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Oak- Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA

Oak- Laguna Beach

4.7
4.7
1344 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Oak restaurant, bringing the community a new local flavor of rustic modern, California comfort fare. Bar dedicated to craft cocktails with exotic flavors, wine by the glass, brewed ales, IPA and lagers. fun friends family ….experience Laguna Beach from the inside out.

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Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–8:45 pm
    Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm
    Sun 10:00 am–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 940-3010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nick Shipp

  • Neighborhood

    Laguna Beach

  • Parking details

    Paid Underground Parking below restaurant <br />2 hour validation in-house

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 1,344 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JJ

    JulieJ

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The whole experience was memorable! The only negative was the noise level!

  2. BL

    BrianL

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for service and ambience! Javier our server was very attentive and professional.

  3. TB

    TylerB

    Tahoe

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Been to Oak many times, the new menu is not nearly as good as the old one but the food is still pretty good. The old menu had a better variety...

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to celebrate or just having a good dinner. The service was great. The food was fantastic. They even made it special for Mother’s Day with acknowledgements and a cute little gift at the end😀.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food. Good ambiance. Great service.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food was awesome. Prices a bit on high end but not ridiculously so. Service had some issues

  7. RL

    RachelL

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Our server Brian was just fantastic, very polite and helpful,

  8. H

    Hilary

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food5service3ambience4

    I reserved a patio table for this dinner. We were then told upon arriving no patio tables were available. We were then seated indoors. Shortly after sitting down, a couple was seated next to us and they requested to change tables because of the sun being to bright at that location. Staff then moved this couple to a patio table when I was told there were NO patio tables available.

  9. AE

    AdinaE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The shrimp Ceviche is the die for. One of my favorites

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    I was excited to try Oak based on the reviews and it did not disappoint. The food was very good. We started with cocktails which we don’t normally do as we are usually disappointed but these were very unique and sounded really good. My husband had the Heatwave and I had Blueberry Soar and amazing. One of the best drinks I’ve had and husband loved his. Spicy! And he loves spice. We started with the blue cheese chips. Ummm, they are heaven. If you love blue cheese and bacon and homemade potato chips this is for you. They were dreamy. I had the chicken sandwhich, huge! It was so good and I’m a fried chicken expert lol. The blue cheese slaw was yummy. Husband had all the tacos and he said steak was his favorite. The bacon taco was also yum-ME! We had the donuts for dessert, good. Our waitress (we went Wednesday night and had an 8:15 reservation if management needs to know) was fabulous. Just wonderful. She was helpful and great attitude and made our evening so nice. Great wait staff makes a difference! We will be back!

  11. RW

    RodW

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I'm in the Restaurant business but happened onto OAK - Laguna Beach, while staying in town for a couple of days. The service was seriously amazing, at time we had our Server, Bus person and Bartender all waiting on us at once! the interior of the restaurant is very modern, clean lines, very attractive. The food - OMG, wonderful. I had the Ribeye with Truffle Mashed potatos and my date had the double bone in Sous Vide Porkchop. Both were incrtedibly tender, cooked and served at the correct temp. I highly recommend Oak - Laguna Beach!

  12. KG

    KimberlyGauvain

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    I live so close I keep trying but the service is always a problem the bussers seem the do the work of the wait staff. Very disappointing have been dozens of times, this time may have been my last.

  13. G

    Gary

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    It was great but the music was a little too loud. Could still create a fun energetic atmosphere with it 10%-15% lower. Playlist was fantastic. Kudos to DJ

  14. PR

    PattiR

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meatballs and oysters! Super friendly staff too!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the most amazing server ever. We loved him!

  16. CG

    ChrisG

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great atmosphere and the food was excellent. Had the Sea Bass and it was prepared perfectly.

  17. KK

    KathyK

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    awesome.. both times we’ve been for brunch has been amazing!!! GREAT VIEWS!

  18. AP

    AlenoushP

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Everything good just too noisy

  19. JS

    JohnS

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my wife to The Oak for a birthday dinner and could not have been happier. We were promptly sat at a nice ocean view table. The service was friendly and attentive which made the amazing food taste even better. It was a Wednsday so there was no significant noise. Highly recommend The Oak and I will definitely keep this as one of my favorites in Laguna Beach.

  20. r

    redhibition

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The food was solid and our server, Brian, was amazing. Just a lovely human doing a great job for his customers!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visited for Easter Brunch and happy we did. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. Cannot wait to come back.

  22. JR

    JodyR

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A friend suggested we go here. So we tried it and it is officially my new favorite restaurant! Had this Pair Martini it was amazing! The food amazing! The ambience amazing…. highly recommended!!!

  23. BO

    BradnOC

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food was great! Ambiance was LOUD and energetic. Busiest I’ve seen Oak in a while. Enjoyed my evening with my daughter and her mom. If you’re a curry fan be sure to get it. Fantastic!

  24. RR

    RickR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an amazing lunch. The food was awesome, everything was prepared as ordered. Thank you

  25. DU

    DavidU

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    I had Oak on my short list of nice places to bring people on special occasions. Their menu has changed and prices have gone up too much to be a consideration any more. I did try a different selection off of the menu and didn’t enjoy it, but that may have been because I had my mind set on something they don’t offer anymore. The service is always been great and very friendly, so that’s a plus.

  26. AV

    AmyV

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, great food & nice ambience. My only complaint may be that is was a little loud but we did go on a lively Saturday night so we expected as much.

  27. C

    Claudio

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Went there for our anniversary. Javier, our server, was super helpful as we asked if he could split our soup and entree orders. He did so with pleasure. The busboys and hostess also were very attentive and then they gave us a delectable dessert to celebrate our special day. Made us feel very special and they were are genuinely warm and kind. Super night! Food was spot on amazing as well!!!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and atmosphere!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Javier was an excellent server. Even when a mistake was made he and the Oak staff was quick to correct it. My date and I had a great experience and the food was unreal. Would definitely go again.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was very friendly and make you fell like you are at a party in your friends house. Chef invited our daughters to the kitchen to make us a dessert 😀

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience, everyone was very nice, clean restaurant and the food was so good!

  32. TB

    TanyaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yummy food and amazing service! Fun selection for Happy Hour

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome vibe. Food, drinks and service were great!

  34. r

    robertc

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seabass was a really nice piece of fish, cooked perfectly. Glazed salmon was a big winner. Artichoke side was unlike any other artichoke dish I’ve ever had. Crazy desert of bread pudding and popcorn ice cream etc. it was crazy good.

  35. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I can’t say enough good things. The cocktails are amazing! We then had the meatballs followed by tacos. Simply delicious. Great evening! Thanks Oak

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Great selection of gluten free foods.

  37. JG

    JillG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our Server, Dillon was awesome. We met the GM and she was so kind to our table. We were celebrating a bday.. great drinks and the food was delicious. It’s been a long time since I’ve gone to a restaurant and felt that people were happy and kind. Overall, I highly recommend spending some time at this establishment. :)

  38. MV

    MrsV

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent customer service, especially from our server Brian...and the food was fantastic!

  39. l

    lisaw

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This is one of our favorite places to have lunch on the weekends. Recently they have been cranking the music which makes conversation more difficult. It would be great to turn it down a bit. I like the music, it just needs to be lower in my opinion.

  40. CL

    Clay4Lisa

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I came across Oak on social media, I'm pretty sure. We were just visiting Laguna Beach for the weekend and thought we'd check this place out for brunch. We really loved the entire experience. Server was great (I should have gotten her name). Menu selection was great. Food that we ordered was great. Location, ambiance, fresh air...all great. The brunch DJ started at noon on Sunday and made for a lively and fun experience. We will definitely return and hoping to try it out for dinner too.

FAQs

Oak- Laguna Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 940-3010.

Oak- Laguna Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 1344 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Oak- Laguna Beach

1100 S Coast Hwy Suite 202 Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Laguna Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–8:45 pm
    Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm
    Sun 10:00 am–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Paid Underground Parking below restaurant <br />2 hour validation in-house

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick Shipp

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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