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R+D Kitchen

555 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-219-0555
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Ranked #12 of 379 restaurants in Newport Beach
Cuisines: Californian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Although not a big variety of choices I've always had great meals here. Very popular spot right on the edge of the mall - the food is great and excellent service, just be prepared to wait during prime times.

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Hacienda Heights, California, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the in place in the south coast plaza complex. Upscale food in small portions. With snooty service and atmosphere, you will fit right in. Enjoy!

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US
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I had heard about this place from friends and this site among others. It sounded good enough to be in SF or other foodie place. To me SoCal is not known for memorable meals. Not only was the food great but the service could not have been better. Our server was Torrie, hope I got the spelling correct. She said... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

R & D have a nice menu and wine selection. We sat outside and enjoyed our dinner. Try the veggie burger it's really good and the fries are amazing. Usually its packed so try to come ahead of time in order to get a table.

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Tustin, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Came here with my family for a pre-Christmas lunch while shopping, and it was a great experience that will have me coming back! The restaurant is located near the Nieman Marcus department store at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Fashion Island is a self described "Lifestyle Center" that is essentially an outdoor mall with a collection of upscale shops and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ahi tuna salad is superb. I went with a couple of friends and had a great lunch. Great atmosphere and good service.

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Irvine
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63 reviews 63 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The sensuous Reubenesque comprised of corned beef, cole slaw, baby swiss, mustard and toasted corn rye will undulate to rhythms unknown and sear your mind with unquestionable desire and libertine delight. What pairs better with a sandwich than the Hand-cut French Fries? Shoestring in quality, ketchup and sriracha mayonnaise are its accompaniment. Dependency is imminent. Dip Duo consists of guacamole... More

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Newport Beach, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

booth quality and service are excellent great ambiance, great scene and comfortable seating , a good place around noon or mid afternoon

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Great food and service. Not too much choices but everything is great especially the carrot cake. But I wait more than 1 hour for the seats

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costa mesa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Love R & D, it is the place to see and be seen in Newport Beach, just to people watch and indulge in the most amazing burgers, french dip sandwich and all the dips are amazing. Great bar drinks and excellent service. Highly recommend.

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