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“Decent food, good view, average service”
Review of Rusty Pelican

Rusty Pelican
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Ranked #8 of 512 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Riverside Dr
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Had asked for patio dining when we booked but wasn't available when we got there which was disappointing although in hindsight good as people outside looked cold!
We had the calamari as an appetiser which was excellent and more than enough for 4 people to share.
We then all had different fish dishes all of which were really good.
Enjoyed the food but felt that the device was well below par for this quality of restaurant which took the edge of the evening

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Always fresh excellent food, especially the daily fresh fish specials. The bar upstairs has it's own menu or you can also order from the dining room menu. Reservations are helpful.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Rusty Pelican offers a classy yet not too dressy ambiance making it very comfortable to eat lunch or dinner there. Going for lunch gives you a better opportunity to be seated with a view of the water and beautiful boats docked at the marina. I always go for the "simply grilled" section this time trying the Artic Char. As usual, it was prepared deliciously and I love the simplicity of it. A must is their Garlic Bread appetizer. One bite and you'll understand why! If you go in the early evening and get seated with a water view you can witness some beautiful sunsets. I recommend this for any type of classy celebration like an adult birthday or anniversary as well as a great place to take a business client.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

I have been to this Rusty Pelican more times than I can count. This time it just was not up to par. The service was slow. The sauteed spinach was cold. We all usually love this place but were disappointed this time.

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Thank Taylorleo
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

All of the 8 diners at our table did not care for some aspect of their food. The deserts were good but my Salmon was cooked to the point of being inedible. I wish I could give this place a better review but at the Rusty Pelican you are paying for the location. Don't expect much from the food.

Thank richardlewis115
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