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“Very overrated on TA” 3 of 5 stars
Review of White House Restaurant

White House Restaurant
340 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2112
949-494-8088
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Ranked #51 of 154 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Chandler
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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“Very overrated on TA”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

We dined at the White House after reviewing 5-star reviews. For those who know food preparation and wine, as we do, here is our review: wines - average wines (sent back a sheraz and cab sauv: no nose or fruit; waitress brought a pinot noir: so-so); food: salads were very overdressed (ate only 1/4); requested white rice with dinner (made with no chicken stock) and came to table with house rice dish made with chicken stock (they had to remake entire dinner); teriyaki salmon - heavy on teriyaki, came with pineapple slices, and coated with sesame seeds - very overbearing and could not taste salmon which was overcooked. We try many restaurants in Laguna Beach. This is the only one we found that we will pass up next time.

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Henderson, Nevada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Fun and reasonably priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

We went to the White House with a large group and were pleasantly surprised by the music, amount of seating and the prices for drinks. We were there at night so it is converted to mainly a dance club. Lot's of fun.

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Denver, Colorado
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Historic Laguna cafe, great food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Went here for dinner, the food was great, the staff was great, we came back for breakfast the next morning and were impressed all over again.

Visited December 2012
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Houston, Texas
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110 restaurant reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Standard breakfast fare in a hole-in-the-wall environment right on PCH near main beach. The Wyland omelet, recommended by the waitress, was a great recommendation. OJ tasted like it was fresh-squeezed. But get your coffee someplace else unless you like diner coffee.

Visited January 2013
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Falls Church, Va
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Great spot for a drink and some live music.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This place isn't what it used to be. However, the service was good. The crowd wasn't moves away from the typical highbrow Laguna scene and is a bit more inland. Food and beverage were average across the board, there is nothing particularly noteworthy. Definitely come to the White House after 930p for some live music. Some great DJs or bands come through here.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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