About Sol Grill
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Sol Grill is your destination for the quintessential Southern California dining experience. Family owned and operated. Small, quaint, cozy. Delicious award winning food, great wine and superb service. Candle lit tables, art adorned red walls and antique lighting create a warm environment. It's the perfect backdrop for any occasion. See what the locals have known and enjoyed for the last 10 years.
American, Seafood, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wine
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Sol Grill Ratings and Reviews
Originally had been olanning a dste here ...
Originally had been olanning a dste here for our 6yr anniversary based on stellar reviews and it being close by. The day of the reservation i went to the ER for kidney stones, the woman on the phone was very understanding. I rescheduled for Valentine's day on Open Table. Its the first time we actualy go out to dine for this "holiday" so i was unaware that places have special/condemced menues and different pricing. There were no signed or disclosures that the menu or prices were different than their regular HappyHour (5-7pm) we had a 6:25p reservation. Either way we waited for this date night so it was ok to splurge. We had sangria with check in which was greaaaat! And he had meatballs and i had the cod soup, so dofferent but it works! Like a fish soup but with a tomato base! He then got ribs and i got Newport Linguini. I wish for the soup and pasta we were offered grated cheese, but i will let it pass. It ended up being regular price, which i am ok eith because they haid their full menu and the food was amazin and everything i hoped for and it was the cutest little olace ever! Romantic and cozy enough for valentines day and catching up on a work day!
Sol is consistently a quality dinning e ...
Sol is consistently a quality dinning experience. I have been many times and highly recommend. Their Coipino is my go to and never disappoints. My special lady recently tried the chicken alfredo which was delicious and good size portion. I always get a pitcher of their hand crafted sangria as well. Book reservations, I have tried to walk in before and was not seated. Don't let that happen to you.
Came here for my birthday dinner with fa ...
Came here for my birthday dinner with family. Restaurant is very small...so not good for groups, but excellent food and appetizers. One major turn-off was when our waitress, Adriana, (who we had offered a taste of our champagne we brought) poured herself an entire glass of champagne. Not cool. When a customer allows you to taste the wine or champagne they brought, you pour yourself a minimal amount. Not an entire glass. Otherwise, above average experience.
Had dinner last night and as always neve ...
Had dinner last night and as always never disappointed. Me and my wife always order the Sol Meatballs which are the best! And then ordered the lemon rosemary chicken and I ordered the jambalaya pasta. Let's just say we left their full and happy!
Sol Grill is probably my most favorite r ...
Sol Grill is probably my most favorite restaurant in Orange County! Fabulous ambiance with little candles, cozy dining area and all around friendliness by wait staff. When there's a birthday the whole restaurant sings and claps. Everyone seems so happy to be there.
Wonderful food with selections for all personalities and tastes. Love this place.
Marisa was our server. So kind and welco ...
Marisa was our server. So kind and welcoming--it was our first visit. We started with their meatballs--AMAZING!!!!! My husband had the ribs which were fall off the bone tender and I had the lobster ravioli which had lobster in every bite!!!! The sangria was great! We can't wait to go back!
Service was great. Food was good--good ...
Service was great. Food was good--good choices, well prepared. However, the restaurant is small, probably seats no more than 30 people The night our family of five was there to celebrate a birthday, a group of eight men arrived shortly after we had and proceeded to yell, shout from one end of their table to the other throughout the evening. The five of us could not even hear one another speak. There was music playing in the background--we could not hear it and it just added to the noise level on this occasion. We walked out with headaches and stress and really had not had the opportunity to converse.
We LOVE this restaurant and are thrilled ...
We LOVE this restaurant and are thrilled we live around the corner as it is our favorite place to take friends. Every meal we have ever eaten there (which is a LOT) has been outstanding. The cozy ambiance makes you feel very warm and welcome. We highly recommend it to others!
The menu is full of inventive meals - li ...
The menu is full of inventive meals - like their signature meatballs with sauce that is to die for. It is Mediterranean influenced California cuisine, generally on the lighter side with plenty of healthy options like ahi salad. Locals love this place as it is a unique gem of Newport Beach rather than just another common chain restaurant. As a local I promise you will love eating here.
The service was atrocious :-( ...
The service was atrocious :-( Zero Stars would be appropriate.
We had made reservations for 5 people -- yet they put us on a table for 4 with an additional plastic chair.
Then they supposedly lost our ticket in the kitchen and only realized that after not having brought ANY food except bread to the table for over an hour.
When clearing the table the waitress dropped a mussel on one of our pants and instead of apologizing said "It's ok -- I'll pick it up later"
They had promised us a free deserts to make up for it but never bothered to come ask us what we wanted or brought any.
We had guests from overseas and utter disappointment basically sums up the experience of 2.5+ hours, that is the time it took from getting seated, appetizer,main course and getting the check.
Best meal of vacation. Our family went ...
Best meal of vacation. Our family went here on our first day of vacation and celebrated my husband's birthday. Even though this place is tiny (only about 25 seats) the food and service were outstanding. We split the mussels and there could have been a few more for the portion. I had the Salmon and my husband had the Ahi tuna, both were fabulous. The kids had the lobster ravioli and fettuccine alfredo which they both loved . We got to try them as well and you could taste how fresh & homemade they were. There was a larger table celebrating a birthday as well so it got a little noisy but didn't mind.
Walk into SolGrill and you'll feel like ...
Walk into SolGrill and you'll feel like you've been transported to a more laid back and yet hip establishment in a place far from the typical Newport Beach scene. Romantic and eclectic with it's warm decor, it feels stylish without pretense.
We came for my daughter's 24th BDay and enjoyed the Sangria (perfectly refreshing, not too sweet) before dining on the Lobster Ravioli with shrimp, Jambalaya and Cioppino.
Misty (the owner) and Adriana made our dining experience easy and delicious.
I highly recommend their happy hour (all night) Tuesdays... $3 Sangrias and appetizers 1/2 price... The meatballs are a must. Go here!
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