Located right on the sand of Crystal Cove, the Beachcomber operates in one of the historic cottages, and features seafood and mixed drinks. The quality of the food and the service is best proved by its popularity: the wait is often two hours, and limited reservations are accepted only on-line. However, a little planning can make the wait hassle free: make the Beachcomber reception the first stop at Crystal Cove, drop in your name and number, then go explore the beach until being called. Don't have 2 hours? Come for an early breakfast – sipping a cup of coffee on the sun deck while looking out at Santa Catalina Island. A perfect way to start your day.
The exterior of the building is a reproduction of Ye Olde Bell, England's oldest Inn located in Hurley-on-Thames, not far from London. The decor resembles an English tavern to match the outside, and the waitresses are dressed in super-sexy outfits straight out of a movie about Merrie Olde England. The clientele is varied and comes to enjoy the good, hearty meat dishes and the interesting atmosphere. The specialties here are roast prime ribs of beef, rack of lamb, duck, veal and fresh seafood. There is a full bar and an award-winning wine list with bottles in every price range.
La Cave has been thriving for 50 years, opened on Valentine's day in 1962. This subterranean gem has been popular for its fine steaks and seafood, vibrant lounge with live music, DJs, dancing and more. So it doesn’t matter if its a dimly lit cellar because it is great escapade from the daily grind to dine and unwind. Here's to La Cave, uncork the bubbly!
Studio is located within the Montage Resort & Spa. It offers you a delectable French menu blended with Californian influences. Chef Craig Strong ensures that all the seasonal ingredients put to use, are of the finest quality, with splendid wines for company. The A la Carte menu changes daily, but the attention to every aspect of the dish, exquisite pairings of flavors and beautiful presentation remains constant. If you're in the mood to splurge, the Tasting Menu offers a variety of signature dishes, and allows you the opportunity to sample the best on offer. Attention is given to details and services are personalized. So, sit back and enjoy your meal while taking in the panoramic Pacific coastline. A perfect place for a romantic dinner with breathtaking views of the sunset over the ocean.
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.
Located right on the water in Dorman's Oceanfront Inn across from Newport Beach Pier, Oceanfront 21 offers the ultimate in luxury fine dining. Watch the sunset as you indulge in seafood specialties and steak dishes perfectly paired with some of the finest wines from around the world. Complete with pianist, waiters in tuxes and deep leather booths, this is continental cuisine and service at its finest – with prices to match.
Done up in white with bamboo shades, mirrors, potted plants and wooden accents giving it a chic look, Malibu Farms in Lido Marina Village is a lovely farm-to-table restaurant. Overlooking the waterfront, you can be sure of a delectable fare using farm-fresh and organic ingredients. Savor their large plates, sandwiches and shared platters that have hints of various global cooking styles. Teetotallers can enjoy their range of coffee, tea, smoothies and organic sodas while those want to tipple on alcoholic beverages can try their cocktails, beer and wine
This restaurant serves French food that everyone can sink their teeth into. The hospitality here is amazing and the decor is warm and inviting, with rich colors and soft materials used. The clientele ranges from the Newport Beach elite to Southern California trendsters. Lobster bisque, Bouillabaisse, sardines in mustard sauce, frog legs, foie gras, rack of lamb and sauteed vegetables are just some of the bistro classics you will find on this menu. Beer and wine are mostly served by the glass.
This restaurant was originally constructed as The Arches, a restaurant and service station, in 1925. Since then, the highly recognizable building has gone through many incarnations, with A Restaurant being the most recent. Lead singer of the band Sugar Ray, Mark McGrath, is a co-owner of this restaurant which regularly attracts celebrities as well as locals and tourists. The menu is a mixture of classic American dishes as well as more contemporary and internationally inspired dishes like chicken pot pie and beef Stroganoff, not to mention the prime steak selection. The bar offers its own selection of bites, as well as a great selection of original, signature cocktails.
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.
This hidden and cozy cafe is a great place to enjoy a quick breakfast in the morning or one of their wonderful coffee creations throughout the rest of the day. Longtime customers rave about the vanilla chai latte, as well as just their regular house blend. There is live entertainment most nights and a regularly scheduled open mic night.