December 21, 2016

Best of Newport Beach: Top Spots for an Amazing Dinner


Welcome to another round up of the best of the best! If you have been keeping up with our blog posts, you know we have been tracking the best breakfasts, lunches, and dinners in the Orange County area! This week, we will be covering the best dinners in Newport Beach! If you are planning your next California vacation, and want to know more of what to do at the end of a long day of shopping at Fashion Island, watching the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, or want to find something close to our Newport Beach vacation rentals , we’ve got a list of the best of the best dinners in Newport Beach!

Best Seafood

Wildfish Seafood Grille
1370 Bison Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Looking for a sophisticated and welcoming environment with deliciously intricate food? Wildfish Seafood Grille is for you! With free parking, business casual environment, and close vicinity to Fashion Island, Wildfish provides a delicate ambiance for a Southern California Beach Town date or food adventure. Try the crab cakes, Hong Kong style bass, lobster tacos, or George scallops! Wildfish offers the best seafood and dining experience for your Newport Beach vacation or adventure, and takes the cake for our favorite seafood dinner!

Best Fusion

Ten Asian Bistro
4647 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660

If you are looking for something a little bit more unique, try Ten Asian Bistro . Known for their fun and exciting environment and creative sushi rolls, Ten Asian Bistro offers a variety of Japanese, Chinese and Thai fusion cuisine-combining flavors of the East and West. Try out the garlic edamame, Keoni roll, yellowtail jalapeno roll, or Mongolian beef. Make sure to stop by for an early dinner for Happy Hour from 4pm-7pm Mondays through Fridays!

Best Burgers

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
311 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Although seemingly simple, one of the most popular things to do in Orange County is grab a good quality burger. Hopdoddy Burger Bar is a local favorite, and if you are on a Newport Beach vacation, Hopdoddy is a must-visit! Amidst a world of chemically manufactured food, Hopdoddy is a beacon of light with their promise to only serve ethically sourced food-free of chemicals and hormones. Located within Fashion Island , Hopdoddy is also a convenient stop during an Orange County shopping excursion. Make sure to try out their freshly cut French fries sprinkled with parsley, creative milkshake options, and the carefully crafted seasonal specials!

Best Bar and Restaurant

Red O
143 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Fashion Island is simply full of amazing food, and Red O is another of our favorites from that upscale shopping venue. With glowing reviews, loyal customers, and top-notch service, Red O is the place to be for fun drinks, good food, and a perfect night of things to do in Newport Beach. Whether you are looking for an exciting environment on your beachside vacation, or just looking for a casual place to hang out after work, Red O has been described as a ‘true visual indulgence’ and ‘5 star all the way’. Try their duck taquitos, scallops, and passion fruit buttercake for dessert!

Best Affordable Family Dinner

Rockfire Grill
2400 W Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663

The second of two locations, Rockfire Grill of Newport Beach is the place to go for an inexpensive family dinner. In a city where eating prices are rising, Rockfire keeps their artisan burgers, fries, pizza, flatbreads, and salads at an affordable price. Try out their famous OMG burger, pizza bread, or harvest salad. Rockfire Grill is known for filling the tummy, great customer service, and a great overall experience!

Best (Unique) Healthy Dinner

Café Gratitude
1617 Westcliff Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Café Gratitude is definitely the most unique of all of the restaurants we have listed so far. Café Gratitude is a 100% organic plant-based restaurant, offering vegan and vegetarian friendly dining options, as well as a beautiful atmosphere with wonderfully decorated modern ceilings and an open patio perfect for daytime dining. Make sure to visit for happy hour Monday-Friday 3-6pm for inexpensive drinks and $6 appetizers! But perhaps the most unique part of Café Gratitude is the names of their dishes. With names like “I am golden” or “I am Dazzling”, you are sure to feel immersed in a high end, diet friendly, and inspiring environment!

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