It’s probably fitting the newly opened Lido House—part of the Autograph Collection by Marriott—is calling its dining establishment, Mayor’s Table Pacific Pub & Kitchen. After all, Lido House (3300 Newport Blvd.) is located on the site of the old Newport Beach City Hall and its presence is a constructed symbol of old Balboa Peninsula meeting new.
Since inception, the 130-room, upscale Lido House has drawn mixed reviews from residents: Some are warming to its proposed dynamic parking plan to alleviate the already-congested area; others see it as the next wave in high-end development eroding Balboa Peninsula’s low-key charm; and a third group simply like it.
Details about the Mayor’s Table are so far scant, though the menu will focus its efforts on seafood and a “vegetable-forward” cuisine, according to the Lido House website. Mayor’s Table will also feature a raw bar, chef’s table (a very Vegas-esque move for this little coastal town) and an open-action kitchen, also a daring maneuver and reflective of a restaurant confident in what it’s putting on your plate. (By the way, we’ll be touring the property soon, so full details to come.)
Mayor’s Table will serve lunch, brunch and dinner, and will be a self-described “perfect place for celebrations large and small.”
On the roof, Lido House’s Topside is an outdoor craft-cocktail experience; Topside will serve up champagne pairings, high-end libations and views of both Newport Bay and the beach amid a nautically themed setting that “exudes a true beach soirée vibe.”
Elsewhere inside Lido House, a cafe named Crew Coffee + Cremerie will offer house-made ice cream and caffeinated beverages.Other amenities include a spa, fitness center and pool.