New American cuisine comes to life in this custom-designed location overlooking the harbor in Newport Beach, California. Award-winning Executive Chef Paul Gstrein brings culinary drama to his inventive dishes for lunch, dinner and the enormously popular Champagne Sunday Brunch. Lunch, dinner or brunch dining may all be enjoyed al fresco on our wrap-around patio, made comfortable with built-in heaters and sun drapes.
Bayside also hosts a rotating modern art exhibit, featuring carefully selected works that enhance the ambiance, and are available for purchase and further, nightly live entertainment enriches the lavish surroundings with soulful jazz.
Lastly, Bayside provides an elegant venue for many special occasions.
ART AT BAYSIDE
BRECK ROTHAGE. Fine Art Photography – infused aluminum. Pure Southern California Coast is the focus. “I love the sights, sounds and smells of the coastline.” The interaction of the sea and shore give constant changes in detail, composition, color and contrast. Landmarks can hold some dear memories for so many people, as well as conjure up our imagination of eras gone by. Having never studied photography, Breck bought his first camera in the fall of 2001 — a 4 megapixel Olympus E10 — and was so excited to get it, but immediately wondered what all the dials and buttons were for. “I didn’t have the patience to sit in a class, but did have the patience — and tenacity — to go out and learn by trial and error — and digging into research as prompted by curiosity.” Breck has a long history of creativity, from designing and building custom furniture, building world-class sailboats and even being a sauté chef. Having the tendency to see things differently and to bring out the best, he looks forward to the road ahead.”I absolutely ‘love’ what I’m doing.
PRESENTATION: The standard presentation of images is infused aluminum. Metal prints represent a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Because the image is infused into the surface and not on it, the images take on an almost magical luminescence. Detail and resolution are unsurpassed. Most images are as large as 60” before framing; they can be offered even larger or smaller to accommodate the needs of collectors.. FRAMING: Offered both framed and unframed. Frame works on exhibit are triple framed with linen inset liner. Custom framing available. If you prefer them UNFRAMED, they can be installed floating off the wall about a half-inch. Free delivery and installing within the Orange County area. EDITIONS: No more than 92 inclusive of all sizes, paying homage to Breckʼs beloved father George Henry Rothage who passed at the age of 92.
Each evening from 4:30 pm to close, join us for cocktails and a savory California small plates menu, in the lounge or at the bar. The new expanded menu boasts an assortment of culinary choices in a lighter style with prices that range from $6.95 to $23.00 per item. It’s the perfect spot to meet after work or after a day at the beach to enjoy a comfortably chic setting and live music.
Bayside Restaurant offers a dining experience at its absolute finest. Our menus consist of an extensive selection of artful New American cuisine for brunch, lunch, dinner & happy hour as well as a wine selection featuring over 200 different wines.