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The Dock

2816 Lafayette Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3716
+1 949-673-3625
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Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“duck” (3 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, International
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
2816 Lafayette Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3716
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't sure if we were going to stay at the restaurant because we wanted more of a view of the water, but they started serving bread and butter and a small bite of coho salmon on cucumber, so we were now staying. One bite...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only negative thing that I can say about this restaurant is that it can be difficult to find parking when going to eat there. Otherwise I only have positives. The food is excellent, as is the service. The restaurant is right on the water,...More

Thank GreatBearCaifornia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love this place. It was an open air restaurant right on the bay. The food was excellent. I could not give it 5 stars as they only serve beer and wine and I did not know that before we went. The shaved brussel sprouts...More

Thank Taylorleo
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Whether you "drive" your own Duffy or come by car the atmosphere is upscale Newport Beach without being snobby. Great wine list plus outstanding salads and entrees. Eat here then walk around the corner for a night cap at The Porch.

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Over the last month I have had two wonderful experiences at The Dock. The first was with a group and the second was with another couple from out of town. If you are thinking of going with a large group, and selecting a special menu,...More

Thank adalbert3
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Every time we are in the area we eat there. The food is special and the wine is a bit pricey, but the experience is excellent. All the dishes we had were very good - not a bad meal.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This tiny restaurant has such an intimate, romantic setting with only about 12 tables, big billowy linen curtains frame the booths and the entire back of the restaurant is open to the bay and tiny dock outside. There are crystal rock fires, upscale table linens,...More

Thank ms_webcasa
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

It was our first night in Newport Beach after arriving from Indianapolis. We were very hungry at 5:30pm. It was easy to book on trip advisor. The reviews were accurate. The food was really delicious. The ambiance was relaxed, romantic, and very nicely appointed. The...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Romantic ambience, attentive and caring service and an interesting and deliciously-prepared menu offering made our recent visit to The Dock a memorable and very recommendable experience! My wife started with a Crab & Avocado appetizer while I tried the Compressed Melon ( bursts, prosciutto and...More

Thank BigJim67
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

In street parking is difficult to find for Sunday brunch but we managed. Metered parking is quite affordable at just a few dollars for 2-hours (the max). The pre-fix menu for brunch has delicious options. A bit overpriced because there's an extra charge for drinks...More

Thank Peanut4Life
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 75
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2816 Lafayette Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-3625
  • E-mail
Description
The Dock is a unique dining experience on the Rhine Channel - part of Newport Harbor in Newport Beach.
Our intimate dining offers cozy banquettes and comfortable armed bistro chairs and plenty of pillows for relaxation as you enjoy the soft bay breeze. Plenty of boats, duffys, paddle boards and sail boats float by.

Reservations are recommended for the weekends but we welcome walk-ins. Reservations for parties of 6 or more - please provide a credit card and advise the reception if you are unable to keep your reservation with a minimum of 8 hour notice. We are a small restaurant that seats up to 55 guests. We do not rush our guests so we plan our reservations accordingly.

The service is attentive, but not obtrusive. Our goal is to give you a remarkable and relaxing dining experience with our cuisine and service. The menu is an 'infused continental" offering of salads, seafood, some are gluten-free, and proteins such as grilled octopus, Pear Salad, Steak Tartar, Foie Gras and a Grilled Hearts of Romaine to name a few.

Entrees include our Maine Diver Scallops, Fresh Seasonal Salmon, Fresh fish such as John Dory, Loup de Mer, Halibut, and Sea Bass. We also feature Duck, Lamb, Pork Tenderloin, Filet Mignon and a Beef shop to share on special occasions.

Desserts are Chocolate Tart with a Graham Cracker/Almond Crust, Raspberry Coulis and Fresh Made Ice Cream
The Banana Bread Pudding Cake with Passion Fruit Emulsion, Caramelized Banana and Hazelnut Ice Cream turns banana haters into banana lovers.
Expresso Creme Brulee with Fresh Made Beignets dusted with Cinnamon and Sugar.

The Cheese Plate is the perfect compliment for wine lovers.

Our 16 page wine list focuses on both rare and popular wines from California, Oregon, and France with a few wines from Spain, Italy. There are also wines by the glass and our staff will pair them with each course.

The Dock staff looks forward to welcoming you for the first time and/or again in the near future.

The Dock is the ideal venue for small to medium size group events celebrating corporate, birthday, anniversary, pre and post wedding nuptials, bridal and baby showers. Please email or call us for details.
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