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Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
+1 949-675-3474
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Duarte
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Went here late Sat afternoon for some seafood. Was not disappointed. The New England clam chowder was excellent. The bowl was not as large as I am used to but was excellent. Service was excellent too. I had scallops on a skewer which was very good but the heirloom tomatoes were soft and mushy. Will be back for the chowder.

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Thank Albert K
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Albert K, 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 your comments with everyone and thank you once again. More 

Midlothian, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner on a Sunday evening. It was great and the service was wonderful. I had the best Miso black cod and my husband had the generous scallops appetizer. We were happy with the experience but just wish it was closer to the water.

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Thank Suzanne S
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne S, 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 your comments with everyone and thank you once again. More 

Norco, California
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94 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is a great place to meet and great. Food was awesome the staff friendly. The atmosphere great. They have valet parking or meter parking in front. Lots of signs saying they check meters. Parked in Valet just as easy and not stress

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Thank clamdiger2
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear clamdiger2, 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 your comments with everyone and thank you once again. More 

Fishers, Indiana
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Busy nice little place down by the water. Service was very good, had a little issue with lobster bisque, no questions asked took it off the bill everything else was very nice. Good atmosphere definitely recommend

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1 Thank Tom s
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Tom s, 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 your comments with everyone and thank you once again. More 

Hendersonville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to Bluewater. We had great food, service and the waterside table was perfect. We will certainly return here on our next visit to Newport Beach.

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Thank Linda K
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Linda K, 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 your comments with everyone. We can't wait for your next visit and thank you... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The location was perfect as was the service. However, I felt that the food was nothing special and that the prices were not justified. We waited almost 45 minutes for the main course on a night that wasn't that busy

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Thank Robert R
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Robert R, Thank you for your business, the 3 stars, and the great comments about our service. We truly appreciate it and will share everything with our staff which is sure to bring a smile. I apologize you felt some of the food was lacking in flavor and will also talk to Chef and make sure that we are following... More 

Anaheim, California
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

After spending the day on Catalina Island, came back here for dinner. Our first time and we were not disappointed. The fish selections were good with both fresh and farm raised. Everything was perfect and the location is nice. Will definitely come back

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Thank Kim J
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Kim J, 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 your comments with everyone and thank you once again. More 

Sydney, Australia
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155 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The enticing photo of the Bluewater Grill at Newport Beach is a long shot, taken at night from the opposite side of the marina, when the lights gleam on the water and there are no boats moored at the restaurant. We got an outside balcony table for Sunday lunch yet all the boats were in and since these are almost... More 

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1 Thank visitrequisites
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear visitrequisites, Thank you so much for your business, the 3 stars and taking the time to review us.  We truly appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. We apologize for the quality of some of your food. We receive so few food complaints. If you had let us know when you dined with us we would have replaced... More 

Newport Beach, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Newport Beach. Great for lunch, dinner or happy hour. The food is always great, the service is top notch and there's a nice outdoor deck overlooking the water. You can even bring a bottle of wine and they do not charge corkage. Casual outdoor dining or cozy indoor bar near the fireplace.

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Thank Suepkid
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Suepkid, 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 your comments with everyone and thank you once again. More 

Newport Beach, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

When near Balboa Peninsula make sure you stop in for fresh seafood. I've had most items on the menu and have never been disappointed. Service is outstanding. Prices a little in the high side but worth it for a great dinner.

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Thank DoubleBlack1
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear DoubleBlack1, 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 your comments with everyone and thank you once again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
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
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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