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A Restaurant

Map & Directions 3334 Pacific Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • French
  • Sun-Thu 6:30am-6pm, Fri-Sat 6:30am-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Takeout, Catering, Wheelchair Accessible, Business Dining, Fireplace
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Free


OC Weekly's Description

A Restaurant-a name impossible to Google and the future foundation of many
Abbot-and-Costello-like routines-is housed in the building that formerly held the Arches, the Newport Beach institution that once boasted John Wayne and Humphrey Bogart as regulars. Seemingly stripped of all pretense (not to mention consonants), A is no longer just for the A-list. The dim dining
room feels like a cozy pub, and the daily pasta specials exist as a response to our souring economic times-OC's version of "The Recession Special," if you will.

Member Reviews

  • BrookeB931 wrote a review for A Restaurant
    on 04/14/10

    super dark loungy bar area. i forgot the name of it, but the salad with the hearts of palm, avocado, cucmber, etc was amazing. And so was the cilantro jalapeno margarita.

  • Dana162 wrote a review for A Restaurant
    on 04/07/10

    super swanky atmosphere. good hang out for cougars!

  • wmoon wrote a review for A Restaurant
    on 08/03/09

    Great steaks. Great atmosphere. It has leather couches, the dark wood paneling and all that you see in most steak restaurants. It really has a lot of good people watching – a lot of the beautiful people of Orange County hang out here. Mark McGrath is one of the owners, so a lot of the different people come through here because of some of the celebrity ownership involved.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Bravo on 11/19/10

    Good service, reasonable pricing and a good night out. After dinner, a walk across the street to Balboa Island tops off the evening perfectly to walk off the full, satisfied stomach. -Alex Reznik, To

  • Mat G. on 08/05/10

    You may want to wear your glasses.... its dark

  • Ion Vodka on 02/18/11

    Such a cozy place! Now slide up to the bar and ask for an Ion Vodka which is electrolyte enhanced!

  • Doug Z. on 12/02/12

    One of the few restaurants in Newport that really does it right. Sit at the bar and have the burger or sit in the dinning room and course out dinner with wine.

  • Caitlin💋 on 01/11/14

    Surfer bro valet parker dude had such a rude attitude. Recommend parking on the street. But not in the Simon Med Imaging Urgent Care "BECAUSE YOU WILL BE TOWED BRO."

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