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Bayside Restaurant

900 Bayside Dr, Photo on TA is NOT Bayside Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7460
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Ranked #23 of 393 restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bayside / PCH
Description: New American cuisine comes to life in this custom-designed location overlooking the harbor in Newport Beach, California. Award-winning Executive Chef Paul Gstrein brings culinary drama to his inventive dishes for lunch, dinner and the enormously popular Champagne Sunday Brunch. Lunch, dinner or brunch dining may all be enjoyed al fresco on our wrap-around patio, made comfortable with built-in heaters and sun drapes. Complementing the kitchen is a circular glass wine cellar that boasts more than 2500 bottles of wine favorites from around the world.
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85% Recommend
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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Yes, the food was very good, nice presentation, service was excellent ( server was Mavie), reservation easy to acquire and was on time but there was not any 'Wow' factor to the place. And not that there has to be but something to separate it from the big chains like a Fleming's would be a treat. The filet mignon was... More

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Germantown, Tennessee
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68 reviews 68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

I went with a group on a Saturday night and was treated to a wonderful meal. Our waiter Larry was outstanding and made wonderful menu suggestions. We all left saying we would definitely return.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Excellent spot for dinner. One night we ate inside, three nights later we ate outside. Same waiter (Sora) and he remembered what the 3 of us had to drink!! Impressive. Food both Seafood and Filets were great, they pour a great drink and the atmosphere is cool with a view of boats etc. You should go there

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My husband, son and I had made a reservation for Sunday brunch at 1:30. When we arrived, we were told the only table they had available was behind a piano and the singer that performs during brunch. I asked if there was any other table available and was told we would have to wait a long time to get another... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Who would think that the best venison my husband ever ate, could be had in Newport Beach CALIF at the Bayside? Well it was just superb. But even better was the Octopus appetizer - very unique preparation that was a feast for the senses and NOT too filling. The Halibut was perfectly cooked but a bit bland. Nice wine selections.

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Irvine, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Very nice restaurant with a great location. Atmosphere inside is great, also looks out to Balboa Island and some beautiful houses. The happy hour here has some really good items that are decently priced. It can get a little busy on the weekends and sometimes you will need a reservation, but overall I've always had a really good experience at... More

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had a terrific dinner last night of perfectly cooked crab cakes and a grilled salmon filet over bok choy. The menu has a variety of choices including steaks and rack of lamb. When you go, ask to sit on the bar side. A small trio or a pianist is always entertaining. The bar side is a "scene" , the... More

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Newport Beach, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Newport Beach is a tough community on restaurants. If one slips up, it is gone. This great establishment has wonder food, ambiance and service. It is a large restaurant but has a warm modern comfortable feel. An added bonus is a large parking lot, a rarity in a lot of other restaurants

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Tustin, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I would rate the Bayside as very good with some reservation. We have eaten there previously with a better food experience. My dampened enthusiasm this time was brought about by a rather so-so entrée of giant tiger prawns with “famous” green risotto. I would not exactly have called the grilled prawns giant and the risotto was disappointing. Risotto is a... More

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newport beach, ca
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Over the years, we have come to view Newport Beach "restaurant week" rather as "rip off week", due to most restaurants downsizing/minimizing the portions and menu... We hadn't been to Bayside in many years, and decided to give a try again... and what a very very nice surprise it was... The menu was excellent, as were the plates and portions...... More

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