Not all meals have to be beautiful to be tasty, and that’s a fact. But today, we’ve rounded up Newport Beach‘s most aesthetically pleasing dishes that’ll give you (and your followers) heart eyes. From cocktails worth a million pics to perfectly plated dishes full of color and flavor, at these restaurants, the phone eats first. No filter necessary!
‘Grammable Dish: Maple Bacon Doughnuts
In addition to the glowing chandeliers and emerald green walls, The Great Maple boasts a menu of delectable brunch dishes that are as pretty as the restaurant’s interior. If you’re looking for an unbeatable photo op, the signature Maple Bacon Doughnuts are a must! Capture the beauty of the maple glaze, crumbles of crispy bacon and dusting of powdered sugar. Not much else compares to these beauties, but the Cajun Shrimp Biscuit Benedict and syrup-soaked French toast are close seconds.
‘Grammable Drink: Cocktails from the Kitchen
The Mayor’s Table at Lido House hotel brought their A-game this summer with a collection of “Cocktails from the Kitchen” that’ll knock your socks off. Not only do these crafty concoctions go down easy, but they photograph unlike anything else. Each one of Executive Chef Riley Huddleston‘s cocktail creations is served in unique vessels like blowfish-shaped glasses. Enjoy these drinks tableside at The Mayor’s Table, and remember, the phone sips first!
‘Grammable Dish: Papaya and Yogurt
What first debuted in the heart of Malibu has made its way to the city of Newport Beach–and let’s just say, its arrival has been well-received. Malibu Farm, located in the charming Lido Marina Village, has quickly become a local’s favorite with its farm-fresh fare and refreshing libations. Nearly everything on the menu is photo-worthy, but a few favorites include the colorful papaya and yogurt dish, the shrimp or lobster panci and just about every cocktail on the menu.
‘Grammable Dish: Fruity Pebbles French Toast
In search of some wow factor for your next foodie post? Meet Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, a restaurant dedicated to pleasing palates with its crafty spin on American comfort food. Feast your eyes on over-the-top creations like the Fruity Pebble French Toast, Donut Burger or the Flamin’ Hot Bloody Mary made with Absolut peppar, spiced bloody mix and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. And if you’re feeling really frisky, order the Breakfast in Bed Shot–a daring combination of Maple bourbon, orange juice and bacon!
‘Grammable Dish: Butcher’s Burger
With a meticulous focus on flame, flavor and finesse, it’s no wonder Arc Butcher & Baker has become a go-to spot for Newport Beach locals. Whether you’re craving tacos, seafood, pizza or a charcuterie board to share, Arc does not disappoint. Snap some pics of the seasonal Seared Ahi Salad or capture the stacked beauty of the Butcher’s Burger. No matter what you order, your followers will be drooling.
‘Grammable Dish: Prime Surf & Turf Tablita
Tucked in the shopping mecca that is Fashion Island, Red O boasts a menu of elevated Mexican cuisine that is sure to please your palate! With brunch offerings like the buttermilk pancakes with cajeta caramel sauce, whipped cream, fresh mixed berries and mint to dinner delights like the Prime Surf & Turf Tablita, you’re sure to discover plenty of photo ops.
‘Grammable Dish: Oribe Omakase
While sushi is already one of the most Insta-worthy foods out there, Sushi ii takes things to the next level with a variety of unique creations. Not only are Sushi ii‘s fresh fish offerings pleasing to the palate, but they’re a feast for the eyes! Dig into one of Master Chef Susumu li’s omakase-style courses like the five-course Oribe, which features a starter, appetizer, 10 nigiri, miso soup and dessert. Whichever you select, you’re sure to savor every beautiful bite.
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger