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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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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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Chino, California
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here with our sister-in-law and a few priests from her church visiting for a retreat. Loved everything about this place. The food was great, the view is perfect, and the live music at night made it the perfect evening.

Thank Richjendiaz
Marlboro, New Jersey
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Elegance in a welcoming atmosphere. The food was surpassed only by our attentive server! The food came at a relaxed pace, allowing time to savor each course and enjoy unhurried conversation. Highly recommend!

Thank Givernaud
Cancun, Mexico
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The xmas parade of lights for boats is s big deal here and all restaurants with waterfront as the pelican grill has are booked during the parade so diners can watch at their leisure. The restaurant squeezed us in before the parade as a favor since we were scheduled for a cruise. Service was excellent. We had great seafood skewers,... More 

Thank Nancy C
Palm Desert, California
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our all time favorites. The kitchen must have dialed it in. Service was extremely slow and they had to bring literally all the food back because it was prepared wrong. It takes a lot for me complain. That sad, this ridiculous. The food is not cheap and you can usually rely upon them to make it great. Not... More 

Thank Robert H
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this review

Robert, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on our Yelp page, and I apologize that your most recent visit to Pelican Grill fell short of the Five-Star service we aim to provide every guest. Please know I have personally addressed your concerns with Pelican Grill’s management and culinary staff. So we may better understand the shortcomings... More 

Lake Forest, California
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167 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tonight we celebrated a birthday with dinner at this restaurant. Simply put, service was great, food was great and the setting was elegant. We started with seats outdoors, but even the overhead heaters couldn't offset the winds that began to chill the air, so inside we went. Jacob, Ben and other staff made our meal very comfortable, though we seemed... More 

Thank kooikermom
Orange County, California
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266 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pelican Grill is an expensive, high end restaurant in an award-winning property. The dining room is beautiful with a Tuscan atmosphere and gorgeous views. Our wait staff was excellent, the food delicious and wonderfully presented. Portions are generous and the price well worth the experience. We dined with friends and enjoyed our evening at the Grill.

Thank anita w
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were a party of 7 at a table in a private room. The service was exceptional, the food was outstanding, and the ambience was 1st class. My wife had the rack of lamb and said it was probably the best she had ever eaten. I had the sea bass and it was also exceptional. Somewhat pricey but SO worth... More 

Thank Paul S
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

WOW. Go here. Do no miss thi place! Lunch, dinner, breakfast. Anytime! Outstandingly beautiful and superb offerings including hand made gelato, crabcakes, arugula beet salads, fine delectable wines paired with dishes and knowledgeable staff to advise and please! You eont be d disappointed and i wou ld be surprised if you are not enthralled! I sat on the terrace, overlooking... More 

Thank Dr Sue M
Bakersfield, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

They have excellent food options and a great view. Great for couples or families. We were there for brunch. They served some really nice fish and chips. Also the blood orange Mimosa's were really good as well.

Thank anthony b
Mission Viejo, California
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280 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Pelican Grill is always good. The food is top Notch and the Service and Ambience are great. We could come here once a week. Everything is delicious. Come here for a great evening out.

Thank Richard V

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
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?