Reviews & Ratings

153 ratings
4.5 average rating
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20 events
13 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 17 2013

A. Nice venue. The food was good. The music, too. I thought the seats we bought should have been better as we paid the higher price, but saw many other Gold Star members at our table. We were not close to either the view nor the music, but got...continued

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109 events
13 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 10 2011

Excellent musicians. Will go again soon.

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36 events
13 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 13 2011

Great jazz in a lovely outdoor setting

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43 events
13 reviews
16 stars
attended Aug 21 2013

The music and venue were wonderful, but the service was the worst I have ever had. After 45 minutes of never having a waiter, I had to go to him. When he finally brought the wine, he brought no glasses. I recommend bringing your own picnic basket...continued

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35 events
13 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 28 2013

The show was great! The venue is so so. Sound was not best and food stunk...

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27 events
12 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 24 2013

A delightful evening. Perfect setting, looking out over golf course and ocean. Music was great. Good service and a juicy hamburger. Parked for free across st. at Fashion Island.

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25 events
12 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 07 2011

For any jazz music fan, or any music fan for that matter - this doesn't get any better! The solo duet James Morrison did on piano & trumpet - simultaneously- was astounding! One more show next week and then this series is over. Nothing like it in...continued

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29 events
12 reviews
25 stars
attended Jul 27 2011

This event was a lovely way to spend a summer evening. The stage is set in the Rose Garden at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel, with the Pacific Ocean in the distant background. It seemed that the seats near the front of the stage received more...continued

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25 events
12 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 14 2010

Wonderful blend of top notch internationally acclaimed jazz musicians in a casual outdoor setting. You won't be sorry if you choose to attend any of the remaining programs. Every seat's a good one! This would be a bargain at three times the...continued

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33 events
11 reviews
15 stars
attended Jul 24 2013

Nice venue for listening to outdoor music, seating was comfortable but the "banquet style" Goldstar seating consisted of the three tables that were placed the furthest from the stage. There were many open and unclaimed seats closer to the stage...continued

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27 events
11 reviews
1 stars
25 events
10 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 28 2010

Lovely setting; excellent musicians; friendly, attentive crowd -
doesn't get much better than that!

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22 events
10 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 21 2013

The venue is beautiful. No fault of Goldstar but someone should have auditioned the performer, rather than just reading his music history. Way over the hill. We left at intermission. Newport Marriott needs to get their act together for this summer...continued

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17 events
9 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 14 2013

Amazing musicians, beautiful venue, lovely evening despite the damp & chill in the air!

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17 events
9 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 28 2013

Another lovely evening at the Marriott! GREAT jazz, perfect weather.

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12 events
9 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 19 2012

Great Event! Followed others suggestions with self parking for only $5. Perfect seats! Good food reasonably priced. Per others we took along our own wine and opener. We opened our own bottle. We were not charged corkage but not sure an oversight...continued

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13 events
9 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 07 2011

It was a great end of summer treat! The lobster rav was yummy, the music was great, and the ocean breeze was sweet! The service was great as well!

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Sandie
35 events
8 reviews
1 stars
16 events
8 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 18 2013

The jazz was fabulous, the event location perfect, the tables were a little to close together, the chicken salad was served with fresh crisp tasty lettuce and equally tasty dressing, but overcooked tough chicken.

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20 events
8 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 18 2013

The performers were awesome. Judy Roberts and Greg Fishman were awesome. I was surprised that Jeff Hamilton was there last night. It was an added bonuse. The venue was nice. The sound quality was also great. The organizers were on top of...continued

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