Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.
Modern seafood-centric cuisine at Balboa Bay Resort's chef-driven flagship restaurant.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key

Dining room at 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.

User Ratings & Reviews for Waterline
 



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2015

Check out the 2015 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the US and more.