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22800 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
+1 949-612-1917
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Ranked #10 of 405 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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Akron, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is not your average golf course grill. Don't go in expecting a cheap burger or hot dog. This may be the best menu at the resort and the views from the grille are to die for.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is always a treat to go to the Grill at the Pelican Hill Resort. The atmosphere, the service, the food and the view make it a very special place to enjoy a meal at any time of the day, especially during sunset.

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Fountain Valley
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174 reviews 174 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Yesterday I visited the Pelican Grill to celebrate a friends birthday. After reading a couple of the reviews I almost didn't go but was very glad I did. The restaurant is large and quite pretty with views of the ocean. The food was quite good even though my Cobb salad was a little small. The deserts are also very small... More 

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California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

went to Christmas Day lunch with friends and it was set menu. Food was good but Was very overpriced . Anyway we enjoyed it and the view was amazing facing the beautiful Pacific Ocean in the pelican hill resort. I recommend pelican grill as it has good food and fantastic wine menu.

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Irvine, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The differentiator between a restaurant and a 5 star restaurant is service which is clearly lacking at this Pelican Grill. This was our second time eating at this restaurant. The last time we had the similar issue but ignored it. The staff is very rude, has attitude as if they own the place and doing us a favor. We had... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your candid 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 our Director of Food & Beverage has already reached out to you directly to address your concerns. Please know that we appreciate you... More 

austin,Texas
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158 reviews 158 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

enjoyed drinks with friends and incredible views of the sunset o er Catalina Island. Great wines by the glass, just a suggestion, get better beer selections

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western US
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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Loved sitting outside with heated floors and heat from above. The food was solidly good. Everything from the fish to the lobster mac and cheesed, our entire groups was pleased.

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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I went here for lunch and the food was excellent. The ambience is beyond any expectations. The restaurant has white tablecloths, high celings and excellent service. It would be a great choice for a special event or you just want to treat yourself. I love this restaurant and will defintely come back!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
69 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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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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