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Watermarc Restaurant

448 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2484
+1 949-376-6272
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood paella” (32 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
448 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2484
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Watermarc Restaurant
1. Imaginative 5 Star Food!
"holds it's own against any Scottsdale restaurant or even NYC"
Gary B
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2. Seafood Paella
"The seafood paella was superb"
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3. "Best Lamb Ever"
"fried goat cheese, lump crab cakes and lamb chops were just the best"
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1 - 10 of 620 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

You have a choice of inside or outside seating which is always nice. Service was fabulous and the food was different and delicious . Would totally recommend

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank janisspindel
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

WATERMARC Restaurant, in the ❤️Heart of Downtown Laguna🏖Beach, CA! I absolutely adore the location, you can enter from the PCH or through the cute Alley, named Peppertree Lane! My Husband & I always seem to find a seat at their small BAR area, but we...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank LagunaBch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard the food was excellent. Went in to find the tables are set up with seats against the wall with no seating available across the table. No way to sit and converse with anyone except the person to your side. Was told since the seating...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mamiefiere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding service brought outstanding food. The Salmon melted in my mouth. The lamb chops were eaten to the bare bone and the new Abuela creme boulee was like none I ever tasted. Thank you Wstermac for another fabulous meal. Ps pork chops are to die...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hillarycaston
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Who wouldn’t like ring dings & milk for dessert? Yummy. The starter of beet salad was good but I was disappointed by the trio of steak which sounded great (was salty & over cooked). Not a bad place to eat & good bar selection.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hollandhouseNYC
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

I had been wanting to visit this place for a while now, and finally got to do it tonight! The reviews did not disappoint. The food was incredible, and the service was very good too. Our waiter was very nice and answered all questions about...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Malbuquerque21
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We were in town for only 2 nights and had plans for the other night so I asked on the TA forums for a restaurant rec and someone on here recommended this restaurant. I am so glad I took the recommendation! We had a great...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ncdel
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Watermarc is one of my favorites in Laguna. Across the street from the historic Hotel Laguna and only a couple of blocks south of Main Beach on PCH. It’s right in the heart of charming downtown Laguna Beach. Delicious American cuisine, creative appetizers, good wine...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Don C
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Have been here several times the past ten years. Have always had a great experience food and service. Years ago they had a Bone in Ribeye they called a “ Tomahawk Chop” was an amazing steak. Have never had a bad experience there.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Steve W
Reviewed October 18, 2018

This is a long overdue review. For the past number of years, I have brought a large group of friends down to Laguna to see the Pageant of the Masters. POM is fantastic and we have always dined at Watermarc beforehand. Lucy and her wonderful...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Socalsix
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March 21, 2017|
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Response from LagunaBch | Reviewed this property |
A Tasty 1 indeed, I know it's Vodka, this is what their cocktail menu shows: FIRE & ICE: CITRUS VODKA • TRIPLE SEC • JALAPEÑO • CUCUMBER
June 8, 2016|
Response from Lizeclairs | Reviewed this property |
You can call the restaurant and find out their schedule 949-376-6272
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
Watermarc is a chef owned & operated local gem in the heart of Laguna Beach offering interesting & inspired daily seafood specials and an array of imaginative grazing plates.
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