Harborside Restaurant & Grand

  4.0 rating over 3 reviews
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400 Main St
Newport Beach, CA 92661-1330

Cuisine: American, California, Traditional

Harborside Restaurant & Grand is a American, California, and Traditional restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal, paid between $25 and $50, and tipped between 15% to 18%.

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fattiusthebear

 Berkeley, CA
Harborside Restaurant & Grand 4.0
 

delicious brunch buffet

Harborside Restaurant, not surprisingly, has a great view of the ocean and the docks. It is nice to look outside the huge windows and see the blue ocean. But on to food. The buffet offered dishes such as ham benedict, crabcake benedict, filet mignon benedict, sausage, bacon, roast beef, chicken, grilled fish, fried fish, hashbrown, omelettes, clam chowder, smoked salmon and so on. As you can see, they offer a great variety of food, so you can choose whether you want to focus on the hearty breakfast items or dine on some seafood.

I thought the best thing here was the bacon. It was really crispy, and bursting with flavor. I couldn’t get enough of it. The sausage was also high quality, while the hashbrown was just alright. The filet mignon benedict was very good, since they do the poached eggs really well (probably use a machine) and the meat was chewy yet tender. The crabcake benedict was solid though you could tell the crabcake was likely frozen. The clam chowder was also very good. I can keep going, but the point is that the food was good quality and had a great variety. The dessert section was also quite strong, having something for everyone’s sugar cravings.

I recommend coming here for a nice brunch buffet if you are up to it. The nice atmosphere and delectable foods make this place worth checking out. Just make sure your wallet has some heft to it, since the buffet doesn’t come at a cheap price.

Champagne Buffet

A quality buffet, and I’ve had a lot of buffets. Mmmmm brunch buffets…

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tulips500

 Los Angeles, CA
Harborside Restaurant & Grand 4.0
 

go for early bird special!

i haven’t tried the brunch buffet, but did catch a dinner early bird special— and what a deal it is— an appetizer + entree + dessert for $16! there’s still enough daylight to enjoy the harbor view and the interior is casual elegant (leaning more on elegant than casual) for a classy meal if you want. the service was good (but we were one of only a handful of parties) and the food was more or less on par w/what you’d expect at a more upscale place like harborside.

Cup of Clam Chowder at Harborside Restaurant & Grand

Cup of Clam Chowder

i love chowder soups that are thick and creamy. this was a smidge more watery than i would’ve preferred, but it was still good. not too salty and a few clams here and there.

Orange Coconut Crusted Salmon  at Harborside Restaurant & Grand

Orange Coconut Crusted Salmon

at first i couldn’t really taste the coconut crust, but after awhile my tastebuds picked it up. the salmon was cooked through just enough to make it moist yet not raw. it was cut into 2 pieces and stacked…i think to make it look prettier and bigger, which it did.

Creme Brulee at Harborside Restaurant & Grand

Creme Brulee

i’m no creme brulee conossieur, so this gets 5 stars indiscriminately. it was sweet, custardy, light and fun w/cranberries cooked into it. a good portion size too.

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justin

 Los Angeles, CA
Harborside Restaurant & Grand 4.0
 

We came here for the Sunday brunch buffet and...

We came here for the Sunday brunch buffet and left reasonably satisfied. The brunch costs $20, with an optional $6 add on for unlimited champagne (and mimosas). The highlights are the 3 kinds of eggs benedict, the chocolate fountain and the made to order omelettes (get it with crab meat). Not a bad deal considering it’s right on the water and you can sometimes get glimpses of seals while you eat.

Valet parking is $4, but you can meter parking for a little less.

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Located inside the historic Balboa Pavilion building built in 1906, Harborside is the perfect place to enjoy a casual waterfront dinner, lunch or weekend breakfast. The Harborside Saloon offers the “longest happy hour in town” everyday of the week from 12:00 to 7:00pm with spectacular views of the harbor or watch your favorite sports event on one of the six flat screens. The award winning menus include fresh seafood, Alaskan king crab, Canadian Lobsters, prime steaks and local favorites with a value minded California wine selection.

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  • 05/19/2014 - A diner from San Francisco, CA tried it and didn't like it.
  • 07/30/2014 - A diner from San Francisco, CA tried it and liked it. They liked the food and liked the service.
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