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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 185
    Excellent
  • 72
    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
Enjoyable meal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
ChrisM
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Glen Head, NY
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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San Clemente, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Excellent food. Great atmosphere. Even when extremely busy, the food is served just perfect. Closed off a wonderful lunch at Gelato Paradiso inside the same alley. Just perfect.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Restaurant has a great casual Laguna atmosphere. Sharing (Grazing) plates is a great way to go- they are bigger portions than you realize making it a great value. They crammed us in a little bit so the dining area is crowded but they are trying to maximize space for the heavy demand. Impressed with the flavors and quality of the... More 

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Miami
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Been here several times many for lunch and twice for dinner well once for dinner. We find that lunch at the watermarc is best. Although we had reservations dinner once we actually never got seated. Even though we had reservations the wait was 45 minutes with reservations, we are true believers that no food is worth waiting that long. Never... More 

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Solvang, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Valentine's Day dinner at Watermarc was a treat. The bacon wrapped dates and oysters were great starters. I had the filet 3 ways, which was a wonderful way to get a taste of 3 well prepared filets. My wife had halibut, which was excellent and we shared the potato trio. Also, I had a tasty rye old-fashioned (2 of them)... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is the third or fourth time we've dined at Watermarc in Laguna Beach, CA. It is a contemporary, hip dining spot right on the PCH. Watermarc specializes in small plates and when you have a larger group it is all the more fun tasting all of the wonderful creations. There is an extensive wine list and I love the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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342 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Skinny- Parking: large pay lot in back Decor: dark wood Noise level: what? what? I can't hear you! Coke Factor: Nicely carbonated Restroom: awkward shared restroom Service: friendly Food: good We came here on a Friday night and boy is this place hopping! Due to that, it was so loud we had to shout to each other and it... More 

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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: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?