Dining in Newport Beach is always in season and a must-visit to dine your way around town. Home to over 450 restaurants, our dining establishments are known for serving up a bounty of delectable experiences, from freshly caught seafood straight to your plate to curated upscale chef tasting menus and everything in between. Seasonal menus rotate based on what’s fresh and our cocktail culture is always shakes things up. New cutting-edge concepts are joining our legendary institutions year-over-year. Not sure where to start? We’ve rounded up a checklist of the must-try menu items in the destination below. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us in your post @dinenewportbeach!
Fable & Spirit Cracked Pepper Bucatini
Voted OC Register’s 2019 Dish of the Year, Fable & Spirit’s Pepper Bucatini is the bowl of pasta you’ve been dreaming of. The bucatini is handmade and paired with Manila clams and pancetta and tossed in an creamy combination of parmesan and smoke cured egg yolk.
Location: 3441 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Mayor’s Table ‘Award Winning Burger’
Wagyu beef, garlic aioli, grilled onions and classic cheddar come together to form this mouthwatering burger. The fries are seasoned to perfection and cooked to a crisp! Fun fact: the restaurant was named Mayor’s Table as it was built on the location of the former city hall.
Location: 3300 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Crocker’s The Well Dressed Frank Crocker’s Chicago
Crocker’s famous Chicago dog is one of the best you’ll ever have! It’s topped with green relish, sport peppers, tomatoes, onions, mustard and celery salt all between a soft, poppy seed bun.
Location: 211 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662
Haute Cakes Caffe Orange Ricotta Haute Cakes
Haute Cakes Caffe is one of the hottest brunch spots in Newport Beach. Their fluffy ricotta pancakes topped with warm, berry compote are melt in your mouth and completely Instagram worthy.
Location: 1807 Westcliff Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Balboa Island Balboa Bar
The Balboa Bar is Newport Beach’s iconic frozen treat! Top the chocolate-dipped ice cream in your choice of sweet or salty toppings. Sugar ‘n Spice and Dad’s Donut & Bakery are the two most well-known establishments on Balboa Island and just 100 feet away from each other.
Location: Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662
Provenance Butternut Squash Ravioli
Chef Cathy Pavlos’ rotating seasonal menu always includes a version of butternut squash ravioli that is a locals’ favorite.
Location: 2531 Eastbluff Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Beachcomber Café Beignets
Nothing tops eating hot, fluffy beignets topped with powdered sugar right on the beach!
Location: 15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, CA 92657
Moulin Le Poulet Frites
You don’t have to travel across the Atlantic for authentic French cuisine. Moulin’s famous slow-cooked rotisserie half chicken is served with classic French fries or roasted potatoes with mixed greens. Don’t forget to grab some sweets from the patisserie case on your way out!
Location: 1000 Bristol St N St. 10, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tavern House David’s Signature Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Locals love the happy hour at Tavern House, but they love David’s fried chicken more! Served with mashed potatoes, green beans and thyme gravy, it is the ultimate comfort food. If you have room, try the decadent Bananarama for dessert! Made to serve 2 or more people, the Bananarama is made with butter pecan ice cream, candied pecans, banana pastry cream, fresh bananas, toffee crumbles and salty caramel sauce.
Location: 333 Bayside Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Farmhouse at Roger’s Garden RG Burger
This delicious burger is topped with pancetta, cheddar cheese, butter lettuce, red onion, tomato and a brioche bun. It comes with fresh house made pickles and fries!
Location: 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Bear Flag Fish Company Seasonal Fish
Bear Flag Fish Company has some of the freshest fish in Newport Beach! Choose from their Catch of the Day selection to create your own seafood plate that is served with your choice of 2 sides.
Location: 3421 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Balboa Island Baking Company Cinnamon Rolls
The cinnamon rolls from Balboa Island Baking Company are worth waking up early for. The bakery starts each day at 4:30 a.m. to ensure every batch is fresh!
Location: 220 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662
Bosscat Kitchen & Libations Donut Burger
Bosscat’s famous Donut Burger is a decadent combination of Midwest beef patties, American cheese, bacon, duck fat fried egg all sandwiched between a donut.
Location: 4647 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660