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About Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort
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.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
American, Seafood, Mediterranean
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;
Mountain Road - North; Blue Bird Canyon - South
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
$8 validated valet parking and street parking are available
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
Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort Ratings and Reviews
Decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day before the crowds. We had been here before but I don’t recall meeting Sam the manager. What an experience that was!!! He made us feel like we were so special. He was visiting all the tables, smiling and greeting people with warmth and genuiness!! It certainly came across that he Loved his job and enjoyed being there. Let’s talk about the foood!!! Wow, each dish was uniquely prepared with elegance and had developed great flavors. If I had one thing to say, I would have rather had branzino instead of Dorado fish but that’s s personal choice. All of the other staff helping us that night, you guys are wonderful and you made our evening memorable. Desert was to die for... we will be back soon, for the location, the food, the ambiance but certainly for the staff who made us feel welcome, From the Moment we entered the restaurant!!! Thank you to Sam and His entire staff!!! Great job!!!
Went for a quick brunch with my friend this Sunday. We reserved a table and got a great spot by the window on the patio. We both ordered the frittata and I got a mimosa. Both very delicious. Great service. We had two people checking on us and we felt very satisfied with our visit. Valet was quick and everyone was friendly! Can't wait to come back.
Wonderful location with absolutely delicious food. We were seated right next to the beach with amazing weather and a gorgeous view. There is a window separating us from the beach to protect from wing and we also had an umbrella over our table for protection from the sun. My husband had the swordfish sandwich which he loved and I had the Brussel sprouts and chicken which was so delish!! Definitely make reservations and get there early to get a great table. Service was impeccable and we will definitely go back!!
The restaurant was good but the menu was limited in my eyes. A little over price for what you get but excellent in taste. Service was excellent. If your sitting inside get a table by the windows Outside dining is available with nice ambiance , could be a little cold even with heaters.
I ordered the turbot on top of a polenta and walnut mix. It was outstanding! Would definitely return. The restaurant at night is a little dark . It was also a bit loud due to the two large groups in the same room. The food was delicious otherwise I would have been disappointed.
I had reservations for my daughters 18th birthday at Splashes for a 12:30 reservation. Upon being seated, after about 10 minutes, someone came by and identified himself as the busboy and asked,"did we want any water?" 30 minutes after being seated, we finally had our waiter come to our table. I told him how upset I was, the service stunk, and this was no way to celebrate my daughters 18th birthday. It was a very bad experience but because we had been to Splashes on multiple occasions, and on Super Bowl Sunday, we decided to stay. After the initial waiting period, we settled down into a great meal and celebration. But, have to say, 30 minutes before our waiter came to the table is completely unacceptable for a restaurant of this caliber. Undecided if we will return for other celebrations when there are so many beautiful places in Laguna Beach.
The special appetizer was a black forbidden rice risotto with octopus. The waiter said that appetizer had a lot more octopus than the regular octopus appetizer. It was $21 and barely had 2 ounces of octopus. I had the lobster bisque and a glass of wine. My husband had a beer, Brussels sprouts and grilled cod. We both had dessert. The bill totaled $157. The restaurant charged us a 2.5% surcharge so they could pay the staff the state required minimum wage. I find this outrageous. to be so blatant about the fact that they won't pay minimum wage, especially with the prices of the food. We were still expected to tip the waiter.
The view was great. we saw a beautiful sunset over the Pacific.
I've lived in OC for over 60 years and have eaten and stayed at the hotel several times. This time my wife and myself were surprised at the prices in the restaurant compared the last time we ate there about six years ago. $50 for a small fillet was over the top and the wine prices and selection of wines by the glass was too high and very limited. Our server (I'm sorry I don't remember his name) was excellent. However, at these prices the food needs to be exceptional: It wasn't.
My experiences go back to the restaurant on one top floor which is closed now. For someone there for the first time, their experience would be quite different than mine with all the history behind it.
It's not just my age or my retirement status. I enjoy good food and ambience. We'll come back for the bar and small menu food. We won't be back for the restaurant dining experience.
Our Sunday brunch was ruined as the Hotel's parking lot was full and only allowed registered guests. There's no valet parking for the restaurant even for patrons with confirmed reservation. It took us a long time before we could find street parking. We're expecting a relaxing brunch, but it turned into a very stressful and frustrating experience.
Overall the food was good, the view was nice, but the service was just ok. We had to wait a long time before they would actually give us water and even longer for us to get their attention in order to order. However, the food was prepared very fast and it tasted good as well.
Spectacular beachfront setting, with delicious food! The location of Splashes Restaurant is right on the sand, probably the closest beachfront dining establishment in all of Laguna Beach, with a spacious patio right on the beach. The dining room is a beautiful setting as well, raised above the patio, with large windows that open on a nice day, but can be noisy on a busy day. We had a Saturday lunch, and it was great to see lunch or brunch type choices, depending on what you were in the mood for. The food was very good, nicely presented, with friendly and efficient service. I look forward to returning soon, hopefully at sunset time, to enjoy a cocktail in their small waterfront bar.
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