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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Refined and relaxed

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Orange, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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BostonMA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Hingham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Food was very good...service excellent...expensive drinks...reasonable food price. Comfortable and friendly.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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
75 helpful votes 75 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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: American, Italian

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?