Our Picks for a Pet-Friendly Newport Beach Restaurant Week


t last, the time of the year where you can finally check off all the restaurants on your foodie list that you have been dying to try. Many factors interfere with one’s ability to dine out, but staying home to care for your pet will not be one of them during Newport Beach Restaurant Week! We have mapped out a list of pet-friendly participating restaurants that not only offer diverse menus but a variety of patio atmosphere. Think live music, sunset watching and more for you and your furry friend. Whether you’re finishing up a run at the beach or are leaving the dog park, be sure to bookmark this list for a quick on-the-go reference for Newport Beach Restaurant Week, taking place January 15 – 28. Participating restaurants offer prix-fixe menus at affordable price-points to give you the opportunity to try out a new restaurant that maybe you’ve been eying but haven’t made the time to make a reservation. Here is our list of best places to enjoy Newport Beach Restaurant Week with your pets. Cheers!

Back Bay Bistro

1131 Back Bay Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92660 949.729.1144 | www.newportdunes.com/back-bay-bistro

Lunch $20 | Dinner $40

Located at the Newport Dunes Resort, Bay Bay Bistro offers a great dining experience to share, not only with your friends and family but also with your pet! Who doesn’t enjoy pairing award-winning American cuisine with stunning views of the harbor and the Back Bay preserve? Did we mention a complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer is included in their Newport Beach Restaurant Week menu? Enjoy the views and brews while hanging with your pup in the sunshine during lunch. Fido will be more than preoccupied with people watching with the slip a stone’s throw from the patio. Then, close your tab, grab your boat and hop on the water to catch the sunset.

Tip: Start with the Onion Soup — So GOOD!!

Bayside Restaurant

900 Bayside Dr Newport Beach, CA 92660 949.721.1222 | www.baysiderestaurant.com

Lunch $25 | Dinner $40

We know you’ve been dying to try out Executive Chef Paul Gstrein’s award-winning cuisine, and with the Bayside’s participation in Newport Beach Restuarant Week, you don’t have an excuse not to make your reservation. Chef brings culinary drama to each inventive dish, whether it be for lunch or dinner. You’ll love Chef’s attention to detail, noted by ingredients in the salad choices all the way to dessert. Even your dog will notice the details at Bayside — the wraparound patio featuring built-in heaters and sun drapes offer four-star dining for your four-legged friend.

Bluewater Grill

630 Lido Park Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92663 949.675.3474 | www.bluewatergrill.com

Lunch $25 | Dinner $40

If you love seafood, then Bluewater Grill is the place to be at during Newport Beach Restuarant Week. With multiple dishes to choose from on the lunch and dinner menus and a stunning view from the waterfront patio, you’ll be hooked by whatever dish you end up selecting. From House-Made Chowder to Cedar Plank Salmon, you’ll be planning your return visit before you’ve even left. Perhaps for round two you’ll consider dock & dine?

CUCINA Enoteca

951 Newport Center Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92660 949.706.1416 | www.urbankitchengroup.com/cucina-enoteca-newport-beach

Lunch $20 | Dinner $40

Take a break from shopping at Fashion Island and enjoy dining at CUCINA Enoteca. If this is your first time, don’t let your pup hold you back from sneaking a peek at the interior of this restaurant. The design of this establishment has us giddy with anticipation for our first dish. When the restaurant offers such a whimsical atmosphere, you can just tell the food is going to be on point. There are so many great choices available on CUCINA’s Newport Beach Restaurant Week menu, so it may be hard to choose just one. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with their pizza.

Gratitude Newport Beach

1617 Westcliff Dr Newport Beach, CA 92660 949.386.8100 | cafegratitude.com

Lunch $20 | Dinner $30

Just because it’s Newport Beach Restaurant Week, that doesn’t mean you have to ditch your diet, although if you did we think it would be ok. At Cafe Gratitude though, you don’t have to sacrifice the diet for flavor. Detox from 2017 eating and try a new twist to eating veggies with the eclectic dish of buffalo cauliflower, featuring cauliflower, adobo buffalo sauce, celery and spicy cashew aioli — yum! Don’t forget to reward yourself with the irresistible dessert of chocolate coconut cream pie. You’ll have lots of gratitude for the natural ingredients available at Gratitude.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

311 Newport Center Dr.  Newport Beach, CA 9266 949.640.2337 | www.hopdoddy.com

Lunch $20 | Dinner $30

If you appreciate the perfect union of burgers and beer, then you need to check out Hopdoddy Burger Bar where they grind their patties in-house, bake buns from scratch and cut Kennebec Fries daily. Whether you’re a vegetarian or a meat eater, there is a burger on the menu guaranteed to delight the taste buds. Follow up your selection with parmesan truffle fries, and after you take a sip of your brew, you’ll feel that all is right with the world. Er, or at least with what’s going on on your plate.

Rockin Baja Lobster Coastal Cantina

2104 W. Oceanfront Newport Beach, CA 92663 949.723.0606 | rockinbaja.com/#!/newport-beach

Lunch $20 | Dinner $30

Come hungry because you will have a variety of options with the generous Newport Beach Restaurant Week menu, featuring a selection of the juiciest seafood from Puerto Nuevo. Try the tequila lime shrimp for starters, but don’t get too full to fully emerge yourself into a grilled lobster burger or lobster tacos! Wash it all down with an icy cold Margarita, and you’ll think you drove an hour south of SD and ended up along the Baja Mexico coast.

Tackle Box

Corona del Mar Main Beach 3029 E Shore Drive Corona Del Mar, CA 92625 949.723.0798 | tackleboxoc.com

Lunch $10

Everything you thought you knew about concession beach food has changed in the last few years, especially with Tackle Box entering our dining scene. It’s not every day (unless you live in CDM) that you get to have a Top Chef Alum making you beach grub. We are absolutely OBSESSED with Chef Huskey’s buffalo cauliflower, and if you too get hooked on this dish, check out our recipe page where we share Chef’s secret.

Dory Deli

2108 3/4 W Oceanfront Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92663 949.220.7886 | dorydeli.com

Lunch $10 | Dinner $20

Dory Deli places you and your pooch on the Newport peninsula where good vibes and sunshine are not at a shortage. Just steps from Newport Pier, Dory Deli, offers impeccable views of the stunning Pacific ocean. Pair the scene with food made from only the freshest ingredients, and you’ve got yourself a pretty memorable lunch. If you usually order a sandwich, Newport Beach Restaurant Week will have you trying something new. The promotional menu highlights dishes like their Fish & Chips, Dory and Impossible Burger, Poke Bowl and Kale Caesar.

For a complete list of all restaurants participating, check out www.dinenb.com

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