Why You Need to Experience Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Vacations without great food can crash and burn quickly. You won’t have that problem here in Orange County, especially during Newport Beach Restaurant Week. Our seaside town is home to dozens of restaurants that offer an incredible selection of dishes during this January culinary showcase that you won’t want to miss!

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An Inspiring and Flavorful Local Culinary Experience

Orange County and Newport Beach in particular is a mecca of fantastic eateries, restaurants, and cafes for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. Orange County Restaurant Week is designed to showcase the very best of it all while treating guests to impeccable culinary moments they won’t soon forget. While the waterfront location lends itself to a showcase of terrific seafood options during Orange County Restaurant Week, the event highlights an impressive array of options ranging from comfort food and fine dining selections to unique takes on cultural dishes as well. In the upcoming year, Orange County Restaurant Week is slated to run from March 3 through March 9, 2024. It’s a scheduled week of palate-pleasing fun where participating restaurants across town create entirely unique menus just for the event. Those with cravings to curb can take advantage of prix-fixe dinners at a wide variety of dazzling restaurants across Orange County representing preferred dishes of all types. Menus are customized for lunch and dinner crowds which means you have options to tailor your dining experience exactly to your flavorful preferences as well as your budget throughout the week.  

Enjoy Restaurant Week Your Way

Whether you’re someone who looks forward to trying everything, a foodie with a passion for vegetarian delights, or a traveler who loves to explore, but has dietary restrictions in place, Orange County Restaurant Week is designed to satisfy. There are luxe menu options at participating restaurants that elevate your experience to fine dining standards if it’s a sophisticated experience you can’t wait to enjoy. For those who are more inclined to try local beverages, there are restaurants featured in the lineup that showcase handcrafted cocktails designed to inspire the senses. Restaurant Week can also be planned to cater to date night specials, group outings, family dining experiences, or strictly vegetarian options too.  

Destinations to Add to Your Must-Try List

The 2024 Orange County Restaurant Week theme is “Indulge, Explore, Repeat.” Fortunately, there will be plenty of opportunities to do exactly that thanks to the robust lineup of participating restaurants to enjoy! There’s no admission or ticket that you’ll need to purchase for this event. Simply show up at the restaurants you love, make reservations at the luxury stops, and get ready to make the most of the flavorful fun that awaits. A few of the destinations you’re going to be excited to add to your Newport Beach list might include Rockin Baja Lobster, Scratch Bakery Café, Starfish, and Zabb Thai Cuisine. A few of the fan-favorite restaurants that have participated in years past and are once again on the lineup for 2024 include: 

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

This steak chain is a fantastic place to dine during Newport Beach Restaurant Week, as Fleming’s typically offers plates that include salmon, steak, chopped salads, and California power lunches. They also offer brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Harborside Restaurant

Harborside Restaurant is a great place to enjoy delicious seafood! Try their blue point oysters, ahi nachos, crabcakes, and more! This is a tasty and fun choice on the water here in Newport Beach!

Red O Restaurant

Enjoy their unique selection of Mexican cuisine, prime steak, and seafood dishes! Red O Restaurant is a Newport Beach experience you won’t want to miss!

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Start planning your Newport Beach culinary adventure by booking a vacation home with Burr White. With over 50 years of experience in the area and over a hundred properties located on the bay, beach, or within walking distance of the beach, you can relax knowing you are in good hands. Whether you want to enjoy one of our many fantastic events or explore the Balboa Peninsula, you’ll find that Newport Beach is the place to be!

Browse our rental properties and get ready for the getaway of a lifetime. We look forward to welcoming you to the Burr White family!