Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

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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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Merry Christmas! We are offering a special Christmas Pre-Fixe 4-course Menu: Lunch (12 pm -4 pm) at $90 per person, and dinner (4 pm - 8 pm) at $125 per per person.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 2893 People Are Saying
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w
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing views and a nice brunch menu. The restaurant is family-friendly.

JR
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Sunday brunch at Splashes. Sat outside with an incredible view of the beach and the water. The setting was wonderful, service was very good and food excellent. Always a treat to dine there!

s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the view spectacular. Our waiter, Patrick made the evening special!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Food was delicious however the service was horrible. Our waiter forgot to bring my husband his drink and didn’t check on us for 30 minutes.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What can be better than practically sitting on the beach sipping a good martini and enjoying shrimp and scallop flat bread?
Wonderful ambience and service. Lunch menu could have more selections but we both enjoyed our choices. Recommend Splashes for a special occasion or just to sit and watch the sunset at the bar.

MM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I would have given then 5 stars for food but they only had one red meat dish. Most were gluten free and vegetarian. We had the salmon and halibut which were excellent.

LB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This dining experience exceeded our expectations. The view is amazing. The ambience is lovely and the food was superb! The Agave salad was very different with a nice blend of vinegar, seasonings, crunch and smoothness. The whole Bronzino with tomato lavender emulsion was the best fish I've eaten in a long time. Perfectly cooked with the thinnest, crispy skin that I would normally discard but enjoyed thoroughly. The fish was whole but deboned and seasoned inside beautifully. The side of pasta w guanciale could've been a whole meal by itself. Delicious. We enjoyed a complimentary birthday creme brûlée which was smooth as silk with lovely fresh berries on top. Even the coffee was worth mentioning. Highly recommend!

CG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Harry the bus boy was extremely attentive. He took care of us n my mom really appreciated it!!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food wasn’t great but the ambiance was amazing. The wine choice was limited

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very good experience, I took my girlfriend there to give her the promise ring, how much more romantic can that get, it was perfect, it was by the beach.

BB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food...the view...,the ocean spray,,.the waves...the service....
The recipe for pure dining joy.

VH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Really slow service- it became very annoying. Our waiter was no where to be found and it was t that crowded. Disappointing.

EM
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful drinks, a great view and fresh fish. Love this place! A bit pricey but it's Laguna Beach.

S
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the place want to revisit.
Strongly recommend.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ocean front restaurant with great food and service. Our server went above and beyond to makes our experience really special for my grandma’s birthday too! I would totally go, back even for a causal experience.

MH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our daughter's 40th birthday at Splashes, while staying at the Surf and Sand Resort. The pastry chef prepared a beautiful birthday cake and served it to our party. Splashes exceeded our expectations in every way. The food and service was exceptional. Through the open window, we saw a whale and even witnessed a marriage proposal out on the sand. It was a magical evening!

M
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I love Splases at Surf & Sand. You have a great view of the ocean and the service is very good. I had been before for lunch and was extremely happy with the food. This time I went for Sunday brunch. It was just a regular breakfast selection. I ordered the egg Benedict and it was disappointing.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Restaurant seems dated. Service staff was nice, but not particularly attentive. Had to ask for several items. Food was okay, but nothing spectacular. For the price of valet parking and lunch I would spend the money elsewhere next time.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Had 7:00 reservation for a birthday celebration planned weeks in advance. Weren’t seated until 7:40. My impression is they tried to seat too many non reservation guests before us and then couldn’t control when they left. This is rude for the people who bothered to plan ahead for a reservation. Food was good but overpriced.

c
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mom here for her birthday this year...Splashes never lets us down...so incredibly beautiful..all of the staff were fully aware that it was her birthday and gave us an amazing table overlooking the ocean. Can't wait to come back for brunch.

OT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional and the view was extraordinary. We should have timed the sunset a little better, but it was still wonderful. The food was a little pricey, but presented very appetizingly. The main dishes (lamb and short ribs) were good, but their accompaniments dresses them up quite well.

LL
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to eat brunch at the bar across from the roaring surf at noon. The view was spectacular and the food was the best brunch food I have ever eaten. I would come back to this restaurant every time I am in Laguna Beach.

RE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional
Service wonderfully accommodating.

j
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gourmet meal right on the beach. Service was excellent and the space is well used for maximum views and ocean breezes. Our table was in a spot that was missing a sunshade so it was a tiny bit bright just before sunset but really can't complain about sun at the beach. Food was excellent and they brought out a complimentary and delicious creme brulee to celebrate our wedding anniversary!

SM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambiance on the patio is superb . Price is very high for the food though. My halibut for $45 was a small portion with a scattering of tiny potatoes and undercooked carrots. Halibut was very tasty. My husband was disappointed in the lamb chops. No flavor.
The tapenade and bread was superb!

We would go back for drinks, tapenade and the views.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Splashes for my girlfriend’s 21st birthday. She wanted dinner with a view and the view here was better than I could have imagined. The food was also incredible. We went on a Tuesday night and I got the Chef’s tasting and pairing, three course meal with three wines paired with them. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an excellent dinner with the perfect view

CS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Indoor/outdoor restaurant right on the ocean. Clean, simple, great view, very friendly and attentive servers. Food was very good for general American fare.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The location and ambiance is spectacular!! Honestly the food was kinda weird... just ok... but kind of overpriced for what it was. Our waitress was fantastic!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

A superb ocean-front location for my 6:45 pm birthday dinner. But our waiter only spoke to us 3 times over an almost two hour dinner.. waited for his attention.. then service.. waited for food.. which someone else served us. It was so dark when our food arrived we asked for candles from the bus boy... who was our primary contact over the evening. When our long lost waiter finally brought a desert menu smiling with “ did you save room for desert?” No apology .. no explanation.. are you kidding me? It was almost 10 o clock.... so we walked to Ralph’s.. got cupcakes .. and ate birthday cake on our patio.

l
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service! Delicious food! Nice presentation! Gorgeous view of the ocean. Came for my Bday and they had a big portion of creme brulee for me. It was a wonderful dining experience.

RP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wished we had been offered outside seating and the seafood dishes were a tad expensive to be a regular customer.

GA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always, fabulous table with view, food and service to match.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful experience. The view, the service and the food were all 5 stars. This is why I continue to go back time and time again.

DW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breathtaking views, outstanding service and Chef Ron's amazing culinary creations are a trifecta of terrificnesss.

LB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best waterfront places to dine. Ambiance, food, service and view were all top notch. Great for a special occassion, but don't wait til then. Now is some of the best weather in So. Cal.

JB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing setting, high quality food, fantastic service! Can't wait to go back!

c
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Wait was too long and it's awkward having patrons wet and in bathing suits go through the restaurant.

JF
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed the beautiful view of the ocean, the excellent food and the fun, relaxing atmosphere. It was a splurge for us! But we loved it!

CL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating, changed our tablet one of our liking with a beautiful view. Food was excellent and the service with a smile!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had friends visiting from out of town and brought them to brunch at Splashes. We sat at an amazing table with great views. The food was great and our waitress Jhoana was amazing. She was very attentive and made sure we were always well taken care of. Overall a great experience. My friends were very impressed.

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