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Larsen at Hotel Laguna, Laguna Beach, CA

Larsen at Hotel Laguna

4.4
4.4
728 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Larsen at Hotel Laguna is our three-meal restaurant, where Laguna Beach comes together for unforgettable food. Highlighted by fresh local ingredients and unique, chef-driven creations, our cuisine captures the diverse flavors of the modern West with tastes for all appetites. An inspired selection of California wines and refreshing craft cocktails offer the perfect pairing for every plate. With 180 degree panoramic views, as well as outdoor dining overlooking the ocean, it's the best table in town for a sensational sunset.

Chef Craig Strong, whose 25-year career in luxury hotels and resorts earned him a Michelin star during his time at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, has come full circle to his native Southern California roots. From the coasts of California to Washington, DC and Barcelona to Hong Kong, Chef Strong has cooked all over the world. His dishes draw inspiration from the culture and cuisine that make these places unique.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 494-1151

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Craig Strong

  • 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

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What 728 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Orange County

    Scenic View

  • South Orange County

    Californian

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  1. H

    Hargrave

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome view, service and food. Bring back the DJ on evenings!
  2. MT

    MarkT

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Food was 3, quality was good but it was expensive including. 4% hotel cost added to the check, along with that the amount given to portion size making it a little pricey. our server Gabby was awesome , a pleasant and exceptional server watching over us making sure we enjoyed our stay. Wine selection was good but on the higher price of allot of wine lists. Nothing really mid range in price. View well that is what makes the restaurant exceptional like all restaurants on the coast with great views. Would I go again? Not sure. For the price they are other restaurants with better portions sizes for the money. Service and view, ask to sit outside and ask for Gabby if you can. Valet was also for 3 hours cost 25.00? Really?
  3. TB

    TylerB

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Food is terrible. It came out cold, almost inedible.
  4. SK

    ShahiraK

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to Larsen every weekend at least once Dinner time is amazing Food service and views Always accommodate us w best table Already planning again for next weekend We can’t get enough of this amazing place Hostess and Magee is so nice Hayden our server is the best ! Thank u Larsen
  5. s

    sheenasworld

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great Restaurant with a brilliant ocean view, especially the outdoor seating. Manager Kai was very attentive, nice and fun, he made sure we had a great experience. I was there for my mom’s big birthday, we are happy we chose Larsen, for special occasions this is the place to be.
  6. H

    Hansi

    Orange County

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner with great service and an ocean view. Beat that
  7. MH

    MaggieH

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, beautiful location. Great for special occasion or afternoon drinks and appetizers
  8. J

    Janaron

    San Diego

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Our server was inattentive and not prepared for service at this level. Hopefully they will receive some needed mentoring.
  9. KN

    KitN

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    really great spot to have great food, great wine, and a great sunset view. Truly, waves crashing right in front of you. magical for our east coast friends.
  10. MI

    MIGirl

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I discovered my new favorite restaurant🥰🥰🥰👍👏👏👏
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff were nice, Our waiter was nice and attentive Nice beach view and good food
  12. LB

    LaurieB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful location- great for a sunset cocktail or that special occasion. A little on the pricey side but you are paying for the view. We'll be back!
  13. BW

    BarbW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The ambiance, view, just lovely. We had a person in a wheel chair and staff was very accommodating and helpful. The hamburgers looked and apparently were delicious. My shaved beef with grilled onions was a bit dry and needed more avocado or maybe an aju dipping sauce. All in all I would definitely recommend......
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it each time we visit. Will be back on August 14th. Can’t wait ❤️
  15. R

    Rlaila

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Party of 2. Very slow service. Waited 10 min to be acknowledged by our waiter and another 10 min to receive our waters. Food was underwhelming- lacked flavor (I ordered the lobster Benedict) and portions were small which is not justifiable for the price of $35!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Server was not attentive and was pushy. Did not like her at all. Told her about my sister’s birthday and she did not do anything. Food was good.
  17. PL

    PeggyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the ambience and the service! The food was delicious!!!
  18. l

    lauren

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The world could be on fire and it all melts away as soon as you’re sipping an icy cocktail under those tasseled umbrellas in front of the sea. It seems like it can’t get better but then pods of dolphins go cruising by. take my money.
  19. MC

    MicheleC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relatives visiting from Europe!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it food was delicious and our server was amazing
  21. k

    kernsie

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Very slow service, prearranged birthday was forgotten, very disappointing
  22. SK

    SamK

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and very good service. I will certainly recommend this place.
  23. TS

    TomS

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We used to come to the hotel years ago and dine in the restaurant. The food was ok but the view was outstanding. The new Larsen did not look like it changed a lot. New furniture and paint which really creates a good ambiance. The service was very good but the food was amazing. I noticed a few reviews noting the food was not good, but I have to disagree. We had the Salt & Pepper Fried Calamari. It was very good but not as Salt and Pepper as advertised. For the entree we had Cod and it was cooked perfectly and the sauce fabulous. The place is expensive but so is everything else these days.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food and atmosphere was amazing! Service was very not great- the server assistant took got us started with drinks. Then our server took our order. But then we did not get any other service except for one meal quality check. We had to stop other staff for drinks etc. Also meals took a LONG time!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved eating there before it closed (as Ocean at Hotel Laguna)—best patio and view in Laguna—so we were very happy to see it reopened. Although the food was good the other night, we preferred when it had a more diverse, family-friendly menu. The view and ambiance is still fabulous!
  26. NA

    NaflaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    everything was perfect the service was slow I recommend ordering everything at once.
  27. JD

    JulieD

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal in a breathtaking setting with impeccable service!
  28. NW

    NWPTJUL

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    I have dined here several times and usually enjoy the experience very much -I am a big fan of Chef Strong…especially love his signature “short rib cigars,” so my dinner last night was not typical. This time we were celebrating a 25th birthday- pleased and thankful our request for a table by the ocean was offered…that was noted on the reservation-however we did not even receive a candle in the dessert we ordered, which was a big miss for such a milestone birthday. The lobster cavatelli at $60, I genuinely expected some sizable lobster pieces within the dish. The only lobster that was in my pasta were tiny little tidbits of claw, Under 3 ounces in total… Looked like prepackaged lobster pieces without any tail meat. Very disappointing and overpriced…. Our server was very friendly but not very attentive for a Monday evening especially.
  29. SF

    SuzanneF

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great table and our server was very friendly and efficient!
  30. C

    Cherry

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    The service was bad, I had to ask for everything! I was there last Saturday night & everything was good except they forgot our dessert. Last night our bill was over $300 & $20 dollar parking. Very disappointing, probably never go back for dinner! Might try lunch, I miss the old place outside. I must say it does look very good tho👍🏼
  31. C

    Clark

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Very happy to see the hotel reopening and in operation, at least in part. We were excited to try the restaurant Larsen, which replaced Claes. Started out well, with oysters and drinks, but went downhill from there. We ordered seared scallops and sea bass for dinner. Both were bland and tasteless. It would be highly advisable for the head chef and kitchen staff to take a few courses in preparation and cooking with seasonings. We spent about $200 for dinner and drinks for two, and we only got about half of our money's worth at best. There are a number of other very good restaurants nearby where they cook the food exceptionally well. The chef from Larsen might want to visit a few of those for dinner, you know, to get the idea of how good food can and should taste. It was a real downer on for what was supposed to be a nice dinner for our anniversary!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Lovely birthday brunch, delicious food and good service. However, the hotel’s “modernization” in decor has ruined the beautiful, timeless original classic Spanish style decor - what a horrible shock for someone whose family has visited this hotel restaurant for close to 50 years! The new decor is so ugly. It saddened us to see these changes. Hopefully there will be a restoration in the future to recoup this hotel’s classic beauty!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Party of 8 made reservation 3 weeks in advance. Birthday party for special person. They stuck us on a couch outside with a 12 inch tall table. Couldn’t reach our plates without bending way over. Food is average at best , nothing special pricey and small portions. Very noisy and unruly very difficult to enjoy your meal and conversation. We asked for a real table when we were given the couch and they said not possible . Thumbs down on this place.
  34. BI

    BenI

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Parking was atrocious. Apparently they were hosting some event that took up all the normal parking and for some reason still thought it was ok to offer dinner reservations. We were almost 45 minutes late because I had to circle the neighborhood looking for a spot and walk 10 blocks to get there. Also their phone number is a dead end that just directs you the the website and open table. No way to speak to a human. This was our third time going there but we won’t be back any time soon.
  35. SS

    StephanieS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We were immediately taken to our table. The view is outstanding. The service was better than expected based on other reviews. The noise level is fairly high but it is pretty standard in restaurants these days. The food was a little over-priced but not too surprising given the location. The sea bass and salmon were excellently cooked but did not care for the sauces on either. We got them on the side and were glad we did. The accompanying cauliflower with the sea bass was so hot (spicy) I couldn't eat it. No compensation given. Overall I would recommend this restaurant. Looks fun for happy hour out on the patio as well.
  36. SK

    ShahiraK

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views with great food and service Staff very kind and friendly Very fun weekend spot
  37. SW

    SandyW

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent. Loved the scenery and the food and drinks were great
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance. View was 10/10 and the whole set up was a great vibe. We enjoyed our appetizers but we were very disappointed in the entrees. Not worth the $$. Go for a drink but not an overpriced steak
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun night out! We love Larsen’s!
  40. NB

    NBReviews

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Extremely understaffed. Drinks and food took forever and because of the low staff, we didn’t recieve some of the things we ordered. Waiter was professional and nice but you could tell she needed help, or orders needed to come out faster. A typical 1 hour meal took 2 hours and 30 min. Food was good, although the menu was a little basic, was hoping for something with a little more flare for the price. The fried squash blossoms are delicious… the sea bass is awful. The cod is good. Highly recommend the pina colada coconut ice cream.

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Larsen at Hotel Laguna is rated 4.4 stars by 728 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 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

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Craig Strong

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

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