The highly anticipated 2023 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) returns Thursday, Oct. 12 through Thursday, Oct. 19 with a variety of movie screenings at Starlight Triangle Cinemas. Besure to enjoy lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch before or after catching one of the highlighted films.
You don’t have to watch a foreign film to enjoy a meal at Café Sevilla, which offers authentic Spanish tapas and entrees, including a signature paella, a delicious Sangria and more. Keep the afternoon or evening of entertainment going with Café Sevilla’s live music or Flamenco show. Reservations can be made by calling 949.688.1555 or
La Vida Cantina has a spacious and inviting patio with palapas where visitors feel like they have been transported to a vacation along the Mexican Riviera. La Vida’s signature dishes include Enchiladas del Mar (corn tortilla stuffed with crab, lobster, and shrimp with poblano sauce and jack cheese), Carne Asada (lightly seasoned skirt steak served with quemada salsa), La Vida Burrito (stuffed with our popular carne asada and tomatillo salsa), and Camarones a la Diabla (shrimp sautéed in spicy diabla sauce with bell peppers and onions.) La Vida Cantina opens at 11am Monday through Friday, and opens at 10am on Saturday and Sunday.
For reservations, please call 949.612.2349.
Tavern + Bowl offers popular American fare including BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with beerbeque sauce; Crispy Chicken Sandwich (crispy chicken with cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and pickles, served with garlic aioli on a brioche bun); Bacon Jam Burger (Angus chuck patties, bacon jam, fried egg, arugula, tomato, and garlic aioli);and The Ultimate Grilled Cheese (double layers of provolone, mozzarella, brie, bacon, and tomato sandwiched between three slices of parmesan-toasted sourdough bread.)
If you watch an early movie and head to Tavern+Bowl for dinner, you can enjoy a round or two of bowling to finish the evening. Tavern + Bowl opens at 4pm Monday through Friday, 12pm on Saturday, and 10am on Sunday. Reservations can be made by calling 949.438.2320.
Oji Sushi & Sake Bar is known for its All You Can Eat Sushi, as well as delicious entrees such as Chicken and Beef Teriyaki, Miso Marinated Black Cod, Seared Tuna Tataki, Wagyu Beef Tataki with Goma Sauce, Salmon Miso Yaki and more. Oji opens Monday through Thursday at 4pm, and Friday through Sunday at 11:30am. Walk-ins are welcome, and reservations can be made by calling 949.515.7400.
Black Knight Gastro Lounge features a menu of favorites like pasta, woodfired pizza, wings and more. Black Knight also has live music every Wednesday. The restaurant opens at 4pm Monday through Friday, 11am on Saturday, and 10am on Sunday.
Yard House is renowned for its extensive selection of beer, classic burgers, and other popular entrees. The restaurant opens Monday through Saturday at 11am, and Sunday at 10am. For a complete list of movies showing as part of the NBFF and other event information, please visit https://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/.
The Triangle is conveniently located at the end of the 55 Freeway, where Newport Blvd., Harbor Blvd. and 19 th Street intersect. The center offers seven levels of free parking, as well as a valet on the street level near Tavern + Bowl. The center also has a VIP Program offering discounts to various restaurants.
Sign up for free online at www.go2triangle.com,