Epicurean Experiences

We welcome you to our dinner table, where the breeze is as fresh as our farm-to-table ingredients. Dine alfresco, under the sun or stars, with views reaching across the Pacific. In every bite, an infusion of culinary passion. Come experience our exquisite Italian creations, including fresh pasta and gelato made daily, casual family favorites or poolside cabana dining. Seasonal menus, live entertainment and handcrafted cocktails give you a reason to lounge and linger. Whether you’re starting or ending the day, we have a table set just for you.


Executive Chef

  • Jean Pierre Dubray, the Executive Chef of Pelican Hill® and is among the most accomplished and recognized chefs in California.


    Jean Pierre Dubray, the Executive Chef of Pelican Hill and is among the most accomplished and recognized chefs in California.

    He is responsible for Pelican Hill’s culinary offerings, comprising three restaurants, two cafes, the Resort’s pastry and bakery operations; In-Room Dining to 128 Villas and 204 Bungalows, catering and special event services.

    Chef Dubray grew up in the kitchen of his family’s country house in France’s Loire Valley, where they produced much of their own food. He enjoyed helping his mother prepare big family meals and by the time he was 15, he had enrolled in culinary school, and decided it would be his life’s work.

    He came to the United States in 1980 when he had an opportunity to be part of the opening team for La Vie en Rose, a restaurant in Brea, Calif., and he has been in the Golden State ever since.

    From the Kitchen to the Table (video)

Epicurean Experiences

Thanksgiving Ballroom Brunch
November 27th
Executive Chef Jean-Pierre Dubray creates an exquisite Thanksgiving brunch buffet with classic dishes, accompanied by live entertainment and children’s activities. Available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations recommended.
$115 per adult; $55 per child; price excludes tax and service charge.

Afternoon Tea in the Great Room
Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Capture the essence of a traditional tea with light selections both savory and sweet. Gather by our grand fireplace or in an ocean-view alcove in the casually elegant living room of the Resort.
Reservations requested 24 hours in advance.

Pelican Grill Tasting Table
The Pelican Grill’s new Tasting Table invites epicureans to be seated right next to the restaurant’s open-concept kitchen in the main dining room. This interactive, chef-led dining experience presents guests with exclusive daily dishes featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients and creative presentations. Pelican Grill chefs prepare the day’s selection of prix fixe specialties before guest’s eyes, then pass each course over the kitchen counter to the adjacent rustic, wooden table set for up to 10 guests. As they converse with the chef across the pass counter, diners savor Napa-inspired cuisine paired with fine California wines.

Christmas at Andrea Ristorante Lounge & Terrace
December 24th & 25th
Chef Marco brings an Italian holiday festa to Andrea on Christmas eve from 4 to 1- p.m. On Christmas Day, Andrea features an all-day special menu from noon to 10 p.m. with a variety of holiday dishes and an acoustic guitarist serenading the ocean-view dining room.
$135 per adult; price excludes tax and service charge.

Game Day Specials at Newport Coast’s Sports Center
Voted Southern California’s Best Sports Bar & Grill by Los Angeles Times readers, Pelican Grill brings you the World Cup Games, MLB season and all the summer sports action on two nine-foot screens in the Pelican Grill Lounge. Enjoy chilled beers, California wines and specialty cocktails, paired with game day specials, including the Stadium Burger, house-made sausages and flatbread. At Coliseum Pool & Grill, savor Parmesan-Garlic Fries, Flash-Fried Calamari or Quesadillas al Pastor in the Lounge or from your own private cabana, complete with a flat-screen TV.

Thanksgiving at Pelican Grill & Lounge
November 27th
Chef Luke presents a delectable four-course California grill menu from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Entertainment includes a pianist, bass player and vocalist.
$120 per adult; $60 per child; price excludes tax and service charge. Reservations recommended.

Andrea Menu Espresso
Wednesday – Sunday
Andrea, locally and nationally celebrated as one of the finest Italian restaurants, invites you to stop by Wednesdays through Sundays for a quick lunch. For just $45 per person, enjoy our two-course menu espresso (express menu) served in 45 minutes or less.

Breakfast with Santa
December 20th
Come and tell Santa your holiday wishes from 10 a.m. to noon. Children and their families will enjoy seasonal music and a traditional breakfast buffet, featuring favorites such as scrambled eggs, chicken apple sausages and French toast. A to-go candy buffet and Santa photo souvenir are included. Parent supervision is required throughout the Santa visits and breakfast.
$60 per adult or child; price excludes tax and service charge.

Sea to Shining Sea Specials
September – November
During dinner service every Thursday, savor Pelican Grill’s seasonal seafood sourced from the East to the West Coast and beyond. Features include soups, salads, fresh fish and shellfish selections presented tableside, such as peel and eat shrimp, crab claws, oysters, mussels and more.

Date Night Duet Tasting Table Menu
September  November
Designed for sharing at Pelican Grill’s exclusive Tasting Table, the three-course Duet Menu enhances the romance of date night along the coast of Newport Beach. Cherish an unforgettable evening of intriguing dining with up to three other couples, as the chef presents Napa-inspired cuisine, paired with sunset cocktails and California wines.

White Truffle Menu at Andrea
Andrea’s Chef Marco celebrates an exquisite delicacy from Alba, Italy, with seasonal á la carte dishes. Heralded as “the diamond of the kitchen,” white truffles still maintain haute cuisine status in the culinary world. Á la carte servings available at market price, based upon availability.

Autumn Apple Harvest Menu
Celebrate the autumn apple harvest with fresh fruit sourced from Southern California’s Julien apple orchards. Savor a multi-course prix-fixe menu paired with Chardonnay, late harvest Riesling and other crisp California wines. Plus, try our house-made warm apple cider, caramel apple gelato and apple pie.

Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Specials
October  November
Coliseum Pool & Grill presents seasonal pumpkin delights in both savory and sweet varieties, such as pumpkin risotto and pumpkin cheesecake.

California Wine & Cheese Pairing Flights
October  – December
Our chef showcases local California wines, cheeses and charcuterie at Pelican Grill. Customize your own board and flight for small bites in the Lounge or to start your meal in our main dining room.

Prime Rib Roast Sundays
Pelican Grill features our signature prime rib roast and exceptional cuts of the finest beef, including Wagyu and Kobe. Personalize your selection to suit your appetite, with options ranging from petit portions to generous cuts for two to share.

Ranch-to-Resort Autumn Specials
Freshly picked from the Irvine Ranch® just eight miles away, an abundant variety of farm-fresh autumn products inspire á la carte ranch-to-resort daily specials at Coliseum Pool & Grill. Featuring Irvine Ranch squash, tomatoes, avocados and Swiss chard, seasonal dishes bring the best of the Orange County’s nutritious local ingredients to your table.

New Year’s Eve at Andrea Ristorante
December 31st
Chef Marco brings “Il Cenone,” the ItalianGala, to Newport Coast with a four-course menu and two dinner seating options from 5 to 7 p.m. or from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Early (5-7 p.m.) seating: $160 per adult without wine pairing; price excludes tax and service charge. Late (8:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.) Seating: $225 per adult without wine pairing; Price excludes tax and service charge.



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