Bayside Restaurant

4.5
2528 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Celebrating over 20 years as a Newport Beach dining destination, the Ghoukassian family continues their legacy, bringing culinary drama and inventive dishes to visitors and locals. Always focusing on the art of dining, Bayside boasts one of the town’s favorite bars and lounges, with nightly music, ranging from contemporary covers to live piano and jazz duos. Weekly specials include the Steakhouse Thursday Menu and the restaurant’s popular Champagne Sunday brunch. Come dine on the patio overlooking Newport Harbor or enjoy a spot tucked away in the dining room for an experience second-to-none. Private dining areas, the patio and the entire restaurant are available for special events. Valet parking is always complimentary, and ample self-parking is available.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDMHII
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Great Food, Great Music, Great NORMAL atmosphere! Really Fun.

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CorbettM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere, had live music 🎶 that was relaxing and not too loud. Food was good, but nothing extraordinary compared to other places in the area, in the same price range. Would definitely return though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The waiter had to many tables. We didn't order for 45 min. And we're at the restaurant for 2.5 hours, not by choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Mother’s Day special dinner menu was extremely overpriced.

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KenM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food but very slow (1 hour) to receive food. 6p on Mother’s Day. Inside was full and they packed the parking lot with outdoor dining. At least double the business the kitchen was built to handle.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Took my Mom for Mother’s Day.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I never write reviews on here but our Mother’s Day brunch was a bad experience. We were seated in a parking lot even though I’ve had reservations for over a month. My sons high chair was broken and we had to ask twice for it to be replaced. Our food took forever and wasn’t very good when we received it. The cost of the meal was high so you expect a certain ambiance, level of service and quality of food. We didn’t get any of the above. After speaking to the manager he did absolutely nothing to make it better. I also emailed the restaurant to let them know and haven’t received a response.

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vipHappyDiners
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous night. Fabulous music!!

DP
vipDianeP
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had an awesome server and the food was good.

The only issue was it was very busy and the noise level was very high.

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vipGeorgiaR
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a Pleasure

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted the music

JO
JOONL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Hostess was really rude and didn't not have manners at all.

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vipFernando
Orange County
178 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always!!!

Highly recommended.

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NancyJ
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! David, our server, was so friendly and helpful. Food was hot and delicious!

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vipnewportlocal2
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner outside in the tent area. Band was great and not intrusive . Food and service always great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, beautiful location and the live music was very nice!

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vipOnthego
Orange County
68 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 4 of us selected the pre fixe entree - the steaks (filet and rib eye) were delicious - especially the rib eye - beautiful cuts of meats and cooked to perfection. It was a night of celebration with our friends as was our dinner. We sat in the dining room - could still hear the music...but also hear our conversations. Already booked to go back next week. The food is consistently excellent...as is the service. Mavie, our server, is a 10++

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FrankC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant serves excellent food, stylishly plated, in a pleasant venue. On Tuesday and Wednesday nights they have a very good duo singing oldies and standards for entertainment.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. I got the prie fixe menu and the mushroom crusted halibut was to die for. The tuna tartare could have been a meal on its own. I will definitely be going back when I have occasion to be in the area again.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rack of Lambs with the Yukon potatoes were delicious!! Must try. Best good I’ve had in California and I’m a traveling nurse from Mississippi!!

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AnjaliS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I loved the music and our waiter was very nice. He seemed very rushed though. The food took a very very long time to come out (over an hour), but everything was delicious and cooked perfectly!

HM
vipHungryMan
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Main dining room is drab and 1970's vintage. No decor to speak of. Dark walls, dark floor, old curtains, (looking dirty). It is past due for an upgrade, especially to justify their prices.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The shrimp linguine was too spicy for my husband's taste and the pork chop was tough. Thank goodness I requested the sauce on the side because it had some kick to it too. The soup (cream of artichoke) was good and the cheesecake was very good. Bayside was just not our preference for dining except we thought we would give it a try during Restaurant Week.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Food and service don’t match high end ambiance and price.

Steaks over salted, thin, overcooked, smothered in white sauce bearnaise attempt; reminded me of outback or sizzler, perhaps Denny’s.

Risotto was lemony steamed rice, which was terrible; I know it’s not an Italian restaurant but it’s not a truckstoo Diner either

Ambiance great, live music vey nice

Hostess dressed formally, fitting the ambiance

Waitress very informally dressed (khakis?), which seemed out of place; rushed us out; didn’t offer dessert, or describe different prix fixe options: had us box our own leftovers, which is ok but didn’t match high end vibe ambiance suggests; we stacked our plates waiting for table to be bussed

Wine ordered was very nice; decent wine selection $50-$1000

Recommend going to one of the several high end steak houses in the area instead

Valet was nice

KC
vipKimCo
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to have an enjoyable meal!!

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Mamie
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant every time. We were hosting friends from St. Louis and we all enjoyed our evening very much! Our waiter was attentive and dedicated to our every need! A perfect event!

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Antonio
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and the service was outstanding. Our waiter was especially helpful and attentive. The noise level was quite high due to a large, energetic party at an adjacent table. My only concern was that the prices were quite high compared to previous visits and the bar menu is no longer available.

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ScottB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With large indoor and outdoor dining areas, there is a lot going on. The Jazz outside was great and at the request of one of my guests we ate inside. The food was top notch and the wine list had some very nice wines that paired well.

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viplmdine
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

we have been to Bayside number of times and it has been great each time. The only complaint is that our last visit, service was very slow but we had a very nice waitress.

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vipSuzannester
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We scheduled a birthday dinner and came early to get a booth in the bar area near the piano player. It was perfect! The food was superb! I had the Filet and the guys had the pork chop. Outstanding all! Love the freshly made hot rolls and terrific service. Patty our waitress was wonderful! Nice, efficient, but didn’t hound us so we could chat and enjoy ourselves. Also the bussers really stayed on top of our table, with water and fresh new rolls and clearing plates. The drinks were fun too. We had great wine and a Manhattan and they made my virgin marguerita really festive and fun in a tall fancy glass, so it felt festive. Great night out and next time we’ll try the outside tent to take in the live jazz! 😄

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of our dishes were absolutely amazing !

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vipTedB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was out of this world, I had the porkchop, the BEST I have ever had, noise level perfect, we were close to the band(a combo) , they were really good and not to loud, I would not change a thing and will be back for sure, service was great, just enough attention without bugging us

JP
vipJohnP
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful service, and great selection for dinner...first visit... will return during our next visit to Newport

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vipHatLady
Orange County
75 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat inside but the tables are spread out and the staff is doing a much better job now of wearing masks. No fun but good that they do that. The ceilings are high too which is nice and they do have a covered patio. They had music playing which is so nice as it was our anniversary. The scallops are incredibly good and the ahi tuna tartare is a fave for starter.

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barrysboat
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We thought the food was so so, not as good as previous experiences

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TamieT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Lovely place for a nice romantic dinner. I always enjoy dining here w live music and pianist. Food is great. Service has always been outstanding except this specific night.

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vipSharonHenwood
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Music so loud you cannot hear

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Xman
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Bayside is great! Classic upscale professional restaurant.

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vipjaimejoy
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took our family for lunch Sunday afternoon. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. We were seated right away with our reservation and our servers continually made sure we had our drinks and anything that we would need. Everyone was very friendly and the atmosphere very free. There was also live music which added to the atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parent meeting for the first time. Great seat select. Food and drinks was great.

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Bayside Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 721-1222.

Bayside Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 2528 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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