The best group dining experiences in Orange County can be found here in Newport Beach. Top chefs like Rick Bayless have found inspiration here, and elevated restaurants like Nobu and Louie’s By the Bay serve up unforgettable coastal cuisine. Our beautiful Southern California weather, variety of outdoor spaces and partially covered patio options are a win for groups who long to dine in the sunshine year-round. Local gems with a bit of history and character are always eager to please. A Newport waterfront signature experience, the “dock-and-dine”, is an unforgettable way to float in, tie up and embark on a true culinary adventure. If you’re searching for the ultimate offsite banquet or reception location, we invite you to explore some of our favorite restaurants and review our Group Dining Guide.