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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

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (36)
Great for Lunch (32)
Good for a Date (28)
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Special Occasion (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Fun (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Business Meals (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Healthy (13)
Live Music (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Quick Bite (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
People Watching (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Romantic (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Always consistently good for lunch. Unique cocktails and lunch items.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food is fantastic and service is very good. Wonderful for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Whenever we travel we find time to dine at Tommy Bahama. There isn't one where we live. So why? Because the food is great. Bisque, fish tacos and finishing with Pina Colada cake is a must. Fun atmosphere and good service and great food equals perfect evening.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing dinner at Tommy Bahamas, one of our favorite restaurants. They always have excellent service and food. Tonight was extra special. When they overheard our friends toasting to my husband who served in the military since it was Veteran's Day, they surprised us by comping his meal. Totally unexpected. We are grateful for their generosity. So proud to be an American.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Late Friday night dinner- Our server Joe was exceptional. Service by everyone and food was excellent.
Whether it’s lunch, dinner time or for late a meal- it’s always a great experience here. Will definitely keep returning!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

a nice luncheon with relatives was tarnished by the reveling guests at other tables which made it impossible to hear our own conversation.......staff was notified but did nothing to address the situation........no wonder most guests prefer the patio......try the nearby Gulfstream Restaurant, I wish we had...............next time.......

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Another wonderful time. Everyone is consistently nice and pleasant. Food is really good. We are not "chain" people, but this Tommy's has figured out how to make their store a member of the neighborhood.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Just a typical Monday evening and my boyfriend and I were hungry. Decided to head over and we were pleasantly surprised. Great food, great service, great dining experience. Definitely heading back.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Server really went out of his way to make our dinning pleasurable and catered to all our needs.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Sit on the patio, otherwise it’s too noisy. Good, casual food.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My mango serrano margarita started things off just right with a perfect blend of sweet, salty, and spicy. My wife also loved her classic mojito. We then had our usual coconut shrimp, which was as great as ever. She had the chicken, which was a huge breast so she took half of it home. I continued on the seafood train and tried the Thai shrimp and scallops. They were perfectly cooked, with a wonderful coconut curry sauce. We shared a malted chocolate pie with our two friends and one dessert was enough for all four of us. A great meal from start to finish with a very attentive staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Celebrated two birthdays, food and service were excellent. Unfortunately Sunday at 1:30 PM the restaurant was very loud, however within 45 minutes it was much better.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Live Music, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great lunch and nice environment! We had a lovely lunch. The waitress was welcoming and efficient. The food was delicious. We would definitely go back and dine there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Server was super knowledgeable and nice. Service itself could have been better but certainly not the worst. Food is great but just kind of pricey.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Reservation was honored. Sitting outside was great. We always enjoy this restaurant

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Loved the atmosphere inside the restaurant. Cute and cozy for a pleasant casual evening out as a family. The outside patio was a little sparse, so we chose to sit inside. The bungalow salad and the ahi tuna taco appetizer was amazing. The steak was tender and good, but overpowered by the sauce it was served in. The ramen was not flavored like really good ramen usually is, which was a disappointment. No miso flavor... it was more like a hot and sour flavor. Very strange. Overall would recommend... be sure to try the tuna tacos and bungalow salad!

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food good. Service initially good. Issue with incorrect bill. No apologies from waitress and another person ? Manager. Charged credit cards incorrectly.
However received a call from the general manager the next day with an apology and explanation. Handled very well. Will return to restaurant

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great experience. Perfect mai tai, superb tortilla soup & ecellent apps, plus attentive non intrusive service. Good combination of bar, indoor & outdoor dining

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very noisy could hardly hear each other especially with live music which was very annoying sound was bad and I hate shouting all night not at all relaxing I left with a headache
food is very very mediocre not served hot bread although warm is white bread hmm white bread really
Lots of high calorie options I opted for blue crab salad it was fine so if I did ever return I suggest only the salads everything else is fried or pretty heavy which is sad

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always a good lunch with fresh and consistent food.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Our server was amazing . She was so attentive and friendly. Our orders were perfect and she sold us on the boutique where we spent our week's salary.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

New to us. Visiting California and looking for a fun place to eat. Was very pleased

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Noted we had an anniversary on the reservation...no mention of it by the server...asked the hostess as we were leaving (happened to pass her in the restroom) why they asked on the reservation if we were celebrating an occasion if they didn't do anything to celebrate it...she informed me that it would have been noted on our table ticket and the server should have noticed it...she said she would send a Manager to our table, but I declined as we had already finished our meal, and our table had already been cleared...disappointing to say the least...food was excellent as always.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Love this place. Orange County Casual but not messy. Good value for money. Excellent food and menu.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have a local timeshare and have made a point of visiting Tommy Bahama’s for several years. This year, while the food and ambiance were up to expectations, our server, while very friendly and cordial, seemed stretched a bit thin. It didn’t seem like there was enough staff for a busy evening. Never noticed this in the past.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 5, 2017

nice service, great salads. I drink a lot of water, thanks for keeping it full.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Another great experience and great lunch.
Server was fantastic.
Thank you again. We'll be back soon.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great waiter , nice atmosphere and awesome food and drinks!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Very nice ambience for lunch meeting. Would also work for casual, fun lunch.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Nice outdoor seating with a water feature, quiet with outdoor heating lamps. Good service from our waitress. Great food. World famous shrimp was awesome for an appetizer. Lobster grilled cheese and tomato bisque was perfect as well as the Cuban. So stuffed after dinner, it was sinful to eat the key lime pie. Would go again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We love Tommy Bahamas! The food is fabulous & every member of our party always loves their selections. The Brushetta is one of our favorite appetizers for all. We come here ev. few months & always have a great time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great food and service. We had the artichoke for an appetizer, and it was the best we have ever had. The french dip sandwich was great also, and the mango tea was very tasty. Overall, our lunch experience was top-notch!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent food and service. Our server Fernando was outstanding! Looking forward to returning soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent menu. Foos was delicious and drinks were strong. A little noisy, but quiet enough to talk. Service was relaxed, not hurried and would definitely
Go back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We requested an outdoor table upon arrival and were told that there were not any tables free outside due to larger party reservations. However, we were placed right next to one of the outdoor areas that did not have anyone seated at any of the tables set and were told the same reason when asked. Imagine my surprise when we found people being seated in this area over the next hour with groups the same size as ours. Highly disappointing experience overall, the food was very average for the price and not memorable, and two of our guests did not like their very basic cheeseburger, not sure how that could be substandard but it was. I'm sorry to say we will not be back despite the very good key lime pie. I will find it somewhere else.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our favorite happy hour. Good eats and atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Always a good choice. Many options and all are good.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Classy but not too fancy food, beautiful patio seating, great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

It was our first time here. We had heard a lot about the food. It did not disappoint! Great food! Great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Everything was perfect! Our server was amazing, the food was amazing and the GM greeted our table personally to make sure we had a wonderful experience. A+++

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