Newport Beach Restaurant Week began on Monday – and since Orange County’s longest-running restaurant week is actually a two-week event, you still have plenty of time to visit some of our favorite spots in the OC. The last day to enjoy this eagerly anticipated community event is January 29.
So take a break from your own kitchen and experience the wide array of culinary experiences at great prices. And when you post a photo on Instagram with #thehoodkitchen, we’ll enter you in a drawing to win a free Hood t-shirt and repost the winner’s picture.
But you’re going to have to make some choices – and we’re here to help. There are more than 60 participating restaurants, from community fixtures to buzzed-about newcomers, offering special prix-fixe menus with lunches available for just $10, $15, $20, or $25, and dinners for $20, $30, $40 or $50.
We’ve scoured the menus, tasted the food and come up with our picks for the best deals. Here are our favorite spots and our favorite dishes from restaurants participating in Newport Beach Restaurant Week.
LUNCH HOT SPOTS AND DEALS
Provenance | $20 per person
Cup of Chicken Tortilla Soup
All Natural Chicken Breast, Savory Spicy Tomato Stock, Avocado, Cilantro, Ricotta Salata Cheese, Crispy Corn Tortillas
All Natural Boneless Beef Shortribs + Grilled Cheese
Havarti Cheese, Sweet and Sour Onions, Pickles, Dijon, Parmesan Cheese on Brioche Toast
Mini S’more in a Jar
Dark Chocolate, Brownie Bites, Torched Housemade Marshmallows, Caramel, Graham Cracker Crumbs
Cafe Gratitude | $20 per person
Roasted radicchio and butternut squash, pickled red onion, cashew mozzarella, arugula, pine nuts, balsamic reduction
Roasted vegetables, french lentils, sautéed broccolini & kale, braised butternut squash, housemade gravy, toasted pistachios
SLAPFISH | $10 per person
Taco & Chowder Fries
Single Fish n Chips & Bowl of Chowder
HopDoddy | $10 per person
El Diablo Burger
Angus Beef, Tillamook Pepper Jack, Habaneros, Serranos, Carmelized Onions, Salsa Roja, Chipotle Mayo, Red Leaf Lettuce, Beefsteak Tomato
Unsung Buzzman Cream Ale
Dory Deli | $10 per person
Lifeguard Club Smoked turkey, bacon, avocado, tomato, fresh greens, and mayo on squaw bread
DINNER HOT SPOTS
Summerhouse | $20 per person
Chicken and Vegetable Potstickers
5 potstickers – pineapple soy dipping sauce – Asian slaw – wasabi aioli drizzle
Fresh Grilled Salmon
Teriyaki drizzle – Asian slaw – crispy wontons – daikon sprouts
Flourless brownie soufflé cake served hot with vanilla ice cream
RED O Restaurant | $40 per person
Red O Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, toasted pepitas, cotija cheese, Caesar dressing, grilled white tortilla crisp
Choice of chicken or roasted vegetables with creamy tomatillo sauce, melted Monterey Jack cheese, friseee, Mexican red rice and beans
Pizzeria Mozza | $30 per person
Pizza choice: Bacon, salame, fennel sausage, guanciale, tomato & mozzarella
Fly’N Fish Oyster Bar and Grill | $40 per person
A cup of our “Award Winning” New England clam chowder
Santa Barbara Field Greens
Fresh Little Neck clams, Maine scallops, Alaskan king crab, green lip mussels, assorted fin fish and calamari, white wine, roasted tomato basil broth, served with Italian herb parmesan toast
Warm Banana Chocolate Bread Pudding
Vanilla bean ice cream, dark rum spice, cinnamon glaze
A Restaurant | $50
Pork Belly and Blue Lake Beans
Sambal glaze, almonds, sesame seed, togarashi
Wild Mushroom Soup
Puff pastry, porcini, perigord noir truffles
Colorado Lamb Rack
Couscous, mint, medjool dates, smoked eggplant, spiced jus
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Newport Beach Restaurant Week?
Newport Beach Restaurant Week is a 14-day dining event taking place at participating restaurants throughout Newport Beach. During the event restaurants offer special menus at set prices for diners to enjoy.
When is Newport Beach Restaurant Week?
2017 Newport Beach Restaurant Week is Monday, January 16 – Sunday, January 29, 2017.
Are there tickets?
There are no tickets, passes or coupons required for Restaurant Week. Simply dine out at a participating restaurant. It’s a great way to try a new restaurant or enjoy an old favorite.
What are restaurants offering during Newport Beach Restaurant Week?
Participating restaurants will present a fixed price, multi-course menu for lunch and/or dinner. The Restaurant Week menus are available to view online at DineNB.com.
How much does it cost?
Lunch menus are being offered for $10, $15, $20 or $25, and Dinners are $20, $30, $40 or $50. Prices and meal periods vary by restaurant and exclude beverages, tax and gratuity.
How do I take advantage of Newport Beach Restaurant Week?
Simply dine out at one of the participating restaurants. Advance reservations are recommended and diners can make reservations online at DineNB.com.
What’s the idea behind Newport Beach Restaurant Week?
In it’s eleventh year, Restaurant Week was created by the Newport Beach Restaurant Association to drive business to its member restaurants and build awareness of the Newport Beach culinary community. The event not only introduces new customers to restaurants, but also enhances the economic vitality of Newport Beach.