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Rusty Pelican

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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, 2015, 2017 - a distinction bestowed upon only the nation's premier restaurants.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
American, Seafood
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had reservations at Three-Thirty-Three, but got there and found all the lights out and the doors locked. Power outage. We then looked to Trip Advisor to find another place close by to eat. We hadn't been to the Rusty Pelican in many years, but needed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank prfecto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ironically, I just started going to RP in 2018 even though I have lived very close for many years. I thought it would be just another unimpressive chain restaurant. I was really wrong and will speak only of this one in Newport Beach. Want good...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Coleen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for a nice place not too expensive to have a romantic dinner with my husband and I found it!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cecilia b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my daughter there for brunch on where Birthday. We had a harbor front table, on the Lanai. Wait staff Was especially wonderful dividing the main entree, bringing a complimentary special birthday dessert, give us what seems like the best table, giving us time to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pamgooder
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I love to sit upstairs between lunch and dinner, It's quiet and the view of boats in the bay is serene. I have been coming here for 15+ years and have never been disappointed with food, service and even the live entertainments on weekend nights....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank O8496TCmaureens
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Every December we head to NB for a Christmas party and RP is our go to for dinner. This year was different. Couldn't get reservations to sit outside at 530 due to a large group so we had to sit upstairs in a very tight...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank candydawn
Reviewed 1 December 2018

The calamari appetizer was delicious as were the fish & chips and Dungeness crab cake sandwich entrees. Service was most attentive, and we enjoyed the awesome view of the Newport Beach harbor. Prices are reasonable considering the restaurant's location.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ejhiii
Reviewed 23 November 2018

We went for Sunday brunch and found this restaurant to be very poorly managed with mediocre food and terrible service. Our server seemed like a nice person but he was inattentive and disappeared for long periods of time. We waited about 30 minutes for champagne....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank marie b
Reviewed 19 November 2018

The food and the view from this restaurant were excellent - we really enjoyed it. The service left much to be desired.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 424patricks
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Happy hour has some great menu choices at very reasonable prices. Service was great and the seafood chowder was very good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank marycentral2013
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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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