A Restaurant

A Restaurant Number 8 on OC Register’s Prestigious ’75 Best Places to Eat’

March 28th, 2016

“Orange County Register restaurant critic Brad A. Johnson collected a list of restaurants where he most frequently finds himself wanting to eat in 2016. Some are classics, some new.” See the article here.

The Arches Lives on in Spirit

March 4th, 2016


“The Arches restaurant was a Newport Beach institution that welcomed celebrities and Marines and everyone in between.

It opened in 1926 and served the likes of Shirley Temple and John Wayne among other Hollywood stars from its original West Coast Highway building.”

Read the full article here.

A Restaurant Receives OC Register ‘Icon’ Award

January 3rd, 2016

“The Register’s Icon Award honors a restaurant that’s been open for 10 years or more and continues to set standards for others to follow. Founded in 1926, A Restaurant in Newport Beach has had a serious head start on the competition.

Most restaurants of that age, frankly, survive on nostalgia alone. But A Restaurant continues to reinvent itself and remain not just relevant but absolutely essential.

A total remodel six or seven years ago helped breathe new life into the historic building’s old bones. The addition of A Market next door has been a boon as well. But much of the credit lately goes to chef Jonathan Blackford, who has completely revitalized the kitchen over the past few years. The steaks are superb, especially the prized Japanese Satsuma beef on the occasions when it’s available. But what might be even more impressive is what Blackford does with that beef while it’s still raw. The beef tartare is sublime.”

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“Cookie Crazy” from Coast magazine

July 1st, 2015

Our Fluffernutter sundae was featured in the July 2015 issue of Coast magazine:

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Video feature on A Restaurant from Grub Tribe

February 3rd, 2015

“A Restaurant and Market • Newport Beach • California was originally the Arches. It’s been a legendary restaurant in Orange County for years, and today it’s better than ever. Chef Jon Blackford told us about the venue’s unique history and how he’s keeping the menu current without denying tradition.”

Click here to watch the video

2015 Restaurant Week Publicity

January 19th, 2015

A great feature on A Restaurant and our Chef from greer’s OC:


A Restaurant’s Steak Top 10 in O.C.

August 7th, 2014

The O.C. Register included A Restaurant in their list of the top 10 steaks in Orange County. See the full list here.

Thrillist names A Restaurant one of OC’s Best Restaurants

July 29th, 2014

We’re thrilled to be included amongst the best restaurants in Orange County in this feature from Thrillist.

“Heavenly Halibut” recipe in OC Register

June 25th, 2014

Chef Jon Blackford’s halibut recipe was published in the OC Register. You can view it online here.

Praise for the A Restaurant Burger

May 21st, 2014

Our burger was included in a list of O.C.’s finest burgers from Brad Johnson in the OC Register. Read all about it here.