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About 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.

384 Forest Ave #10
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 715-3900

Website:
http://lblumberyard.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Armando Ortega

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Lumberyard Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (37)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
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Good for a Date (27)
Comfort Food (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Great for Lunch (21)
Happy Hour (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Fun (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Cozy (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Healthy (14)
Authentic (13)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Romantic (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Seasonal (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Live Music (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Live Sports (7)
Great Beer (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Disabled Access (6)
People Watching (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Waterfront (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

We are visiting from Los Angeles with our kids and made the reservation in hopes that we could have a fairly inexpensive evening out. There was no indication when booking through open table or even through the restaurant’s website that there would be a price fixe menu for the evening. Our plan was to give the girls the cornbread appetizer and share my roasted chicken with them. Instead, dinner was $250 for our party of four, including $24 chicken fingers my four year old didn’t touch and $29 salmon for my seven year old. Adult dinners were $65 each.. The waiter was great and the food was good, but not what we thought we had carefully planned out for our budget getaway. Had we known ahead of time we would likely have made other plans. Spending two weeks grocery budget on one dinner out may have driven me to drink...but I couldn’t afford it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was very good and good sized portions - most took go boxes. We had a 6PM reservation and were on a relatively tight schedule for getting to the Laguna Playhouse for a 7:30 show, and we made it, but it was tight. The seated a few of the party early and there rest of us (5 total) a bit ahead of the reservation - yeah! Only negative (but it depends upon your age group - is that the noise level can be difficulty to hold a conversation. We were in the dining area, but just behind the bar. Perhaps the outer booths were quieter.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The hostess was very accommodating my husband in a wheelchair. Our server was very friendly rand responsive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We are regulars at Lumberyard. The place has a great ambiance. If you are in the mood for good drinks and above average comfort food this is your spot. The fish dishes are also done very well so it’s a nice blend of choices. Kids menu is excellent and the noise level makes it kid friendly.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A locals favorite where the food is always good. A great dining spot before attending an event at the Laguna Playhouse or Festival of Arts.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 24, 2017

ALWAYS A NICE PLACE TO COME TO. WE LIKE SITTING OUT ON THE PATIO.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Outside patio is great for people-watching in Laguna Beach.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The dinner was marvelous, Beautifully presented and the wine was great.

I think we will be regulars.

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

One of our two favorite restaurants in the area. Great location if attending the Laguna Playhouse (walking distance) or the festivals, and parking conveniently nearby. Fun shopping in the area. Their beef stroganoff is the best I've ever had, and the meatloaf is fabulous. Not nearly as noisy as some comparable places.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had a wonderful crab and shrimp Louie with French bread, it was wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was awesome. I think it's a tad too dark in there at night. It is also loud. The table we were seated at caused me to be staring into the glare from a window which was kind of a bummer

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent food, great setting and outstanding service!

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

My husband and I have been here several times, and it is always" TOP NOTCH" . We did make our reservation thru Open Table and did mention it was our 33rd Anniversary but no mention was made of it at the restaurant, and that is OK, but it would have been nice to have had it mentioned, but otherwise the restaurant is always flawless, it's a great place to be and eat!!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Great Beer, Vegan, Healthy, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Nice atmosphere, has outdoor seating. Good Salmon, nice Wedge and good bread.
Friendly staff.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Was looking forward to our first meal here. Unfortunately, the first impression of the restaurant at the hostess stand was less than inviting . The staff was competent, but they were not particularly friendly and had a bit of an attitude. Outside of our interactions with the hostesses the experience was very pleasant. Our waiter was very good. Everything we ordered was amazing with the exception of our main course, which was the meatloaf. This dish, which I was really looking forward to, was very bland, the meatloaf itself was overcooked and dry and the bacon on the outside was burnt. With this said, the oysters were amazing and the wedge salad and French onion soup were very good. Despite the downsides of this visit I wouldn't hesitate to return to this restaurant for another try.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Sat outside on the patio so it was nice and quiet. Food and service were fantastic as usual. Definitely recommend the filet mignon and salted caramel bread pudding.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Excellent dinner at Lumberyard with a great menu ... hard to choose. I highly recommend it and very convenient for either Laguna Playhouse or Pageant of the Masters

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We come to the Lumberyard fairly often and with so many choices in Laguna Beach, that really says something! The food is ALWAYS good although the service can be hit and miss. This time it was hit! Perfect. Sorry I cannot recall her name but she was spot on. Thank you, Lumberyard!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Always a perfect place for dining before the theater than cocktails afterward!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Casual
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

One of the most memorable dining experiences in a long time!! Everything was outstanding, from start to finish. Always recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting or looking for a great place to eat, whether a celebration or just wanting great tasting food. As always, had a fantastic time.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

I live in yorba linda and visit the lumberyard about twice a month. this visit was our seating
next to two (2) families sharing (2) booths. kids were unruly with no correction. i should have
been given another seating at the lower level not upper level.
I UNDERSTAND NOISY KIDS AS I HAVE THIRTEEN (13) GRANDKIDS. BUT AT THIS LUNCH MANY
TABLES WERE OPEN.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We are locals. Came with another family for a special occasion. As usual, Lumberyard did not disappoint!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food, atmosphere, service - highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Was charge for one thing that we didn't order. waitress seem to ignore us at times but we got our food it was delicious.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 1, 2017

My go to spot in Laguna, Yummy menu. Pleasant patio. Great service, friendly. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Everything was great EXCEPT we had to wait one half hour past our reservation time. We had theater tickets so our server expedited everything.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 31, 2017

This restaurant is ok for some things. We had the fried calamari and it was dripping with grease. We had the rotisserie chicken. It was good but at $28 it wasn't six times better than Boston Market. The last time we had the ribs and they were very good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellent food...noise level a little energetic for good conversation

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Delightful and delicious! Exceptional food and service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 29, 2017

As usual Great experience. Food & service were good

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Delicious! Will be a repeat customer! Great food and service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 27, 2017

First visit as we were visiting area. Nice local atmosphere and food was very good overall. Our server didn't appear to be the friendliest, but didn't let it disrupt our evening out. Would visit again when in California.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The Lumberyard is a wonderful restaurant for special occasions as well as everyday dining. The food is outstanding and a great value. The menu is versatile and unique. I love the ambiance, especially outside. It can get a bit noisy inside, but not enough to deter me from returning. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Laguna Beach! The service is also outstanding!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Loved the restaurant décor and it was a fun place to visit for a party or just dinner with friends! Dinner was very good and the service was also very good. I was a little disappointed that, because we were not seated in the immediate bar area, due to no available tables, that we were unable to benefit from the Happy Hour prices.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Had some friends in from Ireland. Filet Mignon, New York steak, and even the meatloaf were all excellent. The humus trio appetizer was to die for. Great place with solid service.

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We came here for dinner before the Pageant of the Masters. It is a very easy walk to and from the beach and to this establishment. There were four of us. The restaurant was rather dark and somewhat bleak inside. Also, one of the noisiest places I've eaten at. It creates a good social atmosphere if you don't mind yelling across the table.
I was vacillating between the staple burger ( no ,it did not come with staples) and the meatloaf.
Our very genuine and pleasant waitperson highly recommended the meatloaf, apparently one of the signature dishes. Fortunately I didn't order it, as one of our dining mates did. It was too finely grated meat, with very high sodium level and too many added smoke flavors, as did my burger patty. We also ordered the Ahi sandwich which was reported as being very good. I ordered French fries with my burger...my bad...they were coated with something that made them even more crispy, and I paid for it a few hours later with major acid indigestion.
So all in all the food was just O.K., prices were correct for what we received. And as for the service, this was the best part of our dining experience.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

My friends meals looked good but the chicken pot pie was not good.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Noisy inside, but outdoor dinning was great. Service was very, very good!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Lumberyard was a decent restaurant but noisy and not the kind of atmosphere I like. Sort of old fashion. It was fine but I think I would try another restaurant if I went back to that area.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Mediocre service. One meal was great the other below average. Wrote on our reservation that it was our 35th anniversary. No mention of the special occasion. Pricey for the quality.

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