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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 - 12:00 am
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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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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 55
    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
Most recent review
Excellent Fish

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
DVMOUSE
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Newport Beach California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Never had a bad meal here. It's a great "neighbor" hood restaurant without th Newport Beach attitude. Love the cozy outdoor bar/lounge with fireplace. Great service too!

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Lexington, KY
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was looking for a restaurant at the last minute in Newport & got an 8:30 seating but arrived early to discover that booths by the bar area were open seating. Dropped into a booth with my son & proceeded to order drinks. The ambience here is electric, not overly loud. Our server, Sasha was great, wine list is small... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We frequent this restaurant frequently as often as once a month and have done so for 4 years. It is always good. The food is fresh and creative. The staff is well trained and very friendly. The only down side is as is the case in many restaurant is that it can be noisy. There is an area called the... More 

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Newport Beach, CA
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144 reviews 144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Only open for dinner, darn it. Excellent food with nice atmosphere. It is located in a strip center which might lead to people to think it is not a first class place, but it is. Has a great outdoor patio and lovely bar.

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Newport Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Love, love, love the food here. Everything is good here! My favorite has to be the Pan Seared Sea Bass. It's amazing and I can't find it prepared this good anywhere else, so when I want sea bass, I only come here. It can get pretty crowded, I'd recommend making reservations so your not two deep at the bar waiting... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?