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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Dining in NB

December 8, 2016

After the arduous, marathon of a cooking day that occurred just a few weeks ago, we don’t blame you if you are looking to throw in the towel and relocate for a new, stress-free Christmas dinner tradition. Don’t sweat it because Newport Beach has plenty of elegant and very festive dining options available on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. You’ll have the opportunity to explore special menus that are only offered during this time of year. You won’t have to hunt for the ultimate centerpiece or worry about whipping up a dessert that wows each dinner guest. The perfect holiday dinner is available at these great Newport Beach restaurants –satisfying all preferences, schedules, and impressing every family member.

21holiday21 Oceanfront
21 Oceanfront not only goes above and beyond when it comes to holiday decor, they offer a delicious multi-course menu that enhances all of your go-to holiday favorites. This year, 21 Oceanfront will be serving a lavish Christmas Eve dinner. The stockings are hung and the tables are set and ready to help you prepare for celebrations the very next day. A few notable entrees include their grilled salmon, New Zealand rack of lamb, prime rib and center cut filet mignon. All of which can be enjoyed with a picturesque ocean view. Dinner will be served from 4:00 pm-9:00 pm and reservations are required. Christmas Eve dinner wouldn’t be complete without those last couple bites of dessert, so 21 Oceanfront is offering a panetone pudding, crème anglaise, a chocolate pecan tart or an apple tart. The menu, views and festive lighted garland make this a premiere holiday dining experience. Explore their full menu here.

1531619_10151869381242546_84960869_oBayside Restaurant
Bayside Restaurant has so much to offer – live music, a great bar and lounge as well as cozy outdoor patio seating. They’re offering a three-course prix-fixe menu on Christmas Eve as well as their regular dinner menu. Live entertainment, featuring Pianist Norm Abejon and Vocalist Liela Avila, is set to take place from 4:30pm- 9:30pm. Bayside’s ambiance is tough to beat. The view of the Bay creates a classy and idyllic setting that you can’t find anywhere else.

12745449_1213847248644718_2889849307300360487_nOak Grill
‘Tis the season to indulge in the Christmas spirit and Oak Grill is putting out Christmas with all of the trimmings for a 4-course meal on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If you’re looking for a convenient, delicious and always impressive dining experience, Oak Grill is a wonderful decision for your group. Both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner will be served from 4:00 pm-9:00 pm and reservations are available here. Some of the menu standouts include their butternut squash soup, slow-roasted prime rib and dark chocolate peppermint cake. They’ll also be offering a pear almond tarte and a pumpkin parfait to round out their selection of unique dessert options.

Mastro’s
Mastro’s Ocean Club will be open during their normal hours on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and they will be serving their extremely well known and very extensive menus. Everything that they offer is absolutely delicious. Located in the beautiful Crystal Cove Shopping Center, overlooking the ocean and adorned with an array of holiday décor, this is a fantastic choice for the holiday season.

ProvenanceProvenance
Provenance is always cooking up something exceptionally delicious and this holiday is no different. This Christmas, Provenance has produced a take-home holiday catering menu that ensures you’ll have a variety of dinner options to offer every taste bud. Explore their full holiday catering menu here – the detailed listing of entrée ingredients will make this the easiest decision you’ll make all year. Choose the bacon wrapped all natural tenderloin served in a cranberry pinot noir cream sauce, the cocoa nib crusted New Zealand lamb rack, the pomegranate glazed wild caught mahi mahi or one of the other delectable options. All holiday orders must be placed by December 16th and picked up on Friday, December 23rd.

15181666_1283956581625613_8686948718046194767_nThe Ritz Prime Seafood
Not only is The Ritz Prime Seafood offering a menu specifically curated for the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, they also will be featuring a special Christmas Eve menu and will be serving it from 5pm-9pm on December 24th. Known for their superior service and attentiveness to detail, the Ritz is a great restaurant to consider for a night out on Christmas Eve. They’re offering a long list of some of their most popular appetizers and seven different entrées to choose from. Click here to view their full menu and secure your reservation.

waterlineslideWaterline Newport Beach
Waterline, located within the Balboa Bay Resort, offers guests an opportunity to experience a very intimate, refined dining experience alongside some of the most spectacular Harbor views. They will be taking reservations for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Entrees include steamed, local sea bass, seared duck breast and a roasted prime filet of beef. To view the full menu, click here. With the beautiful Christmas tree standing tall in front of Balboa Bay Resort and the unique waterfront location, Waterline is a great location for gathering your family and friends on this special holiday.

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Written by Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman is an upcoming photographer and writer from Newport Beach, California. Although she was born and raised here by the beach, Rachel’s passion for traveling has taken her around the world to places such as England, France, Italy, and China. She recently graduated with honors holding a bachelors degree in Communications, with a concentration in visual communications, and minors in both Radio/TV/Film and Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. During her time there, she hosted a weekly rock ’n’ roll based radio show on Titan Radio called Good Rockin’ Tonight. Rachel has always had a genuine enthusiasm for photography, travel, culture, and adventure. Drawing constant inspiration from her love for the cinema, simple beautiful landscapes, as well as vintage atmospheres, these details shine through her photographs and inspire her writing. For more information on Rachel Sherman, or to view her personal works, please visit: www.rachelssherman.com

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