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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 393 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $50
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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English first
Canton, Michigan
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

So, I get there at 4:45PM and the sunset is at 6:53. I have a great spot...PERFECT for viewing a sunset on the terrace...But, 30 min before the sunset, they seat folks next to me, who are not interested in the sun! Without checking with me, the waiter pulls the shades down. Somebody who is so interested in the sunset... More

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Mt laurel
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Sat on terrace for dinner, a lovely setting. Service attentive and bread excellent. All four us us enjoyed our entrees.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I went to the Pelican Grill for a nice date night during our trip to the OC. We requested a balcony table, which has a spectacular view of the coast. We went at sunset, which made the view even better. The meal was beyond delicious, especially the crab & lobster mac n cheese. The wait staff was... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Sitting on the terrace watching the sun set over the ocean made this a memorable experience. The food was good, the service perhaps over attentive for my taste but really that is just being overly critical. The wine list was good if a little over priced. This is a great location to take visitors to the area but probably not... More

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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357 reviews 357 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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