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Eat + Drink

Vibrant Vegetables

From garden to plate, discover local restaurants that work hard to remind us that eating the rainbow is good for us. By Darice Sebring   In health-conscious Newport Beach, you’ll find that most local restaurants offer veggie-forward dishes. And now, these innovative plant-based creations are making their way to the center of...

Summer Sips

Get into the spirit of the warm weather season with revitalizing cocktails from the area’s most beloved destinations. By Elycia Rubin   As the mercury rises, there are few things more enticing than kicking back and cooling off with an invigorating liquid remedy. And nothing spells summer fun quite like an oversize...

Rise and Shine

Canadian chain OEB Breakfast Co. elevates morning meals with an eatery in Newport Beach. By Sharon Stello   From a croque-madame to pierogies and duck confit, a lobster scramble and Banana “Cream Pie” French Toast, OEB Breakfast Co. brings new meaning to the word gourmet. The jam-packed menu creates a dilemma for...

On Point

South Coast Plaza’s Michelin-starred Knife Pleat serves up an exquisite epicurean experience. By Sharon Stello   Dining at contemporary French restaurant Knife Pleat, located in South Coast Plaza’s third-floor Penthouse, it’s clear why Michelin Guide awarded a star to the refined establishment this past fall, only two years after it opened in...

Multicourse Magic

For a meal that goes beyond the regular menu, special prix fixe lineups provide unique dining opportunities around Newport Beach. By Ashley Probst   The epitome of fine dining is a multicourse tasting menu that showcases exceptional service and true culinary artistry. Though this may sound like something reserved for royalty, local...

Secret Sips

Enjoy clandestine cocktails at these speakeasy-style bars around Orange County—just keep it on the down low. By Sharon Stello   Back in the 1920s, when Prohibition banned the production and sale of alcohol, speakeasies started popping up for those seeking to drink despite the law. These underground watering holes often required a...

Inspired Italian

Local chefs embrace their heritage with traditional recipes and modern techniques to craft mouthwatering cuisine. By Tanya A. Yacina   From authentic, long-simmered sauces to delicate, fresh-made pasta and artisan olive oil, each ingredient plays an intricate part in the creation of Italian cuisine, a true art form when done right. Of course,...

Romantic Rendezvous

Celebrate your love with these Valentine’s Day events and special menus around Newport Beach. By Newport Beach Magazine Staff   From special dinner menus to a Paris-themed event or harbor cruise, spoil your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Several venues in the Newport Beach area have planned festivities for couples and anyone who...

Beloved Brunch

As morning meals continue to surge in popularity, Newport Beach restaurants answer with uniquely delicious dishes. By Ashley Ryan   It’s been years since the craze hit and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down—but why would it? There’s something both thrilling and relaxing about a laid-back, boozy brunch on weekend...

Party on the Peninsula

No matter what you are looking to celebrate, this versatile venue has something for everyone, from a nightclub and yacht parties to fine dining. By Ashley Ryan   There are few spots in Newport Beach that offer it all, but trust us when we say that The Peninsula Lounge does: It’s part...