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“pleasant setting for a fantastic breakfast”
Review of Six Park Grill

Six Park Grill
Ranked #146 of 651 Restaurants in Irvine
Price range: US$1 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main
Description: A warm, light-filled space, complete with an arched wall of floor to ceiling windows in the main dining room and a central circular bar and lounge area. The restaurant opens onto the outdoor terrace and fire lit lounge area, perfect for year-round dining in the lovely Orange County weather. The elegant private dining room includes a separate butler's pantry for discrete service, and the warm, wood walls are lined with the vintages from around the world. While Six Park Grill is located within Hotel Irvine, it boasts a private entrance and complimentary valet service. Six Park Grill features contemporary Californian Coastal Cuisine utilizing fresh seasonal ingredients. Our Wood-fire grill is prominent in many of our dishes, including our signature grilled Caesar salad and the Meyers Ranch naturally raised steaks.
West Grove, Pennsylvania
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“pleasant setting for a fantastic breakfast”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

We only had one meal here, and it was the buffet breakfast. It is not cheap ($20+ per person) but it is great, served in a friendly manner, and has a wide selection. What others have said is true--this is a fine place to retreat for breakfast. The restaurant is located within the Hyatt so if you are not staying there, you need to have your parking slip validated to avoid a fee. My wife and I stayed elsewhere but came here for the buffet breakfast, and were not disappointed.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Awarely
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Shaun M, Manager at Six Park Grill, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are delighted to hear your comments about the breakfast buffet, we constantly look for ways to improve an already popular morning option. We have transitioned the hotel to Hotel Irvine since you were here last but still offer the same complimentary valet parking to all that dine at Six Park Grill. We hope your travels return you to the area where we would truly appreciate an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the hotel as well as the restaurant. See you again soon.
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“Breakfast”
Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

I judge a breakfast buffet by quality of their bacon. This buffet was well above average! Good selection andadd to order eggs excellent variety

  • Visited September 2013
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HyattRegencyIrvine, Manager at Six Park Grill, responded to this review, 23 September 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We take great pride in our ability to provide options for every guest at our breakfast buffet. We have recently made additional changes to provide even more diversity to our most popular breakfast option amongst our guests. The egg whites and other healthy choices are more popular today than ever before and we will continue our commitment to providing great choices for guests at every meal. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.
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Paradise, California
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“The *best* way to start the day--for visitors, business folks and locals!”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Let's face it: Hotel breakfast "dining" isn't usually delightful. There are those hotels with the "free continental breakfast" that is merely a plastic-packaged pastry, orange juice from frozen concentrate and coffee that is definitely brown and coffee-flavored but not necessarily good. Step up a level and you have the "boiled eggs, make-your-own waffle, cereal in plastic dispensers" hotel breakfast.

That is *not* what the 6ix Park Grill breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Irvine is about. This lovely dining experience is what breakfast should be: relaxing, brimming with true service, an inspiring yet calming environment and delicious food. I suppose that's why, in nine days of breakfasting at the 6ix Park Grill, we saw not only Southern California visitors like ourselves but also business people ready to start their day and area residents all enjoying what 6ix Park Grill had to offer (family activities kept us away from the hotel in the evening; this review is only for the breakfast hours—although I'm eager to try this restaurant some evening when we're visiting again).

First, the setting: The restaurant has a small adjoining bar area (separate from the larger bar just off the hotel's lobby). In the morning, this area is where the restaurant stages its delightful breakfast buffet. It's plenty roomy enough to serve well for this purpose, meaning breakfast diners have comfortable space to choose from the hot selections, pastries, fresh fruit, cereals and breads. The dining area is comprised of a few booths as well as many tables set in three distinct areas, separated by low dividers; this keeps the large, high-ceilinged room feeling intimate, no matter where you're sitting. You can also choose to sit in the outside dining area, visible through the glass walls at the edge of the dining area. The outside area is planted with ferns, bird of paradise and other greenery, lending a bit of a tropical feel.

Tables are set with heavy napkins, nice drinkware and heavy stainless; this does not in any way feel as if the restaurant's management has just added a makeshift breakfast in to their repertoire to maximize usage in the morning hours.

The morning servers are incredible at 6ix Park Grill. We were lucky to enjoy the professional service of Zia as well as Javier—and we would certainly ask for either one of them on our next visit. Zia was eager to bring us whatever type of eggs we desired, even though we'd chosen the breakfast buffet. He treated my mother, a very recent widow, with tenderness and true solicitude. Additionally, Zia engaged with us in friendly conversation each morning and made certain our day started at 6ix Park Grill with sincere service and a sense of being cared for by someone who was a a real professional in the service industry. Javier, our excellent server on our last morning, asked if we'd like to package up some pastries and fruit for the 10-hour drive ahead and brought us bottles of water, napkins and plastic utensils as well. These two gentleman, teamed with the other wait staff, were key in making sure our days began with comfort.

Food at the 6ix Park Grill was impeccably presented and tasted wonderful. Fresh fruit not only *looked* appealing (perfect triangles of melon, curving little grapefruit sections, rosy-red strawberry halves), but tasted ripe and bursting with flavor (keep that produce supplier!). Bacon was perfectly cooked—ranging from uber-crispy to softer, depending on your preference—but don't miss the chicken sausage. Chefs would make an omelette with whatever items you chose (including omelettes with egg whites only) and the pancakes, French toast and waffles were tasty. Pastries were small (meaning I could try a few for variety without feeling like I'd maxed out my calories for the day), flaky and tasty; we especially enjoyed the one with pecans and glazed with honey. Coffee is from Starbucks (which is served in the neighboring cafe inside the Hyatt).

We were glad we chose the breakfast buffet—not because it offered a "quantity" of food (which it did) but because of the quality and variety of food. We're back home now but are missing the food, staff and ambiance of our daily breakfasts at the 6ix Park Grill. We'll definitely return!

  • Visited July 2013
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HyattRegencyIrvine, Public Relations Manager at Six Park Grill, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Thank you for your outstanding 5 Star review. We are humbled by all your amazing compliments and we will certainly pass your praise along to Zia, Javier, and the rest of the staff at 6ix Park Grill. We strive to provide a quality product, served with authentic hospitality. We are always delighted to hear how our efforts impacted our guests and we appreciate your feedback. We are known for our quality of food, but we also proudly boast a wood fire grill used to perfect our cuts of meat and fish. We hope your next visit will allow you an opportunity to enjoy our California coastal cuisine for lunch and dinner. We greatly appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.
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“Great breakfast”
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Had breakfast here on the way out. The atmosphere of this restaurant is very relaxing and tranquil. The food was really good and had excellent service.

Visited June 2013
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HyattRegencyIrvine, Manager at Six Park Grill, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Thank you for your great 5 Star review. We strive to provide authentic hospitality in conjunction with outstanding food options. We are glad to hear that your experience exceeded your expectations. Our wood fire grill provides great flavors in our food, we hope you have an opportunity to return for lunch or dinner sometime soon. We appreciate your business and hope to see you in the not too distant future.
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“Better vibe than typical hotel dining; outdoor area is very nice”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

I come to 6ix Park Grill several times a year, about 2/3 of those for lunch. The food is most often a “hit” but unfortunately there is the occasional “miss.” The ambiance is rather to my liking, to the point where I don’t feel like I’m in a hotel restaurant. This is especially true of the outdoor dining area, where the architects had the presence of mind to provide a lush, palm tree and grass buffer from the other hotel amenities. On occasion, there will be ballroom events there when the conventioneers pile into the restaurant. Luckily, I manage to avoid that nine times out of ten. The menu selection is not huge, but is diverse and changes often enough to provide one with a reason for going back again before too long. Given that the prices are a bit above average, and the typical dress code is a little nicer than casual, I would not recommend this restaurant to off-the-street diners wanting a low budget meal. Look nice; have the credit card ready.

For your consideration:
(1) Self-parking is clear on the other side of the hotel, but the restaurant will validate the ticket. For more upscale service, you can valet park, which the restaurant also covers … except for the tip, of course.
(2) If the weather is good, I highly recommend getting a table outside. It’s A+ for outdoor ambience.
(3) All the meals I’ve had were prepared and presented well. I always feel like I’m in a special restaurant. Proportions are typically perfectly sized for me (not a big eater).
(4) On a few occasions when I was there for lunch (I usually arrive early, say 11h30), a waiter introduced himself, described the specials, brought our drinks, then explained there was a shift change, so someone else would be taking over. This caused slip-ups in communication between the first and second waiters, so we had to “re-order” things that didn’t showed up initially. Pardon me for trying to be logical, but why would a restaurant serving lunch have a shift change around 11h30-11h45?
(5) A rare food “miss”: there’s a beef salad on the lunch menu that contains really crunchy tortilla-like strips. I ordered it during my last meal there: the beef was good, the greens were okay, but IMHO the crunchy chips shouldn’t have been in there. Not right for that [upscale] salad.

  • Visited June 2013
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HyattRegencyIrvine, Manager at Six Park Grill, responded to this review, 3 July 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments. We appreciate feedback as it provides us with more clear insight as to what our diners like and what they would like to see done differently. We appreciate your loyalty and are humbled by your comments about the quality of food and general ambiance provided at 6ix Park Grill. We strive to provide a quality meal and a memorable experience for each of our guests. As you mentioned, we do offer complimentary valet parking for all patrons at all times. We change our menus seasonally and we are happy to hear that our selection is to your liking, we have recently added additional options based on sustainability, calorie count, and items conscientious of specific food allergies. We agree with you whole heartedly that our patio is one of the best places in Orange County to enjoy a meal. We hope that our drive to be the best restaurant in the area will continue to bring you back, we appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon.
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