About Sol Grill
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
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!
Where's the beef?
I had the 4 taco platter, chicken, carne asada, fish, and pork. I assumed I would be taking some home in a doggie bag. When they came I was surprised at how little meat was in the tacos, one to one and half bites of actual meat. The tacos where very good and flavorful.
Had the meatball appetizer (awesome), ma ...
Had the meatball appetizer (awesome), main course was seafood pasta which was hot, plentiful and full of flavor. Only downfall was the Sangrea was a bit week, but not a show stopper. Definately worth coming back.
Hush hush, this is Newport's best kept secret
Very cozy and embracing ambiance and service... You just feel like you know the owner and are treated accordingly. As for the food... Oh man. I typically get the filet with portobello mushrooms and am always tempted to order another to go just so I can have it over the following days.
Unreal, this place is the best. I feel like they are completely undercharging for the quality of food and experience that you receive.
By far the best value restaurant in New Port Beach
What can I say. Great foot, large portions, friendly and attentive staff and all for a very reasonable price. We could not have been happier with our dinner and overall experience. Definitely will come back again and recommend to our friends. The mushroom appetizer was truly gargantuan and could easily have been split by 4 or 5 people. They told us about their 'No Corkage Fee Thursdays and we will definitely try to come for that next time. Highly recommend this place.
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