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The Rooftop Lounge

1289 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Ranked #17 of 150 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Leave your worries at the door of La Casa del Camino hotel and head up to the roof! A local favorite and a must-see for visitors, The Rooftop Lounge offers a front row seat for a spectacular sunset. Indulge in one of the best happy hours in town, with signature fresh fruit Mojitos and one truly amazing panoramic ocean view while sampling small bites and California casual cuisine.
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85% Recommend
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English first
Laguna Hills, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Love coming here! Get there early when they open & claim a table .......then order & sit back, enjoy the gorgeous sea view!.....just beautiful! My favorite time to go is in the morning as soon as the RoofTop opens up. Great food too! Reasonable prices ! What are you waiting for!.....Go!!!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great view, great service and the appetizers were very good. And for Laguna Beach, the prices were very reasonable.

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Novato, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The seat-yourself system is a bit nuts--basically, you're on your own and need to be vultures to snatch a table. BUT, once seated, the meal is unbelievably memorable! The view from this open-air rooftop is absolutely dreamy and the atmosphere is relaxed and happy. We enjoyed brunch thoroughly (great mimosas and sangria!) and appreciated that we never felt rushed.

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dallas, texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had reservations at the restaurant downstairs so we went up to view the beautiful sunset. It is very crowded and they don't have enough servers to serve everyone. The view is nice but not worth the hype.

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New Orleans
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This place is on the roof of the el Camino Hotel in Leguna. They are situated right on the ocean with just spot on views...the umbrella covered tables are first come first serve which can be a bit frustrating if you are not among the "first who came" :-) the food however is underestimated because you are so taken aback... More

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Orange, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I love the view up here but am always disappointed in the crowd. I've been once when we actually got a seat (we came earlier than anyone so we got a seat but noone was around). We went again last night and there was a private event which took up a good portion of space. We stood around a moment,... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Very cool vibe and great views. There is limited seating and if you are not seated then it becomes awkward as there is limited standing room. However, if you can find a seat, order the bacon wrapped dates. They were the best I have ever eaten! The staff was over the top friendly and attentive.

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new jersey
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310 reviews 310 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I love this restaurant it is on the roof and the view is as good as the food. The drinks and the appetizers are the best especially even better than the sandwich I ordered.I definitely will return it was very busy with beautiful people having lunch.There are no reservations and you seat your self.The server was excellent .

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New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The ambiance is perfect for drinks and small plates. We had some of the most wonderful small plates in Laguna Beach here. They make sure you are comfortable, with warmers all over the place, and the views are magical. Just an amazing place to hang and relax with great drinks and food.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a great place to check out for happy hour, or an app! The only downfall is they don't take reservations for lunch and it seems pretty popular, so it is a little crowded with self-seating option for lunch. The view of the ocean and scenery is beautiful, there is a nice breeze on the roofdeck, and the food... More

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