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Coliseum Pool & Grill

22701 Pelican Hill Rd S, newport beach, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
+1 949-612-1917
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
22701 Pelican Hill Rd S, newport beach, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat outside, overlooking the pool and the ocean in the distance. It was a calm day, both weather and patrons, with a delicious, well portioned meal and no feeling of being rushed or ignored.

Thank MemberSince70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate brunch, breakfast and lunch at Coliseum. Interesting takes on familiar dishes, such as huevos rancheros. Different dishes as well. All food seemed to emphasize healthy eating.

Thank Harvey D
Reviewed 25 December 2017

This was our 3rd time back to The Coliseum and anticipated a great evening. We brought friends to show off the stunning pool and sunset seen from the restaurants terrace. It did not disappoint! The restaurant on the other hand did. Half of our food...More

Thank Mikki G
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Coliseum Pool & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hello Mikki, Thank you for inviting your friends to experience Coliseum Pool & Grill, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. I apologize that your meal fell short of the wonderful evenings you’ve enjoyed in the past and am...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017

Went to the Coliseum Grill at Pelican Hill Resort for lunch last week to celebrate a birthday. We have eaten there periodically over the past several years and have always enjoyed the experience...until now. To start, I ordered a bottled beer because they were out...More

Thank John_Joy2012
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Coliseum Pool & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hello John, Thank you for celebrating with us at Coliseum Pool & Grill and for taking the time to share your experience with us on Yelp and Tripadvisor. I apologize that your lunch was anything less than perfect and am disappointed that the chicken lettuce...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017

We stopped to ask for towels and expected that the young man would find us chairs and set us up (other resorts of this caliber do that service for their guests) not here. No one ever approached us to order drinks or food. They were...More

Thank russell78
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We dined at the Coliseum pool and grill last week. As expected the grounds, view and restaurant were gorgeous. The food however leaves much to be desired. We ordered the spinach artichoke dip appetizer to start. The dip was very thin and was more like...More

Thank vegout2
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Coliseum Pool & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Hello, I’m disappointed to read that your recent visit to Coliseum Pool & Grill was anything less than perfect. Our goal is to wow each guest with both friendly service and delicious food, and I apologize that we fell short when you dined with us....More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Arrived here at 5:30 and the staff had to go locate the hostess to seat us. First contact was a person just standing there. Finally seated and another 5 minutes waiting for a waitress. Drinks took forever every time we ordered. Artichoke dip has no...More

Thank nshugg
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Coliseum Pool & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Hello, I apologize that your recent dinner at Coliseum Pool & Grill fell so short. The unacceptable service delays and inconsistent food you experienced don’t reflect the inviting and delicious dining experience we aim to create for our guests, and I appreciate you taking the...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

I had a Poke bowl, and my wife had a salad. We both had summer sangria. The food was good, and the view was terrific. You get to look out over both the Circular pool at Pelican Hill, and you also get to see the...More

Thank DeWitt65101
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The pool is amazing and if you're an Instagram poster, you'll have endless snaps for your social media account. The pool faces out to the ocean and it's so beautiful. The server team is very friendly and attentive and the menu has a variety of...More

Thank Karren M
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Met a local friend there who recommended that place while we were visiting OC. Free valet, stunning view and friendly service. Food was OK but you go there for the atmosphere anyway. Overall a nice experience.More

Thank Matthias Z
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Coliseum Pool & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Hello Matthias, Thank you for including Pelican Hill in your recent visit to Orange County. While I’m glad to read that you enjoyed Coliseum Pool & Grill’s service and ambience, I apologize that you weren’t equally wowed by your meal. We appreciate you taking the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Rd S, newport beach, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
    (Newport Coast Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-612-1917
An incomparably fun and intriguing place to dine, the Coliseum Pool & Grill overlooks the "scene" at the strikingly iconic Coliseum Pool, back-dropped by the Pacific Ocean. American favorites on the superbly prepared menu runs the gamut from pizzas, panini and sandwiches to seafood dishes, pastas, specialty salads and even smoothies.
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