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Wildfish Seafood Grille

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1370 Bison Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-9071
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
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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275 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW 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 

Thank barbarasC4415HZ
River Vale, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Wildfish several times and it never disappoints. Food quality is outstanding and service is excellent. The waitstaff is knowledgeable and on top of their game. It is a bit pricey but not outlandish ($31 for parmesan crusted sole; $37 for Alaskan Sablefish). The wine list is extensive. I have also had their wild mushroom salad with... More 

Thank LloydF1952
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here at 5pm rather than fight traffic home. It was my first time there. I sat at the bar and the bartender Craig introduced himself and asked my name. I haven't experienced that type of exceptional professional bar tending service in years. My friends joined me and he remembered their names too. He recommended wine choices for them that... More 

Thank Surfr4evr
Laguna Beach, California
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little pricey, but good quality. Crab cake appetizer is delicious. Lobster bisque soup is always a winner! Happy hour wine selection is mediocre, but changes. Good ambiance and open layout.

Thank cburnsesq
New York City, New York
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the dinner immensely and waiter was completely a dear. The atmosphere is loud but it was an enjoyable evening. Salads, steak, oysters, dessert. Lovely evening and delicious food.

Thank GigiMommy
Nashville, Tennessee
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a table of 8 people that had just met, and those of us that ordered the seafood thought that the food was amazing; the steak people thought that it was very good but not great.

Thank jtt37
New York
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I used to love this place for Happy Hour. Inexpensive good choices of food on special, nice glasses of wine at good prices. I also went to dinner there 3 or four times. The sea bass was great. The issue is: The restaurant food is good, but it is very, very expensive, and doesn't come with anything. The bar, now... More 

Thank Sienna G
Irvine, California
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous birthday dinner at Wildfish. The seafood as well as the steak (filet) were fantastic, so were the lobster taco appetizer. Not surprisingly, the dessert was scrumptious as well. The ambience was classy and the service left nothing to be desired. We are going to be back!

Thank Rene R

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, 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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?