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Pelican Grill

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s beautiful place. Elegant, richy rich. Lots of beautiful expensive car. Service impeccable. Beets salad delish! Crab 🦀 cake - yum 😋. Newport sunset- refreshing!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Janjust16
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I'm so glad to read that you enjoyed Pelican Grill's signature crab cakes! Thanks again for your feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location. The resort is fantastic. The service and food are top notch. Wonderful extensive wine selection. Another must have stop. I enjoy this restaurant much better than Andrea on the main compound.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Uco_guy
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about Pelican Grill! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to serving you again the next time your travels bring you to Newport Coast. Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go for Restaurant Week be aware that the website is misleading as saying the $25 lunch includes 3 courses. It only includes 2. Add another $8 if you want dessert as a 3rd course. Wasn't aware of this until we were actually handed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lv2Trav
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Lv2Trav, Thank you for joining us for Newport Beach Restaurant Week, and I sincerely apologize for the miscommunication caused by the incorrect menu being posted to the Dine Newport Beach website. Please know that the correct menus are available at www.pelicangrillnb.com, and we are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good view and food. Cocktails were very nice. We were seated inside and we had to wait much longer to get outdoor sitting in spite of our outdoor table booking. The steward was very polite and professional.They offered us a small cake on account...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Pradeep K
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Pradeep, Thank you for choosing Pelican Grill for your daughter's birthday celebrations and for sharing your thoughtful review with us. Please share my belated birthday wishes, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to Pelican Hill soon. Warm regards, Tom...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner for our group of 26 Travel Industry Executives. The service was exceptional. The facility is 7 star. Beautiful decor and captivating ocean views. The rolls are wonderful. I especially love the pretzel bread. The lobster ravioli was great and the salmon perfectly prepared....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank big10sjunkie
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to welcome you all to Pelican Grill! Thank you for your kind feedback about your dinner, and I'm delighted to read your party enjoyed a wonderful evening together. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Warm regards, Tom Donovan...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First night went to the bar and ate there and sunset - pretty nice! Wes was our bartender - 5 Stars to him - great service and extremely nice. They had a three piece band that was entertaining and this place was top notch on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank westsidebernie
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Bernie, Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill during your recent stay! Please know I've passed along your kind words to Wes and Ivan, and we sincerely appreciate you sharing your thoughtful review with us. Thanks again for your visit, and we hope your...More

Reviewed January 4, 2019

We celebrated a birthday at Pelican Grill. Every staff member from the hostess, to the various waiters at the table wished a happy birthday. It was above and beyond. Our food was delicious. We enjoyed the jumbo prawn cocktail, oysters, truffle mac 'n cheese, scallops...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank a_wayof_travel
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2019

Thank you for visiting Pelican Grill this holiday season! Please know I've taken this opportunity to share your kind feedback with our culinary team, and we hope to welcome you back for an ocean-view meal very soon. Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort...More

Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

We had an initial issue with service. After addressing this with management, it was superb. I won't mention by name, but the manager there is superb.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Richard B
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Hello Richard, Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill! I apologize for the service missteps that tarnished the beginning of your visit, but I'm glad to read that our leadership team was able to successfully recover your dining experience. I sincerely appreciate you taking the...More

Reviewed December 9, 2018

Had a business meal and enjoyed awesome chardonnay and Cabernet to go with Tuna Tartar app, beet salad and sea bass for me while the others went filet and veal chopMore

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Vegasjoe57
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill, Joe! Please know I've shared your kind feedback about the tuna tartare, beet salad and sea bass with our culinary team, and we hope to welcome you back for another delicious meal very soon. Warm regards, Tom Donovan...More

Reviewed December 4, 2018

It’s no secret that I have been coming here for many years and"the entourage" ranges from family, business and personal acquaintances. The marvelous aesthetics coupled with Palladian architecture and environment makes for a foundation of bright memories that are photo worthy. This was a most...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Hi India, Thank you for your kind review and thoughtful feedback about Anthony. We appreciate your continued loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back to Pelican Grill for another delicious and memorable meal soon. Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican...More

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