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Wildfish Seafood Grille - Newport Beach

4.7
2789 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Eddie V's Restaurants brings Wildfish Seafood Grille to Newport Beach. Open for dinner nightly, Wildfish is committed to offering fresh prime seafood, aged USDA prime steaks, creative cocktails, and an award-winning wine list. Set in a casual, contemporary atmosphere focused around the combined energy of the centerpiece bar and lounge, innovative oyster and raw bar, open-air patio and exhibition kitchen. The menu is made up of imaginative creations prepared fresh with superior quality seafood, utilizing the best preparations, and simple, light sauces to enhance the delicate flavors.

The bar is the place to be for HAPPY HOUR, 4pm to 7pm nightly featuring specially priced appetizers, cocktails and wines. Planning an event? The patio is the perfect place to host your next business outing, private party, special event or any large group.

Join us at Wildfish Seafood Grille where Prime Seafood and Steaks are always in season.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm -10:00; Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Happy hour 4:00pm - 7:00pm nightly. All night Sunday and Mondays.
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(949) 720-9925
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Parking details
Self park and valet are available.
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Special events & promotions
The Wildfish Seafood Grille restaurant and patio bars are the place to be for HAPPY HOUR, enjoy a selection of discounted price appetizers, $6 martinis and wines by the glass from 4:00 to 7 pm seven nights a week, and all night on Sundays and Mondays.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The open air patio or either side of our casual, contemporary dining room is the perfect place to host your next business outing, private party, special event or group of 10 or more. Please contact the restaurant to answer any of your questions and see to every detail.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

This Mother's Day, join us for brunch from 10am- 2pm, $49 adults, $15 children.
Or enjoy exceptional seafood and Prime steaks from our Dinner menu, available from 10am- 9pm.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2789 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My favorite Crab cake and pineapple cake. They always do something special for Birthdays or Anniversaries

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

One couple shared a steak and scallops. Our server asked if they’d like the kitchen to split the entrees. Each plate came out beautiful. Hubby and I shared the ahi appetizer. It was wonderful. Then we shared the seafood tower as our entree. It was perfect. Our server was amazing. I wish I could recall her name. 😞 As we were paying the check, one of the managers, Brian, came by to inquire about our meal. We loved everything. We complimented our server to him. He said she recently joined their team. She was such a o professional, we thought she had been there since the opening! As we were leaving, I told her we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and she was s major reason. Told her we shared our opinion about her with her manager, Brian. She then tells me, Saturday 4/21/18 was her first night! She was supposed to come in that night for TRAINING! Well, she certainly did not give that impression! What a pro! She is even more amazing than we thought. Trust me, us four, are not the easiest to please! Not only did she make for an incredible evening, but we left with such respect for her as a fine dining professional. A++++. We’ve dined at this restaurant several times before, each time it was very good. This was an absolutely amazing experience!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wildfish is always excellent and probably one of the best seafood restaurants in the OC. The lobster tacos are terrific as is the Branzino. Corkage fee is average for the OC.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

A very good steak house!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Wonderful experience from the minute we entered the restaurant! My one and only "complaint" is the it is on the pricey side.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We were visiting from out of town and wanted some good seafood. We were very impressed and ordered way too much food.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Heather our host and Brian, i assume the manager, were super attentive. But not overbearingly so. The food was amazing, service was quick and efficient, and just good vibes. I recommend this place for a special date. We celebrated our 2nd year anniversary - got a few surprise goodies, woo.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

excellent quality ingredients and food, the menu is great, the service is wonderful

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Good food service could be better.. didn’t care for the waiter which was a young gentlemen tall and thin.. not sure of his name since he didn’t make a lasting impression on my night out... other than that the food was great.. I would come back but with different waiter because if I’m going to pay that kind of money on food I want everything to be great especially the service.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

First off, celebrating our anniversary we were met with a table covered in rose petals and a lovely handwritten note from the staff. What a start! Tasha, our server, was wonderful, a true professional server and simply delightful. We were not rushed, food was served with spectacular presentations and perfect temperature and taste. We started with the seafood tower, then the branzini perfectly filleted and a caesar salad. The coup de grace was the house bananas foster! OMG. Start to finish, one of the best dining experiences we have had in a long time. Kudos to your entire team!

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

For the price of the steak we expected it to be delicious. $50 For a steak is considered "fine dining" what we received we could have easily gotten at Sizzler. The $18 mashed potatoes did not taste homemade and was dripping with grease. Our server seemed as if he had taken an "upper" before his shift and it was disheartening and disrespectful of how ingenuine he was. We ha e no problem paying top dollar for good food and great service, especially for a special occasion (this was my husband's birthday), however what we received was quite the opposite. We will never be coming back and will book reservations elsewhere when visiting the Newport area.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It was great start to finish!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Delicious food always brings us back!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The Wildfish Seaford Grille was excellent. The food was excellent and the waiter was terrific. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My fav local restaurant for fish and great dining. Service always incredible. Always delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always great.... food, service, drinks
We get the best crab cakes in Orange county every time
We’ll keep going back as one of our go to restaurants

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Always great for special occasion, busines or dinner with friends. Service, Marissa was fantastic, food is excellent. Terrific wine list and like the food, reasonable price makes for great value. General manager made a point of checking in and thanking us for the business. One of the best in So. OC

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Love this place, been coming for years, love the convenience of this app for reservations (i hate being put on hold). Some servers really need to be let go.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always the best food and service! Strider, our bartender and server is the best!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything that was excellent the food and the service the waitress KY M.....that was really good explain the food and items and the manager check in with us everything it was perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great steak always!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was my first time at the restaurant and Kyle our server was great. I had the fish special, crab fried rice, and lobster bisque. My guest had the lobster tail, crab corn chowder, and spinach. Everything was delicious and I would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fiancé and I got engaged last week and I wanted to take her out somewhere special - this place did not disappoint! From the service to the food, everything was impeccable. We’ll definitely be back here when In the area next.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

First time experience:

Great happy hour paired with excellent small plates. The kung pou calamari is outrageous and the portion was huge. Had the Bullet sour (fantastic) and spicy margarita (not my favorite). Will definitely return (probably more than I should).

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This place never disappoints. The food was amazing. We had the halibut and Chilean sea bass. The service was exceptional. And they gave us a free dessert for our anniversary.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

For me it was above average. We had Oysters which were quite small and had loads of shell in them. The main courses were good.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Slight negative with the Ahi. Weak in flavor. Other than that everything else awesome

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Enjoyed our dinner at Wildfish. The restaurant is part of the Darden restaurants. We were told the menu was similar to Eddie V’s which we love. The food was very nicely prepared and serving sizes ample. We will come back!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I've been to this restaurant a number of times. Tonight, however, even though it was noted that it was our anniversary the hostess tried to seat us at one of the worst tables. It was right next to the bar, extremely noisy, and as unromantic as can possibly be! On top of that, it was almost 25 minutes after our reservation time! We then waited another 10 minutes where the hostess left us standing around tables where diners were eating We checked with the hostess again and got seated at a nicer table that was romantic(at least until they started stacking 3 extra house chairs right in front of our table). I will say that it was appreciated then that rose petals were on the table and a card. The food was very good as usual. Am I disappointed? Yes. This was our favorite place to go for special occasions but this definitely put a major damper on it.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My wife and I went to Houston’s and the wait was 1hr 45mn so we decided to try Wild Fish. It was a Friday evening and we were a little slow ordering because we had not been. My steak was not a cut that the waiter had bragged about. Our waiter seemed to be pushing us out from the second we walked in. The place was nice but worn, the food was good but not great, the waiter was nice but was pushing the tab over the experience, so in the end the price was much more than many local restaurants that easily exceed the food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and excellent service. Friday at 7:30 was very crowded and noisy.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent service! Our server, Christian, was exceptional. My wife received a hand-written birthday card - a very nice touch. The entire team was friendly and professional.

The food was great as we've come to expect of Wildfish. They had a very nice wine list to complement their seafood and steak centric menu.

Overall, it was a fantastic dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I am a foodie and seafood lover and I'm convinced that Wildfish is the best seafood restaurant in Orange County.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Wildfish and we were 100% pleased. The hosts gave us a hand-written card, a rose, and dessert on the House! Our server Leo made fantastic recommendations (potatoes au gratin as a side and bananas foster for dessert) and accommodated a special order. We’ll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Consistently amazing food!!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wildfish is always great!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Marissa was an excellent server. The seafood was delicious and fresh. They made my birthday celebration remarkable.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

I love dining at the Wildfish! Always great service (Brian is the best!) and food! I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

I just can’t tell you how nice Wildfish made our anniversary celebration. When we arrived there were red rose petals all over the white table cloth and an anniversary card. Our waitress was great as well as the manager. They also sent out a free dessert on a beautiful plate with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. A wonderful dining experience. Food was also great. Thanks Wildfish!

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