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Splashes Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 177 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $60
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Blue Bird Canyon and Coast Hwy
Description: Terraced above the beach, with waves breaking just 25 feet below, the casually elegant Splashes Restaurant boasts some of California's best views and finest cuisine. Whether seated in the dining room or alfresco on the palm-shaded patio, you'll enjoy American Coastal Cuisine set against a dramatic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.
Reviewed February 18, 2014

You can't beat this location! It's inside the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. The bar is located RIGHT on the sand (try finding anything like this in Southern California!!). Not many people are aware that you can eat & drink here, without staying at the hotel. It doesn't have any signage from the street, so it tends to be a locals secret or travelers who stay at the resort watering hole. High end appetizers, full exotic bar, but it is tiny! Don't go during peak hours or you may find yourself waiting (standing) for an hour, to scope out a space to sit. Can't say enough about this hidden treasure - in terms of ambiance!

Thank redgreen13
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed at the Surf and Sand Resort and went for dinner to Splashes Restaurant one night. The food was superb! Ahi tuna tartare, green salad with bagna cauda and the the best lamb rack I have ever had. Staff was good but thinly spread: our water glasses were never refilled, bread plates were not taken away before dinner came (I had to ask to have them removed), waiter came to ask how our dinner was by the end of the meal and not within usual 2 minutes. Table was not wiped after dinner. So, if they can fix these issues they will be even better. Food outweighs less than optimal service though.

Thank Nina S
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Incredible french toast. Delicious cocktails. UNBELIEVABLE brussel sprouts (try them). Ashley (our server) was amazing too.

Thank Glen C
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Stayed here for a conference. Enjoyed the breakfast quesadilla twice during my stay. Tasty and filling. For a late night snack in the bar, recommend the grilled chicken. On top of that, can't beat the view.

Thank Msiran
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is a great place for a special event. It was my wife’s birthday and we were 2,700 miles from home. Our son thought a sunset at Laguna Beach would be nice. I was grateful to find “Splashes” for our special day. Located within the Surf & Sand Resort, ‘Splashes’ was ideal. If you arrive before dusk you will most likely be treated to a marvelous view of the ocean at sunset! We were a larger party, but for a more intimate setting, there are a variety of levels of open-air decking that would be amazing! In the main dining area, the service was spectacular, the food was excellent and the ambiance was still perfect. Cocktails were imaginative and a great start. For the entrée selection, the scallops were superb, the halibut a bit dry but very nice and the lamb rack excellent. It was a bit pricey, but well worth the special occasion. Attention to detail and the attentive wait-staff was the crowning touch. For a party of five, around $300 plus tip,(cocktail, entrée and coffee).

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Thank robbgrimm
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