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“Craft cocktails, interesting beers, and delicious pub grub”

Bosscat Kitchen and Libations
Ranked #84 of 512 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: This industrial-chic dining room serving elevated Southern classics stocks more than 100 whiskeys.
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had excellent service. We liked it so much that we went two nights in a row. Two favorite dishes for us: The Brick Chicken and Shrimp & Grits. The portions are served in a single-serving cast iron dish--well spiced, filling, and satisfying.
They specialize in whiskeys and craft cocktails, with lots of unique bitters and garnishes available. There is a nice selection of beers and wines also.

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Thank Leslie F
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We had the cornbread and meatloaf appetizers. Both were very good, but a bit pricey for the quantity.

The burgers are huge! The fries are a well seasoned wedge/steak type and are also plentiful.

I had a bourbon chicken flatbread appetizer and the sweet potato mac & cheese as my dinner. Both are excellent!

Service was excellent as well.

Thank JEFFREY K
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great food and atmosphere here. There is a decent menu with small bites that can be shared, but also sandwiches and comfort food. It has a saloon type of theme, with a dark wood features. Be advised that they are closed on Sundays, outside of brunch (11am-2pm).

Thank missjae15
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

We tried to go here last weekend for brunch and it was packed. Thinking that was a good sign, we went for lunch later in the week. First of all, the parking lot was packed. No valet, finding a spot took a while.
We decided to have lunch at the bar. This is a very, very noisy restaurant, even half full. When we took our stools, I was weirdly about 3" lower than my hub. I switched to the other side of him and towered over him. Turns out the heavy, metal stools were "adjustable". Not willing to stick my hand under a barstool, the friendly barman got me a stool of suitable height. Though the barstools had backs, they were metal while the other diners were seated on doctor style stools, no backs, just little round stools. Most of the people eating looked pretty uncomfortable.
There was a decent selection if draft beers and a full bar. The barman was very nice but clueless. Being our first time, we had menu questions. I could tell, he was guessing how to explain the answers. "What kind of cheese do you have?" His answer was, "light, creamy chedder, american, sorta". Hmm, ok. Are the veggies pickled in house? What kind of bread? What is the fry on the froglegs? Clueless. To add offense, they offerred a pastrami "hot brown". Hub was intrigued until the answer was "it's like in a fry pan, with gravy, like a poutine". Again, confusing.
Hub ordered the Bosscat Burger ($15 before cheese) and I got the Simple Burger. We both ordered medium and both came out well, overwell. The soft bun was doused in butter or oil, making the entire sandwich greasy. His burger was ground with bacon. It was so over salty, he wouldn't finish the second half. The $6 fries were generous, but no one told us they were big wedges. Big, oily wedges. The pickled veggies were hard as rocks with zero seasoning. Clearly, the pickles in the mix were straight from a jar, limp and bland. The biggest offense was the bizarre cheese. It was kinda shredded, kinda chopped, but definately not melted. It was completely unidentifiable. For an extra $2, i expect a selection or at least Havarti as a nice in between.
Two burgers, fries, veg, 4 drafts...$74!
We really didn't like Bosscats. Though they have a second location in Texas, it reminded me of a place a rich daddy bought for their kid. Inappropriate noise level, uncomfortable seating, unknowledgable staff and food that clearly has the markings of a chef trying to "trendy up" good old school cooking.
Clearly, they are marketing to local hipster college kids, which is okay with me, just not a place a local adult would enjoy.

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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Looking for a late lunch spot close to John Wayne Airport. Picked Bosscat for a gathering spot, everyone left with a smile. Southern cooking and creative cocktail concoctions, ordered Shrimp and Grits with a Creole Manhattan; Bulleit Bourbon and a splash of Jalapeno bitters. Good Golly Miss Molly Let the Good times roll!

Our waitress was not only knowledgeable, she offered a guided tour of the Whiskey Room. Thank YOU! There's plenty on the menu to keep you coming back, can't wait to visit when they bring out the band.

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Thank ScottD58
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