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“Also good.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wind & Sea Restaurant

Wind & Sea Restaurant
34699 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2989
949-496-6500
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Ranked #31 of 111 Restaurants in Dana Point
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dana Point Harbor Dr
Canyon Lake, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Also good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Similar to Harpoon Henry's good cooked food the right size portions,I don't think you can go wrong. I either have the steak or salmon.

Visited December 2012
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Bakersfield, California, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Go when it is happy hour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The food is great, but it is a little pricey. However, I was pleasantly surprised when i went for happy hour, the food is essentially the same but for rock bottom prices. There is also a nice outdoor fire pit where you can sit and hang out with friends.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dana Point, California
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“same as harpoon henrys”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The same owners here and the same menu so average food and not the cheapest in town. You would be better off going to MAHE...it's great and the same price.

Visited November 2012
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La Crescenta, California
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“Relaxing scenic restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We had lunch at Wind & Sea on the patio. Great food at reasonable price. Service was friendly and fast.

Visited October 2012
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Southern California
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10 restaurant reviews
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“Drinks, maybe, but avoid this place for food - way too dirty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I am a San Clemente/Capistrano/Dana Point local and I really like the location of The Wind and Sea Restaurant. So, my husband and I decided to bike there on a warm October afternoon and grab a sunset drink.

After waiting 10 minutes for a seat (when there where many available tables) we ordered Mai Tais in anticipation of our upcoming Thanksgiving trip to Hawaii. As our drinks arrived, two nice women sat at the table next to us and ordered some red wine and discussed the menu. When their wine arrived, there was some type of particles floating in the wine. They were unsure what to do, but we suggested they get the waiter and send it back. Then the waiter brought another round of wine, and again, strange particles floating in the drink. The waiter noted that the wine was being poured into a small serving beaker that had been used at breakfast that morning for orange juice and it appeared that OJ particles had not been washed out of the beaker. So, the ladies asked for a third and clean glass of wine. This time the beaker was clean but the wine glass was filthy. One of the ladies asked for the manager. The manager explained that it had been a really busy day and things might not get cleaned as well as they should. Perhaps they need to rush,or things fall through the washing machine and don't get clean. Needless to say, the ladies didn't find this reassuring. Although offered a free glass of wine, they left. And I don't blame them. The lack of cleanliness was inexcusable and the manager's willingness to rationalize this as being too busy to be clean in unacceptable.

While our drinks seemed fine, I was bothered by these ladies' experience. They came to Dana Point to have a good time and they were met by a touristy restaurant that didn't provide the customer with the service warranted by the prices. I was shocked to see a halibut dinner offered at close to $40.00 and then see the poor service and quality provided.

If you're visiting our wonderful location, avoid the Wind and Sea for food. I just wouldn't trust it to be clean. The location is great and the restaurant should clean itself up and offer locals and visitors a quality experience.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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