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“Great brunch in Laguna Beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Watermarc Restaurant

Watermarc Restaurant
448 S Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
9493766272
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Ranked #3 of 154 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Laguna Avenue
Irvine, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great brunch in Laguna Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Picked the restaurant from TripAdvisor reviews and we were very, very pleased. Event a family get together with a group of fun ladies - who enjoy libations and good food. First, we made reservations for party of 6 and were happy we did (there was a line). We had a table in the front of the restaurant and were able to people watch and chat. The food was fantastic - we all ordered something different from the brunch menu and people raved about the food (lovely presentation and nothing overdone or too heavy). You could also order from the lunch menu and I will likely go back as there were a few items I was tempted with. The service was a 10 - we weren't rushed, drinks were prompt, advice was freely given and was accurate from entrees to wine selection (thank you Kevin). Excellent option and will make a point to visit again.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Amazing service, food was incredible! Sure winner!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We stopped there for lunch on our way home from Newport Beach. Started with the fried goat cheese and crab cakes, which were excellent! We had lab chop salad, steak Cobb salad and salmon sandwich. My romain was grilled with three lamb chops, a generous serving of steak and salmon as well! Truly a wonderful meal with amazing service...loved it!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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81 reviews 81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“One of the Best in Laguna Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We visit Laguna often and thought we would re-visit Watermarc. I think it is a part of the restaurant group that also has 230 Forrest restaurant. We like Watermarc better because it has equally great food, service is better and the seating is arranged with a bit more elbow room. On a nice day you can sit in the front with the windows open, a real nice way to enjoy the street scene and eat an excellent meal.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good variety of menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We went here after reading reviews.it was very busy but we got a table quite easily.
The menu had a good variety I especially liked the paella that I had and there was a good wine selection.
Our server was a bit hit and miss but the host was great in that she noticed this and came and picked up our orders.
Would certainly visit again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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13 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Best food we had in Laguna Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We were looking at the Yelp and Trip Advisor reviews and unfortunately didn't visit Watermarc until our third evening in town. We shared the grazing plates and all were delicious...so good we are planning on going back tomorrow before we head out of town. Had the lambchops which were breaded just right and well seasoned. The goat cheese was sweet and savory, the bacon wrapped figs were delicious, and the filet pot pie, while not our favorite thing on Watermarc's menu, was still better than the food we'd had elsewhere. Service was great even though we arrived at about 9pm, and the waiter made helpful suggestions. Not sure how this isn't the number one ranked restaurant, but I hope it will be by the time others read this.

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