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Newport Beach Restaurant Week 2014 – Tom’s Foodie Blog’s Picks

Newport Beach Restaurant Week 2014 – Tom’s Foodie Blog’s Picks

 Tom’s Foodie Blog Picks for the best Newport Beach Restaurant Week Menus

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Newport Beach Restaurant Week Starts this Friday ( January 17th- 26th)

We are in the hight of California Restaurant Month and starting this Friday (January 17th) Newport Beach get’s it’s turn. From January 17-26, 2014, over 60 of Newport Beach’s restaurants will participate in this citywide culinary celebration for a full ten days and two weekends. Each participating restaurant will feature a special 3-course prix-fixe gourmet meal and at a bargain price. These three course prix-fixe meals will give you the ability to try out the restaurants at a discounted price for what you receive.  http://www.newportbeachdining.com/newport-beach-restaurant-week/participating-restaurants.aspx

Tom’s Foodie Blog’s Picks

Below are my picks for Newport Beach Restaurant Week based on the quality of the menu, quality and reputation of the restaurant and my personal experiences.


Roy’s continually delivers superior food and I think this menu lives up to Roy Yamaguchi’s vision. I really want to try the Crab Dynamite Hawaiian Ono. Follow this link to see my post about the preview dinner I tasted at Roy’s


Newport Beach Restaurant Week Roys Menu

The Cannery Restaurant

This is a high quality restaurant and I like the menu options. I recommend the Steamed Mussels with Spanish Chorizo.  http://www.cannerynewport.com/

Newport Beach Restaurant Week The Cannery menu

Newport Beach Restaurant Week menu for The Cannery


The Sliding Door Cafe

I have never tried this restaurant before, although I am extremely impressed that they are offering this many choices. Nancy Luna from the OC Register listed this restaurant as her top pick. http://theslidingdoorcafe.com/


Newport Beach Restaurant Week menu for Sliding Door Cafe

Newport Beach Restaurant Week menu for Sliding Door Cafe

Pelican Grill

I was all in when I read that they are offering a pan-seared barramundi. This is a great restaurant at an exclusive hotel. http://www.pelicanhill.com/dining/pelican-grill/ 

Newport Beach Restaurant Week Pelican Grill at Pelican Hill menu

Newport Beach Restaurant Week menu for Pelican Grill at Pelican Hill

Great Maple

Although I had mixed experiences during my first visit, I think they are worthy of another try.  The lemon and Thyme Organic Chicken interested me the most. http://thegreatmaple.com/

Newport Beach Restaurant Week Great Maple Menu

Newport Beach Restaurant Week menu for Great Maple

Five Crowns

For $40, this menu is a steal. For me, I have a hard time visiting The Five Crowns without selecting their Prime Rib. With that said, their salmon and porkchop are breathtaking. http://www.lawrysonline.com/five-crowns/

Newport Beach Restaurant Week Five Crowns Menu

Newport Beach Restaurant Week Menu for Five Crowns



Bluefin is normally a very expensive sushi restaurant, this is a great chance to try out their omakase meal for cheap. http://www.bluefinbyabe.com/

Newport Beach Restaurant Week Bluefin Menu

Newport Beach Restaurant Week Menu for Bluefin


21 Oceanfront

This is one of my favorite old school Newport Beach Restaurants. I have always had a great experience at 21 Oceanfront. I recommend the Duck Leg Confit.  http://www.21oceanfront.com/

Newport Beach Restaurant Week 21 Oceanfront Menu

Newport Beach Restaurant Week Menu for 21 Oceanfront

Sol Cocina

Sol Cocina is one of my favorite Newport Beach Restaurant, famous for serving ritzy tacos and traditional Mexican cuisine with a foodie flare. http://www.solcocina.com/

Newport Beach Restaurant Week Sol Cocina Menu

Newport Beach Restaurant Week menu for Sol Cocina


 If you visit any of the restaurants that I recommended, let me know how your experience went in the comments section below or on my Facebook Page or my Twitter 



About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.


  1. Newport Restaurant Week, that’s something to consider!

  2. Great variety of food; matching California famous Menus!

  3. Restaurant Week – that sounds amazing. . . .I can’t wait to find out about the crab dish at Roys!

  4. We have a small restaurant week here in our town.. but those menus sound amazing.

  5. These sound like some great restaurants. If I am ever in this area I will have to remember to check some of these out.

  6. I love restaurant weeks. So much fun restaurant hopping and sampling different cuisine

  7. If I had to choose just one place to go I’d try Roys, food looks and based on your review on that place. and the four course meal sounds so good!

  8. Sol Mexican sounds fantastic. I enjoy really good Mexican food.

  9. Wow those menus sound amazing … I think being a restaurant critique must be a fabulous job xxx

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