Newport Beach Dining
Walk to the historic Cannery Village and stop by Alta Coffee for a snack. Delight in the aroma of fresh brewed coffee or nibble on a homemade blueberry muffin while you visit the galleries and unique shops in this artsy little village.
Your stay wouldn't be complete at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, without a meal at one of Newport Beach's finest seafood restaurants. Put on your plastic bib, roll up your sleeves, and dive into some fresh crab at The Crab Cooker, just three blocks away. Owner Bob Roubian is an accomplished fisherman who has become a world-renowned expert on fish and seafood. Kids love the fact that for once it's okay to eat with their hands, while adults appreciate the healthy and fresh food.
Once you wash the sand out of your hair, drive or walk down to Balboa and set sail with Hornblower Cruises & Events on one of their signature yachts. Whether you take a leisurely stroll on deck during an afternoon Champagne Brunch Cruise, or don your dancing shoes for the evening Dinner Dance Cruise, you're sure to be in for an extravagant treat. Both cruises include gourmet cuisine, first-class service, and live entertainment.
If you're ready for some Italian home cooking, check out Amelia's on Balboa Island. For more than 45 years, Amelia's has prepared arguably the best pasta and seafood Newport Beach has to offer. One of the oldest family restaurants in Orange County, this cozy landmark serves fine wines, several fresh fish dishes and delicacies such as linguini with baby calamari and lobster thermidor.
Looking for a perfect romantic night on the town? Round out your California coastal vacation with a sumptuous dinner at The Arches in Newport Beach. Made famous as a celebrity hangout in the era of Shirley Temple, Humphrey Bogart and John Wayne, the 83-year-old restaurant continues to be a popular hotspot due to its recurring role on "The O.C." television show. Tuxedoed waiters, dark paneled walls and linen-covered tables evoke a private club atmosphere.