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Back Bay Bistro

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1131 Back Bay Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7405 (Jamboree)
+1 949-729-1144
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a Sunday brunch near our hotel and found this restaurant. We were not disappointed! We did not have reservations but got there early enough that they were able to seat us. We had a great view of the Bay and we were able to see the UCI crew team come in from their morning practice. We... More 

Thank R V
El Monte, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and drink were very reasonable and the sunset was awesome. We did not stay long but will definitely be back.

Thank David M
The O.C., California
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294 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Through the gates at Newport Dunes Resort area and next to the boat launch ramp you will find a surprisingly good restaurant. Locals and boat owners know it. Now, you do too. Menu offerings are not surprisingly what you might expect. Seafood, steaks, chops, chicken with a few specials. All are well prepared and presented. The pricing is fair. Service... More 

Thank TravelAgentDave
Trabuco Canyon, California
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I had lunch here a couple of weeks ago. The restaurant is light, bright and airy. There is also outdoor bay-side dining. The friendly, attentive wait staff was above par. The short ribs and salmon were delicious. There were so many desserts calling our names that my friend and I ended up sharing four of them. Can... More 

Thank SP P
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here recently on a quiet windswept evening. The dining room is cavernous and draughty and lined with TV screens . It was dark so can't comment on the view. The staff were preoccupied setting up tables for an event the next day which didn't help the atmosphere. The server was friendly and efficient. The food- bistro salad,... More 

Thank ga297
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

There are now so many restaurants in Newport Beach with most of them in Fashion Island. The pros of this Bistro is the amazing view, and quieter and relaxing atmosphere which suited us well for a business luncheon. Also ample parking. They served their new Spring lunch menu today. I had the " French Onion Soup" can't go wrong with... More 

Thank Andrew T
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172 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is isolated that you feel like you are in a private island. Great view of the bay/ boat/yacht. Great atmosphere and great food, they also have daily special!

Thank Sugaylange
Ottawa, Canada
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at the restaurant very much. The menu selection ample (even for our little one), all meals were well prepared and served by friendly and professional staff. The restaurant is conveniently located, in easy walking distance to our hotel.

Thank Otto H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Weekend brunch $28 with an additional $5 for all you want sparkling wine. Extensive selection including dessert bar with chocolate fountain. We also had weekday dinner here, the crudo tuna and avocado starter was terrific.

Thank jisabr
New York City
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Having our hotel within walking distance from Back Bay Bistro was a delight to visit for dinner. Yes of course I am one to visit the restaurant's website for the menu and I was impressed by the choices they had prior to our 1st visit ever. The space is huge and not cluttered with tables next to tables. As we... More 

Thank NYCEyez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 Back Bay Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-729-1144
Enjoy award-winning American cuisine or a signature cocktail while taking in the panoramic view of the Back Bay nature preserve. The menu features a wide variety of fresh local seafood and Prime steaks. The Bistro is famous for Family Brunch on Saturdays and the Champagne Brunch on Sundays, which earned the "diners Choice Award by Open Table for Top 10 Brunch Location in Orange County." The venue is available for special events with two private dining rooms can accommodate groups of 20 to 50 guests. Dog-friendly dining is also offered on the bistro's waterfront patio.

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