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January 11, 2016

Newport Beach Restaurant Week Announces 2016 Participants

Newport Beach Restaurant Week Returns January 18-31  with record-breaking participants and delectable menus

Newport Beach Restaurant Week Returns January 18-31 with record-breaking participants and delectable menus

WHAT: Kicking off Monday, January 18, Newport Beach Restaurant Week, presented by Dine Newport Beach and the Newport Beach Restaurant Association, returns for 14 days of culinary adventure in the Southern California seaside community. 2016 marks the 10-year anniversary of the longest standing Orange County restaurant week, with a record-breaking 60+ participating eateries. Newport Beach Restaurant Week invites diners to explore the five distinct neighborhoods within the city limits with two-or three-course, prix fixe lunch and dinner menus starting at the approachable $10 for lunch and maxing out at $50 for dinner.

With the increased 2016 restaurant participation, economic impact is expected to exceed the 2015 consumer spend of $4.6 million within the community of 85,000, and continue to support Newport Beach’s growth as a rising culinary destination.

New 2016 participants:

Menus for all participating restaurants are available online at www. As a nod to the overarching platform of “Feed Your Curiosity,” curated dining guides based upon “foodie personalities,” a sample selection includes:

For the “carnivore”:

  • Pescadou Bistro Venaison en Daube- Venison, Syrah-Grenache red wine, array of sautéed mushrooms, fingerling potatoes
  • The Ritz Prime Seafood– American Wagyu Short Ribs- Whipped Yukon potatoes, demi-glace, cipollini onions

For the “health nut”:

  • True Food Kitchen – Sustainable Steelhead Salmon – Smoked Onion Tabbouleh, Arugula, Golden Beet & Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto
  • Provenance– Ancient Grains Super Chop- 12 Super veggies and herbs, quinoa, farro, assorted seeds, ricotta salata cheese, sherry vinaigrette and choice of protein

For the “sweet treat freak”:

  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar – Hand Churned Shake – A choice of vanilla, stout chocolate, tres leches, caramel & sea salt, red velvet cake, Oreo, Nutella or chocolate pretzel
  • Red OFlan de Caramelo- Caramel flan, Mexican chocolate cake, micro herbs

For the “food critic”:

  • Oak Grill– Grilled Pork Chop- Smoked cherries, broccolini, pork belly risotto & Maderia demi
  • 21 Oceanfront– Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail- garlic mashed potatoes

For feeding your “inner circle”:

  • The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove– Cavatelli Pasta- Spinach, English peas, broccolini pesto, shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Woody’s Wharf– Traditional Paella- Clams, mussels, shrimp, sea scallops, cod, Spanish chorizo with saffron rice

WHEN: Monday, January 18- Sunday, January 31

COST: Lunch: $10/$15/$20/$25 per person

Dinner: $20/$30/$40/$50 per person

Pricing to vary based up on restaurant, and excludes tax and gratuity

No passes, tickets, or coupons are required for those looking to explore Newport Beach during the culinary festival

WHERE: For a full list of participating restaurants and to make reservations go to


Celebrating its milestone 10-year anniversary in 2016, Newport Beach Restaurant Week, produced by Dine Newport Beach and Newport Beach Restaurant Association, is a citywide two-week dining event that showcases the coastal community as the premier dining destination in the area. Holding the title as the longest running restaurant week in Orange County, the annual culinary festival has grown to incorporate a wide variety of restaurants offering preferred menu pricing for lunch and dinner. For more information and a full list of participants, please visit, “like” Restaurant Week on Facebook, or follow the organization on Instagram or Twitter.

About Dine Newport Beach

Dine Newport Beach is a strategic marketing initiative cooperatively created and managed by the Newport Beach Restaurant Association and Newport Beach & Company. It is designed to enhance the economic vitality of the Newport Beach culinary community by showcasing and promoting Newport Beach, California as a dining destination offering innovative cuisine, fresh fare, diverse experiences and a variety of exceptional restaurants. For more information, please visit

About Newport Beach Restaurant Association

Comprised of over 400 restaurants and foodservice operators, the Newport Beach Restaurant Association is a non-partisan, non-profit cooperative marketing association that brands Newport Beach dining and promotes the commercial welfare of restaurants and the foodservice industry in the City of Newport Beach, California. Every establishment is assessed a levy to be used toward marketing, advertising and public relations for dining in Newport Beach. For more information, please visit

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