Rusty Pelican has been a long Newport Beach tradition for outstanding meals and legendary service. You'll love the breathtaking harbor views from our ... More
Rusty Pelican Restaurant
Rusty Pelican has been a long Newport Beach tradition for outstanding meals and legendary service. You'll love the breathtaking harbor views from our Coast Highway location. With our wide variety menu, we have something to offer everyone and a selection from our award winning wine list provides the perfect complement to your meal. Our Sunset Dining Menu is available Monday through Friday 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM.
We had not been to this restaurants in 3 or 4 years. Things have changed. The caesar salad had little taste. The swordfish was oily, smelled very fishy and both of us agreed that it was one of the worse pieces of swordfish we have had. The mashed potatoes were runny and at most one spoonfull served under the swordfish. Their green beans side dish was barely cooked and it had the hard ends still attached. Dessert was good and the service was good. Overall, we're not going back anytime soon
All around AWESOME!!
At first I thought the prices were outrageous. I guess I'm used to seasonal veggies ALWAYS being carrots, broccoli & cauliflower, 23 dollars for fish & veggies that I eat at home twice a week!!?? To my delight & suprise my Mahi Mahi came with white corn nibblettes, green beans, red & yellow cherry tomatoes in a light butterry sauce. The over-flow of the lemon sauce from the fish made it taste THAT MUCH better!
My husband ordered the steak & mashed potato which was, again, VERY delicious. French fried onions topped his NY strip, cooked to perfection...his style, well done. This means NO BLOOD anywhere at any time. Personally I would've had mine med. rare. The potatoes had a light taste, not drowning in butter.
My only complaint is about their bread. Way too much butter. I could hear my heart beating in my ears after eating half a stick.
Other than the bread I enjoyed the friendly staff, prompt & attentive service, great tasting drinks...ladies I recommend the mango mai tai or the pomarita, and excellent food. Price is well worth it.
Also, anywhere you sit, there's a great view =) Our choice was the bar, overlooking everything!
Great place for brunch and dinner. awsome bay views. Kim the manager always does a great job. Dave is the best waiter i have run in to. I have been going to this place for the last 15 years never a bad meal or service.