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Rusty Pelican

2735 W Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
+1 949-642-3431
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (29 reviews)
“garlic bread” (78 reviews)
“swordfish” (75 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:15 Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2735 W Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Reviewed 3 days ago

In a nutshell, this was by far the best meal my family & I had on our 2 week holiday in California. Superb.

Thank Woozle47
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a wonderful experience this restaurant is! The food is excellent, especially the garlic bread! I would recommend any of their home made pastas. The service was exceptional, everyone is amazing.

Thank Jildac
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went here for a business meeting later in the evening. The menu was filled with a more classic seafood but a higher end caliber. We started with the calamari and garlic bread. I was not impressed with the garlic bread which is supposed to...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are a seafood fan, which I could eat if every day, for every meal, this is the place to go. No fear though, aside from the very varied and diversified menu, there are additional options as in steak and pasta. Parking is small...More

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had Crab Cakes for appetizers and Trout Almondine as entree both were excellent. Highly recommend!! Yummy..

Thank JaninPV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were both recommended to eat at the Rusty Pelican by a previous server and a hotel representative. It is an older facility with nice views and average food. Not a huge fan of the way they made the squid (almost like...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at The Rusty Pelican on a very busy Saturday night, which also happened to be the last night of our vacation in Newport Beach. The afternoon before our reservation (which I booked more than two weeks in advance), the...More

Thank MrsNolasco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Few friends decided to go here as menu looked good, the atmosphere is very elegant, the food is ok, the service is great. Really kind tough to review, the only reason for average is because we didn’t realize it’s part of “Landry’s Select Club” which...More

Thank Yourpalmay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go to Rusty Pelican as it has special significance for us and we have very fond memories of many wonderful meals here. We stopped in for lunch on a weekday so it wasn't crowded. We were seated at a window table so...More

Thank Loves2TravelALOT_11
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Elegant ambiance, and good seafood. But it can get very loud on the second floor where there is a bar. I've been there for many different occasions (family, couples, friends, happy hour) and I would recommend going around sunset time. It has a gorgeous view!...More

Thank Larissa R
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larry j
17 January 2018|
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Response from William R | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not know. May I suggest you call the property direct.
Christy L
9 May 2017|
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Response from henrissh | Reviewed this property |
Oh - so sorry I didn't see your question in time. The brunch is not buffet style. It is off the menu, but prices are reasonable.
15 April 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:15
11:30 - 22:15
11:30 - 22:15
11:30 - 22:15
11:30 - 22:15
11:30 - 23:15
11:30 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2735 W Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (Riverside Dr)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-642-3431
  • E-mail
With spectacular waterfront views and an eclectic menu of fresh seafood and tender steaks, it's no wonder Rusty Pelican has become a Newport Beach dining destination. We are proud to be a recipient of Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 – a distinction bestowed upon only the nation's premier restaurants.
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