Chef Ryan Sumner

    Chef Ryan Sumner
Lighthouse Cafe Chef Sumner HS

A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles, Sumner grew up around fresh produce while working at his parent’s grocery store.

After graduating, he quickly moved through the ranks to sous chef at The Beachcomber in Crystal Cove and then worked at Charlie Palmer Bloomingdales in Costa Mesa.

Sumner’s California coastal cuisine focuses on light dishes that are refreshingly delicious with inventive twists.

“Ryan represents a new breed of creative chefs who have a fresh perspective on meals their parents enjoyed and what their contemporaries would find appealing,” said Doug Cavanaugh, owner of the Lighthouse Café. “We know Newport Beach will welcome him and the Lighthouse Café with open arms and eager appetites. We look forward to serving this community for years to come.”


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Click for brunch

Brunch is served weekends from 7 am - 4 pm

Honorable mentions include:

Croissant French Toast

salted caramel drizzle, whipped cream, brûléed bananas, almonds 

Orange Ricotta Pancake: powdered sugar, candied orange, whipped butter, maple syrup

Bayview Omelet: ham and cheddar, tomato confit

Lighthouse Eggs

Bottomless Mimosa Brunch

Add a touch of orange, cranberry, or strawberry lemonade to your limitless glass of champagne, along with delectable entrees from the revamped brunch menu. Bottomless Mimosas are just $10 with the purchase of an entrée on Saturdays and Sundays.


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Click for Happy Hour

Weekdays from 3:00-6:00pm

Drinks $5

White Fish Street Tacos $4.95
Pretzel $4.95
Wings $8.95
Lomi Lomi $7.95
Chowder Tots $5.95

Blood Mary's
Draft Beers

Lighthouse Cafe Cocktails

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