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“Fantastic Breakfast” 5 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
New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This very busy restaurant is just the spot for a great breakfast. Wide menu of choices will make you happy. I had the eggs with chorizo, bacon, home fries, and short stack of pancakes. Yum! I wobbled away very happy with enough leftover to make another breakfast at home the next day.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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madison, wi
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good but Pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Aside from the Harbor Grill being a bit on the pricey side, we had a very good meal meal. Our waitress was very cheerful and helpful and made our dinner more enjoyable. the main dishes, while not exceptional, were prepared very well and the wine list was very reasonable. While the prices may be inflated due to its location near the Marina, I would recommend Harbor Grill.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Burbank, California, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I had the Miso Glazed Chilean Seabass. Yum, Yum. My partner had the Blackened Seabass, which he also enjoyed. The service was great.

Visited February 2014
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Upland, California, United States
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113 restaurant reviews
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“Mesquite broiler heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The mesquite broiled salmon and large scallops were VERY well done.

Pesto on the salmon was a tad light on the garlic, and personally found the Thai red curry sauce on the scallops somewhat sweeter than I like. The coconut and other spices, though, were great.

Spotty service, but pleasant. Good heaters on the outside veranda.

Bread would have been better warmed.

Actually, the highlight of the meal was the thick, fresh gazpacho that started everything out. Could have used that for dessert and replaced the somewhat mediocre carrot cake.

There's a la carte as well as prixe fixe menues along with a moderately extensive wine list with a range of pricing.

The whole dinner without drinks came to around $75. But, given the scenic harbor location, figured that was par for the course.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jensen Beach, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Consistently Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been frequenting Harbor Grill for over 20 years, beginning when the Ritz Carlton concierge recommended it on our first visit to Dana Point, when we became full time residents of the city, and even now when we return to the area as part-time residents. Watching the food being cooked on the large wood fired grill behind the large window is a treat, and everything is always cooked to perfection. My favorite dish, Halibut, continues to be he best I have eaten anywhere in the country, and that includes many "famous" restaurants. The professional staff are knowledgeable and attentive, to locals and vacationers alike. Many have been there as long as we have been going there, indicating excellent management. The live background music provided by a pianist who plays unobtrusively adds just the right ambiance. When we are in town, a week never goes by that we do not book a table at the Harbor Grill.

Visited January 2014
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