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Wildfish Seafood Grille

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1370 Bison Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.720.9925
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Wildfish Seafood Grille is committed to offering fresh prime seafood, aged...
Wildfish Seafood Grille is committed to offering fresh prime seafood, aged USDA prime steaks, creative cocktails, and an award winning wine list. Set in a casual, contemporary atmosphere focused around the combined energy of the centerpiece bar and lounge, innovative oyster & raw bar, open-air patio and exhibition kitchen. The menu is made up of imaginative creations prepared fresh with superior quality seafood, utilizing the best preparations, and simple, light sauces to enhance the delicate flavors. The Wildfish Seafood Grille restaurant and patio bars are the place to be for HAPPY HOUR! Enjoy a selection of 1/2 price appetizers,$6 martinis and wines by the glass from 4 to 7 pm seven nights a week, and all night on Sundays and Mondays. Planning an event? The patio is the perfect place to host your next business outing, private party, special event or any large group. Join us at Wildfish Seafood Grille Where Prime Seafood, USDA Prime Steaks and Good Times are always in season.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Entertaining clients

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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We ate here based on two things--TripAdvisor reviews and the two $$ listed with this restaurant. The fish we had and service were great--but while the food and service were good, it is very overpriced. We are very accustomed to San Francisco restaurant pricing so it is not as if we don't know how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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California
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  • Entertaining clients
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California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We ate here based on two things--TripAdvisor reviews and the two $$ listed with this restaurant. The fish we had and service were great--but while the food and service were good, it is very overpriced. We are very accustomed to San Francisco restaurant pricing so it is not as if we don't know how much a meal in an upscale... More 

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Waterford, Wi.
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Not an inexpensive place, but very high quality . We loved our dover and sole dishes. The molten chocolate dessert- YUMMY!!! Service a bit slow, but very friendly and generally attentive . Did have a bit of a wait even with a reservation.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stayed at the Marriott Newport Coast Villas and they recommended Wildfish to us as a great restaurant. They were not wrong. It is located in a busy shopping mall that has plenty of parking. The restaurant is a fairly large, open room which does tend to get a bit noisey. Our waiter, Jeff, was one of the most professional... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were looking for a quick bite to eat and came upon this restaurant recommended by the hotel. We were pleasantly surprised. We got the last table in the patio as the others were reserved. It's a little closed in but still a good place to meet your friends for a bite and drinks. The inside is a little more... More 

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Overall, the food and service at Wildfish Seafood Grille was very good (not excellent). The price, on the other hand, was not cheap. That being said, there's nothing inexpensive in the Newport Beach area, so I would guess the prices are in line with other high-end restaurants in that region. Overall a very satisfying experience at a premium price.

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Noisy and the atmosphere a bit too trendy, but food was wonderful as usual in other Wildfish locations, The fish was very fresh and cooked to perfection

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Frisco, CO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I was here for a special night with my girlfriend. The apps were very good but the main dishes were extremely bland. No flavor whatsoever. Not sure I'm willing to spend a few hundred dollars to give it another chance. Looks like this place is better for apps and drinks as the bar area was packed.

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Always has a good choice of what is available today. Fresh fish only remains that way for a short period of time. It changes on a regular basis depending on what is available. If you don't want seafood there are other items to choose from but it wouldn't be name "Wildfish Seafood Grille" if they didn't specialize in seafood. One... More 

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Orange County, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Don't be turned off by the strip mall location. I've been going here for 5 years.The best oysters, sea bass, mac n cheese - everything. Love the atmosphere, the bar makes great cocktails & they have a great wine list. One warning, the desserts are awesome, but you can have only one bite! They are delish but they are so... More 

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PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I were stranded in John Wayne Airport due to plane mechanical problems. Delta provided us with a hotel near the airport so that we could get an early start the next morning. We researched restaurants within 5 miles of the hotel (and, thus, near the airport). We both like seafood and were starving and in need of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1370 Bison Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: 949.720.9925

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients

Description

Wildfish Seafood Grille is committed to offering fresh prime seafood, aged USDA prime steaks, creative cocktails, and an award winning wine list. Set in a casual, contemporary atmosphere focused around the combined energy of the centerpiece bar and lounge, innovative oyster & raw bar, open-air patio and exhibition kitchen. The menu is made up of imaginative creations prepared fresh with superior quality seafood, utilizing the best preparations, and simple, light sauces to enhance the delicate flavors. The Wildfish Seafood Grille restaurant and patio bars are the place to be for HAPPY HOUR! Enjoy a selection of 1/2 price appetizers,$6 martinis and wines by the glass from 4 to 7 pm seven nights a week, and all night on Sundays and Mondays. Planning an event? The patio is the perfect place to host your next business outing, private party, special event or any large group. Join us at Wildfish Seafood Grille Where Prime Seafood, USDA Prime Steaks and Good Times are always in season.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?