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577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
949-494-3805
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch, a fine dining experience or a...
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch, a fine dining experience or a venue for that special occasion, we have it all with a panoramic 180 degree view of the ocean. Oceanfront, open-air dining and cocktails are available daily at the spectacularly-situated Cliff Restaurant in the quaint Laguna Village artist community at 577 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
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Good for:
Romance
Entertaining clients

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  • 96
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Solid Across the Board

We came here for a quick lunch, and found a wait of 45 minutes for seating on the deck, but sat right away in the bar. Bartenders were friendly, and food was tasty. We all had salads, and they were filling. Overall, a great place to come for an informal lunch, and enjoyable food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
TryitAllCA
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We came here for a quick lunch, and found a wait of 45 minutes for seating on the deck, but sat right away in the bar. Bartenders were friendly, and food was tasty. We all had salads, and they were filling. Overall, a great place to come for an informal lunch, and enjoyable food.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We walked to The Cliff from our hotel the Pacific Edge. Good seafood options. Not an inexpensive place, but not too bad either for the area. The big benefit is the gorgeous view of the Pacific. I don't know if they take reservations, but I'd recommend getting there earlier than normal if you want a table with the best view.

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La Quinta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Th views from the balcony tables are breath taking. And the waitstaff are experienced and hustle to provide good service in a very crowded area. Unfortunately as we've had lunch over the past few years, the quality of the food has declined. Two of us had said ads which were mushy a do over redressed, eve, tho I a tho... More 

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Hemet, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Oceanside setting outside, with great view up the coast and the Main Beach covered with beach goers. Shaded outside tables.

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Moscow, Idaho
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great views and fine food. They don't take reservations, but you can get on the table list by calling one hour before you want to be seated and that will usually work. While you are waiting you can check out several shops is the area. The Cliff is a good bet in pricey Laguna Beach!

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Milton, Wisconsin
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163 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Our resort concierge recommended this establishment. We enjoyed walking thru Laguna Beach, watching everyone enjoying a Sunday stroll! We seated ourselves, only to be told we had to go to the desk & put our names on a list... We were told it would be a 40 minute wait time... too long as we had been traveling since we had... More 

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Cambridge
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We went for a walk on the beach first thing in the a.m. and stumbled (happily) upon this restaurant. What a find. We ate outside in the beautiful California sunshine and enjoyed our morning coffee then a full breakfast. The prices are average and everything for breakfast can be purchased ala carte...eg. $2.00 for an egg...etc.. This was particularly helpful... More 

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Las Vegas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Came highly recommended and every bit is true. The service was perfect with constant attention. The prime rib French dip was delicious with thinly sliced meat that melts in your mouth. The chicken Cobb salad was crispy with flavorful seasoned chicken. The view was breath taking. It was definitely a delightful lunch experience.

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Windsor, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Cliff is a restaurant in a small group of boutique shops. Typical brunch fare, with a bit of a seafood influence. Most tables are situated along the glass wall looking directly at the Pacific.. Sa whales and pelican formations. Perfect location for business or romance.

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New York City, New York
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446 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We walked up from the main part of town and saw The Cliff and gave it a try, as luck would have it we got a table almost immediately with a fabulous view from the upper level of their outdoor dining area. I had the shrimp and chips, (shrimp tempura with fries) A nice sized delicious dish. My wife has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-494-3805

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients

Description

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch, a fine dining experience or a venue for that special occasion, we have it all with a panoramic 180 degree view of the ocean. Oceanfront, open-air dining and cocktails are available daily at the spectacularly-situated Cliff Restaurant in the quaint Laguna Village artist community at 577 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?