The Dock

5
1247 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
PLEASE READ before you make your reservation. Please call the restaurant when booking online to provide a credit card to guarantee your table a minimum of 6 hours prior to your seating time. The Dock reserves the right to cancel your reservation without a guarantee.

VOTED TOP 100 RESTAURANTS IN THE USA FOR 2019 BY OPENTABLE DINERS! This quaint, waterfront bayside venue offers fresh air patio dining with an infused contemporary American menu. CORKAGE FEE $55 limit ONE 750 ml bottle. Corkage wine may not be represented on the Dock wine list.

Curb-Side Take-Out Available - Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday only, Pick up 5:30 pm 3 hour in advance - please place your order by email: dineatthedock@gmail.com or call 949-673-3625. Verbal confirmation from the Dock is required for all To Go orders. The Dock accepts Amex, Visa & MC. Please present your card when you pick up your order for verification. Please provide your CELL phone number and name when placing your order. Thank you.
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vipLarryH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb and steak were prepared to perfection and every staff who interacted with us were so friendly and warm. I can't wait for our next visit.

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vipDeborahA
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My most favorite restaurant in all of orange county. The food, staff, ambiance, views... love it...

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vipTeriS
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and wine! Great service, very personable! Best restaurant in Newport!

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vipwhhiv
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, wonderful staff, and great food.

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vipalanah
Palm Springs
56 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dock is a hidden gem. The food is outstanding. The service is beyond. The view isn’t so bad either! Love sitting and looking out at the water.

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KellyO
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary but it was not our first time eating there. It is one of our favorites! Delicious food, beautiful presentation, friendly service and great atmosphere. We love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always we have a excellent time and experience!!
Amazing food! Congratulations to your chef!!

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KimD
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints! The food is exceptional and the service is immaculate. When visiting Newport Beach dinner at The Dock is a must for us!

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RobertR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. I true Newport Beach jewel. Dinner this time but Brunch is unforgettable.

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vipRLSO
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, great service. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening and look forward to going back next we're in Orange County.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our two year anniversary. Super romantic, great ambiance. Food was excellent and perfectly executed.

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vipJohnnynotDrama
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot on the water...the waitress was attentive and discussed the menu very nicely. The menu is limited but the food and wine was great!

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vipSteph
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Dock many times and it has always been outstanding. but this time was extra special. The food was outstanding. The table was wonderful and the waiter extremely knowledgeable. It was my birthday and I could not have asked for anything more.

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fredericf
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special occasion to celebrate in this wonderful place. Great meals, great wines, exquisite service and place with a view on the marina.
Cherry on the cake: great discussion with the table next to us in a cozy ambiance.
Thank you again. We can not wait for our next diner in this perfect restaurant.

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vipHappyDiners
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary service food is fabulous. Cocktails are elegant.

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Kimmy
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an amazing time and dinner at The Dock. We shared a dinner: appetizer, soup and the rack of lamb. Everything was outstanding. The lamb was one of the best lamb dishes we ever had. We will be going back.

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vipMHenry
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly exceptional... Would recommend to anyone wanting great food, great service and a million dollar view.

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viphbmom
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful! Food was excellent! Atmosphere is so enjoyable!

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Morey
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted with a smile and sat at our table on time. Wait staff were friendly and attentive. Food was excellent. Will definitely return for meals in the future.

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MatthewB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had suck an amazing dining experience with the Dock staff and other guests. Food and drinks were outstanding, we will definitely be going back to enjoy another evening!

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MarcP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is tremendous along with wine list, although pricey.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service.
Great wine too!

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vipSwee
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the halibut and it was superb. The service was great

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! I loved the sea breeze, balanced flavors of every dish we had, and unpretentious kindness from the staff.

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fredericf
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening in an amazing restaurant. Chef is widely influenced by french cuisine and uses extremely fresh and tasty products. Result is tasteful with complex flavors in very well balanced courses. We are french and felt like dining in a Michelin starred restaurant in France.
A special word for an outstanding wine list, most particularly on white burgundy (my favorites!!). Selection is of highest standards with a wide range of regions and prices for connaisseurs!
This restaurant is probably the best overall restaurant we discovered in Orange County for now.
A little expensive though but exceptional experience/cuisine for the price.
Thank you. We have already booked a second round for next month!!

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vipSybelle3
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience and food. The service was fabulous and the cocktails delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely and perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect perfect perfect Anniversary dinner. Great in truly every way!

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vipWendy
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dock is a GEM, on the water in the Cannery district of Balboa Peninsula. Food and service are absolutely unbeatable. A very small, lovely space, very clean design. You will feel very lucky to be there...and in fact, you ARE! Pricey, but definitely worth multiple visits if it fits in your budget.

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vipLoisA
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food , service, dining was the reason we come back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply phenomenal in everything!

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Vanessa
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing dining experience and I can’t wait for our wedding reception here!

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SabrinaD
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hosted a business dinner here and it was an amazing experience. Drinks were amazing, food was better than amazing and out server was attentive but never annoying. Extremely polite and knowledgeable on the menu including items that were off the menu as well. 10/10.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, food and service.

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite and the service impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server was stellar.

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

Amazing service! The staff is exceptional and the food is so delicious! Thank you Eric and Danielle for a wonderful dining experience. We will be back for sure.

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vipSydneyD
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was incredible! The atmosphere was simply stunning, the service was outstanding and the food was impeccable. We loved every moment we were there. We will for sure be back.

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vipAndy
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dock has become my beautiful wife and I favorite place to dine. Eric and his sister give us the most impeccable service. We feel like we own the place during our visit. They staff is great and the food is even better. Lastly the wine that Eric pairs the wine perfect with the choices. We will be back soon....
Thank you Andy Writer

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vipDCdiner
Washington DC
202 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and with one wall open, it felt safe during these times. Great food, great service, a great restaurant for sure.

FAQs

The Dock is rated 5 stars by 1247 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.