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“Good Hotel Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Claes Restaurant - CLOSED

Claes Restaurant
425 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2403
949-494-1151
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Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: French, American, Seafood, Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Laguna Avenue
Description: Experience a culinary journey complemented by an unrivaled 180-degree view of the majestic Pacific Ocean. Let our Chefs tantalize your palate with one of our signature plates while you celebrate an intimate dining experience with your guests or simply enjoy an extraordinary meal. Featuring California Coastal style food, our creations span culinary delights from the Wine Country with original favorites such as Rabbit, Angus Filet and Bone-In Veal Chop, to the coastal delicacies of Lobster Spring Rolls, Fricassee of Oysters and Local Sea Bass. If you wish to graze upon our small plates, there are selections to suit every distinguished palate. Boasting over 150 choices, Claes Ovation's Wine-Spectator awarded Cellar will undoubtedly include a superb wine to your liking that will pair wonderfully with your dinner selection. Utilizing only the freshest, locally farmed and harvested ingredients, Claes Ovation is the perfect choice to host your next gathering of friends and family.
Union, Washington
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118 reviews 118 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Good Hotel Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Was staying here for a wedding, and ended up eating two meals on my own. I enjoyed it, but the portions were huge. Great view, and attentive staff.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gilbert, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“LOVE!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a long time favorite spot and as usual it was excellent! Lunch, wonderful - Dinner, amazing.. we even stopped in for drinks (happy hour) and they have awesome champagne cocktails,too.

Visited September 2013
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laguna beach
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Cold food , in attentive service , good view”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Title says it all , very slow to be seated table dirty , slow waiter with an open nasty sore on his right forearm , not covered with a bandaid & not very appetizing
If this place didn't have a great view it would be as bad or worse than Ce La Vie
12/28/12

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Top-notch dining and cocktails right on the beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Claes is a famous wining and dining experience for a reason: beautiful, historical, great cocktails and wonderful food.
Be prepared to wait some time for the right table on the patio so you can watch the beautiful sunset or waves. Personally, I wouldn't choose to dine indoors unless it is snowing in So Cal!
The place gets very busy for these very good reasons, however I don't think you can book outdoor patio tables in advance (TBC), and service can be a little slow, but terribly polite.
Overall, a Very Good Laguna Beach-side experience.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Laguna Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The service was excellent and the sea food is top notch. A great romantic setting for a special evening.

Visited May 2012
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