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Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort
Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.surfandsandresort.com/splashes/
  • Phone: (949) 376-2779
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Blue Bird Canyon and Coast Hwy
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $6 validated valet parking and street parking are available
A word from Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort
Terraced above the beach, with waves breaking just 25 feet below, the casually elegant Splashes Restaurant boasts some of California's best views and finest cuisine.

Whether seated in the dining room or alfresco on the palm-shaded patio, you'll enjoy American Coastal Cuisine set against a dramatic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Had a "first date" on Saturday night. I't was perfect, Drinks at the bar followed by reservations at the resturant. By the time we had placed our order, my date and I were mistaken for "Honey mooners" . Could have been the chemestry?!?! but mostlikly it was this amazing location."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Absolutely fantastic in all ways. The food was delicious, ocean waves beautiful to hear, welcome outstanding, and waitress very cordial."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The view at the restaurant was great. However, we had a reservation at 2:30 for 10 people to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday. We were looking forward to a relaxing afternoon withe lunch by the beach w/family. It took them 15-20 minutes to seat us. Then when we sat down, they told us they closed the kitchen at 3:30 so they needed our order right away. Nothing like being rushed! If you have someone with a big party don't make reservations an hour before the kitchen closes"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was our first time here at Splashes at Surf and Sand Resort. I made a reservation for my wife's birthday and got a great time slot before the sunset. We really didn't know what to expect being our first time. Boy were we surprised ! Initially, we got a great seat outside, but they moved us to a better seat next to the window. Oh my gosh....it even got better. The waiter came out and said they had a New York steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus that they had added special for that nights dining ! The ambiance was great, the food was excellent and the service was Five star all the way."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Splashes is an excellent restaurant because of the outstanding view overlooking the ocean with the sounds of crashing waves. The service was outstanding! The food was very good, although it was difficult to focus on it with such an amazing view and wonderful service."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This is as close as you can get to dining by the ocean. The sunset was beautiful. The service was great as well as the food."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "One of my favorite spots. Amazing beachfront location right on the water. Great food and service. A little pricey but worth the spurge."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We dine out a lot when we travel. Went to four great places this week alone and by far, hands down, bar none this place is THE PLACE to go... Food is great and the view and ambiance is like nothing else short of being at Maui... Seriously, for anyone who enjoys dining out, this is the place to visit....."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We always make it a point to visit Splashes even when we are not staying at the Hotel... Great ambience... Great Food and Service... Sometimes you may want to wait for the perfect table, although there isn't a bad table to be had.,. The Bar scene is also worth the visit... solid pours... We spent 3 nights at the Hotel and only ventured out once for Dinner as we took in the Pageant of the Masters and ate at Tivoli's... The Hotel also provide great room service through Splashes."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Splashes was great,what a beautiful view of Laguna beach!!! Our waitress was nice and well informed. The food was yummy but overpriced. We had the roasted artichoke and brussel sprout appetizer, and scallops and short ribs for dinner. All was well prepared and tasty but not worth $40 a plate. Pretty view!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "You think it would be easy in Laguna to get an ocean view lunch with decent food but way too much of the local fare seems to be burgers and fries rather than fresh fish. I wouldn't call Splashes a great fish place but the view is spectacular, the service was very good and there is a decent selection of choices at lunch. We split some flatbreads and mussels and were very happy. Valet parking was $6 with restaurant validation."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Our dinners were delicious and the service was very good. It is an interesting layout for the hotel, bars and restaurants."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "It was our anniversary dinner- we were very impressed with everything! Our food, service, ambiance and the view were all spectacular. We will most definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I don't think I've ever gotten better service anywhere else, our waitress nailed it. And the food was AMAZING - short rib, filet and the Brussels sprouts were to die for. And you're sitting right on the beach, can't get much of a better view than that."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Splashes has always been a favorite of ours for special occasions and to bring out of town guests to get the full beach dining experience. However, prices have recently soared into the stratosphere, and with portions on the smaller side, it's starting to feel like a rip off!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Menu not well written, we ordered fish and it was over cooked/dry. Extremely expensive for what it was. Would have preferred to stay in the bar rather than have dinner."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal in a great atmosphere! We also found the service to be tremendous."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Splashes is always a treat. It's beach location, food and service make it a memorable dining experience."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "which is too bad, because I love Splashes. I don't get to go there often because I don't live nearby and because it's expensive. I consider it a special treat. That is why it was even more disappointing to catch the restaurant on such an off day. We had reservations for 2:30 p.m., so the restaurant was not busy at all. Yet, the tabletop was not clean, and there were no bread plates. The waiter appeared out of nowhere, and instead of introducing himself, asked if we wanted a drink. The food was good, though expensive -- $29 for 4 scallops on a bed of couscous the size of my fist?! Service, however, was uncharacteristically slow and lackadaisical, with the exception of Hussein, a busboy who has been there a long time. Shape up, Splashes!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Beach front dining cannot get better than this. The service and view are outstanding. We have spent over $2,000 at this restaurant over many visits. We really love this place."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Bar prices where a little to High, food was very good though. NO BUD LIGHT!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I have to say it's been years since I've been to Splashes and it definitely will not be that long again. GREAT SERVICE and AMBIANCE. OUTSTANDING customer service. Not inexpensive however ... so it's a "special occasion" treat. Without wine comes in at $100 per person. Worth it. My guests will certainly not forget the experience and I'm sure it will have a payoff for years to come."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Our table was overlooking the beach (right on the sand); we completely enjoyed our time here; highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "we had dinner here for our 24th anniversary and had a fantastic time. the food was yummy, everything we ordered was so delicious :) we were seated on the patio/terrace and gazed at the ocean throughout - just beautiful. our waiter was great, also."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "this is a unique location along the Southern California coast where you can actually be right above the sand and hear the crashing waves excellent food, expensive but a great value in my book"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Can't beat the location, practically on the sand. Great brunch menu. Steak and eggs outstanding. Salmon cooked well with sweet onions and sweet sauce, that kind of overwhelmed my sweet tooth. Service was friendly and attentive. I'll be back and order something different."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Birthday dinner for my wife. We are not big eaters so we split an entree and appetizer. We ordered the vegetarian dish which was very tasty. The presentation was good. The view was right there over the beach."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had a wonderful 50th Anniversary dinner at Splashes. Everyone went out of their way to make the evening memorable."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I brought my external audit team and executive coworkers for an engagement meeting and our service was slow, order was taken very late, appetizer was missing and brought out way after dinner and I had to remind the waiter. It was obvious he forgot and out it in rushed because he quality of the dish was significantly lacking. Next time I hope this doesn't happen."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food was better than I could imagine, view was fantastic but the friendly staff made this occasion truly special. They went out of their way to make sure we had a great time."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food, service and ambience of this restaurant is the BEST!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The location and ambiance were amazing. The food was terrible. The appetizers, main courses and deserts were sub par. The lamb shank was bad. The filets were undercooked."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We like the ambiance, the view and, the bartenders so much we ate at the bar instead of the table. Bartender Kevin made great suggestions for food and drinks. I will definitely ho back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I saw the recommendation for this spot and booked the reservation. I made a request for a special table for my wife's and my babymoon and they definitely delivered. Definitely had a wow factor! Service was awesome, the hostess for very sweet and smiled constantly and the food was amazing. I would recommend and plan on going back the next time we are in town...The only background noise we heard was that of the ocean...PERFECT!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We celebrated a friend's birthday at Splashes and had an outdoor table with a nice view of the sunset. The food and drinks were delicious, particularly the mussels, which were even better than the last time we had them about a month ago. Apparently we were there the first night they introduced a new recipe and it is amazing. I am not a big mussel fan, but I would order these any time. The scallop entree was excellent, and much preferred over the snapper entree. Service was very good, thanks to our friendly and attentive server, Ashley. I am looking forward to returning."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great staff, good food and a superb view of the surf and sand. Very nice for that special occasion and not a noisy establishment."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Been coming to Splashes for 14 years, and have never had a bad meal. The service is always exceptional, and the view is the best in Laguna. I expect to keep coming back for many years to come."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The view was breath taking. They've revised the menu, and taken off some favorites. The lobster bisque was outstanding. Hamburger very good. Portions on salads small, and priced very high. Main dishes were pricey. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner and breakfast at Splashes. The view is spectacular, the service was friendly and prompt on both occasions. We will go back many more times."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Have been here many times over the years, though not for a few years. Visit was very disapppointing. Arrived at 7:30 Thursday evening. The place seemed busy (about 40%% occupied), but emptying out. Wthin 30 minutes there were only two other couples in our dining area. Yet, service was slow and for long periods of time non existent. Seated right away, but took 15 minuites to get menus. Took another 15 to get the order placed. Took almost 50 minuites to get the food served My sword fish was underdone and tough. Took another 35 minutes to get the bill All told a 2 and 1/4 hour disappointing experience. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014