A New Culinary Delight Resides in the Lido Marina Village
ver the last three years, the Lido Marina Village has been completely revamped. The restoration project put into motion by DJM Capital Partners has had the charming little village redone to accentuate its original charm while at the same time infusing it with casual-luxe eateries, boutiques and shops. The influx of food spots in Lido Marina Village has us excited, and we are thrilled to introduce one of its newest culinary residents: Lido Bottle Works.
Lido Bottle Works is the craft-based, gastronomically superior, eco-friendly brain child of Newport Beach locals. Partners Bill, Eric and Kyle Paine (father and sons) have worked in Lido Marina Village for seven years. They value forward thinking, eco-conscious sustainability in their ventures. Partner Brett Karas has long-time experience in hospitality, dining and nightclub operations. Partner Kirk O’Brien has a background in finance and home brewing. All of these guys are Newport Beach locals who value the history of Lido Marina Village. They recruited Chef Joel Harrington – former sous chef to Marcus Samuelsson and Culinary Director of Harlem, New York’s famed Red Rooster – to spearhead the restaurant’s culinary program.
Everything from the menu to the design and décor of Lido Bottle Works screams eco-friendly, community-friendly sustainability. The menu highlights ingredients sourced from the restaurant’s Costa Mesa garden, the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, as well as fish from the Dory Fishing Fleet Market. The décor of the restaurant includes wooden table tops sourced from the same downed Redwood in the Pacific Northwest, reclaimed Dirigold flatware from families across the US, as well as tiles made by a ceramicist in Long Beach, and fabrics woven by indigenous weavers in Mexico. These guys are all about supporting small, local businesses that promote environmentally friendly means of sourcing goods. This not only contributes to their ethos of sustainability but also differentiates Lido Bottle Works in flavors and aesthetics from all other restaurants.
Oh yeah, did we mention that the menu is insane here? We’ll start with drinks since you really can’t be called Lido Bottle Works without bringing your bar-centric A-game. The Bar program features 15 draft craft beers, 40 craft beer bottles and 25 wines. The partners have curated the bottle shop collection as they seek unique and exceptional craft beer. The food menu is designed around the 15 handles of craft beer, and each item is meant to be paired with one of the available beers. The menu features mouthwatering signatures from gourmet burgers to the vibrantly flavored Jidori Chicken Wings to Pork Belly Bao Buns with little jalapenos that will blow you away! The entire menu drips with robust flavors and innovation that will tickle all of your gastronomical fancies. We suggest you help us welcome Lido Bottle Works to the neighborhood and check them out as soon as possible! If you bring friends and family and you’re looking to impress, you HAVE to order our current obsession — the Tuna Tartare, featuring chili dusted pop rocks!
Lido Bottle Works | Lido Marina Village | 3408 Via Oporto, Suite 103 | Newport Beach, CA 92663 | 949.529.2784