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Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
+1 949-675-3474
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (94 reviews)
“sand dabs” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
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11 - 20 of 547 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had some really fresh oysters, and a well prepared Maine lobster. They are pet friendly, Google said that but their website does not mention it. I sat outside next to the big yachts, very nice. Service was very attentive and professional. The only negative...More

Thank Michael H
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Michael H, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was slowwwwww... and I had sand in my mussels. It took forever to get our meals. The outside seating is real cute. I cant say I will return here ever. Maybe someone will have better luck .More

Thank princesslollipop
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear princesslollipop, Thank you so much for your business, and taking the time to review us. We truly appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback, which we take very seriously, and we take appropriate action internally. We apologize for the slow service. Please...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Meet friends for dinner at Bluewater Grill tonight. It is our 3rd time here and it did not disappoint I had the lemon pepper Mahi Mahi. My husband had the cedar plank salom. All I can say there was nothing left on our plates. The...More

Thank debster765
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear debster765, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

It was a lovely warm evening so we asked to sit outside- really enjoyed it and dinner was delicious. Dessert is worth it! They also handled our kids really well, with the dirty worms dessert!More

Thank Elle31_9
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear Elle31_9, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

We ate at the Bluewater on Sunday and it was fantatstic . Living in Vegas I dont get the chance to eat Cherrystone clams on the halfshell so when we sat at the bar and asked if they had them I was so happy to...More

1  Thank Kenny K
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear Kenny K, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

They have a lot of staff, you want for nothing. All of the servers pleasant and smiling. It makes a huge difference when the people who work there want to be there. The location is nice on the docks, with boats coming and going. Indoor...More

1  Thank Earthbound-Traveler
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear Earthbound-Traveler, Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Based on a good review on Trip Advisor we decided to dine at Bluewater Grill as seafood was on our list to try. Our server Ryan was excellent and suggested many items. We started with the calamari which was tender and cooked perfectly. The 3...More

1  Thank Dealmaker
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Dear Dealmakers, Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere. Excellent service. This place was really hopping on a Saturday evening. Orders from our table included lobster tail, crab cakes, scallops, creme brûlée and all was delicious. Very good service as well.More

Thank Julie R
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Dear Julie R, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Nice and busy place... very noisy inside especially if you are close to the kitchen A little expensive for what it is but the food is ok ... not fancy. Good for families and friendsMore

Thank AiTrip
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Dear AiTrip, Thank you so much for your business and the recommendation. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We will share your comments with our staff and our Chef. We appreciate your comments. Thank you and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Had dinner there tonight. Big list of seafood. Busy place. Wife and I each ordered Mahi Mahi with the Mediterranean sauce. Fish was steaky, hard and dry. Sauce looked good but was tasteless. Fish was apparently frozen. Should have sent meal back. Veggies were very...More

Thank Ed F
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Dear Ed F, Thank you so much for your business, and taking the time to review us. We truly appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback, which we take very seriously, and we take appropriate action internally. We apologize for the slow service....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-3474
  • E-mail
Description
Newport BeachEstablished in 1996, Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach was the original inspiration for what hasbecome the leading premium seafood restaurant chain in Southern California. Owner-operated since its inception, the waterfront restaurant on the docks in historic Cannery Village specializes in Orange County’s freshest seafood, classically prepared and served at a fair price in a friendly, casual atmosphere. New lunch and dinner menus, printed daily, feature more than 40 varieties of fresh seafood and shellfish annually. Other highlights include a shellfish bar, kid’s menu, patio dining, full bar, weekday happy hours, full wine list and monthly tasting events.
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