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“SEAFOOD ONLY” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Harbor Grill Restaurant

Harbor Grill Restaurant
34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
949-240-1416
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Ranked #12 of 111 Restaurants in Dana Point
Price range: $30 - $50
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dana Point Harbor Drive
Bangkok, Thailand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“SEAFOOD ONLY”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

6 of us had dinner and 1 made a mistake of ordering steak. Steak was ordered rare but came out raw, had to send it back, they cook on a real charcoal grill which is visible from the dining room. Noticed that they used the same part of the grill for beef and fish without cleaning. Also the cooked continued to fork and pat down the steak with the spatuala, this is a no due to the fact that you release the natural juices by doing so. 2 of us had boulabase, fish and seafood was plentiful but broth was bland and could have used more depth. The fish dishes were great. Dining chairs uncomfortable and staff is so so.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Fresh Seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Top notch, fresh seafood at a reasonable price. The clam chowder was very good and the oysters were sweet and fresh -- a hint of the ocean in every bite! Ordered blackened halibut (off the menu). It was cooked to perfection and delicious. Often overlooked is their garlic mash potatoes -- an excellent side to accompany their fresh fish. The wait staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. Overall, a very good meal. We will return.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Corona del Mar, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The food was wonderful as was the ambiance. The prices were very reasonable and the staff attentive. I am so lucky to be in a hot streak for great hotels and fine dining!

Visited November 2012
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usa
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Relaxed with a lovely harbor view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

It was a bit difficult to find, but well worth the hunting. Had a nice view of the harbor. The food was excellent - menu primarily seafood. The fried calamari was delicate and cooked to perfection - a rarity in the U.S.

Visited October 2012
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Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Very nice plate to chill.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I more or less stumbled on this restaurant when coming to this beautiful
part of southern california.
I love coming to Dana Point because for me it is a massive jewel in this
amazing state,
For anybody who enjoys no nonsense attentive service with very well prepared
food you cannot go wrong. Yes it is not cheap but you do get what you pay for
in this instance. You also if you dine in the inside of the restaurant a terrific view
of the chefs at work, something that I really appreciate having owned my own high
class restaurant in the UK,
I think in this day and age to find a restaurant that serves good food with excellent
service is a major bonus because from experience it can be difficult to keep a team happy and motivated.
This something they do very well.
All that remains for me to say please enjoy, you will not be disapointed.
Peter Miller.
From the UK

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