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Pelican Grill

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22800 Pelican Hill Rd S, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2007 (Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive)
+1 949-612-1917
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
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Newport Beach, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The views, the service, the fittings, the atmosphere. Aaaaah. The food, the drinks, the big booths. All absolutely 1st. Class!

Thank James C
Louisville, Colorado
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Reserve ahead. No tables. Made the trip over after talking to hostess that we could eat in the bar. That was not going to happen so we turned around and left.

Thank Linda B
Laguna Beach, California
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81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the best deals in town! I come here to lunch with the ladies. It's really beautiful with great views of the Pacific. At $22 the Express Prix Fixe is a bargain!

Thank M M
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the laid back mantra of Newport Beach this resort and grill seem a bit tight. Looks can be deceiving because the staff and especially the wait staff are SoCal lovelies. Try out the Happy Hour you won't be disappointed. Feast on the appetizers for a light dinner.

Thank CaliforniaCosette
Newport Beach, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Menu boring, waiter arrogant, food mediocre... with all the choices in Newport/Laguna area, I only have myself to blame for expecting them to change. The best part of the experience was the level of service from the valet. Give this a miss unless you are too lazy to venture a few mikes away from home or are a guest at... More 

Thank Barry S
Pelican_Hill_Resort, General Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this review

Hello Barry, I apologize that your recent meal at Pelican Grill left you disappointed. Our goal is to create a friendly and delicious dining experience for both Resort guests and local guests alike, and I’m sorry that we fell short in both areas when you visited. I’d like to take this opportunity to connect you with our Director of Food... More 

Laguna Beach, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner with friends from out of town and they decided on the pelican grill for dinner. We met early in order to avoid the crowd and sat down around 6pm. From the start the service was a little slow but acceptable as it provided time to catch up with my company. For dinner I ordered the Top Sirloin... More 

Thank Domenick F
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this review

Hello Domenick, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on our review page, and I’m sorry that your recent dinner to Pelican Grill left you disappointed. I understand how important it was to enjoy a relaxing evening with your friends from out of town, and I’m disappointed that we fell short with your meal and your service... More 

La Quinta, California
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133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We have been staying here for three days and have found the resort lovely. However the restaurant service and food have been disappointing - particularly at the Villas. Pelican Grill was much better. A short shuttle ride toward the PCH, it was elegant and had a great view of the Pacific. The server was Armin who was attentive but probably... More 

Thank Shermyanne
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I made a reservation for 4 people for lunch here just due to the beautiful views to celebrate my cousin's graduation from college and moving to Los Angeles. Well, I was actually embarrassed that I brought them to this restaurant. First of all, for how absolutely beautiful the setting is, the food is just not good. My aunt politely asked... More 

Thank Molly M
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this review

Hello Molly, Thank you for taking the time to share your candid feedback with us. I apologize that your lunch at Pelican Grill was anything less than perfect, especially because you were celebrating an occasion as important as your cousin’s college graduation. Our goal is to create a memorable dining experience for every guest, and I’m sorry that both your... More 

Alpharetta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

After our first dinner, I realized I clearly overcook my fish! This was the best grouper I have ever had! The crab cakes were also amazing.The view is wonderful with both inside and outside dining as part of this gorgeous resort.

Thank Denise G
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I was at the restaurant last Saturday. The resort is fabulous and the dinner was as well. The waiter was on top of our table all night, we never had to wait. We had to call the chef to compliment him. I am a fan of lobster, and this one was cooked to perfection, even the butter was at the... More 

Thank rebecamizejewski

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22800 Pelican Hill Rd S, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2007
    (Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-612-1917
Located at Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill presents the quintessential California dining experience, featuring cuisine prepared with the highest-quality fresh and locally sourced foods, al fresco dining on the ocean-view terrace, and a popular lounge with two huge 9' x 6' HD TVs for viewing sports events.

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