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“Patio Dining” 5 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 #42 of 147 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Hamilton, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Patio Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Variety of entrees, could hear the ocean waves Very reasonably priced and a very good meal. What could be better.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Fresno, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Sunday brunch on the patio-excellent experience all around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

The food, service and ambience were perfect for Sunday brunch. My husband and I both loved our food. The special chicken enchilada omelette for Cinco de Mayo was flavorful and fresh. The barbecued chicken salad was excellent as well. Be prepared-portion sizes are huge! We could have easily split either entree and the sides that came with them. Prices were very reasonable for the freshness, entree size and service! Highly recommend!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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507 reviews 507 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 147 cities Reviews in 147 cities
461 helpful votes 461 helpful votes
“Average food served in above average, friendly surroundings”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The White House has been serving customers in Laguna Beach for decades, and it is popular with locals. We have only eaten there three times in the last 20 years, and each time, the food and service have been between average and very good--not bad, but not enough to keep us coming back. We feel that locals like it because it is not crowded, the food is moderately priced, and the servers are friendly. The kitchen provides a good feed of good-sized portions. So we would recommend it, not for the quality of its cuisine, but for quiet surroundings during lunch time, friendly service, and a nice al-fresco experience at the few tables by the sidewalk.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Laguna Beach, California, United States
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“caesar salad & cockroaches”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Went there for a nice romantic dinner on a Sunday night. We got there at about 8pm and were surprised by how empty it was. We were the only ones having dinner and there were about 4 people in the bar. We had heard the live music started early on Sunday night and we wanted to have a nice dinner then maybe enjoy the music and dance a bit.
We started off with a caesar salad and to our dismay as we tossed the salad a big cockroach came squirming out and ran across the table. Our main course was an italian dish which tasted a bit out of the can. The whole scene was seedy and to top it off the sound system for the live music was really bad.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant in the middle of a beach town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Good food, changing specials, good value from fish to beef. Sit on the patio and watch the walkers. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the White House.

Visited October 2012
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