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22800 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657 (Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive)
+1 949-612-1917
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Located at Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill presents the...
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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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
We loved this place

We were based at the Marriott across the road so we wandered over one evening not really knowing what to expect. We enjoyed the first experience so much we came back for dinner and drinks another evening. Excellent food and service (as per the Pelican Coliseum restaurant which is also excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Alan D
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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We were based at the Marriott across the road so we wandered over one evening not really knowing what to expect. We enjoyed the first experience so much we came back for dinner and drinks another evening. Excellent food and service (as per the Pelican Coliseum restaurant which is also excellent). Weather permitting we would recommend dining on the terrace... More 

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Irvine, CA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Really nice food, good drinks, nice wine in wonderful setting. Everything from an outstanding burger to excellent fish and meats all with great service and the terrific view. A winner?

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

nice spot for drinks/snacks after a round at pelican hill, nice decor, pretty view, but again prices just too steep for this location

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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Eating, drinking, sitting or just walking around - every moment was a pleasure. The location and the sunset views were superb, the cocktails were served to perfection, and the restaurant was a sheer delight. Heartily recommended.

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I was traveling from out of state and saw great reviews. I went to the restaurant, sat at the bar and had a great meal. The shrimp pizza was great as was the tuna tartar. The ambiance at the bar was sheek yet casual. The servers were very friendly and helpful and there was a three man band playing cool... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Seriously, I love fine dining. It is my entertainment and part of my profession. This is a breath taking restaurant with great staff and one of a kind views. We were treated like kings and I understand that I should have left pounds of gold. I wish the food was perfect. My shellfish was overcooked and a little sparse my... More 

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Irvine, CA
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230 reviews 230 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I have eaten here twice in the past few months. The first time, we had an excellent meal with a small group (3) people. The food was fresh and service was excellent. The second time, with a larger group (8), the meal was much different. Some of the entrees and appetizers came lukewarm to cold, service was sporadic and definitely... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. I apologize that your recent experience fell short of your expectations and our goals. In following up on the details you described here, I learned that the General Manager at Pelican Grill has already reached out to you directly to address your concerns. Please know that we appreciate you taking... More 

Waterloo, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a very nice meal with a great Napa Cab.. The service was first-class as one would expect in such a grandiose environment!.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I always like going to the Grill either for lunch before golf or dinner after. Menu has not changed much over the years which is fine because I know what I like and the food is always good. The views are fantastic if you are outside and the service is good. Last time we did have a server who seemed... More 

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Henderson, NV
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Don't let my tag line confuse you. This restaurant is for discerning clientele who appreciate an elegant setting with peaceful surroundings and great views. It is adjacent to the 5 star resort. We ate there for brunch and the food quality and variety was what you might expect from a luxury resort. The service was excellent as well. The Grill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22800 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
    (Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-612-1917

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?