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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
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Neighborhood Gem (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Cozy (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Business Meals (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Live Sports (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Authentic (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (5)
Romantic (5)
Great Beer (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Music (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 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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·Dined on January 4, 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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 31, 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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·Dined on December 30, 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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·Dined on December 29, 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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 (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 16, 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 9, 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 8, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 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 3, 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 24, 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 24, 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 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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