The Rusty Pelican has been a long Newport Beach tradition for outstanding meals and legendary service. The menu offers a variety of fresh fish, steaks, tantalizing appetizers, and irresistible desserts. Experience happy hour, Sunday brunch, an award-winning wine list, full bar, and patio seating with a view of Newport Harbor.
Located on Pacific Coast Highway, we feature a commanding two story view of Newport bay, cozy fireplaces, waterfront patio seating, an intimate lounge, a full bar, 5 flat-screen TVs, and entertainment Friday and Saturday’s. Our experienced staff will assist with every detail to make your special day one to remember. Our casual-elegant dining offers a memorable experience from a black tie affair to a casual luncheon. We look forward to making your dreams come true!
RESTAURANT BUYOUT (240 Seated | 350 Reception)
Our casual-elegant dining experience is a wonderful blend of fine dining service with a relaxed environment, views of Newport Bay, two cozy fireplaces, lower and upper level seating, as well as waterfront patio seating.
PATIO (35 - 50 Seated | 60 Reception)
Offering you a romantic, sweeping sunset as you enjoy the fresh ocean breeze bouncing off the water. If peaceful sophistication is what you are looking for, our patio is perfect for you.
SEMI-PRIVATE ON THE MAIN LEVEL (125 Seated | 150 Reception+ Patio 175 Seated)
Our nautical, rustic ambiance sets the perfect backdrop for your next big day. Floor to ceiling windows offer every seat in the house a great view of the harbor.
UPSTAIRS LOUNGE (90 Seated | 100 Reception)
Private & Semi-Private Options Available Offering elevated views of the stunning harbor with floor to ceiling windows. From the granite counter top bar to the cozy fireplace, this eclectic space sets the tone for excellence.
Full and partial buyouts available.
What a lovely Fall afternoon spent on the water. Food excellent, table service impeccable BUT the hostess had one hell of an attitude, must really dislike... More
First on a positive note, our waiter Habib was funny, attentive and wonderful. The Girls and I just stopped in for oysters after our run... but oh no, they... More
Great place to eat near the marina. Slightly overpriced but something we expected considering location. Parking is limited and you need to make reservations... More