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“Nice space, refined atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bayside Restaurant

Bayside Restaurant
900 Bayside Dr, Photo on TA is NOT Bayside Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7460
949-721-1222
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Ranked #58 of 360 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bayside / PCH
Description: New American cuisine comes to life in this custom-designed location overlooking the harbor in Newport Beach, California. Award-winning Executive Chef Paul Gstrein brings culinary drama to his inventive dishes for lunch, dinner and the enormously popular Champagne Sunday Brunch. Lunch, dinner or brunch dining may all be enjoyed al fresco on our wrap-around patio, made comfortable with built-in heaters and sun drapes. Complementing the kitchen is a circular glass wine cellar that boasts more than 2500 bottles of wine favorites from around the world.
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Nice space, refined atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This has become a favorite spot when visiting this area. The food is excellent, albeit on the filling side (large portions), and the ingredients clearly freshly sourced. The tuna tartare appetizer is excellent; the fish preparations and lamb chops are also quite good. It is also a nice space, and the live jazz enhances the experience without detracting from good conversation. There is enough space between tables so you don't feel cramped in, and don't have to hear other people's conversations. The place is clearly "grown up", and it is part of its attraction. The space has more the feel of a winter chalet than a harborside marine feel-- which is just as well because so many other places in the neighborhood try to do the latter. The wine list is impressive, leaning to the higher-price side. Overall, this place delivers a pleasant and enjoyable dining experience, and does so consistently.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Corona del Mar, CA
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18 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Everyone's favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

At the risk of not getting a table in the bar...I am writing this glowing review. For a fun, people watching night out you will want to go to the hip Bayside.
Active bar scene. Pleasant wait staff, delicious snacks. Never disappointed.
Look forward to seeing friends and making new ones.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melville, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Christmas party”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We had our office Christmas party at Bayside this year. Party of 20 with a semi private area. Everyone loved the food and the service was great.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Redlands, California, USA
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Thankgiving dinner was a special treat at Bayside. Staff was friendly, atmosphere was uplifting and food perfect!

Visited November 2013
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“Excellent food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We found this place on Trip Advisor. Best gnocchi I've ever had. Filet was excellent. We'll be back. (We were too full to try dessert, but I'm guessing they were very good as well.)

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