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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
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (108 reviews)
“sand dabs” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

If you like there Sourdough Bread be sure to ask them for there Cheesy Garlic Bread. It isn't on the menu so be sure and ask for it . It's great with a salad. Note: they have always been so good to me.I'm a single...More

Thank Lynn S
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Dear Lynn S, Thank you for the great five star review and your kind words. Your recommendation for the cheesy garlic bread will definitely be great for anyone reading this. We truly appreciate it because it contributes to the success of our business and it...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018

In the past, my sister in law and others had had a very good experience with this restaurant but our meal was a HUGE disappointment. We ordered clam chowder (good) and shared a captains seafood platter. How do you ruin scalloped potatoes? They were tasteless...More

Thank Kathryn B
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Dear Kathryn B, Thank you for dining with us. We apologize for the poor experience you had and we will definitely consider how we can improve on that. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and will work on it. Thank you...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018

Simple food.. clean, fresh.. lots of choice. Don't expect complicated.. expect casual atmosphere, waterside.. caring service and the freshest food possible. Prices are reasonable and they offer free corkage on a bottle of wine per table. The folks at Bluewater Grill really care. And if...More

Thank Cj G
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear Cj G, Thank you so much for the glowing review of your dining experience with us. Your entire review was such a pleasure to read! We truly appreciate it because it contributes to the success of our business and it also helps raise the...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

We went on a Sunday at about noon. We initially went to the Cannery but that's another review (do a TA search on it for a few laughs). The Bluewater Grill's food is a bit more basic in many respects than many other restaurants in...More

Thank help32250
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear help32250, Thank you for the glowing words on your dining experience with us. Your excellent review was such a joy to read and many customers agree with you that our sourdough bread does not go unnoticed. We truly appreciate it because it contributes to...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This was ok food not too pricey, had to send my steak back, still didn’t come out right but made the best of it, friendly staff. My wife got the clams with pasta wasn’t cleaned good but they were great about it removed off our...More

Thank Gatortoe13
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear Gatortoe13, Thank you so much for dining with us. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback as we will relay it back to our staff and our Chef. Thank you and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Always, always a good experience, the Bluewater Grill is part of every trip to the Southland...relaxed, comfortable, completely California, and as a bonus, the food is always really good. It is not easy to consistently prepare fish well, and they do. Jimmy Ulcickas has created...More

Thank Steven L
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear Steven L, Thank you for the great five star review and your kind words. We are happy to always meet your expectations with every visit! We truly appreciate it because it contributes to the success of our business and it also helps raise the...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018

We had a very pleasant family dinner at this place; while the restaurant was very busy (reservations not accepted), service was fast and efficient. All our meals were of good quality and reasonably priced. Parking is closed by and convenient.More

Thank Otto H
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Dear Otto H, Thank you for the four star review and your comments regarding the food and our service. We appreciate it because it contributes to the success of our business and it also helps raise the morale of the entire staff. Everybody likes to...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018

We are somewhat frequent visitors to Newport Beach, and always go to the Bluewater (and have been going to this same building since the 1970's for great seafood). This trip we were disappointed with both the service and the food. The menu is still good,...More

Thank Mrchanute
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Dear Mrchanute, Thank you so much for dining with us. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback as we will relay it back to our staff and our Chef. Thank you and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We ate at Bluewater for the first time and went away very impressed. This is a top-notch seafood restaurant with reasonable prices and excellent quality seafood. We love cioppino (my wife is Italiano) and we both ended up ordering it. Cioppino is a fisherman stew...More

Thank greeked
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear greeked, Thank you for the great five star review and your kind words. Superb choice going with the cioppino- a house favorite! We truly appreciate it because it contributes to the success of our business and it also helps raise the morale of the...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Early on Saturday eve, I ordered snapper meal. Veggies good: squash julienned and NOT overdone, spinach as done right. However, the fish was dry, overcooked. Agirl schoout was selling cookies outside and they allowed her and her dad to come in from the drizzle. The...More

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Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear dbbarker, Thank you so much for dining with us. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback as we will relay it back to our staff and our Chef. Thank you and we hope to see you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
Established 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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