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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
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (88 reviews)
“sand dabs” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
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11 - 20 of 516 reviews

Reviewed 23 May 2017

I guess it's my fault as I expected it to be a bit more special since we were in the tiny cute town on the island but it didn't rise to the anticipation. The service was just regular, we weren't in any rush or too...More

Thank Marina K
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Marina K, Thank you so much for your business and the three-star rating. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We will share your comments with our staff and our Chef. I apologize if you find the food not to...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Focus on locally caught seafood in a casual environment. Staff is very knowledgeable about the selection and preparation. Oysters were very good as the entreesMore

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

Dear BPONaperville_IL, 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 ambassador....More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Sat outside, really nice view. We ordered the Louis salad with shrimp, crab cakes, bronzed swordfish, and beer battered cod. The salad and fried fish were below average. The average review came from the crab cakes, which my mother said were the best she's ever...More

1  Thank hasherrer
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear hasherrer, Thank you so much for your business and the three-star rating. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We will share your comments with our staff and our Chef. I apologize if you find the food not to your...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Had Dinner here with my Son, packed and noisy but that was part of the charm. Service was great, drinks ok but the food was well below par. Started with a dozen Cherry Stone clams, big but not all that fresh. The person sitting next...More

Thank WolverineFl
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear WolverineFl, Thank you so much for your business and the three-star rating. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We will share your comments with our staff and our Chef. I apologize if you find the food not to your...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

On a recent business trip we stopped for Sunday lunch here. Parking was difficult and the place was packed. We waited about 20 minutes for a table. Waitstaff was very helpful Fish was excellent. Very fresh and well prepared. Would definitely recommend.More

1  Thank Chris H
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Dear Chris H, 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 15 May 2017 via mobile

We took the ferry over and had a great lunch. Good few of the bay and your u can watch the ferry and other boats. Food was good.More

1  Thank MontanaVacation1
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Dear MontanaVacation1, 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 9 May 2017 via mobile

Location on a small inlet overlooking boat docks. Very friendly and knowledgeable server. Blackened red fish was served with black beans and rice. It was well seasoned and fresh. Just what I wanted. The relaxing patio was a perfect setting to relax and enjoy our...More

1  Thank Marlenevf
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Dear Marlenevf, 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 ambassador....More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Blue water is one of our favorite hang outs , Good food, Wonderful Staff and great Atmosphere. Try their happy hour , wonderful treat . We go at least 3 times a month. Our business clients also like the place. The management and Staff will...More

Thank James V P
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Dear James V P, 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...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Originally called The Sea Shanty, then Delaney's, now The Bluewater Grill, I first ate here when I was about 10 years of age. It was in the beginning, on the commercial side of the bay, meaning fishing boats and crews, leaving at early hours or...More

Thank James W
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Dear James W, 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...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Really enjoyed my meal here this afternoon, I was determined to eat some seafood by the ocean while I was here so this gets checked off the bucket list. First let me say that this is a cozy waterfront restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating....More

Thank SErotica
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear SErotica, 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

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Kenneth A B
Lunch menu
4 January 2017|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. All good IMO.
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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
US$ 15 - US$ 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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
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.
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