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21 Oceanfront

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2100 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4327 (Newport Beach Pier)
+1 949-673-2100
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Chino Hills, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Dorymans Hotel and decided to have an early dinner at 21 Oceanfront. Good dinner selection. We dined at the bar and I must say Tony the bartender makes great cocktails. Service is great and efficient. The view of the beach makes this place a great place for dinner or a quick appetizer and happy hour drinks.

Thank Ernesto B
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't write negative reviews often but....Two couples, three seafood entrees and a steak. Sides were only warm, huge chunk of swordfish was tough, scallops and seabass had no taste. Service was good, bar was excellent. My wedge didn't have enough dressing. Nice decor and you pay for it. Next.

Thank John S
Huntington Beach, California
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We somehow forget about what a wonderful dining experience we always have at 21 Oceanfront. Not only is the restaurant lovely to dine in but the service and food are beyond delicious! We came on the Saturday before Valentine's Day and the restaurant was full of couples and friends celebrating. We acquired a quiet booth and had a wonderful evening.... More 

Thank ewj2015
Laguna Niguel, CA
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there on Sunday evening for dinner. I was impressed with the level of classiness of this place. It is an island of classiness and elegance in the middle of the Newport Beach oceanfront ghetto. Balboa is so ghetto, yet Oceanfront 21 really shines. I ordered the ValDay Surf and Turf special. It was NY Steak and lobster. Cooked... More 

Thank Biff M
El Cajon, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We choose this restaurant because we stayed in the hotel directly above it. It was recommended, and it is right on the water. I had my doubts about how good it would be as it just looked like an expensive restaurant. We were so impressed with the quality of every dish. We ate there 2 nights in a row. The... More 

Thank Mary K
Kelowna, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We were here with a group of 36 people in a private room downstairs. Even though it was a preset menu there was no problem to deviate from it. They were very accommodating and made sure that everybody got what they wanted. The food tasted great and the staff was very friendly! The overal look of the restaurant was very... More 

Thank cajas
Santa Ana
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219 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I had an opportunity to visit the restaurant with a few out of town friends who wanted to be close to the water. Location is in close proximity to the water and the pier. Service is excellent and the food was outstanding. I enjoyed the Chilean Sea Bass, my friend had an excellent steak and the appetizers were amazing.

Thank dmas6
Rancho Santa Margarita
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I wanted a cozy place for dinner that offered all of the Christmas decorations and good food. We got both, and it came with excellent service. It was the first night of the holiday boat parade and traffic was heavy. 21 Oceanfront offers valet parking, so from the first step out of the car they made it very easy for... More 

Thank Beth G
Minneapolis, MN
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1,588 reviews
851 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 662 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We sat in the bar area which was great for people watching and the singer they had was great. Service was fine, but a bit off. Wine list was short but nice. Food was good but not great. I'd try a few other place before coming back but that does not mean we didn't like it.

Thank lucycan
Newport Beach, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Stylish restaurant in the heart of Newport Beach. Old world charm, gourmet food, and First-Class Service. Great for intimate dinners or large parties. Enjoy !

Thank Andrew K

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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$31 - US$80
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4327
    (Newport Beach Pier)
  • Public Transportation: We offer Complimentary Roundtrip Transportation for groups of 8 or more within a 20 mile radius (based on availability). We have Custom Mercedes Sprinters and Corporate Vans. Comfortable, clean white vehicles, staffed with professional drivers. This service is complimentary, driver gratuity is appreciated.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-2100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?