Savory Waterfront Dining in Newport Beach, CA

Waterfront Newport Beach Dining

True to its name, the First Cabin Restaurant in Newport Beach is reminiscent of an elegant dining room on a cruise liner. Large picture windows and an outdoor terrace frame the views of the sun-filled coastline, sailboats, and romantic sunsets. This fine dining restaurant uses only the season’s freshest ingredients for the menu. Additionally, a special wellness menu is available to cater to those with special dietary needs, making the fine dining experience feel as though you are being served by a Private Chef.

Recent Dining Awards

Our impressive wine selection of more than 600 wines has helped our oceanfront restaurant in Newport Beach earn prestigious awards. The First Cabin Restaurant is recognized by the Four Diamond Award, Wine Spectator “Best Of” Award of Excellence, and Award of Excellence by Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA). Open Table guests recently rated First Cabin “First in Service”.

Live Music, Private Dining Room, and More

On Friday and Saturday evenings, live piano music plays favorite requests from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The adjacent First Cabin Bar is also the perfect place to meet before dinner and explore new wines. For intimate parties or wine tastings, we offer a private dining room with seating for up to 16 guests.


For restaurant reservations, please call 949.630.4145.

Hours of Operation:

  • Breakfast Monday - Saturday: 7:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Breakfast Sunday: 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Brunch Buffet Sunday: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Brunch A La Carte Sunday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Lunch Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Dinner: Sunday – Thursday, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Dinner Friday – Saturday, 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Happy Hour: Monday - Friday; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm