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Eat + Drink

The Perfect Set

Pendry’s new restaurant pairs steak and sushi for the ultimate dining experience. By Sharon Stello   Flame-broiled steaks come together with fresh, handcrafted sushi in the aptly named Set Steak & Sushi at Pendry Newport Beach, which opened recently in the reimagined Fashion Island Hotel space. Operated by Clique Hospitality, the restaurant’s menu...

Zero Proof

For those seeking alcohol-free sips, majestic mocktails grace the menus at Newport Beach eateries. By Crawford McCarthy   Call them whatever you’d like: zero-proof cocktails, non-alcoholic sips, designated driver drinks or simply mocktails. No matter the name, the fact remains that alcohol-free options that allow diners to imbibe responsibly have never been...

Wood-Fired Wonders

Enjoy an alfresco meal by the water at Skal Pizza, a Swedish-inspired eatery that offers a vegetable-forward menu filled with fresh fare. By Ashley Ryan   There’s something in the air at Lido Marina Village: The harborfront shopping complex is home to a number of farm-to-table eateries, from Lido Bottle Works to...

A Fresh Start

Begin your meal right with some of the most appealing appetizers in town. By Crawford McCarthy   For servers and diners alike, the dance is always the same: a moment to look things over, order drinks and then, in some form or another, the question—“what can I get started for you?” It...

Fusion Flavor

Fresh-cooked fare inspired by countries all across Asia populates the menu at the new Starfish Newport. By Ashley Ryan   Transport your taste buds across the world to mystical Asia, where signature dishes are vastly different than in the West. The fusion of flavors at Starfish Newport is inspired by countries like...

Fresh Flavors

Pitfire Pizza launches summer dishes that are perfect for the season. By Sharon Stello   Pitfire Pizza’s summer menu, rolled out earlier this month, features dishes bursting with fresh flavors. From sweet tomatoes to corn, peppers and even watermelon, the ingredients taste as though they were just picked from the garden. Among...

Dining With a View

From rooftops and ocean vistas to garden settings and picturesque patios, skip cooking at home this summer in favor of enjoying an alfresco meal out on the town. By Ashley Ryan   Newport Beach is the perfect place for backyard entertaining. But whether you’re tired of finding new recipes to serve  or...

Insta-Worthy Ice Cream

Get your camera ready for these cool treats that are almost too pretty to eat. By Molly O’Brien   These Newport Beach scoop stands are even tastier than they look—and definitely worthy of an Instagram photo. From flights of unique flavors at Salt & Straw or a signature, over-the-top banana split at...

Italian With a Twist

Traditional meets modern at Bar One, a new venture from the creators of the classic Il Barone Ristorante. By Ashley Ryan   There’s something magical about the infusion of culture in each bite of pasta or pizza that makes these hearty dishes feel like home—even if you’re not Italian. Luckily for local...

Enjoy the View

Vea Newport Beach hotel’s signature restaurant pairs scenic vistas with creative cocktails and an eclectic lineup of tasty dishes. By Sharon Stello   With sweeping golf course and ocean views, the aptly named View Restaurant & Lounge at Vea Newport Beach, A Marriott Resort & Spa is the perfect place to enjoy...