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“Awesome seafood chowder”
Review of Back Bay Bistro

Back Bay Bistro
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Ranked #91 of 512 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Jamboree
Description: Enjoy award-winning American cuisine or a signature cocktail while taking in the panoramic view of the Back Bay nature preserve. The menu features a wide variety of fresh local seafood and Prime steaks. The Bistro is famous for Family Brunch on Saturdays and the Champagne Brunch on Sundays, which earned the "diners Choice Award by Open Table for Top 10 Brunch Location in Orange County." The venue is available for special events with two private dining rooms can accommodate groups of 20 to 50 guests. Dog-friendly dining is also offered on the bistro's waterfront patio.
Reviewed 9 November 2014

This was one of the best seafood (or clam) chowders that I have ever tasted. I highly recommend that you at least get a cup, if not the bowl.

While my wife thought her fish tacos were "good", I thought their sirloin burger was superb.

The restaurant has a nice, clean interior and some patio seating.

We will return on our next trip to Newport Beach.

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Reviewed 27 October 2014

Food, service and atmosphere always good. Views of Bay. Quiet for conversation. Great sun-sets. They have Saturday and Sunday Brunch which are popular and French Chef is quite new

1  Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed 23 October 2014

This was a wonderful surprise with friends. We had an amazing delicious brunch. One of our favorite dishes was the beet salad, is like we couldn't eat enough of it. The vegetables for your make your salad were fresh, the fruit was sweet, the carved station was yummy and the omelets were perfectly prepared. All the dishes in the warmers were tasty and it was always full. The service was very attentive, our champagne glasses were never half empty and to our surprise we got to enjoy the company of Chef Bruno and not to mention the view that this little hidden gem has to offer. You must give it a try, it's reasonably priced and it's a wonderful place for friends and family to get together. I'm looking forward to our next brunch and experience this wonderful event. Must try..

Thank NinaNBob
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Reviewed 8 September 2014

It was good, a little pricey. We sat on the patio and that was nice. We didn't have to wait for a table.

Thank Marlinda K
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Love,love, love this restaurant and would normally give a 5 star but last three times I have been there is has really gone down hill...yes even in Newport Beach!! Setting is fabulous and the food is good, cocktails excellent.....but....the lack of service and boring atmosphere makes it a 1 star. The waiters are all friendly but management have them overworked. We asked for the music to be on the manager Vince said NO it bothers him when he is working, we asked again so he said go ask the bartender (grouchy man)still no music. Bathrooms disgusting... so tough to image what the kitchen looked like. Please "upper" management get this place back in order as we love to visit at least a few times a month.

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1  Thank Mamacrleone
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