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Pelican Grill

22800 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
+1 949-612-1917
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Ranked #4 of 393 restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
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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Copenhagen
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The service is amazing, the waiters are so nice. The view is great and the food is so good. Overall such a perfect place. It's a really great place to watch the sunset.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Every time we play Pelican Hill, we always get dinner at the Pelican Grill. Great way to end the day watching the sunset with Catalina in the distance. Service is always good and the food and drink are great. I wish they would change the menu a little bit as I have had nearly everything on it. Still, we will... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place is beautiful. One of my new favorite spots to visit. We had dinner here for my birthday in November and it was amazing! The service and food were fantastic! The pan seared Chilean Sea Bass was divine! Absolutely delicious! Can't wait to have another meal here! Thank you for the great service and food! :)

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

We appreciate you sharing such a special occasion with us. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience with our staff and food, and have personally passed along my gratitude to Pelican Grill’s management team. We hope to serve you again soon. Kind regards, Giuseppe Lama Managing Director The Resort at Pelican Hill More

New Orleans
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great place to eat after a round of golf or and the end of a long day. Really nice menu selections. No regrets

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at Pelican Grill. I am pleased that you enjoyed our menu selections, and hope to welcome you back soon for a post-golf round meal. Kind regards, Giuseppe Lama Managing Director The Resort at Pelican Hill More

New Jersey
Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
542 helpful votes 542 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

As you can see from my below review I was here for brunch last year in June at which time I was quite satisfied with my meal and service. This year my party of 4 had dinner here on the July 4th Independence Day weekend. We ate inside this time. I requested one of the large booth tables for 5-6... More

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

Tony, Your feedback is a gift, and we appreciate you sharing your experience here, as well as on our Yelp page. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Giuseppe Lama Managing Director The Resort at Pelican Hill More

Huntington Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Although we live quite close to this location, we had never thought about going here for dinner. After all, the restaurant is on the golf course, not usually known for having the nicest establishments. Boy, was I wrong! We picked a very special night to go to the Pelican Grill. Reservations at 8:00, on the patio, near a window. Spectacular... More

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

Chris, I am delighted to read that your recent experience at Pelican Grill was beautiful. I have personally taken the time to share your gracious comments about the food and service with our staff, and your feedback about your waiter with the restaurant manager. We hope to see you again soon and often. Kind regards, Giuseppe Lama Managing Director The... More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Had dinner at the Pelican Grill: Oustanding food with a wine list to match.(They served a great pinot from Ken Volk Vineyards which matched perfectly). Had to have the crab and lobster mac' and cheese: A splurge! But what a way to go!

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at Pelican Grill, as well as the feedback you provided on the Resort review page. I have personally passed along your gracious comments about the food and wine list with our entire Pelican Grill staff. Kind regards, Giuseppe Lama Managing Director The Resort at Pelican Hill More

North Bend, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This has to be one of the best restaurant experiences you will ever encounter. It's top notch from the beginning to the end. You will not be disappointed.

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

We appreciate you sharing your gracious comments here, as well as the feedback you provided on our Resort page. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your recent visit to Pelican Grill and continue to hold it in such high regard. Kind regards, Giuseppe Lama Managing Director The Resort at Pelican Hill More

Jackson, Wyoming, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My dinner never came! I ordered a salmon and somehow the order was not put in and the chef didn't prepare my order! The server apologized and said she will take it off the bill. I said 'So I don't have dinner?' She said again: 'They didn't prepare the order I'll take it off the bill.' Like as if she... More

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

Kelly, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent visit to Pelican Grill. I sincerely regret the unfortunate service experience that fell short of your expectations and our goals. At Pelican Grill, we strive to provide gracious, personalized service to each and every guest. Rest assured, I have taken this opportunity to meet with the... More

The Villages, Florida
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Had lunch with friends. All of the staff were extremely nice. We all enjoyed our food & cocktails, which our server recommended. We sat out on the patio, & we had a great view. Glad we decided to try it.

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

I’m delighted that you decided to give Pelican Grill a try! Thank you for the praise and for taking the time to share your thoughts here. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Giuseppe Lama Managing Director The Resort at Pelican Hill More

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