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Coliseum Pool & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Irvine, California
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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
Fair Haven, New Jersey
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208 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

My family stopped for lunch here two days ago. We have been many times before. The setting of the restaurant is breathtaking. The food is dependably good to excellent. The only reason I do not rate it five stars is that I think the prices outrun the food.

Thank John H
Shelby Township, Michigan
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140 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Incredibly hospitable staff to a solo diner. Enjoyed a delicious turkey club and fries while dining on the patio and soaking in the gorgeous day before heading down to the pool.

Thank HMRoch
Rancho Santa Fe, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Given the other dining options at Pelican Hill, this one is a pass. The food at the Grill by the golf course, the restaurant up the hill at the Villas and the food at Andrea are all dramatically better. The views from Coliseum are spectacular though, so if you are all about the views, then this place won't disappoint!

Thank RolandFrasier
Irvine, California
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Makes for a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner. I've had all three and all three were perfect. Excellent service, food and ambiance. Great menu choices both food and drink. Offers complimentary valet parking.

1 Thank Sheila G
Orange County, California
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234 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

More than four years since our group began making this one of our preferred lunch locations... and it is still a wonderful setting. Stunning views, interesting variety of lunch options, careful thoughtful attention down to additional cushions for ladies who find the large chairs a little too large. It is easy to let the afternoon slip by...

1 Thank anita w
Carmel, California
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354 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

This is easily My favorite restaurant and setting ... The ambiance and setting is amazing. But, the food and the service are equally fantastic. A never miss for us in Newport

1 Thank rthau
Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

this huge infinity pool is one depth so is great for lounging on floats. waiters are ready to set your chairs up with towels and bring drinks and food.

1 Thank sorloff
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216 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view, nice live music, great service and good food. We dined in the patio overlooking the pool. There was a little bit of a wait to be seated. My daughter had the gluten free penne with Alfredo sauce and grilled chicken and chocolate gelato. They have an all in one pasta and gelato for $16 for kids. We ordered... More 

1 Thank Cheyenne P

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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
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?