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Pelican Grill

22800 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
949-612-1917
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Ranked #3 of 379 restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive
Description: Pelican Grill celebrates the best of the California lifestyle: a beautiful hillside location featuring stunning ocean views in chic Newport Beach, a delectable menu prepared with the highest quality fresh and locally sourced foods, stylish and comfortable décor, dynamic Italian-inspired architecture, a terrace with spectacular ocean views, gracious personalized service, and a fun, happening bar with two huge 9' x 6' HD TVs for watching sports events. In the open display kitchen, Chef Derek Brooks directs a master culinary team, creating an array of innovative seafood and meat dishes that have made Pelican Grill one of the most popular dining spots on the Southern California coast. Dining al fresco on the terrace – which is equipped with hidden heaters from above and below as well as sunscreens for year-round comfort – is the quintessential California dining experience. The generous and balanced wine list features mostly California selections and more than 40 wines by the glass.
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Orange County, CA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Pretzel bread is to die for. Very comfortable atmosphere and the outside eating area has heat warmers in the tile floor. So very nice.

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Saudi Arabia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

An ocean view that is breath taking.. Fine food that you can't forget.. I loved their kosher hotdogs.

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Laguna Niguel, CA
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We came to celebrate my daughter birthday, and all enjoyed a very lovely lunch.. Staff was pleasant but somewhat slow, leaving long periods of time between courses. Large group at next table with small screaming children took away a lot of the ambience. Can't blame the restaurant but felt like they could have brought their check a little faster! Property... More

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San Jose, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We enjoyed attentive, if leisurely, highly professional service and delicious cuisine with a party of 7. Cocktails were creative, the wine list is excellent and the open kitchen is attractive. Dishes were well presented and flavorful; we had salmon and halibut. Interior is Tuscan-Italian with very spacious, high ceilings, large booths, attractive lighting and decor. A feeling of luxury. Highly... More

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River Ridge, Louisiana, Usa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We were traveling with a large group and we had this one meal on site that preceded by a cocktail party with h'or d'oeuvres. Plenty of food was passed and when time for the sit down dinner, I was already full so to me the food was nice but not outstanding. As it was all prepared for the group that... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We only had a few drinks at the Pelican Grill and watched the sun set. We were staying across the street at the Marriottt Newport Coast Villas. The service, quality of drinks and view were all spectacular.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

If you like crab cakes, you must try theirs. Succulent, thick patties, crispy on the outside yet so tasty and soft at the bite.

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Went with a group and had a very nice meal with very good service. Would recommend. Part of the clubhouse for the golf which is also nice with some great TVs to watch a match or golf.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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152 reviews 152 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I had an enjoyable lunch here on the patio. The food was well prepared and presented. The service first rate.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Good lunch, I had seafood wrap! Good steak and fresh crisp veggies on Saturday night Lousy calamari and pizza late evening when we just needed nibbles and a drink!

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