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Wildfish Seafood Grille

1370 Bison Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Ranked #2 of 395 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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.
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English first
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

It was a very pleasant evening so we chose the patio only it was next to the gate so patrons were in and out, in and out. Service was good though servers seem to be running all the time. However, the steamed sea bass was wonderful (a tad salty) and paired with crab fried rice and the spinach it sat... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I ate here with 5 friends in October 2014. It had been recommended by the hotel we were staying in while visiting Newport Beach and we were not disappointed! We were brought straight to our table which was beautifully set. We ordered cocktails to start and a bottle of prosecco. Our waitress was so detail oriented she had the prosecco... More

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Northern Virginia
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311 reviews 311 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Our second trip to Wildfish was equal to, or better than, the first. Two fish and two steaks for a party of four, with everything very well prepared and served. Hot items were hot, and cold ones were cold. Nothing in between, like you get at some places. Service was attentive and helpful. Arctic char was particularly good, and the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of dining here while we were visiting Newport Beach for the weekend. The service was outstanding. Our server was attentive and very knowledgable about the menu. I don't drink alcohol and asked if he could make a recommendation for a virgin drink that I might enjoy. He had the bartender make something especially... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Been going to Wildfish for years and it is consistently very good. The service is always pleasant and welcoming, the crowd fun and happy hour the best in OC. All items on their happy hour are great although I miss the Crab Chowder that used to be on it as well.

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Portland, OR
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97 reviews 97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is near both the local office, and hotel I typically stay at, and I have dined here 3 times. I have found the food (both fish and steaks) and drinks to be very good, but consistently had slow service (was eating solo in the bar area). Twice I was seated and then waited 10 -> 15 minutes for even... More

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Irvine, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Wlidfish Grille has an excellent Happy Hour menu consisting of a variety of small plates with a wide selection of of drinks and wines that provide an interesting dining experience. If you are even more hungry, their full menu will exceed your expectations. Go and enjoy! PS: Ask for Nicole to be your server. She is very professional and will... More

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Newport Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The food was excellent and all of the dishes were great. We went with some friends and it was so loud, we could not hear each other talking. I'd try and go at their least busiest time.

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Newport Beach, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Wildfish is one of the best options for seafood in Newport Beach. The menu is innovative; the food is well-prepared, and the service is generally good. The only problem is - the restaurant obviously makes most of their money on alcohol, so the focus is on the bar, happy hour, and packing the place with people drinking. This tends to... More

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Richmond, VA
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We loved our experience at Wildfish Seafood Grille. We made reservations 20 minutes prior to arriving. Service was great (almost too much). They greeted us by name throughout the night. The food was amazing. We had the lobster bisque (soup poured table side over a bowl of lobster meat), Chilean sea bass and swordfish. The sea bass truly melts in... More

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Additional Information about Wildfish Seafood Grille

Address: 1370 Bison Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone Number: 949.720.9925
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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