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“If for no other reason, come for a sunset view.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Laguna - OceanView Bar & Grill

Hotel Laguna - OceanView Bar & Grill
Ranked #26 of 169 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“If for no other reason, come for a sunset view.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food was good, not the greatest I have had, but good. However, the view. I would take the atmosphere sitting on the deck at sunset with good food over sitting inside at a restaurant across the street with great food any day of the week. Absolutely worth it to go sit on the deck and have a drink and eat at sunset.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Maryland
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150 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great View, Average Food, Poor Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited the OceanView Bar & Grill in the Hotel Laguna in early August. We were greeted promptly and our request for an oceanside table was granted. Things slid downhill from there. We had to wait quite a while for the surly server to stop by - this was mid-afternoon and the restaurant was not packed. Making our order was a painful ordeal and later when we received something we did not order, our server argued with us about it. We were also berated for not knowing what was going on around town for the weekend. Sorry, we're not from around here. The attitude here seems to be consistent with a few others we encountered around Laguna -- we've got a monopoly on an ocean side location, people will come in regardless, so the service doesn't matter.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Park City, Utah
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pricey but worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great drinks, not watered down. Food was tasty and plentiful! Even our fussy eater enjoyed it! Crowded but the service was great!

Visited July 2014
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Los Angeles
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Hit and Miss”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

I enjoyed the Seared Ahi Provence salad and seafood pasta.

A member of our party ordered the 8 oz. fliet and loved it.

Three of us ordered the Ribeye steak and none of us were thrilled with it. I ordered mine medium-well. Half of it was well done, the other half rare. My friend said the best thing on his plate was the risotto. My other friend kept commenting on how good the shallot sauce was.

For a $29 steak dinner, I was disappointed.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Awful service and food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

I recently came here with 2 friends. We struggled to find a restaurant as many we had to wait, but stumbled across this one so thought we would give it a go as the menu looked ok and the view from their is great. The location and view is the only positive thing about it! The service was terrible and we never got our drinks refilled. The service was slow even though they weren't busy. We asked for extra mayonnaise and it took 5 minutes to come out! By that time the food had started to cool down. The food itself was not good and none of us enjoyed our meal! I would not recommend this place to anyone!!

Visited July 2014
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