Newport seafood equivalent?
Chow hounds, I have a milestone birthday coming up and wanted to get 30 friends together for Newport Seafood. As you know, NS doesn't take reservations and don't have a banquet room. Is there any other restaurant that comes close in quality but also won't totally break up the party?
NS said they'd seat each table of 10 as the tables open up meaning I'll have three rounds of guests eating at different times....this sort of sucks....so is this worth the meal and hype? (I've actually never eaten here but have read all your great reviews). Thanks for your thoughts!
With Newport, it depends on what time you want to dine....prime hours are definitely out of the question. I managed to reserve 2 tables (24 seats) at 1:45pm on a Saturday. Chances are, you may do better with Seafood Village (ie: making reservations). Crowds start flocking to the Monterey Park location around 5:30pm, and by 6:00pm, the parking lot is full.