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A Restaurant – Newport Beach

Originally built as a restaurant and service station, construction began on The Arches in 1925, the same year Coast Highway opened up from Huntington Beach to Newport Beach. Founded by John Vilelle and James Sturgeon, it was named by 10 year old Victor Chatten in a contest advertised by them in the Balboa Times. The distinct Mediterranean style of the original buildings, with arches and red tile roofs, quickly made it a recognizable staple of Newport Beach as it helped to shape and inspire the town in its early stages. Beginning as a basic roadside diner, the restaurant and its menu flourished together, featuring steak, seafood and celebrities in the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s, and was touted for its French food by the early 1970′s. And while it’s appearance and function has changed over time, its commitment to customer and community has not.

SOCIAL HOUR:
Mon-Fri 3pm - 6pm

Place Categories: American Restaurants, Bar Dining, Cheese Plates, Contemporary American, Counter Seating, Cuisine, Features, Happy Hour, Personal Wines Welcome and Private Dining

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