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“A terrific view of the Pacific” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Splashes

Splashes
1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Ranked #12 of 154 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Continental, Californian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Blue Bird Canyon and Coast Hwy
Description: Terraced above the beach, with waves breaking just 25 feet below, the casually elegant Splashes Restaurant boasts some of California's best views and finest cuisine. Whether seated in the dining room or alfresco on the palm-shaded patio, you'll enjoy American Coastal Cuisine set against a dramatic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.
Reston VA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“A terrific view of the Pacific”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We ate lunch on the bottom-most level and had a wonderful view of the Pacific. The food was good and the service even better as they let us linger as long as we wanted. Splashes is in a very interesting seaside hotel almost in the center of beautiful Laguna Beach.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Clemente, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Location, location, location!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

You can't beat this location! It's inside the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. The bar is located RIGHT on the sand (try finding anything like this in Southern California!!). Not many people are aware that you can eat & drink here, without staying at the hotel. It doesn't have any signage from the street, so it tends to be a locals secret or travelers who stay at the resort watering hole. High end appetizers, full exotic bar, but it is tiny! Don't go during peak hours or you may find yourself waiting (standing) for an hour, to scope out a space to sit. Can't say enough about this hidden treasure - in terms of ambiance!

Visited February 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Superb food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed at the Surf and Sand Resort and went for dinner to Splashes Restaurant one night. The food was superb! Ahi tuna tartare, green salad with bagna cauda and the the best lamb rack I have ever had. Staff was good but thinly spread: our water glasses were never refilled, bread plates were not taken away before dinner came (I had to ask to have them removed), waiter came to ask how our dinner was by the end of the meal and not within usual 2 minutes. Table was not wiped after dinner. So, if they can fix these issues they will be even better. Food outweighs less than optimal service though.

Visited February 2014
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
“Awesome Food & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Incredible french toast. Delicious cocktails. UNBELIEVABLE brussel sprouts (try them). Ashley (our server) was amazing too.

Visited February 2014
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a conference. Enjoyed the breakfast quesadilla twice during my stay. Tasty and filling. For a late night snack in the bar, recommend the grilled chicken. On top of that, can't beat the view.

Visited January 2014
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