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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 #6 of 395 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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Mt laurel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Ate at three location within Pelican Hill and this was by far the worst. Hostess couldn't really be bothered to have a terrace table cleaned off so we could sit outside but a waiter intervened. Once seated service (different waiter) slow and inattentive. Had the pizza which was very poor, especially compared to what is offered in the Grill Room.... More

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Long Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

For 2 years now we have had a Mother-Daughter reunion and gone to brunch at the Coliseum Pool & Grill at Pelican Hill Resort. The food is tasty and the view spectacular! We love outdoor dining! We highly recommend trying it out next time you're in the Newport Beach - Crystal Cove area.

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Service and food were impeccable. My fiance and I had a nice time and loved the views of the pool. We will go back.

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Grand cayman
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had heard good things about this grill. We had to many people to sit by the pool so we were inside pretty much alone. Food was average. Some of us enjoyed our meals and some didn't. Service was good.

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Carmel, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Had a very special dinner with wife, daughter-in-law, and four year old grandson. The food, drink, and everything was perfect. Friendly competent service such that my grandson wanted to marry our waitress. Not many places can accommodate three generations and make them all happy. We have eaten here several times, and neither us or our guests have ever been disappointed.

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Los Angeles
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We've been to this place at least three times; we stop here (or its cousin in the Pelican Hill Resort, Pelican Grill) on our way from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach. The restaurant is at its best whether the weather is nice because it's sort of an indoor/outdoor place with seating outside and inside. When the weather is good, sitting... More

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Palm Springs, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great breakfast venue with great views. Buffet is great but a bit pricey at $35.00. Wait staff a bit slow, but seemed to be the norm at all the restaurants at Pelican Hill

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QATAR
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Today we went to try the hotel buffet breakfast... The view perfect with the nice weather ... Good service .. Nice buffet .. Recommend it

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We dined here for once during a day of enjoying the pool. It was good, not great, and expensive! The menu had some very "unique" offerings and was large, and not what one would expect when dining by a pool. It seemed to offer more heavy entrees than anything else and I felt like I was at dinner instead of... More

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

Thank you for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to Coliseum Pool & Grill. As we continually strive to deliver exceptional service to each and every guest who chooses to dine with us, your candid feedback is greatly appreciated. I have taken this opportunity to share your comments with the Coliseum Pool & Grill management... More

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Food took a long time to come. My kids were starving and I had to personally walk over and remind them about my kids cereal number of times.

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

Thank you for taking a moment to post your feedback about your recent visit to Coliseum Pool & Grill. I’m disappointed to read that you were unsatisfied with your dining experience. Please know that I have taken the time to follow up with our Coliseum Pool & Grill management team, so we may reiterate the importance of our Five-Star service... More

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