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Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
+1 949-675-3474
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (88 reviews)
“sand dabs” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a late lunch at Bluewater Grill in Newport on Saturday, June 24th. Excited for some really good seafood, we decided we wanted a local spot on the water. This fit the bill and had pretty good ratings on several sites. The fresh fish...More

Thank SpelmanPeach
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear SpelmanPeach, Thank you so much for your business and the three-star rating. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We will share your comments with our staff and our Chef. We appreciate your comments. We will do our best to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The worst scallops I have ever had in my life. Small, dry, fishy tasting scallops. Half of the things we order - they were out of. My husband's salmon was ok but certainly not what you would expect from a highly rated seafood restaurant in...More

Thank Cotomom1
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Cotomom1, First of all, thank you for your business. If we are given an opportunity to fix things on the spot we "recover" and hopefully our guests leave happy. In the future, if you find it in your heart to give us another chance,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always delicious seafood. I've never had a bad meal here. Nice water view. Easy dress anywhere from off the beach (covered up) or formal. Friendly locals. Strong dirty goose martiniMore

Thank SuzChef
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear SuzChef, Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on Saturday night, we were told an hour wait but we were seated in 15 minutes. They have an indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the ocean. The service is good, a bit slow since they are busy. I got their lobster bisque,...More

Thank Hany G
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Hany G, Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat outside with beautiful views of harbor. Our server, Frank, was on spot. He had great suggestions and attended to drink refills without us even asking. Blackened swordfish was delicious as was the cedar plank salmon. Rest of our party had the fisherman's platter which...More

Thank Victorville_CAJamie
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Victorville_CAJamie Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it since it helps our business and it also helps raise the staff morale. We will give Frank a huge high five for being such a great ambassador....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner with beautiful views of the bay & boats. The cedar plank salmon and oysters Rockefeller were amazing!More

Thank calgal405
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear calgal405, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place. Their martinis are strong and delicious. Order with hot crab dip for a starter. They have a diverse menu with great seafood. If it is chilly I recommend their clam chowder. The view is a marina and the people watching is fun.More

Thank Jacqueline M
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jacqueline M, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We (3 sisters) really like seafood and were hoping for "great fresh seafood ". Not so here. It was just ok. Nothing spectacular. We started with crab and artichoke dip. It was fine. Had nice pieces of crab in it, was hot and had homemade...More

Thank mschris1
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear mschris1, Thank you for your business and for your comments. We apologized if you only find the food to be ok and there was an issue with the drink. We hope to learn from every experience and fix the problem. If you had let...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for my birthday with 3 other couples. The food was so good and the service was awesome. I had the Filet and it was the best I have had in a long time. Other party had Salmon, Mahi and Scallops and all the...More

1  Thank devlon
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear devlon, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it since it helps our business and it also helps raise the staff morale. We will give Marissa a huge high five for being such a great ambassador....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy a harbor style restaurant with great seafood then you will enjoy your experience at Bluewater. Seafood was perfectly prepared and enjoyed the gentle ocean breeze on the deck. Very affordable for the quality of food.More

Thank Brett M
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Brett M, Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely...More

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Kenneth A B
Lunch menu
4 January 2017|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. All good IMO.
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David L
Thank you for responding to my review. I attempted to communicate to your staff that I felt this was a special situation, and the staff member that answered the phone was very nice. But -- and now I do not recall if it was he or she -- your staff made it quite clear that there was a specific reservation policy and the person did not want to hear any more about it, as reservations are not accepted and I should try a drop-in visit, and that there was really nothing that could be done. I understand just how hard it is to have the responsibility to be the front line person, but none of the authority to make a decision to bend the rules. I have another friend who wants to try Bluewater Grill, so perhaps if they ever decide the time is right we may drop in. I am still not inclined to pursue them about visiting. My time is valuable too, and I want an enjoyable evening out, not an evening where I have to jockey for position. So I tend to avoid places that do not accept reservations. That is my policy; sometimes I make exceptions.
7 November 2016|
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Response from ckm100 | Reviewed this property |
Too bad you are so rigid in your rule making you are missing a value- quality resturant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-3474
  • E-mail
Description
Newport BeachEstablished in 1996, Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach was the original inspiration for what hasbecome the leading premium seafood restaurant chain in Southern California. Owner-operated since its inception, the waterfront restaurant on the docks in historic Cannery Village specializes in Orange County’s freshest seafood, classically prepared and served at a fair price in a friendly, casual atmosphere. New lunch and dinner menus, printed daily, feature more than 40 varieties of fresh seafood and shellfish annually. Other highlights include a shellfish bar, kid’s menu, patio dining, full bar, weekday happy hours, full wine list and monthly tasting events.
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