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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 good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“salads” (11 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
22701 Pelican Hill Rd S, newport beach, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This used to be a reasonably price, a bit upscale but family friendly restaurant in a beautiful setting, and I have been coming regularly (>2x/month) over the last few years, with family or for casual business lunches. But recent changes have lowered the quality &...More

1  Thank Pili777
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Coliseum Pool & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Pili, Thank you for your continued loyalty to Pelican Hill and for taking the time to share your review with us. I apologize that your recent meal at Coliseum Pool & Grill fell short of the positive experiences you’ve enjoyed in the past. Please...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live locally and used to come to this place regularly because it was close and nice enough to enjoy yet casual enough for kids. While the setting remains really pleasant, the recent menu change is not my favorite. The food used to be really...More

Thank Plantriptoday
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Coliseum Pool & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Colleen, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on our Tripadvisor and Yelp pages, and I apologize that your recent visit to Coliseum Pool & Grill fell short of your positive experiences in the past. As a family-friendly restaurant, we understand...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So this isn't our first visit but wanted to make sure & share this hidden gem with everyone! No...you don't have get a second on the house to go to Pelican Hill...both Andreas & Coliseum are fairly priced--for the area. View: spectacular!! Food: delicious (although...More

Thank MissVina
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We had a company welcome reception at the coliseum in the evening. I must say the place is beautiful with a great view to the ocean. Sunset has been a great experience. However the food was very disappointing. This is not what you should get...More

Thank Leonard B
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Don't miss this place. I make a point to go every time I visit Orange County. Great wines, food and service. Make sure you go on a sunny day to enjoy sitting outside by the pool.

Thank R0se012
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We have eaten here many times in the past and have always had a great experience. This setting is among one of the most beautiful in the world. It is great for couples and families to dine in a relaxed atmosphere. The staff somehow is...More

Thank bonemannn
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Thank you for the outstanding services by Daniel waiter. He waited on us two days at the pool and had provided us with 5 Star services.

Thank jackabajian
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I heard a lot about this 6-star resort in Newport Beach & finally had a chance to visit it. Coliseum was very disappointing. Don't get me wrong...food was good, but everything else another story. I'll start with drinks. We arrived around 5pm and ordered mixed...More

Thank Diana K
Pelican_Hill_Resort, General Manager at Coliseum Pool & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hello Diana, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I’m sorry that your first meal at Coliseum Pool & Grill left you disappointed, especially because you had been looking forward to visiting Pelican Hill for so long. The service delays...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a more casual restaurant than others on the property. It overlooks a pool that is reported to be able to be seen from space that it is so large. Seating is both inside (booth and table) and out. The service is excellent, the...More

Thank Byron R
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I will remember the view at sunset and of this amazing pool while we dined under the so-cal sky on a brisk Spring evening. Wonderful food, great party atmosphere.

Thank Stevojax
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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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