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Lumberyard
Lumberyard

Lumberyard Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://lblumberyard.com
  • Phone: (949) 715-3900
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Armando Ortega
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Located in one of the most historic buildings in downtown Laguna Beach, Lumberyard has something for everyone. The restaurant serves both lunch and dinner and is known for its great American food such as rotisserie chicken, steaks, ribs and seafood.
  • Private Party Contact: Cary Redfearn (949) 715-3900

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Lumberyard Parking with validation is located behind the restaurant off of Ocean Ave. Additional parking is available next to City Hall, across the street in "Lumber Yard" Parking Lot for $3.00 Street Parking is usually found up Third St.
A word from Lumberyard
In 1912, at the bend of Forest Avenue, 23 year old Joe Jahraus opened the Laguna Lumber Company, he and his father(cigar maker, first postmaster and real estate agent) built the beautiful French Normandy building that is here today. Prior to the lumberyard opening, building supplies needed to be dragged in by mule or floated in on the tides, and therefore, Laguna Beach had less than three hundred permanent residences. After the lumberyard opened, the area began to grow at unprecedented rates, transforming it from a tent town into a thriving city. Laguna Lumber operated for seventy three years, sixty two of them in this location and its' architecture, influenced by Joe's tour abroad in World War I, is one of the most significant influences on the town's aesthetic. Half timbers, mud walls and shingled roofs grace many of the downtown storefronts and homes throughout the city because of this landmark. Today, 384 Forest is home to Lumberyard - a contemporary American restaurant.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "A great place to dine before seeing The Pageant of the Masters. The crab and shrimp Louie was wonderful. I always enjoy dining at the Lumberyard."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Great restaurant for dining prior to Pageant of Masters. Food & service were excellent. I had Parmesan crusted sole. Tasty! Noisy though, hard to carry on a conversation easily."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Met the needs of all four members of our party. It's a bit limited when it comes to vegetarian entres, but there were a couple to choose from."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "They ran out of their special by 5p when we arrived. Food was good -good choices. But they brought our main courses while we were still eating our salads - I hate that. Service could have been a little more attentive (filling empty glasses, chasing the waitress to get our bill). Nice ambience. Seems they should have been more staffed for the Festival rush. It's a good location for the Festival -walking distance. Overall good but they just need a few tune-ups."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Food was sensational, menu variety unexpected, service 5stars. Reservation strongly encouraged, full house at 6pm on a Saturday including large bar area seating. Easy walk to Arts Festival."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had never eaten here before and decided that since it was close to Pageant of the Masters we would try it. It was delicious...the service was very attentive; the ambiance was perfect and the food very tasty all around. We will surely be back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Dined at Lumberyard before going to the Pageant of the Masters. We had a reservation and when we arrived we were promptly seated. We were seated in a great location in the restaurant and our server was very attentive. He even was attentive to the fact that it was a birthday dinner. Food and drinks were outstanding! No complaints at all. If in the area, we would definitely dine at Lumberyard again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is a great place for that special evening. The atmosphere is romantic. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. We especially like their triple cheese potato gratin. The wine list offers a good selection. Over all it was a memorable evening."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Menu sounds great but the execution is not good. Sauces and seasoning seems out of place ruining the food. Musicians are very good but are forcing the music to sound too loud. The two guitars are playing acoustic, almost flamingo kind of music. There voices are great but the sound system is turned up so loud making the sound forced, ruining it."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food was great, I had salmon, wife had ahi. Perfectly cooked an seasoned. Great service. Not as loud as K'ya, but hard to have a quiet conversation with someone right across the table."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food was very good, staff was accommodating and friendly. Once served our waiter never returned, which was not good. But we plan to go again when we are in Laguna"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food was great...filet was amazing. Great service! We were visiting from Indiana and had a fantastic meal."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "From the salad to the entrée everything was wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "While vacationing in Laguna we ate at many different establishments. The Lumberyard was our last meal, sure wish we would have found this place earlier, as we would have returned a number of times during our 5 day stay. Meal was great, service was super, friendly, informative. Nice environment, easily parked within walking distance, and it was just an all around nice place for a couple of enjoy a great time for dinner. We will come back to Laguna for sure, and will include the Lumberyard as a sure place to dine. Cannot recommend highly enough! Good prices too!!! Just try it, you will be impressed just like we were."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I would recommend based on good food/service and location. Walking distance to Pageant and the Laguna Beach Theater."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I've eaten at Lumberyard 3 years in a row since it is near the Pageant of the Masters. We meet friends once a year here and then go to the Pageant. It was the best food we've had in the 3 years! The fish was excellent - the Ahi and Sea Bass. Our daughter had the angel hair pasta with Shrimp and really enjoyed it. The Sangria was very refreshing. The service was very good."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Something is different about this place since we were last there several months ago. Not a familiar face around. Our party of four agreed, after the fact, that the food was nearly tasteless. Perhaps there is new management or ownership."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Reservations a must. Really good food and attentive service. We would go back!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Nice, upscale rustic setting. The food was outstanding! I had perfectly grilled sea bass served over amazing corn and edamame in a delicious sauce. The goat cheese beet salad was also excellent. Delightful! We were also in easy walking distance for the Festival of the Arts Pageant of the Masters."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I made reservation for 7pm prior to attending the Pageant of the Masters. Our table was already waiting for us. Our server was very attentive. I ordered the skilled corn bread and it was outstanding! Then we had the wedge, delicious. I had the crispy lobster and shrimp rolls and my husband ordered the 8 oz grilled skirt steak, it came with tender asparagus and zucchini fries. Eveything was delicious. I will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Good food and reasonably priced, its a good spot to go to if you're looking for something nice and don't want to have to make a reservation a week in advance."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The reservation process, ambience, food quality, service and prices were all excellent!!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We always enjoy our dinner at Lumberyard. Their food is very good and they have a great variety on their menu. We would recommend Lumberyard very highly. The service was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The Lumberyard is a great restaurant to meet up with friends both old and new. Food and service are both excellent. Helpful friendly staff makes it a great gathering spot."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The Lumberyard is a great place to dine in Laguna Beach. The food was flavorful and the portions were generous. The service was very good and the atmosphere was just right. It is excellent for brunch, lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We loved the venue and the food was exceptional. Especially the Sole. The wait staff were also wonderful. We arrived early and were able to be seated right away and waited for the rest of our party to arrive. No one rushed us it was just great! Will definitely come back"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food was very good. And the big plus is that they service my favorite wine by the glass, not many people do that. The service was not attentive and one suggestion is that even though they don't serve bread unless requested, they should offer it at the beginning of the meal"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Very convenient when going to the Laguna Playhouse."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The warmth, food, service and setting were all better than expected. Certainly hope to return and recommend . Thank you."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The service was very good. Food was good as well. The braised short ribs were a bit overdone, but the appetizers were very good. The tomato and buffalo mozzarella was fantastic!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Flexible with the menu and dietary needs. Great omletes, and nice house wine."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was very good! Service was a bit slow to get started, but then was OK. Nice to find a place within walking distance of the Laguna Playhouse to enjoy a pre or post show meal. It IS quite noisy.... Nice small outside patio, also pretty lively/noisy"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was delicious and reasonably priced. I had the bacon wrapped meatloaf; huge serving portion, perfectly seasoned set atop creamy mashed potatoes. The server was attentive and eager to please. This is one place I make sure to stop every time I'm in Laguna."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We went there, the food was good, the service was good, the area was good, we will go back again."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We have visited the Lumberyard many times because the food is always good. The location is perfect for visitors attending events at the playhouse or festival grounds. It is also a centrally located spot frequented by locals. We shall return again soon. The menu includes simple things like burgers and beef dip sandwiches up to and including full dinners. My favorite is the Tri-tip French Dip Sandwich with a side of spinach. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Went for lunch on a Saturday, before a show @ the Playhouse & were in a bit of a rush. Our waiter provided friendly, fast service to ensure we were ontime, in and out in 45 minutes. We didn't have as much time as we would have liked to relax & enjoy the atmosphere, but for the time we were there, it was very pleasant. The food was so delicious! The sole w/rice & broccolini was large enough to share. Spinach salad was fresh & very flavorful. We all agreed the fresh, high quality ingredients are what made for such a great & memorable meal. On all our lists as one of the best meals in recent memory! Reasonable prices, in line w/ most other places in Laguna beach, perhaps even a bit more inexpensive. Cannot wait to go back again! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a late lunch early dinner. Food was better than expected, service was great, quiet and the restaurant had a nice feel to it. The only negatives were: 2 or 3 out of five menu options (promotions at entrance) were "sold out." I think the host, at the checked in forgot her smile at home (maybe having a bad day). Waitress was great though. Would go back again, no problem!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We had a great dinner (the meatloaf is unbelievable and a specialty!) and wine. Service was prompt. The acoustics are difficult to really enjoy it all. We were sat away from the bar which was VERY noisy and it was still very challenging. Overall, would go back but would consider the noise level if you are really going for a relaxing meal. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "It was girls night out and we picked this restaurant since it was very close to Laguna Playhouse and the food has always been excellent. We decided to try the Happy Hour Menu that had some great selections. We had the truffle popcorn that was a great hit, the shrimp and lobster spring rolls were OK and the artichoke dip that was very good. The dip was so hot it burnt my upper palate. My fault for not checking it first before popping it in my month but do watch for this with this dish. 2 gals had the Kale Salad which they both liked very much. I have had lunch here on prior visits and the food is most excellent. The bar server was lots of fun."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "My daughter graduated from CSUF and we had our family dinner there. My father-in-law had the petrale sole and absolutely loved it. It's one of his favorite dishes and it's hard to find. He said it was the best he had ever had and the biggest piece he had ever had. My mother-in-law and the salmon and loved it too. Overall it was a wonderful dinner. Also, their Sunday Brunch is great too."
    Dined on 5/17/2014