2751 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA | Directions 9266333.619966 -117.924604
Mon-Fri: 11:30am-10:00pm Sun-Sat: 11:30am-11:00pm
Don't even bother. – Just came home from having dinner a Billy's at the Beach. I had read mixed reviews and decided to see for myself. I took my mother and my daughter and her boyfriend out for a nice dinner. Wow, am I sorry. The waitress had a horrible attitude from the beginning. Actually tossed the plates on the table. Left us sitting forever after dinner. We had to flag her down to get our bill and we left her cash to pay our bill (which was ridiculously high) and she chased us out the door because she thought we had stiffed her since she didn't look inside the book to see the cash. She just noticed we were gone and assumed we hadn't paid. How embarrassing for us since there were several people waiting at the valet with us for their cars. Now lets talk about the food. It was horrible. The coconut shrimp was so over cooked we couldn't eat it. The fish and chips were soggy and the barbecue sauce was basically ketchup with some brown sugar. The prices were over the top for the quality of food. Don't waste your time or money.
Good Food/ Bad Attitude – This place has a beautiful ambiance and great one of a kind food. But is it worth the visit if the owners themselves don't even care if you're there or not? I have never been treated so poorly by an upper level staff in all of my dinning experiences. The female "manager" that works the front desk is extremely rude and does not work well in customer service. The hostesses are too busy talking on the phone, the bartenders are very slow and the servers seemed overwhelmed and unmotivated. I felt bad for them. If these people take any pride in their business then they should be treating their patrons a little better considering that we're the people that keep their restaurant in business! They act like they could care less if you ever come back or not. I've never been treated so badly while spending so much money in my life. I WILL NOT GO BACK AS LONG AS THAT MANAGER IS WORKING THERE!!!
Bad Staff, Bad food – While on vacation, we decided to try a restaurant with a more "local" flavor. Billy's seemed fun. We were seated promptly on the patio. Not something I would highly sugggest, unless you smoke. Nice view , but too noisy and smokey. Food was served promptly, but was marginal and over priced. Our server got caught up with a large group next to us, and the rest of the evening went downhill quickly. No one ever followed up after our meals were served. Drinks were never refilled. Dessert never offered. Finally a bus person cleared our plates. Still our server was rushing around the other group while we were totally ignored. We tracked down a manger. She was very agitated. The restarant, inside, had lost power. She gave us a half hearted apology, but explained she had a crisis on her hands. She must have mentioned something to our server. who was now running around with a cell phone in a panic. I am thinking she was trying to use the calculator function? Our 13 yesar old managed to come up with a pretty good calculation in her head. Again we waited and waited. At no time did anyone offer to buy us a drink, discount our bill, nothing. Stay away! Go to the Jolly Roger or Chart House next door.
Bad Vibes! Surly bartender. Watch out! – Last week, after a hard days work, 7 of us went to this place for a "Boat Drink" around 5:30pm. The first encounter was a big surly bartender sporting an attitude. We felt like we better hurry up and order or he'd bite our hands off. Excuuuuuse me! He was obviously annoyed by our presence. We got our drinks and had to move out into the patio as the tables around the bar were taken. The outside bar was full as well, and alot of people (including us)were standing alongside vacant dinner tables outside. A waitress came and told us we cannot stand there. Again bad vibes. She said we must stand next to the small crowded bar. So we did. Feeling awkward and hemmed in we moved back inside to a table right next to the bar area. Well, the waitress came back and told us we cannot sit there!!! We then said, "OK Where would you like us to go?" She said she didn't know. We asked her to please send over the manager so we could iron out this rediculous situation but she said that the manager was not there and that the bartender was the one who didn't want us to sit there!!! We could see the bartender glaring at us! So my friend with the tab went over to the bar to pay up because at this point we were leaving! My friend complained, of course, to the bartender and he told us to "leave and don't come back!!! We couldn't believe it! Even the hostess seemed miffed when we asked her for the owner's contact information. Sorry!!!
Certainly nice decor and we can't tell you about the food but they must get rid of that surly bartender and find additional seating for pre-dinner bar patrons. So if you just want to have drinks, get there early or prepare to feel uncomfortable!
Best Hamburgers Anywhere and you haven't lived until you try the Seared Ahi. Bar Menu – The Billy Burger is the Greatest! Good views, beach atmosphere, friendly social gathering, inside and outside bars.
Great for lunch on the weekend. – I like going to Billy's for lunch on the weekends. It's not crowded for lunch and you get a great view of the boats and the water, and the food's pretty good.
Great Bartendars and Music, Food -so...so... – I have been here at different times, and still not to sure. The food is lacking in substance, which I just can't figure out what it is. I have to say, this place is a total scene on the weekends, crowded, noisy, full of women full of plastic surgery and old men with ruddy faces and fat stomachs - in which I wonder how much they paid for the date they are with. Have the fun bartenders pour you a Mai Tai (have a few...and forget about it, I guess). I enjoy the music. As you can tell, this is not my favorite place to dine, but to watch the people - get ready! it 's a freak show!
Great Bar Great Food – A killer waterfront location, good music, fresh seafood, strong Mai Tai's and great bartenders!
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