Al Fresco, All Summer Long.

We welcome you to our dinner table, where the breeze is as fresh as our farm-to-table ingredients. All of our restaurants offer seasonal menus in a classic al fresco setting. Every meal can be enjoyed inside or outside on the heated terrace, bringing together the romance of ocean views with an open, heavenly sky. Come experience our tantalizing Italian creations, including fresh pasta and gelato made daily, casual family favorites or poolside cabana dining. Live entertainment and handcrafted cocktails give you even more reasons to lounge and linger.


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)

Ongoing Epicurean Experiences

The Art of Pasta Making
Learn how to make traditional Italian egg-based pasta dough, as well as lobster tortelli and handmade spaghetti alla chitarra in the Andrea Ristorante pasta kitchen. Join our in-house pastaia, Julia, on Thursdays at 11 a.m. for one hour of hands-on instruction and a delicious two-course lunch…made by you!
$120* per person; maximum of 3 people per class. Advance reservations required.

Andrea Menu Espresso
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.

Bloody Mary Bar
On Sundays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Coliseum Pool & Grill, build your own Bloody Mary at Coliseum Pool & Grill. Select your level of spicy with an assortment of hot sauces, then garnish your beverage with flavored salts and favorite toppings, like bacon, jalapenos, pickles and bell peppers.

Pelican Grill Express Lunch
For lunch Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., savor the best of Pelican Grill’s quintessential coastal California cuisine with a three-course prix-fixe menu served in 45 minutes or less. Choose from a seasonal selection to start, followed by a Napa-inspired main course and a delectable dessert to finish.
$35* per person

Andrea Weekday Wine Dinners
Join Andrea Chef Marco Criscuolo as he takes diners on an exceptional three-course prix fixe tour through Italy’s most famous regions. On Mondays through Wednesdays, he’ll create courses highlighting a specific Italian region and pair it perfectly with a complementary wine.
$99* per person including wine pairings


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 all the seasonal sports action on two nine-foot screens in the Pelican Grill Lounge. Enjoy chilled beers, California wines and specialty cocktails, paired with the chef’s game day specials, including the Stadium Burger, house-made sausages and thin-crust pizzas. At Coliseum Pool & Grill, savor Parmesan-Garlic Fries, Flash-Fried Calamari or Pepper Jack Quesadillas in the Lounge or from your own private cabana, complete with a flat-screen TV.
*Pricing per person excludes tax and service charge.

Pelican Grill Tasting Table
The Pelican Grill’s 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.

Pelican Grill Whiskey Tasting
We scoured the globe in search of the perfect barrels, and curated an extensive collection of fine Scotch, bourbon, rye and other international whiskeys. Sample our premium selections from all corners of the world, starting at $28* for each three-tasting flight. Available daily in the Pelican Grill Lounge.

Great Room Social Hour
Come by Mondays through Fridays from 5-6 p.m. for craft cocktails, small bites and monthly events, including Boutique Art Exhibits and Fashion Trunk Shows.

Tea Moderno
Friday – Sunday from 2 – 4 p.m.
The Great Room Social Lounge puts a modern twist on the time-honored tradition of gathering for English Afternoon Tea. Sip contemporary blends featuring classic selections and emerging tea markets, while noshing savory and sweet small bites with an Italian accent. Tea-based cocktails and sparkling wines available à la carte.
$55* per adult, $35* per child ages 4-16 and complimentary bomboloncini and hot cocoa for children under age 4.

Weekday Sips & Bites
Gather in the Great Room Social Lounge to savor big flavors in small bites with weekday specials Mondays – Fridays from 3 – 6 p.m.
-Mini Plate Mondays: Savor the chef’s selection of mini plates for just $10 with the purchase of any cocktail.
-Trio Tuesdays: Try the chef’s special bruschetta trio for $10.
-Wine Wednesdays: Receive your choice of today’s featured cheese or salumi board for just $10 with the purchase of any glass of wine.
-Mix Master Thursdays: Sample our impeccably crafted featured weekly cocktails made with mixology techniques.

Marketplace Sampling
Saturdays & Sundays from 2 – 4 p.m.
Stop by Caffé & Market to sample this week’s featured gourmet item, from tapenades and toffees to olive oils and artisan chocolates.

An Evening of Art, Music and Cuisine
Thursdays, July 14, August 11 and September 8
Dawson Cole Fine Art joins us in the Great Room Social Lounge for a boutique art exhibit from 5 – 7 p.m. featuring sculptures, paintings and sketches, as well as informative discussions. Enjoy live music and complimentary menu tastings from Pelican Hill chefs.

Seasonal Epicurean Experiences

Summer of Crudo
July & August 2016
A culinary adventure that perfectly complements warm weather, Pelican Grill’s Summer of Crudo is a taste of paradise. Chef Luke presents an exquisite raw seafood bar and sashimi-style small plates, so you can savor a bit of everything. Pair each dish with your favorite cocktail, a glass of wine or an ice-cold craft beer.

Going for Gold Olympics Specials
August 5-21
Pelican Grill and Coliseum Pool & Grill bring the summer games from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to you on nine-foot TV screens. At Coliseum Pool, cheer your team to victory on flat-screen TVs in your own private cabana. Resort chefs create Olympic-inspired specials honoring the day’s televised sports, with dishes representing sporting events and the cuisine of the countries competing.

Labor Day Weekend BBQ
Monday, September 5
Summer’s almost over, but we’re not ready for fall just yet. Send off the season in style at our Labor Day Weekend BBQ. Lounge by the pristine Coliseum Pool, enjoy classic grill fare and celebrate with the family.
$65* per adult, $35* per child. (For resort guests only).

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