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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
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Bakersfield, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have excellent food options and a great view. Great for couples or families. We were there for brunch. They served some really nice fish and chips. Also the blood orange Mimosa's were really good as well.

Thank anthony b
Mission Viejo, California
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254 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pelican Grill is always good. The food is top Notch and the Service and Ambience are great. We could come here once a week. Everything is delicious. Come here for a great evening out.

Thank Richard V
Rome, Italy
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very disappointed. The food was average and the service awful. Given that, we thought that this restaurant is overpriced and a waste of money. We will think twice before going back.

Thank Eleonora_673
Pelican_Hill_Resort, General Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this review

I apologize that your dining experience was disappointing and have followed up to address your concerns with our restaurant managers. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback, so we can improve in the future. We hope to welcome you back for a better experience. Kind regards, Giuseppe Lama Managing Director The Resort at Pelican Hill More 

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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometimes you just have to pay for an amazing view and wonderful service. This is where you go to relax and appreciate how special Southern California can be. People come here on vacation. We live in OC and sometimes it just is niece to come here for a drink and pizza. The food and drinks are pricey. It is bar... More 

Thank gmgOc
Payerne, Switzerland
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed one breakfast and one lunch at the bar over the pool at the Pelican. We chose it because of the view and quietness. Breakfast was perfect. Lunch was good. The service is very good. Perfect place to relax alone or to talk in a private atmosphere. Definitely one of the best location in Orange County. Pricy as... More 

Thank nanokona
Belle Mead, New Jersey
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Had a wonderful lunch on the patio with a beautiful view. The menu was diverse and the food excellent. Great martinis! The service was perfect and attentive.

Thank Booches3
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A beautiful setting. Courteous staff Ambitious menu Unfortunately it just doesn't make the grade for a restaurant which is this pricey. My wife loved her steak but there was too much going on in my salmon dish. Tough to justify a return visit

Thank David B
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is very beautiful on a beautiful resort. I would highly recommend eating here and there's a great view. The breakfast was delicious. Service was wonderful !

Thank kjohnson131
Northport, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed in the food and service ar this pricey restaurant. I ordered the Chilean sea bass which did not taste fresh, and for the price ( around $37) it should have been. My husband ordered the salmon which was just ok... When the waitress asked about the meal I told her I was disappointed, she never apologized, and just... More 

Thank Barbara D
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this review

Barbara, Thank you for sharing your feedback on our review page. I apologize that your recent dining experience at Pelican Grill fell short of your expectations and our Five-Star service goals. Please know I have taken this opportunity to address your concerns about the Chilean Sea Bass and Salmon dishes with our culinary teams. I would also like to invite... More 

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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful spot for dinner. You can sit outside or inside at the Pelican Grill. On the bar side, you dan watch sports in very large big screen TV's. We chose to eat on the outside patio on the restaurant side tonight. Everything on the menu is excellent, but we chose to have a Kobe burger tonight. We... More 

Thank BooBooskip

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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
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?