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The Dock

2816 Lafayette Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3716
+1 949-673-3625
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“duck” (3 reviews)
17:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
2816 Lafayette Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3716
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Whether you "drive" your own Duffy or come by car the atmosphere is upscale Newport Beach without being snobby. Great wine list plus outstanding salads and entrees. Eat here then walk around the corner for a night cap at The Porch.

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Over the last month I have had two wonderful experiences at The Dock. The first was with a group and the second was with another couple from out of town. If you are thinking of going with a large group, and selecting a special menu,...More

Thank adalbert3
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Every time we are in the area we eat there. The food is special and the wine is a bit pricey, but the experience is excellent. All the dishes we had were very good - not a bad meal.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This tiny restaurant has such an intimate, romantic setting with only about 12 tables, big billowy linen curtains frame the booths and the entire back of the restaurant is open to the bay and tiny dock outside. There are crystal rock fires, upscale table linens,...More

Thank ms_webcasa
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

It was our first night in Newport Beach after arriving from Indianapolis. We were very hungry at 5:30pm. It was easy to book on trip advisor. The reviews were accurate. The food was really delicious. The ambiance was relaxed, romantic, and very nicely appointed. The...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Romantic ambience, attentive and caring service and an interesting and deliciously-prepared menu offering made our recent visit to The Dock a memorable and very recommendable experience! My wife started with a Crab & Avocado appetizer while I tried the Compressed Melon ( bursts, prosciutto and...More

Thank BigJim67
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

In street parking is difficult to find for Sunday brunch but we managed. Metered parking is quite affordable at just a few dollars for 2-hours (the max). The pre-fix menu for brunch has delicious options. A bit overpriced because there's an extra charge for drinks...More

Thank Peanut4Life
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We go to The Dock to celebrate family milestones. It's on the water with a great view of the bay. The food is always excellent and so is the service. I can't wait until we go back again!

Thank gynger73
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Newport area, it has a different open ambiance, has access directly to the dock and just right on the bay. Staff are very attentive, definitely will come back. The location is a little hard to find and don't be...More

Thank Sugaylange
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I have been going to the Dock for many years and frankly have been reluctant to write a review because I wanted to keep it my little secret. It is basically the best place to dine in South Orange County in my opinion. Everything dish...More

Thank joe_m_2112
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$75
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2816 Lafayette Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-3625
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The Dock is a unique dining experience on the Rhine Channel - part of Newport Harbor in Newport Beach.
Our intimate dining offers cozy banquettes and comfortable armed bistro chairs and plenty of pillows for relaxation as you enjoy the soft bay breeze. Plenty of boats, duffys, paddle boards and sail boats float by.

Reservations are recommended for the weekends but we welcome walk-ins. Reservations for parties of 6 or more - please provide a credit card and advise the reception if you are unable to keep your reservation with a minimum of 8 hour notice. We are a small restaurant that seats up to 55 guests. We do not rush our guests so we plan our reservations accordingly.

The service is attentive, but not obtrusive. Our goal is to give you a remarkable and relaxing dining experience with our cuisine and service. The menu is an 'infused continental" offering of salads, seafood, some are gluten-free, and proteins such as grilled octopus, Pear Salad, Steak Tartar, Foie Gras and a Grilled Hearts of Romaine to name a few.

Entrees include our Maine Diver Scallops, Fresh Seasonal Salmon, Fresh fish such as John Dory, Loup de Mer, Halibut, and Sea Bass. We also feature Duck, Lamb, Pork Tenderloin, Filet Mignon and a Beef shop to share on special occasions.

Desserts are Chocolate Tart with a Graham Cracker/Almond Crust, Raspberry Coulis and Fresh Made Ice Cream
The Banana Bread Pudding Cake with Passion Fruit Emulsion, Caramelized Banana and Hazelnut Ice Cream turns banana haters into banana lovers.
Expresso Creme Brulee with Fresh Made Beignets dusted with Cinnamon and Sugar.

The Cheese Plate is the perfect compliment for wine lovers.

Our 16 page wine list focuses on both rare and popular wines from California, Oregon, and France with a few wines from Spain, Italy. There are also wines by the glass and our staff will pair them with each course.

The Dock staff looks forward to welcoming you for the first time and/or again in the near future.

The Dock is the ideal venue for small to medium size group events celebrating corporate, birthday, anniversary, pre and post wedding nuptials, bridal and baby showers. Please email or call us for details.
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