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Back Bay Bistro

1131 Back Bay Dr. (Jamboree Rd.) Send to Phone
949-729-1144 | Menu
The modern space adds chic charm to this on-the-bay contemporary dining spot.


Breakfast & Brunch Sat.-Sun., Lunch Wed.-Sat., Dinner Wed.-Sun.

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Back Bay Bistro, Newport Beach, CA

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Back Bay Bistro Restaurant Review

: Back Bay Bistro, formerly called Back Bay Café, targets a hipper Newport crowd in this incarnation, with its modern décor and more contemporary cuisine. Located at the boat launch ramp on Newport's scenic Back Bay as part of the Newport Dunes Resort, the restaurant shines with its huge white marble bar, giant picture windows, retractable roof, classic dark wood tables and sophisticated wicker weave chairs. Bruno Massuger is the chef. Start with the tower of hand-cut ahi with avocado or steamed littleneck clams in a white wine butter sauce. Or go for the classic onion soup with Swiss cheese and toasted sourdough. While the seafood chowder is a house specialty, think about trying the nicely spiced and creamy lobster bisque if it’s the soup du jour on your visit. Main courses have included pan-seared John Dory with wild mushroom risotto, salmon with Chardonnay sauce, tortellini beef casserole and filet mignon with Gorgonzola bacon sauce or green peppercorn sauces. For dessert, consider the feeds-a-table-of-four chocolate "thunder" cake. The wine selection is rather good, as are the by-the-glass options.

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