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Larsen at Hotel Laguna, Laguna Beach, CA

Larsen at Hotel Laguna

4.4
4.4
1289 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Join us for Valentine's Day with a coursed Chef's menu! Celebrate with that special someone while looking out over the beautiful Pacific Coast sunset. Nestled in the heart of Laguna Beach, Hotel Laguna offers a charming laid-back luxurious experience like no other. Just steps from the sparkling sea, experience the best of Southern California views and chef-driven creations. The beautiful Larsen Restaurant is where Orange County comes together for fresh local ingredients and cuisine that captures the diverse flavors of the modern West. An inspired selection of California wines and refreshing craft cocktails offer the perfect pairing for every plate. At Hotel Laguna we translate the essence of warm, heartfelt hospitality...morning, noon and night!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 37 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 494-1151
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Catering
    Chef-driven, local and fresh ingredients. From passed hors D'oeuvres, buffet and plated options, create a menu perfectly suited to your event.
  • Private party facilities
    Our seaside venues can accommodate special events of all styles and sizes, while our event team will assist you in creating a memory to last a lifetime.To inquire, please contact events@thehotellagunabeach.com
  • Neighborhood
    Laguna Beach
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

What 1,289 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Orange County

    Great for scenic views

1,289 Reviews
  1. CelindaG

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous view, great staff and excellent food! Always love bringing friends to Larsen.

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  2. BarbaraH

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were extremely pleased with everything from the food to the service. It was our first time eating at Larsen at Hotel Laguna, and we will definitely be back!

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  3. JeffreyR

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding the service was lacking greatly for a restaurant like that I expect a much higher caliber than I got I get better service at Denny's and I received at this restaurant it was the wait staff the bus staff was excellent so this all falls back on management a good manager with a stepped in when his waitress needed help but this did not happen it was really a shame to see location is beautiful they could do a little tidying up but overall the food and location made the difference

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The location next to the water is delightful,romantic and peaceful. The service was on point. The restaurant is beautiful. I love the outdoor seating closest to the water to enjoy the view and more privacy. The octopus and meatballs are very delicious. Enjoy!!

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  5. Marco

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service drinks and food. Best filet I’ve had in years.

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  6. Uberto

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Sebastián the waiter was great, respectful and nice. His helpers were not as helpful, we asked to get 2 heaters, as it was cold and the helper said he couldn't, as I asked in spanish. I asked another young helper if he could change the propane tank because the flame was getting dimmer and dimmer, he said he would but didn't change it until the flame was almost out. The place was hardly busy at 630pm Feb 15th. When he finally changed the tank his demeanor was not friendly, he didn't say anything to us as he hastened to replace the tank.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this beautiful restaurant and love bringing guests who haven’t been here before to celebrate special birthday lunches. Food always excellent but lobster roll is superb inches

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is just a review of how Valentine’s Day set up is. They only had a 4 course with no options aside from steak vs fish and each one was 130$ per person…. The only appetizer was caviar which my wife and I hate so they brought us bread sticks but STILL CHARGED US in FULL FOR CAVIAR! Secondly they only brought us one dessert even though each menu item should be per person. If I’m paying 130$ per person for basic food then I expect 2 of each dish but we only had two salads and two entrees but only received one appetizer (bread) and one dessert (strawberry and basic cheesecake) Lastly even for two people they apply 20% gratuity - I added more because I appreciate our server and had a good time with my wife but the food I received was NOT EVEN CLOSE to worth the price and I felt robbed. For reference I go here all the time normally and the food and prices are usually perfect but Valentine’s Day they took advantage of us and charged us more more than the food was worth, especially when the entrees and sides were TINY. It was a 4 course meal but I left there still hungry and we ended up cooking more at home. DO NOT GO HERE FOR Valentine’s Day! Plus they didn’t even decorate…if charging 130 pp (plus tax and forced 20% gratuity) then there better be something that makes it worth it such as decorations or full sized courses

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  9. Chris

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the Valentine's Day dinner. They had a special menu set for Valentine's Day different from their regular menu. The food tasted really good and beyond our expectation.

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  10. NHCGA

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m usually not one for a Prix Fixe meal, nor do I think restaurants do their best work on Valentines Day, but I must say they nailed it. What a lovely experience! Unbeatable sunset views food was marvelous- after a caviar start and a caprese salad, my wife had perfectly seared scallops and I had a wonderful, perfectly medium rare filet, accompanied by tasty potatoes lyonnaise. Great service. Thank’s for making it a very memorable Valentine’s Day!

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  11. MargaretB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Placed at poor location for a 5PM reservation and few occupied tables. The scallop dinner was dismal: five scallops in a cream sauce; no vegetable side dish. Couple had to share 4 tiny caviar appetizers. Very disappointed.

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  12. NuriaG

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was extraordinary the most beautiful view, we got excellent service from all the restaurants staff.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service & beautiful view! Would recommend 100 times to anyone looking for an all around perfect lunch spot.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant with beautiful views, but the server was not friendly. I was not impressed with the food either. There is conveniently a nice bar next door in the hotel with a dj on the weekends.

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  15. JulieK

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a beautiful sunny day on Larsen's patio! The food was delicious and all servers were very friendly! A perfect date spot!

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  16. Eddie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant food was out fast halibut was delicious

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  17. DennisS

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service, peaceful atmosphere, beautiful view and good food.

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  18. MaryM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    beautiful views but bring a jacket because it can be quite cold outside on the deck

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The only thing that upsets us was the food was delivered to some of us earlier than other’s.

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  20. Justo

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, vibe and of course, right on the ocean!

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  21. leleconk

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed lunch with my mom. Beautiful view.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was blatant with our table. But the worst part is they kept taking long and forgetting items we asked for, felt like they disappeared literally can’t find him anywhere. Then to take auto 20% for tip smh.. We love this place, I will come back, just please work with this person to provide an unforgettable positive service. This time was off. We always have incredible service.. Thanks

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and gorgeous views! What more could you ask for.

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  24. MillerT

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed our time together here. She loves Laguna Beach and used to come here for brunch with her grandmother. We enjoyed dinner. We had a great table view of the ocean if it wasn’t dark, lol. The food was pretty darn good and prices were comparable with other places around Laguna. The only concern I had was that our waitress seemed forgetful or her work load was too high. Each step of the way she was apologizing for being late with serving food and even bringing our check or credit card back to us. We weren’t in any hurry so it didn’t bother us. Just conveying our thoughts. We will return someday. Hotel Laguna is no Hotel any longer btw, it’s a restaurant and or special event location. Easy Valet parking is available for $10.00

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  25. DanielH

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. But I do have a few comments/suggestions: 1. The Cevechi was way too spicy. The person in our party who ordered it is a big fan of Cevechi and she couldn't finish it because of that. 2. The service was good but slow. Other than that we had a wonderful time and other than the person who had the Cevechi we plan to return. Thanks! Daniel

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food while looking at the beautiful Laguna Beach coastline

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  27. MaryH

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A stunning location on the deck over the Pacific. The noise level inside was quite high due to the music. I will only sit outside when I come

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Beautiful views and great food. Will definitely go back.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lobster roll and French Dip sandwich were excellent. Friendly greeting on arrival and efficient and courteous service at the table. The view of the beach and ocean is the best in Laguna. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a very memorable experience!

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  30. Rhys

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Unexpected elegance! Having not been to the Hotel Laguna and the restaurant in well over a decade I was surprised and delighted at how lovely The Larsen Restaurant is. The window seating could not have been better and our lobster rolls were full of delicious lobster despite a bit more mayo-based filling than was necessary. I wish we had been given a few choices rather than French fries but these were really excellent. Service was good as well. My only disappointment was that when making my reservation I had indicated it was my friend’s birthday which was ignored.

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  31. WorthHaving

    Orange County

    202 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    202 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a friend from the East Coast meet me at Larsen's for lunch. We decided to dine inside by the windows (same view but warmer). Our server was wonderful, attentive but not overbearing. We shared two appetizers, the poke nachos - good amount of poke on them, the spicy mayo was a good touch. We also shared the wontons, served in a bowl with the dipping sauce at the bottom of the bowl (which worked but wasn't what I expected). After hearing from locals that the service was horrible their last visit I was skeptical, but this was a lovely visit from beginning to end - Tres Leches Coconut cake was delicious as was the house coffee.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding service, good food, and wonderful ambience.

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  33. seashell

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    1.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the worse birthday experience we could have ever imagined celebrating a special occasion. Extremely disappointing service, low quality food (the very little we had), and we ended up leaving our table without eating our food. The manager was very dismissive and gave us the most insincere apology when I shared my frustration with him. This place has a very beautiful ambiance and that is all this place has to offer, and because of that, they don’t give a damn about customer service and food. Ppl will come no matter what for the ocean view and beautiful set up and they will charge an arm and a leg without worrying about the rest. If you want good food and services DO NOT GO here!!

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  34. Luv2dine

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to celebrate any occasion. Loved the brunch menu.

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  35. MelissaC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great service and great people! Thank you:

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    New years dinner that was overpriced for what was served. Pie that was ordered ended up being a bowl of apples, oysters were done poorly, and my wife and I were sick the entire day after dining here.

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  37. NishaR

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They change their policy Minute by minute. Which was annoying at a very expensive restaurant. As they charged 20% gratuity for us 5 people are More land they told the next table 6 people are more there is 20% gratuity. When I brought it up to the manager he didn't do anything about it they also do not validate the parking When I brought it up to the manager he didn't do anything about it they also do not validate the parking

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  38. hbenny

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The views, food, and cocktails were fantastic. Came for lunch on a nice sunny day. They quite possibly have the best cold lobster roll I have had.

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  39. ErikJ

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The chicken was over cooked and very dry. Just expected better.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor service due to lack of staff. Unfortunately, Christmas Eve is when we went to this restaurant. Food was great service was unfortunately very poor.

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FAQs

Larsen at Hotel Laguna is rated 4.4 stars by 1289 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Larsen at Hotel Laguna

425 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Laguna Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 494-1151
  • Catering
    Chef-driven, local and fresh ingredients. From passed hors D'oeuvres, buffet and plated options, create a menu perfectly suited to your event.
  • Private party facilities
    Our seaside venues can accommodate special events of all styles and sizes, while our event team will assist you in creating a memory to last a lifetime.To inquire, please contact events@thehotellagunabeach.com
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