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Watermarc Restaurant

448 S Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
9493766272
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Ranked #4 of 150 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Orange County, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
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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santa barbara ca
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We ate lunch here and it was such a welcome relief from our previous meals in Laguna. Service could not have been better, the food was fabulous, the outdoor seating lovely.

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Anaheim
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our first Anniversary here yesterday and had an amazing dinner. I would consider it a great value and worth every penny. The prices are very reasonable my wife had sea bass and was a beautiful presentation and the tomato soup is worth the trip all by itself. The 15.00 corkage fee is reasonable but no... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I ended up at Watermarc after our first choice restaurant had stopped serving breakfast late on a Sunday morning. The Watermarc's outdoor sign for $5 Bloody Mary's was enough to get us in the door-- and they were exceptional (dilly beans, three different types of stuffed olives,, lime and a salted rim.... Awesome!) our server Kevin was... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We asked for a nice table because it was our 25th anniversary and they seated us by the window up front. Best table in the house. I was very impressed. Drinks and food were outstanding. The herb-crusted lamb chops were amazingly good. A little on the pricey side for what you get, but the service and atmosphere was above reproach.

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Celebration, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We chose this restaurant because of Tripavisor ratings and are glad we did. The grazing items are a unique concept and the food choices are excellent. Started with the tomato soup which came with a small grilled cheese sandwich...excellent and the corn chowder which had popcorn instead of crackers. It was a nice combination. I also had the filet pot... More

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