear a mask then wear it properly

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vipMelB
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Let me start off by saying, The Winery is among the best restaurants in Newport. The lack of 5 star ratings is in the details, but not anything that should keep you from dining there. A few examples over several visits. Bread order not served until reminded, extra order of gnocchi forgotten and then told the kitchen wasn't able to do it, beautiful tenderloin lacking adequate bernaise sauce, lastly service is never poor, but can get lost. I should add although expensive when compared to like competitors could be rated 5 stars in the value category.

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vipRonSiegel
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The experience was not up to normal standards if the Winery.

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MarkI
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with the prosciutto wrapped shrimp and risotto- excellent. The lobster appetizer was a bit overpriced at 35 for a few small pieces. Both salads were good and fresh. Entrees were the pistachio crusted sea bass and the duck breast- both were very good, ordered the duck breast medium and thought it was a little better than the medium rare from last time.
There was a 40 minute delay in getting the entrees, but may gave been due to pre new years dining rush and staff shortage. Overall a nice meal.

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vipJeffS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Always an amazing time!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipLisa
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xmas eve dinner was awesome

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vipsheilam
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We really enjoyed our dinner and the excellent service here on Christmas Eve. Even though the noise level was so loud we could hardly converse, the food quality made up for it somewhat. The server was very kind and helped me find exactly what I totally love to eat. All in all a very nice experience if not a "tad" pricey!!

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vipDisappointed
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food excellent as usual. Waiter a bit chippy

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vipTaryn
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seating was very tight. It was a business dinner and the tables are very close together and tight. But, everything else was wonderful.

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vipPAMELAT
Orange County
223 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

I have been a regular patron since this location opened. Your new staff behind the bar needs a lot of help. Most importantly, the food was spectacular❣️ Particularly the Fresh Chilean Sea Bass. Melt in your mouth tender and delicious ‼️Thank you chef Yvon! 🍸

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GeneM
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

From our warm welcome by Sydney to our great waitress Shelia D all was great. It was nice that Richard came by and asked how our evening was going.
Great food as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent every time we go there.

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DuaneM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You keep reading about staffing issues and poor customer service.... but not at the Winery. The service from when we entered til we left was fantastic. Our table was not ready when we arrived (40 minutes early) so we sat at the bar and the bartenders were a lot of fun and provided great service even though they were extremely busy making drinks for the tables. The Sea Bass was fantastic as was the steak.

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vipqjvaw
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely. Kevin, our server, was great, timely and helpful. I requested the ahi appetizer as my entree along with a very yummy risotto side dish. I advised my server about an allergy and he assured me the entree would be served without that ingredient. I had requested a window via Open Table and, sure enough, we were seated at a lovely booth by the window! The view of holiday lights was so nice. The Winery is one of my favorite restaurants for date night.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our time at the Winery Restaurant in Newport was exceptional. Great food, great service, great ambiance. We had a great time.

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SeanP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal tasty and high quality. That means though lots of people want the same. We booked 5:30 for 5, they accommodated a last minute 6th person. Busy times and great to see world opening up.

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vipAndrea
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Outstanding Sevice

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DeannaO
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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vipFFAF
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience. The food was excellent. We tried the ahi appetizer, duck, lamb chops, seabass and mahi mahi, and all were very well prepared and delicious. The service was excellent. The staff is very friendly and efficient. We will absolutely return and bring our family and friends for this wonderful dining experience.

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KarinH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Was so loud that it ruined our experience completely.

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vipRLogistics
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner was excellent. Very attentive service and delicious meal at every course.

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HilaryH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. A night to remember! Thank you for the incredible service. Our waitress was one step ahead, with a lovely personality.

FAQs

The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar - Newport Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 999-6622.

The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar - Newport Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 1954 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.