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21 Oceanfront

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2100 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4327 (Newport Beach Pier)
+1 949-673-2100
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What's not to love! My husband and I celebrated his 70th with our son and his girlfriend and we couldn't have been happier with our choice! The hostess whisked us to the BEST booth in the house! We all enjoyed the beautiful sunset over cocktails and appetizers. The food and service were perfect. Our waitress was very profession and service... More 

Thank CarlsbadLV
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my second visit, I was not impressed with the food last time but I love the atmosphere of the place so I decided to try again. Service was good but the food average, I ordered a half dozen Oyster from Washington State and they we tiny and not that fresh, things did not improve from there ,I had... More 

Thank WolverineFl
Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our service was okay. We would have had 2nd rounds of drinks had the service been more efficient. Ordered a mixed drink when we sat down. It was delivered well after the first course was served. Food was bland for the most part. Clam chowder was good. Lobster bisque was okay with a few pieces of chewy unrecognizable lobster pieces.... More 

Thank Campbls
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We went to 21 Oceanfront to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. The sun was setting on the ocean shortly after we arrived. Our meal was superb! My husband ordered grilled swordfish. It was about 2" thick and must have weighed a half a pound! It was nicely grilled on all sides and moist inside. I had linguine with lobster, jumbo... More 

Thank Honolulugirl18
Glendora, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Excellent customer service, food was tasty and beautifully prepared and the views can't be beat! Live piano music added a nice touch!

Thank jlahameister
Houston, Texas
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497 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Dark panelling - waiters with black bow ties - dark lighting - this could be 1962. But the table service is good and the food is good. The wine list is impressive. Note however that the kitchen is VERY SLOW. Also, although they tout their soufflés, they aren't that good. The chocolate is more like a brownie and the Grand... More 

Thank cgny1fwd
Dana Point, California
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Some hits and misses with this place....the good: beautiful location, great salads and sides. The night we went my gorgeous piece of swordfish was way overcooked and dry, my wife's lamb chops were way overcooked (she asked for medium rare), service was not very good and they couldn't find our car when it was time to leave. Took them 30... More 

Thank booper46
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Perfect for drinks or date night. Plenty of seating. Reservations are suggested but not required. We called and got same day reservations but it was in a Wednesday evening. Staff is dressed in black tie, very prompt & friendly. Food was served at the perfect temperature, seasoned well and cooked to perfection. We were very happy with the food, staff,... More 

Thank punkin1919
Montreal, Quebec
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The boardwalk in Newport Beach is just beautiful and this high end restaurant fits in perfectly. Certainly not inexpensive, but worth a splurge for the fabulous service and great food. I enjoyed the onion soup and swordfish. Will definitely go back when I am in the area.

Thank P4298BHmarkl
Chino Hills, California
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Dorymans Hotel and decided to have an early dinner at 21 Oceanfront. Good dinner selection. We dined at the bar and I must say Tony the bartender makes great cocktails. Service is great and efficient. The view of the beach makes this place a great place for dinner or a quick appetizer and happy hour drinks.

Thank Ernesto B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4327
    (Newport Beach Pier)
  • Public Transportation: We offer Complimentary Roundtrip Transportation for groups of 8 or more within a 20 mile radius (based on availability). We have Custom Mercedes Sprinters and Corporate Vans. Comfortable, clean white vehicles, staffed with professional drivers. This service is complimentary, driver gratuity is appreciated.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-2100

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