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The Village Inn

€€ - €€€American, ,
127 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1201
+1 949-675-8300
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“pot roast” (3 reviews)
“wings” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
€€ - €€€
127 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1201
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To begin, our server was wonderful. However, our experience started with lipstick on the water glasses and unfortunately went downhill after that. I can’t say that this was a bad restaurant but it was definitely not beyond average. We ordered a bowl of butternut soup...More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Came on a Tuesday for happy hour. As you enter, the music is playing at a good volume and you notice a big bar and communal high tops - making the place have a relaxed and nice vibe. We ordered the ahi poke which was...More

Thank ijchow
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Went in for dinner and back for brunch, so you'd think this was going to be a positive review. I wanted to like the VI, but something was just lacking. The atmosphere is sterile and kind of cold. Until it's filled with people it's merely...More

Thank coco2928
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

the neighbors are not happy since there are parties every weekend. great bar, good food options. street parking can be a challange... recommended meutermedia

Thank MeuterMedia
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Went to Balboa Island mid-week on an overcast, gloomy day and was beyond pleased with this little hideaway. I hadn't been here in 30 years and it was such a delight to find exceptional service (bartender was also busing tables, I think his name was...More

1  Thank 510kerryg
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for happy hour drinks and snacks. Angel was our server and she took good care of us. The orange crush cocktail was very good. Avocado egg rolls were very good as well. Good time in a relaxing atmosphere.

1  Thank Christy D
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Wife and I were there Thursday evening for dinner, last Thursday of April. Food was good as was service. However, place was more like a sports bar with big screen TVs which, although on closed captioning, place was so noisy we left immediately after paying...More

1  Thank 4,324
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Wonderful service from Tracey. We both enjoyed our meals which were very generous and tasty. We were able to park right outside the restaurant in a Handicapped space so this made it easier for my husband.

1  Thank Mair2510
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Fantastic entertainment, especially on Sunday afternoon's. They have really good food and beverage's. too! I go there several times a month!

1  Thank JillyBean949
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The location is the saving grace for The Village Inn. The adult beverages are well made, interesting and a little pricey for the environment. The menus for brunch is standard issue omelettes, burgers, etc. and again, OK, but not great. If you're on the island,...More

Thank Dbtogi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-8300
The historic Village Inn restaurant transitioned owners in 2012. The restaurant has updated its menu to contemporary, American cuisine with coastal influence. The venue maintaines live entertainment 6 nights a week and offers happy hour from 3-6pm Mon-Fri.
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