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Watermarc Restaurant

448 S Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Ranked #4 of 150 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Laguna Avenue
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English first
Aliso Viejo, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Very pleasantly surprised especially based on location but nice menu, excellent service and food including flexible chef to adjust dishes to our requests. Only slight negatives are that tables are bit close together and it was quite loud Saturday evening so not the best for a quiet romantic dinner but otherwise one of the best restaurants we've been to in... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We went for dinner on a very busy Friday night. We made a reservation and were seated at our reservation time. We got carried away with the appetizers - I don't know which one we liked the most - bacon wrapped dates, fried goat cheese and apples or those green lip mussels! All were wonderful so we kept going, eating... More

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Castle Pines, Colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

What a gem! There are tons of restaurants in Laguna, but this one stands out. We had the Day Boat Scallops and Salmon Nicoise Salad. Both carefully prepared and very tasty.

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So Cal
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We closed the place Saturday night and returned Sunday morning for killer bloody mary's with bleu cheese olives. Great service, deeelicious food. Great atmosphere and attentive servers. I had crab cake Benedict and my wife had the PCH Omelette. We shared, over the top awesomeness. I also had 4 bloody marys, they were That Good.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Although Nic's next door is supposed to be the best restaurant in Laguna Beach, we're voting for Watermarc! Our guest had eaten at Nic's the past two nights and felt this was much better; we chalked it up as a superbly excellent meal, low-key attentive service, great atmosphere and a dessert to die for (lemon compote in a low jar,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had a lovely meal here. The food was soo good and the atmosphere was really nice and relaxing. The waiter helped us through the menu and was very helpful. One of the best meals we've had in laguna and would def go back!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had reservations at Nick's (next door to Watermarc) with family members. Unfortunately, they were very late and we lost our reservation. Nick's (which is also excellent, by the way) offered to hold our reservation but we declined as we weren't quite sure when they would show up. When they arrived, we opted to go next door and try Watermarc.... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Wonderful, informed server, excellent food and drinks. We would go back. The only negative was the restroom. It wasn't very clean or in very good repair.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had reservations here (had lunch here before and dinner at the bar prior ). They sat us at a table where the bench in back was shared across a wall. There was about 12 inches between our table and the next. Very uncomfortable and such a shame when the food is good. The waiter served our appetizers and then... More

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Claremont, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I had brunch at the Watermarc. It was very good. I loved the open air breezes from the ocean, our sever was wonderful balancing his time but not being over bearing. Lovely service, nice place, food was great. Five dollar Blood Mary's were very good. Highly recommend for brunch or anytime.

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