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The Restaurant at Laguna Cliffs, Dana Point, CA

The Restaurant at Laguna Cliffs

4.2
4.2
346 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
The Restaurant at Laguna Cliffs elevated, yet approachable, culinary program strikes a balance between traditional and contemporary interpretations of a steakhouse. At The Restaurant, the culinary team serves premium cuts of steak and fresh-caught seafood, alongside salads, sandwiches, burgers and more.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Bar Wed, Thu, Sun 9:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 2:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 487-7555
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Salvatore Giuliano
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you're planning a cocktail reception, business meeting, or an intimate dinner with friends and family, choose one of our private dining options for your next event. Email reservations@lagunacliffs.com for more information. We are excited to welcome you to our coastal destination!
  • Private party contact
    The Restaurant at Laguna Cliffs: (949) 487-7555
  • Neighborhood
    Dana Point / Monarch Beach
  • Cross street
    Dana Point Harbor Drive and Park Lantern
  • Parking details
    Valet only
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 4th of July Extravaganza

    Jul 4, 2024 only
    The Laguna Cliffs Annual Street Fair & Fireworks returns with the best view of the Dana Point Fireworks! Our prime location offers stunning views, ensuring you don't miss a single burst of color in the night sky. Enjoy live music, lawn games, complimentary tequila tastings from Milagro Tequila, and culinary delights the whole family can enjoy! Reserve our Let's Get Toasted experience over one of our fire pits with a premier view of the firework show to enhance your dinner experience.
    4th of July Extravaganza Photo

What 346 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Romantic

  • Orange County

    Great for scenic views

  • South Orange County

    Romantic

  • South Orange County

    Great for scenic views

346 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing views, food, service! Would absolutely recommend- good cocktails too!

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  2. JoyaB

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside - there were heat lamps and live music. It was beautiful

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great staff. Friendly and attentive. Food tasted great. Live entertainment was nice.

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  4. annmariet

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great except service which was super slow. We were there for over three hours, longer than we wanted to be. We waited a long time for our entrees, like 40 minutes. I hope to have a better experience next time.

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  5. ScottK

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I didn't appreciate the automatic 20% gratuity for service that was subpar. If you are going to charge 20% then your service should be better.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch in such a beautiful setting. Our kids and grandkids had such a fun time with all the activities out on the big grass lawn overlooking the ocean. They all want to do this every year now. What a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Not enough high chairs. Service was mediocre. Mother’s Day brunch events was not eventful.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    way overpriced. the service was mediocre. was not really worth it. kind of disappointing. probably won't be going back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Had a 10 am Mother’s Day brunch reservation. Arrived early and was told to wait until 10. Checked in a couple times with the hostess after 10, they said we will be seating you soon. By 10:20 I checked in a third time with a gentleman adjacent to the hostess because now we were going to be late to our next engagement. He directed me to another hostess, she said we are ONLY seating our reservations at this time! Puzzled I apprised her that we have a reservation and have been waiting since 9:40. She finally sat us outside. The hotel prepared lots of games and activities for younger children on the lawn. It was a fixed menu and buffet, ugh! When we walked inside I had a deja vu moment of “team travel” with our children’s swim team at 2 star hotels over the years! They had a waffle bar, the toast bar where you toast your own bread with a toaster, packaged pastries still in the bag, omelet bar, a few bowls of fruit and nothing else very special. I had a terrible omelet and a generic waffle which I couldn’t finish. The americano was bitter and awful, the champagne was extra dry. The orange juice tasted like they mixed in some sort of orange flavor powder flavor? It was a terrible dining experience overall, we couldn’t wait to leave. Walking back to the car my husband who never complains about anything said wow I feel like I just got robbed! I said really, why? Then he divulged the price and it was $420 for the two of us, drinks included with gratuity. Then I was flabbergasted. The Restaurant at Laguna Cliffs needs to take a trip to Luxury Hotels in California and experience what a brunch of this price point should be. I highly recommend The Stone House Restaurant at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, and it’s even cheaper than theirs with valet and a 25% tip!

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  10. MariaF

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great way to spend my Mother’s Day just me and hubby. We went early so everything was clean, quiet, delicious breakfast, great service and incredible view of the ocean. I didn’t want to leave.

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FAQs

The Restaurant at Laguna Cliffs is rated 4.2 stars by 346 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Restaurant at Laguna Cliffs

25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Dana Point Harbor Drive and Park Lantern
  • Neighborhood
    Dana Point / Monarch Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Bar Wed, Thu, Sun 9:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 2:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet only
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Salvatore Giuliano
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 487-7555
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you're planning a cocktail reception, business meeting, or an intimate dinner with friends and family, choose one of our private dining options for your next event. Email reservations@lagunacliffs.com for more information. We are excited to welcome you to our coastal destination!
  • Private party contact
    The Restaurant at Laguna Cliffs: (949) 487-7555
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