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The Dock

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2816 Lafayette Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3716
+1 949-673-3625
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Newport Beach, California
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, 5 star service, great wine list and a different menu daily. It's pricey and you... More 

Thank ms_webcasa
Frankfort, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 wine choices were quite good. The veal chop was very tasty and perfectly cooked. My... More 

Thank Bill M
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 melon)--both were delicious. For entrees, I had the Maine Diver Scallops and my wife had... More 

Thank BigJim67
Monterey, California
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180 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 like coffee, juice, Bloody Mary drinks… The yogurt is good but sugary. The French toast... More 

Thank Peanut4Life
pasadena, ca
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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153 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 reluctant from the view outside, just come in!!

Thank Sugaylange
Aliso Viejo, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 I have had at the Dock has been delicious. I am not a fan of... More 

Thank joe_m_2112
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Newport Beach - fantastic atmosphere, excellent service and outstanding food. Will definitely be back!

Thank ttgrant
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

Our favorite in the area. A place for a special event, great dining experience. Lovely location right by the water. A must when in the Beach Cities.

Thank Debbie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?