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Pelican Grill

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22800 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657 (Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive)
+1 949-612-1917
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view
Description: Located at Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill presents the...
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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  • 140
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Amazing anniversary dinner!

Everything was perfect - the table on the porch with a lovely sunset view, the attentive server, the cocktails, and most of all the fantastic food! We began with the trio of bruschetta which was delicious then my husband had the cioppino which he loved, and I had the most succulent Chilean sea bass... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
travelingterps
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delaware
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delaware
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was perfect - the table on the porch with a lovely sunset view, the attentive server, the cocktails, and most of all the fantastic food! We began with the trio of bruschetta which was delicious then my husband had the cioppino which he loved, and I had the most succulent Chilean sea bass - it was superb! The server... More 

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Thank travelingterps
Oxford, Mississippi
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was excellent. We sat on the patio with a wonderful view of the ocean. The cocktails unique and delicious. The prawn appetizer was good, the sea bass special with black rice was exquisite and a light sweet taste. The lobster and crab and cheese rich an marvelous. This is the place for and elegant, relaxing. fine dinner. It is... More 

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Thank Hale F
Rancho Santa Fe, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bar atmosphere. $36 plus gratuity for one, small mediocre crab cake, a half Ceasar salad, and sparkling water.

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Thank Mary B
PALM SPRINGS, CA
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267 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing to complain about--all a rave! Great food and drink, super efficient and kind server..will go back without question.

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Thank Mark A
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just arrived at this amazing property for a four day business meeting. Had lunch and diner in the Pelican Grill restaurant. Ordered for lunch a Caesar Salad topped with Ahi (others available as well). It's been a long time since I had such a wonderful salad. Well prepared, very fresh and rich flavors from the combination of ingredients. For diner... More 

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Thank Rob v
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

A group of about 20 of us had dinner at the PG in September. The bar area is big and open and comfortable. Very inviting. We dined in a private room. The service was really extraordinary from start to finish. We even found out that our group stayed past the official closing hours and the staff never said a word... More 

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Thank james m
Boston, Massachusetts
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177 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had Thanksgiving Dinner here with our family. It was a family friendly place with traditional turkey dinner and anything else you wanted. The service was good and the food was very good. The atmosphere was energetic with many children and families. This is the dining room for the golf course at Pelican Hill with great views in the daytime.

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Thank fancythis72
Irvine, California
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Cold people work here. Cold Staff and cold management. Also the food has been very poor quality that they may buy in bulk. Had a steak that had soooo much fat in it I could not eat it. they took it back and brought another one and had the same problem. I finally just gave up and ate my husband's... More 

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

Marmuit, I am sincerely disappointed to read about your less-than-perfect dining experience with us. Please know that our chef and restaurant management appreciate your candid feedback, as we strive to improve the service delivery and menu items you mentioned. Thank you for taking the time to communicate your concerns. Kind regards, Giuseppe Lama Managing Director The Resort at Pelican Hill More 

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Marriott Newport Villas which are directly across the street from Pelican Hill. After reading the reviews, we decided we'd come here for a nice, upscale meal. Wow! This was a meal we won't soon forget. We both had the steak and lobster and I think this was the best tasting steak I've ever had. The spiny lobster... More 

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Thank Debmil1
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470 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Kind of rude service but the location and spot was great . Food was good and very upscale . Not a value place

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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