Cannery Philip Tangonan

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Harborside landmark serves gourmet seafood in an artistic space.


Lunch Wed.-Fri., Dinner Wed.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late

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The Cannery, Newport Beach, CA

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

The Cannery Restaurant Review

: This landmark sprawls gracefully over Newport Harbor, a living testament to the restaurant’s bygone existence as a real fish cannery before it developed into its current, low-key incarnation. For lunch, most like to leisurely nosh out of doors on the sunny patio, nibbling on satisfying fresh salads and light entrées. When the sun sets, the place’s interior comes to life as a water palace, with inventive lighting fixtures in the shapes of jellyfish, starfish and other sea creatures. Executive chef Philip Tangonan's menu features an abundance of thoughtfully crafted seafood dishes, such as the potpie stuffed with sweet, grilled Hawaiian prawns or the Scottish salmon with asparagus and romesco. Turf items such as the bone-in rib-eye with roasted wild mushrooms are available for the land lubbers in your party. Creative desserts, perhaps the salted caramel pudding with toffee crumble, are well worth the indulgence. Some guests go upstairs to the traditional sushi bar; others lounge in a homey fire pit area or chill in the lounge The Snug Bar and order up a cocktail or a glass from the serviceable wine list. The Cannery has the longest dock of only a handful of harbor restaurants. Consequently, electric putt-putts to million-dollar yachts can dock and dine, or pick up good food for a harbor-style floating feast.

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