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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Exciting trendy little restaurant

Long wait to get in. Service was excellent. Food was great. $$$. Well worth the wait. Just steps from the Island Hotel

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Lulu120639
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La Verne, California
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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La Verne, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Long wait to get in. Service was excellent. Food was great. $$$. Well worth the wait. Just steps from the Island Hotel

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Woodridge, Illinois
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96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Went to Fashion Island to this restaurant. We ordered 2 appetizers, wine and 3 entrees for 3 people. We got 1 appetizer plus the dipping sauces for the 2nd appetizer, which never arrived. We had to ask for it twice. Our entrees came out before the 2nd appetizer got to the table. They never gave us the plates for our... More 

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San Diego
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is an excellent casual restaurant. We ate dinner two nights having petrale fish one night and meatloaf the other night both were very good and prices are reasonable. Only don't go here if you are looking for a quiet place as I expect it's always noisey. Outside if weather permits might be more quiet. Open kitchen is clean and... More 

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california
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107 reviews 107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you love fresh seafood, this is a great place for you in a beautiful holiday setting in Fashion Island. It is crowded, so a reservation is a must. Just a short walk to the movie theaters, and nice place for a drink with friends after a shopping trip.

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Windsor, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

huge burger, and very good! about 4 inches tall, great flavor, eat it with a fork! good service, fast lunch menu, good place for either a date or a business meal.

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California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you are looking for a great french dip sandwich.... This is the spot. They are cheap $20 - but worth every penny. This is our families favorite restaurant in Newport Beach.... This is a higher end restaurant, not for little kids - great for middle school and older. Celebration restaurant with fantastic atmosphere. Salads, salmon, burgers - are all... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We really like the simplicity of the menu. You can have grilled salmon with a side of simply cooked broccoli. Add you own seasoning. Pan fryed fish is very tasty but no quite as health as grilled salmon. Some people split their house salad. Well run kitchen. Same owner as gulf stream.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Excellent food and service :) Always a great place to stop after shopping at Fashion Island. I would say ever dish is delicious. You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu.

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Bridal Veil, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Whenever we are in Newport Beach visiting friends we head over to R+D Kitchen for a Reubenesque Sandwich. We haven't decided the best part ... it could be the grilled cheese crust or the coleslaw filling between the corned beef. Either way it is outstanding! The place is pretty busy and can be quite loud, but it is worth it.... More 

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Kelowna
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201 reviews 201 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had dinner at R&D Kitchen with two kids in tow. Service was pleasant and professional, and the food arrived reasonably fast. Everything was delicious, and we can only recommend this place! The prices are reasonable as well, and substituting items( vegetables for potatoes) is cheerfully done.This is an informal, busy place, very suitable for families. They take reservations for... More 

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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: Californian

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