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French 75

1464 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3159
949-494-8444
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Ranked #63 of 151 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse, Bistro, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mountain & PCH
Description: This French & American bistro features contemporary renderings of classic bistro dishes such as escargot cassolette, shrimp Provençal and an off the grill selection for the classic American palate. The décor inside this 70-year old cottage that houses the bistro is rich and romantic, with intimate ambience. The charming bar offers an extensive selection of champagne cocktails and house made martinis; a mural on its ceiling depicts a “champagne war” between cherubs and monkeys holding bottles of champagne. Patio dining is also available in the Garden which sits directly on Pacific Coast Highway. They have Happy Hour from 4:30 to 6:30 PM nightly along with live entertainment starting at 7:00 PM. This is the perfect spot to spend on a date, for company dinners, or just a relaxing night away from your everyday life.
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English first
West Hollywood, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

French 75 (just about a block away from the Surf & Sand Resort) is a wonderful place to dine. Excellent service and superb food. Old world charm. Delightful !

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SW USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

If you are a Manhattan drinker, this is a must. There is also a full service restaurant attached, but the bar has a great Tapas menu.

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Food was inconsistent music overbearing. But it has an interesting ambience. I had one very good meal there that was tasty and another, their specialty some swedish meatball dish that tasted like it came from a Weight Watchers packet.

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Laguna Beach
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

It is a shame to see good restaurants close. Alas, French 75 in Laguna Beach has accepted a buy out offer and has closed its doors forever. On a positive note, Laguna Beach has many excellent restaurants to choose from.

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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Energetic noise level, cramped seating but great service and amazing food! The Beef Stroganaff is amazing and the New York steak melts in your mouth.

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Jacksonville, Fl
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Two couples, at a window table, on a foggy night, having superb food and wine, with attentive service. Not rushed (it was a Tuesday), just hit all the right notes.

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Laguna Beach, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Went to French 75 last night. I ordered the seafood bouillabaisse and husband ordered the steak. He thought his was average, while I thought the bouillabaisse was terribly underwhelming. Fish was fishy, mussels microscopic, scallops overcooked, broth not flavorful enough to add any taste to the stew. If you do go to French 75, make sure to avoid the seafood... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

We discovered this charming restaurant by accident. What a great find. The food is excellent. My husband had the Halibut which was cooked to perfection. They have a very extensive wine list that ranges from reasonable to very expensive. The service was exceptional and the pianist was a great treat. We will certainly come back whenever we're in Laguna Beach.... More

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Surrey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We were recommended this restaurant by our hosts at the Carriage House around the corner. We arrived on a Thursday night in late August without a reservation and were warmly welcomed. There was live jazz music (bonus!). The menu was classic French, not too long but something for everybody. The food, service and atmosphere was excellent. my only regret was... More

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KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

We had dinner there last night and everything was wonderful! The atmosphere, the piano player and the food! Lamb chops were to die for, pasta dish was amazing, sea bass was excellent! Service was top notch. We WILL return when business takes us back out there in March.

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