Lumberyard

4.6
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2212 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Chad was very attentive! The food was great .... a great dining experience!

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vipAnnee
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SAFEST RESTAURANT IN Orange County DURING COVID-19!!!

Not only is it safe, (masks for all employees, sanitizer on the table, Plexiglas-glass between every booth) Lumberyard is consistently amazing food!! The best salmon and sole, the freshest steaks (better than Mastros!!!) and waiters who are like family!!!!

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KevinW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lumberyard has become a staple in our dining out experience. Always good food and the service is very good as well!

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vipSoCalDude
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

COVID pricing. $17 for a martini. $17 for a fish sandwich that use to be $13. $21 for the prime rib that use to be $15. Sandwich and a crab salad with a martini and house wine was $80, with tip almost $100. Way too much for causal dining.

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vipTawnyC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Patio had zero ambiance. Need music or anything as it was eerily quiet. Appetizer was good but food lacked taste (we had salmon and meatloaf).

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner for Father’s Day.

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vipSheriandBill
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lumberyard was great, as it always is! Tried a few new things this time - one being the cornbread, which is not to be missed. Best I've had ever. Also, the roasted chicken with mashed potatoes, was divine. Was too full to have my favorite dessert, the Campfire Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie!

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vipEmilyS
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food and everything was good. Our server was very off putting by wearing her mask under her nose and often under her mouth during service. Defeating the whole purpose.

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PaulK
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants! Great atmosphere, excellent service, and amazing food. The calamari appetizer is a perfect starter. I love the kale salad with salmon, and my wife had the 1/2 pound burger with fries. Our daughter ordered off of the kids menu, and had an amazing fillet mignon, mashed potatoes and string beans. Everything tastes delicious, and we love to come back again.

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TonyC
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the special short ribs with mashed potatoes. It was tender and a good sized portion. Our table also had the crab and shrimp louie salad which had more crab than lettuce! It was really good but hiding the dressing underneath seemed a bit odd. Service was great and they took good care regarding social distancing protocol. We sat inside but it looked like outdoor dining would be enjoyable the next time. Parking was available in back which is also a nice touch. The chocolate lava cake was a hit with nice presentation. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back! Dinner at Lumberyard is always a treat. Delightful appetizers, great portions and relaxing vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a great experience overall. My husband I shared the cheeseburger and fries and it was a delicious burger! However, we ordered the lava cake to go, but they forgot the ice cream. Other than that, we had a wonderful dinner and would definitely come back.

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TrevorK
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back in over a year and everything was as we remembered. Great service, great food, and great atmosphere.

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vippatricko
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was basic. Good service.

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RobertB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s open!!! Make a reservation and enjoy a night out (finally👍).

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JenniferL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Everything we wanted to eat or drink seemed to be unavailable. Portions were big but food was only average. 4 of us in booth was a tight squeeze. And very hot in restaurant.

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KeriB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our dining experience was exceptional. The service was spot on, the food was amazing and the ambiance was great. The way the layout accommodated social distancing was great and it really didn't feel that much different than pre-COVID. I highly recommend Lumberyard and look forward to going back soon!

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andresg
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebrations
Great place, good food, very friendly people and excellent service.

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vipCoastalDuck
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be back dining at Lumberyard. The staff is so engaging and friendly. The staff is then backed up with incredible food. As locals we appreciated the sweet ‘welcome back’ gesture. Very kind. See you soon.

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vipbillg
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lumberyard is a go to for any occasion as well as eating out anytime. Food, especially the filet & calamari & the artichoke are the best in town. Service is always 5 star as well

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance were amazing! Great wine selection too!!

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viprinyc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience4

They didn’t get the message about social distance. Disposable menus. Clean pens to sign your check with wtc. It was business as usual in the overly crowded place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job using clear plastic to separate tables and it actually made much quieter. They are the new model in today's restaurants

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vipSheriandBill
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am 100% serious when I tell you their skillet chocolate chip cookie is the best I have ever had! I owned a bakery and have a very refined taste for all things chocolate - this dessert was simply divine and for sure enough of a reason to go visit again! The food is also outstanding. I had the pasta with pink sauce and the pasta is fresh made from an Italian pasta maker (I would probably guess the chef is Italian). My husband had the bacon wrapped meatloaf and enjoyed every bite. Plenty of other delicious items to order as well. As we are new in the area, we for sure know this will be a go-to for us!

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vipLulu
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food for everyone. Only downside was that our server was less than attentive. Had to wait to order, then she never came by again until we were done. All she did was take the order. All the other service was by others.

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LyndaO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Christina is THE best! She serves us often, always remembers us, is extremely efficient and always super friendly. My husband and I are thrilled every time we see her there. Great customer service!

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Cracker
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waiter was mediocre

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MargaretR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lumberyard is a great spot! Great ambiance, comfortable seating, yummy well prepared and presented dishes, nice wine options, good service, moderate pricing.

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AngelaG
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Breakfast was amazing including the make your own Bloody Mary bar

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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Tommy3
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had not been to this location since it changed from Cedar Creek to The Lumberyard. The interior had changed quite a bit with an enlarged bar. The menu had a nice selection of items at price points for dinner from $15-$45 dollars. Our waiter was attentive, pleasant and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. We will definitely go back very soon!

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LorenO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lumberyard was delicious!
Great service, friendly.
Was incredibly convenient to walk to The Laguna Playhouse.
Amazing drinks.

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vipTerriS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before the theater

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Seabass with shrimp risotto, it was over the top good and my friend had the short rib Pappardelle and she said it was fantastic....

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Elan
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

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JeanneB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We definitely be back...The Salmon dish was outstanding...

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ElizabethN
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. The service was excellent. Prices were slightly on the high side. I still would recommend this place to anyone

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Pickywicky
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Very diverse menu, excellent food, great cocktails, and energetic vibe but not disturbing to conversation.

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Chaddsdad
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful pre-Laguna Playhouse Lunch

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Nordiequeen
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The service was great when we first sat down and after it was a little busier we were forgotten about. I had to walk up to the desk to pay my bill because she didn’t come back.

FAQs

Lumberyard does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Lumberyard also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 715-3900.

Lumberyard is rated 4.6 stars by 2212 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.