Tommy Bahama Island Grille - Newport Beach
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Dinner - Monday to Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm
Island Time Happy Hour 3:00pm-6:00pm in the bar.
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
Noisy but still good. Remodel is okay-a little sterile.
Love the food and the happy hour, but the new decor is terrible. Hopefully, construction is not complete because it is way too bright, too open and too loud. Nice big bar. We ordered martinis. My girlfriend's pour was okay, but mine was about an inch from the top of the martini glass. I asked the waiter what the deal was and he stated that they use big glasses and that it's a "standard 2 ounce pour". I don't care what the standard is, when I order a martini, I want the ice-cold martini glass filled to the rim with ice-cold vodka! Don't give me a "standard 2-ounce pour" in a 3 or 4 ounce martini glass! When I pointed it out to the waiter, I asked him to take it back and have the bartender fill it to the rim and half-heartedly said that I'd pay for the difference, not really expecting to be charged for it. Lo and behold, when I got the bill at the end of the night, there was a $10 charge for the extra shot of vodka!!!!! Come on, that is so ridiculous! And it wasn't ice-cold! Damn it, learn how to make a proper martini so I don't have to send it back!
Excellent food, great wait staff. Giving 3 stars because I think new remodel lacking ambience. Be careful not to sit at any tables or at the bar if you're facing the wall where restrooms are located (which eliminates about 1/3 of the seats), because you can see into them when people enter and exit.
Good solid food (sounds cliche but you really can't go wrong with their coconut shrimp lol) and the servers we've had over the years have all been very good.
I had reservations for Easter for over 2 months and the say of I called to verify the menus and they have been closed for renovations. Open Table should have been notified. Was not happy
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
The food was delicious and the service excellent! The only reason I gave the ambiance a 3 star is because they are under construction.
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.
Sad to see the changes coming. It will be noisier and look like every other restaurant. No more Bahamian feel. Disappointed.
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.
Under construction and not up to the usual standard
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.
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.
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.
Remodeling right now downgrades the ambiance. Should be fantastic by May.
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.
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!
Insufficient menu options.
Very good service.
Remodeling in progress.
Excellent as always
Couldn’t be more enjoyable. Live guitar music was great.
Good food - we had a great waiter !
Always good but music way too loud! Hard to talk! Everyone grandstanding!!
They are remodeling, very loud could not have a conversation. Not a relaxing dinner.
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.
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.
The food was very good as always and the Waiter was excellent. Best Waiter we have ever had there!
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!
Restaurant is being remodeled but it was quite pleasant antway. Our server was excellent.
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.
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.
Restaurant under construction until May 2019. Please notify costumers.
Disappointing evening. They are under construction!
Love the mai tais.
Very loud, temporarily tables and chairs were extremely uncomfortable
Our Server was wonderful!
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!
Good service good atmosphere good food
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.
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.
Always good food with low noise level