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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
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (114 reviews)
“sand dabs” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on the hunt for great seafood and an outdoor location. We found both. The food was amazing, the staff accommodating and the service was top notch. It was off the main drag so the wait wasn't even as long as they anticipated. We'll...More

Thank Kristen H
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kristen H, Thank you for the excellent review, it was our pleasure to accommodate your seafood and outdoor needs. We will definitely share your comments with everyone on the staff and thank you once again- we'd love to have you back!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stopped by for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and was promptly seated outside as requested. My pot of steamed clams was nicely presented but a tad too salty. My friend had the fish taco that came with some pretty greasy chips,...More

1  Thank Suwanna C
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Suwanna C, Thank you for the four star review and your comments. We appreciate the kind words regarding our service. We will definitely share your comments with everyone on the staff and thank you once again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here at the end of happy hour, and had a couple glasses of wine and a edamane appetiser for $20 incl tax and tip. We then were seated at an outside table and ordered a halibut and blackened swoardfish. Both came with 2...More

Thank Bobaz1
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Bobaz1, Thank you for the kind words. We appreciate the high remarks on our menu options. We will definitely share your comments with everyone on the staff and thank you once again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant place with a good sea food . May be expansive but the view on the port has a price . Outside tables are the best

Thank joel b
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear joel b, Thank you for the four star review and your comments. We will definitely share your comments with everyone on the staff and thank you once again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Page was amazing, took excellent care of us. We love the scallops the best! The atmosphere is casual and so lovely facing the yachts! This is our favorite for fish and atmosphere is perfect! The chef creates great flavors and the oysters were incredible! We...More

Thank Clara B
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Clara B, Thank you for the great five star review and your kind words. We will definitely share your comments with everyone on the staff and thank you once again!

Reviewed 15 August 2018

The blackened swordfish was wonderful. A very large portion. My husband I split the order and couldn't finish it.

Thank yeliabad
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear yeliabad, Thank you for the great review regarding your dining experience with us. We appreciate the high remarks on our blackened swordfish. We will definitely share your comments with everyone on the staff and thank you once again!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Gave it a try AGAIN, after 2 years hoping beyond hope that it was as good as it was years ago , but NOPE! Waited 1 hr + for table. ,Food was horrible and the waiter was not much better. Had to ask over n...More

1  Thank Jo S
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Dear Jo S, Thank you for dining with us. We apologize for the poor experience you had and we will definitely discuss on how we can improve on that. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and will work on it.

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We waited about 30 minutes before being seated for an outdoor table which was fine. We ordered the calamari for an appetizer and 2 pasta and shrimp dishes, the tuna and I had the shrimp and scallop skewers. My skewers came out cold but the...More

Thank Dorimom523
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Dear Dorimom523, Thank you so much for dining with us. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback as we will relay it back to our staff and our management.

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Coming from the East Coast was looking for a West Coast seafood restaurant before going to Catalina. Did not know this is a chain restaurant. They say that their New England clam chowder is award winning. I will say it was very good. I chuckle...More

1  Thank Neil K
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Dear Neil K, Thank you so much for dining with us. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback as we will relay it back to our staff and our Chef. Thank you and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 19 July 2018

Very lively restaurant with a lot of outdoor seating. Server was very friendly and service was quick. Food was excellent and fish was fresh. You get what you pay for so the prices were very fair. Look forward to eating there again.

Thank Desiree1410
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Dear Desiree1410, Thank you for the excellent review regarding your dining experience with us. We appreciate the high remarks about our seafood and service. We will definitely share your comments with everyone on the staff and thank you once again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
Established 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.
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