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R+D Kitchen

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555 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-219-0555
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, great atmosphere

Had a lovely dinner with my wife. The Tuna salad is one of my favourites. This place has a nice vibe and sitting outside you have a great view of people passing by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely dinner with my wife. The Tuna salad is one of my favourites. This place has a nice vibe and sitting outside you have a great view of people passing by.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

R&D Kitchen is a great people watching spot to grab lunch while shopping or a martini when you're done. It's also a perfect spot to meet or a business lunch. Good, consistent food and service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife and I shared dinner here. The salad was exceptionally good. The meatloaf was so so. It was half cooked. There was the smallest amount of mashed potatoes. The order of bread was very tasty. Broccoli was not seasoned. Price was high.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

R+D Kitchen is located at the upscale Fashion Island mall. It definitely attracts the business crowd for lunch. We sat outside and enjoyed a very nice meal ... French dip sandwiches and cheese omelettes. The people watching was excellent! Lots of stylishly dressed women passing by ... almost like being at a fashion show or runway event. The service is... More 

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There are very few items on the menu at R+D; however, the food is quality. Two of us had the French Dip - extremely tasty meat, served on a delicious brioche type bread. Another member of our party had the Mediterranean salad with fresh ahi and a variety of cheeses, olives, and tomatoes. Even the iced tea was fresh and... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Pulled Pork sandwich was very good. Restaurant has a good vibe and the service was excellent. Great stop for a quick eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We were in Irvine for a meeting and spent the night at the Hyatt Newport Beach and went to Fashion Island for a look-see. Found the R&D kitchen and were very pleased. Bloody Mary's were a little spicey and the bar tender came over to our booth and apologized for the spice, brought cans of a much tamer mix to... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Nice place for food and people watching. This place is located in a high end shopping mall so except high prices-$8 bucks for a beer. Food was good-had the Dip Duo, Asian Chicken Salad, Fries and Pot de creme and all were delicious. Ambiance was nice and service was great.

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Had a better experience this this. They were not as packed as before. Service was much better. Nice little wine list. Had the fish special it was very well prepared.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food quality, drinks and service were excellent. Deducted one star because they were out of flat iron steaks (the most expensive thing on the menu) which I was looking forward to having. Also wish the menu was bigger...and only two dessert options???

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 555 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-219-0555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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