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Coliseum Pool & Grill

22701 Pelican Hill Road South, newport beach, Newport Beach, CA 92657
+1 949-612-1917
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Ranked #12 of 401 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Newport Coast Drive
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.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Pelican Hill Resort for a week and ate at the Coliseum Grill a couple of times during the stay; once for breakfast and once for dinner. The food was acceptable, but not great, and very expensive - which is what you would expect from a nice resort. However, you can't beat the view. The restaurant overlooks... More 

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Sacramento
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is inside the Pelican resort so expect pricey meal. But I have to say the food is good compared to similar pricy resort places I've been to recently. If you're looking for a good place to have a brunch with your girlfriends, consider this. (Should note we didn't stay at this resort)

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austin,Texas
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158 reviews 158 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

just sitting and relaxing is a must, every lounge is great, a heated pool, enjoy. The views are spectacular

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Incredible Pool and views, but the service was not up to par. Also, the chairs are bunched so close together you have no privacy or table space for your beverage or food.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I apologize that your experience was less than perfect. I have personally followed up with the Coliseum management team to discuss your comments, so we may continue to heighten the overall service experience. I invite you to contact our Director of Food & Beverage, if we may be of assistance... More 

Orange County, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Coliseum Pool & Grill is just what its name implies - a poolside grill. I was recently brought here for a birthday lunch celebration. From the moment I sat down, I just knew I was going to have a positive experience. I've been to hundreds of restaurants, and I've had all types of restaurant-related experiences. Since I was diagnosed gluten-intolerant,... More 

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western US
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90 reviews 90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There's nothing special about the food and the "bowls" they serve the sandwiches and salads in, are absurd. I suggest the staff try it, sitting politely in a bikini. Awkward. The service the worst. Tracking down pool chair attendants, getting drinks or food was a lot of work & waiting.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts. I sincerely regret that your experience fell short of the Five-Star service we aim to provide to each and every guest. Please know that we appreciate your feedback, as we may improve upon the experience you described. I have addressed your concerns with the Coliseum management team. However, we would... More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This restaurant is located in the prestigious Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Coast. Their buffet on weekends is amazing! Expensive yes, but the quality of the food is A1. Grab an outside table which offers up gorgeous ocean views! The breakfast selections on the menu are fab too. I recently had the breakfast burrito....ummmm so good! Only real negative is... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Just fun sitting by the largest round pool in the world. We enjoyed three days in this relaxed area. The food was good, service excellent but expect to pay premium prices.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It was a beautiful pool and clean. It wasn't too crowded in the pool but it was a bit tricky to find seats for everyone. The food and drinks were good but the service was slow.

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Newport Beach, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a great place to enjoy good food and great view of the pool and ocean. Perfect to go with family or friends.

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Additional Information about Coliseum Pool & Grill

Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, newport beach, Newport Beach, CA 92657
Phone Number: +1 949-612-1917
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: American, Italian

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