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Andrea at Pelican Hill

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22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657 (Newport Coast Drive)
+1 949-612-1917
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where to begin- I have been going since the beginning and I USED TO LOVE THIS PLACE! It is unrecognizable from where it started! I can't believe that someone would change this restaurant/resort into what it has become- terrible food, flip flops, t- shirts, shorts, kids, crowded area, etc. PIZZA and spaghetti on the menu/at the "fine dining resturant"- are... More 

Thank georgiahoney
Pelican_Hill_Resort, General Manager at Andrea at Pelican Hill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your candid thoughts on our review page. Please know that at Pelican Hill, we review and consider each guest's comments carefully. Our recent changes in Andrea were a response to a popular request for a more relaxed and comfortable dining experience. As a loyal guest, I do understand your disappointment and apologize... More 

Fresno, California
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375 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really the appetizers at the Olive Garden are more flavorful and enjoyable. This place was a disappointment. However the mixed drinks were very good. Maybe the main course offerings are better but judging from the appetizers it's highly unlikely I would return here unless I was entertaining for business and wanted the view.

Thank traveltheworldcs
Pelican_Hill_Resort, General Manager at Andrea at Pelican Hill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to post your candid feedback on our review page. I sincerely apologize that your dining experience did not meet your expectations with regards to menu selection. Please know that our chef has taken note of your comments, as we strive to heighten the areas of disappointment that you mentioned. We hope to welcome you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate a very enjoyable meal here with a friend. We went for dinner. Great service and excellent quality food. A lovely experience all round. Job done.

Thank Capri_lover2010
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My favourite meal of the trip was the The Resort at Pelican Hill signature risotto, served in a Parmesan cheese wheel. Amazing!

Thank ARCHIE0410
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I had been wanting to dine here for years and I am so glad I finally had the opportunity not once but 2 nights in a row. It goes without saying that the restaurant is beautiful and with a wonderful view. The staff make sure you feel welcome and important. We had the chance to order from "The Secret Food... More 

Thank lnolan3
New York City, New York
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Andrea's at the Resort at Pelican Hill is one of the diamonds set in the crown of the Newport Coast. Perched on a summit overlooking olive trees, a golf course and the Pacific coast, the experience of dining al fresco at Andrea is not to be missed. The food is absolutely delicious, the service is impeccable and the atmosphere peaceful,... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Worth the visit. Hotel or resort dining is usually suspect but in the case we were pleasantly surprised that we could stay on property and enjoy such a lovely and tasty dinner.

Thank Houston S
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Menu affords enough choices with dishes that reach four star quality, and an extensive, curated wine list.

Thank 2Dine4
Beverley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Stayed at Pelican Hill for three nights after our Route 66 trip. As it's the signature restaurant at Peli Hill, we expected high standards. Ate at Andreas once - great food, although service could have been better.

Thank paul w
Newport Beach, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Pelican is in the resort business, not the restaurant business. If Andrea was a stand-alone restaurant not within a resort, it would need to up its culinary and service game big time or face closure. I would not recommend this venue. Prices are much too high for the quality of the food and service rendered.

Thank PacificBliss
Pelican_Hill_Resort, General Manager at Andrea at Pelican Hill, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your candid feedback on our review pages. While I am pleased to read in your other review that you enjoyed the Bungalows, pool and golf courses at the Resort, I regret that your dining experience fell short of your expectations. I have personally addressed your comments with our culinary team, so we may continue to improve.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
    (Newport Coast Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-612-1917
The unprecedented attention to detail in Andrea, to recreate storied culinary traditions and classic dishes bursting with the true flavors of Italy, has resulted in remarkable Northern Italian cuisine, with Tuscan influences in particular, that rivals the nation's top Italian restaurants.

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