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Watermarc Restaurant

448 S Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
9493766272
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Ranked #4 of 147 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We stopped there for lunch on our way home from Newport Beach. Started with the fried goat cheese and crab cakes, which were excellent! We had lab chop salad, steak Cobb salad and salmon sandwich. My romain was grilled with three lamb chops, a generous serving of steak and salmon as well! Truly a wonderful meal with amazing service...loved it!!

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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We visit Laguna often and thought we would re-visit Watermarc. I think it is a part of the restaurant group that also has 230 Forrest restaurant. We like Watermarc better because it has equally great food, service is better and the seating is arranged with a bit more elbow room. On a nice day you can sit in the front... More

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We went here after reading reviews.it was very busy but we got a table quite easily. The menu had a good variety I especially liked the paella that I had and there was a good wine selection. Our server was a bit hit and miss but the host was great in that she noticed this and came and picked up... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We were looking at the Yelp and Trip Advisor reviews and unfortunately didn't visit Watermarc until our third evening in town. We shared the grazing plates and all were delicious...so good we are planning on going back tomorrow before we head out of town. Had the lambchops which were breaded just right and well seasoned. The goat cheese was sweet... More

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Camarillo, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The food here is very tasty, the service was attentive, and the location is nice. No view, and had a problem with multiple smokers standing right outside the open windows.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

As we were just off a long flight, we elected to share one of their grazing plates for a starter and one main course between us. It was more that enough for the two of us! Both were, however, very good; the flatbread was delicious and the pork was well cooked and flavoursome whilst it's accompanying vegetables complemented it well.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Horribly average. Well below average for the restaurants around it. Service was slow. Tater tots, ore ida; fresh-squeezed orange juice?! Maybe in Florida...omelette, some thin eggs with stuff thrown inside. Please don't waste your precious time, go down the street to nicks!!

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Laguna Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Start at the top of the menu, and work your way down. You'll not be disappointed! The "pot pie" is off the charts.

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Laguna Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We love Watermarc!! The small plates are unique and perfect for sharing. Each one a culinary delight. We sometimes order 6-8 small plates and everyone shares. It is in our favorite little walkway in Laguna Beach. Highly recommend Watermarc when in Laguna.

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Tacoma, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

3 potato side dishes that were amazing (that my wife new I would have to try) AND a gourmet grilled cheese with tomato bisque for her. They have 3 outdoor tables along the side of their building directly across a walkway from a chocolate shop and a gelato shop. You can shop for sweets while waiting for dinner. This place... More

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