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Juliette Kitchen + Bar

1000 N. Bristol St. (Jamboree Rd.) Send to Phone
Sophisticated and flavorful American bistro fare in Newport Beach.
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Cuisine
Open
Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sat.
Features
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Full bar

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Dining room at Juliette Kitchen + Bar, Newport Beach, CA

Juliette Kitchen + Bar Restaurant Review

: The former space of Tradition by Pascal, one of Orange County’s highest rated restaurants, is now home to Juliette Kitchen + Bar from John T. Hughes and Hyun-Sook “Juliette” Chung. The feel is much more casual, with wood floors and tabletops, although executive chef Daniel Hyatt displays sophistication in his delectable bistro cuisine. Plates of cheese and charcuterie are tempting, but we were impressed by small plates such as the light but flavorful smoked ocean trout salad with dried cherries, heirloom tomatoes, pickled onions and honey lime vinaigrette. Each component could be distinguished individually while also combining beautifully on the palate. If you’re visiting for lunch, the Juliette Burger is a must. Served on a brioche bun and topped with aged cheddar, pancetta, tomato jam, caramelized onions and gem lettuce, it’s one of the best burgers we’ve had in a long time. (It can also be found on the “Late Lunch” menu served Tues.-Fri. from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.) Seasonal inspirations at dinner might range from pork cheeks with kabocha squash, shallots, chili, mint, cilantro and honey to larger plates like roasted Colorado rack of lamb. Desserts fall within the realm of Juliette’s daughter, pastry chef Erica Choi. Her creations include a bittersweet chocolate mousse tart with candied kumquats, olive oil ice cream and orange caramel. There are two dozen wines available by the glass (or in 3 oz. tastes) as well as traditional cocktails with a twist. Bottles of wine purchased from the restaurant’s adjacent wine shop can be enjoyed with a $5 corkage fee.

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