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21 Oceanfront

2100 W. Oceanfront (21st St.) Send to Phone
This local landmark at the foot of Newport Pier is known as much for its view as its wine cellar, steaks and seafood.

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21 Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA

21 Oceanfront Restaurant Review

: At the foot of historic Newport Pier and right on Newport’s lively concrete boardwalk, this local landmark is known as a romantic spot for good continental fare and a well-stocked subterranean wine cellar. Oddly enough for a hip beach restaurant, the Victorian era lives on here in the elegant and sophisticated setting --- ornate brass and glass light fixtures, black leather booths, a color scheme featuring burgundy and a mahogany bar. Executive chef Jesus Mendoza creates reliable cuisine, and can handle both surf and turf with equal skill. Start with a classic appetizer such as oven-baked escargots or greens like the Asian pear salad with candied pecans, Gorgonzola and a raspberry vinaigrette. Signature entrées include the thick "baseball-cut" swordfish steak, a 16-ounce bone-in rib-eye, lobster tail and New Zealand rack of lamb. Be sure to place an order for the soufflé about 30 minutes before you're ready for its proper presentation.


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