In 2009, they refurbished, restyled and re-opened the traditional British pub at Five Crowns as Corona del Mar’s first and only English-style gastropub, SideDoor.
SideDoor is a separate operation within Five Crowns. Enter on Poppy Street under the big red key and find a comfortable and convivial atmosphere. Cozy up to one of the charming fireplaces. The focus at SideDoor is on seasonal small plates portioned for sharing, cheese and charcuterie prepared by a chef on duty at the new charcuterie station and a selection of world-class spirits. A wide range of wines and craft beers in a variety of sizes and pours are constantly updated with new offerings for the curious to explore. With its warm, relaxed atmosphere, SideDoor, the casual neighborhood gastropub, will have its guests returning again and again.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Always love this place! Thank you, again, for the best charcuterie and old fashions in town!
We LOVED SideDoor. The experience was incredible and food was amazing. Will definitely be returning in the future.
Great food, great drinks, and great service! The soufflé is a must!!!
Thank you, James! Come back soon...for another Souffle :)
Our food could have been warmer and although the flavor food was fine, it did not warrant the prices on the menu. The same items elsewhere have a more complex flavor profile.
This was a birthday dinner so it was a little disappointing. I also thought it could have had a wider spread of price points for entrees.
Happily the service was above average.
Thank you for your review. We apologize we fell short of your expectations with your food order. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.
Perfect. Not too many there
Thank you for the review!
Having had a great experience last month for an anniversary celebration, we returned for a birthday celebration. Another great evening with amazing food and wine selections and terrific service. Both the filet mignon and fish and chips were delicious! Jack, our server, was attentive and engaging. Looking forward to our next visit!
Thank for the review! We look forward to having you back! All the best :)
Our server, Louie, was terrific. The charcuterie board created by Joe was amazing and the molten cake, worth the wait.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Please come back soon :)
We always have enjoyed Side Door and it's nice to be back, attentive and happy
servers, good food!
Thanks for sharing, Neil! We hope to see you again soon :)
My husband and I came in for appetizers and wine. Very nice cheese in charcuterie boards beautiful presentation. Great service
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Menu seems more limited than in the past. Miss chicken pot pies.
Thanks for joining us, Denise! We look forward to moving toward normalcy with our menu.
Excellent service and excellent servers. We had the three selection charcuterie board and the items were tasty. We had the chicken sandwich and hamachi and they were both excellent. Always a great dining experience at the SideDoor.
Thank you for the great review. We love to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. Please come again soon!
Such a great place for dinner. Great food wine and ambiance.
Thanks for coming in Eddie!
Very pleasant. Nice atmosphere, good food and service was great
Thank you, Stanley. We hope to see you again soon :)
Amazing! As always....
Thank you, Fernando! Please come again soon :)
Food was simply awful.
Service person was v nice. However, kitchen twice misfired the apps and then dinner.
Restaurant has a terrible odor.
Hello Richard - Thank you for your candid review. We appreciate that you expected to enjoy a wonderful experience and apologize we fell short of your expectations. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.
The cheese expert was fantastic. Made the experience extra special.
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This was our first time at the side door and unfortunately wasn't the best experience. Our server did her best but she was the only one working so we had to wait quite a bit. Drinks seemed to take a long time. The meals we all had were fresh, hot etc and were brought out by the chef I believe, which was nice as he explained the various sauces and such. Very generous portions as well. The speakers weren't working in the eating area however when we moved to the bar for a night cap there was music so the atmosphere was better.
Not sure if we'll try again, they definitely need more staff.
We are sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations. We strive to deliver the highest quality service and dining experience possible and will share your feedback with our team. We hope you decide to give us another shot in the future. Wishing you all the best.
Best of the Best Restaurant in Newport Beach.
"it's not just a restaurant, it's an Experience!"
Thank you, Fernando! Come again soon :)
Try their cocktails, they are unique and amazing. The cheese plates are also always a winner (they will give you extra bread if you ask).
Cheers! Happy to hear...don't be a stranger!
Really nice meal in a nice “authentic” English pub like experience. The food and drink were both exceptional and our server was kind and attentive without hovering. Would definitely come back if looking for a pub or steakhouse (prime rib) style food. Seriously delicious.
Thank you, Kate!
It’s always a great experience at Side Door!
Thank you! Come again soon!
always great food and atmosphere. Outstanding customer service!
Thank you, Jennifer!
amazing as always hands down best staff in all of OC amazing food and drink
Thank you, Noah! We hope to see you again soon :)
Great service, excellent food. An A+!
Thank you! We hope to see you again soon :)
As always Side Door was wonderful!
Get the charcuterie Michael is a master of his craft ! Service was 11 out of 10 so happy to see them seating again.
Thank you, Matthew! Please come again soon :)
My family’s only and last chance to have a celebratory holiday dinner together before all restaurants had to close for serving diners. Outstanding service, food, ambiance. Great attention to detail too, eg. having my pre-ordered gift cards ready for me before I even arrived. Warm greetings from both manager and wait staff. Lawry’s at the Beach was a fabulous experience and put a lot of warmth and kindness and delicious food into all 5 of us! Very enjoyable all around, and special shout out to Rose and
Allison and Omar; my family and I appreciated each and every one of your efforts to make our holiday dinner a great time and special memory!!!
Enjoyed it very much. A bit loud and a little slow. Tables could have been decorated nicer.
Loved it! The pop up tent was very well put together!
A nice quiet rainy evening with my sweetheart at Sidedoor, is always a welcome respite.
Fabulous food and the staff are incredibly accommodating and welcoming! Love The Side door!
We went to Sidedoor for a snack but ended up getting dinner. My husband ordered a cocktail and a beef dip sandwich and I ordered fish and chips. Both were excellent.
Very good service. Cheese was excellent. Very quiet.
We came to the restaurant based on a recommendation from a work colleague. The restaurant is very charming when you enter. Fireplaces and a pub feel, and it was nice to have a quiet corner. However, as usual, you're vulnerable to the loud patrons that seem to frequent all restaurants. Had we not had noisy people next to us, it would have been a really nice experience, and that's not the fault of the restaurant. Our waitress seemed to be very forgetful, so not sure if it was one of her first days or not. She was nice, but would bring food and then later bring silverware, or bring the wine but not glasses, or delayed in bringing the ice bucket for our wine. Just seemed like she was always one step behind on what she should be doing. We weren't in a hurry, so ultimately not a big deal, but could see where this could get to be a big problem with customers if she doesn't get it in check. The restaurant is connected to Five Crowns and shares a menu, so we'd like to experience the main restaurant at some point too. Overall, I thought it was a good restaurant experience.
The best Prime Rib in all the world !
Ask for Eliza and for Omar, they are the best of the best.
The service was sooooo slow we couldn’t believe it. Was there for 2 hours with 1&1/2 hours of just waiting. Never had such poor service there EVER! Plus our server only had 4 tables. She was always in the back. Finally had to ask for dessert and check at same time. Of course she didn’t bring the check. All of us wasn’t happy that night.
It was a bit musty smelling inside
The cocktails were good
We had a party of 4 but the bill was $400 so not sure it was so inexpensive. Had to at least try it but probably won’t go back. The prime rib had a big bone so you don’t get much meat
Classic take on the English pub.
Staff were kind and attentive. Food was spectacular pub style with a gourmet touch. Fireplace and wood floor with genuine English artifacts on walls finished off the perfect experience.
Anytime a restaurant is taken over by a group it always goes bad.
SideDoor offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 717-4322.
SideDoor is rated 4.6 stars by 55 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.