Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

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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.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Give thanks with wonderful holiday celebration, festive meal and gorgeous views of the Pacific. Special Four course menu is served from 12-4 p at $90 per person, and 4-8 p at $125 per person.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas with scrumptious 4-course meal prepared by our Executive Chef. Special Four course menu is served from 12-4 p at $90 per person, and 4-8 p at $125 per person.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Bid farewell to the old and cheer to the New Year with a festive 4-course meal prepared by our Executive Chef Ron Fougeray. The menu is served from 5-11 pm at $150 per person.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2947 People Are Saying
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Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Splashes. The food,service and ambiance (How can you miss when you’re in front of the ocean?) it was the perfect location for a reunion of old friends!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Beautiful location and restaurant. Food was nothing to write home about. Nothing either myself nor my guy went wow that’s good. Why do restaurants feel they can’t season salmon. They just pan sear it on plop it on your plate. I make better salmon at home. Would not want to eat here again, sorry!

CC
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The ocean view from Splashes dining room is amazing. The food is outstanding and the staff is very attentive. Splashes bar is a great stop for cocktails.

E
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The ambience and the view were great. But the server didn’t want to help move the umbrellas even though the sun was right in our eyes. The server didn’t let us know that bacon was an extra charge before upselling it to us. The short rib skillet and swordfish sandwich were good, but the strawberry French toast was nothing to write home about.

VS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food wasn’t cooked as requested and they sat us 45 min late. Waiter was very slow too:( we won’t go back.

DP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service4ambience2

Excellent food and service. Noise level was annoying and we were seated next to a table with 3 toddlers who were rambunctious and very ill-behaved.

LR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice place to dine in for an romantic dinner to watch the sunset above the beach. The food was delicious. Must order Brussels sprout as for your appetizer. The only thing that I was disappointed with, I had made a note for my reservation that I would be dinning for a birthday. And I honestly did believe they would make it an special night for my friend. There was no candles, slice of cake or even singing. Just an Happy Birthday and a check.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the restaurant had a great time

KJ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was astonishingly loud. I have dined there several times before and have never had that experience. I don't know if a remodel was done that affected the acoustics or what. My boyfriend and I were there for our anniversary, and had trouble hearing each other.

BJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I have the lobster bisque and the short ribs. Both were superb. Beautiful location. A little noisy (no soft surfaces). Will definitely go back.

MB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Very nice.

E
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation the week of for the Saturday sunset time slot, and let the restaurant know I would be celebrating our engagement which happened earlier in the day. Splash's accommodated extremely well and sat us on the glass, starting us off with champagne and a very nice message from our waiter. Service was excellent and to end the evening we received a complimentary dessert. Perfect.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I was looking for a high-end restaurant to watch the sunset while for a vacation in California. After reading the reviews, I decided to go here.

Living in NYC, I'm being spoiled by outstanding food. So my expectations are always if not high but demanding, especially when you go to a pretty expensive place.

The place itself is lovely. The view is fantastic, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. I give both of them five stars.

However, food was a disappointment. The appetizers were great. Burrata and tomatoes tasted fresh, organic, and delicious. Brussel sprouts were one of the best I've ever had. The good news is over here. It's hard to spoil fish. Our branzino was dry and seemed like cooked at home by newbie amateur chef, an octopus was ok, more on the dryer side. I usually always finish most of the food, but in this case, I couldn't.

On another note, drinks were diluted. I don't understand why, but I'll leave for the management to solve this mystery.

If I ever return here, I'll have appetizers and wine.

CL
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view at sunset is amazing. The food was delicious with flawless execution of scallops and halibut. It you are trying to expose you date to fine dining in a casual relaxed atmosphere, this is the place. Just bring your checkbook :)!

j
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view and great service from Patrick! The food was very good and going on a Monday night was a good choice ( anniversary) for it was less hectic than a weekend. I had not been here for many years and I can truly say the food has improved and the service is great from the parking attendant to the hostess.
Very pleased and we will be back!

AR
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, it was the best!

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a beautiful table right by the glass along the Ocean - no wait. Lovely all around.

DF
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find. Amazing views from most tables. Good menu. Great service. We will be back.

LS
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We arrived early and had a drink downstairs at the bar. The bar is charming. When we went up we were disappointed to learn that in spite of our early check in we did now get a window seat. The hostess was nice and with a 15 minute wait accommodated our request. The food was really great. I had steak and my husband ate the Branzino fish. He loved the presentation of the whole fish.
We will go back.

CF
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was super sweet. The view was amazing. The food was delicious! We are definitely going back!
We enjoyed a free birthday Creme Brûlée to boot!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband’s birthday. We sat down at the balcony with a full front view of the ocean. Our reservation at 5:30 and the sun set occurred around 6pm. The service was outstanding! Joana was very friendly and answered our all our questions. We ordered the Brussels sprouts for appetizer and it was delicious! I could’ve literally ate the whole plate myself! As for the main course we got the pork chop and the 5hr short rib. The pork chop was tender and buttery. The short rib was so juicy and soft it didn’t need the knife to cut it! Overall, we had a wonderful time.

DM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I eat here I am reminded just how incredible are the food and the setting.

LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The only reason I gave this fewer stars than you might think is on Sunday evening we waited far too long for our check and a few other incidences. They were busy but I suspect understaffed that night.

Otherwise it was excellent.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our 2 year anniversary. Awesome food, view, and service. Will be back!

r
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect sunny beachside table!

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were spectacular - as was the view. Can’t wait to return.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views and food!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were amazing. A great way to celebrate an anniversary.

OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The view was beautiful and they gave us a free creme brulee for our anniversary. The food was good.

OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Stayed for 2 days at the Surf and Sand Resort and dined at Splashes restaurant for 1 brunch, 1 breakfast and 2 dinners. All dishes (especially the seared scallops) were cooked to perfection and delicious. Beautiful oceanfront views if you get the good tables (i.e.; #20 & #30). The bar also has good seating for ocean views. Enjoyed beautiful sunsets from the restaurant and our oceanfront suite.

LD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Beautiful setting!

TR
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend splashes to anyone looking for a memorable dinner . The location makes it special , right on the water literally , but more than a few times because of location the food is average , NOT here . The food was amazing everything prepared beautifully, presentation spot on , our server Daniela was also great , she knew the menu inside and out made perfect recommendations and was attentive but not intrusive. I don’t have a single negative about our experience, and if you have time arrive early for a drink in the bar if it’s possible even a better view .

SW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. Just a little hot sitting outside.

TN
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their scallops are amazing! You can't go wrong with the rack of lamb. Save room for the peanut chocolate bar.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

NH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurent. We were given a great table, service was impeccable, from the Manhattan, to the mouth watering desert. Just a great team. Thank you. .

LH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal at Splashes! Started out with a delicious, fresh watermelon margarita. We had lobster bisque which was the best, poured hot from a pitcher at the table. For entrees we had whole branzino stuffed with lemon and herbs and fresh halibut. The view is fabulous right on the beach. Highly recommend!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for brunch to celebrate my birthday. Wonderful experience from start to finish!

GT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Insane view and food. Highly recommend booking for sunset.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic view, service and food

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