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Watermarc Restaurant

448 S Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
9493766272
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Ranked #5 of 151 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Having never been to Laguna Beach we didn't research places to eat and just took a chance on finding a good place to have lunch. Looking for a place that was open to the outside and looked inviting with a good menu we walked into Watermarc. We were lucky to have the 2 seater against the open windows overlooking the... More

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San Dimas, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife and I dined here before going to the Pageant. We reserved on Open Table, drove by at lunch time and it was packed, filled back up at 6pm so reserve on weekends and peak times. We ate burgers which were not typical, burrata and crab cake, both were great and 1/2 off was better. Oysters were excellent, they... More

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We ate at this restaurant Friday, Aug 8. Our reservation for 2 was for 6:45 and we were seated immediately. We ate next to the window looking to the street (there is no outdoor seating - at least in the front). The restaurant is noisy so we were fortunate that the window was to one side of our table -... More

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Los Angeles
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The two of us tried Watermarc for lunch a few days ago, and had a really nice experience there. The menu had interesting and innovative items (without going over the line into weird) and the atmosphere was relaxing. Service was pleasant, efficient and friendly. We particularly liked the section of the Menu called "Grazing" which allows you to have a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Service was great! We love the skinny fries and sliders. We enjoyed the cocktails too! We ate at its sister restaurant 230 on Forest Ave.

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Orange County, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had been meaning to try Watermarc for months on finally got around to it in July. And we liked it so much, we went back almost immediately. Everything we have tried was good; certain menu items were fantastic. Our favorites are the house-made ricotta (make sure to use the honey on it - spectacular!), the paella, the lamb chops,... More

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Pasadena, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Drinks were too strong, poorly balanced, food wasn't fantastic. Worse part was they put us at a table in the back common patio to the other shops.This area is open to the courtyard where Gelato Paradiso is. There were at least 25 -30 people lined up the whole time right next to us along that back hall, noisy and rude.... More

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San Diego, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We ordered the lamb chops and they were THE BEST lamb chops I have ever tasted in my life. They were seasoned and cooked to perfection. Only 3 come on the plate though so we ordered a second plate and I could easily have eaten another plateful. Those lamb chops were a party in my mouth! We also ordered the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We loved Watermarc. Our food was terrific, the service was excellent, a shout out to Anthony the great bartender! The chef is creative and he delivers in presentation and preparation. The Lunchbox with homemade Ding Dongs was great! Everything was great!

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Laguna Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved the scallops and pea risotto. We had our Ebell Philanthropy's Board meeting dinner here and, even though there were 11 of us at the table, they still managed to give us great service and good food. We were here last year as a group and will come again as individuals as well as a group.

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