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R+D Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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555 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6937
+1 949-219-0555
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Rancho Mirage California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We Travel quite a distance to dine at this restaurant but it is so well worth it. Last night, as usual the restaurant was packed yet it was interesting to see that no one seemed to care about waiting. My Fiancé and myself got a real scare after being told they were out of Hamburg's. Come to find out they... More 

Thank desertj1
Mission Viejo, California
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256 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for quick bite after movie. Both of us had French dip sandwiches which they do very well here. Prime rib is tender, nested in perfect roll. Best part is au jus not overly salty like many places. Deviled eggs also do not disappoint with nice crunch of pickle. Service was attentive and friendly. Limited menu but that means... More 

Thank travelernottourist
Durham, North Carolina
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The waitstaff was non-existent!! I had to reach out to the hostess not one time, but Twice!!! Really?!?! Then, no sooner did she pick up my plate she brought my check! I looked around to see if there was a need for my table (I was solo), but alas, no line. Very frustrating. Noticed the table beside had same concerns.... More 

Thank wath_11
Santa Monica, California
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is the R&D function behind several local restaurants and not only is it excellent it is worth a visit for sure. Again their happy hour is great.

Thank Ian A
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant does not have long list of menu but only the excellent delicious dishes. 4 or 5 kind of sandwich, 4 kinds of salad, and few dishes of daily features. French dip au jus was the best I've ever tasted, Ahi tuna tartar was super delicious and even the steak filet was good. Also the carrot cake was yummy.... More 

Thank aejook
Newport Beach, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a great spot, good bar, inside or outside tables, and good food. Right in Fashion Island so nice place to go before or after shopping. Menu is not extensive, but has all the key items. French fries or deviled eggs are a good starter. French dip au jus, Asian chicken & noodle salad, and the salmon are very... More 

Thank Michael H
Roswell, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Huge fans of the Hillstone Restaurant Group's Houston's in our native Atlanta, we knew to try out R+D on our visit to the OC. It did not disappoint. I would not call the menu expansive in choice, but there were enough tantalizing options to make our selection challenging. The restaurant was hopping on an early Friday evening in late summer,... More 

Thank Dave O
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I've now made several visits to R+D Kitchen. The first was first class - a really good burger with some experimentation - as the name suggests. The next maintained the standard, again well worth it and a little less manic. The third time, with a longer gap, I was less impressed - still good you understand but perhaps coasting a... More 

Thank JohnHow58
Belvedere, California
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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We have dined here many times over many years and cannot remember being disappointed. The food is always appealing and the service is always friendly and efficient. There is good reason why it is always crowded with enthusiastic diners.

Thank pearsoninmarin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Simple yet delightful menu served by fantastic staff. Very pleasant atmosphere, never loud. Food offers choices for vegetarians and vegans. Gluten sensitive visitors will not be disappointed.

Thank Adam B

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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
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6937
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-219-0555

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