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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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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 2
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  • 4
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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
Great Food Comfortable Atmosphere

This place has some really upscale stuff. The thing is they have really affordable, easy eating fare as well. The atmosphere mixes people in suits down to your laid back gramps in his Hawaiian shirt and board shorts. It's a strange mix of class and comfort, but I love it!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Travis W
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Birmingham, Alabama
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Birmingham, Alabama
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This place has some really upscale stuff. The thing is they have really affordable, easy eating fare as well. The atmosphere mixes people in suits down to your laid back gramps in his Hawaiian shirt and board shorts. It's a strange mix of class and comfort, but I love it!!

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Canberra, Australia
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Very good food and service but not my preferred style of food. I found that it was mainly American food on the menu and while it was nicely cooked and had a bit of a nice-restaurant-twist, I find American cuisine quite boring. The menu is a bit of a pub menu in my opinion. If you like American cuisine, this... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We were staying in laguna beach for my 30th birthday and had booked the Watermarc in advance after reading good reviews online and we were not disappointed the restaurant is in a lovely spot. We were placed on a table upstairs on alittle balcony bit looking out over the shops below and pretty lights in the trees too. The servers... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I really like the upstairs room because it overlooks a charming walkway. This evening we elected to sit downstairs and had a nice window table. Have been here before and have never been disappointed. This evening we elected to munch on the appetizers "grazing plates" rather than a large plate. Included was calamari and getable fritti which was cooked to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A good friend recommended that we check out the Watermarc for dinner so we did. Our meal was fantastic. The sweet corn and crab chowder was excellent as well as the farmed greens salad. For dinner, we had the halibut scampi and the chicken cordon bleu. Everything was to die for. We will definitely be back.

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Laguna Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Every group I take to Watermarc always rave service,food and the entire evening the best. Acoustics conducive to lively banter and upstairs room great place for dining experience. Staff always not only takes care of group but guides as well.

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Irvine, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

offering meats, fish, chicken dishes with excellent selection of apps and salads/soups. Crab cakes are out of this world! Try the ribs you will not be sorry. Sides are standard however they have an interesting potatoes dish that has three different flavored potatoes. Yummy

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Collierville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This restaurant delivered. The waiter we had was very knowledgable. The food was excellent and the presentation was good. The restaurant was more casual than I thought when we booked online. A very relaxing evening.

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our party of five dined here on Friday night and we cannot express how wonderful a place this is- but I'll try! We had a mix of grazing items- shrimp, bacon wrapped dates, fried goat cheese- I am not making this up. All incredible! We all tried different entrées, halibut , Chilean Sea bass, chicken cordon bleu, ribeye with homemade... More 

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Memphis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely dinner here. Lots of different options. I enjoyed the salmon dish and it was the perfect portion. Also sampled the three different mashed potatoes. Bacon was my favorite. Bacon wrapped dates are very tasty too. Service was great!! We were with a group of 15.

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Additional Information about Watermarc Restaurant

Address: 448 S Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: 9493766272
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?