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Watermarc, Laguna Beach, CA

Watermarc

4.6
4.6
2396 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Watermarc Restaurant
Wa-ter-marc  (noun): A mark showing the greatest height
Watermarc Restaurant brings together the vision of pairing great food with great beverage.  Lunch and Dinner menus begin with a segment of 26 Grazing Plates, then move forward with more contemporary and traditional menu components. Watermarc blends elements of older, classic foods and beverages,  with contemporary cutting edge cuisines and drinks. Our wine program offers 239 different ways to enjoy remarkable wine with extraordinary food.  Selections represent varietals from around the world, each suited to enjoy with different types of food while grazing.  Our featured Cocktails selections offer ‘Up’, ‘Rocks’, ‘Muddled’ and ‘Sparkling’ Cocktails.   From classics such as ‘Brandy Alexander’ made with traditional French cognac made by the Hardy family, to ‘Fire and Ice’ blending Grey Goose Citrus vodka with jalapenos, cucumber and lime.  Watermarc is located in beautiful Laguna Beach, California.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 12:00pm Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Brunch Saturday- Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 376-6272

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marc Cohen

  • Private party facilities

    Our Upstairs Terrace seats 40 Guests.

  • Private party contact

    Lucy Delgadillo : (949) 376-6272

  • Neighborhood

    Laguna Beach

  • Cross street

    Laguna Avenue

  • Parking details

    A Metered 2 level parking structure right behind our restaurant. After 7 PM is free

  • Additional

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

What 2,396 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. ML

    MyronL

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a great spot for brunch. Attendance was small due to the current corona virus uproar.
  2. GD

    GailD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent meal and service. Loved the sea bass, wedge salad & flan. Service was spot on and helpful.
  3. S

    Spiceman

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent all around. Interesting, high quality preparation, decent portions, nice selection/ variety. My halibut special was amazing and my dining partner loved the short ribs. Brussels sprout appetizer excellent- quite filling, though. Friendly, helpful waiter was attentive despite very busy restaurant. Surprised me with a birthday dessert.
  4. d

    diningdiva

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner, fantastic service... just wish I could sit NEXT to my sweetie, instead of across from him (especially since the noise level is a bit loud, but not bad). We plan to go back again soon. It was my birthday, and they did greet me with birthday wishes at the door, but no birthday dessert offered. hmmm....
  5. 1

    1501

    Orange County

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always great food, drinks, service and ambience..
  6. FR

    FrancesR

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food Attentive staff
  7. c

    carolina2

    Los Angeles

    92 reviews

    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The place was jumpin’ when we walked in - even with a reservation we waited just a few minutes (& this was a week night!) But once seated, we enjoyed our drinks, food and good service!!
  8. LN

    LisaN

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We ordered the BLT salad and a cheese burger. The salad was good but the burger was dry and the bun was hard.
  9. S

    Snifro

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place for a date night. Experience and ambiance was good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to Celebrate our 38th Anniversary. We made reservations on a whim after looking up what we’re the best places in Laguna to eat dinner! It didn’t disappoint! Wow first we had reservations for 6:45 but were able to be seated earlier. Waiter was on top of stuff! Wait staff kept water glass filled with out even asking! Food was so wonderful ! My hubby had lamp chops, I had the bone in filet mignon, shared a salad, and fingerling potatoes and we were in heaven. The beer was even very tasty! He even brought an anniversary flan for our celebration! Such a wonderful celebration! We would so go back to their restaurant in a heartbeat! Thanks for making our time so wonderful!
  11. C

    Charlene

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    First time eating at this restaurant. The food was delicious. I would recommend the sea bass, scallops and double cut pork chops. The side of corn risotto, which had fresh corn in it, was another delicious dish. As the restaurant became more crowded, the noise level was higher and it became more difficult to carry on a conversation with people at the table.
  12. RA

    RAYJAY

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitresses was exceptional. She allowed us time to talk and timed the delivery of drinks and appetizers perfect ly. Diner was awesome and everything was prepared perfectly
  13. LM

    LindaM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites! It’s always the guaranteed best spot to go when friends are visiting in town.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Watermarc. Service and food was wonderful. Seafood paella was delicious. Kevin was an excellent and knowledgeable server. Looking forward to my next visit.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated Valentine’s Day a few days later to avoid the dining chaos that normally occurs. We experienced great service without feeling rushed and we had wonderful seats! It was a great experience!
  16. DC

    DonnaC

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently delicious and service is always above and beyond. Wish I knew our server’s name...we usually get him and he’s great!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic steak. Love the ambience.
  18. CJ

    CorryJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food, service was excellent. A bit noisy but added to the excitement. Highly recommend!
  19. M

    Marykaydevine

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a birthday brunch for a special person. It was just great except that this is a holiday weekend in this beach town and ONE server had to manage the whole front area of the restaurant. I felt so sorry for him. It was not his fault that the service was not up to the usual excellence this restaurant provides.
  20. DE

    DEANR

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time the food and service is the best ! Great run restaurant
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant but was not as delicious as before
  22. JG

    JGPBC

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The proprietor greeted us immediately with spunk..great energy... before directing us toward the bar to enjoy a beverage while our table was being prepared. The bartender was friendly and very knowledgeable with a smooth and calming demeanor. He was very professional and the drinks were spot on. Our server was energetic and engaged yet knew when to give us some time and space. Great sense of humor, as well. The food was fresh and flavorful, hearty portions and nicely presented. The Lunch Box dessert was unexpected, delicious and just darn fun - a total nod to days past. Yum! The music was a great compilation of throw back 80’s tunes, adding another great element to our night. We loved every minute. Great place!!
  23. AL

    AaronL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place and excellent service! Definitely recommend.
  24. GM

    GinnyM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and amazing service. Definitely worth checking out!
  25. D

    Daisygirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant!! The view, ambiance, food, service, everything is just wonderful!! I have been coming here for years. The upstairs seating is so quaint and overlooks the lovely brick walkway below.
  26. g

    glutton

    Orange County

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was so attentive and helpful. I lov the option of small plates as well as entree’s. Food was delicious.
  27. PD

    PatriciaD

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is good. The happy hour menu good. The down stairs is a bit noisy, but the service is really good. One of my favorite places.
  28. AL

    AlexandriaLocal

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service. The short rib was not only excellent, but also beautifully prepared. The broccoli with manchego shavings was a pleasant surprise. The salmon was some of the best he tasted. Creamed spinach was unique and tasty. Top notch waiter!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    What a lovely gem. Food was amazing, staff was excellent and def coming back!
  30. SA

    SAMO

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place for a lunch meeting. The music was a little loud in the restaurant but at an outside table it was perfect.
  31. M

    Melindy

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Difficult night because a very loud and obnoxious woman in the restaurant. The staff and management did an excellent job addressing the situation and making their best efforts to keep everyone happy. Do not recommend the NY steak. Fatting, tough and not all that good. Our waiter was excellent. Overall still had a nice evening.
  32. BS

    BarryS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Super noisey, had to yell across the table to have a conversation. Very cramped and uncomfortable, overall not a good experience. I don't think i will go back and I won't recommend it to friends.
  33. FC

    FancyCat

    Orange County

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lobster bisque was excellent, as was the seabass. We enjoyed the ahi watermelon skewers and the salmon Nicoise was good. The veggie paella was outstanding and just as good warmed up the next day
  34. T

    Tony

    Orange County

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Meticulous attebntion to detail. Imaginative. Welcoming. Burgers a great but during Happy Hour.
  35. AC

    AlleyCat

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great brunch
  36. MH

    MichaelH

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good... nothing to get excited about. Food was pretty good, service was average but the restaurant itself is a bit “eh” for the price.
  37. SJ

    SeanJ

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a Saturday Brunch, the food was great, and so was the service.
  38. M

    Moneyguy

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for dinner on New Year's Eve. Nice setting upstairs. Casual but refined. Would definitely go again when in Laguna Beach.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable food and service. We will definitely be back!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were all very impressed with our food. Bone in filet, scallops, burrata app...try the spicy cucumber martini! Wait staff was very friendly. We will be back!

FAQs

Watermarc is rated 4.6 stars by 2396 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Laguna Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Laguna Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 12:00pm Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Brunch Saturday- Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    A Metered 2 level parking structure right behind our restaurant. After 7 PM is free

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marc Cohen

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (949) 376-6272

  • Private party facilities

    Our Upstairs Terrace seats 40 Guests.

  • Private party contact

    Lucy Delgadillo : (949) 376-6272

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