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Coliseum Pool & Grill

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$$ - $$$
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22701 Pelican Hill Rd S, newport beach, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008 (Newport Coast Drive)
+1 949-612-1917
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place good for appetizer, salad since it's a pool side serving spot. A little bit understaff as I just got my coffee when my breakfast is half finished. Food is fresh and tasty. Dinner time it's half bar half dining. Entree size is small but appetizer is relative big. Good for sharing.

Thank Tiger L
Newport Beach, California
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live near the resort and dine on the property several times per month. One of our favorite experiences is breakfast at the Coliseum Grill. The food is great, the atmosphere and view are amazing and the staff are good. The one problem we see regularly is that the restaurant is understaffed. Most recently we had a 10 am brunch... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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120 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Book early and enjoy a creative menu served by attentive waiters. The Outside tables are prized on those great winter days.

Thank meherio
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

We ate breakfast and lunch here during our week vacation at the resort. It is really the best restaurant on the resort. They have everything American you want, like a diner. There is also a cute bar with a huge TV in the back where we watched Sunday football. The scenery is breathtaking.

Thank jovonneangel
Indianapolis, Indiana
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

While the Coliseum Grill offers a breakfast buffet most mornings, they weren't serving it due to a private event in the adjoining dining room. That was a bit disappointing, however, their regular breakfast menu does have a host of good options. Enough to please both my 16 and 10 yr olds. The service was a bit slow, but again, they... More 

Thank MrsW93
Rome, Italy
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

We had a great breakfast: eggs benedict and waffle. The service was also great. We sat outside, on the terrace. The weather was great and it was overall good.

Thank Eleonora_673
Santa Monica, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

The Pelican Hill resort has a few eating options and while the Andrea may have romance and fine cuisine, the Coliseum Grill has it’s own pluses. This is the resort’s casual poolside dining (and also where they serve breakfast). It is set one level above the Coliseum pool. (And what a pool. Seriously - you’ve never seen anything like it.... More 

Thank TheAmbitionista
Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

After playing a round of golf at Pelican, we wanted to relax in the warm nighttime air with a bottle of wine and a bite to eat . The Coliseum popped up on our phone offering a stunning setting overlooking a circular pool surrounded by cabanas, a rare glimpse into the Orange County elite lifestyle. We thought we'd give it... More 

Thank ScottD58
Irvine, California
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Coliseum Pool & Grill is a great place for a romantic lunch or dinner. If the pool is busy, it does get a little loud, but there is plenty of interior seating.

Thank Christopher M
Diablo, California
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Expensive for what you get. I had breakfast there every day of my stay but only because I was on a business account. otherwise head down the LONG hill to another option. Corned beef hash is really odd--avoid it!

Thank yellowdogtravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
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 Rd S, newport beach, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
    (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?