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22800 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
+1 949-612-1917
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Ranked #9 of 398 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive
Description: Located at Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill presents the quintessential California dining experience, featuring cuisine prepared with the highest-quality fresh and locally sourced foods, al fresco dining on the ocean-view terrace, and a popular lounge with two huge 9' x 6' HD TVs for viewing sports events.
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Des Moines, Iowa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Have eaten here once a year for the past 4 years. Food and service have always been exquisite! This is also a very popular night spot and they usually have entertainment on the weekends.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Came for drinks and a snack. The room seems 100 feet tall though I suspect it's not quite that high, but is definitely oversized. Drinks were awesome, wait staff were stunning and truly delightful, pizza was pretty decent. Crowd was mixed, some in jeans and baseball caps, others in jackets and gowns. Interesting.

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Burbank, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've been lucky enough to have visited this place a few times and each time it is fantastic. From the service to the food to the stunning views, you will not be disappointed. If you are, it very well may be your own fault. The restaurant is located within The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast. You pull into... More

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Napa, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This place was beautiful! Gorgeous sunset while sitting outside and just taking in the beautiful atmosphere. Frederick our waiter was so friendly and helpful with choosing the fabulous dishes! Crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, and the fish was delicious! And the chocolate carmel lava cake....off the charts, insane! High end restaurant with first class service and cuisine. Highly recommend :)

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etchingham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My guests son in law was the pastry chef at the intercontinental hotel on Park Lane in London, his job was to cook souffles. The dish served last night did not measure up and the staff acknowledged they need to do something about it. Otherwise it was a great evening the rest of the food was excellent a nd the... More

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Columbia, CT
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went here on the last night of our vacation. We sat on the patio. The view was fantastic. Although this is a very high end restaurant, like most in the area it also has a relaxed feel. The food was very good, but did not quite match the setting. Short rib was fine, but nothing special. Same for the... More

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Fresno, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The service from Jose was impeccable and enjoyed the chat with the manager Derek. The Valet gentlemen were also very kind. We had the Chilean Bass and the Duck. Both were amazing and aromatherapy for the mouth. Kudos to the Chef.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We love the location and the view. It is in a very romantic, calm and relaxing enviroment, only if servers put their heart a little more in their work. They seems to be not pleased and happy.

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PelicanHillResort, General Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts here. While I’m delighted to read that you enjoyed the view and restaurant environment, I apologize that the service experience was less than perfect. I have personally discussed your feedback with Pelican Grill managers. As we continuously strive to improve the Pelican Hill guest experience, I sincerely thank you for... More

Canton, Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

So, I get there at 4:45PM and the sunset is at 6:53. I have a great spot...PERFECT for viewing a sunset on the terrace...But, 30 min before the sunset, they seat folks next to me, who are not interested in the sun! Without checking with me, the waiter pulls the shades down. Somebody who is so interested in the sunset... More

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Mt laurel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Sat on terrace for dinner, a lovely setting. Service attentive and bread excellent. All four us us enjoyed our entrees.

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Additional Information about Pelican Grill

Address: 22800 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
Phone Number: +1 949-612-1917
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: American

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