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34471 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2906 (Dana Point Harbor Drive)
+1 949-234-0063
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Laguna Beach, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place, something OC sorely needs. Two suggestions: the Ceasar Salad was limp and with too much dressing which made it worse; go for the crunchy green center of the Romaine and lighten up on the dressing. The dinner rolls were, well, just "rolls". Make them more pastry-like to befit such a wonderfully smashing restaurant. Other than... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this restaurant. We used a Groupon for a 4 course dinner for two for $59. We had duck pate, lobster bisque, mushroom soup, pork tenderloin, sand dabs, crepes suzette and chocolate cake. A very good deal for the price. Everything was very good, but not special. But I must say that I may have never tried duck pate... More 

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Dana Point, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant! Everything was fresh and perfectly prepared. We got a Groupon for a 4-course dinner for 2 for $59 so my expectations were a little low. I was so pleasantly surprised!! The outside is so-so looking, but the inside is really funky. There is a great ambiance. Will definitely return.

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Dana Point, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really warm comfortable restaurant. Had poached salmon, was pretty good. Puff pastry asparagus appetizer was OK. Good ceasar salad. Yummy chocolate mousse cake for dessert. Good Groupon deal. Not sure if would go back for dinner. Great waiter, attentive service.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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187 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Our waiter, Luigi, was engaging and efficient. Wish we could say something good about the food - it was so-so and took forever to be served. We had a Groupon coupon, so at least we didn't pay full price. Regular menu pricing is quite high. We were there on a Friday night and there were only about ten customers in... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Gemmell's restaurant located at the Dana Point Marina area is a true diamond in the rough. This is one very charming and comfy restaurant with an outstanding menu and above expectation chef. Serious foodies looking for a comfortable atmosphere, attentive service, a serious wine list and wonderfully prepared food pairings will not be disappointed. Unlike the neighboring competition which offer... More 

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Thank hgreenleaf2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

This contemporary French restaurant is in the thick of Seafood restaurants in beautiful Dana Point! Located in the Dana Point Marina area, this fun restaurant offers a fine French bistro decorated atmosphere. The service was wonderful from start to finish, and the food truly well done! We had seafood and duck dishes that with excellent prepared sauces offered incredible taste... More 

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Riverton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

There is such a great atmosphere when you walk in. We were celebrating our 45 th anniversary and this was perfect. The choices were delicious and reasonably priced. We would definitely go there again

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Thank Kathleen W
Dana Point, Ca
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The atmosphere especially in the indoor patio was delightful. It is so nice to have tablecloths on the table. There was a lovely yellow fresh rose. My friend had the sand dabs which was smoothed in gravy which was very different since the last time and commented on. My New York Steak sandwich was very full of grizzle. It was... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I made reservations for my timeshare in Capistrano Beach for a girls week-end. We had no destination for dinner in mind but wanted to find something special. We spotted the restaurant while exploring the Dan Point Harbor. The outside is unassuming but when you walk in, you're transported to an elegant and classy interior. We had an early 4-course dinner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
French, American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34471 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2906
    (Dana Point Harbor Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Public transit stops in front of the Harbor of Dana Point.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-234-0063

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?