Newport Beach Dining Guide featuring Zinque

Award-winning chefs and inventive cuisine abound in the Newport Beach area. In this Newport Beach dining guide you’ll find a wide range of sure-to-be favorites, from oceanfront seafood classics to the best locally roasted cup of coffee. Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you!


Fable & Spirit (3441 Via Lido). Since its arrival on the Newport Beach culinary scene, Fable & Spirit has become a local favorite. It’s the perfect spot to unwind after a day of shopping in Lido Village and the food will not disappoint. 

Porrovita (3000 Newport Boulevard). This is the spot for fresh juices. Pop by after your workout for a green juice or pick up an acai bowl on the way to the beach. 

Chihuahua Cerveza (3107 Newport Boulevard). Looking for the perfect place for weekend tacos, beer, and cocktails? This is it. Enjoy a convivial, laid-back environment with great food that’s perfect for groups. 

Arc Butcher & Baker (417 30th Street). Arc makes lunch sexy again, where you can enjoy a daytime spitz on their gorgeous patio. With focus on embracing the lost art of simplicity, they offer an equally delicious dinner menu that’s best enjoyed with two to four of your favorite people. 


Royal Hen (311 Marine Avenue). This high-end gastropub with a charming and cozy vibe is the kind of place where you always feel like family. Royal Hen showcases great food, incredible wine, and an attentive wait staff. It’s incredible for private events and groups,  but also intimate enough for a date night.

Huskins Coffee (229 Marine Avenue).  Walking the island in the morning? Stop by this family owned and operated small-batch coffee roaster for your morning cup of Joe. 


CdM Restaurant (2325 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar). Enjoy a seasonally curated menu with inventive cocktails at this sleek hotspot with gorgeous interiors and food that’s equally show stopping. 

Sota (3344 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar). This neighborhood gem is the place locals flock to for sushi and Japanese fare that will leave you wanting more. 


Javier’s (7832 East Coast Highway). When a celebration is on the agenda, this Newport Beach staple delivers great food, unbreakable margs, and fantastic people watching all in a spot that’s ideal for groups.

Bear Flag Fish Co. (407 31st Street). In the mood for fresh catch  fish, the best tacos, and sushi? Bear Flag is always worth the wait and perfect for dine-in or pick-up for a seaside picnic. 

Beachcomber (15 Crystal Cove). Dine right on the sand at this iconic Newport Beach spot. Beachcomber is great for groups and kids and loved by visitors and locals for the classic California vibe. 


Trenta (1661 Superior Avenue). Enjoy a fabulous weekend brunch at this modern Italian establishment that boasts a fun atmosphere that’s great for groups. But don’t sleep on their weekday lunch and dinner menus. 

Sidecar Donuts (270 East 17th Street). Boasting the “World’s Freshest Donuts,” Sidecar’s donuts are made fresh daily with the most incredible flavors. They make the perfect morning donut run and are always a win when brought into the office.


Kit Coffee (1617 Westcliff Drive). Pop in for a coffee, bring your laptop and work, or catch up with friends. Kit is the perfect place to do all of the above and if you’re hungry, don’t forget to look at the menu of great bites.

C’est Si Bon Bakery (149 Riverside Avenue). The bread. That is all you need to know. We dream about these sandwiches and pastries. C’est Si Bon is located next to the most beautiful courtyard, so resist the urge to take it to-go and stay awhile or take it to go.

A Restaurant (3334 West Coast Highway). Revel in sophisticated and refined comfort with a classic selection of dishes and cocktails. The leather booths and dim lighting make the environment cozy yet the crowd is still lively and the atmosphere is energetic. The Spicy Yellowfin Tuna is not to be missed. And, don’t forget to check out the market adjacent to the restaurant. 

For additional recommendations for what to do, see, and experience in Newport Beach browse our Insider Guides.