Tommy Bahama Island Grille - Newport Beach

4.3
2116 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tommy Bahama Island Grille features regional, seasonally fresh cuisine in a casually, elegant setting. Designed for Newport Beach locals and visitors, it is a comfortable oasis where fresh, unpretentious food and an easy, gracious spirit create a unique place to meet and enjoy. The freshest local produce as well as sustainable, health conscious fish are served in both hearty and light preparations. The menu will change with the seasons. Please visit www.tommybahama.com for the most current offerings.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Californian, Caribbean
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Hours of operation
Lunch - Everday 11:00am-5:00pm
Dinner - Monday to Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm
Island Time Happy Hour 3:00pm-6:00pm in the bar.
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Phone number
(949) 760-8686
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jonathan Claus
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Private party facilities
Defined by casual elegance, Tommy Bahama's Island Grille provides a spectacular setting for your next celebration. Both semi-private dining for up to 60 people in our PCH Room and Private Dining on our Garden Patio for up to 80 are available.
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (877) 364-1634
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
MacArthur Blvd and Pacific Coast Highway
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Parking details
Ample parking in Corona del Mar Plaza parking lot.
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Public transit
Easily accessed from Pacific Coast Highway at MacArthur
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Entertainment
Live Music-Please call for schedule. Join us for Island Time where we offer great deals on drinks and appetizers in our Bungalow Bar 4-6pm
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Special events & promotions
Host your next event in PARADISE. Our island-inspired, upscale casual dining is a refreshing change of pace from the everyday. Semi-private and private rooms are available for meetings and dining. Perfect for corporate meetings and events, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, come to Tommy Bahama where life really is one long weekend.

We offer a variety of services and special features, including: *Trained staff of event professionals *Onsite catering for all occasions *Floral-design services - Leis, etc *Outdoor patio for an evening under the stars *Live music Contact: NewportBeachEvents@tommybahama.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Kent
48 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

You took our booking in January we turned up on schedule last night to find the restaurant under total reconstruction, a warning would have been nice. Not what we have come to expect from Tommy Bahamas or Opentable

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AF
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and the service excellent! The only reason I gave the ambiance a 3 star is because they are under construction.

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f
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Caeser salad and lunch service was very good. They are doing a very nice job with comfortable, pleasant seating while the restaurant is under renovation, but indoor dining is noisier than usual, and patio is closed.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Sad to see the changes coming. It will be noisier and look like every other restaurant. No more Bahamian feel. Disappointed.

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B
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The restaurant is going through a major remodel with a limited menu. That was disappointing but understandable. Service was good and very accommodating. My wife had a lemon drop martini that she thought was one of the best she's had. Hopefully things will be better after they complete the remodel.

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Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

Under construction and not up to the usual standard
Disappointing experience

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Orange County
50 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

Tommy Bahama restaurant use to be a favorite of ours for many years but tonight's dinner changed our minds. They are currently doing renovations. Use to have a tropical yet classy feel to the place but now it is like all the other loud and noisy restaurants with no ambiance. The booths are gone and it is an open floor plan. We don't know if this is permanent or not but so unfortunate. The patio and side room were covered up so not sure if they will have quieter section to choose from. Hope so! Having a meal there use to be relaxing and enjoyable but now the noise level is extremely loud. My husband and I had to yell in order to hear one another. We finally gave up because it was getting exhausting. Not an enjoyable dining experience at all. We use to like to share a dessert in the past but tonight, we couldn't wait to leave. The service and food were great as usual, thank you for that, but having to yell during a meal just doesn't cut it. I guess it works for large groups who are drinking and having fun but I feel sorry for anyone expecting a romantic or quiet dinner this Valentine's Day.

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KM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

I was told that the restaurant was under renovation, but I was not told that the menu was reduced. I had come specifically for the lobster grilled cheese, but it was not on the new smaller menu and could not be prepared. Apparently lobsters don't do renovations.

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Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent! There were 6 of us and server was attentive. They were remodeling but not sure if we like the new look. More modern than Island style.

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Remodeling right now downgrades the ambiance. Should be fantastic by May.

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JK
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was fabulous. Starting with coconut shrimp and a Salad with chk feta and other good stuff (forgot the name)
Then we had the Mahi and the snapper. Our dessert was Amazing. The choc cake and Pina colds cake.

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C
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We always love dining at Tommy Bahamas in Newport Beach. The food is excellent, healthy, and creative; and atmosphere is vibrant and fun; and the service is impeccable. We especially appreciate the courteousness, friendliness, and professionalism of our favorite server there, Nick. Our last trip there was somewhat different because the restaurant is currently undergoing renovations; therefore, dining space and menu choices have been reduced until the construction is completed by the end of April. Nevertheless, our meals were as delicious as ever!

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TC
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Insufficient menu options.
Over priced.
Good location.
Very good service.
Remodeling in progress.

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DS
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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DU
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t be more enjoyable. Live guitar music was great.

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m
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food - we had a great waiter !

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JA
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Always good but music way too loud! Hard to talk! Everyone grandstanding!!

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VP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

They are remodeling, very loud could not have a conversation. Not a relaxing dinner.

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LL
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

They’re under construction and have cut back their menu drastically. No warning of such. Very disappointed. Wil not go back until construction is done. Interior looks under construction.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They’re just beginning some massive renovations so be prepared for a limited menu and a boarded up dining room for at least a few months.

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RD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good as always and the Waiter was excellent. Best Waiter we have ever had there!

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PR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

We were warned by staff that the facility was under remodel and some of the areas were not available and the menu was limited. I booked anyway, not realizing the whole center was being remodeled, causing parking to be less than ideal. The place was packed for lunch. Exposed drywall, hardwood floors, and nothing to absorb the noise, it sounded like the New Orleans enclosed stadium plus a factor of three. Could barely hear the waiter or the guests at our table. This was not a fun lunch, but I guess I was pre-warned. Oh well. We will not be back any time in the future and will warn friends not to waste their time and mulla!
Norm Perozzi

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A
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Restaurant is being remodeled but it was quite pleasant antway. Our server was excellent.

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MB
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were recently here to celebrate a birthday with a party of 6. We had a variety from Fish & Chips, Burger, Ribs and Salad and we all all enjoyed our meals. The service was really good. They are undergoing some construction, but didn't seem to be too inconvenient. Would recommend.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Stopped at TB for dinner in our way from LA to SD. The Miso Ora King Salmon bowl is phenomenal! Tried hard to finish but it was too big.. loved every bite. Wish A restaurant would open in San Diego.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

Restaurant under construction until May 2019. Please notify costumers.

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A
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Disappointing evening. They are under construction!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

Very loud, temporarily tables and chairs were extremely uncomfortable

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Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server was wonderful!

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R
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Our overall experience today was negatively impacted by the renovation being done in the restaurant - but I was forewarned when my reservation was confirmed and, therefore, I wasn't bothered. It's not especially festive or pretty at the moment, during the reno...and, I sure hope they don't ruin the vibe pre-reno. The food was still very yummy...especially (as always) the amazing rolls w/special butter. I enjoyed the special salad this day, altho' wasn't especially a fan of the chicken tortilla soup because it was cream-based. Our server, Farah, had described everything properly & accurately. Speaking of.....she is amazing: so professional, pleasant, cheerful & a real asset to the TB dining experience. Honestly, she is almost a reason to dine here!

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OT
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service good atmosphere good food

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DS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The food was bland, not well presented and seemed to have come out of a box. Drinks were weak, poorly developed.
The atmosphere was depressing.

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DL
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always yummy and interesting food. Had outstanding grilled artichokes, lobster sandwich, ahi tuna plate done Japanese style, roast pork shank, ribs, and cocoanut shrimp. Our whole group raved.

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T
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food with low noise level

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SE
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The place was empty, but we still had to wait to be seated. Had requested a particular kind of seating and settled for something far inferior. The prime rib had to be returned, because of grissle and toughness. There was no entertainment on New Year's Eve and the menu just was marginal as far as selection.

Very disappointing!!! Management should take note!!

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CH
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked a last minute dinner reservation for three on New Years Eve. We had excellent service and an excellent meal with cocktails. When we want a satisfying meal, we think of Tommy Bahama.

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PA
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great New Years Eve Dinner! Made reservations they got us to our table on time. The waitress (shout out to Megan S) was amazing she got to the table quicklyk and we never felt like were forgotten. She came frequently to ask if everything was ok. The food came quickly and was warm and tasty. There were four of us and all of us agreed the food was amazing and the waitress made it even better :) Thanks Tommy B & Megan S for a wonderful New Years Eve dinner!

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JM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delish. Had Filet, Salmon then Pina Colada cake. Perfect. Sitting by window chilly was only negative.

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A
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a family New Year’s Eve early dinner. Nathan was an awesome waiter and the food was incredible. Excellent way to end 2018!

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anytime you go to Tommy Bahama’s you can always expect the best service and the best quality. You will never be let down my kids and I had the ribeye and the fillets and they were done to perfection and my husband had the Ahi and everything was perfect we will keep going there over and over again one of my favorite restaurants!!

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