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Harbor Grill Restaurant

34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
949-240-1416
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Ranked #11 of 113 restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dana Point Harbor Drive
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English first
Plymouth, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very consistent restaurant. Nice live piano music that adds to the casual/classy atmosphere. Never had a bad meal here. Outdoor patio available also. Enjoy your meal then walk around the harbor, beautiful!

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went based on Trip Advisor reviews and to be honest we found the food and experience to be nothing special. Nice piano music and the wine we had was lovely, but we found the atmosphere, service and food to be nothing special. But it was packed so other people must like it, maybe it was an off night .

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This restaurant is like family to us. When we want to relax, listen to a live piano player and have a great drink and dinner......this is where we always know we will be happy. Maybe it is because they have had the same Chef Angel for over 20 years and many of the same servers! The tempura prawns are to... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Good margarita's, the ceveche and calamari were very good, and the sea was prepared perfectly. The best feature/part of this restaurant is the serving stage GREAT!

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Alpine, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We craved a steak dinner but arrived too late for our original choice-Good Thing! We were directed to the Harbor Grill. It was a a hit. Friendly service and the best charbroiled prime rib-eye we've had in a long time and from a fish specialty restaurant. We could even watch the chefs cooking our and other people's dinners over a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We spent a few days in Dana Point and ate at the Harbor Grill twice. It was excellent both times. Service is friendly and prompt, food is delicious and prepared properly in a reasonable amount of time. Especially good are the scallops and sea bass. Also has a good wine list and delicious desserts.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

This is a place we go often. Brunch, lunch or dinner we are never disappointed. It is not a gourmet restaurant ~ the flavors of the fish in the grill is wonderful! The ceviche is always my repeat, and the swordfish with tarragon butter is juicy and delicious. Try to seat in the enclosed patio as inside could get noisy.... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

so plain! no flavor, no seasoning, very basic food preparations. Best for the elderly with sensitivity to salt or flavoring. Very boring food for the prices being close to 20.00 per plate.

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Irvine, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I hope you can't see the shame on my face, but I made a reservation for Mother's Day with my Aunt Tillie only the day before. We landed a 5:00 p.m. spot, which was perfect for my 91-year-old dinner companion and fine for me. Probably one of the last reservations for that special day, I understood and accepted that our... More

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Novato, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My husband and I were traveling south and choose this restaurant from the good reviews we had read. We both had the $25 3 course prix fix lunch and were very impressed with the quality of the food. We started off with a cup of gazpacho and a cup of New Englad clam chowder. My husband had the grilled mahi... More

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