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“Good location, good food, good service”

White House Restaurant
Ranked #55 of 173 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Went there for dinner, with an older couple and my wife. On the way there we had walked past other restaurants that were quite crowded so we were a little surprised to see that The White House was practically empty. We went in anyway and were not disappointed. The menu had a little bit of everything: seafood, steak, mexican, and pasta. Prices are very reasonable for Laguna Beach. I ordered the Cajun Shrimp and Chicken Pasta along with a beer, my wife had the Carne Asada and a glass of wine.

The waiter brought a basket of mixed breads with the drinks, along with soft butter that was easy to spread. Everybody in our party agreed the food was quite good and that there was plenty. Service was very good. We'll go back.

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

The food here is alright, about the same as an Applebee's. We should have known by how empty the place was at dinner time that this was not the best choice. The hostess was nowhere to be found for several minutes and then after we were seated there was loud arguing in the kitchen. The music playing was 90s rock which didn't fit the feel of the place, and then at the end of the meal our server gave us the check without asking if we wanted dessert and told US that WE were in a hurry, as if she was telling us it would be a good idea to leave before the argument in the kitchen turned into a Soprano's scene. Very awkward and weird!

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Had a Groupon so I thought I'd give it a try. Been by the restaurant many times through the years, but never bothered to stop in until now. Was pleasantly surprised! Outdoor seating was very nice, right next to the bustling PCH and sidewalk full of people. The Bombay Sapphire was very well made, with a generous pour of Sapphire gin. My girlfriend's Cosmopolitan was also very tasty.

As for the food, is was very good. The server brings a basket of mixed breads to your table along with soft butter that easily spreads across each slice. Our Greek salad was different than what I'm used to, but it was good. They use a chopped celery base and on top of that goes the tomatoes, cucumbers, Kalamata olives and feta cheese. Four slices of Pita bread top off this dish.

We each had Lagunaise for our entrees. Large portions and deiicious. Good sized shrimp & chunks of chicken breast sautéed with mushrooms, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes & fresh basil. Served in a light cream sauce over angel hair pasta. Yum.

Good service and when you eat there you get into the adjacent bar without having to pay a cover charge! We were there on a Saturday night and they have an excellent '80's house band that rocks the very crowded bar and dance floor.

A very fun evening out and we'll be back I'm sure

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Thank Steve R
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

the menu has A lot of good items to pick from. Yes, there will be tourists but most of them will be happy.

Thank bigFootzx
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Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

The food price is really low and food is just average. But if u have dinner you can move over to the bar side without paying a cover! The bar is the fun part good drinks and a DJ fun place to go Dancing!

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