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1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Ranked #16 of 147 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Continental, Californian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Blue Bird Canyon and Coast Hwy
Description: Terraced above the beach, with waves breaking just 25 feet below, the casually elegant Splashes Restaurant boasts some of California's best views and finest cuisine. Whether seated in the dining room or alfresco on the palm-shaded patio, you'll enjoy American Coastal Cuisine set against a dramatic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.
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English first
Laguna Niguel, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach which sits right on one of southern California's prettiest beaches. Laguna Beach is a tourist mecca during the summer, so if you want to miss the crowds visit the restaurant in April/May, or September/October. Just make sure and bring something to cover you up because it can be... More

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San Clemente, California, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We reserved a window table in advance to celebrate a milestone and when we arrived it had been given away to a couple with no reservation , we didn't let that ruin our evening as almost every table has a view. We found the service to be good thru out our meal but the food seemed very expensive and less... More

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Surf_and_Sand_Resort, Assc. Food & Beverage Director at Splashes, responded to this review

Dear Kelly C. Thank you for your detailed response. It is regrettable to learn that your experience was not up to your expectations. We take pride in our work and are eager to provide value as well. We are immensely disappointed but will take your review as a valuable input and continue to improve. Ms. Kelly, considering your experience and... More

Littleton, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The food was good, the menu somewhat limited (except for breakfast which included a kids' menu) but way too pricey to dine there more than a few times.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I've been here a number of times over the years and each time it seems less 'fancy' and 'special' and more like a chain hotel restaurant. Such a great setting with such views deserves amazing food, stellar service and lovely furnishings etc. It all looks like it needs a good cleaning and coat of paint. For example, the doors to... More

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roseneath, ontario
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

My husband and I were staying at the Surf and Sand hotel ( booked a king surf side room and it was wonderful) so we decided to stay in the first night and have dinner at Splashes. Reservation was for 6:30pm. The restaurant is quite small and the tables are put very, very close together. They took us outside to... More

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Surf_and_Sand_Resort, Assc. Food & Beverage Director at Splashes, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Janethull, Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts about your latest Splashes experience. We take it very seriously and sincerely apologize that your special occasion was not memorable for you. Being able to provide perfect seating for our guests is our priority, especially given the location and the nature of your visit. Unfortunately we are... More

newport beach
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Truly one of the nicest places for breakfast. In laguna it is impossible to find a great breakfast. Splashes was one of my favorite, however it lost its magic. Much to my joy we went there for the first time in a year and it was really good. Rancheros with a mole based sauce was really a treat. Coffee is... More

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Laguna Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is not so much a single-meal review as it is a cumulative one. My family and I have been coming to both the Surf and Sand Hotel and the Splashes Restaurant over the better part of two decades. The hotel is a favorite special occasion destination as evidenced by the fact that I can hit it with a nine... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

recently had dinner with 3 friends at Splashes in Laguna Beach. We all decided to try the set menu and all of us chose scallops. Our appetizer choices were different as were our deserts. The food was all delicious but after trying each others we all decided the perfect combo would be appetizer - muscles, entre - scallops, and desert... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed at the S&S, so we decided to head to Splashes for a cozy dinner. The ambiance of the place is wonderful, and the outdoor seating was perfect! It was a little chilly (it was January) but they had outside heaters that kept us warm. It was very romantic, our service was TOP NOTCH, (I left almost 40%) and... More

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Laguna Beach, California
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This is, I believe, the 2nd review I have done at Splash, the last was for lunch on this visit it is for dinner. We sat in the dinning room next to the fireplace which was nice and cozy, for a Monday evening the place was very busy. The Surf and Sand Hotel (Where Splash is located) lights the ocean... More

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