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“Great food ruined by drunks”
Review of The Dock

The Dock
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Ranked #61 of 520 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Price range: $50 - $75
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: The Dock is a unique dining experience on the Rhine Channel - part of Newport Harbor in Newport Beach. Our intimate dining offers cozy banquettes and comfortable armed bistro chairs and plenty of pillows for relaxation as you enjoy the soft bay breeze. Plenty of boats, duffys, paddle boards and sail boats float by. Reservations are recommended for the weekends but we welcome walk-ins. Reservations for parties of 6 or more - please provide a credit card and advise the reception if you are unable to keep your reservation with a minimum of 8 hour notice. We are a small restaurant that seats up to 55 guests. We do not rush our guests so we plan our reservations accordingly. The service is attentive, but not obtrusive. Our goal is to give you a remarkable and relaxing dining experience with our cuisine and service. The menu is an 'infused continental" offering of salads, seafood, some are gluten-free, and proteins such as grilled octopus, Pear Salad, Steak Tartar, Foie Gras and a Grilled Hearts of Romaine to name a few. Entrees include our Maine Diver Scallops, Fresh Seasonal Salmon, Fresh fish such as John Dory, Loup de Mer, Halibut, and Sea Bass. We also feature Duck, Lamb, Pork Tenderloin, Filet Mignon and a Beef shop to share on special occasions. Desserts are Chocolate Tart with a Graham Cracker/Almond Crust, Raspberry Coulis and Fresh Made Ice Cream The Banana Bread Pudding Cake with Passion Fruit Emulsion, Caramelized Banana and Hazelnut Ice Cream turns banana haters into banana lovers. Expresso Creme Brulee with Fresh Made Beignets dusted with Cinnamon and Sugar. The Cheese Plate is the perfect compliment for wine lovers. Our 16 page wine list focuses on both rare and popular wines from California, Oregon, and France with a few wines from Spain, Italy. There are also wines by the glass and our staff will pair them with each course. The Dock staff looks forward to welcoming you for the first time and/or again in the near future. The Dock is the ideal venue for small to medium size group events celebrating corporate, birthday, anniversary, pre and post wedding nuptials, bridal and baby showers. Please email or call us for details.
Reviewed January 23, 2012

Great staff, good location and, initially anyway, a great atmosphere. The tartar chef's treat was a great way to start the meal and the wine recommended by our server was very good. The sous vide Salmon was wonderful and done perfectly. The rest of our food was equally excellent. The atmosphere was great for the first 45 minutes with about 25 - 30 people in the restaurant. Just when we got our entree's a group of 6 people were seated in the middle. This group was so loud that my wife and I had difficulty hearing each other as did the couple next to us. In better restaurants the staff will ask people like this to keep it down, no such luck here.

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Reviewed December 22, 2011

This location is tops situated right on the water. The restaurants name is coined as you can dock your boat right on the property. The atmosphere is great especially on a warm summer day. The food and service are also great.

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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Have been there a handful of times and always seem to enjoy the food. The fried chicken is nicely prepared with a homemade gravy.

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Reviewed August 31, 2011

I loved this place! I had read reviews prior to going so I knew to make reservations for Sunday brunch- a definite must! It is not a very big space and they have a dock for boats to dock at so it can get quite busy. The space is gorgeous- wicker furniture with comfy cushions and pillows all around. There are also drapesas a backdrop and fantastic chandeliers. You also have a nice view of the bay. You then get 2 courses for 25 bucks. I had tomato bisque and a truffled omelet. My husband had tuna tartare and a salmon eggs benedict. All were outstanding. Even the potato gratin, where the potato is sliced so thinly you swear it must have 50 layers . . . You can also order breakfast cocktails ofr 10 bucks a piece. A little steep but the bloody mary was delicious and a good size with lots of fixins. On top of all of that, the service was friendly and on top of their game. All in all a very luxurious and romantic brunch!

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Reviewed February 12, 2011

This restaurant is strikingly intimate and cozy. It's called the dock because if you can walk through it and straight onto a small dock. People also took water taxi's to the restaurant.
This would be one of the best places i've seen in all my travels to take a date. The food is excellent, haute-couture and still resonably priced. I believe the 3 course was around $40. The wine selection was excellent and everyone loved their food.

The only strange thing is they close at 9PM?

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Thank CornerstoneBackup
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