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Watermarc Restaurant

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448 S Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Laguna Avenue)
9493766272
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 226
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Service For Our Large Group

Kudos to our server Michael for his excellent service for our large dinner group. We chose the Watermarc based on their very interesting menu on their website. Our shared starters ranged from crabcakes and ahi watermelon skewers to lambchops and filet mignon pot pies. Everything was fabulous. With... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
madamsusan
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NJ
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Kudos to our server Michael for his excellent service for our large dinner group. We chose the Watermarc based on their very interesting menu on their website. Our shared starters ranged from crabcakes and ahi watermelon skewers to lambchops and filet mignon pot pies. Everything was fabulous. With still so many incredible small plates untried, I decided to go with... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Water Mac restaurant, in Laguna beach is an excellent choice if you don't want to wait for a table at nearby restaurant, Nicks. Once parked, you can simply stroll over to Watermac, which is also popular and crowded, due to its location and small dining room, but there is dining space upstairs, one can usually get a follow able. The... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Watermarc, owned by Marc Cohen, was a wonderful dining experience. Fine dining in a beach casual setting. Great presentation & tastes. I had the seafood paella and it was delicious - plenty of seafood, including lobster. My wife had the crab cakes which were loaded with crab and no filler. Although the place was very full, our service was... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very good for a nice selection of tapas. Stay away from the crab cakes - very plain and mediocre. Do try the Filet Mignon Pot Pie and the Figs wrapped in Bacon.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We visited during peak holiday week which may explain why the Watermarc did not live up (for us) to the reputation the reviews suggested. It certainly probably explain the speed with which the dishes appeared and the fact that after 45 minutes and three courses we were out the door! I know that they could sell the covers many times... More 

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san francisco, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Watermarc is our go to restaurant in Laguna Beach. The service and food are always exceptional. For our lunch this visit we shared the pate - excellently presented and so flavorful. I had the lobster cobb salad - a delicious half lobster and a decomposed cobb - again a creative twist on a standard. My husband had the beet salad... More 

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Fontana, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a very nice evening with a delicious dinner. He reserved a table on the balcony that overlooks a small walkway...a bit of a New Orleans feels with a wrought iron balcony in the trees. The small bites are to die for with very delicious and different options. And dinner was delicious...my husband ordered the sea... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We came for dinner and were not disappointed. We sat upstairs, which was fine but it was incredibly hot up there and no fans to make a slight breeze to cool everyone off; luckily that was the only disappointment of the evening. I had the Strawberry-Basil Hard Lemonade and loved it while my husband had the 4Grain Old Fashioned which... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

great wine selection, great bartenders. paella is delicious and a good portion size. i ordered the lobster cobb and although i liked it, i was expecting a tossed salad with lobster, but at watermarc its a 1/2 lobster in the shell served with drawn butter and a half head of ice burg lettuce and the fixings.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We enjoyed green salad, Caesar salad, Chilean sea bass and cedar plank salmon. The salads were fresh and perfectly dressed. The sea bass and salmon were perfectly prepared. They have a very reasonable wine list. Our waitress was Brittany who is one of the best servers we have experienced on a long time. Brittany was very attentive and helped make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 448 S Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (Laguna Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 9493766272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?