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850 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7945
949-718-0187
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistantly Good

Gulfstream is one of my regular places for lunch. Their chopped salad is the best ( ask them to add chicken). The service is always good and the atmosphere is good. The noise level can get high so its not the place for a romantic dinner for two. It is also not the place for a large party as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
voyager52
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Newport Beach, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
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English first
Newport Beach, CA
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202 reviews 202 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I absolutely love the Ahi tuna burger at Gulf Stream! It tastes amazing and could not be more delicious. Our only complaint is that they only serve it at lunch now and not on the dinner menu. Their heavenly biscuits are also divine.

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Newport Beach, California
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Gulfstream is one of my regular places for lunch. Their chopped salad is the best ( ask them to add chicken). The service is always good and the atmosphere is good. The noise level can get high so its not the place for a romantic dinner for two. It is also not the place for a large party as the... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were looking for seafood, but with a Cajun twist. Gulfstream really fit the bill. I had the BBQ shrimp which were really great as was my wife's sea bass. You must also get some of their biscuits, some of the best we've had anywhere. The service was also very good, although even having a reservation, we still had a... More 

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Irvine, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant for seafood on the entire planet. In most restaurants, I can only eat a fraction of a seafood dish. At Gulfstream the entire plate is easily devoured. A nice portion of cooked greens is included which makes the meal an excellent protein and vegetable dish. You must have the heavenly biscuits. They don't disappoint. Gulfstream... More 

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Placentia, CA
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144 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Didn't have reservations but the three of us were seated for lunch immediately. The service is friendly and efficient. Two of our party had a hamburger and said it was delicious. I had the crabcakes and it was outstanding.

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15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very good food, ambience and service. Recommended for lunch and dinner, best to book, particularly in the evening.

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Rocklin, California
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33 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by here while staying in NewPort and thought it was exceptional. We actually chose to sit at the bar and had three very attentive handsome young bartenders tend to us for the next hour or two. The wine that was suggested after I shared I liked a red wine was superb! We started with shrimp... More 

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La Jolla, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had a great dinner here. The places is large so not too noisy. Food is great. Get a biscuit each.. Salads are all good as our the entrees. First bottle of wine has no corkage or lots of nice wines on the menu. Services wonderul! Plank roasted salmon was very good.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Now this place has one of the best oysters I've ever had in my life, even though I don't eat oysters all that much because I find them insipid and tasteless this were phenomenal. The biggest prawns I've seen in my life, no questions asked, period. Nice selection of beers, scotch whiskey and every other liquor you are looking for.... More 

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St. George, Utah
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36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A great choice for any dinning occasion! You won't go wrong with anything on the menu. The smoked salmon appetizer is fabulous and they have the best hot fudge Sunday on the South Coast!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?