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Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch, a fine dining experience or a venue for that special occasion, we have it all with a panoramic 180 degree view of the ocean. Oceanfront, open-air dining and cocktails are available daily at the spectacularly-situated Cliff Restaurant in the quaint Laguna Village artist community at 577 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Disgrace!!! This place is simply a disgrace with all its employees and management. Never go there not for dinning nor events because the people who work here are offensive, rude and simply discriminating! Yes DISCRIMINATION we're going to file a complaint at the business bureau...for the way we were treated. A valet who thinks his the king of the world because his simple authority shouted at us and we talked to him to calm him down saying we're sorry we didn't see him because my husband was on the phone and we were simply getting our car out of the driveway and that he can take the car now to park it himself. He actually had the nerve to tell us to go away! His manager who also happened to be a white guy with the name Andrew Turula came and shouted at my husband and told me we're not welcome here. My husband told him this is not acceptable and that he's a respectable ICU doctor, director and professor at UCI and he was simply on the phone and getting the car out of the way.. the guy hears an accent and tells us he will escort us out and that we're not welcome to dine here! Where are we living?? Shame on the management and everyone who doesn't boycott this restaurant. We will actually file a claim at the city chamber as well because this is wrong in all aspects!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the view overlooking the ocean. Could not be a better spot to relax and have a meal. The food is delicious and the views just as nice. The little shops all around are lots of fun to stop in and browse for some cool...gift or memories to take home. You will enjoy the relaxation of this gorgeous spot.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can’t think Mike the manager and Carmela, our server, for a splendid magnificent evening! Coming from New York and having the responsibility of finding a rehearsal dinner location wasn’t easy but following the route from Newport to Laguna I could’ve picked a better place!!...We had a perfect weather evening and the food was fabulous!! And, the attention with smiles from staff.... makes anyone happy!. Thank you so much can’t wait to come back with more friends and family. Marykay Greenfield.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location, Location, Location!!! Great food and great service. We had the fish tacos which were delicious. Our server was attentive and friendly. Highly recommend The Cliff Resturant.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always have lunch or dinner at the The Cliff when visiting Laguna Beach, have been doing so for 14 years now. The 4 star rating shown seems an error as most recent reviews are almost all 5 and The Cliff ranks 16/149 in Laguna...where competition is fierce. Delicious food, big portions, great staff many of whom have been there for many years and the best view from a restaurant in Laguna. Had the Fish Tacos this time, a full filet in each. We made a new friend in our server, Juan Gabriel who has recently joined The Cliff. Thank you Juan Gabriel for the great service and for making our luncheon so enjoyable! We'll be back soon.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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thecliffr, Manager at The Cliff Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Elunk, Many thanks for your review and highlighting Juan Gabriel. He has been a great addition to our team. Mike

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very good, prepared & served well. Good choice of reasonable priced items, nice full bar as well. But you come for the VIEW!

Date of visit: September 2020
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thecliffr, Manager at The Cliff Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the 5 stars!!!!! Mike

Reviewed August 21, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I just had lunch at The Cliff Restaurant in Laguna Beach( it was delightful. She had the shrimp creveche and guacamole; I had the Crab Louie Dalad with balsamic vinegar dressing, which is normally on the side. The meal was great, the...wait staff superb, and the view tremendous! It’s worth a return visit, just for the seaside view alone!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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thecliffr, Manager at The Cliff Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Duane, Many thanks for the great review. We hope to see you again, soon. Mike

Reviewed August 19, 2020

I eat breakfast or lunch at the Cliff frequently. Overall I love the place. There are times when the coffee is really good and then other times when it's lousy. The food is good. Since the COVID situation my biggest complaint is about the people...who are seated at the entrance (at front by the trees). I said "Good Morning"to a redhead woman and she said absolutely nothing back. Yet the person behind me got a big "Hello"from her. Not good. You can't beat the view at The Cliff.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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thecliffr, Manager at The Cliff Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Cathy, Thank you for the review and the feedback about our staff. We will address that situation. It's not hard for us to be friendly. Mike

Reviewed August 17, 2020 via mobile

Such a gorgeous view, amazing staff, and great food. Definitely worth the money. Have to see the sunset!

Date of visit: August 2020
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thecliffr, Manager at The Cliff Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Vanessa!!!!

Reviewed August 14, 2020

For a nice view ask to be seated next to the cliff (or glass). The servers were polite but seemed to be in a hurry. We were told the wait for a table was 1.5 hours, but we got our text within the hour. The...food is good. Our party of 4 enjoyed our meal. A bit pricey.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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thecliffr, Manager at The Cliff Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2020

Ed, Many thanks for the review. Mike

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Gary M
July 31, 2018|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant doesn't accept reservations. But they have a waiting list which you can sign up for about an hour before your arrival.
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Dawn D
April 1, 2018|
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Response from Greg P | Reviewed this property |
Yes there were plenty of dogs here while we were enjoying it
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You can send an email to them. Look on their website. You're not allowed to post links on here.
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