7 Restaurants for Fireside Dining in Newport Beach
With only a few cozy months left on the calendar, it’s time to make use of those sweaters and scarves! Before we know it, the temps will be in the high 70s, and we’ll be living in our swimsuits. But until spring has officially sprung, we’re bundling up and embracing the few winter nights we have left. So slip on your coziest ensemble and experience fireside dining in Newport Beach! We’ve rounded up seven Newport Beach restaurants with fire pits for a snug night out on the town. Here’s where to sip, savor and stay warm this month.
Bayfront views and cocktails by the fire? Yes, please! A+O Restaurant | Bar at Balboa Bay Resort features an expansive wrap-around patio with cozy fire pits, white resin stone tables, yellow-striped umbrellas and a nautical color palette of blues and whites. Snag a table here during sunset, and enjoy stunning ocean views, live music and one of A+O’s signature smoked cocktails!
Reminiscent of Britain’s oldest country inns, Five Crowns in Corona del Mar has remained a time-honored English restaurant since the 1960s. And in addition to its traditional menu of comfort food classics, this old-school haunt has a cozy and comforting ambiance to match. Cozy up around one of the many fire tables in the Backyard Patio & Garden and feast on English favorites, like roasted prime rib, Yorkshire pudding, creamed corn, mashed potatoes and more.
Gulfstream offers an upscale yet homey spot to spend an evening with its string lights, Adirondack chairs and warm ambiance. The outdoor patio features a handful of fire pits and heat lamps that’ll keep you cozy all night long. Snuggle up and share a bottle of one of their California wines, then indulge in Gulfstream’s selection of fresh seafood and mouth watering home-cooked favorites like the Ruby Red Trout, New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp and Newport Beach Clam Chowder.
When it comes to that stylish beach house vibe, nobody does it quite like Lido House’s Topside Roof Deck. Whether you’re looking for a spot to sip at sunset or you’re eager for a nightcap, this rooftop bar and lounge is the perfect place to kick back, relax and cozy up with a drink in hand. Order one of their Topside Margaritas and enjoy it fireside with friends! Topside is both social and scenic, offering views of the coast that just won’t quit.
For the ultimate bonfire experience, head to The Beachcomber in the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District! This coastal restaurant sits on the sand and offers a variety of bonfire experiences for parties of 10 or less. Opt for the Sunset Package, which comes with beverages, beach chairs and s’mores or the Campers’ Delight Package, which includes beach chairs, beverages, hamburgers and hot dogs and s’mores for dessert! To reserve your fire pit, click here or rent one in-person at The Beachcomber’s express beach tent.
For those in search of an upscale fireside dining experience, Javier’s will keep you warm and well-fed. Not only does this beloved Newport Coast restaurant serve up a stellar selection of elevated Mexican cuisine, but it also boasts an unbeatable ambiance. Enjoy everything from hand-shaken margaritas and fine wines to fresh ceviche and delicious enchiladas while you dine by the fire on their expansive yet charming patio. Yes—ocean views included.
Adjacent to the Upper Newport Bay Nature Reserve sits the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach—a coastal resort with an abundance of family-friendly amenities, such as three pools, outdoor fire pits and games like table tennis, shuffleboard and volleyball. There’s no better place to enjoy some much-need family vacation time! And when it comes to after-dinner festivities, Hyatt Regency takes the cake (or should we say marshmallow?) with their S’mores Firepit Experience. You and your crew can roast s’mores at one of the property’s public fire pits or reserve one of the private fire pits for an evening of sweet togetherness.
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger