A Restaurant

4.8
1269 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Since 1922 The Arches has been the destination for fine dining in Newport Beach. Known for it’s amazing steak and seafood menu It is a place where celebrities and local customers can dine in privacy. With grand renovations and its rebirth as A Restaurant this landmark will once again be a haven for classic culinary experiences. Chef Roberto Gomez and wine director Steven Ackad have created a perfect alchemy with their creations.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarkD
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steven is the Greatest and the Best!

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vipjessicac
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Our server was great but the ambiance was terrible and not comfortable at all. The old fashioned was served with regular ice cubes.

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vipAmandaJ
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good ambiance and service, but lackluster food. The brussel sprouts were over cooked, soggy and drowning in butter. The halibut was also over cooked and very dry. Seems like a good place to go for drinks and networking, but I would pass on the food.

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HbDude
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the old school vibe.

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MaiTai
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindsay our server was very attentive. The food was cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. It’s super annoying that you make me lengthen this review, so I won’t even leave reviews anymore. Opentable needs to change their policy
Loved A’s

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vipJames
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service , outside was a great effort but miss inside vibe

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

NY Steak was super tough to cut through. Usually a great experience not sure what happened this time.

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DayleA
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service was good. Only down fall was we had to eat outside and atmosphere wasn’t the same as inside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place beyond! Food is always on point and the service is THE BEST! Love. Love. Love.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Someone had requested the tv on to watch sports!!! I think this is very disrespectful on a Friday night in a high end establishment. We were sitting in a closed area and two of the three tables on there requested the tv to be turned off since the brightness and flickering of the screen made the meal very unenjoyable.

JP
JulienP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Out door dining was good!
Chill vibe.
Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance & excellent food + outstanding service! Thank you A’s Market!

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JerryF
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls nite out!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful anniversary dinner, the food was delicious and the service was great. It was our first visit to the restaurant and we will be back

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JTrah
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t eaten at A for several years. Only outdoor seating was available when I made a reservation about a week prior to my visit. The ambiance in the covered area was surprisingly pleasant. Our waiter Brian was very attentive and personable. We weren’t in a hurry, never felt rushed, but Brian was there in a flash if needed. I had halibut and my friend had the filet. The presentation was lovely on both. The bread and homemade ice cream rounded out the meal nicely, along with some fine red wine by the glass. Overall, a relaxing and enjoyable night out. I’d eat there regularly if my budget allowed.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was on point with everything. Thank you Shelly.

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vipChris
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always A did not disappoint. The staff is amazing. Food is top notch. And the wine list is great.

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Apowers
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

A' s is one of our favorite restaurants. We go there for celebrations and with friends and family. Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary, we always order the rib eye steak, my favorite. Unfortunately last night the steak was not on point as it usually is, I was so disappointed because I was looking forward to it. It was dry and it was ordered medium. It was dry and no flavor.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Made a reservation for 8:15, arrived on time and waited 45 minutes standing room only. Several open booths were in view the entire time we waited. No apology or complimentary item offered for the inconvenience. A Reservation is meaningless at A Restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary

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MarilynW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A restaurant is a great place. Love the food, love the service and the ambiance. So happy to have discovered this place.

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Monby
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was okay, not worth the money. Don't need to return.

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vipWendy
Orange County
68 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t be
I’ve we waited so long to try this spot! Fabulous everything here, from the first cocktail to dessert. The sommelier, Steve, is hilarious, and he really adds to the fun vibe in this place. Our new favorite date night restaurant!

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poodlegold
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time here, after looking at it for a full year. We waited for the lift from shut down, and were so happy that we went. The service was excellent, the wine and food were great. We particularly liked the brussels sprouts appetizer and hearts of palm salad, and the steaks that we chose, the rib eye and filet were perfectly prepared. Mushrooms were a great side dish. the roasted veggies were not as good as the ones we make at home, so that wasn't great, but it wasn't bad either. We were seated in the outdoor room that they created, and were there on the earlier side for dinner. One of the waiters in the back was very loud, and conversing with co workers and guests in a loud voice, which I thought very unprofessional, while our waiter was elegant, under spoken and very helpful, so it was a strange contrast. They managed to create a nice atmosphere with chandeliers and greenery outside, so it helped. I went inside and it was very dark and romantic and quite busy, so I may try that next time, but I think we enjoyed being outside.

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vipTheDals
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious doesn’t describe our meal here enough. We started with the white truffle salumi, the 10 year cheddar and the cows milk truffle cheese. The calamari was the best we ever had, tender and flavorful. The diver scallops were cooked to perfection as was the imperial wagyu steak. Top notch service. The parking lot had $3M in really nice cars like out of a car show. Highly recommend.

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CandieD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Kim is such a professional...Friendly, knowledgeable, efficient...Kudos to the Chef and kitchen staff, too...as well as table busser....Food was delicious! Wine list a little pricey... Not too keen on having sports showing on big screen tv in bar... in a way it takes away from the ambiance... especially when wanting to have a nice dinner out, with friends, family, dates, etc... Maybe figure a way to "separate" viewing from restaurant to/from bar?

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vipAndy
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mother’s Day celebrating.

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vipHector
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent from the food, drinks and service! Very busy place. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it all!

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IDD00
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always loved this place and I’m happy to be able to be back inside :)

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ericae
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and great wine. Service was impeccable. The Brussels sprout leaves were such a refreshing change in standard sides. My ribeye was so tender you could have torn it apart.

Highly recommend.

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viprupalis
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Would def go back!

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Scooter
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Young kids allowed by parents to roam the grounds. ☹️

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table of 4 ran into friends & invited them to join our table - the staff quickly & easily accommodated our request for a party of 6. The food, service (promptness, recommendations, etc) were top notch & always are. The hilarious people watching is the cherry on top.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place hands down always the best place in Np , we had the New York strip . It was cooked to order, perfection 👌🏽

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TinaN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk in. Love the hostesses, the ambience~ waiters and bartenders. Such a cozy and friendly vibe. Food always over the top amazing!! Thank you “A” for always treating everyone like they are special!!

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ElliK
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We finally got out and this was such an amazing choice! Great wine great food great service Steven was amazing and all round great experience!

BM
BobMiller
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently brillant. Block Cut NY is perfection and the new appetizer selections are spot on

FAQs

A Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 650-6505.

A Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1269 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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