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Watermarc Restaurant

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448 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2484 (Laguna Avenue)
+1 949-376-6272
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recommended by a local we met while getting ice cream. We were not disappointed! Good food and fresh. Enthusiastic wait staff. And, we were lucky to sit right by the window on a sunny day and see the ocean,.

Thank Lastminute47
Laguna Beach, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular place - tourists and locals as well. Food is very fine and although rather Nouvelle Cuisine, is served in generous portions. Libations are solid. This is a sister restaurant to "230 Forest" located at that address. Both restaurants are run by "chef par excellence" Marc Cohen. (Also Opah in Aliso Viejo and another Opah, that I haven't been... More 

Thank RudyLukes
San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had predinner cocktails here in a Cosy atmosphere with views of the sunset. Good reasonably priced choice

Thank Pernille B
Erie, Colorado
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204 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with wife and daughter. Appetizers were out crazy fast. Daughter had scallops and wife and I did filets. All were excellently prepared. Waitress (I think here name was Tara?) took good care of us and was very friendly and focused. Never once did I have to waive her down. Dessert was very good. My only suggestion is you need... More 

Thank ProfessorX69
Laguna Woods, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went with a party of 12. the service was excellent. we ordered a variety of small plates, salads, and entrees. special favorites were small plate oysters on the half shell, lamb chops, and filet of beef pot pie, entrees filet 3 ways, diver scallops . the only negative was the beef tartar was not to my liking; I felt the... More 

Thank caletseat
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, had a special birthday celebration there, lovely and attentive service - great place for all occasions.

Thank Guido B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great dinner here the other night. We had been here a couple years ago and loved the food. Really solid menu and both times we had a server that really helped with picking great menu items. This time was just as awesome. The cauliflower shrimp and lamb are amazing. The desserts are unreal. If John is working... More 

Thank Jillian s
Silverthorne, Colorado
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Although the menu includes many items that you don't find in your standard 'casual upscale beach' restaurant, the prices are quite reasonable for what you get. The food and service were excellent, and the food itself was both imaginative and beautifully presented. Plus, the atmosphere was far better there (i.e., quieter) than in many of the nearby restaurants, which constantly... More 

Thank eclectic80498
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Ate here enjoyed the food service was ok. I thought it was expensive for what you got. Therefore not great. Maybe it was the choice I made had the seafood paella. I thought the lobster was tasteless.

Thank Gin-Ginnie
Orange County, CA
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Right on PCH, casual upscale. The food is unique and delicious. You've got to try the roasted cauliflower. The petite trio aid a good entree.

Thank TravelTigger727

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 448 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2484
    (Laguna Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-376-6272

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