Perched on the beautiful hilltop inside the uber cool Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill offers you panoramic views of the golf greens and the wide blue Pacific ocean. A delicious farm to table menu highlighting the wood fire stove with specialties like wood-roasted chicken, New York steak and fries, salmon served with shiitake-ginger vinaigrette, and the scallop and shrimp duo. Or try the gourmet pizzas and the signature spicy tortilla soup with shredded chicken, cotija cheese and avocado puree. All these wonderful creations you can see being made in their open kitchen or just head to their chic lounge and catch the game on two huge screens. Pelican also offers an outstanding alfresco dining on their heated terrace with an ocean-view. Unwind with a glass of wine from their extensive wine list and groove to the live band music every Thursday through Saturday.
With a welcoming sign of 'Welcome to the beach' Alley Restaurant and Bar greets first timers as well the 'Alleycats' into their breezy, seaside pub. This legendary Newport Beach restaurant which has been reveling locals and visitors alike for the past 25 years with their American pub cuisine of classic burgers, sandwiches, Filet Mignon, lamb shank, chicken picatta, garlic green beans, pound cake, sand dabs, New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Chilean Sea bass and more and late night 'anti happy hour' at their vibrant bar. The vintage look of the main dining area with its stained glass bay windows and dim lighting, invites you for a time of fun and frolic. Alley serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Welcome to the world of Alley.
SOL Cocina situated on Balboa Marina in Newport Beach is a Mexican restaurant with a difference. Specializing on authentic Baja cuisine with a contemporary assimilation of Baja's street food such as antojitos, street tacos and cocteles de mariscos. Simplicity and flavor are rulers of this delectable cuisine made with fresh ingredients. Smoky aromas fill the air from the open kitchen as the chefs grill their meat and fresh seafood on mesquite wood, rousing your appetite for the delicious spread that is to come. Salsas and sauces are freshly made daily using only the freshest ingredients. The restaurant offers quite a few dining options that includes the private dining room illuminated by the warm glow of the lovely candle wall which is downstairs. Their beautiful patio overlooks the Balboa Marina, and their unique bar with a welcoming fire pit is a great place where you can enjoy the creative hand made cocktails highlighting over 60 hand-crafted tequilas. The restaurant serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch and also features live music on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
This saloon has established itself as one of the most popular watering holes in Orange County with plenty of beer, music and friendly faces to talk to. If you are squeamish about huge sea animals that have paid a trip to the friendly neighborhood taxidermist, you might not like all the stuffed sharks adorning the walls. However, it adds a touch of the nautical to this Balboa Island bar.
At this Huntington Beach pub devoted to beach bums and tourists who happily find it, Longboard entices visitors with its laid-back atmosphere and relatively cheap eats. Since this is Huntington Beach, it is no surprise that this pub's decor is pure surf side shack. Longboard also functions as a sports bar, where you can always catch a game on the telly. The menu features salads, sandwiches, tacos, entrees and the beer selection is usually excellent.
Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar heightens the dining experience with it farm to table Californian cuisine in Orange County. Nestled in the heart of the Avenue of the Arts in Costa Mesa, the seasonal, creative menu is an ode to culinary brilliance, featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, the restaurant lures you to experience its outstanding cuisine and sophisticated setting. Silver Trumpet is the perfect pre or post-show prix fixe treats, great lunch spot, or late-night cocktail hub. The restaurant's outdoor dining terrace has breathtaking views of the property's great lake and gardens. The bar offers a creative cocktail program, wines from the globe and fine selection of craft beers. You will surely trumpet about the lovely dining experience you had here.
Overlooking the spectacular view of the waterfront, the Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar offers delicious Californian fare and premium wines. The decor is kitsch with elegantly laid out seating spaces over two levels, an attractive bar counter and thoughtful lighting accents. The menu is typical Californian fare and the expert culinary team headed by chef Yvon Goetz ensures that all dishes are made to order and are perfectly cooked. The seafood delicacies are a must try here. Many a patron have praised their Crispy Almond Dusted Calamari, Prosciutto Wrapped Hawaiian Shrimp and The Winery Corkscrew Pasta. The wine bar is well stashed with bottles that will definitely impress the oenophile in you. There are about 650 different libations to choose from.
Looking for an authentic taste of an Irish pub in Newport Beach? The name says it all,—is one of your best bets. Irish natives own it and they run a friendly venue where casual comfort is the rule. The patrons know they can always come in for a comforting pint of Guinness and a friendly chat with the bartender. Outback there is a sunroom where you can sip your beer while viewing Newport Harbor which is definitely not a bad way to waste away an afternoon.
This bar, located on the Newport Beach boardwalk, is a great place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing. It is particularly ideal during sunset, when the views over the ocean are breathtaking. You won't see tourists here since the locals have claimed this place as their own. Instead, you will see a real slice of Newport Beach life when you spend a few hours here people-watching and eavesdropping on interesting conversations. The bar serves great drinks and there are several good beers on tap.