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Dizz's As Is Restaurant

Dizz's As Is Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://dizzsasis.com/
  • Phone: (949) 494-5250
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner
    Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Closed Monday
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Victoria Dr.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Dizz's As Is Restaurant
Our dimly lit, quaint, shingled house filled with '20s and '30s antiques provides the perfect setting for any special occasion. Come join us.
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Diner Reviews
  • "It had been years since I last dined here. We went with a group of 5 before the Pageant of the Masters and had a fun time. I was pleased to see they still serve the vermouth and pate as complimentary starters. The interior is funky as always. But, the food is first rate! The prices are very reasonable for what you get too. Some had the small pate specials, which would have been full entrees elsewhere. Everyone loved their custom martinis too. This was a very nice change of pace from what is becoming a too often pretentious dining scene in Laguna lately. I highly recommend it and when you go just relax and enjoy!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Second time here. Food is outstanding. House pate and the sweet dry vermouth with lemon twist served comp is a wonderful idea. Madagascar swordfish steak and surf and turf are favorites. Very unique way to present menu! Love decor. A Laguna Beach must!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "At 30+ years it is an institution and the vibe is 100% old Laguna Beach, we love it! In general everything is delicious, the Vermouth Apperatif, the pate snack to start, a fun classic menu of steaks, fish and chicken. But having gone twice, the first time with a foodie who's steak was ordered medium rare and came out well, smothered in a thick over bearing sauce and extemely salty. The waiters/waitresses are gems. We went back a year later with old locals, it was a nastoligic night of old haunts. I ordered surf and turf to give it a second shot, my order was for medium rare and it came out well, smothered and salty. Two strikes, two visits, the food for the price is just "ok". I wish they would work on it because we love the place."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great ocean view when sitting outside. Fantastic veal and lamb!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "A long time Laguna icon, Dizz's continues to shine. Lucky enough to have dinner at Montage this month and Dizz's. Both great for different reasons with Dizz's getting the nod this time. Try it and try the giant prawns. A favorite at our table."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We have been going to Dizz's for 14 (my husband 20+) years and we just love the ambience of Dizz's - it just feel so comfortable and everyone always makes you feel welcomed. Both our 26 year old and our 10 year old enjoyed celebrating their birthdays recently over a 2 1/2 hour birthday dinner experience - again - Dizz's is just so relaxing :) Everything about Dizz's is just good, fun and easy - ENJOY!!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Dizzy's is a gem and awesome always. Love this place and the family behind it. Been going since 1994 and even though I moved from Orange County in 1998. We go back whenever we can."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Dizz's is the best restaurant Laguna Beach has to offer. Skip the latest trendy spots and dine at this institution."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We were celebrating our anniversary. What a special dinner. Greeted by our waiter Dominic with a pate and a before dinner drink on the house! Wonderful food, service and ambiance!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Haven't been since 1980s. Superb. Absolutely Laguna yet Europe's sumptuous dining locales pop into mind while enjoying superb versions of delicacies, great and rare."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Dizz's' is average in both food, and service. It obviously was a premier dining establishment at some point but I think it could use some updating. Nothing I had was unique or inspiring and thus it was over priced. The book of dish descriptions is outdated and overwhelming. Keep it clean, simple and modern."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is a fun environment with great service and food. A favorite!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This is not the usual dining event, Dizz's is a very special place. Unique environment, fun staff, and a combination of old and new menu items. Dizz's has generated strong local support for years. We have enjoying their service for too long to remember; both special holidays and the general "date night". Our last visit was a continuation of this history with this restaurant, and we were not disappointed. The menu is a wonderful combination of food choices; we shared Veal Marsala, Seabass and Scallops - all beautifully delicious and all larger portions; my wife loves the salad with poppyseed dressing, but I also had and always recommend the soup (what ever it is). Don't expect a typical restaurant - just eat and enjoy the event."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I have eaten at this restaurant many times and it is consistently good. I enjoy everything about this restaurant. The food is great, service great and wonderful ambience. I alas go home happy from there."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Amazing menu...can't go wrong Food is great and the service is wonderful...one of the great places in laguna beach"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "everything was great except parking is difficult. one of the few places left to get duck"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Every town has a special local favorite. This is Laguna Beach's. Food and service are great."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Dizz's is one of our favorite restaurants, our special occasion place for years. Everything on the plate is special in itself. Nothing is there just to add color or take up space. From the initial vermouth and pate to the final course everything is special. We no longer live there but drive down for dinner (50 miles each way) regularly. They serve the best rack of lamb I've ever had and their swordfish (if it's not fresh, it's not on the menu) is wonderful. It's a family business started by the parents and grandmother of the current operators about 35 years ago and is a Laguna landmark."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have eaten at Dizz's a few times over the past 25 years and had exceptional meals. This time the fish, vegetables and rice were not eatable. I would be afraid to try it again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We're here about 20 years ago and remembered it so tried it again for another wonderful experience. Both food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I've been eating at Dizz's for many years now and the food and service has always been outstanding. It's an unusual setting that makes it unique. The quality of the food preparation has always been consistent so you don't have to worry about having a bad meal and the flavoring is great without being over the top or too trendy. Service is always good too with friendly, knowledgeable wait staff."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We haven't dined here in awhile and are sorry we haven't. Just as it used to deliver friendly service that makes you feel at home, well prepared classic dishes, and an ambience that is fun and warm. The Swordfish Madagascar was fresh and deliciously prepared with a cognac dijon mustard cream sauce. The scampi style linguine and schrimp were light and tasty. Sit outside on the patio and enjoy the ocean view and breeze. We'll be back sooner next time!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "From the time my husband and I entered the restaurant to the time we left, we felt cared for and looked after. It was my husband's birthday and our first visit to Dizz's. They greet you with a mini vermouth and pate', have an extensive wine list and wine and food specials. We ordered the featured wine, a Zinfandel, which was exceptional. My husband received a birthday greeting, blessing, and a generous chocolate mousse'. Our server was very friendly and attentive. They also read the comments I placed on my OpenTable reservation, which some restaurants seem to ignore or skip over. Thank you, thank Dizz's As Is. Stay As Is. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed our first night so much, we made it our last night to celebrate. Granted a Friday nite much busier than Wednesday, but still great food and service. Highly recommend Dizz's!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Went for a 60 th birthday for a friend. Service was great. Food excellent. Great ambience. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "It is always great at Dizz's....nothing else like it in the area. Love it!!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Both my son and his best friend are back East and missed Mother's Day with their moms, so it was up to me and my buddy to cater to our wives to celebrate their day. Had not been to Dizz's in years, but decided to make it a half-way meeting point with South County friends for dinner (their first visit), despite my hesitancy about going to any restaurant on such an occasion. Even the best often fall flat, but Dizz's did not disappoint. It was superb, and just as great as we remembered. Food was excellent, and the service top notch. Not at all sure why we stayed away so long. We'll be back again soon. The moms had a special day, and we all enjoyed a fantastic dinner. Thanks to the staff at Dizz's for a perfect evening."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food is amazing. They start you with a mouth quenching vermouth along with toast and pate- I didn't know I liked pate so much. I had the swordfish- wow- delicious- with rice (REALLY good) and a veggie stuffed zucchini (so much food that I left that on the plate.) The wines by the glass are solid and reasonably priced. My husband had the lamb and even though he was full, he had to finish it because it was so good. We had the chocolate chip bundt cake and it was even better than I hoped for. About the decor- it's kitschy and old- with flowered table clothes and faded paintings- our food was served on year 2000 celebratory plates. I'm sure that's part of the charm, but I would really like to see it cleaned up a bit with clean menus."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Exceptional food, ambiance and service this time and every time!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Definitely a "locals" restaurant, which is exactly what we were looking for. Some nice and unexpected touches with complimentary pate and a small glass of vermouth to start with. Food was quite good with a varied menu. Outside area is nice with a fire pit for chillier nights."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Ambience and charm are worth experiencing. Food was fair. Cornish game hen was dry; swordfish was lathered in a bland, heavy cognac sauce, wine list is average and overpriced. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We had dined many times at Dizz's when we lived in LB 30+ years ago...it was probably our favorite place. Unfortunately we were not as impressed this time around. Service was quite slow (albeit the place was packed) and the sea bass was overcooked. Very loud the evening we dined; there was a large party sitting behind us and they were boisterous, to say the least. It is a small place, so one has to expect not to have an intimate dining experience. Still a lovely restaurant and would recommend it."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I've been going to Dizz's for over 25 years now and have never had anything but excellent service, food, wine, cocktails, etc. The chilled glass of dry vermouth is always a nice touch and the pate is always excellent. I enjoy taking someone that has never been there before so they can experience Dizz's for themself.."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food is superb. The service is great. This is just a wonderful restaurant all the way around. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "As always...more than excellent...great and big variety of food and wonderful service"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "we asked for and got a quiet table so the conversations were not a bother. Food and selection, as always, was excellent and our server was very helpful. Reservation was honored on-time and the overall experience was well worth the price"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is our third time having dinner at Dizz's As Is restaurant and we just love the charm of this establishment. Everyone is attentive and welcoming. We will be going back with friends and family."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We used to go to Dizz's As Is years ago and always had an excellent meal, but had not been there for some time. Our party of four decided to return to an old favorite. First of all the service was excellent, but that's where the good dining experience ended. Two of us ordered the "special" , Sea Bass. Salads were brought out first and they appeared to be greens tossed on a plate from a supermarket salad greens bag with watery tasting dressing and a couple canned tangerine slices on top. Then the "special" was served and it smelled fishy and had a "dirty sock" taste. I feel that the "special" was probably old "leftovers" they were dumping. The vegetables were also awful. The wine list also left a lot to be desired."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "WE tok out son for his Birthday. The food is good and the Ambiance wonderful. I recommend this Restaurant for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great food, warm inviting atmosphere, friendly and attentive service. Also a great price point. Both couples will be back soon!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014