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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, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
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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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Poolside dining

This is another splendid laid back poolside restaurant, where truly enjoy the serene and peaceful ambiance as much as the tasty treats.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Monica S
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Costa Mesa, California
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Costa Mesa, California
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175 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is another splendid laid back poolside restaurant, where truly enjoy the serene and peaceful ambiance as much as the tasty treats.

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Thank Monica S
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very excited to go to the restaurant for New Year's Eve in December 2015. We were expecting the meal to be a highlight of our overseas family holiday. The venue and atmosphere was fantastic and we arrived for our 7pm booking, Based on the description on their website about their NYE dinner, we were expecting a three course... More 

Helpful?
Thank SydTravel2013
Pelican_Hill_Resort, General Manager at Coliseum Pool & Grill, responded to this review

I appreciate the time you have taken to share your feedback on our review page. I apologize that the service you received was less than perfect, especially as you and your family were celebrating New Year’s Eve. Please know that your valuable insight will assist in our efforts to provide Five-Star service to each and every guest. Thank you for... More 

colorado
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made an on-line reservation for New Year's Day Brunch. It was scheduled from the a.m. to 4 p.m. since we had other plans in the a.m., we made reservations for 1 p.m. We arrived on-time and went to the dining area where we were greeted by a friendly person. She had our name on the list. We started to... More 

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Thank Anne G
Pelican_Hill_Resort, General Manager at Coliseum Pool & Grill, responded to this review

Anne, I sincerely appreciate the time you have kindly taken to post your candid feedback. I apologize that your New Year’s Day celebration fell short of the Five-Star experience we aim to deliver to each and every guest. I have taken the opportunity to speak with the restaurant manager to address the concerns you have shared with us. I have... More 

Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was slow despite not being busy. My colleague's "fresh" salmon came out frozen on the inside despite being the server's recommended dish. My grouper special was tiny and the bread was heated but hard. Extremely disappointing. I will never go back.

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Thank Karen D
Pelican_Hill_Resort, General Manager at Coliseum Pool & Grill, responded to this review

Karen, Thank you for taking the time to post your candid feedback. I apologize that your dining experience was a disappointment. As we continuously work to perfect the guest experience, I am following up to address your concerns with our management team. I have also sent you a private message with the contact information for the Hotel Manager, so we... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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177 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We had breakfast here every day and each day was better than the one before. It was so relaxing to watch the pool and water as we ate. The service was good but it was a bit slow getting the food to us.

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Thank fancythis72
anaheim hills,calif.
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116 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Best time to come is watch the sunset and have a good camera. It so gorgeous. Most of the dishes are filled with cheese N butter.it expensive N small portion. We like Thai pasta, chicken curry with dried berries, veggie burger without cheese . We like the gigantic sport tv,friendly staff and fast service, no smelly smokers, free valet parking,yes... More 

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Thank CHAUSTER B
anaheim hills,calif.
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116 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

At the coliseum bar and grill, the Thai pasta ,chicken curry, crab cake ,veggy sanwich,spaghetti pasta was really good. We sat next to the biggest ,giant pool in california. After lunch we went inside the bar to watch basketball games. Great service and no smelly SMOKERS

Helpful?
Thank CHAUSTER B
Sonoma, California
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Get lost in the casual opulence of this poolside grill. Plenty of shaded outdoor seating with ocean views beyond the resort and golf course. Bubbly brunch drinks abound, as do healthy bite options. Note: Complimentary valet parking.

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Thank binNotes
Midwest, USA
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276 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,848 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We ate here for breakfast, the brunch buffet, and poolside snacks & drinks. Everything was quite tasty, service was pleasant, and you can't beat the lovely pool and golf course views. I had to wave at the pool drink server a few times, but drinks came quickly once we got the server's attention. Food service here was slow on each... More 

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Thank CoralReef
Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

I was here in August and yesterday and had a relaxing experience on both occasions. Yesterday we made a reservation for the wrong restaurant but staff were very accommodating. We had drinks at the bar until a table on the patio was ready! We came for a leisurely lunch. Cocktails are fun and the food fresh and summery for a... More 

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Thank GMHLA

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, 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?