Born and raised in Philly, Nicki has been singing, writing, mixing and creating music for most of her life, including appearances in Philly, Boston, Los Angeles and around the world. Nicki developed her passion by listening to Motown and R&B, Fusion, Jazz, and of course Soul! Nicki and her band always get the crowd going with a signature sound of R&B and soulful beats with jazz elements that translates seamlessly with the audience.
Jake London has been a professional musician for the past 10 years with over 500 shows under his belt and extensive touring throughout the US. The venues Jake has played are among some of the top for singer-songwriters. (Hotel Cafe, House of Blues, The Basement Nashville and many more) Jake has been featured on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube and CBS to name a few.
Originally hailing from the New Orleans area, Kurt Hunter began playing guitar at 13, and got his start singing at the age of 17 when he met the internationally acclaimed Young Americans. He has played music in over 35 states and 5 countries, and has released two full-length albums and several singles. Kurt’s sound is a blend of Jason Mraz and James Taylor, and is known for his upbeat and quirky personality and dynamic shows.
Paul Lemire is an established acoustic singer, songwriter and cover artist. His genre of play is reminiscent of popular acoustic artists such as Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, and Ben Harper. However, he also covers bands and artists such as the White Stripes, Nirvana, Beck, Coldplay, and Johnny Cash.
Dan Sistos is a prolific and sought after session and touring musician. He has performed on major radio stations, as well as network TV shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America and the American Music Awards. He was also the featured guitarist on the video games Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed Revelations.
Roderick Chambers is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from South Florida. Him and his brother formed the group R-Styl which opened for artists like Genuine, Fat Joe, Pit Bull, Betty Wright, 3LW, Wayne Wonder, Nappy Roots and more. They also sang the national anthem at the 2008 NBA Finals.
In 2015, Roderick began pursuing his dreams as a solo artist. His musical styling and soulful vocals are influenced by a range of different artists like Boys II Men, Brian McKnight, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and John Legend.
Richard Hastings started playing guitar at age seven and has been a professional working musician (guitarist and vocalist) his entire adult life as performer, studio musician, composer, educator, music contractor and recording artist. His styles include classical, jazz, pop, island and rock.
You’ve seen LA-based Shammy Dee on the turntables, on television, or on the stage giving you an experience to remember. He has DJ’ed for top brands like Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Dior, Adidas, and Burberry, as well as celebrities like Mary J. Blige, the Kardashians, and Michael Buble. Shammy has also shared the stage with GRAMMY award-winning artists like Kendrick Lamar and Diplo.
Based in LA, Matt Tyree (a.k.a DJ Tirade), does everything purely for the art of music. Tirade builds every performance with unique creativity throughout every genre with feel good party vibes.
Born and raised in Hawai’i, Joni Llamedo brings acoustic, soulful, island vibes to her music. Transplanted from O’ahu to LA, she continues to share the aloha spirit through music. Her musical selection ranges from oldies to pop. It’s with Joni’s unique, acoustic arrangements that turn timeless classics into her very own.
Award-winning singer/songwriter Chris James has played in the US, Canada, Mexico, and sent his music through Europe, Africa and parts of Asia. He shared the stage with Sugar Ray, Hootie and the Blowfish, Lit, Vertical Horizon, Pete Best (former Beatles drummer), Switchfoot, The Pat McGee Band and more. Currently, Chris has expanded into composing film soundtracks, radio voiceovers, and performing with his band Grand Sonic Theory.
Aqua Lounge is throwing a Cinco de Mayo fiesta that’s más grande! Salsa on over on Saturday, May 5 to enjoy live Spanish-themed music, along with favorites like $5 margaritas, $2 tacos, $5 tequila shots, fresh ceviche, chips & salsa, guacamole and a churro station.
Pricing excludes tax and gratuity.
Treat the leading lady in your life to Sunday brunch on Oak Grill’s sun-filled outdoor deck. Chef Peter is doing all of the heavy lifting serving up a delicious brunch for the whole family including live-action stations, made-to-order specialties and desserts. Top off the morning with bottomless mimosas, a Bloody Mary and margarita bar.
$90 per adult, $25 for kids ages 5-12. Children 4 & under free. Pricing excludes tax & gratuity. For reservations, call 949.760.4920 or visit opentable.com.
Treat Mom to a bubbly brunch and family fun this Mother’s Day. We’re transforming our ballroom into a garden of delights filled with live music, bouquet-making and a kid’s activity station, plus a flower wall with a photographer standing by ready to capture the moment! Enjoy a bountiful brunch with breakfast favorites, desserts, a bloody mary bar and bottomless mimosas!
With 50% off select bottles of wine, there’s no better time to order vino than on National Wine Day! Stop by Oak Grill on Friday, May 25, and order your favorite bottle to celebrate. Cheers!
Pricing excludes tax and gratuity.
This Memorial Day weekend, splash up a good time at Fashion Island Hotel. On Sunday, kick off the fun with music, 50% off mimosas and Bloody Mary’s along with an all-you-can-eat cookout by the pool. Continue the celebrations on Memorial Day with beats from our local DJ, a build-your-own taco station and 50% off margaritas.
$34 per adults, $15 per child ages 5-12. Complimentary for children 4 and under. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Available for in-house hotel guests only.
Using the deep, sultry tones of her vocals mixed with a healthy dose of 60s soul influence, Kristine Mirelle creates a sound that satisfied across all ages and tastes. She describes her sound as pop retro soul and sings in both English and Spanish. She has won 3 national piano competitions in a row and was inducted into the International piano guild at age 12. Kristine also volunteers in countries around the world performing the teaching music.
Get social at our Chopin Social! Enjoy handcrafted cocktails made with variations of Chopin Vodka, along with small bites and live music.
$50 per adult. Event is for guests 21 years and over. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Advance purchase on Eventbrite recommended. For more information, call 949.760.4920.
Show dad how much you love him with dinner specials he’ll love. Bring him to Oak Grill this Father’s Day, where Chef Peter is serving up a four-course prix fixe dinner including tomahawk steak and lobster, served with seasonal sides for dad to get his grub on.
$75 per adult. Regular Children’s menu available. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Call 949.760.4920 for reservations.
This Fourth of July Weekend, put on your best patriotic attire, and get ready for a red, white and aqua bash to celebrate America’s birthday! Let freedom ring on Saturday, June 30 with themed cocktails, beats from our live DJ and some good ol’ fashioned fun.
$20 cover charge. Pricing includes tax and gratuity. Advance ticket purchase recommended on Eventbrite.
Every Sunday in June, July and August from (except Father’s Day).
Take a trip down South, y’all. This summer, Oak Grill is bringing back a touch of Southern hospitality with its popular Slow Smoked Sundaze. Dig into BBQ favorites like baby back ribs, fried chicken and lamb chops paired with hearty sides and down-home desserts. Wash it all down with our spiced pineapple punch, spiked with vodka if that’s your thing.
$38 per adult, $12 per child ages 5-12. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Call 949.760.4920 for reservations.
Every Saturday in the summer from June 23 – August 25
Summer is heating up in Newport Beach! Book your stay at Fashion Island Hotel, and get a dose of O.C. sunshine every Saturday by the pool. Lounge in style, sip cocktails poolside and enjoy an all-you-can-eat cookout featuring classic favorites like burgers, hot dogs, side salads and more.
$34 per adult, $15 per child ages 5-12. Complimentary for children 4 and under. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Available for in-house hotel guests only. Starting on Saturday, June 23.
At Oak Grill, a crackling fire is music to our ears. That’s because we’ve got live music by our Fireside nightly from 6 – 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday and from 5 – 8 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks while you swing and sway to sounds of our guitarist. Plus, select items are 50% during happy hour every day from 3 – 7 p.m.
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We love happy hour so much that we never take a day off. Visit Aqua Lounge any day of the week from 3 – 7 p.m., and we’ll take half off select cocktails. That’s four hours to indulge in creative, refreshing cocktails for 50% off while you dig in and enjoy our most popular small bites.
On Taco Tuesdays at Aqua Lounge, our $2 tacos taste too good to be two. Every Tuesday night on the Aqua Lounge Deck from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m., we’ve got $2 street tacos with all the fresh, authentic fixings you want, plus a $5 margarita station stocked with farm-to-table ingredients.
Oak Grill knows how to do brunch just right. Join us every Sunday to enjoy unique, featured dishes and brunch-time classics like chilaquiles, eggs benedict and house-made corned beef hash. And for just $10, we’ll keep the mimosas—or the Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial, if you prefer—flowing well into the afternoon.
Sundays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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The classic Moscow Mule has gone to the dark side, thanks to Absolut Oak. This bourbon-inspired vodka presents a bold, oak-infused flavor unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. And we’ve found it goes perfectly in a classic Mule, combining smoky, caramel flavors with a refreshing ginger-lime finish you can’t get enough of—and can’t get anywhere else.
Exclusively at Oak Grill, $14 per cocktail, excluding tax and gratuities.
No time? No Problem. Oak Grill’s new Fireside Express Lunch is designed to help you fit a quick and delicious meal into your busy schedule. For just $8, enjoy your choice of entrée, chips and drink. Take it to-go, or grab a seat on the Fireside patio for an alfresco mid-day break.
Pricing excludes tax and gratuity.
No two whiskeys are exactly alike—and therein lies the magic of Whiskey Wednesdays at Aqua Lounge. Every week, you can try a different featured whiskey for just $7. Enjoy yours neat, over ice or in a cocktail, and discover new favorites.
Talented local artists fire up the night with live acoustic music seven days a week at Oak Grill. Join us Monday through Saturday from 6 – 9 p.m. and Sunday from 5 – 8 p.m.
Wine up, and wind down at Oak Grill every Wednesday! From noon until close, order up your favorite bottle of wine at 50% off. Now that’s what we call the ultimate Wine Wednesday.
Exclusions may apply. Select bottles not included. Available every Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. – close.