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The Ritz Restaurant

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880 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6308 (Santa Barbara)
949-720-1800
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ritz restaurant with Old World Charm

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2013
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Temecula, California, USA
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Everything great, nothing bad. Went there for 20+ years then they ae forced to change locations. Oh well, I will follow.

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Olathe, Kansas
Top Contributor
616 reviews 616 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It is the classic place, almost expect the Rat Pack to walk in the door. Brilliant martin is and manhattans, steaks cooked to perfection, valet parking. Pricey but worth iy

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews 140 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 880 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6308
    (Santa Barbara)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-720-1800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?