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Pelican Grill

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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22800 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657 (Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive)
+1 949-612-1917
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Newport Beach, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really had a great time with some friends here. There was a little traffic noise from Newport Coast Dr, but overall a nice experience.

Thank Dee H
Kohler, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite our hernial dissatisfaction with the resort itself, the meal we had here was quite good. I had a delicious salad, about which I don't recall much other than really enjoying it. My husband loved his meal as well. The service was excellent and polite yet friendly and they went out of their way to accommodate some food allergies.

Thank Mollsnluke
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129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations at Pelican Grill after checking out reviews online. We were not disappointed. Three of us had one of the daily specials, a locally caught fish, which was execellent. The pasta bolognese likewise received raves. The craft drink menu had a lot of interesting choices - loved the 5 Wood! Our server was awesome, both personable and knowledgeable.... More 

Thank GBCamp
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was excellent. We ordered a mix of different dishes to share and without exception they were delicious. We thanked the chef personally.

Thank ARCHIE0410
Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

terrace offers great ocean view . Food and service were well above average and to me at least not expensive

Thank robert5146
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Bread basket was good with the pretzel rolls included, butter was rock hard though. We ordered the short rib and fennel pizza for main, and both were very good with lots of flavour. Desert was a deconstructed mars bar, fun idea but not really to my taste. Overall this was a great restaurant, really good food, really good service and... More 

Thank Shelley C
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Everything we'd hoped for. This was planned as a highlight evening of a 6 day trip in southern California. Impeccable service that was attentive without hovering, good personality and good timing. The shrimp are absolutely collosal. The tenderloin was cooked perfectly. It was pricy, but you get what you pay for, in this case we paid for, and recieved, excellence!... More 

Thank E3Whisky
Brussels, R?on de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

My husband and I like to treat each other on special occasions in this beautiful corner of paradise up in the hills of Newport Beach looking over the ocean on the Crystal cove coastline. It is upper class but everyone is accepted here without snobbism. It is romantic and the food is great. Low noise but high price. Worth it.

Thank Francesca A
New York City, New York
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

If you are looking to have lunch in Newport Coast, try the Pelican Grill at the Resort at Pelican Hill. Intrigued by the huge arches visible at the entrance of the Resort at Pelican Hill seen on Newport Coast Drive, we drove into the property to explore and felt mesmerized by the landscape dominated by what seemed like hundreds of... More 

Thank tjcnewyork
Fort Worth, Texas
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We enjoyed our meal here very much. Food is pricey but excellent and the view is lovely. We went in May of 2015. Kind of chilly but the space heaters help.

Thank 1959queenie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
American, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22800 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
    (Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-612-1917
Located at Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill presents the quintessential California dining experience, featuring cuisine prepared with the highest-quality fresh and locally sourced foods, al fresco dining on the ocean-view terrace, and a popular lounge with two huge 9' x 6' HD TVs for viewing sports events.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?