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About Tommy Bahama Island Grille - Newport Beach

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.

854 Avocado Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Californian, Caribbean

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.

Cross Street:
MacArthur Blvd and Pacific Coast Highway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 760-8686

Website:
http://www.tommybahama.com/TBG/Stores_Restaurants/Restaurants/Newport_Beach

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

Parking Details:
Ample parking in Corona del Mar Plaza parking lot.

Public Transit:
Easily accessed from Pacific Coast Highway at MacArthur

Executive Chef:
John Baez

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

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

Private Dining

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.

Tommy Bahama Island Grille - Newport Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (40)
Great for Lunch (37)
Good for Birthdays (26)
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Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Fun (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Healthy (11)
Live Music (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Authentic (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Cozy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
People Watching (6)
Romantic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Nathan was really a great server; but the restaurant is too loud for my taste. Food was above average but my friend and I each had a different soup and neither of us enjoyed our soup. We loved the filet mignon flatbread and our sandwiches and dessert were excellent. No on the soup; no on the noise level - the rest was great!

Tags: Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I must say I am impressed with Tommy Bahama. I actually recieved a thank you call from Alex. Kenny, our server was amazing. The food tasty and well prepared. The coconut shrimp devine. My fish and chip were wonderful.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I love this place as I drive a long distance to dine with them on purpose. Lump crab cakes were out of this world. I had issue with the Halibut special, overcooked, but they took care of it immediately as well as taking it off my bill. Service was consistent. The bar was busy being a Thursday night with musician. I would STRONGLY recommend this location to anyone - individual and/or family gathering as the food is made with quality ingredients, service is professional and you leave a Happy Camper!!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food at Tommy Bahama is always great. And after dinner it’s fun to do a little shopping!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent food with great ambiance at a reasonable price.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food is very good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We are from out of town, but come here whenever we get to Orange County which is about 3 or 4 times a year. The food is always good, the service is outstanding, and its just a very comfortable place to spend an hour or two with friends or family. It is one of our go to places for a nice casual evening.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service. Nice atmosphere.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Tara was the best

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had dinner at Tommy Bahama Saturday December 30, we just went late 20 minutes

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service and food!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Service was excellent, food was very good- it was Saturday night 12/30 so it was Loud! But we didn’t mind it since the service was awesome (they stepped it up to accommodate the noise level).
Will definitely return again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Megan was a great server. On top of everything. Thanks!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Scottish salmon and risotto was incredible. Everything was too shelf. Great experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was very good( the fried fish in particular)
The problem was the terrible service; they seemed to be under staffed
We waited close to an hour for the food, the salad came at the same time as the main course but the food did come hot and well prepared
The waiter seemed to be rather inexperienced
However it is a good neighborhood restaurant and in the past it has performed better

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The Key Lime pie was delicious, tangy and the perfect amount of sweetness.
I am sorry to add The food is just so so. To much breading on the fish, the sauces were bland and overly greasy, I will only go back for the Key Lime pie. Sorry, but I was very disappointed in the food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Cocktails were delicious and a fairly good value. Steak was prepared nicely. Bruschetta appetizer was OK but not impressive, but this is not an Italian restaurant. Tommy Bahamas should stick to Island style faire.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food & drinks were as one would expect at Tommy Bahama Island Grill. Altho, not your typical 'tropical feel' to this location. Location is at rather a large mall, i.e. Fashion Island Newport Beach. That being said, would definitely recommend T.B.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great filet mignon salad! My friend had the French dip, which was fantastic. We sat outside on a beautiful day next to the fountain. Great meal, thank you for the experience!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good food but loud, slow to be seated and service was a bit slow

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our server cara was efficient, helpful and friendly. Everything arrived in a timely manner. Live music was a nice touch. Tommy Bahama is now my new favorite restaurant.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Enjoyed our evening out except that the $13.00 martinis were very small and underfilled. Disappointing

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A fabulous outdoor patio, wonderful service, good food. If you are looking for a special patio dining experience-this is it!!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Headed out to Newport to do some shopping and cruise PCH, and I had to have Tommy B's coconut shrimp. I like to pair them with a couple of their mai tais and I'm pretty close to heaven.

The ambiance is super casual and relaxed, of course. There is live music on the weekends, which my GF loves. It's always nice to relax after a hard day of shopping, and this place fits the bill.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Had a really good meal here. One of our favorite spots to eat in the area.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Tommy Bahamas in Newport Beach food was terrific along with the service! From soup, Caesar salad, ribeye steak to the delicious chocolate peanut butter dessert it was Awesome, great place to celebrate the Holiday!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants but this last visit was disappointing. My son’s chicken sandwich was overcooked and dry, my ribeye steak $36 was gristley and tough. My daughter’s steak salad was delicious as usual. The coconut shrimp appetizer was very good as was the crab bisque. The service was spotty. When I realized I need to to return my steak it took the waitress almost 10 minutes notice our table.
I would still return to Tommy Bahamas in Newport Beach but you have to know the right items to order. A good restaurant should maintain the high-quality regardless of the entrée.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Ordered burgers, chicken sandwich, artichoke, vegie burger, crème brulee and mocha cake and all were delicious! Paradiso martinis were also very good; fruity but not too sweet. Bryan was also a great server.

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Brad our server was great.
It was so cold in the restaurant as the patio door is always open. Maybe they should rethink the open door on a chilly winter day.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 18, 2017

My only comment is that we had to wait 30 minutes for our reservation at 6:00. Our group was not happy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great seafood selection with exquisite flavors. Service and ambiance are consistently pleasant🤗

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I go here all the time but service is spotty. Wait staff is not consistent. Second time I have had Fernando and would give a negative if I could. Management does little to resolve. Next time I am asking about my server.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Loved everything about it! Our waiter was very nice and the food very delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and service for party of six with birthday.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Every time we go here order is never right and service is not top notch. Very disappointing!

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

There is a nice selection of items to choose from. Soup, salad, sandwiches, main entrees and more! The desserts are amazing too!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 13, 2017

As first-timers to Tommy Bahama Island Grille we were looking forward to great food and service and weren't disappointed on either score. The only downside we experienced was the noise level in the restaurant--we practically had to shout just to carry on a normal conversation. Perhaps the owners/management could look into sound dampening throughout the entire restaurant; otherwise, our advice is to get an outdoor table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our food was good, the service was very good and we really enjoyed our lunch with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food, great waiter, live music

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Chad, great job! Love Mia most of your servers! Jan Oates, the library lady😜

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, People Watching, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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