The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar opened its second location in Orange County on Tuesday, April 15th in Newport Beach on Pacific Coast Highway, overlooking the Marina (3131 W. Coast Highway). The Winery Restaurant Newport Beach provides the same rich experience as its flagship location at The District in Tustin, which opened its doors in August 2007. Over the past six years, Partners JC Clow, William Lewis and Chef Yvon Goetz have created quite a stir by successfully pairing contemporary California regional cuisine, with a hip, vibrant, sophisticated setting, to create a cutting-edge dining experience. They have been recipients of many awards and honors, including RIVIERA Magazine and the Orange County Business Journal’s “Restaurant of the Year,” as well as the prestigious Southern California Restaurant Writers Association’s “Restaurateurs of the Year.”
The restaurant menu focuses on contemporary California regional cuisine at its finest, with Executive Chef & Partner, Yvon Goetz directing a team that delivers a culinary experience straight from the Wine Country. He is considered one of the most highly decorated chefs in Southern California, having been called “Alsace’s gift to Southern California” by the Los Angeles Times.
His menu features wild game and USDA Prime steaks, as well as Pacific Rim flavorings, such as fresh line-caught Opah, Mong Chong, Ono & Mahi Mahi flown in daily from Hawaii. Tying the expansive wine list into the menu, Chef Goetz features numerous wine-infused ingredients into many of his signature dishes.
The Winery Newport Beach transports guests to a relaxing Napa or Sonoma getaway. Upon entering, they are greeted with sumptuous stone slabs and warm wood flooring, a fourteen-foot high glass private wine locker display, majestic stone, dazzling light fixtures and an immediate view of the Pacific Ocean. Finishes throughout are luxurious yet inviting, including a backlit precious agate stone host desk and bar top on each floor. Unique, beautiful stone and warm, comfortable upholstery are planned throughout. Real wine barrel staves have been designed to adorn the bar lounge tables and ceiling elements, tying in the restaurant’s particular focus on wine.
Following are the key features of The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar in Newport Beach:
-The Winery Newport Beach is set to be the newest, most luxurious, classy and cutting edge culinary experience in Orange County.
-The restaurant sits on a landmark location on Pacific Coast Highway that has one of the most incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and Newport Marina in Orange County.
-The design of the restaurant is worthy of note – it was designed by the award-winning Richard McCormack Design of Orange County.
-The remodel and construction of the restaurant was handled by award-winning contractor ITX Construction of Orange County. This is the contractor responsible for Charlie Palmer’s, ANQI, Fleming’s, Mozza, and R&D Cafe, to name a few.
-The restaurant features a team of eight certified Sommeliers, including a Level 3 Sommelier.
-The Winery Newport Beach is a 10,000-square-foot, two-story restaurant, complete with a 700-square-foot 2nd floor outdoor dining patio overlooking the marina with two outdoor fireplaces and state-of-the-art heating system and waterproof awnings for year-round use.
-The restaurant features two private dining rooms with state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment. The Sonoma Room, with views of the marina, is able to accommodate up to 56 guests; the Napa Room can accommodate up to 24 guests and features an indoor fireplace.
-The Winery Newport Beach features a state-of-the-art two-story temperature-controlled glass wine cellar with a 6,000-bottle capacity.
-The restaurant’s first-floor dining areas features stunning ocean views at every table and is able to seat 150 guests. The first-floor bar is able to accommodate up to 34 guests.
-The restaurant’s second-story dining room features a breathtaking bar with scenic ocean views. Capacity for bar and adjoining lounge area is 40 guests, while the entire dining area can accommodate 110 seated guests (200 standing guests for a cocktail-style event).
-The Winery features a second-story cigar patio, overlooking the marina with plush sofas, large flat-screen televisions, a dual-sided fireplace and state-of-the-art heaters.
-Three private docks allows guests the opportunity to arrive via the Marina.
The Winery Restaurant Newport Beach is open for dinner service only, seven days a week. For more information, call 949-999-6622 or visit http://www.thewineryrestaurant.net/.
Posted by Meghan Ogilvie