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Pelican Grill
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Ranked #14 of 524 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: View
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive
Description: 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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say I could not be more disappointed in the Pelican Grill.

I have been a first name basis patron for over a decade - but I hope they get their act together soon.

They seem to be trying hard and are all generally polite.

But the food sucks now. Just simply sucks.

We have 2-3 family traditions that revolve around Pelican that we need to re-shuffle.

Andrea has always been good and is still good.

The ladies at the Grill on the bar side are great. Wes is great.

The european bartender that refuses to use the ice scoop is repulsive. For 15 a drink how about not running your hand with the bandaids on it thru the ice every 2minutes. Be a professional. Show some class.

The food in general has been sliding. They shortened the menu - changed the menu - nothing is working.

Now I am sure it is packed b/c the economy is good and its summer - but the locals that keep it open all year and thru those many lean years - - we are leaving and I am sure that the guests are not happy with the food

Get a new menu. Put some healthy stuff on there. Everyone in there is wealthy enough to pay for organic or at least healthy bar food. How about solid basics?

Its a shame. I will come fed and only for a few drinks from now on.

And BTW the music sucks too - why dont you leave guest comment cards - no need to believe me.

The view, the resort, the golf course will always bring in people - but the Grill needs an overhaul.

They are also way dis

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Thank LuxuryTraveler92660
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go to Pelican Grill for a late lunch and enjoy the sunset from the terrace. It is pretty amazing. Food is very good too!

Thank bgoeyes
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

The food at Pelican Grill is outstanding- only matched by the views and service. Many options on the menu for all desires.

Thank pkmakai
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We tried all of the eateries at the resort and this was our favorite. A little more casual than Andrea and we liked the menu choices better. We ate on the balcony at sunset and it was beautiful. Drinks at the bar before hand, good area to watch games on the massive screen display. They did not take us early, they were booked. Make sure you make a reservation for this and all restaurants on the property, just to ensure quick seating and seating at all.

Thank Deana S
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

This is luxury as you'd expect. The service is exceptional, the food lovely and the cocktails imaginative and delicious (they change seasonally).

Go for the sunset and enjoy California at its finest.

Thank Partypoodle
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