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Mid-priced in Newport Beach?

  • Golem Jan 24, 2007 05:53 PM
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Future son-in-law flying in to town soon, and we're meeting him in Newport Beach. Can anyone suggest a nice, mid-priced restaurant in Newport Beach? Don't want to break the bank, but can't skimp, either. A quiet place is desirable and a view would be good. Oh, a bar is a must.

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  1. How about The Cannery. Mid-priced, historical building, decent food, upstairs bar, view of the water.

    I am not sure what "break the bank" means to you, but First Cabin at the Balboa Bay Club would be a more upscale option. It is right on the water as well.

    1. Sage is a great restaurant and fairly priced for the food quality. There are 2 Sage Restaurants in Newport - one in Eastbluff, the other in Newport Coast (Crystal Cove Shopping Center). No views, but excellent food. And yes, bars in both.

      1. Are there any "upscale" Mexican restaurants in Newport Beach?

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        1. re: Golem

          Taleo Mexican Grill in neighboring Irvine.

          http://www.taleomexicangrill.com/

          1. re: Golem

            Kantina

            http://kantina.com/

          2. Taco Rosa, an upscale branch of Taco Mesa.

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            1. re: mrbyll

              http://www.tacorosa.com/

            2. Like EricV, I think Sage is good choice. The Newport Coast branch has no view, but has a very nice patio if the weather's decent. They also have a "small plates" option that can help keep the tab down. It has become our go-to place when we have out-of-town guests.

              1. Third the recommendation for Sage. Went to the Eastbluff location yesterday & had their Newport Beach Restaurant Week 3-course menu (unfortunately, tonight's the last night)-- very positive experience overall: creative dishes, perfectly-sized portions, and a good value. The regular menu runs about $30-40 a person (w/o drinks) ~ from the Website, the restaurant on the Coast also offers a tasting menu option that's $30 alone or $40 with wine pairings, which is a relatively good deal.

                ~AquaW
                http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com