Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

4.6
2397 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Terraced above the beach, with waves breaking just 25 feet below, the casually elegant Splashes Restaurant boasts some of California's best views and finest cuisine.

Whether seated in the dining room or alfresco on the palm-shaded patio, you'll enjoy American Coastal Cuisine set against a dramatic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
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Phone number
(949) 376-2779
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ron Fougeray
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mountain Road - North; Blue Bird Canyon - South
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Parking details
$8 validated valet parking and street parking are available
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2397 People Are Saying
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Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was fantastic. The Branzino cooked to perfection. Beautiful night in Laguna Beach celebrating the first day of Fall!

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CP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Splashes is a beautiful location. The staff was excellent and very personable. The food was above par but nothing you can’t get at any nice restaurant. No parking available if you are not staying at the hotel which was unacceptable considering you will be spending $250 plus for dinner. We had to find parking on Coast Hwy and walk back I guess it’s all about location. Plan for the beautiful sunset.

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JH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Splashes staff (which includes the Chef) were instrumental in making my wifes Birthday very special. The view is amazing. The food exceptional and the service outstanding. We will be back.

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K
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful experience dining here, the view it’s very relaxing listen to the waives splashing right in front of you the food was delicious and the waitress excelente!!! I only wish to get there a little earlier to see the sunset. We had a window view. We had a good night I didn’t want to leave.

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MM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Splashes was fabulous—the food was delicious and the oceanfront ambiance was so romantic.

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MM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Window seats are right at the breaking waves, better than music to listen to during a meal! Patrick was fantastic. Heat lamps work wonders once the sun goes down. The lights on the waves add a dramatic effect.

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HC
Dallas
327 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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P
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place if you want fantastic food , Great Service , all with the Beautiful Laguna surf crashing below , Definitely a Favorite !

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent view!

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KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great customer service and a beautiful location. Can not wait for our anniversary.

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f
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

All of Splashes overlooks the ocean but there is a lower part of the restaurant that is what seens 25 fee from the crashing surf beyond which is a gorgoeus sunset. Usually with a view and experience like you don't expect high quality food. But Splashes is different. It has a chef who knows fine food and provides a sophisticated level of fine dining. Great combination. We have been coming here for many years and its doesn't disappoint.

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SM
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been going to Splash’s for many years. We love being so close to the water to watch and hear the surf. The food is great and the servers are very friendly.

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K
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect evening! The service was great, and attentive and the food was
Delicious ..but we were at a table right on the wind wall on the patio and the OCEAN was the star of the night! We had our two year old granddaughter with us and she was fascinated by the ocean and the staff was very accommodating .

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e
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Great location right on the beach but poor service and food quality! Very overpriced!

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P
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place m! Loved everything about it! Definitely coming back!

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K
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Great food and friendly staff. Celebrating a birthday

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PB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My sister and I had lunch for my birthday. We sat in front of the beach in the restaurant on the ground floor. I love this restaurant for it's absolutely stunning view of the crashing waves. The tide was high yesterday and we enjoyed watching the waves crashing in and a few people trying to swim in the water.

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G
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Lamb was outstanding as was hamachi and octopus appetizers! Next time we're up in Laguna we will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an awesome experience. It was my husband’s birthday and we loved the food, ambience. Everything was so nice. We will definately go again.

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MF
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

5 days in Laguna.....many recommended restaurants were tried, but Splashes food was the best. Bar was great for after dinner drink.

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DM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Pricey but worth it. Food was amazing, waitress slow but friendly

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k
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great location and atmosphere with crashing waves under the dining room! Food was not as good as I remembered. A bit too fussy-- too many unrelated flavors in one dish.

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A
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with an amazing view. The food was paired with high-quality ingredients

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LA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. Brought friends from out of town and they were very impressed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with the oceanview. Perfect for an intimate date, quiet and reserved space. The service is very generous. The food is very detailed and delicious. Ambiance is soothing and relaxing.

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JD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing setting, wonderful food. Couldn’t have asked for more!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful experience

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CM
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner; we went for our anniversary and even though we had eaten here before, this experience was beyond our expectations. We were seated on the lower patio, which is a few feet from the crashing surf. I am actually worried that the salt water will start degrading the building; the high tide was lapping against the wall below us. We enjoyed a beautiful Laguna sunset, and enjoyed fabulous attentive service from Patrick, as well as and Erick, one of the wait staff who took photos for me and brought a heater. The food was creative, beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious. (Lobster and scallop souffle anyone?) Patrick even brought a complimentary chocolate creme brulee for dessert. I can't think of any way this dinner could have been improved.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best table in the restaurant to watch the sunset and see the high tide waves crash against the beach at the back of the hotel. Our champagne was tasty, our lobster bisque and brussel sprouts were excellent starters and the scallops and lamb were amazing entrees before we finished witha birthday creme brulee. Fantastic way to celebrate my 35th birthday with my husband!

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S
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful venue for both beachside ambiance and good food. The wait staff was attentive and every dish was a delight. Our group especially enjoyed the branzino, octopus and scallops.

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F
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 5 star review says it all. Good food, Service exceptional, Ambiance beautiful. We were there celebrating a birthday, but would be a good place for a romantic date. I would say the noise level was somewhere in-between completely quiet and moderate. There was a constant crashing of waves which is a good noise level.:)

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EE
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

came for a birthday at the strong recommendation of others, overall very disappointed

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Horrible, we got seated in front of a window that was exceptionally dirty. It was my girlfriends birthday and they did not even acknowledge it.

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Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Splashes is an apt name for this place. As you are sipping your drinks and enjoying your meal you feel like the wave are splashing under you.
The location was great and the food was tasty.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Server was not very professional and didn’t check on us much.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

The food was great. The service was so slow, we were continually trying to get our servers attention and everything came out in dribs and drabs - our wine arrived 45 minutes after we sat down. The table we had by the sea was outside the main restaurant - the lighting was terrible, no atmosphere

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w
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I am a VIP at open table - we eat out every evening. This is the first review I have ever written as I am always happy with restaurants. The food was horrible - the manager was condescending- the waiter was incompetent- and to top it off - they charged our credit card twice for the dinner. They also had something I had never seen before - a 3% added cost to “help them pay for the increase in minimum wage”. Additionally - we were celebrating 4 family birthdays - 80,65,34, and 35 - they did not put a candle on the deserts as every other restaurant would. We would go back for cocktails as the view is great - but dine somewhere else.

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PS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was awesome. We were on vacation and loved this place. You have to see the sunset here. We had a not so great spot for a table and got moved to a great location by the front with the doors open to see the sunset. The scallops were awesome also.

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AS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Beautiful view and great service!! Food was amazing too!

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