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Pelican Grill

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22800 Pelican Hill Rd S, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2007 (Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive)
+1 949-612-1917
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An amazing meal by a talented and accommodating sous chef. Changed one of the courses on the fly when it included items my wife did not care for. Service was attentive and friendly and the entire night was an enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend whether you are staying at the resort or just in the area. Excellent in every way!

Thank calwinemd
Maui, Hawaii
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner based on decent reviews and found the food very disappointing, The place is nice with a large sports bar on separate side and a nice spacious dining area on the other side. The wait staff were excellent. My wife ordered the short ribs and I ordered the Chilean seabass. My wife's short ribs were tender but... More 

Thank rwta2017
Pelican_Hill_Resort, President at Pelican Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on our review page. While I’m glad to read that Fred took excellent care you and your wife, I apologize that you weren’t equally impressed by your meal. Our goal is for every guest to enjoy an inviting and delicious dining experience, and I’m disappointed that your evening with us... More 

Corona del Mar, California
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A special dining experience. The hostess seated us promptly even offering to remove additional pillows for our comfort. The server was knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations. The servers were in view but not intrusive. The piece de resistance however is the outstanding food. The menu is well edited with a variety of choices but excellent quality. The wine and beverages... More 

Thank christine a
Nashville, Tennessee
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340 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Pelican Grill recently while visiting area. We stayed at Pelican Hill resort so quick shuttle ride over to Grill. We decided to sit in bar/lounge area which was bad choice. There was one bartender and one waitress for entire area so very slow. It was restaurant week which allowed us to try some different... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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386 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service on our visit was great and I love the dining room because it has ample space between table and booths so that you don't feel as the your neighboring guests are in your lap or listening in on your conversation. It has high ceilings so the room is delightfully quite. We started with oysters on the half shell... More 

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Chino, California
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We came here with our sister-in-law and a few priests from her church visiting for a retreat. Loved everything about this place. The food was great, the view is perfect, and the live music at night made it the perfect evening.

Thank Richjendiaz
Marlboro, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Elegance in a welcoming atmosphere. The food was surpassed only by our attentive server! The food came at a relaxed pace, allowing time to savor each course and enjoy unhurried conversation. Highly recommend!

Thank Givernaud
Cancun, Mexico
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The xmas parade of lights for boats is s big deal here and all restaurants with waterfront as the pelican grill has are booked during the parade so diners can watch at their leisure. The restaurant squeezed us in before the parade as a favor since we were scheduled for a cruise. Service was excellent. We had great seafood skewers,... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

One of our all time favorites. The kitchen must have dialed it in. Service was extremely slow and they had to bring literally all the food back because it was prepared wrong. It takes a lot for me complain. That sad, this ridiculous. The food is not cheap and you can usually rely upon them to make it great. Not... More 

Thank Robert H
Pelican_Hill_Resort, Manager at Pelican Grill, responded to this review

Robert, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on our Yelp page, and I apologize that your most recent visit to Pelican Grill fell short of the Five-Star service we aim to provide every guest. Please know I have personally addressed your concerns with Pelican Grill’s management and culinary staff. So we may better understand the shortcomings... More 

Lake Forest, California
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167 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Tonight we celebrated a birthday with dinner at this restaurant. Simply put, service was great, food was great and the setting was elegant. We started with seats outdoors, but even the overhead heaters couldn't offset the winds that began to chill the air, so inside we went. Jacob, Ben and other staff made our meal very comfortable, though we seemed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22800 Pelican Hill Rd S, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2007
    (Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-612-1917
Located at Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill presents the quintessential California dining experience, featuring cuisine prepared with the highest-quality fresh and locally sourced foods, al fresco dining on the ocean-view terrace, and a popular lounge with two huge 9' x 6' HD TVs for viewing sports events.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?