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Coliseum Pool & Grill

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$$ - $$$
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22701 Pelican Hill Rd S, newport beach, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008 (Newport Coast Drive)
+1 949-612-1917
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate breakfast and lunch here during our week vacation at the resort. It is really the best restaurant on the resort. They have everything American you want, like a diner. There is also a cute bar with a huge TV in the back where we watched Sunday football. The scenery is breathtaking.

Thank jovonneangel
Indianapolis, Indiana
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the Coliseum Grill offers a breakfast buffet most mornings, they weren't serving it due to a private event in the adjoining dining room. That was a bit disappointing, however, their regular breakfast menu does have a host of good options. Enough to please both my 16 and 10 yr olds. The service was a bit slow, but again, they... More 

Thank MrsW93
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great breakfast: eggs benedict and waffle. The service was also great. We sat outside, on the terrace. The weather was great and it was overall good.

Thank Eleonora_673
Santa Monica, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pelican Hill resort has a few eating options and while the Andrea may have romance and fine cuisine, the Coliseum Grill has it’s own pluses. This is the resort’s casual poolside dining (and also where they serve breakfast). It is set one level above the Coliseum pool. (And what a pool. Seriously - you’ve never seen anything like it.... More 

Thank TheAmbitionista
Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

After playing a round of golf at Pelican, we wanted to relax in the warm nighttime air with a bottle of wine and a bite to eat . The Coliseum popped up on our phone offering a stunning setting overlooking a circular pool surrounded by cabanas, a rare glimpse into the Orange County elite lifestyle. We thought we'd give it... More 

Thank ScottD58
Irvine, California
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Coliseum Pool & Grill is a great place for a romantic lunch or dinner. If the pool is busy, it does get a little loud, but there is plenty of interior seating.

Thank Christopher M
Diablo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Expensive for what you get. I had breakfast there every day of my stay but only because I was on a business account. otherwise head down the LONG hill to another option. Corned beef hash is really odd--avoid it!

Thank yellowdogtravel
Fair Haven, New Jersey
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101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My family stopped for lunch here two days ago. We have been many times before. The setting of the restaurant is breathtaking. The food is dependably good to excellent. The only reason I do not rate it five stars is that I think the prices outrun the food.

Thank John H
Shelby Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Incredibly hospitable staff to a solo diner. Enjoyed a delicious turkey club and fries while dining on the patio and soaking in the gorgeous day before heading down to the pool.

Thank HMRoch
Rancho Santa Fe, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Given the other dining options at Pelican Hill, this one is a pass. The food at the Grill by the golf course, the restaurant up the hill at the Villas and the food at Andrea are all dramatically better. The views from Coliseum are spectacular though, so if you are all about the views, then this place won't disappoint!

Thank RolandFrasier

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
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, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?