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Newport Beach Restaurant Week kicks off today!

The Bungalow rack of lamb

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Photos courtesy of Newport 

Beach Restaurant Week

A favorite dish at The Bungalow in Corona del Mar – coriander and pepper crusted rack of lamb with yukon gold mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts, garnished with a mint gastrique

Newport Beach Restaurant Week (NBRW) presented by Dine Newport Beach and the Newport Beach Restaurant Association kicks off today, Monday, Jan. 5 and continues through the 28th. Celebrating its 12th year, there are 56 restaurants participating including five new ones, so get out there and discover some unique culinary adventures, as well as revisiting some of your traditional favorites!

Touted as the longest-running restaurant week in Orange County, NBRW is the top-grossing culinary event in the City of Newport Beach. In 2017, this foodie experience garnered $3.3 million in consumer spending.

The Winery filet mignon

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The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar’s grilled filet mignon on a bed of succulent corn with prosciutto wrapped asparagus

Take a trip around the world to discover what’s so special about these 14 days of palate-pleasing experiences. You’ll embark on a culinary journey of two- or three-course, prix-fixe menus with lunches available for just $10, $15, $20 or $25, and dinners for $20, $30, $40 or $50. 

Participating restaurants range from local havens such as Summer House in Corona del Mar and 3-Thirty-3 Waterfront to chic dining experiences such as Red O and Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens. In addition to the stellar roster of fan favorites, new to Restaurant Week participants include Balboa Lily’s, Free Range, La French Touch, Pizza Nova and Nobu.

For more information and a complete list of participating restaurants, visit www.DineNB.com/Restaurant-Week.

Nobu Rock Shrimp

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Photo by Steven Freeman

Nobu’s rock shrimp tempura with creamy spicy sauce