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Wildfish Seafood Grille

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1370 Bison Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-9071
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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Vancouver, Canada
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262 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I must say is a seasoned traveller and a foodie, this restaurant never fails to impress. Your staff are attentive, friendly and engaging. They're happy our selections are delicious... There crabcake is probably the best crabcake I've ever had in my life boasting of the most delicious fresh crab and very little if any filler. In fact I'm surprised how... More 

Thank Paul B
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the food is good, the service is excellent , but the prices are way too expensive . The prices are not on the menu. I called a bout the dress code, and was told business casual and I saw some guests with shorts (this is dinner time) I did not like that since I had my family with me

Thank h_alnafisa
Newport Beach, CA
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342 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been to Wildfish for dinner twice over the last few months, and it is always phenomenal! All of the fish dishes we have ordered have been fresh and delicious. Their South African Lobster Tail is large and prepared perfectly with outstanding flavor and texture! I absolutely love their mushroom salad, and my husband is always... More 

Thank grlgrdgate
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67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That should say it, but my first review....? Mostly eat at the bar. Food is great, good selection and not too high a price. Staff is super friendly and really engaging. Busy place but not too loud and usually most of the other customers are pretty sociable. You'll like it. G

Thank george w
Vancouver, Canada
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162 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked Wildfish because of the great reviews - although we wanted a restaurant on the beach rather in a shopping centre. From the moment we arrived, the hostess opened the doors to welcome us in! We were early - no problem! We were seated immediately! The room is mood lit, somewhat noisy and certainly popular! Leo, our waiter, was... More 

Thank A_regular_traveler57
Newport Beach, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A glass of wine and a few appetizers during happy hour, shared with friends on the patio, can be an enjoyable experience if you arrive at Wildfish shortly after 5p. Some people are lucky enouogh to get out of work early enough to do that. If you come much later, you will have to fight to find space at the... More 

Thank Kit7258
Irvine, California
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated my birthday, a party of 9, at Wildfish and had a great dinner. To start we shared Lobster Taco's which are a meal by themselves! I was treated to South African Lobster Tails that were almost sweet and perfectly cooked. The table shared the Crab Fried Rice which is not to be missed! Everyone else enjoyed the fresh... More 

Thank Piter92604
Irvine, California
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there last Friday for a date night with the hubby, its been a while since we have been here, we decided to have a seat at the bar, from the time we sat down, we had "Fantastic Service!! "Craig Kudos To You For Fantastic Service & Entertaining Us!" "Your Top Notch!!" We enjoyed the tuna tare tare, lamb chops... More 

Thank Ruby C
Placentia, California
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We heard a lot of good reviews about this specific restaurant specially from my family member. My wife and I decided to visit it two weeks ago. I have to admit that the service was second to none. However, although the fish was of great quality, the chef was extremely generous with the olive oil that really spoiled the taste... More 

Thank Ghassan A
Newport Beach, California
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168 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wildfish has good food (particularly the appetizers!) but the focus of the entire restaurant is the bar. This is a pick up place - and with the bar in the center and nothing but hard surfaces - this can be a VERY noisy place. Do NOT expect to hold a business dinner here.

Thank Janae L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?