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The Alley Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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4501 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-2617 (Balboa Blvd. & Pacific Coast Hwy)
+1 949-646-9126
11:30 - 02:00
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Mon 04:30 - 02:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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San Diego, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a random weekend away from San Diego, we stumbled upon this gem in Newport Beach! This unassuming cottage houses $10 bottomless mimosas, a DELICIOUS brunch menu (can't stress delicious enough), and two adorable patios. The service was amazingly friendly, even despite being packed inside. This is a must stop brunch spot anytime we are even remotely in the area!

Thank arkmcguire
Laguna Beach, California
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361 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I have driven by this place for years but for some reason never stopped in until now. Very surprised. The food, service and atmosphere were all very good and the prices were very fair. The server couldn't have been more helpful

Thank Ed P
Corona, California
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173 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a cute place to go for lunch. Good friendly service. Good variety for the menu. Good bread and really nice portions for the meat on the sandwiches.

Thank Mary Jean P
San Francisco, California
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Bottomless mimosas + football + good food = a nice Sunday. You get 2 mixers - OJ or cranberry juice. We had the BELTA (a BLT with avocado and an egg) and an ahi wrap. The BELTA was delicious, I didn't try the ahi wrap but I heard it was good. The portions are large and the staff friendly. Make... More 

Thank AMA0123
Phoenix, Arizona
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

From the moment you walk in, this place oozes of charm from days gone by, A saloon with a dining room is what the hostess called it. We were seated in a comfortable booth and served drinks quickly by our waitress. While reading the menu she described each item that made our selection easier, My wife and I chose a... More 

Thank NicknAZ49
Seal Beach, California
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Nice variety of foods available on a moderate budget. Everything in our group was prepared to satisfaction, seafood to steaks. The daily specials are particularly pleasing. It's on the edge of a strip shopping center so you have to be careful to park in the main lot, not up close to the competing stores.

Thank Dagnytags
Pataskala, Ohio
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

I didn't expect much as this restaurant is in a strip mall but it was actually pretty good. The staff welcomed us and the service was great. I had soup and a sandwich that was really good. My brother opted for the special, stroganoff, and he absolutely raved about it. I really can't think of any negatives to this place.... More 

Thank traveler60California
Pasadena, California
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132 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

My daughter and I were looking for a place to go to Sunday brunch in Newport Beach, and as we left the house, the neighbor stopped us to say that when we'd left the dog behind the night before to go to dinner, she'd barked the whole time we were gone. So we were going to skip brunch, but then... More 

Thank Julie S
Laguna Niguel, CA
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

We came as a large group all at once, and although they knew we were coming, I think it was too large for their kitchen. However, when it did arrive the food was amazing, and we really enjoyed it. The service bumped it to a 4 star. Otherwise if you go in small groups, I think it would be a... More 

Thank DLindsey1
Canyon Lake
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

What a great surprise. The service & food was great. We will go back! Had an early reservation on a Saturday, took our time & we were not rushed.

Thank miketovatt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
04:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4501 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-2617
    (Balboa Blvd. & Pacific Coast Hwy)
  • Public Transportation: Directly in front
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-646-9126

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