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“Great view but ordinary food”

Hotel Laguna - OceanView Bar & Grill
Ranked #28 of 168 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Laguna Beach, California
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great view but ordinary food”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

The large patio area has a sweeping view of the beach and ocean and is a great place to meet friends for lunch or cocktails at sunset. Arrive before the crowd to get a good table. The food is OK, but not wonderful. You can also dine inside if the weather's cool.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Outstanding First Impression!”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

The gentleman at the front desk makes the first impression and could make the difference for return guest services. As a large business owner, I was very impressed with the way he handle 'George' handle himself with multiple guests needing to check in all at once. A few other tourists popped their in heads in to ask directions to local hot spots and George was pleasant and able to kindly accommodate everyone even though he had his own guests to check in at the time. Very Impressive!!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Orange County
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“If have a large party - forget it”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Have had breakfast here before and it was great - for a party of four. But, recently had a horrible experience when we had a party of 10. We made reservations for outside dining approximately one month ahead of our arrival and we arrived on time. We were given a horrible table - half of the group had a view of a noisy wait-staff counter and a wall of the hotel In other words - no view of the water unless you turn you turn around and look behind you. It was no doubt the4 worst table in the outside deck. Also had to endure the clang of plates on the counter. This is despite the fact that there was another table that could gave accommodated our group. ( No one ever was seated at the better table.) Lesson learned - get aggressive - don''t accept what is given to you. Also, there service was very slow - turned into a two hour ordeal. The portions were also very small. To add further irritation - they automatically added the tip to the bill. $200 wasted. Very negative experience compared to prior visit. The best thing going for it is the view - due to the on-the-beach location. Without a view - not worth it.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank myway4
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Hertfordshire UK
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

How better to start a long holiday with breakfast outside at the Ocean View Bar and Grill the morning after we arrived in California. A cheeky little Mumm's champagne to kick things off then the Ocean full breakfast (the others had a selection of their excellent breakfast mains). Everything was excellent form the service to the food to the view to the weather. After many visits to Laguna Beach over the years, this was a new experience and one destined to be repeated. Very good indeed

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Sweetfa
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Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
258 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Best patio seating on Main Beach”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is an awesome place to catch a sunset! The food is good, the drinks are better. Great place to unwind after a long day on the beach.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Melody B
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