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The Ritz Restaurant

880 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6308
949-720-1800
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Ranked #19 of 393 restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, French, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Santa Barbara
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

With a name like "Ritz" I thought this would be a very upscale restaurant. However I found the dining room décor very conservative and nice but somewhat crowded. When the food came, it was nothing special. I think Ritz Restaurant is over priced and over rated.

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Newport Beach, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We live in Newport Beach and for some reason, we have never dined at "The Ritz." Well, we decided to try it tonight for my birthday dinner. We know they are closing on Feb. 15th. and we wanted to say we had dined at "The Ritz" in Newport Beach. OMG. We had a 6:15 Sat. night reservation and I had... More

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Downey, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I have come to the Ritz for many years to celebrate a Christmas luncheon with a few close friends and we have always been given the best service. The food is good, but not stellar, but there is nothing as good as their chocolate martini. It ends our luncheon as the best dessert imaginable. I am so mad they lost... More

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Anaheim, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Took that special someone here for her birthday because they are closing Feb. 15 due to losing their lease. They told us they WILL be finding a new location. I had been going here many times in the past with my dad, as this is one of the few "old school" places left in O.C. Had reservations and were seated... More

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Orange
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Awesome....simply the best. Love to come to this restaurant as it reminds us so much of a European experience and just love the food, vibes, staff, and charm. This is our upscale go-to place for a special night out and are never disappointed. This evening we had the lamb and sea bass...both cooked to perfection..and had room for the signature... More

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Temecula, California, USA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I took my family to the restaurant to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. We were all impressed with the level of service. The decor had an old world charm. It was nice to be in a restaurant where you could hear the conversation across a table. The music was soft and the wait staff was very attentive to our needs.... More

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la
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ha d a wonderful dinner with good wine and the usual excellent service. Our waiter couldn't have been more helpful with wonderful menu selections

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

we were a large business group with a fixed menu, the service was outstanding, the food was fresh, delicious and large portions, this is a top notch place to eat, the decor was busy but well done, everything including outside areas were well maintained and clean, I am so sorry this place is leaving

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Irvine, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Met friends for drinks and bar dinner and, again, cannot believe this place will be closing soon. Stacey, our bartender is so great, the drinks were perfect, martinis of course, and the bar menu is just right for something lighter and quick. We enjoyed a couple of hours of socializing, relaxing, never any rush. But get there early for a... More

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Newport Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I usually go for styling lunches and the Ritz is one of my favorite habits. The bar area is warm, the servers are extremely friendly and the food especially the pasta dishes are as good as you can get. The Ritz is closing like Feb. 1, 2014. I sure hope they reopen and keep the legacy and employees. The xmas... More

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