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Bayside Restaurant

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900 Bayside Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7460 (Bayside / PCH)
+1 949-721-1222
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Newport Beach, California
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I know I am going to make some folks mad because it is impossible to find a seat at the bar lately at Bayside. However, if you get there early, snag a seat, you are lucky lucky! Don't go unless you are a picky wine and food snob like me...but you can get Frank Family Chardonnay by the glass and... More 

Thank kathyh303
Orlando, Florida
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152 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were greeted by the rude hostess, old enough to be our mom, who immediately informed us there was limited seating options that night. And pointed out our seating options as the bar, awkward high tops, and two person tables awkwardly positioned in front of a booth in the lounge. Hubby and I decided to sit at the bar and... More 

Thank NcogNito1
Los Cabos, Mexico
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is ok but not outstanding. The wait staff is good, on top of things for the most part. There are two older middle aged grey haired/balding men and an old faded blonde lady that seat you and fawn over a few customers but treat everyone else with disdain. Last night folks with reservations were made to wait 45... More 

Thank Gene R
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another good place for family dinner including teenage boys. Portions meet the boys expectations. Choices on menu satisfy all. Food quality excellent. Table spacing makes conversations private and heard by all. We will definitely go back.

Thank Richard L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We had no expectations and followed the reviews and we were very happily surprised. At first noticed the crowd was a little older but in general we received great service and all the plates we ordered were delicious. Don't hesitate to go....

Thank Julie M
Burnet, United States
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Once again, the better half and I stopped into a place for something lite. Once again, we ended up at a place where the service says enjoy and the menu says . . . "Define lite". The Sunday Buffett selection was absolutely astonishing. I could have ordered it all which made the final decision a rough one. The Buffett started... More 

Thank Bryan B
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I've been to this restaurant three times in the last year, visiting from out of town, and each time it's perfect. The service is impeccable, the food excellent. It's on Newport Harbor so snag a table where you can watch the boats.

Thank Sasa323
Redlands, Ca
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164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Had the foie gras appetizer. This was excellent, although at $26 that price alone could provide for a decent meal at some restaurants. The seafood risotto "paella" was also excellent, although it lacked items like lobster or crab that we have had on this dish at other restaurants. The best deal was the $63 3-course meal. My wife got it... More 

Thank lespes
Newport Beach, California
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

We recently moved down the street from Bayside Restaurant and it is our new "haunt!" Twice now I have ordered the pork chop and this last time I regrettably had to share it with my husband - never again! It is the most tender, perfectly seasoned piece of meat I have had in a long time. I am a steak... More 

Thank kathyh303
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Similar to Ruth Chris or Fleming's, this fine dining restaurant offers a "small plate bar menu", at half the cost of a regular menu item. The choice of appetizers and entrees is substantial , the portions are large and the food is fabulous. Highly recommended.

Thank Carol S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Bayside Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7460
    (Bayside / PCH)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-721-1222
New American cuisine comes to life in this custom-designed location overlooking the harbor in Newport Beach, California. Award-winning Executive Chef Paul Gstrein brings culinary drama to his inventive dishes for lunch, dinner and the enormously popular Champagne Sunday Brunch. Lunch, dinner or brunch dining may all be enjoyed al fresco on our wrap-around patio, made comfortable with built-in heaters and sun drapes. Complementing the kitchen is a circular glass wine cellar that boasts more than 2500 bottles of wine favorites from around the world.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?