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Bayside Restaurant

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900 Bayside Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7460 (Bayside / PCH)
+1 949-721-1222
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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La Jolla, California
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Although there was a rather good list of seafood , pasta, and salad lunches listed on the menu as separate items, all of us opted for the luncheon three course special for $25 a person. I had the salmon over rice with salsa.It was a small piece of fish with very little flavor, and very little rice.The green, Caesar salad... More 

Thank Cheri W
Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

A perfect place for a truly outstanding dining experience. The atmosphere is relaxed, the background music is soft so you can carry a conversation in a gentle voice, even when the restaurant is full. The servers really cater to you, but the best part, of course, is the cuisine. Do not miss the unique lobster salad, a must! The perfectly... More 

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Anaheim, California
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

It's been 10 years since my last visit. My son, who I'm with tonight, was 10 years old the last time. He needed to write a report about Jazz and when he said he was coming here, I tagged along. So happy I did. Marc, the owner remains a marvelous young (less young than last time) man and the food... More 

Thank tomfromoc
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Good ambiance. My husband and I came for my Birthday dinner and ate out on the terrace. It was very relaxing and just what I was looking for. We were also able to bring our infant who didn't make a sound. As for the food, coming from Seattle, I have had better. We ordered the crab cake to share, which... More 

Thank Melissa K
Newport Beach, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

A staple of Newport. ...and a great happy hour with leather booths. Many nights have live music. Very fun place, yet the dining room can be quiet. Great comfort food.

Thank poppytrail
Herndon, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

We went to this restaurant for lunch and found the food and service to be excellent. In addition, we had the fixed price lunch that came with a salad, main dish and dessert for $24. All was excellent.

Thank nld_barb
Los Angeles, California
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190 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

The service was excellent, our server Martina was very knowledgeable and made some excellent suggestions on the menu. The asparagus soup was excellent, the petite fillet was excellent, the calamari was to die for good. The knackwurst and sauerkraut was also very good. The bread was right out of the oven warm. The cocktails were good and the wine list... More 

Thank Jrryo
Newport Beach, California
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

Extremely busy most nights but large enough to handle the crowds. Bar is fun with a nice buzz of activity. Food is extremely good - cast iron seared salmon is outstanding; so is the pasta arabiata with chicken. Bayside salad is light and very tasty. Menu contains a good combination of seafood and steak. The music changes nightly. There was... More 

Thank Carolyn B
Newport Beach, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

This Newport Beach restaurant is a true neighborhood gem. The food is always good and very creative. One of the best wine lists in the area and a list of scotches that will not be surpassed. Friendly and very professional staff and a warm, welcoming feeling. Live music every night. Don't miss this one.

Thank Jerry M
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

My friend took me to Bayside recently and I'm glad we went. I wanted to hear some music and on Friday night, the piano player there was very good and had a female vocalist and a bass player to add to the atmosphere. Later on, around 10, a band began to set up, and they looked like they were going... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Bayside Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7460
    (Bayside / PCH)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-721-1222
New American cuisine comes to life in this custom-designed location overlooking the harbor in Newport Beach, California. Award-winning Executive Chef Paul Gstrein brings culinary drama to his inventive dishes for lunch, dinner and the enormously popular Champagne Sunday Brunch. Lunch, dinner or brunch dining may all be enjoyed al fresco on our wrap-around patio, made comfortable with built-in heaters and sun drapes. Complementing the kitchen is a circular glass wine cellar that boasts more than 2500 bottles of wine favorites from around the world.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?