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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: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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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
Great Dinner!

I went to Wildfish for the first time this weekend and it was terrific. Fortunately, my date was willing to share and we had the steak and shrimp scampi special, seared ahi and the wedge salad. All three items were delicious and the service was great. I was surprised because even though the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to Wildfish for the first time this weekend and it was terrific. Fortunately, my date was willing to share and we had the steak and shrimp scampi special, seared ahi and the wedge salad. All three items were delicious and the service was great. I was surprised because even though the location is not that great, the ambiance... More 

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Temecula, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent place to have a fabulous meal. Nice contemporary ambiance. Besides the excellent cuisine the little details make it stand out--valet parking, staff greeting you by your name, attentive service to name a few. The sea bass special was extraordinaire.

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Thank skyhawkpilot
Beaufort, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best seafood places I've visited (to the extent that we had to go back a second time during our short time in the area); you would swear that the fish was just caught; the preparation was top notch with excellent sauces and the vegetables were just as fresh and prepared to perfection. The service and... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wildfish does a good job for an upmarket chain restaurant. One dark wood, large room with a bar at one side and an open kitchen makes for a buzzy vibe and a lot of noise. On a Wednesday night it was filled with an after work crowd. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was better than average, and... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well since our original review we have been on a quest to see if anyone could do a filet or bearnaise sauce, (oh and the ribeye I'd incredible too). So far that had not happened! With that being said, filet, over the top still best steak ever!! Ribeye, outstanding!! Sautéed spinach, fantastic, twice baked potato, wonderful, butter cake Bananas Foster... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

SURPRISE! - Tucked in a corner of a local shopping center, this restaurant looks like a modern, hopping-bar, local hangout. It is, but it's MUCH classier than it first seems, and the food is GREAT! The crab cake was among the best I've ever had - only one, but VERY large, and FULL of Maryland blue crabmeat. Delicious! Fried oysters... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome! Our server was attentive and very friendly. We went without reservations and just happened to pop in for my bday dinner. They didn't have any big tables left but found a way to accommodate us into a booth. A little smaller but it works. It was just us a party of 5. The Chilean sea bass... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to Wildfish for dinner on a Saturday night a couple times a year for about five years. They know how to properly prepare a ribeye steak and the seafood is always good and fresh. The servers and staff are always knowledgeable and very nice.

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Thank 4truth5
Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Wildfish not only has some of the best seafood in Newport, the large, circular bar is very popular, especially at Happy Hour. There is a singles crowd almost every night from 5pm to 8pm, with the prime seating locations filling early.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We popped in here for happy hour from 4-6pm they have a limited menu but the appies are great I have not been there for dinner but i would recommend for happy hour. It is a little out of the way not near the ocean more towards hwy 73

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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 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?