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Discover Newport Beach's favorite dining spots: Harborside with waterfront views, CUCINA Enoteca's Italian delights, Newport Landing's seafood, and hidden gem Buddha's Favorite. A Restaurant offers sophisticated dishes.

The 5 Best Spots to Eat in Newport Beach

Newport Beach is primarily known for its stunning coastline and perfect spots for fun activities, but Newport Beach also has many delicious restaurants to satisfy whatever you desire. Here are some of the locals favorite spots to dine. If you have any questions about Newport Beach, contact us today!

Harborside Restaurant

Harborside is an iconic waterfront restaurant located inside the historic Balboa Pavilion building. This is the perfect place to enjoy a casual lunch or dinner with spectacular views. Experience their happy hour that is known as the “longest happy hour in town” from 11am to 7pm everyday of the week. Their popular dishes include fresh seafood, Alaskan king crab, Canadian lobsters, and prime steaks.

Located at 400 Main Street, Newport Beach, Ca 92661. Harborside is open for lunch Monday through Sunday from 11:30am-3:30pm and open for dinner from 5-9pm Monday through Thursday and 4-9pm on Sundays. Park at metered street parking located all around Harborside with rates of $1.75/hour or park at a public parking lot 2 blocks away with rates of $1.75/hour. Valet parking available on the weekends.

CUCINA Enoteca

CUCINA Enoteca offers a contemporary Italian cuisine that’s prepared with a focus on California seasonality and the bounty of local farms. They combine flavors of Italy with the organic freshness of Southern California. They offer seasonal cocktail menus that are crafted with an approach that is fresh, precise, balanced and direct by combining simple flavors with sophisticated technique. The CUCINA retail wine program allows guests to hand select wines at a retail price to either enjoy with their meal or to go with a to-go purchase. The wine list is comprised of many familiar labels as well as rare and small-batch gems that have an emphasis on Italian varietals.

Located at 951 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. CUCINA Enoteca is open for lunch, afternoon snacks, and dinner Monday through Sunday as well as brunch on Sundays.

Newport Landing Restaurant

Newport Landing is a waterfront restaurant that overlooks the Balboa Ferry and is best known for their famous oysters and for being one of best brunches in Orange County that offers prime rib, sushi, roast beef, and even fresh crab legs. They provide an incomparable cuisine of fresh seafood and exciting lists of wines and spirits to enjoy lunch, brunch, and dinner.

Located at 503 E. Edgewater, Newport Beach, CA 92661. Newport Landing is open for Sunday brunch from 10am-2pm, for lunch Monday through Sunday from 11am-4pm, and for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 4-9pm and Friday and Saturday from 4-10pm.

Buddha’s Favorite

Buddha’s Favorite is an indoor sushi bar where traditional and authentic Japanese cuisine merges with innovative and creative dishes that cannot be found anywhere else. Buddha’s Favorite is known among the locals as Newport Beach’s hidden treasure. Every dish from their kitchen is made from the freshest ingredients and based off of family recipes all the way from Japan. They have specials such as “Kids Eat For $1.00” for kids 12 and under accompanied by adults spending $20 or more on Sundays & Mondays. They also offer a “10% Off Happy Time” that is available for your entire order at anytime on any day of the week.

Located at 634 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Buddha’s Favorite is open daily: Sunday from 5-9:30pm, Monday through Thursday from 5:30-10pm, and Friday and Saturday from 5:30-10:30pm.

A Restaurant

Chef Jonathan Blackford and his team partners with many local farms and purveyors to provide the freshest ingredients for the restaurant’s regularly changing menu that consists of sophisticated dishes of land and sea that pair perfectly with their cozy, romantic and lively atmosphere. They are best known for their California-raised steaks and seasonal comfort-food specials.

Located at 3334 W Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663. A Restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 10pm, Saturday from 5-11pm, and Sunday from 5-10pm.



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