We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Reserve a table
Fri, 7/1
8:00 PM
Tavern House is a full-service restaurant and bar overlooking the beautiful Newport harbor. We feature New American cuisine, West Coast Wines, Beers & Specialty Cocktails. We have a banquet room with fireplace, skylights and operable windows. It is operated by local chef/restaurateur David Wilhelm.
$20 - $50
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood, Steakhouse
Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Reviews (24)
Filter reviews
24 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch fish and chips happy hour desert newport
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed March 30, 2022 via mobile

I ordered the lobster and corn bisque and it was very bitter did not finish. Also had the coconut shrimp which were very over cooked and dry. Would not go back or recommend. Service was good and nice views.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 6, 2022 via mobile

This is my new favorite restaurant. The food was out of this world delicious. The Dijon shrimp was to die for! Everyone at our table loved it. The wine selection was great and the cocktails were innovative.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 28, 2021 via mobile

What a fantastic place. Great food, great view, great experience! Our waitress, cayenne, was the best. Thanks for looking after us!

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 10, 2021 via mobile

I have been trying this restaurant several times in the last few months but the results are the same. The food is heavy on ingredients and has little to no flavor even though they are smothering their entrees with so many things it’s hard to...find the fish or steak underneath it all. Last night the steaks my friends ordered were very under cooked and expensive and the snapper I ordered was like shoe leather and flavorless and again smothered with a pointless sauce with rice that also had no flavor. How can you truly mess up rice but they did it? The pricing overall is on the high side which I would be fine with if the food choices were flavorful and left you wanting more, instead all I want to do it eat less and it’s a great place to hang out but the food lacks imagination and TASTE…More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed July 23, 2021 via mobile

Taste :4.2/5 Environment: 4.6/5 Service:4.5/5 Love the stunning view here and great vibe A great place for the brunch . Everything great on the big menu Recommend 💛Avocado 🥑 egg Benedict 💛ahi poke 💛Fried chicken waffles 💛Fish and chips . Especially the fried taste very...fresh and yummy . The service is great here too !More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 23, 2021

Haven't been back to this restaurant since it was 333 and it's a bummer because it's good and has a great view. We went for happy hour which has good food/drinks on menu. I had a yummy skinny margarita with fresh crushed mint, limes, oranges....Friends had wine. We shared the prime rib sliders, tavern salad and pear/prosciutto flatbread. Everything was delicious and the service was good too. Our server heard it was my bday and brought a yummy chocolate desert. This is our new fav place for happy hour on the water.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 27, 2021

We had eaten here several times before the pandemic and really enjoyed both the food and the service. So we felt very comfortable in bringing some out of town friends here. I guess things have changed. Or, perhaps we caught them on an off night....Food was so so at best. Even the famous charred brussels sprouts (which I had been bragging about) fell well short of the mark Don't think we'll be back. We certainly will never bring guests here again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed February 21, 2021 via mobile

Tavern house was one of the early ones that set up a tent in the lot to stay open and has remained great in the hardest times. Our recent family night out on a winters night was a great experience. We chose to be on...the tent and it was warm and not crowded. Service was fast and great, good fun cocktail menu- love the watermelon mojito! Wine list has great values and wow, the food! The chopped salad is absolutely incredible. I tried the schnitzel and could not believe how proper and flavorful it was! Seafood special was superb! Desert was a giant dangerous thing called Bananarama, couldn’t stop eating- so good. The valet parking guys here are particularly good. My wife accidentally left her phone on the backseat. It was there when they returned the car and you can tell these are good men! A rarity these days.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed September 19, 2020

Service was very good, including bringing out food for kids early. Wine selection good, ranging from something like $30 for a bottle that costs $3 at Walmart, to $120 or maybe more. The Sauvignon Blanc I had was nice. Fish and chips for somewhere in...the mid $20s was certainly a good enough quality, but overpriced. I had a BBQ combo which consisted of very dry ribs which even the tasty sauce failed to make up for, a chicken leg quarter which was flavorless once past the skin, cornbread, and Andouille sausage which was okay. I get that the ribs have to be previously cooked and then reheated, but other places can and do achieve this without the dryness. Wife's sea bass special was good enough. We sat outside but there was inside dining - but tables way too close to each other for my liking. $200 including tax and tip for 4 people including 1 bottle of wine is a bit much really for the quality.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 13, 2020

Carlos (General Manager) I can't thank you enough for allowing me to have my large party there for dinner tonight. Our dinners were wonderful, so tasty with unique sauces, the one on the shrimp appetizer and oysters on the half shell was amazing, I loved...the fresh fish of the day, sea bass. Next time I want to try the Pork Schnitzel, which is always a treat and hard to find. Everyone in my party loved their meals, one of the gals loved the food so much, she ordered two more meals to go. This was my first time here tonight, and I know I've heard so many fabulous recommendations, they were all accurate. The views were beautiful seeing the gondolas going past the window, and huge yachts docked outside along with the homes on Linda Isle. We will be returning for one of the famous Sunday brunches with a great menu we saw. I hope to bring back another party of 12 people, because you really have taken all Covid precautions for your patrons and we felt very safe. Thanks again!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 21, 2020

Why the bad reviews?? Must be REALLY fussy patrons. I found this restaurant to have great service (NORI our server - she was excellent). Fabulous fresh fish. I had the fish and chips. Husband had the Sea Bass which was delicious and so fresh. Better...than in Boston or Maine. Charming restaurant with wonderful views, sunsets and great service. Loved this restaurant and I am one of those fussy eaters.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

We celebrate my uncle anniversary and It was a nice view. It used to be 333 restaurant. But the food was just okay. I ordered Budha bowl and the rice was not cooked right. My husband fish Sandwich was okay. But we love the view.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

The bartender was amazingly attentive. She highlighted the happy hour wine pricing and the menu. The wine menu is very good by the glass or bottle. Ordered the Tuna Poke. Appears small, however, it is very filling. Chips are house made. Highly recommend at sunset....There are TV's at the bar for sport events. Friendly valet parking. Lots of locals dine here. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

Good food, good atmosphere, and good view. We wanted to go somewhere good to eat on the water, this is where we picked and it was exactly that. Nothing was sensational about it but it was very good. Food, drinks, service was all good.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

Hamburger was over cooked, I sent it back and it took twice as long to come back out. Service was poor at best. View was excellent.

Date of visit: January 2020
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
2,917 reviews
.67 miles away
Balboa Bay Resort
739 reviews
.78 miles away
Balboa Inn
318 reviews
.97 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach, an IHG Hotel
353 reviews
1.16 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
SOL Mexican Cocina
299 reviews
.03 miles away
Newport Landing
337 reviews
.82 miles away
Bayside Restaurant
196 reviews
.50 miles away
Galley Cafe
96 reviews
.48 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Balboa Island Ferry
1,933 reviews
.75 miles away
Balboa Boat Rentals
35 reviews
.81 miles away
St.John Vianney Chapel
43 reviews
.86 miles away
Fun Zone Boat Company
68 reviews
.84 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Tavern House Kitchen + Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Tavern House Kitchen + Bar

Tavern House Kitchen + Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4