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850 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7945
949-718-0187
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Ranked #21 of 405 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Me and my boyfriend made reservations for our 2 year anniversary. It has been a few years since I've been. I told them it was our anniversary dinner, nothing special was done or acknowledged. I was so excited to order the grilled artichoke, but it wasn't in season, no fault of theirs. The food was ok, definitely fresh. One course... More 

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Corona del Mar, California, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Gulfstream is the perfect place to stop for a glass of wine before dinner or if you're meeting friends. The patio area is heated and has fire pits and in the summer time it's really nice to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. Wine selection is pretty good, the fish here is always fresh and they have small plates... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The place is noisy. Locals probably call it energetic. Menu limited for me but I did love the trio of hummus, avocado and trout spreads, especially the trout spread. The smoked salmon appetizer was yummy too. The rest of menu is of no interest to me. We had champagne and I found the glasses an odd shape for my favorite... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This little crab place is expensive . The food is fresh but there is no view and in my opinion a tourist trap. In the summer you see lines of tourist waiting to get in. Nothing great about this place except their marketing.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Service was very good as well as the food. Had the "Duke" a filet for john Wayne, very well done, a little under medium cooked, but regardless it was good. Very nice contemporary atmosphere.

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Milan, Italy
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79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were there for dinner with friend, I had the crab cakes which were regular, nothing special, but my wife ordered the catch of the day that turned out to be seabass. Her choice was definitely better than mine, the fish was fresh and tasty, simply grilled and full of flavour. The wine list was limited, we took some white... More 

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Vista, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is always our go-to place when we visit friends in Orange County....great ambiance and tastefully decorated....with a comfortable outdoor patio. My wife had the scallop special that were perfectly seared and I had the "duke" filet that literally melted in my mouth. For desert we tried the Tres Leches cake which was better than any I've ever had in... More 

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Newport Beach, CA
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165 reviews 165 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Gulf Stream has two amazing menu items...the heavenly biscuits and the ahi burger. They are out of this world! The reason I can only give Gulf Stream 4 stars is because just recently they removed the ahi burger from the dinner menu, and you can only enjoy it at lunch now. Not good! It was our favorite take out dinner,... More 

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costa mesa
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112 reviews 112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great atmosphere, great drinks, great food, very busy and great place to people watch, great appetizers and fantastic meals. Highly recommend

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Laguna Woods, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Why can't they build restaurants with noise absorbing roof insulation and/or other means to absorb all the noise. It is very difficult to talk to others in a foursome when eating inside this facility. The food was fair 3 fried shrimp for $27.00; 2 jumbo crab cakes for $36.00; Naw Orleans BBQ shrimp for $31.00 and BBQ ribs for $29.00.... More 

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Address: 850 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7945
Phone Number: 949-718-0187
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
Cuisine: Seafood

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