Mar 16, 2010

Tommy Bahama Restaurant Newport Beach

Tommy Bahama is not on my list of go to places for clothing or anything at all. When a gal pal recommended Tommy Bahama Restaurant at Newport Beach for our luncheon during Orange County Restaurant Week, I was somewhat skeptical. But, as she is a foodie, I figure what not.

Let me just say I was really impressed with the atmosphere, service and food. I would go back and bring all my friends. Our server was super attentive; he anticipated our needs. We really pigged out that day, but I was a happy pig!
Coconut Fried Shrimp
Mango Chicken Salad
Marinated & Roasted Artichoke with lemon butter --- I usually won't order artichoke but this is really good. I want to try this again so I can try it at home.
Jumbo Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta
Grilled Beef Salad with Fried Shitake Mushroom --- I never tried Shitake fried before but it was unique and quite good.
Grilled Halibut
Coconut Cake
Chocolate Fudge Cake --- Death by chocolate in my humble opinion.
Key Lime Pie

All in all, I loved all the appetizers and main dishes, but I was not too crazy about any of the 3 desserts because they were really sweet. Perhaps I just didn't have room for dessert anymore. I will be willing to give dessert section a try another day. Usually I will refrain from ordering dessert dining out or I will share with my friends. So do you order dessert when you dine out?

For those living in So Cal, can you recommend places for me to try? I love new restaurants.

28 comments:

  1. LOL, I worked in a Tommy Bahama boutique when I spent a summer in Florida several years ago. There wasn't a restaurent, though. That food looks YUM!

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  2. Those foods look so delicious! YUMMY!

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  3. Make me hungry girl! Did you see the 99 things to eat in LA before you die list? Honey my Heart and Femme Rationale listed it. I'm totally eating at those places when I visit!

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  4. That grilled halibut looks heavenly! yum!

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  5. My , my , this is night and I see this ! Great , I'm now hungry ! Haha . Seems so yummy !

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  6. I rarely order dessert dining out, and I rarely dine out on top of that.
    All the coconut sounds soooo good though.

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  7. Oh you're making me hungry!

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  8. Wow, they all look so nice and well presented - I'm hungry now!

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  9. Man, that food looks AMAZING!!

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  10. Wow, yum, great photos too, if I may say!
    That coleslaw, to balance the fried shrimp, looks like a great pairing. Mangoes and chicken were made for each other, too!

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  11. That choco tempter should be forbidden by law...

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  12. Everything here sounds and looks delish! I love coconut shrimp/

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  13. To top it off, it only cost $20 for lunch to sample a 3 course meal during OC Restaurant Week. I sampled lots of restaurants that week. : )

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  14. I usually like savory and salty foods more than sweets. Sometimes I'm tempted by the look or sound of dessert into ordering one, but I usually regret it because I'll find it too sweet.

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  15. I knew someone who worked at Tommy Bahama...that's the entirety of my Tommy Bahama experience. Well, I think I once bought a shirt for MrB.

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  16. Oh I've been there! It's really good!!

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  17. I'll have to check it out the next time I'm out that way! thx for the suggestion! Have you ever been to Bossa Nova? It's yummy Brazilian food, not fancy but really good.

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  18. Oh my goodness, you have me craving all this yummy food. I want it all so much! Delicious!

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  20. Wow...what incredible choices. I was salivating over the picture of the chocolate cake. Death by chocolate would be a sweet way to go, pun intended!

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  21. Looks delicious! The marinated artichoke and mango chicken salad - yumo!!! Thanks for sharing. I just had dinner, but I think I just got my appetite back.

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  22. I had no idea there was a restaurant!! I always just assumed it was a clothing store only. So strange.

    The food looks delicious!! Now I am curious to go and try it out. But I doubt there is one anywhere near Missouri. Hahaha!

    I hope you're having a lovely week! xo

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  23. oh my...Key Lime Pie is my favorite, favorite in all the world!

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