Michael Hepworth


By Kay Schroeder


Newport Beach(Perfect Meal Today) 1/11/20—On Thursday, January 9 Lincoln Experience Center showroom at Fashion Island proved to be the ideal setting to kick off the “2020 Newport Beach Restaurant Week”. Thanks to all the people who dedicated their culinary/management expertise and artistry to make this year’s event refreshingly unique with emphasis on elegance (gorgeous Lincoln SUVs to admire), innovative menu items, music, and hosted bar.

Chefs and Managers of the participating restaurants were on hand to welcome media and invited guests, generously sharing their knowledge and passion for fresh, sustainable, food with a flare (and a little bit of attitude). Every small plate food offering was a beautiful work of art prepared by the following:


Coliseum Pool & Grill, Chef Erik Sandven

Fable & Spirit, Chef David Shofner

Provenance, Chef Cathy Garland

Sgt Pepperoni’s Pizza Store Chef, Trevor Kotchek

CDM Restaurant, Chef Jonathan Blackford

Tavern House Kitchen and Bar, Chef Mike Payne

Buddha’s Favorite, Chef Hiroshi

Farmhouse at Roger’s Garden, Chef Mark Stoval

Participating restaurants in Newport Restaurant Week offer special prix-fixe menus with brunch (weekends) available for just $15 or $20, lunches for $10, $15, $20, or $25, and dinners for $20, $30, $40 or $50.

During Restaurant Week diners are given the perfect opportunity to dine at premier restaurants that offer the latest trends in gourmet foods/signature dishes at greatly reduced prices. By doing so, you won’t have to face that dreaded question that precedes every outing:

January 13-26, 2020

Newport Beach Restaurant Association

2020 Newport Beach Restaurant Week is

Partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank.

“Where do you want to go for dinner?”

“I don’t know, where do you want to go?”

“I don’t know, you decide.”

“No, you decide.”

“Oops, now it is too late to go ANYWHERE!”

2020 Newport Beach Restaurant Week participating restaurants:

. 21 Oceanfront

. A Restaurant

. A&O Kitchen + Bar

. Andrea

. Avila’s El Ranchito-CDM

. Avila’s El Ranchito-Newport Beach

. Back Bay Bistro

. Balboa Lily’s

. Bayside Restaurant

. Beachcomber Café

. Bluewater Grill

. Budhha’s Favorite

. Café Jardin

. Canaletto Ristorante Veneto

. Cappy’s Café

. CDM Restaurant

. Chihuahua Cerveza

. Coliseum Pool & Grill

. CUCINA enoteca

. CURRENT Coastal Cuisine

. Dory Deli

. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

. Fable & Spirit

. Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens

. Fig & Olive

. Five Crowns

. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

. Fly-N-Fish Oyster Bar & Grill

. Gracias Madre

. Great Maple

. GuacAmigos

. Harborside Restaurant

. Helmsman Ale House

. Hook & Spear

. Hornblower Cruises & Events

. Jan’s Health Bar

. Juliette Kitchen and Bar

. Lighthouse Bayview Café

. Malarky’s Irish Pub

. Mama’s Comfort Food & Cocktails

. Mayor’s Table Pacific Pub + Kitchen

. Modo Mio Rustic Italian Kitchen

. Moulin

. Muldoon’s Irish Pub

. Newport Landing Restaurant

. Nobu Newport Beach

. Oak Grill

. Olea, Cellar, Craft, Cook

. Pandor Artesian Bakery & Café

. Pelican Grill

. Pescadou Bistro

. Provenance

. Red O Taste of Mexico

. Rockin’ Baja Lobster

. Rothschild’s Restaurant

. Royal Hen

. Rusty Pelican

. Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza Store

. SHOR American Seafood Grill

. SOL Mexican Cocina

. Stag Bar + Kitchen

. Summer House

. Sushi Roku Newport Beach

. Tackle Box

. Tavern House Kitchen + Bar

. The Alley Restaurant

. The Bungalow Restaurant

. The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar

. True Food Kitchen

. Waterline Newport Beach

. Woody’s Wharf

. Xanadu Café

. Zinque