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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
10:00 PM
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Lumberyard

4.6
1595 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(949) 715-3900
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Armando Ortega
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Neighborhood
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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.
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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
What 1595 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AllanW (Orange County)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Main course was hot but all the vegetables and starch were cold. We were hungry so we didn't send it back.

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vipFine67 (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Good. The fireplace was great on a cool evening. No issues.

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vipOCOPINIONATOR (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

My wife's filet was terrific. I ordered the Chicken Pot Pie--thought it would be the perfect comfort food on a chilly night--and was disappointed. Bland, nothing special about it. Brought the left-overs home...added some thyme and some sweet peas...and voila! Much, much better.

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vipCaligirl (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

There was a group of seven. The table was in a nice area, almost like we had our own room. Chad was our waiter, and he was wonderful! He kept the wine coming, we never wanted for anything, and he accommodated us with dairy free options on certain dishes. We will definitely be back !

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Solid every time. Love the appetizers and specials.

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BarryA (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Every time I come to visit my daughter we come to the Lumberyard. My daughter loves steak and they have the best steak in the area if not OC. Chad has been our waiter many times and he is always cheerful and provides at excellent experience. I've also had their meatloaf and King Salmon which both are amazing, best meatloaf I've ever had. You must get the Brussels Sprouts. If my daughter had her way we would eat here each night I'm in town.

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vipFriday (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice place but not special. Definitely will return everything was good. But there are a lot of good places in Laguna Beach

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great food, great service and the servers do a
Great job. Recommend the Lumberyard for any
meal.

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vipTravelbugge (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

My main recommendation would be to hire more mellow musical entertainment ...
The general clientele wants to engage in conversation with a backdrop of music - not listen to the band.

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vipfoodlover (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

One of the most reliable and delicious restaurants in the area

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Jackieblu (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Menu was the usual standard entrees. Ordered the swordfish special. I couldn’t believe I tasted SOYSAUCE. Really for $30 and your sauce is SOYSAUCE. In the future I will stick to the fixe menu.

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vippatspache (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

We went here for an unplanned dinner outing and we were not disappointed! We both ordered the parmesan crusted filet of sole and it was fantastic! We will put this on our favorite list

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This is a mid tier restaurant in Laguna Beach. Fine in every way. It is at a prominent location on Forest Ave and is usually one of the busier restaurants with fashionable smiling diners at most hours. They do a good job with above average cuts of meat and will suit most palates.

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KrisY (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Lumberyard never disappoints. The food was outstanding. We particularly enjoyed the ceviche appetizer! Food is always excellent.

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vipWinziggle (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious food and great service. We were disappointed that the Happy Hour menu is only offered at the bar or outside seating. Convenient access to the Laguna Playhouse and downtown, beach.

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vipAttorneyd (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Nothing special

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

They brought a cake with a candle!!!
We had excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Great menu and courteous staff. I enjoy dining here.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The Lumberyard has a great atmosphere and the food is good! The service was excellent! Fun !

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Nice ambience, lots to choose from on the menu, and good service. Drinks are great.

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vipunexpectedfoodfinds (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Enjoyed an excellent French dip. Portion size was generous. Definitely worth trying.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Consistently delicious. Good service, comfortable ambiance. Might need a bit more light at the tables to read the menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Warwickshire)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Everything is great unless you are sitting near the bar. It can be very noisy and hard to hear yourselves speak.

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eatenalot (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Slow. The Mamacita cocktail was so-so, and it was served in the wrong glass. My filet was unremarkable. Dinner took forever. Our waitress was pleasant. Overall, it was just okay.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Highly recommend the parmesan crusted sole with lemon butter sauce and capers. It was one the best I ever had.

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Mamacat90807 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We love this place for dinner before attending the Laguna Playhouse, a short walk away. Convenient parking lot nearby. The food is always great as is the service. I think they have the best Beef Stroganoff anywhere!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Lumberyard has become our favorite restaurant!! Awesome food and friendly service!!!

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Chuckster (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Pretty diverse menu, very reasonable prices and attentive service with a smile.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We had strange service. Our server kept rushing us to order. After our entrees we were asked if she could bring the check. It was my bday so i said, can we order dessert? Its my bday. Our server said oh sure, raced off and while we waited for what we assumed was a dessert menu, she returned with some random dessert we didnt order and dropped the check. It was totally weird. Im not someone to complain and id never financially punish a server for being bad at their job so i tipped my usual 20+% but i did not enjoy the meal due to the service. The food was good and i enjoyed the energy and atmosphere of the restaurant.

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Hildy (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Our family has been dining at the lumberyard for the past several years. Chad has always been our server and does a fantastic job. The food is exceptional.

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