The Best Places in Newport to Lunch With Your Girlfriends


Ever been in that situation where you and your girlfriends are figuring out a place to go for lunch to catch-up, and hang out midday? We know the feeling when you just want to go out for a break before going back to the real world. We’ve got some great lunch spots where you and your girlfriends can dine, wine and converse in style with some of OC’s best and freshest lunch spots.

22701 Pelican Hill Rd S
Newport Coast, CA 92657
844.445.2183 |

Need a quick staycation during the day? Let lunch on the terrace at Andrea, located at The Resort at Pelican Hill, whisk you away where your eyes can enjoy the best of California’s ocean views. Your taste buds can travel to the countrysides of Tuscany and your mind can focus on the moment — spending time with some of your favorite girls.  Join Chef Marco Criscuolo’s team for their Il Menu Espresso (the quick lunch) where you can all enjoy a lovely three-course meal comprised of an appetizer, soup or salad, a specialty handmade pasta dish or lunch entree, and a sweet ending of a house-made gelato all in just 45 minutes! Be sure to plan your flight accordingly — this noontime vacation is only available Wednesdays through Sundays!

7962 E Coast Hwy
Newport Coast, CA 92657
949.715.9915 |

Are your babes looking for a charming and chic little getaway for the moment? We highly suggest checking out Babette’s where you can enjoy much-needed girl time in their beautiful garden courtyard over their local and sustainable menu and a wide selection of cocktails, juices, and organic wines. From herb-roasted chicken to their signature barbecued tofu and salads, Babette’s is the place for you and your babes to unwind over a green, elegant sanctuary. Plus, they also offer a seasonal selection of smoothies and cleansing juices for those who desire a lighter affair, and breakfast until 4 p.m. if you girls are into midweek brunches!

True Foods Kitchen
Fashion Island
451 Newport Center DR
Newport Beach CA, 92660
949.644.2400 |

Looking for a pick-me-up after you and your girls have had a long morning of errands and are ready for a little downtime? Check out True Foods Kitchen for their fresh-squeezed Honey Lemonade or refreshing Watermelon Coconut Soda. Or maybe a Thai Grapefruit Martini to go with their many health bowls, salads, and other fresh offerings? True Foods Kitchen is another great health-conscious spot with their wide selection of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options that do not jeopardize flavor one bit! You’ll be able to relax and catch-up with your girls in an eco-chic, contemporary ambience!

Le Pain Quotidien
Fashion Island
1103 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.287.5592 |

If you are all craving something simply wholesome and sustainable, you might want to head over to Le Pain Quotidien, where you ladies can enjoy the rustic interiors and traditional dishes of the Belgian countryside. Whether it be lunching on their prosciutto, Ricotta and Fig Tartine or seasonal salad served with freshly baked organic bread, or conversing over a lovely cup of tea or coffee and croissant, Le Pain Quotidien has got you covered. And Bonus, are your lunch you are already at Fashion Island, ready to continue the fun and shopping!

The Beachcomber Cafe
15 Crystal Cove
Newport Coast, CA 92657
949.376.6900 |

Ready for a little midday adventure with your faves? Why not head over to the Beachcomber Café, located at the sands of Crystal Cove! You can enjoy lounging at the beach, explore many of the local trails, and stop by the Bootlegger Bar to grab a tropical cocktail and appetizer before winding down at the Beach Comber Café. Enjoy their delicious lunch options, including Grilled Shrimp Tacos or Goy Ginger Glazed Salmon as you girls reminisce on your beach day. If you lose track of time with all the food, fun, and libations, you might end up catching the martini flag salute at sunset!

Oak Grill
690 Newport Center DR
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.760.4920 |

Experience the classic and contemporary fusions of creative cuisine from Chef Peter Lai and ambience of Oak Grill, where you can decide between dining in their light-filled dining room or having a toast to friendship on the beautiful outdoor patio. Savor and share some of Oak Grill’s farm-to-table plates including their Beet and Strawberry Salad or Seafood Paella paired with one of their many creatively selected wines over laughs and good times. But don’t stop at just the lunch entrees — indulge in their many sweets and dessert wines … because who wouldn’t want warm pineapple butter cake (sharing optional)?!

Juliette Kitchen + Bar
1000 Bristol St N, Ste 11
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.752.5854 |

Round your girls up for lunch in the warm, rustic yet elegant Juliette’s Kitchen where you all can enjoy local dishes with a modern flair. See for yourselves as you relish through their inventive lunch menu. You can share a grilled hanger steak with seasonal grilled peaches, served with pecan streusel and red wine gastrique, among other wildly imaginative flavors and recipes that will definitely stir conversation. Don’t forget that this kitchen has quite the extensive bar. If you ladies want to experience new flavors with a twist, you may just want to find yourselves here.

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