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Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
+1 949-675-3474
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (86 reviews)
“walleye” (5 reviews)
“sand dabs” (14 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of fresh fish. But our luck, no lobster bisque today. The salmon ciabbata sandwich was not a good choice, one could not eat it as a sandwich, as the bread is too thick and firm to be able to bite through it all....More

Thank Priscilla G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The seafood here is as fresh as it gets for a great price. The sourdough bread is as good as Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. There is no corkage on the first bottle of wine so bring your own. The restaurant is on the water...More

1  Thank aekrfk
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear aekrfk, Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They do a great job with fish. The bar can be fun. May be tough to get into on the weekends. Not too expensive by Newport Beach standards.More

Thank BalboaPaul
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear BalboaPaul, Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is an excellent and varied selection of fresh seafood at this large venued resturant. The vegetable sides were healthy and tasty. The service is attentive. Great cocktails as well. A real treat if you want seafood.More

Thank Suzanne c
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne c, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it since it helps our business and it also helps raise the staff morale. We will give Marissa a huge high five for being such a great...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The family atmosphere was lively and the service was friendly. Pleasant location by the dock. Food was average but large servings.

Thank turquoise-starfish
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We had clams, salads, soup, ahi, halibut & dessert. All was pretty good. Server was impatient, distracted & abscent. Made up for the good food. We wouldn't go out of our way to cone back.More

Thank DarrinWichita_KS
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear DarrinWichitka_KS, Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

I have been going to Blue Water for years. It is the closest fresh seafood restaurant that we have, that compares to east coast seafood. They even have grilled calamari..I have always had amazing food and service every time I have gone. I usually take...More

1  Thank Gary B
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Gary B, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it since it helps our business and it also helps raise the staff morale. We will give Marissa a huge high five for being such a great...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

The restaurant was really loud, even though we were in a corner of the restaurant! The food was OK but not great and the service was rather slow even though we hadn't ordered anything special. My husband's salmon and vegetables arrived cold and rather tasteless....More

Thank Janice51
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We drove down from Los Angeles to a Pop Art exhibition at OCMA in Newport Beach & found this fun place in the marina. Warm, casual & reasonably priced, this indoor/outdoor pier restaurant overlooks the yachts & speed boats from its spacious terrace. Well-priced freshly...More

1  Thank WehoTravelers
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear WehoTravelers, Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Things started well, the server was friendly and offered good advice on the fish of the day. But I ordered a martini, advertised as including blue cheese stuffed olives. I thought blue cheese would be a bit weird, but decided to try it. Martini arrived,...More

2  Thank Bruce J
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4 January 2017|
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Response from ckm100 | Reviewed this property |
Yes usually with multiple choices for fish all very fresh
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David L
Thank you for responding to my review. I attempted to communicate to your staff that I felt this was a special situation, and the staff member that answered the phone was very nice. But -- and now I do not recall if it was he or she -- your staff made it quite clear that there was a specific reservation policy and the person did not want to hear any more about it, as reservations are not accepted and I should try a drop-in visit, and that there was really nothing that could be done. I understand just how hard it is to have the responsibility to be the front line person, but none of the authority to make a decision to bend the rules. I have another friend who wants to try Bluewater Grill, so perhaps if they ever decide the time is right we may drop in. I am still not inclined to pursue them about visiting. My time is valuable too, and I want an enjoyable evening out, not an evening where I have to jockey for position. So I tend to avoid places that do not accept reservations. That is my policy; sometimes I make exceptions.
7 November 2016|
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Response from ckm100 | Reviewed this property |
Too bad you are so rigid in your rule making you are missing a value- quality resturant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 50
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-3474
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Description
Newport BeachEstablished in 1996, Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach was the original inspiration for what hasbecome the leading premium seafood restaurant chain in Southern California. Owner-operated since its inception, the waterfront restaurant on the docks in historic Cannery Village specializes in Orange County’s freshest seafood, classically prepared and served at a fair price in a friendly, casual atmosphere. New lunch and dinner menus, printed daily, feature more than 40 varieties of fresh seafood and shellfish annually. Other highlights include a shellfish bar, kid’s menu, patio dining, full bar, weekday happy hours, full wine list and monthly tasting events.