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JOEY Joins Newport Beach | Fashion Island’s New Refined-Yet-Casual Restaurant

Photos courtesy of Christina Gandolfo, CGandolfo Pictures, Inc. and JOEY Newport Beach

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Fashion Island just got a new, refined-yet-casual, dining experience—JOEY Newport Beach.

JOEY Newport Beach recently made its debut in the heart of Orange County at Fashion Island, the fourth California location for the brand, boasting a modern look and coastal influences.  

“Last year we announced JOEY would be coming to Newport Beach and today we are delighted to let the community know that we will be officially opening our doors,” Layne Krienke, president of JOEY Restaurant Group, says. 

“The residents of California have embraced us so warmly, and to be able to expand further—and join the discerning Newport Beach community—is a very exciting opportunity,” he added.

Joey Newport Beach Interior

The casual-but-refined restaurant was designed with light brick, warm wood, stone and leather to create a natural and warm atmosphere. The full interior dining room and lounge at JOEY Newport Beach open to the patio, which features retractable sections of roof, providing the option for coverage or to open fully to the sky.

A large outdoor fire pit creates an inviting lounge area while waiting for a table, or guests have the option to stay and enjoy drinks fireside on a custom concrete and teak circular bench. 

The restaurant interior flaunts a Bocci light installation spanning over the dining area, with a showcase kitchen that sits adjacent to a stunning stone bar, complete with retractable TVs and a custom bronze ceiling fixture above the bar.

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Joey Newport Beach

“The residents of California have embraced us so warmly, and to be able to expand further—and join the discerning Newport Beach community—is a very exciting opportunity.”

Beyond the modern design, JOEY Newport Beach exhibits a gallery wall that highlights several hand-picked local artists, showcasing a true taste of Orange County.

Tony Diaz, head chef at JOEY Newport Beach, prepares a diverse menu featuring tantalizing dishes like ravioli bianco and hand-made hummus. Home to an excellent sushi program, including exquisite flame-seared salmon sushi, guests visiting JOEY Newport Beach will have no shortage of globally-inspired dishes. 

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“As a chef I’ve always been inspired by the high-quality fresh produce available at your fingertips in the great state of California” Matthew Stowe, Executive Director of Culinary for the JOEY Restaurant Group, says. “The JOEY menu has immensely evolved since we first came to California to open JOEY Woodland Hills in 2015, and it has been an exciting challenge to enhance and develop new dishes that continue to celebrate our globally-inspired cuisine, while staying true to the restaurant’s roots.”

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In addition to their globally-inspired cuisine, JOEY Newport Beach offers a diverse selection of cocktails, including JOEY Supers, a twist on the classic highball with signature lemon and lime slush

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JOEY is also debuting their Reserve wine list, an exclusive menu curated by group Sommelier Jason Yamasaki, featuring an elevated selection of bottles. As well as great cocktails and wine, JOEY offers exceptional spirits, including the unique and limited-edition JOEY Reserve Peach Brûlée, a bourbon whisky created by the JOEY bar team in collaboration with Maker’s Mark Distillery. 

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