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Modern seafood-centric cuisine at Balboa Bay Resort's chef-driven flagship restaurant.
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Waterline, Newport Beach, CA

Waterline Restaurant Review

: This renovated and rebranded main restaurant of the Balboa Bay Resort succeeds in providing guests with an inviting, approachable dining space. It’s still elegant: there’s outdoor patio seating and big bay windows that allow for watching boats jut around Newport Beach’s sparkling harbor while enjoying a selection from the solid wine list. But bright, colorful artwork and a lack of white tablecloths give its sleekness a progressive edge. Executive chef Rachel Haggstrom plays off this ambience with a thoughtfully designed seafood-heavy menu featuring fresh ingredients from trusted purveyors. Familiar starters like ahi tartare and calamari fries with crab-stuffed squash blossoms are nicely prepared, while mains such as broiled swordfish served with a long pepper beurre blanc and polenta "frites" display smart creative touches. Peanut butter cheesecake with grape sorbet is among worthy meal-enders. Drop by and partake of sandwiches and salads for lunch and expect a breakfast menu in the morning.

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