Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

4.7
3319 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Splashes Restaurant is temporarily closed.

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.

Your safety and wellbeing is our priority. Visit our website for our most up-to-date safety protocols and measures in place.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3319 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CherylA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning views, salty ocean smells, stellar service and fantastic food and drinks!

KJ
KathrynJ
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surf and sand it’s a beautiful resort the restaurant Splashes is exceptional the food the service the Audience was wonderful
A night to remember!

JB
JoshuaB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

AMAZING views, kind staff, and packed flavors. Very kind to include something sweet for our Anniversary. We will be back.

JM
JeanM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brussels sprouts were so good! Kale salad was delicious. Our server was very attentive. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had breakfast over there. Food was good overall but toast for avocado toast was prepared on butter which was reused multiple times, it had some strong aftertaste. Splashes breakfast was good. Service was standard. It has a really nice views and today morning was beautiful. Inside it is very simple, no decor, it looks very basic.

CS
ChelseaS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely. Excellent food and view

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

20min late arrival from our reservation ended up in a lounge area which have a limited menu, very stressful experienced.

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emiliep
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a gorgeous day in February 2020 and a great place to celebrate the closing of a property in La Jolla. We had wine along with Grilled Salmon (perfectly cooked) over Caesar salad and A very tasty Kale salad with grilled shrimps.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate breakfast steps away from the beach! Service was exceptional and the delicious food came out quickly! Wonderful experience. We will definitely be back again.

j
josem
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The view was very nice. It is right next to the ocean.
Very nice and friendly staff.

JE
JohnE
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food with an excellent view. Lunch menu is limited but prices were not outrageous considering the view.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. So nice to be out. Waiter was awesome!

NY
vipNYerinSF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Kinda cold sitting at the end in the pandemic outdoor seating. Also waiter to table ratio was off. Ehhh what are you gonna do. You go there for an amazing view of the ocean and beach and you eat conversations with they occasional edibles. A solid choice!

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foodfun
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service and amazing viewing-all at a fair price.

M
Mary
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has amazing view from almost all tables, food was delicious, and service was very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely with my 4 & 6 year old !!! No issues

GH
vipGraceH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner... amazing sunset.
Excellent food and service!
LOVE SPLASHES!!:)

TR
TomR
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Stay away! Food has no flavor and is grossly over priced.

OM
vipOceanviewMama
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a reason this is our favorite restaurant. The food, service and view are always exceptional. They are following Covid- protocol and I am thankful we got in for dinner before everyone realizes they are back open for outdoor dining, beyond their hotel guests.

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mar1
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a amazing experience at the splashes restaurant. The food was so good and the service was amazing everyone that worked there were super nice and I really appreciate the that.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expectations exceeded on all levels. Wonderful evening and great food!

VP
vipVincentP
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

WG
WilltheGrt
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

I usually do not write reviews. I have been coming here for 25 years. Sadly when we were waiting in line for a reservation the hostess on duty Jan 31st at 5:00 pm was being very rude to the guests in front of us when they asked about their table. I had to say something or remove myself from the area as to not spoil my wife's night out. As I walked away to look at the ocean I could hear here reveling at the fact that are table was not available either. Shocking behavior. This is not acceptable at Denny's or the Four Seasons...

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good but the valet was a jerk

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food for breakfast and dinner.

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Bizlunch
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on first day they were open again and it was wonderful. Wait staff was so kind and even brought me steamed cream so my coffee wouldn't be cold. Food was delicious and views are amazing. So glad they are back in business. Go enjoy! Tip well as they only have probably 1/3 the tables as normal.

TT
TTZT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster Bisque is the best! Can't wait till we can visit Surf & Sand again.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Top notch food and service

TG
TracyG
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a 30th anniversary dinner for my husband and I. The table was right above the beach with a close up view of waves crashing on the beach. It was amazing. I wish I would have booked a little earlier in the day as it was quite chilly even though they had gas heaters it was still uncomfortable and cold. The service was outstanding. Again, because of our later reservation (7:15pm) the kitchen was out of a a couple appetizers (oysters and pork belly and filet mignon) so with the limited menu we both had the sea scallops which were delicious and beautifully presented. The bread service was so tasty with the soft french baguette along with the olive tapenade. We ordered almost all the sides, brussel sprouts, toasted cauliflower and the wild mushrooms. All were so flavorful and perfect with the scallops. And they served us the Tahitian Vanilla Creme Brulee which was phenomenal! A perfect end to a great meal. Thanks Splashes!

SG
vipScottG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is top-notch. Food quality is outstanding. Price for the location is very reasonable. Literally waterfront and gorgeous! Valet parking also very attentive and quick.

ZH
ZeeH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service, food and view during this pandemic! I highly recommend splashes and 1555 section to everybody who wants to have a great dining experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

FF
vipFionaF
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful food experience and will return. Didn’t love our table situation compared to other times we’ve been, but we were just happy to be having a meal out so made the most of it.

Donald took very good care of us . Props to the chef .

Other than waiting and asking twice to get water, service was good.

HC
HaydenC
1 review