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Wildfish Seafood Grille

1370 Bison Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Ranked #1 of 394 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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 NEW

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

While in the Newport Beach area I checked ta here to find us a nice restaurant for our anniversary. No, we didn't have a reservation and was reminded of the fact when greeted upon arrival. Arrived around 5 pm. Was told we'd have a lengthy wait as there were many reservations ahead of us. There were only 2 tables occupied... More

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Newport Beach, CA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Wildfish Grille is a surprisingly good seafood restaurant given its nondescript location in the Newport North strip center with mostly fast food spots like Pei Wei and Chipotle. The menu is large and diverse. I have a hard time deciding what I want every time we go. Our last visit I had crispy salt & pepper shrimp with red... More

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Abington, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were given a recommendation to try Wildfish Seafood Grille, and decided to give it a try. This restaurant is very expensive - but the food is outstanding! I believe it was the best Swordfish I have ever had! So fresh and flavorful! My husband had the steak and shrimp scampi - and said it was one of the best... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Huge place and beautifully decorated. Reservations a must but flexible for small parties/solo. Calamari appetizer is unique, spicy and easily feeds two. Wedge salad decadent with two slices of bacon. Ahi steak is two inches thick! Sear was only 1/8 thick with cold center so I sent it back bAck for more sear; perfect and no questions asked. Great and... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Wildfish manager, Gwen, and crew, Leo & Rashawn, went over and above to accommodate our family of 12 gathering. Great happy hour selections for all ages!

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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237 reviews 237 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

One of the best ship cocktail I have had Shrimp was firm and cold. Great sauce to Accompany them. The surf and turf appetizers were wonderful. Corn and crab chowder was a nice creamy and very filling soup. The lemon slow was great. The only poor dinner was the seafood salad dinner. The salad was limp and not tasty. Mac... More

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Darien, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Loved our dinning experience. For appetizers we had supper fresh oysters with hot, hot horseradish. One of the best oysters we had to date! Dinner equally impressive, fresh pacific tuna and swordfish and it wasn't a small portion either! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and accommodating. I would recommend for a special occasion. Kind of pricey, 30 something per dinner,... More

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