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Pelican Grill

22800 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
+1 949-612-1917
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Ranked #5 of 394 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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143 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The food was good, the sunset spectacular. The service was good. Cant find fault but was underwhelmed .

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Overpriced. Ultimately a golf club restaurant. It cannot quite decide if it is posh or mid level. The food was OK. Atmosphere a little cold. Probably worth a visit but I suspect it is a nice lunch or snack place if you are playing golf rather than a dinner with family type of place

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

Thank you for taking a moment to share your thoughtful feedback. I am disappointed to read that your recent dining experience at Pelican Grill left you with mixed feelings. At Pelican Grill and throughout the Resort, our culinary team is committed to provide the finest epicurean experiences for our guests. I regret that this was not reflected in your dinner... More

Manhattan Beach, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My family and I recently had dinner at the Coliseum Restaurant at the Pelican Hills Resort. It is a beautiful setting. The service was outstanding. Our main server was Rebecca. She was lovely, knowledgeable and made our dining experience so nice. The restaurant is truly lucky to have someone so talented working for them. Thank you to Rebecca for making... More

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Irvine, CA
Top Contributor
336 reviews 336 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We enjoyed a meal on the patio at the Pelican Grill. The menu is varied, though pricey. Service is attentive, but I never felt rushed. The food was quite good.

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Palm Springs, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great food, awesome view, to bad our waiter wigged out late into the meal, sat for 45 minutes until hunting down the host/manager to complete our meal. They comp'd desert and after dinner drinks.

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Costa Mesa, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The best food and best service every time I go to one of the restaurants at Pelican Hill. The view is breathtaking, especially on a lear day, when you can see miles across the Pacific ocean to Santa Catalina Island!

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Tower, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Friends were going to be in Newport Beach and wanted to meet us for lunch. We suggested the Pelican Grill because in our experience it has never failed to please visitors as well as locals. It turned out to be especially convenient for our friends, because they were staying right there at the Pelican Hill Resort. The staff had prepared... More

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The grill is at the golf clubhouse , but is a True romantic location with miles of ocean views. Hugh outside veranda with heaters if necessary. Service was top notch as was the food. We both had Cioppino and the fish was delicious. Prices were similiar to upper class restaurant in Newport beach or Balboa island.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I wasn't expecting this place to be this good. By the time we dined here we had been to most all of the restaurants at Pelican a Hill during our stay and it was all starting to blend together. However, the food here was excellent and offered casual fare in an elegant setting. The pizza was yummy. Service was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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

I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your recent visit to Pelican Grill, and that you hold the service, food and overall experience in such high regard. We hope you’ll visit us again soon to dine and enjoy the sunset. Kind regards, Giuseppe Lama Managing Director The Resort at Pelican Hill More

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