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100 Seated  l  120 Reception  
+ Patio 150 Seated 
Our nautical, rustic ambiance sets the perfect backdrop for your next big day. Floor to ceiling windows offer every seat in the house a great view of the harbor.

Upstairs Lounge

90 Seated  l  50 Reception
Private & Semi-Private Options Available 
Our upstairs lounge offers elevated views of the stunning harbor with floor to ceiling windows. From the granite counter top bar to the cozy fireplace, this eclectic space sets the tone for excellence. It can offer a more casual vibe or be the perfect formal setting with our fine dining service. This space is perfect for a cocktail style event with tray passed appetizers, a more formal seated dinner, or a combination of the two. 


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“Service was excellent” -Jeff Robins, Paciolan, a Learfield Company

“Always a good time. I am sure we will be back this year” -Debra Vaught, Office Manager, MCG Architecture

“We all had a wonderful time and the staff were all very professional and pleasant. They took care of our unexpected need(s)… They accommodated our food allergies without complaint. One of the best Christmas events we have ever had.” -Heidi Tanner, Avalon Accounting

“Great venue for larger groups…Thank the whole crew for making it a memorable event.” -Van Hazewinkel

“The food was excellent. The atmosphere was awesome. Our servers were so attentive and patient. You guys nailed it! Great Job!” -Jodi Kazerooni, Hurley 


240 Seated  l  350 Reception  
Rusty Pelican is a Newport Beach tradition of outstanding food and legendary service. Our casual-elegant dining experience is a wonderful blend of fine dining service and relaxed environment. With commanding views of Newport Bay, two cozy fireplaces, lower and upper level seating, as well as waterfront patio seating – you are sure to find just the space you were looking for.


35 - 60 Seated  l  55 Reception
Almost every night offers you a romantic, sweeping sunset as you enjoy the fresh ocean breeze bouncing off the water. We have heaters and blankets to keep you warm on those chilly nights. If peaceful sophistication is what you are looking for, our patio is perfect for you.

Since 1972, we’ve prided ourselves on consistently creating legendary experiences for all our guests. From our signature fresh fish to our spectacular waterfront views, we hope you savor each and every moment.

Our experienced staff will assist with every detail to make your special day one to remember. Our casual-elegant dining offers a memorable experience from a black tie affair to a casual luncheon. We look forward to making your dreams come true!

To arrange a personal tour of our venue, or to request additional information regarding your next private event, please contact our Sales Department at www.rustypelican.com or (949) 642-3431.

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(949) 642-3431

Rusty Pelican

2735 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663