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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
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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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San Diego, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wish I was writing a glowing review for our very first visit and a very special Birthday dinner...but I'm not. I booked weeks in advance as it was our friends birthday - and our families travel to Newport annually for the Pagent of the Masters Festival. We were very excited, we had read the reviews... but after waiting well... More 

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Malibu, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the only restaurants in this neighborhood that I consider it even worth taking the time to go to. Everything delicious. Great service. Very happy.

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Thank goodfoodloverz
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the music band was awful. they play too many songs no body recognize or too many sad songs. the need to play songs that make customers get up and dance.,they have a nice ,gorgeous bar and dining room. my advice to the manager , get a dj that play the right music for the audience. stop using karaoke music band.... More 

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Thank ASHLEY C
Pelican_Hill_Resort, General Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this review

Ashley, Thank you for posting your candid thoughts on our review page. I am disappointed to read that the entertainment and food portions at Pelican Grill did not meet your expectations. I have shared your feedback with our management team, so we may improve the guest experience. Please know that we are currently in the process of evaluating our entertainment... More 

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146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place for dinner. We sat at a private dinning room and sat in a booth perfect for 7 people. The view of the sky and the colors from the sunset was incredible. Our waiter was friendly but service was very slow. The kids had Mac and cheese and the adults had the half chicken with a side order of... More 

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Pelican_Hill_Resort, General Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this review

Cheyenne, I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback about your recent dining experience. I understand your concerns and apologize that your experience was anything less than perfect. Please know that I have addressed your comments with our culinary and service staff, so we may improve upon the speed of service and menu offerings in the future. I... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch- sit outside- fantastic views! Food was inventive and wonderful- service was great and at a very relaxed pace. Definitely worth a visit and you do not need to be a guest at the golf resort

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, service and atmosphere are terrific at The Pelican Grill. The dining room is lovely however if you can sit on the patio it is worth it. The views and sunset are gorgeous. I look forward to dining here again!

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Thank Sheryl M
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I do not understand why they have a circus of "reservations". If you make any lunch- or diner reservation in the resort, even you rent a villa or bungalow, try to make a reservation at any of their restaurants based on your demands. There is no problem to make reservations UNTIL you arrive: Reservation is either lost, not available, ...... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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.

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Kohler, Wisconsin
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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.

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Thank Mollsnluke
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129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?