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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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All reviews fried oysters lemon meringue pie ribs trout shoestring fries salad dover sole steak ahi open kitchen nice restaurant long wait outside seating patio appetizers
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Reviewed July 1, 2021 via mobile

The perfect place to treat loved ones. Instagrammable pario area, lovely servers and their seafood are top-notch quality.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 7, 2021

There is no dress code here contrary to their web site and previous visits pre covid. Women in short shorts, tank tops and flip flops. Men in flip flops and cut offs. Caesar salad made with Kale!!! Waitress said they do it that way. VERY...limited seafood menu and disappointed in demise of this establishment.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 21, 2021

Excellent Restaurant. We live in Newport Beach for 20 years first time coming to this restaurant because saw many people so just passed by, Today we decided to wait 45 mins to see .. really love there will be back soon.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 8, 2021

Week day lunch with my wife on a sunny April day. Bottle of Kistler with Oysters, Ahi salad and Dover sole. Enjoyed it so much did it again the following week. Service was great both times and the patio is easy and unpretentious. Sorry forgot...to mention HEAVENLY BISCUITS appropriately named and an absolute must order. Unfortunately on both visits we missed the artichokes, but I hear they are amazing so please try them for me and write a review.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 6, 2021 via mobile

We ate on the patio to celebrate vaccine #2. Elizabeth took exceptional care of us. 12:10 arrival we had a 25 min wait on a sunny, Fri afternoon. We ordered oysters, shrimp cocktail, biscuits, fish sandwich + dover sole. A bottle if Enroute Pinot complemented...our meal. Each item well proportioned, perfectly cooked, artfully presented. A perfect meal really... We concluded with 2 desserts. We left "fat + sassy..." Our new favorite Fri lunch spot... Recommended...More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed October 28, 2020

Not impressed with menu for a seafood restaurant. Very limited wine selection. I ended up ordering a brandy old fashion which was very good but then food served and not able to enjoy the cocktail. Ordered a second drink which came during meal and had...to rush to finish after everyone else done with meal and bill delivered. Very limited seafood selection for an entree. Ended up ordering appetizer and salad for a dinner entree. Large shrimp cocktail was good. Seafood cocktail slim on crab and shrimp and big on sauce. Wedge salad ok but overpriced. Ahi tuna sandwich lacked flavor. Two had the clam chowder which was runny, not a lot of clams, and just ok. Julianne fries ok. We really expected a seafood restaurant and this one fell short of expectations. There are others in the area with better options and quality food. Spent $200 and not impressed. Dress Code sign at front of restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 19, 2020

Tried this place based on reviews. Horrible experience had to make a review. First off they don’t take cash but did make change for a $100 and take the cash they said they don’t accept. Why a $18 salad is $25 Could not figure out...why it is so expensive. They did not give me a receipt. They did not have any plastic utensils for a $25 salad that was a tiny portion in a little box. I was the only person at the podium waiting for the hostess and manager to give me the salad. They were not friendly nor helpful. I had to ask for help when I could see the food just sitting there and them just looking around doing nothing. I would not ever go back to this overpriced rude restaurant. The kale salad was ok not worth $18 or the $25 they charged for it. I never felt treated so rudely picking up and order. Glad I did not dine in hereMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 18, 2020 via mobile

We came here on a Friday night and had to wait a long time for a table, as they are only doing outside seating right now. Luckily we anticipated a long wait and went across the street to have a cocktail. When we went back...to continue waiting for a table, we were lucky to snag a few chairs out front and we ordered appetizers and drinks while we waited for our main table. The biscuits are ridiculous! We could have eaten a dozen! We also love the salmon appetizer as well as the jumbo shrimp cocktail. When we finally sat down at our table we weren’t super hungry. We had the Caesar salad, chicken sandwich and shoestring fries. We were too full to get any more food. The service was great, we met interesting people while waiting for our table and we just had so much fun checking out all the beautiful people at the restaurant. This seems to be the place to be on a Friday night in the OC area.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

This has become of our “go to” restaurants in this area. While the menu is not as broad as many other eateries, there are wonderful selections and you should easily find something you’d like to try. I love the fried shrimp, the rotisserie chicken and...the trout. All are superbly prepared and you can’t go wrong. The ahi is great and they always have steak. Service is exemplary and the prices are reasonable.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Have visited this restaurant twice now and each time it was excellent. Very helpful, cheerful waitstaff. Generous pours in the wine glass. Many dishes are accompanied by “pommes purée” which are just the most delicious mashed potatoes. I find it best to go on the...early side for dinner as there’s always a crowd waiting as we leave. Spacious airy seating, open kitchen, cannot recommend it too highly.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Maybe I caught them on a bad day?🤔
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Response from drsuem | Reviewed this property |
I recall a few specials mentioned when I inquired but the menu is quite varied and has a wide range of daily selections certain to please! Leave room for the pie!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gulfstream

Yes, Gulfstream offers takeout services.

Gulfstream is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5