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Lido Bottle Works

3408 Via Oporto, Ste. 103 (Via Lido) Send to Phone
Chill Balboa bayfront restaurant, public house and bottle shop whipping up killer contemporary cuisine.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Lido Bottle Works, Newport Beach, CA

Lido Bottle Works Restaurant Review

About the restaurant & décor: Tucked in the middle of Lido Village on Newport Beach’s Balboa Peninsula, this unassuming bayfront joint is the ideal antidote for some of the area’s chichi venues. With sculpted wooden tables, a friendly bar and a relaxed outdoor patio, it’s a place where locals and the blue jean crowd can settle in as long as they’d like to chill, imbibe a beer from the tap or the bottle shop, and converse over the faint waft of accessible indie music.

About the food: Executive chef Amy Lebrun has assembled a team that crafts contemporary cuisine whose studious, elevated nature provides an intriguing, if unexpected, juxtaposition to the restaurant’s vibe. Plates like the garden vegetable medley and the daily-changing fish dish starring whatever was caught that morning by the nearby Dory Fleet highlight Lebrun and company's commitment to the local and sustainable. Other items such as the pork belly bao buns with togarashi egg and the Iberico pork with foie mousse show creativity without sacrificing approachability. For dessert, treats like the Vietnamese coffee panna cotta are worthy of indulgence. On the weekends, start a relaxing day with brunch dishes like granola french toast and chorizo hash with poached egg.


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