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Watermarc Restaurant

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448 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2484 (Laguna Avenue)
+1 949-376-6272
08:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Walla Walla, Washington
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate dinner here mid-week, upstairs. The menu offered a diverse selection of appetizers and entrees and they had a good wine list. It is an a la carte menu. We both ordered the "Filet Three Ways". The chef showed some creativity with the preparation and presentation. It was quite good. The "Diane" filet was more towards peppercorn than Diane,... More 

Thank epilifer
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not just the tired "beach bar" so prevalent in LB. We went for lunch, but found too few seafood items, so the accommodating and very busy waiter offered the dinner menu which is abundant with seafood. Very good meals for all three of us and attention to our beverages and questions was immediate. Tables are tight, and the... More 

Thank 3eggomelette
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were seated within a few minutes of our arrival. My husband ordered crab benedict and I ordered the breakfast platter. The food came out within a reasonable time, My plate had 2 eggs, a little varied fruit cup, an awesome scone with a blend of cranberry & orange marmalade. It was delicious. I also got 2 sausages but didnt... More 

Thank Kim F
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though there are an abundance of Fabulous Restaurants in Laguna Beach, WATERMARC is still Near and Dear to my Heart! My Hubby and I have been coming here since they opened in 2009! We are huge fans of Chef Marc Cohen and love his other restaurants, 230 Forest Avenue and OPAH! But, it's WATERMARC, that has some of my... More 

Thank LagunaBch
Mission Viejo, California
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299 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew the prices were going to be steep, but was foolish enough not to ask the prices on the daily specials. My steak was $52, but even if it was less expensive, I wouldn't order it again. Loved the goat cheese on the grazing menu. The seafood paella was good but the salad was average. We had a service... More 

Thank marc c
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon this amazing little spot in Laguna Beach and were so happy we did. The drinks were absolutely amazing and the atmosphere was magical. The best part about it was the conversation with random strangers! We met interesting people in a short time!

Thank Rtwggngr
Laguna Beach, California
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going here for many years, since it opened. The food can be amazing and the prices do reflect this. This time we went on a Saturday about 3:30pm. Our server was very odd. He looked odd and talked very fast. The order was as we told him but he was just odd. The people who came in... More 

Thank Scott M
Laguna Beach, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fish tacos, lamb salad and the hamburgers are great. Wonderful and unusual starters. Nice wine selection. Warm and friendly. I try to eat here at least twice a month.

Thank Clark S
Baltimore, Maryland
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, I ordered a steak medium rare and was greatly pleased with precision and cooking. The table next to my partner and I however received an overcooked pork chop. Management was overwhelmingly helpful and delivered the meal later with a comped dessert. Great service even when busy and great food :)

Thank decljust
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a fabulous dinner there on a Saturday night - did not have a reservation and the host was able to accommodate us due to a cancellation. Our waiter was a professional. In every sense of the word. Never interrupting, very knowledgable in his profession. Was quick to suggest favourites on the menu. The food was superb. The presentation was... More 

Thank Peter M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 448 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2484
    (Laguna Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-376-6272

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?