Gulfstream

Heavenly biscuits, baked to order, and pristine oysters, shucked to order (in season), are two reasons to visit this popular bar and restaurant. The sand-floor patio with glowing fire pit attracts singles, while the ocean-fresh fare draws foodies. If freshly caught seafood doesn’t appeal, there’s always terrestrial dishes such as mustard barbecue beef ribs.

850 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach

949-718-0188.

No corkage. $$$