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Wildfish Seafood Grille

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1370 Bison Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-9071
+1 949-720-9925
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Huntington Beach, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first visit to Wildfish Seafood Grille and I was pleasantly surprised. The service was impeccable, with nice ambiance, but the food was the STAR! We started with the crabcake...it was so yummy, mainly because it wasn't overly saturated with binders or anything resembling mayonaise. The salads were a pleasant surprise as well...so fresh! I suggest splitting them since they... More 

Thank sbeukema
Los Angeles
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service and food. Always nice when the hostess and waiter greet you by name when you arrive. Makes you feel as though there is an extra level of attention. Had the Branzino and Sable fish and both were excellently prepared. Lobster mash potatoes were a real hit also, as was the crème boule dessert. Nice atmosphere and very easy... More 

Thank RMillerLosAngeles
Lone Pine, California
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, nice service, should have made a reservation. Had to sit at the bar, which was OK but crowded, because it was a Friday night!

Thank Linda H
Aliso Viejo, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

We have been here many times in the past and just love. Although the name has the word "fish" in it don't be fooled!! As we have reviewed many times in the past, "best steak ever" my wife opts for the 8oz filet, while I am particularly fond of the ribeye. Yellowtail sashimi to start and butter wedge are also... More 

Thank cchrcro
Rhode Island
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of having dinner at Wildfish last night with a friend and business colleague. We showed up during happy hour which was amazing! I highly highly recommend this place. Excellent menu, delicious food, fresh seafood, mellow scene. We ordered largely from the happy hour menu but also got a couple dishes from the regular menu. I am... More 

Thank tripgirl123
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place for dinner. I had an apple martini before dinner at the bar because our table was not ready yet. It was ok, I think they used cheap vodka, that was my fault for not specifying Grey Goose. For an appetizer we had the shrimp cocktail. Four large shrimp with spicy cocktail sauce, delicious! I had lobster bisque... More 

Thank jovonneangel
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We visited Wildfish for our final dinner before returning home from a brief vacation. The atmosphere was vibrant and a bit noisy as there were many guests watching Thursday night football. We were seated quickly and the waiter, Corey, explained the specials and took our drink order. We decided to split the chopped salad with shrimp and crab and also... More 

Thank Mark W
Vancouver, Canada
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272 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant used to be one of my favorites… Regrettably it appears that Management feels the need to cut corners, reduce portion sizes, cheap out on drinks and generally offer less value than they used to! Too bad...😔

Thank Paul B
Belle Mead, New Jersey
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Ate at this restaurant twice during our visit and it lived up to our expectations. The menu is creative and the seafood offers cover both coasts...East and West. Can't say enough about the food or the service...just GREAT!

Thank Booches3
Trabuco Canyon, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

My family had the best fish dinner and impeccable service. Our waiter was Matt W. and his customer service was beyond impressive. We started with the crab cake and it did not disappoint. A large succulent serving of crab lightly pan fried. Next was a half dozen of the freshest best oysters we had ever had. My husband (the Birthday... More 

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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
American, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1370 Bison Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-9071
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-720-9925
Wildfish Seafood Grille is committed to offering fresh prime seafood, aged USDA prime steaks, creative cocktails, and an award winning wine list. Set in a casual, contemporary atmosphere focused around the combined energy of the centerpiece bar and lounge, innovative oyster & raw bar, open-air patio and exhibition kitchen. The menu is made up of imaginative creations prepared fresh with superior quality seafood, utilizing the best preparations, and simple, light sauces to enhance the delicate flavors. The Wildfish Seafood Grille restaurant and patio bars are the place to be for HAPPY HOUR! Enjoy a selection of 1/2 price appetizers,$6 martinis and wines by the glass from 4 to 7 pm seven nights a week, and all night on Sundays and Mondays. Planning an event? The patio is the perfect place to host your next business outing, private party, special event or any large group. Join us at Wildfish Seafood Grille Where Prime Seafood, USDA Prime Steaks and Good Times are always in season.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?