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850 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7945
+1 949-718-0187
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“fried oysters” (14 reviews)
“ribs” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
850 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7945
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This has been one of our favorite restaurants since it was known as the "Cowboy". Delicious seasonal entrees served by a friendly, competent staff. We noted on our recent visit they are no longer taking dinner reservations, so arrive early to be seated inside or...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just next to T Bahamas, is this great restaurant with full bar. plenty of free parking in that strip mall too. Pricey, but the place to be. Locals favorite dine and wine place. recommended MeuterMedia

Thank MeuterMedia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm disappointed at what used to be a family favorite. They no longer take reservations. This was a long time local family dinner spot. Makes me sad we can't make reservations anymore.

Thank luvtotravel818
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is something special about this indoor/outdoor restaurant. The decor and atmosphere is upscale yet comfortable, with seating at bar, at high tables next to bar, booths and tables indoors and high tables outdoors. Service is always spot on. The grilled artichoke is reason enough...More

Thank princpinot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sitting outside under the stars drinking cold perfectly made martinis as my date had some excellent by the glass wine. Their selection is extensive and reasonably priced. We added the salmon plate which is a perfect cold summer dish.

Thank D7610PIjasonr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very open, airy restaurant. The restaurant is surrounded by open outside fire pits for socializing, eating outside or having a cigar! It's all there. The oysters with the Cajun mustard sauce was divine as was the rotisserie chicken and shoestring potatoes. However...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gulfstream was recommended by a worker at a local, beautiful nursery. We went for lunch yesterday. We had to come back again today. The artichokes alone worth it. 3 beautifully grilled half chokes, charred and seasoned w a remoulade were heaven. Crab cakes, which I...More

Thank holajefe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like all the other restaurants under the Hillstone brand, Gulfstream does not disappoint. The restaurant follows the same formula as the others in the family, small limited menu with a special item or two, all done extremely well. Service as expected is first rate, our...More

Thank caneguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are not sure how a restaurant who is known for its freshly shucked oysters runs out of them before dinner. However, the staff suggested a couple of delicious alternatives and fried oysters were delicious. The noise level inside can be quite high which makes...More

Thank AnonReviewers
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Our Doctor is in Fashion Island, and after each visit, depending on the time, Gulfstream is our choice. I could live in the building! We never get tired of the atmosphere. Service is always top notch.

Thank Mike M
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Lynne A
11 February 2017|
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Response from Dr Sue M | Reviewed this property |
I recall a few specials mentioned when I inquired but the menu is quite varied and has a wide range of daily selections certain to please! Leave room for the pie!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 850 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7945
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-718-0187
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