This is new and different. Guests use an exclusive “Dine Pass” to unlock foodie prizes and special offers at the participating restaurants all month long during September! Ready. Set. Go. Eat, Drink and Win! Also, for each “check-in” guests are automatically entered for a chance to win a Staycation Package. There will be one winner for each of the four weeks! There is no special menu. By using the app on your mobile phone, and selecting a restaurant, their special offer is revealed. Newport Beach & Company, Dine Newport Beach & Newport Beach Restaurant Association created this event to help support our beloved restaurants. It embraces both ways we are able to dine right now: patio dining outdoors as well as To Go!

How It Works

Sign up now for your free “Dine Pass” and start marking your list!
-The pass can be used through the web site or even better is to save it on the home screen of your mobile phone for easy one-tap access to see special offerings and to check-in.
– Go to: and sign-up for a Newport Beach Restaurant Month “Dine Pass”.
– The pass is instantly delivered via text and email and is ready to use!
– The pass can then be saved on your phone’s home screen for quick and easy access and check-ins during the month.
– Browse participating restaurants for al fresco dining or take-out.
-Special offers will be noted there.  No special prix fixe menu is part of this month long event.
– Arrive to the restaurant and simply click the “Check-In” button to redeem exclusive offers.
– Each “Check-In” is an entry for daily giveaways, such as gift cards and vacation stays in Newport Beach! There will be four vacation stays given away—one each week!

Newport Beach Restaurant Month encourages safe and socially-distanced dining following all state and county guidelines including outdoor patio seating and take-out offers. Go to for an updated list of participating restaurants and to sign up for your Dining pass.

Newport Dunes- Visit Newport Beach

Creative Launch for “Restaurant Month”
The team created a unique way to launch this brand new program. It was just like a 1950’s Drive In. Upon arrival we received boxes filled with napkins, utensils, water all kinds of goodies. We scanned the QR Code to download the “Dine Pass”.  There was a stage front and center and we all stayed up in our cars and professional roller skaters scooted their way between the cars serving us delicious samples from six different restaurants and ice cream shops. Speakers included: Lynette Romero from KTLA, Carlos Godinez, President of NB Restaurant Association, Gary Sherwin, President of NB & Company and Mayor Will O’Neill.

-The first course was a refreshing seasonal Burrata Salad from Lido Bottle Works and Charred Cauliflower Hummus with pita bread and watermelon radishes from Great Maple.

-The second course was a Jackfruit Birria Tacos from Gracias Madre and Albacore Candy from Buddah’s Favorite. Both were so colorful and delicious!

-The third course was all about dessert! A blue tinted milk & cereal scoop of ice cream from AFTERS ICE CREAM  and a duo of frozen bananas from Sugar ‘N Spice on Balboa Island.

Afters Ice Cream
Sugar N’ Spice








Grand Prizes

Each week one super exciting GRAND PRIZE will be randomly selected from those who are Checking In to the Participating Restaurants.
Check this out!!!!

Week One-
Lido House (Two Night Stay)
-Newport Whales – Whale Watching Passes for Two
-$50 Nordstrom Gift Card at Fashion Island
-Restaurant Gift Card at Fable & Spirit
-Pirate Coast Paddle SUP 1 hour for 2 people
-Riva de Balboa Boat Rental (2 hours M-TH)
-Two hour private tiki cruise: Cruisin’ Tiki Newport Beach

Week Two-
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach (Three Bedroom Villa for two nights)
-Newport Whales – Whale Watching Passes for Two
-$50 Nordstrom Gift Card at Fashion Island
-Restaurant gift card at True Food Kitchen
-Cecil Cyclery – Private Electric Bicycle Tour of Balboa Peninsula
-Riva de Balboa Boat Rental (2 hours M-TH)

Week Three-
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa (Two night stay in a one bedroom suite)
-Newport Whales – Whale Watching Passes for Two
-$50 Nordstrom Gift Card at Fashion Island
-Restaurant gift card at Hopdoddy Burger Bar
-Pirate Coast Paddle SUP 1 hour for 2 people
-Riva de Balboa Boat Rental (2 hours M-TH)

Week Four-
The Resort at Pelican Hill (a one-night stay and breakfast for two)
-Newport Whales – Whale Watching Passes for Two
-$50 Nordstrom Gift Card at Fashion Island
-Restaurant gift card at Five Crowns
-Riva de Balboa Boat Rental (2 hours M-TH)
-1 hour private sunset cruise with Baywatch Boat Charters

Note on Grand Prizes: Terms & Conditions apply to all hotel stays and activity bookings. Winners will be informed of these conditions.

Participating Restaurants- (Please check the web site for additions.)

I am noting here with a (*) for some of my favorite patio spots and some of their special offerings. I have not reviewed every single establishment for specials, so do check the web site or the app on your phone. However, I have noted some below to give you an idea of the creativity of the restaurants!

21 Oceanfront Restaurant (15% off food bill)

A Restaurant

A Market

Atomic Creamery (Free Koney Kone or BOGO free with Milkshake)

Afters Ice Cream

A&O Kitchen + Bar

Arc Butcher & Baker

Avila’s El Ranchito – Corona Del Mar * (Free cup of Mama Avila’s Chicken Soup)

Avila’s El Ranchito – Newport Peninsula

Balboa Lily’s

Bayside Restaurant


Blaze Pizza

Bluewater Grill *

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations (Free whiskey flight of three)

Buddha’s Favorite (Free cup of Edamame)

Cafe Jardin * (Purchase glass of Rose or White Wine and receive 2nd for $1- not for brunch)

Chihuahua Cerveza

Crocker’s The Well Dressed Frank

Fable & Spirit

Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens *

Five Crowns  * (Complimentary Appetizer w/purchase of Entrée)

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse Newport Beach

Flower Child

Gracias Madre Newport  (Free appetizer or dessert)

Great Maple  * (25% off glass of seasonal wine or free iced tea)


Harborside Restaurant

Helmsman Ale House (50% off one appetizer)

Hopdoddy Burger Bar * ($5 share the Love Burger with small fries)

Jan’s Health Bar

Lido Bottle Works

Malarky’s (Prime Rib Sandwich for $9… regularly $10-11)

Mayor’s Table

Mama’s Comfort Food

Mutt Lynch’s


Newport Landing Restaurant (25% off all food M-TH)

Panini Kabob Grill

P.F. Chang’s at Fashion Island

Pescadou Bistro


Port Restaurant & Bar (25% off entire food bill)

Reborn Coffee

Rendezvous French Bakery & Café (15% off purchase of $20 or more)

Royal Hen

Rusty Pelican

SHOR American Seafood Grill

SOL Mexican Cocina

Stag Bar + Kitchen (50% off appetizer)

Sugar ‘n Spice

Summer House

Sushi ii

Sushi Roku * (Free dessert with $25 or more food purchase)

The Alley Restaurant

The Bungalow Restaurant * (Free dessert)


The Winery Newport Beach

Tavern House Kitchen + Bar *

Thrive Juice Lab

Topside Roof Deck Lounge

True Food Kitchen

Wilma’s Patio Restaurant (Free house-made chips and salsa)


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