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“Ocean View”

The Cliff Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 173 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch, a fine dining experience or a venue for that special occasion, we have it all with a panoramic 180 degree view of the ocean. Oceanfront, open-air dining and cocktails are available daily at the spectacularly-situated Cliff Restaurant in the quaint Laguna Village artist community at 577 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
Reviewed April 20, 2014

You have to have seafood when you're in a beach town. So, The Cliff was our choice. It was a very good choice. I dined on Sea Scallops. Jumbo scallops on a bed of spinach in a garlic butter sauce. Scallops were cooked just right over tenderly sautéed spinach. A table right by the edge of the overhang above the ocean added to the casual ambiance.

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Service was very slow, food mediocre,view spectacular. But what ruined our meal was debris which flew onto table and food due the trimming of bushes on property just below table. Explained to General Manager, Andrew Turula, who arrogantly blew us off, failed to take responsibility, and failed as a representative of the service industry. Don't go there.

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Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is such an enjoyable place to dine and the views are incredible. The food is tasty, the beer cold and service great. We shared the crab dip as an appetizer. Delicious. My husband got the fish tacos and loved them. I got the chowder and sandwich, which was absolutely delicious. When in Laguna, I would definitely dine there again.

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Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

The Cliff Restaurant offers spectacular views in a casual setting. The menu offerings are diverse, with numerous appetizers, large plentiful salads, burgers, sandwiches and of course a variety of seafood items. On this last visit it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. They do not take reservations, but you can call an hour in advance to be put on a preferred seating list. We called at 1:00, arrived just before 2 and were seated about 20 minutes later. Those who were walk-ins at the same time had a 90 minute wait. The Cliff is set up on a large piece of property that includes 6-8 cottage type artisans shops, so while you're waiting you can wander through them. We had a wonderful server, Connor - he was friendly & made very helpful menu suggestions. We started with their speciality warm crab dip - very yummy and packed with crab. Then we all enjoyed a cup of delicious & hearty clam chowder. We greatly enjoyed our entrees and all of them were very plentiful portions. The coconut shrimp was tender and the mango/papaya sauce for dipping tasty. Two of us had salads and we both added seared ahi to them & were amazed at the large portion of fish & for only $7 up charge. My salad was butter lettuce with pears, dried cranberry, candied pecans & gorgonzola - a party of flavor! The other salad was a spinach salad with strawberries, feta & candied pecans. Considering the amazing locale & the portions we found the pricing to be quite reasonable. I look forward to returning possibly during an evening when they have live music.

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in Laguna Beach. Right on the cliffs above the water. Food is WONDERFUL and the staff is exceptional. They do get VERY busy and it is a small place but so well worth the wait and crowdedness. We took my cousin from Michigan, who has never been to So. Cali and in the middle of the worst winter there ever. She was amazed at everything. Nothing about this place is disappointing!

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