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get to know louie's by the bay

Louie’s by the Bay is a modern Italian steakhouse located on the waterfront along picturesque Mariner’s Mile in Newport Beach. With a 180-degree view of Newport Bay, a warm elegant design, and exceptional service, Louie’s brings an unparalleled concept to Newport Beach. The restaurant is owned and operated by longtime restauratuer, Ron Salisbury of The Cannery Seafood of the Pacific and El Cholo fame. The menu features authentic charcuterie, unique fresh pastas, prime steaks and chops, and a truly exceptional wine list.

Why Louie’s?

"Louie" Zamperini befriended everyone, he would walk down the street and talk to everybody he met. The restaurant's inviting atmosphere evokes his fun loving spirit and restaurant owner, Ron Salisbury felt he wanted to pay homage to his longtime friend and babysitter. Louis Zamperini is a World War II hero whose life was featured in the film “Unbroken” - we feel it has never been a better time than to remember his tenacity, courage and will to survive.

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From the Chef

Welcome to Louie’s by the Bay! As Executive Chef my goal is to bring your palette down a journey through high-end modern Italian cuisine, while paying homage to old world flavors and styles. My strong relationship with my vendors ensures you’ll be enjoying the highest quality beef and seafood. I make all of my pasta and sauces from scratch and have fallen in love with the Italian culture, beauty, and it’s robust cuisine from a young age. The comfort foods of Italy bring back memories of my childhood. When traveling Italy you’ll find the most delicious produce and highest quality of meats and cheeses and at Louie’s by the Bay, we will share no expense to bring this quality to your plate.

Our Bar Program

Growing up in a Mexican household, rich in heritage, our Beverage Director Daniel Guerrero was exposed to the delight of new spirits and unique fresh flavors from a young age. He was in his mid-20s when he developed his taste and honed his skills in creating syrups, cordials and juices with fresh ingredients, much like his family had been for nearly 5 decades. Heavily involved in the restaurant industry from a young age, Daniel witnessed the love and passion that goes into creating new dishes and it is what inspired him to create cocktails based around certain flavor profiles. While employed with the Balboa Bay Resort, tending bar at A&O Restaurant, Daniel developed a deep understanding of and appreciation for true cocktail making. He learned how to speed up his craft and push the boundaries on new flavors. Daniel makes our bar lively and appeals to the palette of our customers. He credits his mentors Ben Carpenter and Travis Johnson for pushing him to be creative and not be afraid of trying new things.

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