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Pelican Grill

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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Scenic view

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  • 105
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An impressive restaurant

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!.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Waterloo, Belgium
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  • Scenic view
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Irvine, CA
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226 reviews 226 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Truro, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I think I would have liked it more if we had been seated outside. But because it was a chilly night, we chose to sit inside. Big mistake! Way to formal looking and exclusive. Just a little to over the top for our taste. Food was good however.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We love the Pelican Grill and have been there a number of times. You can't beat the view, especially prior to and during sunset. However, last night, we made the mistake of going because it was NCAA madness. Our experience last night certainly did not meet the high prices: After taking our drink order, our server brought my husband the... More 

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

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 restaurant... More 

Spring, Texas, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Steaks were awesome and service was very good. We walked over from the Marriott. The Grill is located by the Golf Shop. Grill is not open for Breakfast

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Newport Beach, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good Service and Friendly staff. Menu was grea tand we enjoyed our time. Because it for lunch, it wasn't too busy. We sat on the patio and had a nice meal. They also had a nice wine selection.

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Newport Coast, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a special find and one I'll go back to often especially with the amazing view and great cuisine selection. It's causal too so it's a great place to meet friends and have an impromptu meal without feeling the formalities of being at Pelican Hill Resort.

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Newport Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Since I'm jaded by all the great choices we have and I live only 5 minutes from pelican hill I can tell u I've been here many many times but the bottom line is it's very average food at best typical hotel food it used to be amazing when it was run by different mgtme the four seasons but the... More 

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

Angela, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your visits to Pelican Grill. Although I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the ocean-view setting, I regret that your overall dining experience fell short of your expectations and our goals, especially knowing that you have been a loyal guest in the past. At Pelican Grill and... 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

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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