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Coliseum Pool & Grill

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22701 Pelican Hill Road South, newport beach, Newport Beach, CA 92657 (Newport Coast Drive)
+1 949-612-1917
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: An incomparably fun and intriguing place to dine, the Coliseum Pool...
An incomparably fun and intriguing place to dine, the Coliseum Pool & Grill overlooks the "scene" at the strikingly iconic Coliseum Pool, back-dropped by the Pacific Ocean. American favorites on the superbly prepared menu runs the gamut from pizzas, panini and sandwiches to seafood dishes, pastas, specialty salads and even smoothies.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great view!

i went to have brunch with my boyfriend on a saturday. we made a reservation so was seated rightaway with amazing view. the server Andrew was friendly and allowed us to take our time to enjoy the view and helped us take group photos. We got a lobster scramble and lamb it was very good and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Aye1234
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Carlsbad, California
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I should have known by looking at the Children's toys in the little red wagon in the doorway that we were headed for trouble. We were seated at a table. I sunk 2 inches below the table itself and the top of the table was covered with salt and pepper and the arms of the chair were sticky. I complained... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

i went to have brunch with my boyfriend on a saturday. we made a reservation so was seated rightaway with amazing view. the server Andrew was friendly and allowed us to take our time to enjoy the view and helped us take group photos. We got a lobster scramble and lamb it was very good and the ingredients are very... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

With three children in tow, meal times can be "fun". The waitstaff here went above and beyond to include the children and make us feel like we weren't ruining other diners experiences! Food was as expected, exceptional.

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Irvine, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The service here is painfully slow. I mean, PAINFULLY and the wait staff aren't great although very kind. We waited 20 mins after being seated for our waitress to even come by followed by her walking up and saying "well since you've been sitting here a while and had time to look at the menu are you ready to order?"... More 

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PelicanHillResort, General Manager at Coliseum Pool & Grill, responded to this review

Janelle, Thank you for taking the time to share your candid thoughts about your recent visit. I sincerely regret the unfortunate service experience that fell short of your expectations and our goals. The long wait time for service is unacceptable, and I have addressed your concerns with the management team. Once again, thank you for offering your input here. I... More 

Laguna Beach, California
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was surprised when my wife booked this up. I thought it was a strange place to go for lunch. Turns out it is now one of my new favorite places. Here are the list of things to love: - complimentary valet parking - amazing views - world class service - great location / ambiance - terrific food - incredible... More 

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Newport Coast, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a goto for me for breakfast or brunch. It's peaceful and an absolutely beautiful view. The service is great and the really great breakfast selections. Plus, they'll accommodate any requests you have and graciously. Definitely put this on your list of breakfast places in Newport Beach.

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Orange, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A special restaurant for a special occasion. Makes a great impression without being stuffy or over-the-top. A perfect choice for a very nice evening without needed to dress or act too formally. Dinner and drinks menu offer variety, creativity, beautiful presentation and quality.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Had Sunday brunch at the Coliseum Bar & Grill at the resort. A very nice setting. Service was very poor even though the restaurant was only about half full. A Bloody Mary was $16. Menu prices are also pricey, especially for brunch. Went through the buffet which, was in the OK category, except for the price -- $55 per person.... More 

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PelicanHillResort, General Manager at Coliseum Pool & Grill, responded to this review

Gary, Thank you for taking the time to share your candid feedback about your recent visit. I am very sorry to read that your dining experience was less than perfect. Please know that your feedback is sincerely appreciated, and I have addressed your service concerns with the management team, so we may heighten the overall experience moving forward. We would... More 

BostonMA
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were so excited to be at the Pelican Hill resort and hungry for a bite to eat so decided on the picturesque Coliseum Pool & Grill. Restaurant week had started, however, we were not aware of this until after our lunch when we were chatting with another couple who mentioned that they were never told about it. That said,... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Food was and service were very good. Entrees were a little pricey but with the variety on the menu you could control the bill.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, newport beach, Newport Beach, CA 92657
    (Newport Coast Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-612-1917

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

Description

An incomparably fun and intriguing place to dine, the Coliseum Pool & Grill overlooks the "scene" at the strikingly iconic Coliseum Pool, back-dropped by the Pacific Ocean. American favorites on the superbly prepared menu runs the gamut from pizzas, panini and sandwiches to seafood dishes, pastas, specialty salads and even smoothies.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?