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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
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (90 reviews)
“sand dabs” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
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1 - 10 of 527 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try. So glad we did. They only take reservations on parties above 6. We luckily got a table for two when we showed up at 7pm. We had the new england chowder and the scallops...More

Thank dcjtrips
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, incredible views and amazing food! The seafood was so fresh and delicious. We ordered fried calamari, mussels, grilled artichokes, crab and artichoke dip as appetizers. All delicious! My main dish was seafood chioppino and it was great. We also tried the cheese cake...More

Thank worldly12016
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear worldly12016, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to dine that didn't have a wait. We opted to sit at the counter instead of waiting 25 minutes. The server was pleasant and was busy but had no delays in service. The food was delicious, Salmon, Chipolte Blackened...More

Thank 23Traveler
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 23Traveler, Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here during a stay in Newport Beach. The restaurant was popular and had some great menu offerings. (some caught by the owner's boat) Service was good and the food came out fast and hot. Good place for couples and larger groups a like.More

Thank iankarrie
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear iankarrie, Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! I always go to Bluewater when I'm in the area. Great views of the water and you can eat outside. The food is great and the service is excellent. The crowd is fun and exciting. Great bar scene. It's always crowded and...More

Thank Gbusiek
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Gbusiek, Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are after a great evening in a perfect waterfront location with easy service people around you, not necessarily after perfect but good seafood, I would recommend a visit.More

Thank vg6s
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear vg6s Thank you so much for your business and the recommendation. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We will share your comments with our staff and our Chef. We appreciate your comments. Thank you and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love visiting local restaurants (non chain) and although the place was packed we just found the food to be average. No frills place with average food.More

Thank mdluvs2shop
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear mdluvs2shop Thank you so much for your business and the three-star rating. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We will share your comments with our staff and our Chef. We appreciate your comments. We will do our best to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 11 year old grandson had caught a couple of fish (calico bass?) which had been cleaned and filleted. Our family went to the Bluewater Grill. They cooked the fish 3 ways, some fried, some broiled and some grilled with lemon caper sauce. They put...More

Thank travelwolf8
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear travelwolf8, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried out the Happy Hour food and drink and were pleasantly surprised by what we found. A good choice of food and wine options available at reasonable prices. We enjoyed the fish bites which arrived as almost a full meal, complete with fries, as did...More

1  Thank 5,113
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 5113, Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner Celebration 25+people in attendance. So, , yes, they do large parties extremely well. Large variety of choices on the menu. Costs: moderate. Food excellent in presentation, flavor & taste. Quantity: Way too much food. The servers taking care of this group were excellent. Could...More

2  Thank hgwilk1
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear hgwilk1, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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