850 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA | Directions 9266033.604783 -117.873881
Nightly until 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday until 11:00pm
One of my favorite restaurants! – I love this place. Especially on a nice day you can sit outside and relax. I'm not a big fan of hamburgers but the hamburger on their lunch menu is AMAZING! as are the scallops, crabcakes, rotisserie chicken, salmon appetizer... ummm mouth watering! now I'm hungry. Try this place, you'll become a regular
Brian- Yorba Linda
Take your Wallet, leave your big appetite at home. – Gulfie used to be one of my favorite restaurants. The atmosphere & ambiance.. is great. BUT... The food.. although it's tasty enough, Gulfstream has reduced the size of their main dish portions remarkably. They fill up the HUGE plates with the cheapies.. like coleslaw, but the size of the fish is TINY! You'll see. The size of the burger is adequate. But they fill the plates with the cheap stuff & OVERcharge. The appetizer.. trio... ALL Bread, barely any dip at all. I don't recommend it. The two UNDERCOOKED, Raw salmon dishes at our table... not even the issue. The TINY portions are the issue now.
Cool spot to hang.. So many options on where to sit. Inside, bar, outside.. If you're wearing nice shoes or white pants.. take note: The floor outside is dirt.
The food is only decent.
Best Burger in town – You have to try there burger ... You just have to try it. Not cheap for $16 but well worth it.
Cigar Heaven – For Cigars I give it a 5 star (I smoke them)
For food and service a 2 star.
BEST STEAK and SEAFOOD IN THE OC! – The selection of seafood is amazing. Salmon, Swordfish, Scallops, Crabcakes, Cioppino, BBQ shrimp... all are truely great tasting. The Ribeye is huge! and Filet and NY Strips are also offered. The service is friendly without being arrogant. The restaurant looks amazing and has a cool oyster counter that you can sit at and watch the chefs do their thing!
WORST SERVICE EVER!! – This is the worst restaurant for customer service. The restaurant was not busy and the hostess refused to seat us because the other couple we were waiting on were in the parking lot and not inside the restaurant. We were trying to conduct a business dinner and the waitress continually interrupted our conversation and hovered around as a nuisance. We had a terrible experience the first time at Gulfstream but was willing to try it again. The second time was not any better. WE WILL NEVER RETURN.
Yummiest place in Newport! – I came to Gulfstream last Friday evening for a friends b-day celebration and the place was packed! The server was apologetic that we had to wait, and it was worth it!
The atmosphere is a casual chic and the people watching is fantastic. I ordered an Ahi tuna burger and I am still dreaming about it 3 days later. I also ordered a side salad and the croutons were so fresh, unlike anything I have ever tasted. The food is a tad pricey, but the portions are filling and it was worth every penny. While they do not have a happy hour during the week, they do have a no-corcage fee policy, which is truly amazing!
Gulfstream is in the cutest center, located near Sur La Table, Tommy Bahamas, and the cutest boutique store called Sole Comfort.
I definitely plan on going back to Gulfstream in the near future and would feel confident recommending it to anyone! Thanks!
Didnt' measure up – While vacationing in Newport Beach, my husband and I visited Gulfstream for dinner. We have enjoyed Houstons and Rutherford Grill (all part of the same restaurant family) and assumed we would have a great experience. Unfortuntately our service was very poor. We waited approximately 15 minutes after being seated for a wait person to come to our table. I had to flag down our waitress and ask if someone could take our order. As the meal progressed we were constantly looking for assistance for water, to refill the water to order a drink, etc. A server rushed by our table and placed a glass of wine on our table (we did not order) and ran off. Finally we were able to attract our servers attention and explained we did not order. She said "Oh, that's where that went, it belonged to the table next to us".
The food is good. I ordered the Filet Mignon and my husband ordered the Wood Plank Salmon. At the end of the meal we asked the server if she was new her response was "no I am just not feeling well tonight". I can't recommend Gulfstream. If they could improve the service this would be a great place to dine.
Best Kid friendly restaurant – Great food, Great service! We?ve been coming to this place almost every week for the past 9 years! So have lived thru multiple wait staff, chefs, etc? but the food and service has been consistently great!
We'll soon be leaving SoCal and will miss this place very much!
DO NOT WAST YOUR TIME OR MONEY – The service here is terrible; the servers seem to be at odds with one another as well as the kitchen staff. After serving the meal our server disappeared; unfortunately my steak was well done instead of medium rare by the time I tracked her down my party had long finished their meal. Water glasses and beverages were never refilled. I've eaten here three times and each time the service has gotten worse. The food is actually very good but it can't make up for the horrific service. I am a fan of Houston's (same owners, but Gulfstream is supposed to be an upscale version) but after this last battle I won't be coming back anytime soon!
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