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“Great food, cool vibe” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Watermarc Restaurant

Watermarc Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 169 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Laguna Avenue
Irvine, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food, cool vibe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great food - loved the grazing plates including burrata mozzarella, and filet mignon pot pie. Shared a large seafood paella. Drinks were awesome, and they threw in a yummy bread pudding dessert to celebrate our 10th anniversary. ( I had reserved this through OpenTable website and mentioned that it was our anniversary.) Would definitely come back and try happy hour specials!

Visited May 2014
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Thank Kenneth W
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English first
Irvine, California
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great brunch in Laguna Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

Picked the restaurant from TripAdvisor reviews and we were very, very pleased. Event a family get together with a group of fun ladies - who enjoy libations and good food. First, we made reservations for party of 6 and were happy we did (there was a line). We had a table in the front of the restaurant and were able to people watch and chat. The food was fantastic - we all ordered something different from the brunch menu and people raved about the food (lovely presentation and nothing overdone or too heavy). You could also order from the lunch menu and I will likely go back as there were a few items I was tempted with. The service was a 10 - we weren't rushed, drinks were prompt, advice was freely given and was accurate from entrees to wine selection (thank you Kevin). Excellent option and will make a point to visit again.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CarrieOregon
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San Diego, California
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing service, food was incredible! Sure winner!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stopped there for lunch on our way home from Newport Beach. Started with the fried goat cheese and crab cakes, which were excellent! We had lab chop salad, steak Cobb salad and salmon sandwich. My romain was grilled with three lamb chops, a generous serving of steak and salmon as well! Truly a wonderful meal with amazing service...loved it!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank winterSDiegans
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Los Angeles, California
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293 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“One of the Best in Laguna Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

We visit Laguna often and thought we would re-visit Watermarc. I think it is a part of the restaurant group that also has 230 Forrest restaurant. We like Watermarc better because it has equally great food, service is better and the seating is arranged with a bit more elbow room. On a nice day you can sit in the front with the windows open, a real nice way to enjoy the street scene and eat an excellent meal.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank BoboTravlr
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good variety of menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

We went here after reading reviews.it was very busy but we got a table quite easily.
The menu had a good variety I especially liked the paella that I had and there was a good wine selection.
Our server was a bit hit and miss but the host was great in that she noticed this and came and picked up our orders.
Would certainly visit again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carol M
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