Amelias on Balboa Island Informative - Pass on this one. - Sea Bass and Bad Attitude
311 MARINE AVE BALBOA ISLAND NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA -- This was to be a 55th birthday dinner for the wife. Her meal was ok not the best, soup was weak, flavor was lacking, comming from an Italian opinion. Closest to Mom's but weak. As the entrees were server the waitress spilled my wife's soup which prompted to be moved to another table, Mine was not so pleasing as I had hoped. The thinner side of my Sea Bass was tasty and fine, the larger side was half raw, which wasn't found out till I had gotten to the other side and half the portion was consumed, Veggies were undercooked and the first bite of the penne was just warm, sitting in a cold room the food does not stay hot to long; be warned.
The buss boy was what seemed to be in a hurry because of the number of times he was asking if we were done and wanted to take the dishes as we chatted with food still on the plate. While conversing during dinner we were askes at least 4 times if we wanted more water which we obviously didn't need, glasses were 3/4 full
After we returned to the Hyatt I called the owner and Voiced my concern that she had charged me full price for this meal. She replyed we shouldn't have but never offered anything, it was at this point I had told her I was going to give them a not so good review and she said, "That's ok because there is 20 good ones in front of it and then hung up on me".