Tavern House Kitchen + Bar

4.7
444 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Tavern House is the creation of restaurateurs David Wilhelm and Gregg Solomon who have developed numerous Orange County restaurants over the past 25 years, including Kachina, Bistro 201, Barbacoa, Chat Noir, Diva, Sorrento Grille and French 75. The menu reflects a collection of Chef Wilhelm's popular signature seafood and comfort food dishes. A large centrally located bar drives a vibrant night time scene in what is arguably one of the best view locations in Newport Harbor. It also has fireplace lit, 50 seat private room for banquets.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 444 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around. Add crab cakes to the appetizers and it's perfect. We will for sure be back. HIGHLY RECOMMEND everyone...

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GretchenA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent, service fantastic, experience exactly what we needed! Thank You Tavern House!

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vipGregoryR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Prices have been raised to make it unreasonably high-priced. As a result, no longer one of our favorite places.

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vipKorey
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and terrific service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. Its a weekly event for me!

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vipJoyAnne
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for drinks and apps or dinner. Very nice harbor water view. Good and service was great!

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MegC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rude hostess- server rushed us through our dinner. Absolutely horrible experience.

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ChristinaP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our time here!

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vipChrisR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A must go to restuarant! Great food, and fun environment!

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Stephanie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The view was great however the service was subpar. I tried to order a meal that was lactose free and they wouldn’t let me change my meal at all. Additionally, they didn’t let me choose how I wanted my meat cooked. Overall they were not accommodating at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere! Love the Sea Bass it was amazing!

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Vickie
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great energy in the restaurant. Food and service was excellent.

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vipJohnnynotDrama
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been to the Tavern house since it was renovated. The new dining area was nice and quaint. The food was surprisingly good as well as the wine. Had a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was the best!

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CarmenC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was terrible. I ordered 2 watermelon mojitos. I got them after we have eaten the soup. The Mojitos were plain mojitos, no watermelon. Plus very sour due to too much lime. In other words it was not a mojito. No one around to order bread to have with dinner. The Yellowtail was very sour with too many olives and dry. It was my Birthday and it was
a total bust. This is not a restaurant for a nice dinner, it is more for sandwiches and hamburgers.

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vipBeachDesert
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Buttermilk chicken. I had Chicken & Waffles and my wife had the Santa Fe Salad with Chicken.
Did we say we like the Chicken!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was great but a little to crowded. Not enough spaced out tables.

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vipKENL
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and really enjoyed it. Seated earlier than my reservations, which was great. Service was excellent. Food was good. Orders the Flatbread, Fried Chicken and Short Rib Stroganoff. Then came the Cheesecake, very good. Definitely recommend and will return.

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EddieR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I made a reservation for my wife and I to celebrate our anniversary. It was for 7pm and I requested a table by the window to enjoy the sunset. They confirmed when I checked in that they had the notes and said the would seat us ASAP ( we arrived early 30 minutes to make sure we could get the table I requested.) They told us we were the nest party of 2 to be seated and asked if we want high top by the bar. I replied we would rather wait for the table by on the window.

About 15-20 minutes later tow ladies came in and there was a issue about finding their reservation. The manager came and told the servers he made the reservation and did something wrong but assured thee hostess that they had a reservation. This all happened right in front of my wife and I. Anyways, 5 minutes later they take the two ladies to their table and a few minutes later take my wife and I. The two ladies received the table right on the window while we were sat at a table away from the window.

Wasn't the end of the world but was kinda disappointing since it seemed like the manager simply took our table and gave it to someone he knew. The food was excellent and our server was awesome. Would definitely go again but would hope that our reservation would take precedent over the managers friends next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Very poor service. We were seated outside with a few other tables. They had prom kids inside and service was extremely slow. They then brought out one flatbread pizza about 15 minutes before the other food. I

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rwildt
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Our waitress was so unattentive that by the time we were able to send my son’s very rare steak back to have it properly cooked to medium well, which is how we ordered it, the rest of the table had finished our meals. About 20 min later my son received his steak but was basically eating by himself at this point. Definitely would not go back or recommend to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very noisy but its a bar in the middle so to be expected... at least the partitions are useful for something ... to block the noise.

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Debbie
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. Great place for a birthday brunch.

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JulieN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first visit with friends while in the area. The food and service were wonderful, the setting by the marina made it beautiful with the Sunset.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome date restaurant

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vipMarileeT
Orange County
55 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great place to eat!

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vipRestaurantCritic
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One thing I disliked was the fact that our waiter brought us cheesecake as a birthday gift but surprisingly we were charged for it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere and good hardy food. Definitely returning.

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vipZsuzsanaW
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, celebrating a birthday. Hostess was nice. Server Katie was great and food was delicious. We will definitely be returning… Valet gentleman was amazing as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place love coming here and the food is filling and good. I got the prime rib Benedict but I prefer the regular eggs Benedict I just like to try new stuff. I also had a Skinny B margarita which is my favorite drink and a watermelon mojito. Love the service everyone is so nice!

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Valp
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamie was awesome. Great atmosphere. We were there to celebrate a birthday and it was perfect. Thanks.

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GregH
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional and the food is great. They did a nice job updating the interior and the view of the harbor is wonderful.

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FredM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent... in particular the snapper veracruz and the scallops. We also had appetizers... calamari and oysters. Excelant!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch and breakfast pizza!

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vipDK2005
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Service was great. Food too. Noise was almost unbearable so it somewhat soured the overall dining experience. I would recommend finding a way to funnel the noise for the smaller spaced dining sections.

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BethS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to Newport Beach we go to tavern house!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good as well as service. Had great table with beautiful view. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, my friend was impressed and truly enjoyed the view and commented several how wonderful it was and thanked me for bringing her to very nice place and thank you for the wonderful service too

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PMR1
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter dinner w/ my spouse. Great good, beautiful window table overlooking beautiful Newport back bay marina, balboa lislad homes on a perfect day!

First time customer. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great except the lamb chops that I ordered was disappointing. For the price of $40 I expected more.

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Tavern House Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 444 OpenTable diners.

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