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About Shades Restaurant & Bar

•Shades Restaurant at The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel is your restaurant for all occasions. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a breathtaking view, you can transport yourself into a whole different world. Shades is everything from a fine dining experience, appetizers and cocktails around our fire pit, to a venue for private and semi-private party functions. Culinary masterpieces are created daily at the accomplished hands of our award-winning Chef, Ben LaFleche. The always popular Champagne Brunch is available every Sunday from 11:30 am to 3 pm where you will enjoy one of Orange Counties widest varieties of food and free flowing champagne. Once you've tried the ambiance, the food and selections from our award winning wine list; we know you will come back again and again.

Waterfront Hilton
21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11am Sunday: 6:30am - 10am. Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3pm. Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11am - 3pm. Dinner: 5pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Huntington Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 845-8444

Website:
http://www.waterfrontresort.com/

Entertainment:
Along with our magician at Sunday brunch, Shades offers a variety of musical entertainment and specialty nights depending on the season. Please inquire for details.

Catering:
Call 714-845-8444 for all your catering needs.

Parking Details:
$3.00 for 3 hours with Validation, $15 day rate

Executive Chef:
Ben LaFleche

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Shades Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (7)
Waterfront (6)
Scenic View (5)
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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Casual (3)
Fun (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Business Meals (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent and staff was very accommodating and helpful. Excellent ambience.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Sunday Champagne Brunch is outstanding! The freshly baked waffles are very good. (and I am Belgian ;) )

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The staff went above and beyond to make my wife’s birthday a very special day!
Chris started us off with a wonderful lunch. We came back to an outstanding dinner service with Sarah and Justin plus of course the bar and culinary staff. The food was top quality.
The staff presented my wife with a signed birthday card and birthday cake was delivered to our room.
John

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is the place for great food and service. Our server Rebecca was excellent, very attentive. Beautiful decor and ambiance plus the view of the pool and ocean. Live music on Saturday. We park at pacific city and walk to burn off the sumptuous dessert. Our fav place.

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food5
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had the Sunday Brunch as we were in a bit of a hurry. Should have ordered off the menu. The omelet was good but everything else was sort of cafeteria food. Outside tables had the best view.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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food2
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great brunch with family to celebrate birthdays. The service was amazing, delivered by Hayley, and the food was good. Downside is that the buffet self-serving ares were narrow/small and cramped, lines were a bit long (but not super daunting). Overall a nice setting and a good experience.

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food3
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 22, 2017

always amazing...great patio view during business lunch...great now that tourists are gone!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Visited Shades several times recently. Each time has been as good as the next. Consistently great food and service. Our server this time was Hayley -- just the perfect server, knowledgeable and fun! As good as Tony!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was very tasty and the service was excellent. I had ribs, my wife one of the fish dishes. Everything was very well prepared, delicious and the dessert (death by chocolate) was particularly good. Service was very friendly; even though this is a captive hotel restaurant, it didn't feel like anyone was taken for granted. We didn't stay at the hotel, just chose to try the restaurant out because of the other great reviews. Pricing isn't cheap, but seems more than fair for food, service and ambiance of this quality.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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value4

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Consistently good food. Really happy with the new menu and looking forward to Boardwalk . Plan to return soon -- so nice to be able to make a reservation.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service3
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very yummy desserts. Son said first cheeseburger bite best he's ever had!

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Amazing place to eat and enjoy the coast! Love the staff and their ability to let you enjoy your evening. Everytime we go to Shades we spend 2-3 hours - perfect!

Tags: Great Beer, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Our waiter, David, was a Great. We went there for my wifes birthday the day after Labor Day. So, the place was not that busy. David made our experience very enjoyable. He was patient with us with our ordering without being rushed. We took him up on his recommendations for the flat iron steak after noting the bottle of Malbec we ordered. The wine, food, and location made it a memorable birthday dinner.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

I had a wonderful time at shades the food was excellent our server Dave was super awesome he really took care of me in my day The View was phenomenal very good wine selection and a nice group of Hawaiian dancers was just a bonus when they were dancing poolside I will definitely be telling my friends and I will definitely be coming back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Have been to Shades frequently in this great weather for outside dining. Food is consistently good, and we like what the new Chef has done with the menu. Usually our waiter is Tony and he is the best. With his knowledge of the menu, you can see that he cares about Shades. We look forward to your changes along with your expansion. But for right now, Shades is our go to place for food, service and atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I enjoyed the brunch, good food and beautiful patio with live tropical music.
The only complaint was the warm champaign. We had to keep requesting ice.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly
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food4
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great Sunday brunch at "Shades" service is great! Food choices are awesome! Sunshine, beach, tunes!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We brought our 2 kids (both 2 and under) for a family date in celebrating our anniversary... Amazing view, Amazing food, Amazing experience!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Great experience, food and location. Portions are small for the price. Other than that it was great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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food4
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food and ambiance. Made for an amazing Father's Day. Started a little slow with delays in seating and receiving service in the beginning, but ended up being a great overall experience as service improved into the brunch.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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food5
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service4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 8, 2017

As always...my #1 choice for a business lunch or dinner...except during summer vacation..peak tourist time!! Every aspect of Shade is fantastic...including the valudatedvalet parking!!

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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Mother's Day and had the buffet and also ordered the Eggs Benedict. Incredible as well as nice to sit on patio and feel like we're on vacation with the beautiful view. 💟

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2017

It was great to be so well taken care of! I have allergies and they provided get options

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Outdoor seating made for nice pool view and upbeat conversation. Good food and attentive service.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 26, 2017

There were very little options on the lunch menu. Most of the GF options were salads or soups, not the entrees. The salad was very small for a lunch or a entree replacement. Although I didn't get cheese on mine, it was still a very sparse.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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food3
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Was there for brunch had an incredible experience. The food was clean and fresh, 100% the service was exclent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We enjoyed a great breakfast with an amazing view of the ocean. The weather was perfect. We'd definitely go back again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Overall, our group thought the food was just average whereas the service and ambiance were very good to outstanding. Kind of what you expect for a hotel restaurant next to a beach.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Limited menu but all good - service attentive and not intruding

Tags: Cozy
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service5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Sunday brunch buffet is glorious !

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service4
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Great place. Prime rib was wonderful.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Relaxing and unpretentious atmosphere with great food and friendly, professional staff who make sure you are taken care of.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We had our dinner at Shades on Christmas day, at 5:00 pm. Unfortunately, it was dark by that time, so not much chance to enjoy the ocean view. Our waiter was very attentive, and the food was very good. We had the prime rib, with wine, and split a dessert. There was a slight mix up with putting our leftovers in containers to take home, but the error was fixed without any fuss. It was quite expensive, but that was expected.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront
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food4
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Stayed at the Waterfront Beach hotel and decided to stay in the hotel for dinner with my wife. Inside dining is not real inviting but outside is very nice. Plus there was a guitarist playing a great mix of rock songs outside. Not intrusive or loud, just right.

I had the bone-in ribeye which was tremendous. Truly one of the best ribeyes I've had. Can't believe I'm saying that but it's true. My wife had the short ribs which were just ok. Kinda dry, can't recommend. Caesar salad was excellent, party due to the really tasty home-made croutons. Short wine list but some high quality wines. The Stag's Leap cab was incredible.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Waterfront, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Overall great dining. We went for breakfast, so the place was quiet and we were able to sit outside.
They made an error in my order--only worth 75¢, and I was hungry so it wasn't worth correcting. The server was a bit shady in showing me the bill--he didn't actually hand me the check, just opened it up and told me the price. So, I didn't have time to verify if they did or didn't charge me for my extra order.

They had, but it was only 75¢, so it wasn't worth the hassle of rerunning my card. Other than that, everything was great. Will go back again!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 27, 2016

I planned a surprise birthday. They were able to accommodate my large guest request. Service and food were great. My only complaint is when I arrived with my boyfriend (guest of honor) the hostess blew the surprise by stating "oh yes party of 15." After all my planning and ability to pull it off, she almost ruined it completely. So I just wish they were more on board with reading notes and requests per reservations. Overall, great evening and beautiful ambience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 16, 2016

Very warm, friendly restaurant with excellent service. I have been here before and will return again soon. Great view of the ocean!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Food great,service good, too many kids running around ..better host service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2016

have dined here before and always find it a very casual,pleasant atmosphere to have a nice meal. Service, food, view, all wonderful. An added treat on this evening was singer John Webb and his guitar. I recommed this dining experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2016

Our salads were tasty. The beer was good.
The only problem I can discuss is the cost of our meals. I found our salads to be pricy for the the small size served. I find that any restaurant located inside a hotel will be pricy.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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