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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

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Lumberyard Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

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Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (19)
Comfort Food (17)
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Casual (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Cozy (12)
Business Meals (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Authentic (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Healthy (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Live Sports (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Romantic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great Beer (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

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 !

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Solid every time. Love the appetizers and specials.

Tags: Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 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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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

One of the most reliable and delicious restaurants in the area

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 31, 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 30, 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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orange County)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Nothing special

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great menu and courteous staff. I enjoy dining here.

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 (Orange County)·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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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Warwickshire)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·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.

Tags: Healthy, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Authentic, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·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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 (Orange County)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was fantastic with the exception of kung pao calamari....it was soggy

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

always comfortable & easy. My favorite place . Love the food choices & very well priced.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Nice evening as the many previous occasions we have dined there...

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always enjoy coming here. Great food. Great service. Great location.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Though it feels like a casual dining chain, the food was a cut above the partially pre-made fare you’d expect from such an establishment. The double pork chop was cooked to order, slightly pink in the center with a nice char and absolutely delicious with the potato leak purée and spinach. Don’t miss the zucchini planks with a tangy ranch sauce. They’re the absolute perfect bar food. Hot and crunchy with a little Parmesan tang. We only ordered one drink but it was well made and the beer menu is extensive and excellent. I recommend this place. It was really good.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great menu. Great service. Nice dark ambiance.
We will be back!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, very much like a Houston's or Bandera, just easier to get into.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We like Lumberyard and eat there frequently. I was disappointed that they do not carry a Belgian White style beer. My Lumberyard 'Signature' burger was excellent. My wife and her friend both enjoyed the Crab Cake Salad, which my wife described as "fabulous". Of course we will be back.

Tags: Live Sports, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food is great. Tricky to find a parking spot. Nice ambiance. Was not busy and the service was just ok. I had my empty soda glass that I set aside for a refill and someone picked up the glass without asking if I wanted a refill. And it took awhile before the server came back to ask for a refill. I have been there before and the service was good. So, I won't judge based on that. You will enjoy the location, cozy interior, and the food is really good.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Only negative was $65 price fixed surprise!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 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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