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900 Bayside Dr. (Jamboree Rd.) Send to Phone
949-721-1222 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
One of Newport’s best kept secrets, Bayside hits high marks on upscale yet casual California décor, fine cuisine and a substantial wine cellar.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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Bayside, Newport Beach, CA

Bayside Restaurant Review

: Bayside continues to be one of Newport Beach's best values, with its scenic harbor view and reasonably priced menu of classic and contemporary favorites. The redesigned interior is softer and brighter than the earthy reds and dark browns that once festooned the space, giving it a more contemporary yet breezy ambience befitting its harbor-side location. Bayside is lucky to retain chef Paul Gstrein, who brings his well-heeled Austrian hotelier lineage to the restaurant. Gstrein incorporates seasonal ingredients into all of his creations, such as a deconstructed beet salad among the starters. For entrées, there’s always a comforting and creamy risotto, along with other dishes like the wild mushroom-crusted halibut, tender filet mignon and a slow-roasted pork rib-eye. On Sundays, a casual crowd shows up for the two-course, prix-fixe menu, which includes bottomless mimosas to accompany such items as eggs Benedict and venison medallions swimming in a red wine reduction. The Ghoukassian family, who also run Irvine’s Bistango, takes wine seriously, as evidenced by the cellar.


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