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Mark Your Calendars for 14 Days of Deliciousness—Newport Beach Restaurant Week Is Coming

Written By: Jane Adler
Photography Provided By: Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Newport Beach Restaurant Week is an opportunity for foodies and friends alike to enjoy a sampling of fan-favorite fare from over 70 participating restaurants. This edible adventure spans 14 days and showcases carefully curated menus that range from $15-50 with eateries offering everything from brunch to dinner. Mark your calendars for Jan. 13-26!

 

1 | Mama Mia—We Must Go Again! Newport Beach Restaurant Week 2020

Avila’s El Ranchito

Must-try Item: Mama Avila’s Chicken Soup 
Lunch: $15
Dinner: $30

This 50-year-old franchise has been feeding familiar faces since the late 1960s. Avila’s is locally loved, and the margaritas will have you saying, “Oh, mama!” Speaking of mama, Mama Avila’s famous chicken soup is a must-try, and the rest of the menu features from-scratch cooking techniques that’ll make you feel right at home. The $30 dinner includes soup or salad, entree of choice and a beverage. 

Avila’s El Ranchito
2515 E Coast Hwy
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
949.644.8226
Avila’s El Ranchito
2800 Newport Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949.675.6855

 

2 | It’s 5 O’Guac Somewhere!

GuacAmigos

Must-try Item: Shrimp enchiladas
Brunch: $15
Lunch: $15
Dinner: $20

Holy guacamole—these deals are so good, they’ll have you saying adios to any New Year’s resolutions you’re trying to keep. From street corn to carnitas, you’ll be able to experience the whole enchilada at this Mariner’s Mile eatery. Indulge in a three-course dinner for only $20! 

GuacAmigos
2607 W Pacific Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949.650.1818

 

3 | Sundae Service Newport Beach Restaurant Week 2020

Five Crowns

Must-try Item: Pot roast
Dinner: $50

Five Crowns is authentically old school in all the best ways. Prime rib? They’ve got it. Pot roast? Hell yeah. Hot fudge sundae? You know it. This is a place everyone can appreciate. Choose a delicious starter, entree and dessert for $50. 

Native Knowledge: Enter through Sidedoor, their speakeasy-style gastropub, and grab an old fashioned on your way to the main dining room. 

Five Crowns
3801 E Coast Hwy
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
949.760.0331

4 | That’s a Wrap! Newport Beach Restaurant Week 2020

Jan’s Health Bar

Must-try Item: Athena wrap 
Lunch: $20

Jan’s is the go-to joint for health-conscious junkies who want to have their kale and eat it too.  Opt for a half sandwich or wrap, side salad and smoothie to kick-start your day the right way. All for only $20! 

Jan’s Health Bar
3021 E Coast Hwy
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
949.675.2520

 

5 | Ay Dios Mi-Oh!

Gracias Madre

Must-try Item: Heirloom tomato salad
Lunch: $25
Dinner: $30

Newly renovated, this serene space (that used to be Cafe Gratitude) got a Mexican makeover, which includes a new menu filled with a variety of vegan eats that’ll make any meat-lover question their animal allegiances. Come for lunch and graze on some gorditas, or binge on a black bean burger for dinner. This $25 lunch special and $30 three-course dinner is a steal! 

Gracias Madre
1617 Westcliff Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.386.8100

 

6 | Ale Have Another!

Helmsman Ale House

Must-try Item: Chicken Cajun Bleu Sando
Brunch: $15
Dinner: $20

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder, and at Helmsman Ale House, it’ll be love at first bite when you chow down on sea-worthy snacks like the coconut shrimp or hot fish sando. This nautical newcomer is Newport’s latest local crush. Oh, and don’t forget to try the Helmsman Hazy IPA for $5 as you enjoy a three-course dinner for $20.

Helmsman Ale House
2920 Newport Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663 
949.220.9977

 

7 | Thanks a Brunch

Great Maple

Must-try Item: Fried chicken and maple bacon donut
Brunch: $20
Dinner: $30

Donut underestimate this Fashion Island find. Great Maple takes the mundane and makes it modern—like their truffled deviled eggs, salted caramel pork ribs and maple-glazed steelhead salmon. Save room for their signature maple bacon donut! The two-course brunch is $20, and the three-course dinner (donut included!) is $30.

Great Maple
1133 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.706.8282

 

8 | Livers and Tomatoes and Brulees, Oh My! Newport Beach Restaurant Week 2020

Olea

Must-try Item: Fried green tomatoes with fresh burrata alla panna
Dinner: $50

Three courses, two desert options and one outstanding menu featuring a medley of mouthwatering meals will have ogling the oasis that is Olea. From fried green tomatoes to filets, pasta to proteins, you’ll enjoy a curated assortment of farm-to-table treats that are all dressed to impress. For $50, this meal won’t disappoint.

Olea
2001 Westcliff Dr
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
949.287.6807

 

9 | Nobu? More Like Yes, Boo! Newport Beach Restaurant Week 2020

Nobu

Must-try Item: Yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño
Dinner: $50

Take date night to the next level with a trip to Lido Marina’s ritzy resident, Nobu. Their dinner-only prix-fixe menu features a five-course, family-style spread of everyone’s seafood favorites for $50. See if you can score a coveted seat on the patio for harbor views, and then unwind with a walk around Lido Marina Village.

Nobu
3450 Via Oporto, Ste 101
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949.429.4440

 

10 | Chill out With Chihuahua Newport Beach Restaurant Week 2020

Chihuahua Cerveza

Must-try Item: Chihuahua Cerveza with two tacos
Brunch: $15
Lunch: $10
Dinner: $20

Balboa Peninsula welcomed a new brew to town a year ago with the opening of Chihuahua Cerveza—a taproom that also serves up some really good grub. Grab a taco or two, a burrito or loaded nachos and enjoy endless entertainment with the interactive self-pour beer wall.

Chihuahua Cerveza
3107 Newport Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949.771.8226