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The Drake in Laguna, Laguna Beach, CA

The Drake in Laguna

4.8
4.8
1356 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
We offer seating in 3 spaces,, including our Bar/Lounge, Dining Room/Chef’s Counter or Intimate fire-wall enclosed Patio. Due to space considerations, please contact us directly for larger tables of 6 or more guests.
Live entertainment is performed nightly on the main stage in our Dining Room. Tables are by reservation only, for dinner. Hours of Music; Su/M/Tu, 5:30-9:30pm Wed/Thu 6-10pm Fr/Sa 6:30-10:30pm.
All Tables in Main Room or Patio, Th/Fr/Sa, are subject to a $10 per person Live music charge, on top of dinner tab. Our dynamic musical line-up of Jazz, R&B, Soul & Contemporary artists, provides an interactive yet intimate experience, in an elegant yet relaxed setting.
The Drake features New American cuisine prepared by Award Winning Chef team Paul & Nick Gstrein. Seasonal offerings encompass an ever-evolving menu of unique small plates, steaks, chops, fresh seafood & desserts. Our curated Wine & Spirits selections serve to enhance the dining experience.
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 376-1000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Paul Gstrein
  • Neighborhood
    Laguna Beach
  • Cross street
    Between Nyes Place and Hinkle Place on South Coast Hwy
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is provided, adjacent to our building $7.00 per vehicle, No Validation. - Nav direct to The Drake Valet stand @ 2880 South Coast Hwy)Please do Not park behind the restaurant. Self parking available on S.Coast Hwy.
  • Public transit
    http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/transit_and_trolleys/default.htm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,356 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Hot spot

  • Orange County

    Contemporary American

  • South Orange County

    Hot spot

  • South Orange County

    Good for special occasions

1,356 Reviews
  1. LizR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this place is great. The food, live entertainment, and drinks are good and at a reasonable price. If you’re looking for the perfect date night or you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, this is the perfect place. You do need to make reservations if you want to sit in the lounge area near the stage. The noise level is just enough to enjoy your meal and talk if you need to.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Chef Nick! Service is always on point and the food is fabulous. Ask to be seated at the chefs counter if you want a fun experience watching food being prepared.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing! Have to try the venison. One of our favorite spots.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu! Music guest was amazing even though planned entertainer had called in sick.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The absolute best dinning experience from the wait staff Taylor to the lamb lollipops soooo good!! Highly highly reccomend. Ribeye, salmon and beet salad was phenomenal! Will definitely be back.

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  7. ethelb

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the whole place …yummy food great service and music

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I decided to treat ourselves to an evening of jazz and fine dining, and boy did The Drake deliver! When we arrived and were greeted with a welcoming smile by the valet then to even more smiles by the hostesses, I knew that we were going to be in good hands. We arrived on time so we were seated right away. You could feel the energy in the restaurant as we were being escorted to our table. I did my homework beforehand on what to order, as I usually do, so we were ready to cut to the chase. We ordered a bottle of sparkling water to share and I ordered my girlfriend an excellent glass of Pinot Noir, which she loved. The lamb lollipops were cooked perfectly to a medium rare, seasoned well and tasted delicious! The beet salad was very tasty and the serving size was plenty for two. The halibut and venison entrees were as wonderful as advertised. The chocolate parfait and the salted caramel bundini were so decadent and definitely satisfied our craving for something sweet. And the perfectly made double espresso with foamed milk was the icing on the cake. Even though there’s a two hour time limit, we never felt hurried or rushed to order or close out our bill, as the pacing of the meal allowed us to relax and enjoy the evening. Finally the service was excellent and I really admired how attentive the staff were to all of the guests. They worked really well together as a team and pitched in wherever needed. Special kudos to our server, Emily, who was sweeter than our desserts! Thank you for a memorable evening! P.S. - The jazz quartet who were performing this evening were outstanding!

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  9. LisaD

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner at The Drake. We all ordered different entrees and they were all delicious. The cocktails were new and different too. We had an outstanding server and I would highly recommend The Drake to anyone wanting to have a 5 star dinner in Laguna.

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  10. HappyDiner

    Orange County

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pork chop was good but not as good as it used to be. The slaw that came with it was also good, but an odd pairing with a double cut pork chop. Mashed potato and a green vegetable would have been better.

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FAQs

The Drake in Laguna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 376-1000.

The Drake in Laguna is rated 4.8 stars by 1356 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 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Drake in Laguna

2894 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Nyes Place and Hinkle Place on South Coast Hwy
  • Neighborhood
    Laguna Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is provided, adjacent to our building $7.00 per vehicle, No Validation. - Nav direct to The Drake Valet stand @ 2880 South Coast Hwy)Please do Not park behind the restaurant. Self parking available on S.Coast Hwy.
  • Public transit
    http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/transit_and_trolleys/default.htm
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Paul Gstrein
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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