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“Good food and service”

Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Ranked #5 of 514 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 50
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Fish, talapia was very good. Coconut shrimp also very good.
Skip the fingerling potatoes, they were burned and hard.
Service was very good. Manhattan clam chowder very good too.

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Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear rxplus,

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 your comments with everyone and thank you once again.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

I had some really fresh oysters, and a well prepared Maine lobster. They are pet friendly, Google said that but their website does not mention it. I sat outside next to the big yachts, very nice. Service was very attentive and professional. The only negative was my side of roasted potatoes, in my opinion they were underdone and basically inedible, I never got an answer if that is how the chef wants them. Overall great seafood and service. .

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Thank Michael H
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Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Dear Michael 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 staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share your comments with everyone and thank you once again.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Service was slowwwwww... and I had sand in my mussels. It took forever to get our meals. The outside seating is real cute. I cant say I will return here ever. Maybe someone will have better luck .

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Thank princesslollipop
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Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Dear princesslollipop,

Thank you so much for your business, and taking the time to review us. We truly appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback, which we take very seriously, and we take appropriate action internally. We apologize for the slow service. Please know that we staff so we can take great care of everyone but sometimes the wheels come off and our staff gets stretched thin and they get stressed out which causes service problems. Additionally, when things slow down since we are either slammed or slow, our staff can "drop the ball" and we continually try to manage this but we are not perfect and just know our intentions are to deliver great service and in your case failed. As far as the food goes, we do extremely high volume and all of our food turns over every day and is freshly prepared. Thank you for understanding, we will review with our staff.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Meet friends for dinner at Bluewater Grill tonight. It is our 3rd time here and it did not disappoint
I had the lemon pepper Mahi Mahi. My husband had the cedar plank salom. All I can say there was nothing left on our plates. The food was delicious! Our server, Matylou, was friendly, professional and we had excellent service. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the area. A truly special place. I would recommend making making reservations.

Thank debster765
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Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear debster765,

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 staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share your comments with everyone and thank you once again.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

It was a lovely warm evening so we asked to sit outside- really enjoyed it and dinner was delicious. Dessert is worth it! They also handled our kids really well, with the dirty worms dessert!

Thank Elle31_9
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Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear Elle31_9,


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 staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share your comments with everyone and thank you once again.

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