You have Ten dollars and one hour lunch break. Where should you go and what should you get during lunch if you are in the Newport Beach area? If you so happen to be in the Newport neighborhood between January 16th-January 29th during Newport Beach Restaurant Week (NBRW), your wallet and stomach are both going to thank me. During these two weeks, a prix-fix menu with a fixed price of $10-$50 will be available at participating restaurant’s. It’s a great way to explore your yet to be visited Newport Beach restaurants and clear those Yelp bookmarks. Here are the $10 lunch deals and steals for 2017 NBRW.
Hopdoddy Newport Beach: The Austin based burger chain known for their hormone-free, house made patties capped by freshly baked buns has $10 any burger + local craft brew during lunch. Normally, this deal would be over $20. The only down side? No fries included in the deal and Fashion Island can be a little crowded during lunch time. Call and reserve in advance. (Look to park near Macy’s or Nike Store)
TakleBox OC: Former Top Chef, Brian Huskey’s fast-casual menu redefines beach dining. During NBRW’s menu, feast on Fried Catfish or Apple Smoked Pork Shoulder. There’s even a grilled chicken and vegetarian sandwich option too. Comes with a side of house-made potato chips. Pick from a side of soup, salad, pickle, or buffalo cauliflower (must get) and any fountain version of Jone’s soda all for $10. Make sure you check out February’s issue of Sunset Magazine and you’ll know why this place has “bomb flavors.” Free beach view included.
Dory Deli: The Newport Beach Pier deli food with a “modern twist” showcases their craft with some of their signature sandwiches. You won’t get just a plain burger or a club sandwich here. What you do get is freshness in their meat and cheese and a heap of deliciousness. $10 menu get you a choice Buffalo Mary, Figgy Burger, or Lifeguard Club with choice of sides like Kennebec Fries, Clam Fritters, or Pasta Salad. Parking by the pier can be difficult on weekends but there are free parking in the streets if you’re willing to walk.
Sessions West Coast Deli: The surfer-themed, West Coast sandwich shop, with the neighborhood casual feel is offering $10 sandwiches or salad + craft beer for lunch. Enjoy their signature Summer Zephyr or their playful morning Green Eggs and Ham sandwich, you’ll sure to find a sandwich of your liking after hitting the waves.
Stag Bar + Kitchen: The historic bar which first opened in 1908 prides itself in charm and tradition. Speaking of tradition, their meatballs are probably one of the best around town. For lunch menu, you can get a meatball sub or 3 sliders, a salad, and fries all for $10.
Other $10 NBRW lunches includes: Avila El Ranchito, Campus JAX, Slapfish, and Sweet Lady Jane. Of course, there are also other price points for lunch such as $15, 20, and $25. And make sure you also make time for dinner as well, the selections from the restaurants are just as impressive. There are a total of 63 restaurants participating this year. Best of all, there are no coupons to clip. Just simply show up at the restaurant ask for the NBRW menu tip your servers! Make your reservations and enjoy!
Newport Beach Restaurant Week
January 16th-January 29th, 2017