Zov's Newport Coast

4.3
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155 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Zov’s Newport Coast is South County's premiere upscale, family-focused dining establishment. Open to serve breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, Zov's in Newport Coast is your neighborhood kitchen & bar. As the first expansion of renowned Zov's Bistro & Bakery in Tustin, Zov's Newport Coast carries on the tradition of serving Eastern Mediterranean inspired cuisine and craft cocktails in an upscale, yet casual cafe atmosphere--complete with al fresco patio dining.
Guests with families are welcome to order a craft cocktails and award winning tarts for dessert! Zov's specialties include items unique to Newport, including Tahini Taco's, Signature Salads, Two Way Kebobs, and the comforting family favorite Rotisserie Chicken. Don't forget Zov's wine list, where you will find award winning favorites that will have you coming back for romantic dinners for two or a night out with the family. Gourmet Take Out & Catering is available
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R
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zov's at its best. Excellent food, excellent service! Waiter was amazing. Can't recommend enough. We had a group of 6 celebrating 4 birthdays. GREAT time and GREAT place.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Zov’s every year as one first stop of our annual Girls trip to Newport Coast. It never lets us down. Great food, great service and great ambiance

S
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WE always enjoy Zov's and it is one of our favorite restaurants. The menu is varied and there is always something for every appetite. Service has always been very friendly and prompt.

EF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything was great, except we asked for the dessert menu and were given the bill instead., I guess they were in a hurry for us to leave the table? But the Brussels sprouts are my favorite!

c
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Very disappointed in the ambience and service at Zov's in Newport Coast. Tables were so close together there wasn't room for adults to sit with out knocking into the nearby table/chair. Service was very poor. I love the original Zov's but not this poor representation of hospitality. The only thing saving it from being a one star is that the food was still very tasty. We will not be back to this location.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

I’m surprised at how bad the service was. We normally go to the Irvine location and have terrific service. Maybe because the owner frequents that location , not sure. Hostess was lovely but it was downhill after that.

OT
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I dream about Zov’s hummus and lentil soup. Casual dining at its bests.

LJ
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Always great food. Service was odd. Once we got our food, we never saw our waiter again and we would have ordered more drinks.

a
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pretty and comfortable restaurant. Staff is very nice. Food is good.

Overall when you look at the prices and the quality of food, they go together . Not at the top, but it's also not the highest priced restaurant either.

KJ
New England
23 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at Zov's. We were warmly greeted and seated immediately. Service was attentive and quick. Several staff introduced themselves and let us know they were happy to have us and will be pleased to assist us. Drinks were quick, although expensive. We did not order appetizers, however, our greek salads came out quickly. Nice and fresh! Rolls were warm. I ordered Spicy Spaghetti and Giant Meatball, my wife order the Pappardelle with Short Ribs. Both were well prepared and hot. Other than the obnoxious gentleman next to us, this is a delightful restaurant for dinner.
We had one issue occur we had never run into in all our years of travel and dining. After our delightful server, Alejandro, cleared the table and packaged up my wife's leftover, he placed teaspoons down for both of us, saying he had something for us, and left. Now, we had discussed asking for a dessert menu, but had not asked for it. He came back with a dessert, telling us we were a most pleasant couple, and this was from him to us, with a big smile. We were quite surprised, and thanked him. It was a wonderful warm flourless chocolate torte with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. Excellent! What was more of a surprise was that it was on the bill!!!! Most unexpected, considering his personal delivery of the dessert. Now, we weren't going to argue over a $9 dessert after a wonderful meal with excellent service, so we didn't say anything, however, we thought it strange. We paid the bill, shaking our heads as the door was held open for us as we left.

R
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible. I had to jump out of my seat and flag him down in order to place our order and order more.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dad, Phil McCormick takes us there whenever anyone from the family visits. He and we love it! He is turning 90 this year and it is the only restaurant he will eat at. It’s a good thing it is so delicious and the service is so outstanding!

SM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. Even my vegan daughter was delightfully satisfied.

m
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always a nice time at Zov's Newport. Warm surroundings, good cuisine and typically good service.

o
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

C
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely loved it! Fabulous menu...creative Chef....classy service...friendly and attentive wait staff. I enjoyed simple green salad followed by the pan seared sea bass. OMG! The presentation (the stack up of the jasmine rice, shaved brussel sprouts, spinach, and the lemon caper sauce) along with the flavors of the dish were out of this world!

l
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s never disappointing to eat here.

l
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are never disappointed when dining here. Took our friends from out of town and they loved too.

RM
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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G
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to meet friends for an always delicious meal.

BA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing restaurant and cannot recommend it highly enough.
The food amazing and rate it over a 10. Have been to Zov's in Tustin many times and enjoy
her Newport Beach Restaurant as well. You will not be disappointed and
encourage everyone to try this amazing restaurant.

r
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Zov's classic burger is absolutely fabulous. We love to order at the bar, from our favorite bartender Dennis. He is so professional and fun!

SB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Zovs. Our server was so personal in conversation and answering specific food choices questions . He was aware of every single ingredient and would also offer tasty food substitution options. Since his family was Sicilian he was interesting to talk with regarding his personal interests in food and family. We would definitely return and look forward to this fine dining experience!
Thank you!!

SA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was GREAT and our waiter was Fabulous!! A wonderful knowledgable Italian man

r
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Horrible, cold food served to us yesterday. All 3 us had burgers that looked like they had been purchased at Costco. Our cheese was not even melted on top. One little tomato and a piece of iceberg lettuce. Beyond disappointing.

L
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Salmon was excellent x2 dishes. Great service

RJ
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service, great food

f
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

food was fair and prices high. service was poor.Patio was over half empty and waitress kept rushing us.

JB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be back

F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Not a gourmet restaurant. Had the chicken sandwich was dry without much flavor. Someone else had salmon salad salmon not made to order tasted like it sat around all day. Others had salad they forgot the chicken.

RM
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We frequent Zov's on a regular basis. Food is always excellent and service personal and professional. Love it!

s
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Their food and services were fantastic. I would like to come back again.

HT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with friends for Sunday brunch at 10am. We sat out in the patio area that was covered with heat lamps, which was nice since it was overcast that morning. The service was excellent by our server, Melissa and Guillermo! They would come and check up on us frequently and making sure our drinks (bottomless mimosas) were never empty. The breakfast was delicious as well! We each ordered a breakfast plate and shared a plate of the brussels and bacon side and those were absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend Zov's for brunch!

JW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had let the staff know I was bringing my mother in for her birthday, and you'd have thought we were royalty. We were seated immediately and attended to often. Our food was beautifully presented, colorful, richly flavored though light for lunchtime, and even better tasting than expected. I will return!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Our server Macon was awesome👍

F
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was extremely kind. Took extra time to make us feel welcome

O
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Casual relaxed ambiance. Early dinner on Saturday.
Definitely repeatable. Enjoyed the sea bass, Short rib pappardelle and the meatloaf.

PD
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everyone in the party was happy with their food. I ordered the Spicy Lamb burger, excellent as usual.
I normally eat at the Zov's in Tustin. I like the presentation of the food better there. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

RM
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Zov’s. A favorite!

S
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting the area from Oakland. First time visit and I will definitely go back. The food was terrific.
Had the lamb kabobs and the mezzanine platter. Wow! Also had a hamburger and draft beer. Delish! Beer was icy cold....mmmm!
Service was excellent. Plenty of free parking.

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