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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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Tower, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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Copenhagen
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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

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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PelicanHillResort, General Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback about Pelican Grill, as well as the kind comments you posted on the Pelican Hill Golf Club page. I have personally taken the time to share your comments about Pelican Grill’s menu offerings with our culinary staff. Please know that at Pelican Grill, and in each of Pelican Hill’s restaurants, our chefs are committed... More

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
30 helpful votes 30 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
543 helpful votes 543 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
Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
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

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