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Oak Grill

690 Newport Center Dr. (Santa Cruz Dr.) Send to Phone
949-760-4920 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Contemporary California cuisine offered in sleek environs at Island Hotel Newport Beach.
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Oak Grill, Newport Beach, CA

Oak Grill Restaurant Review

: At Island Hotel Newport Beach, the tropical oasis of Palm Terrace has given way to the Oak Grill. The sleek, completely redesigned dining space encompasses a bar area, dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, two private dining rooms and a huge patio that is quite popular. The kitchen’s interpretation of contemporary California cuisine is built upon refined techniques and strong relationships with local purveyors. The menu is short and rather simple, beginning with thin-crust pizzas and a California cheese trio with charcuterie to share. Larger starter courses like the calamari frito misto and seared yellow tail with tempura avocado tend to jibe with the venue's quasi-coastal vibe. Heartier fare like braised short ribs with corn grits and grilled pork chops with smoked cherries and pork belly risotto anchor the mains. Pastry chef Andy De La Cruz has been part of the team at Island Hotel Newport Beach for several years, and we're glad for it. His creations include an elegantly presented cheesecake and a Rocky Road Bar composed of Gianduja chocolate mousse with marshmallow and crispy rice pearls. There's a great selection of local craft beers on draft, along with craft cocktails and more than 50 California wines available by the glass.

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