Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


Fable & Spirit

3441 Via Lido, Ste. A (Newport Blvd.) Send to Phone
Veteran OC chef oversees a "progressive modern" restaurant adorned with a whimsical design and offering a deep whiskey and gin selection.

Lunch & Dinner daily

* Click here for rating key

Fable & Spirit, Newport Beach, CA

Fable & Spirit Restaurant Review

: Tucked in the north end of Newport Beach's Lido Marina neighborhood on the Balboa Peninsula, this whimsically adorned restaurant comes festooned with a d├ęcor that plays off Irish mythos. Executive chef David Shofner, who honed his craft at such OC venues as Troquet, Aubergine and French 75, oversees a "progressive modern" menu that focuses on farm-to-table ingredients and contemporary culinary concepts. Guests can expect items ranging from familiar fare like fish and chips to more complex dishes such as rabbit fricassee and wood fire-grilled Santa Barbara spot prawns. The restaurant's bar program features an assortment of cult wines, craft cocktails, and an extensive roster of whiskeys and gins.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.