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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 WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "For the price point of this restaurant I would have expected far greater service. I have enjoyed much better service at other restaurants for half the price. Not to mention this was supposed to be a special birthday dinner for my girlfriend. Despite all of my detailed preparations with hotel staff including visiting the restaurant earlier that day, they completely fell short of all expectations that were promised"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food was good but there were only 3 prawns for a meal that cost $38."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Laguna Beach is our favorite place to go and it is getting harder and harder to find a place with a great ocean view, good food, and great ambience. Splashes met all of our criteria! It's pricey but great for a special occasion. Took my husband there for his birthday. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "There service was fair... It took so long for the waiter to show up we asked the bus boy if he wanted to be our server. Then when he finally showed up he apologized and said he was in a meeting with his manager. I asked if maybe they should have done this before work! We ordered 2 appitizers then when they only brought one we asked where are other one was and he said we didn't order it!!! The Ahi tartar appetizer was horrible! The fish was in a red sauce so you couldn't see if it was fresh by the color then they poured a white cream sauce on it.... Looks, taste, presentation were all horrible! My seabass was terrible! Dry with no flavor and the side was CORN FLAKES WITH CORN & EDAMAME!!!! GROSS..... It just went on....."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I've dinned at Splashes in the past and always been pleased. This time is truly was exceptional."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I'm vegan and sometimes hesitate to go out to nice restaurants, because it can be a challenge to find something I can eat. They usually specialize in high fat fish and steak dishes. Splashes has one main course that is vegan and several appetizers and side-dishes. When I asked about these the waitress told me they could alter several of the other dishes. When it came time for desserts there was one item I could eat, but the waitress told me the cook was experimenting with another vegan desert and asked if I would like to try it - it was amazing. The staff was very attentive and accommodating - I would and will go here again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Can't beat Splashes for ocean view and beachside ambiance! Beautiful restaurant with great food at a fair price. Terrific venue for a special occasion meal like ours, which was a small bridal shower luncheon."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "No table available for me 7pm reservation on March 26 had to wait 20 minutes. It took a very long time to get our order it seems the kitchen is very small. Food was very good but on the pricey side. No side dishes included on the plate."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Ambience is great. The food is expensive and portions are small."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Splashes is expensive. When you pay $254 for dinner (without wine), there is no excuse for anything but a superlative dining experience. So: 1. Cocktails tasty. 2. Salad to die for. 3. Soup stingy in amount. 4. Entree: seared scallops -- four 1.5 inch diameter pieces and some garnish for $34 is outrageous. Tasty, but not enough food 5. Entree: Salmon, good, but not great. 6. Entree: Swordfish, a little dry. 7. Desserts: both good, but nothing fabulous. 8. Service very good -- no complaints. 9. Ambiance: we dined indoors, because it was cold outside. But, the doors were open to the exterior, and it was cold inside, too. 10. Menu is appetizers and entrees. Portions are too small to make for a complete meal. Grade: C-"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Loved it. Best service and best view I've ever had."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "great food...great service all served with the waves crashing..excellent place"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The views, the service, the food all TENS..........I had an excellent experience.."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Located on beach and great for viewing sunsets, but make reservations in advance since the restaurant is busy at that time. The bar is especially busy at that time . Service was top notch. Requested to be seated inside with a view instead of outside and they were very accommodating. Wine list very good, but a little expensive for a California wine (Silver Oak). Food was prepared perfect and at the right temperature. We had aha tuna and crispy Brussels sprouts for appetizers and rib eye steak and butternut squash with gnocchi for entrees. Overall everything was excellent but expensive. Will return and would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "great food and amazing views - but takes a chunk out of your wallet!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant. The service and ambience are wonderful and the food is good. My favorite place in Laguna."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We are from Toronto, Canada.. we love this hotel and restaurant and try to eat here whenever we are in Southern California. View is amazing, best sunsets ever. Food is mostly terrific. the tables are very close together and it does get noisy if this would bother you.. don't go. Service whenever we go there is a bit off. All over you at the start - then despite all the servers running around, no one checks back on you, hard to get things like salt or another drink or order dessert. We had a long drive ahead of us and wanted to get on the road before 8pm.... we told them about this but despite that, we waited 40 minutes for our desert /25 min for the bill. Had stacks of plates that needed clearing.... service is bad, view is amazing."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Amazing view and ambiance. Outdoor seating is a must to truly enjoy everything this place has to offer."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Great food and ocean view, but I was celebrating a milestone birthday with friends and the server completely forgot any reference to my birthday celebration, which was the main reason I chose this Splashes. Very disappointing!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Four of us dined at Splash's Sat night. I ordered pasta with prawns. I got TWO!!!! Two prawns.......Pasta was good but....I was never offered any cheese or pepper, I had to ask. At $40, I'm not sure the prawns were worth $20/piece. The gentleman who delivered our food kept giving the wrong meals to the wrong people...for both first and second courses. The table next to us was large and SO LOUD we could barely have a conversation. The View is fantastic, but there are a lot of places in OC that have great views. Not sure I will be going back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Amazing view as if you were sitting on the beach. Friendly wait staff who made suggestions on food and drink. We had a party of 7 adults and 2 children. The kids played on the beach while the adults had appetizers. Our families favorite place to relax. We always bring company from outside our state."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "A relaxing dinner with a front-row view of the sunset. The service was outstanding -- attentive, but never rushed. Brussel sprout appetizer, pumpernickel crusted swordfish, chef's special steak and, of course, the trio of creme brûlée were all well prepared and delicious. We are looking forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I went for lunch for a belated V-day celebration. The ocean views are dramatic!! The food is great and the service is wonderful. You don't feel rushed and they cater to your all of your dining needs."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great food and great ambiance. Our lunch order was delayed, but the management and waitress made it right. Any establishment can have an off day, but it's how they can rectify that situation. GREAT FOOD! GREAT SERVICE. GREAT VIEW."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It was a beautiful day and perfect for Brunch at Splashes. The food, service and ocean side dining made it special. Love this place."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We had a great time, food was delicious our server was great and very knowledgeable with menu choices. Will definitely go again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I booked a table at this restraint about 6 weeks before Valentine's Day. I looked up their menu before I booked and there was not one word about a special menu for that day. As it turned out when we arrived I discovered that there was only a price fixed menu for that day at $125 per person with very limited selections. Of course it was too late to go someplace else. I would say that our server was excellent, but the price far exceeded the quality and quantity of food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We celebrated a Birthday lunch at Splashes and everything was absolutely perfect....the food, service, view, ambiance were all 5 star. Thank you Splashes!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We have reserved our first valentines dinner five months ahead woth special request of seating next to window.when we arroved BruceThe manager had very cocky attitude mentioning ppl that they have forty ppl on waiting list to seat in.This place treat ppl only as profit,not as indivisual customer service take ppl happily come back..also when we asked ,and pre fixed menue was pretty pricey for a person,but that is not a point,cpuld we spleat one pre fix meal for two,for dietary reason,bruce ,the mngr,rudly said,oh well maybe this restaurant venue is not for you guys.Really? The point of planning here in advance amd putting requesta in advance,was pointless.W"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Was recommended by a friend who lives in Laguna. He said it was great ambiance and great food. Perfect place to take my wife for her birthday lunch. It was as billed. Amazing view, great service and food"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Good can it get. Surf and Sand is one of my favorite local spots. The food is great, the location is great and come on the Laguna Ocean everywhere you look"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We were here for the first time for Sunday Brunch. The experience was just okayed. The food was expensive. We dont think it is worth it. First time and last time. Not recommended. Las Brisas or the Ritz Carlton is probably a better deal."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "A fabulous experience. Outside overlooking Pacific Ocean on a crystal clear California day -- service was outstanding - prompt but not rushed. Food was fantastic."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Fabulous view. Delicious food. Recommend 100%. Pricey as u might expect."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great place to have a drink and watch the sunset. Can be lively and fun or romantic. If dining, order the seafood, not the steak. The steak was tiny tiny and overpriced."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed our evening at Splashes. We were , however, disappointed with the food we ordered. The swordfish, beet salad and fish stew were average. The brussel sprouts were delicious. Ambiance and service were excellent. Next time we will try the bar."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Went here to celebrate my birthday with my husband. Such great food, service, ambience, etc etc. great place for special occasions for us. Chef even made a special creme brule to help in the celebration. Perfect!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was excellent but also pricey. Our server was very unhelpful with a poor attitude. We were here for dinner. This place is much better for lunch where you can enjoy the food and not be bothered by high prices and poor service. Instead, go for the view!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Have been to Splashes restaurant four times. The food is outstanding and you can't beat the view. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and professional. They have several delicious specialty drinks. We always seem to get a table away from others with lots of privacy. The patio is the place to be, you are basically sitting right on the beach, with heat lamps that keep you warm even in the winter. Looking forward to eat there again. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "I've been visiting the Surf and Sand for 20+ years. Not sure how long it's been "Splashes" restaurant but I can say this, you can rely on a great meal, service and ambience."
    Dined on 1/25/2014