Beach House on Laguna Beach
Cali LivingWas concerned with some negative reviews. but was very pleased. Food was good - not great. But the service I received was very good. Waitress was attentive and very friendly. Food arrived in the appropriate time and was good. View and ambiance is incredible. Sat on the outside deck and felt like I was sitting in the sand. Not a foodie place, but a view second to none. Great romantic location.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday lunchFood was good....but the ambience and service were outstanding! What a difference a good and attentive waiter can make. As a nice surprise and because it was my birthday, I received a delicious complimentary dessert! Thank you Beach Hoysr for helping make my birthday special.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been eating here forI have been eating here for 35 years .... it has been excellent every single time!!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways On PointCan't beat the view! The food is always passable. The best bang for the buck on the water.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGood MemoriesThis was one of my parents' favorites. It's still a nice experience, although the restaurant itself is looking a little tired. Early bird dinners 4-6pm are great. The view is beyond fabulous. I took some friends from Arizona (no ocean there) and they loved it.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food and serviceVery good food and service with an excellent ocean setting.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Enjoyable!We had the Prix Fixe dinner and our meals were very good - good selection, well prepared, hot from the oven, tasty and enjoyable. Our waiter, while quite harried was very personable and attentive. We always enjoy the Beach House and the setting overlooking the ocean can't be beat!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance- needs revised menuGreat romantic views, perfect for a special occasion or date. I saw a bunch of groups at dinner as well having a great time. The Beach House is very cozy and you really feel like you at a unique restaurant, one that has been a neighborhood favorite for years.
The service was awesome. Our waitress was very attentive to our table- but not too much because that can get annoying and feel like they are rushing you through dinner. But when we did need something she was always there at the right times.
Food was underwhelming though. Both of our entrees were lacking flavor, and the fish/starch pairings were awkward- tuna ahi w/mashed potatoes?! I got the mahi and the rice it came with was awkward consistency.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a very nice littleIt was a very nice little place overlooking the ocean. The server was attentive and friendly. Food was well proportion and tasty.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific Mother's Day DinnerKid-friendly AND romantic? Yes, Beach House pulls it off nicely with their ocean view. We were there with our 9 and 11 year old girls and had a really lovely evening! To start, our reservation time was honored about 15 minutes late - but the porch in front was comfortable and kept our daughter's attention. Our table wobbled a bit, but our server, Joy, quickly remedied the problem. We had a view of the ocean from inside the restaurant - there's really not a bad table in the place. The food was very good - even the kid's meals. I loved my lobster quesadilla (an appetizer that I had for my meal) and the chopped salad. Beautiful presentations and delicious! The service was attentive but not intrusive. A great end to the special day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA tucked away gemWe love this restaurant. We frequent this restaurant often. Lotta history here along with great food and romantic atmosphere. We found it quite by accident. Highly recommended...5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA lovely place to eatMy husband and I really enjoy coming here for a nice meal by the ocean. The food is great, the service is generally good, and the view is amazing. We have eaten indoors & out - depending on the weather. Love, love, love this place!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAWesome! Don't why it hasAWesome! Don't why it has taken be so long to discover it. Lobster quesdillas fantastic.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFood & Service at the top if theirOur server was friendly, all mannered and thoughtful. The food was as terrific as our experience!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways GoodThis Laguna Beach spot is right on the sand. We have eaten her at least 15-20 times in as many years, Breakfast, Lunch and dinner and never been disappointed. We had lunch off the Sunday Brunch menu most recently. The Ahi stack is Great.. We also tried the Lobster quesidilla (sp?) and Artichoke this time. I'd recommend all 3. It's also one of the best places to watch dolphins swim.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoy going here once orWe enjoy going here once or twice a year for special occasions. The view of the oceans is always a treat for us.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this hidden gem! AmazingLove this hidden gem! Amazing food and even more amazing ocean views!!!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe WOW ExperienceOur last visit, as it always has been, was another great experience. My wife and I along with our associates spent a nice 4-hours dining for lunch this past Saturday. If you are looking for great food, ambiance and a phenomenal view, look no further. The Beach House could not have been located in a better position. The food and service were Outstanding.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGray Day, Great BrunchEven on a day when the skies were overcast, the view of the ocean was perfect. Our brunch favorite is the Eggs Benedict and they did not dissapoint. We dined on a week day (off season) and the restaurant was not full, so we really enjoyed a peaceful meal.
Be aware that the parking situation has changed over the last few years. It is now a set valet price of $6.00, even with a validation. Still a lovely way to enjoy the Laguna coast!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat viewsGreat views of sunset. Make sure you check out sunset times before making reservations.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Beach House is alwaysThe Beach House is always a great place to have lunch. The atmosphere is perfect and the view of the ocean and beach is supurb.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe diners who had been atThe diners who had been at the table before us took their bill and left, so our waitress could not close them out. Because of this we had to wait longer than normal to receive our drink order. The manager apologized, and our drinks were on the house. I had the ahi/crab stack which was an edible work of art with the colorful layers of avocado, mango, fish all topped off with a bright green seaweed salad. A perfect meal for overlooking the water on a sparkling afternoon.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Beach Deck HouseWe had a memorable experience and will definitely return. Originally the reservations were made at The Deck, and we were confused because we weren't informed that The Deck was closed. There is still a menu posted on the website and it's different from the menu at the restaurant. The Deck is now The Beach House. Weird. But the food and service are both top notch and the scenery and location right on the Beach could not be any better. Loved this place! Aside from the confusion and the fact that they ran out of the beer that our groom wanted, this has to be one of my best experiences ever at a restaurant.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a nice find! Would loveWhat a nice find! Would love to return for a weekend breakfast on the patio.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love the "tucked away"We love the "tucked away" location of this restaurant and the scenic views of the ocean. We also love the food. However, we have dined here twice in the last few months and service is always fair at best. We sat down in the bar to have a drink before dinner (which was almost empty at the time) and it took about 10 minutes for the cocktail waitress to even notice us. Dinner service was also lacking. The waitress was not very attentive or pleasant. Each time we've visited this restaurant, we have observed more wait staff standing around talking to each other than waiting tables.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLarryAs always the service was outstanding. The food however suffered with the Sunday Brunch scene. Mostly tasteless. This is not the breakfast standard we are familar with during the week.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful ocean side location.Beautiful ocean side location. Great food (especially the salmon) and friendly service!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful view and great food,Beautiful view and great food, although the portions were a little small. It was VERY NOISY when we were there, but it was ok.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNice As UsualWe have a tradition. When our friends come to their Time Share twice a yr in LB, we always meet for lunch here. For the first time, one of us ordered the shrimp ceviche and it was excellent and a generous portion served with crunchy chips. The two guys split an order of oysters on the half shell... loved them! Crab Benedict, Seafood Salad Plate, and Lobster Quesadilla were good, too. At lunchtime the noise level is a bit much in the patio room.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLaguna Beach havenThe Beach House has been my favorite place to celebrate my birthday lunch for the past few years. This Wednesday, my husband and I enjoyed a tasty lobster dinner special and were happy to see the sunset while we relaxed. The tasty crab cakes were spicy, while my clam chowder hit the spot on a cool night. Our cheery server was helpful and friendly. We definitely recommend a casual dinner, with good wine list and romantic beach scene.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, howeverFood was excellent, however it was so noisey in there we could not hear each other talk....very busy4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGo for the view but temperGo for the view but temper your expectations on the food.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great thisEverything was great this time food,service and the overall experience. Will definitely go back for a third time. I would like to say thank you to the manager Jaclyn for make this experience memorable.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place, and highlyI love this place, and highly recommend it. That said, the quality of the food was somewhat less the second time I went. I used a groupon, which has its own special menu. The items on the groupon menu were pretty mediocre and bland. However, the rest of the menu was amazing during my previous visit.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBeach House, worth the time...VIEW+Truly surprised...what a view...food was delish, our server Eric outstanding. Will go again.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOcean View Dining at its BestEverything about the Beach House was superb. Beautiful location right on the beach, ocean view was spectacular. The service was excellent and the food itself superb. I would highly recommend the Beach House to anyone.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAn early evening "Renoir" mealMy sis in law and I are seniors and loved the early evening menu.
We sat outdoors at beachside late afternoon and it was so lovely
Our waitress, Alexandria , was both adorable and efficient.
We loved that there were folks of all ages dining all of whom seemed reverent
Re. the beach scene. The veggie chopped salad with avocado was
tasty as well as artistic! I felt as if I were dining in a Renoir
Painting. Great drinks and valet parking. The whole dining experience
Under $100.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat location overlookinggreat location overlooking the beach. beautiful evening and sat outside. service was excellent and I always get the sand dabs. this is an older place that has a very "lived in" feel, but I liked it.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis has been a haunt of mineThis has been a haunt of mine for years & always the GOTO spot for out of state visitors. But, it has been years since my last visit here. Too bad for me. Thanks to Groupon I have returned to find this place exactly how I remember it(how often does that happen?). The food is great, wine is great and THE VIEW, what can one say about THE VIEW. Eating good food, drinking great wine on the outside balcony, overlooking the sand & surf of Laguna Beach, the beautiful Pacific Ocean and if your lucky enough a beautiful California sunset hits all the notes of why we live in California.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMCome for the view, not for the foodOverall pleasant experience. View was the best part of restaurant. Food was mediocre. Steak was unevenly cooked. Salmon was good but accompaniment was nothing thrilling. Good service though!!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMprobably the best lobsterprobably the best lobster & steak in Laguna Beach!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMPrix fix menu was nice selection.Prix fix menu was nice selection. Lobster tail was delicious. Friend had steak, quite chewing. View is fantastic, dolphin swimming in surf, sunset view...3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food and fabulousVery good food and fabulous view! We dined outside right before sunset to a beautiful setting. The food was great! The only issue I had was with my order. I ordered a dish off the menu that said it had chorizo. When my dish was served without it, I had to ask my waitperson about it and was told they ran out earlier that day. I think when an item off the main menu has anything different about it, the server should inform you so you have a choice whether or not to still order it. It should not be a surprise and the guest should not have to ask about it. The dish was great but now I wonder if it would have been even better with all the ingredients as described!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant experience at Beach HouseWent on a Groupon, and thoroughly enjoyed the whole dining experience. Great view and table. Waitress- Joy, was awesome, as she was very busy, but really took care of business! We had lobster, and pasta with chicken- both very tasty. Crabcakes were tasty, a little dry. The dessert- chocolate cake and cheesecake- both homemade, were spectacular!
Thank you Beach House!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I dined at theMy friend and I dined at the Laguna Beach House on a Saturday night and were seated promptly for our 7:00 reservation. The server immediately greeted us and left dinner menus and wine lists. We ordered wine which was delivered promptly with a good pour. In perusing the dinner menu as a fish lover, I found the seafood selections to be too exotic for my taste. The normal staples such as salmon amd halibut were prepared with sauces and condiments that simply were not appealing to either of us. Therefore, we both ordered petite filets which were perfectly prepared and served promptly. The food that we selected, the service and the ambiance were all top notch, however the menu selection kept my rating at the 4 star level.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time a theWe had a great time a the Beach. I highly recommend it. The food was savory and the service outstanding.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful View of the ocean.Beautiful View of the ocean. Our server was so pleasant, and gave us exceptional service. The food was fantastic. It was our friends 50th birthday, and they sent a complimentary dessert with a candle! Will return!!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSmaller portions with prix fixeIf you get the Groupon, expect smaller portions. We got half order of the crabcake appetizer and half dessert!! I didn't see anyone else order the steak, so I don't know how much smaller it was than usual order. This should have been mentioned when purchasing. Otherwise, it was great!!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMwe used a croupon for ourwe used a croupon for our dinner experience. Not knowing we could ONLY use it for dinner we showed up for lunch and told we couldnt use it. Waitress suggested things to do while waiting for the dinner hr and that was nice of her. The service was awesome. My husbands salmon was good. My steak was only fare. After I cut away the tough parts there was about two thirds of the steak left.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery accommodating, very tastyVery accommodating, very tasty food, service slightly slow-but acceptable, right on water. Would certainly go back at ant opportunity.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AM