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Coliseum Pool & Grill

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22701 Pelican Hill Road South, newport beach, Newport Beach, CA 92657 (Newport Coast Drive)
+1 949-612-1917
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Diego
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This was an easy drive from our Newport Beach Hotel and a wonderful escape for breakfast. The drive in was beautiful and Dining was at the side of a huge circular pool, with a view over the golf course and to the ocean. They offered a large buffet as well as a menu (though the waiter said most menu items... More 

Thank SpringValleyCarol
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good restaurant majority of the time, went there a few times during our trip. I loved the beat salad and the shrimp and pepper appetizer (can't remember what the pepper was called). The strawberry short cake was delicious as well, it was fairly small but worked for a portion size after a huge meal. Service most times was absolutely perfect... More 

Thank Cubacrissy99
Newport Beach, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With beautiful views, great ambience, wnderful service..what can go wrong.. Rasted Mary's chicken. The chicken had a loose fatty skin on it, and the chcken had a lot of fat. When my husband removed the fatty skin and removed the fatty meat, the plate looked as if it has a pile of blubber on it. The waitress took it to... More 

Thank bsmetko
Pelican_Hill_Resort, General Manager at Coliseum Pool & Grill, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking the time to share your candid feedback on our review page. I am disappointed to read that your recent experience fell short of your expectations and our goals. Please know that I will personally address your comments with our culinary staff, as we strive to heighten the overall experience in the future. Once again, I sincerely... More 

Los Angeles, California
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380 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our mom's birthday brunch here with about 25 people for brunch. It's a little pricey for what you get, but the view, service and location are worth it. There was a nice selection of food, fresh fruit, omelette station, fresh smoothies, pastries and some bacon and sausage. It was nice that we were able to fit a big... More 

Thank Todd H
Sarasota, Florida
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Part of the Pelican Hill Resort which is open to the public! This restaurant and lounge overlooks the golf course with ocean views. Perfect timing is an hour before sunset... Our food was good...the Steak Quesadilla is an appetizer but large enough to be a meal for me if we weren't sharing with the table. My BF and I split... More 

Thank MelindaLee7
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 June 22, 2016

I had a couple of fabulous lunches here on 2 consecutive days. The sun was shining, the atmosphere/ambience was lovely and the food was great. Service with a smile - charming. I would thoroughly recommend this place for lunch on a sunny day because of the gorgeous views over the large pool below and towards the Pacific. I also had... More 

Thank Capri_lover2010
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a lovely setting. But the restaurant is huge and very busy. The food quality was very average.

Thank mimiseattlelite
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Summary: Terrible customer service, disorganized staff, condescending managers ------------------------------------------------- This review is long overdue. My family and I chose to spend Father's Day 2015 at Pelican Hill Resort because the website for the Coliseum Pool & Grill boasts that guests will enjoy "a dining experience that'll thrill your entire party." Well, our experience was anything but "thrilling" as we were... More 

Thank Miss_May_in_LA
San Diego, California
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149 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The infinity edge pool is nothing short of spectacular. It's not deep, so it's awesome for kids. The spa is close by and the service to the cabanas is quick and friendly.

Thank jeaniej2014
Rancho Mirage, California
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160 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times and consistently have enjoyed the view, service, and food. This is great food in a casual atmosphere with easy access. We have never been crowded or had to wait. Service staff are excellent and the atmosphere is outstanding. It appears that many believe only Pelican Hill guests can use this excellent facility. We stay... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, newport beach, Newport Beach, CA 92657
    (Newport Coast Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-612-1917
An incomparably fun and intriguing place to dine, the Coliseum Pool & Grill overlooks the "scene" at the strikingly iconic Coliseum Pool, back-dropped by the Pacific Ocean. American favorites on the superbly prepared menu runs the gamut from pizzas, panini and sandwiches to seafood dishes, pastas, specialty salads and even smoothies.

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