Beach House on Laguna Beach
Beach House on Laguna Beach
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Beach House on Laguna Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thebeachhouse.com/
  • Phone: 9494949707
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Daily: 8:00am - 3:30pm; Sunset Specials: Nightly: 4:30pm - 6:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Michael Ingino
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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  • Parking: Valet
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Beach House on Laguna Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great View & Drinks
    BreeseeVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Hubby and I went on my birthday during sunset. We sat outside and had the most gorgeous view! Food, service and drinks were all amazing but the view adds to it all! Definitely do it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb oceanfront location
    DiningOutOften
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    You can't beat the location for the ocean view! Hearing the waves break on the sand while dining is the quintessential Laguna Beach experience. Delicious food, nice sunset specials, fun wine list. Needs a bit of air conditioning inside due to fierce sunshine in the late afternoon. Highly recommend balcony dining if you can stand the direct sunlight.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, but the meal was so-so
    lovinglaguna
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    I have been coming to the Beach House for a few years, and I'm afraid the place is starting to show its age. Its a beautiful location, but its time for them to spruce up the place a bit. My linguini was good, but my wife's Mahi Mahi was bland and a real disappointment. I think the chef tried too hard to make the dish a bit more "exotic"?
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Cfood4me
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    I took my wife here for her birthday along with family. My wife and I used to go to The Beach House in Dana Point, which closed. This was our first, and last, visit to the Laguna Beach location. Food ranged from adequate to good. The primary reason for our discontent was the server. She was not rude in any way, just indifferent. She didn't smile the whole time, never expressed any enthusiasm, never made any recommendations, answered questions with one word. When asked for a to-go box we received a thin box which the food soaked through. She seemed confused and put out when we asked for some foil or a stronger box. After no offer of dessert or coffee, we got our check and left. Not the Beach House we knew and loved.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were there on a Wednesday
    Hickster
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    We were there on a Wednesday and it was quiet. Hostess was not real friendly buit the server was fantastic. His name was Carlo & he was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed our experience! The view of the ocean is stunning!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very enjoyable...
    Apotheosis
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    Starting with the valet service, this is a very enjoyable place to go for a romantic evening with a person you care for. Expect to wait a few minutes for a table even if you're right on time with your reservation and even during the week. But the hostesses are very kind and courteous, the servers are excellent, the special drinks are terrific and the ocean view is always a pleasure to enjoy. I have never had a bad or even only mediocre experience here - ever. That's why I always return whenever I'm meeting someone in Huntington beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely spot right on the water.
    Gracie
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    Lovely spot right on the water. Beautiful breezes but not enough windows that are able to open to take advantage. It was warm day when we were there and had we not been sitting right next to the open door, it would have been stifling hot on the covered patio. Would suggest an awning to cover the outside area so diners can take advantage of the lovely outside dining area. It was just plain old TOO HOT in the direct sun out there, but an awning or mesh cover would protect that area and still allow a magnificient view.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food
    Karen
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    There were three of us, two ordered the halibut and one ordered the New York steak. I was disappointed a dinner salad wasn't offered, so I ordered the clam chowder. It was good, not great. Our server apologized that our order took so long. When our entrees arrived the steak dinner looked and tasted great. The halibut was of good size but tasteless. The yellow sauce was tasteless. The small potatoes were rocks, and not from undercooking, rather from being done for a long while. We could barely cut them in half. The chorizo was in very small bites and cold. The clams were tiny. For $30+, we expected more. This is our "go to" restaurant for casual special occasions. This time we were not happy with anything besides our nice server.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the view keeps people coming back
    DeannaVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    it's definitely the view that keeps people coming back. The food is okay, and the service is below average but the view is breath-taking.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning View
    Caroline
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    I like to take my out of town guests to the Beach House. The food is always good and has a little something for everyone. It is my favorite place for lunch with the ladies.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    BandMvaca
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    Wonderful service, great food! We sat on the balcony and had a wonderful view of the sunset.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was great as usual. Please
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Was great as usual. Please dont close! Please please pleas dont close!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • scenic brunch
    bayview19
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    I took my sister here for a birthday brunch and we loved it! The outdoor view was spectacular, the food was tasty, and the champagne kept flowing! Thanks to the Beach House for a great time!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place has it all!!!
    LynieRVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    Have eaten here twice and have loved it both times. The chopped salad is the best I have ever had. On my second visit, I had an omelette which was yummy (not over cooked eggs), my husband had the king crab and ahi salad and loved it. Can't beat the view and ambience of the location. Both times, the service was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The view was breath taking
    Hoopman
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    The view was breath taking at sunset..ambiance was awesome and people very friendly. Sad to hear they are closing the door on Oct. 6, 2013..Just discovered this place and already I and my fiance' will miss it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible service
    kellie
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    I went to this restaurant for a nice dinner on the beach- I made reservations 2 weeks in advance. We were sat way in the back with no ocean view and the service was horrible. We were greeted once to see what we wanted to drink…I started with water planning on ordering a drink. The next time we saw the server was to order and then never again until it was time to pay (another employee brought our food) I would not recommend this to anyone, I would expect better service especially since I paid $49.00 for crab legs…
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Gem not what it used to be!
    JLCreview
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    The food was still good, but there were amenities missing from the past. Seemed like it was under new management. Staff was not friendly and attentive as before. Busboy was sloppy and rude. Had to ask to clear dishes. Refilled water only when asked and poured over food and phones and everything carelessly. No ice in the water and tasted like tap and soapy glasses, with film floating on water. No complimentary bread any longer. Ordered the jumbo prawn cocktails, shrimp weren't cleaned well and was shorted one shrimp each. The server was very embarrassed and corrected the situation immediately. Her reaction seemed as though she knows they are skimping on stuff. The deck railing is in disrepair. Greet staff was not friendly.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always one of my favorite
    Barb
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    Always one of my favorite places. This was the first time I used Open able and will definitely use it again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as last time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    We dined at the Beach House about 4 months ago and had a great meal. All in all, the experience was not as good this time. The service was very slow and the food quality was just mediocre. Perhaps it was an off night for the serving staff and cooks, but I don't know that we'll return again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch at the Beach
    Caroline
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Great location for a hot, summer day! Mimosa's and eggs....what could be better!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Whoops - they forgot Customers!
    Lov2eatwell
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We arrived on a Friday morning at 9 am with an Open Table reservation, but no one to welcome us and no one to mark our reservation completed, so no points! It took 10 minutes for anyone to show up to get us seated. Fortunately a table for 2 outside was available, and we received coffee in a reasonable amount of time. Service was good at the table, and of course the view of the beach and sea was fantastic. Our meals were well prepared, served at the right temperature and taste. On our way out we stopped to ask the hostess to check our reservation as complete, but waited at least five minutes for one to show up. She pretended to be concerned about our reservation points, but did not follow through. Nice place for an expensive breakfast.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    View was best part, however, you have to put up with people constantly hopping around to take pictures of the sunset. Service was good to start but deteriorated as the meal wore on & the restaurant got busier. One of liked the lobster appetizer but the others did not. Chopped salad tasted like salami they used was going bad and we wished their had been a touch more lettuce. Lobster thermidor was very bland as was white fish. Have heard it is better to eat in bar as menu is different but then you miss the view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Staple
    ABAERST
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    The Beach House is a perennial. It's been a fixture for a long time. The deck has a killer ocean view. The inside is a little weathered and has seen better days. Beach weather can be a bit fickle. Too cold, bring a jacket; too warm, bring some sunscreen. My wife and I happened to eat here on a very warm afternoon in August timed for the lowering, but not setting, sun. Okay, I admit, our time choice and date choice had something to do with our experience. We were seated just inside from the coveted deck and it was HOT. By the end of the meal I just wanted to get out of there because I was sweaty and really uncomfortable. I did get a really good pork chop on the Sunset Special menu. Big. Enough for two modest diners.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • classic Laguna Beach
    gjr5
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    The Beach House is a converted old home right on the beach. Too bad you can't reserve a patio or window table when you make a reservation! The best seats are tables-for-two that ring the outside balcony--couples should check sunset time and be willing to wait for one of those tables. We were with a party of four, so we were wedged into a crowded indoor-outdoor room that was hot and stuffy until they finally pulled back the awning/roof. (I was disappointed that, despite telling when I made the reservation and again when we arrived that this was a birthday celebration, nothing special was done.) Clam chowder was good, crabcake a bit dry, steak and lobster tail just right. Desserts were ok but the tiramisu was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Baluvdb
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Very romantic setting and excellent food. Love view of the beach while dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous ocean view, but......
    Sweettreat2
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    I love the Beach House, have been going for over 30 years...Despite getting a gem of a table (out on the deck), the Seafood Salad was mediocre and the lack of bread during the lunch hour is a real oversight. Wine was okay. Waiter was fair, somewhat disheveled and not that attentive. I brought a friend from out of town and while she loved the view, was disappointed with the overall dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    This was one of our favorite spots in laguna beach because it's easy to get to and the noise level is low. Unfortunately the service was very poor the friday night that we were there. Messed up the cocktail order, forgot our salad and generally seemed indifferent to our presence! Too bad. Things seem to be changing in the laguna beach area. We're going to try santa barbara next time
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decor a bit tired, but food is good
    carolynt
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    This landmark restaurant has been there for decades and has a loyal clientele. Thank goodness for valet parking but might be hard to find if you don't have a GPS. Hostess forgot about us, so we sat waiting for 15-20 minutes, until we approached the podium a 2nd time. Very noisy (my husband wears hearing aids, so he could not hear any conversation the entire evening). Wait staff was good, if a little forgetful - had to ask for bread and butter twice. Our meal was very good. I'd just say that the place needs a facelift - still looks like the 1950's.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too little space in between
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Too little space in between tables. Conversations can be heard so you'll have to talk lower.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was mediocre. Server
    Sunshine
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Food was mediocre. Server was courteous and attentive. View of sunset superb. Restaurant seems a little "tired".
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service - food was ok.
    LittleLeo
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Beautiful view- wear sunglasses. Otherwise I would not reccomend that anyone go. The service was slow and the waiter forgot our appitizer. He acted like it was no big deal and just would make sure it wasn't on our bill. Others left due to slow service....save your money, many other great restraunats in the area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming romantic ocean front
    Jbiirrd
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    My wife and I went there for our anniversary. The food was good but the portions were a lil small. My wife had the lobster tail and I had the surf and turf kabob. Both dishes tasted great. The ambience was great and the hostess and server were attentive. They have a great drink and wine list. My wife had a mojito which was really good. I had a glass of wine (reeser) which the server recommended. Overall the experience was really good and I expect to come Back sometime...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a happy camper
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We made reservations a long time ago. However, we waited over an hour and a half to be seated. Valet parking was full so we had to find parking. The hostesses were not very polite. This was our second time dining here. The first time was excellent. This second time was very disappointing. Don't bother going on the weekend during the summer.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shocked to see people with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Shocked to see people with a later reservations seated before we were (hostess team could use a little charm school)--- and service was VERY slow. However, the waitress was wonderful and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    luvlaguna
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    The view of the ocean was spectacular! The service was excellent. The food...not good. I ordered an omelet that sounded delicious but the crab tasted canned and old and the omelet had been cooked in a bed of butter. It did not have much flavor in spite of all the promised layers of flavor. In short, my friend and I will not return to the Beach House to dine.
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  • Can't Beat the Beach House
    Doggiemommie
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    If you're looking for beachside dining, this is your place. Its a converted beach house with sophisticated dining and an air of casualness. My friend and I both had the "Sunset Special" Salmon dish. It was superb! We also had the Lobster Bisque which was creamy and delicious. We split a Caesar Salad beforehand, a delicious salad with a great tangy dressing on it. The service was wonderful and the view of the ocean, you're right there, divine. I was reminded again while this is one of my all time favorite restaurants. You not only get a great view with atmosphere right at the beach, you get a great meal with excellent service. The Sunset Specials served between 4:30 and 6:00 pm are a great deal too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great view,must try the blackened
    catnipVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    great view,must try the blackened pork on the sunset specials,this chop is huge,also the sand dabs.service has always been very good.been there many times,never disapointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soso
    Homer
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    Always been very special. This time I had the halibut and it was like eating newsprint, I would not recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch with a beautiful view!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    I have eaten at "The Beach House" a few times, this was my Sister, niece and Mom's first time...They loved it!! We live in El Segundo, so the drive is kind-of far..but, since it was my sister's birthday, I wanted to venture out of our comfort zone area.....of course traffic was crazy, with all the stuff going on in Laguna...but, we really had a good time...I think the highlight was the "Samores" for dessert!!! clever idea!! Thanks again, we'll return after summer vacationers go home!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant has a lovely
    sandyB
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    This restaurant has a lovely view of the ocean right over the waves and sitting out on the deck is delightful. Don't go there for the quality of the food though, which was not good besides being served cold and the lobster tail was the smallest I've ever been served.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.