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Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
+1 949-675-3474
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (101 reviews)
“sand dabs” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
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11 - 20 of 579 reviews

Reviewed 4 December 2017

My Favorites are the fish and chips and the wedge salad with Bay shrimp. Very reasonably priced and yummy some of the best fish and chips around and generous portions. I LOVE the hot sourdough bread also.More

Thank darkpupitar2enc... .
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear darkpupitar2enc, Thank you for the good four star review and your comments. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, particularly our sourdough bread! We appreciate it because it contributes to the success of our business and it also helps raise the...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017

We were in Newport Beach for a reunion and anniversary and selected the Bluewater after looking at many other choices on Trip Advisor. It was the right choice! The food and service were both wonderful. They don't take reservations but we had no trouble being...More

Thank Flycast47
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Dear Flycast47, Thank you for the good four star review and your comments. We are happy to know you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We appreciate it because it contributes to the success of our business and it also helps raise the morale of...More

Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Best steamer clams ever! The broth was LOADED with garlic. We dipped the wonderfully crusty sourdough bread into the clam broth until we couldn't eat anymore. Then we had our lunch entrees. I had the swordfish (first time I have had swordfish in 30 years);...More

Thank Louann M
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Dear Louann M, Thank you for the great five star review and your kind words. We love reading the high praise of our food (especially the clams), it was such a pleasure to read! We truly appreciate it because it contributes to the success of...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017

Four Adults, Two children. We had a delightful evening dinner outside on the patio, in easy comfort in this nautical atmosphere. Service was friendly, efficient and attentive. The seafood we all ordered was of course as fresh as fresh can be. And all meals were...More

Thank Dave S
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Dear Dave S, Thank you for the great five star review and your kind words. We always love reading any review with such kind words and high praise. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your experience dining with us! We truly appreciate it because...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

A coworker and I enjoyed an excellent meal at the Bluewater Grill tonight. He had the Cedar Plank Salmon and I had the Blackened Mahi Mahi. Both were grilled to perfection with great sides. Our waitress was top motch, explaining how the different dishes we...More

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Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Dear dialupisbad, Thank you for the great five star review and your kind words. We loved reading your kind words and you holding our seafood and service in such high regard! We truly appreciate it because it contributes to the success of our business and...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

They had monster sized oysters, which were delicious! I ordered the halibut and it was perfect. Overall, the food was great. The lack of 5 stars is because there was not nearly enough staff on hand to handle the number of tables. Waters took 20...More

Thank Tiffany D
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Dear Tiffany D, Thank you for the good four star review and your comments. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the oysters and halibut. We appreciate it because it contributes to the success of our business and it also helps raise the morale of...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Server on this visit was good. It is a hit or miss. The food is pretty good, but I would expect better for the price.

Thank Tgeraten10
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Dear Tgeraten10, Thank you so much for dining with us. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback as we will relay it back to our staff and our Chef. Thank you and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

This little gem is well-know so it can get busy at peak times. We like to sit, chat, sip our wine, order a few h'ordeuvres, and enjoy the afternoon. The small plates are a nice selection, the salads terrific and the dinner at top notch....More

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Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Dear Partypoodle, Thank you for the great five star review and your kind words. Your review was a pleasure to read! We loved reading you speaking so highly of your dining experience with us! We truly appreciate it because it contributes to the success of...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful meal with friends, loved the beautiful boats along side the restaurant. Waiter was courteous and professional. Food was amazing.More

Thank ileeniej54
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Dear ileeniej54, Thank you for the great five star review and your kind words. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed the food and service! We truly appreciate it because it contributes to the success of our business and it also helps raise...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017

This was a special lunch for six who hadn't seen each other for some 10 years. The restaurant was a good choice, light and airy on a hot day and with a wonderful waterside setting. Service was very good, relaxed and unobtrusive. The excellent apetizer...More

Thank Robin D
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Dear Robin D, Thank you for the great five star review and your kind words. Your entire review was a delight to read! We truly appreciate it because it contributes to the success of our business and it also helps raise the morale of the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-3474
  • E-mail
Description
Newport BeachEstablished in 1996, Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach was the original inspiration for what hasbecome the leading premium seafood restaurant chain in Southern California. Owner-operated since its inception, the waterfront restaurant on the docks in historic Cannery Village specializes in Orange County’s freshest seafood, classically prepared and served at a fair price in a friendly, casual atmosphere. New lunch and dinner menus, printed daily, feature more than 40 varieties of fresh seafood and shellfish annually. Other highlights include a shellfish bar, kid’s menu, patio dining, full bar, weekday happy hours, full wine list and monthly tasting events.
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