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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 190
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 9
    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
A wonderful dinner!

We enjoyed dinner here on a short getaway to Laguna Beach. We really enjoyed that they offered a variety of

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
SD_Family2012
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San Diego, California, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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English first
San Diego, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed dinner here on a short getaway to Laguna Beach. We really enjoyed that they offered a variety of

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Dana Point,
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We encourage you to try the crab cakes, and zucchini blossoms stuffed with ricotta cheese. Each bite we shared was savory. Skip desert, the best Gelato is right next door.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Our first choice that evening was the highly rated Nick's restaurant. They declined phone reservations so we decided to take a chance and go without one. There was a line of 10 people waiting and we were told the wait is between one to one and a half hour. We decided that no restaurant is worth waiting that long. We... More 

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Glendale, California
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189 reviews 189 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Watermarc Restaurant had been on our "must try" list for quite a while. We decided to spend the afternoon in Laguna and made a reservation for lunch. We hadn't planned on ordering small plates, but they were so tempting, we decided to sample and share. We had the shrimp tacos, the crab cakes and the dates wrapped in bacon. The... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had the best meal. We ate upstairs and the ambiance was perfect. Comfortable chairs, great view of the atrium. I had the house old fashioned as a cocktail. Then we proceeded to have the perfect meal. Salad. Lamb chops. Chile peppers. 3 filets. Corn risotto great class of wine and great dessert. The wait staff was professional and friendly.... More 

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Irvine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Saturday night reservation for 6:00pm. Sat upstairs and liked the atmosphere. Waiter was great. Squash blossom appetizer, sea bass, and bread pudding with some Cloudy Bay Sauv. Blanc. Great evening. Parking is challenging but Laguna has such a fun vibe.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

We went on Sunday for brunch. The food was okay overall. The hamburger and fries are the way to go. Really good, the burger cooked perfectly--medium rare so rarely comes that way. The omelette was ordinary, the crab cakes Benedict came without the crab cakes. I sat with an empty beer glass and a full plate of food, which is... More 

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Glen Head, NY
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went to Watermarc as a large party. Sat upstairs and the atmosphere was great with nice view of trees and lights overlooking the courtyard. Our meals were uniquely prepared and enjoyed by all especially the shortrib gnocchi and salmon. The ding dong "lunch box" dessert was adorable served in an Elvis lunch box wrapped in foil. We got a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My gf and I spent Labor Day weekend 2014 in Laguna beach. We decided to have one very nice dinner since we were only in town for two days. The Watermarc came up a few times. So we called made a reservation, definitely make one if you want to eat here, for 7 pm. We waited like five minutes for... More 

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

great place. Our server was super thoughtful. Both of us dining were vegetarians and the choices were plentiful and creative.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?