A Restaurant

4.9
1238 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Since 1922 The Arches has been the destination for fine dining in Newport Beach. Known for it’s amazing steak and seafood menu It is a place where celebrities and local customers can dine in privacy. With grand renovations and its rebirth as A Restaurant this landmark will once again be a haven for classic culinary experiences. Chef Roberto Gomez and wine director Steven Ackad have created a perfect alchemy with their creations.
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and great wine. Service was impeccable. The Brussels sprout leaves were such a refreshing change in standard sides. My ribeye was so tender you could have torn it apart.

Highly recommend.

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viprupalis
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Would def go back!

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Scooter
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Young kids allowed by parents to roam the grounds. ☹️

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table of 4 ran into friends & invited them to join our table - the staff quickly & easily accommodated our request for a party of 6. The food, service (promptness, recommendations, etc) were top notch & always are. The hilarious people watching is the cherry on top.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place hands down always the best place in Np , we had the New York strip . It was cooked to order, perfection 👌🏽

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TinaN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk in. Love the hostesses, the ambience~ waiters and bartenders. Such a cozy and friendly vibe. Food always over the top amazing!! Thank you “A” for always treating everyone like they are special!!

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ElliK
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We finally got out and this was such an amazing choice! Great wine great food great service Steven was amazing and all round great experience!

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BobMiller
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently brillant. Block Cut NY is perfection and the new appetizer selections are spot on

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vipVanessaM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best! Can’t beat the atmosphere, food and service. Love the wine list and rotating seasonal menus

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youandme
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We go for all of our special occasions to the A. We missed the ambiance of the inside but felt more comfortable outside.

thank you for deliciousness!

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vipSandiH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

We have been a long time resident of Newport and love going to A but won’t be going back soon. Vegas has taken over and the noise level was over the top. Our waiter was awesome and the food was good but has lost it neighborhood appeal.
Let me know when when the masses have moved on...

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DisappointedCustomer
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great. Staff was friendly and the food was delicious.

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vipFoodies
Orange County
173 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy the service and food. The Ahi appetizer is not to be missed. The Wedge Salad was great as well as the Beet Salad. The Halibut, Filet and Ribeye were all excellent. The cocktails are also great.

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TiffanyF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Love this place!

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vipBigJohn
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have talked about dining here forever and somehow never made it until now. This might be the best overall restaurant experience we’ve had in anywhere in OC. Our waiter/sommelier (Steven) handled countless tables with ease. The food was incredible and priced appropriately for a steakhouse of it’s caliber. Great service, great food and a great wine list are secondary to the atmosphere. From the minute we walked in I was hooked, red leather booths, dim lighting and old school feel make this place a can’t miss.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food, including valet service, are always the best!!

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vipSophia
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as usual.

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LauraE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary there last week and it was beyond wonderful! He got the filet and I got the salmon along with a ceaser salad. All of the food tasted amazing and the service was especially outstanding. I will definitely be returning back soon!

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vipsharonz
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outside area . Food was amazing as always - and service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great dinner at the restaurant, Jared our server was very professional and suggest great dishes for us. We love the menu and the new tent outside.

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SteveF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great place to enjoy a warm evening!

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Alexc
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, 5 start service, over all an amazing experience and will be back!!

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vipKristine
Orange County
48 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's one of our all time favorites. Other than a very pricey menu...we love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool old-school “steakhouse’ish”.

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RobertS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meals were perfect. Nothing would or could have made it better.
We're lcal, anmd we'll be back often.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved loved loved our experience! The customer service was AMAZING! I mean seriously amazing! I am super picky and was so grateful for how thoughtful the staff was when it came to answering questions, preparing dishes and just offering an awesome experience! Thank you so so much for a phenomenal night! We loved it! Definitely coming back! Highly recommend the bone in rib-eye - it was phenomenal! The asparagus was cooked perfectly and so were the mushrooms. We started off our evening with the steak tartare and the hamachi crisp which was also exquisite! Seriously, you can’t go wrong here!

Oh and the Madeleine’s are “life changing” as our server said! Just do it and thank me later!

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Gwyn
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great energy and atmosphere. Lovely greeting at the door. Attentive wait staff. LOVE the plush leather U-shaped booths.

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine for a special evening... ingredients, service, quality all top notch.

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JohnC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

food still top notch! Service great as always. I will never get used to eating in a f_ing tent in a parking lot! OPEN THE RESTAURANTS!!!

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vipJerry
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a special occasion with my wife!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very disappointed with how they’re handling COVID safety. The restaurant was PACKED. Full bar, large tables of 6+ people. So full security was questioning us coming in to use the bathroom (we dined outside). It’s sad that the majority of patrons can care less about safety and respecting the valet or other staff and the restaurant is acquiescing to this crowd.

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Cindy
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming to A/s since it was the Arches, back in the day, and the food, and atmosphere are always good, and the service is even better. So happy that things are starting to open up again too.

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vipKomatsu213
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! My friend and I ordered the Miyazaki beef and it melted in our mouth - heaven.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service from valet to buss boys. Food was fantastic as well, we’ll be returning!

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vipMariG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was great, the food delicious and staff very attentive to our needs. Low lit, good vibes music kinda ambiance. Will definitely be back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night celebrating my husband’s bday! Love A’s!

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vipBrettW
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Best food sand service on the West Coast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A is always impeccable. Thank you for a great experience!

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ShadJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ordered the dinosaur ribs, baked beans and mac & cheese. Everything was outstanding.

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A Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 650-6505.

A Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1238 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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