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Back Bay Bistro

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1131 Back Bay Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7405 (Jamboree)
+1 949-729-1144
08:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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New York City
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Having our hotel within walking distance from Back Bay Bistro was a delight to visit for dinner. Yes of course I am one to visit the restaurant's website for the menu and I was impressed by the choices they had prior to our 1st visit ever. The space is huge and not cluttered with tables next to tables. As we... More 

Thank NYCEyez
Biloxi, Mississippi
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Arrived early on Sunday Morning and the staff was prompt and friendly. There is a brunch buffet available however we ordered from the menu. The food arrived fast and hot. The coffee never ran low and the entire staff greeted us with a smile and well wishes. We also had a a small child with us and they were very... More 

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Ayer, Massachusetts, United States
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

A friend and I sat at the bar. It was not busy, although service was a little slow. Food was good and reasonably priced. It was chilly and dark, but it looked like a nice view and great outdoor seating.

Thank KK_Karlita
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Back bay bistro, the best view, the best Sunday brunch you will Ever have. Enjoy the boats coming and going out to sea. Because your right next to the launch ramp. It is inside Newport Dunes R.v. park. Pet and kid friendly. Great place!

Thank Randy T
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place is off the beaten, touristy path in Newport, which makes it quieter, with plenty of validated parking. The restaurant is airy and well lit, with lots of windows and an outdoor eating area. We were a party of six, for Sunday champagne (or mimosa) brunch (an added $5, well worth it). The food was tasty and fresh, the... More 

Mission Viejo, California
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I have been to this spot a few times over the last few years but a recent trip reminded me why I need to go back more often. Aside from the beautiful view and interesting interior, this restaurant has the best New England clam chowder I have ever eaten. The taste is succulent and the clams are plentiful. My friend... More 

Thank manglin
Irvine, California
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We live in the area and wanted a close and easy dinner. We booked but could have easily walked in and got a table. We ordered the dory and the chowder, the chowder was good but quite salty - the dory was the star of the show though, we shared and they split the plate for us. The service was... More 

Thank sandram972016
Imperial Beach, California, United States
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139 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This cafe is out of the way, but worth the drive - or a short hike from the Hyatt. Restful place with nice bay views. Food's good, too.

Thank realpep
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Really easy to walk to if staying in Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, great views over the marina, had the club sandwich with coleslaw, only came in for a snack but was very filling, well presented and a great tasting sandwich, friendly staff and very attentive ready to fill our glasses when we finished drinks

Thank Dan R
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We sat outside one evening and ordered a burger and a beer and watched the sun go down over the marina. It was so relaxing and a great end to our holiday. The service was a little slow but I think they were busy that evening. The price of the meal and drinks was reasonable. But I would have probably... More 

Thank Tim44UK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 Back Bay Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-729-1144
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.

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