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Pelican Grill

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22800 Pelican Hill Rd S, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2007 (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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Northport, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very disappointed in the food and service ar this pricey restaurant. I ordered the Chilean sea bass which did not taste fresh, and for the price ( around $37) it should have been. My husband ordered the salmon which was just ok... When the waitress asked about the meal I told her I was disappointed, she never apologized, and just... More 

Thank Barbara D
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful spot for dinner. You can sit outside or inside at the Pelican Grill. On the bar side, you dan watch sports in very large big screen TV's. We chose to eat on the outside patio on the restaurant side tonight. Everything on the menu is excellent, but we chose to have a Kobe burger tonight. We... More 

Thank BooBooskip
Newport Beach, California
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183 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here for lunch, brunch and dinner---this last time was for dinner. It is a funny spot, in that sometimes we forget about it, and then when we go, we have a nice meal and comment that we were pleased. As beautiful as Newport Beach is, there are not that many quality restaurants that have a view--I particularly... More 

Thank adalbert3
Belton, Texas
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived without a reservation but could find a table outside through the bar.You could order from both the bar and the dining room menu. We arrived a half hour before sunset and watched it go down over the ocean. A wonderful unexpected treat. We started with the mexican street corn which was delicious and enough for 2 or 4.... More 

Thank nancy n
Newport Beach, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had brunch for the first time at the grill, have heard from so many it's fantastic and it truly is! 7 of us had a cozy inside table with a view and were well attended to by the friendliest staff!! Two of us asked for something off menu- lobster eggs Benedict and received one of the best brunch meals I... More 

Thank Ray L
Newport Beach, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and drinks here are great. The views from outside are good, but the sun is often in your eyes so they put the shades down. Try the fennel sausage pizza. Really nice salads too.

Thank VanessaFaustenhauser
Irvine, California
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pelican Grill truly is a one-of-a-kind restaurant in Newport Coast part of Newport Beach. The dishes are carefully created and served.

Thank Christopher M
San Diego
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163 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We had a nice dinner at the Coliseum at Pelican Hill. I was a little surprised that the prices weren't as expensive as I had anticipated. They had a decent menu with both some lower end choices as well as more expensive items. The Coliseum Grill fronts a large round pool. It is beautiful. This is a very nice place... More 

Thank BJRSanDiego
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Went their for Sunday brunch with the children. The service was excellent and so was the food. Each of us has enjoyed this experience. Although were not seated outdoors, the live performer made it up for us indoors. In general this was a present experience and would repeat it when we visit the area again but will insist to be... More 

Thank Abasmaih
Huntington Beach, California
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We were lucky to have found a window table to enjoy the sunset. Most of the food was delicious, except for my husband's pasta that arrived cold and then tasted different once redone.The service was good, but know it is a bit pricey and they don't bend on their rules to add extras.

Thank ewj2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene
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 Rd S, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2007
    (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?