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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.

1555 S. Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm

Cross Street:
Blue Bird Canyon and Coast Hwy

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(844) 864-5758

Website:
http://www.surfandsandresort.com/splashes/?nck=8448645758

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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (94)
Waterfront (92)
Special Occasion (72)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (71)
Romantic (70)
Good for a Date (65)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Worth the Drive (48)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Great for Lunch (24)
Casual (23)
Fun (20)
Cozy (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Business Meals (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Healthy (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
People Watching (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Happy Hour (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Authentic (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Organic (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Seasonal (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Amarillo)·Dined 3 days ago

We loved our dining experience here. Food, service and view are outstanding! Staff is very friendly and helpful. This is a must do in SoCal. We will definitely be back again!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fun, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was awesome! Setting was peaceful! Staff and cooks were very caring and handled everything in a professional way.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Splashes is a great dinner date and the the bar before or after is very nice as well. Right on the beach and the food and service are OUTSTANDING! Phillip was our waiter and he was very knowledgeable of the menu and wine list as well as being Cery attentive!
Great evening with my wife celebrating her birthday!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful setting & the food was very good although every thing is a la carte. The view is the best thing about the restaurant. Service was a little lacking for the price of the dinner. I expected better service for what we paid. We splurged for a special occasion. Prices, we felt were over the top for the amount of food and service received!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Location was spectacular! Where we were conversation was difficult with the sound of the surf right outside the open windows.

Food was bordering on excellent; fish a bit overdone but great flavors. Service was good, and consistent with a very busy restaurant.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Great spot

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·Dined 7 days ago

Everything was wonderful, especially your staff. My only two complaints are that it was too dark! I do like seeing what I'm eating! A bigger candle on the table would probably do the trick. I had the scallops and they were cooked perfectly. However, the asparagus tips on which they were placed were inedible (tough and stringy). The lobster bisque was outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food, great drinks, great service, great view. A fabulous experience overall.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Beautiful view and wonderful service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a favorite spot to entertain my land locked friends. Our lower level table made them feel like they were in the surf! Service was a bit slow today but our food was excellent. One guest was very gluten intolerant and was happy to see several tasty options. I got the lobster salad on a croissant that was the special, very flavorful and plenty of lobster chunks!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Tables are so tightly packed it is difficult to get in or out. The initial service was terrible- it took
30 minutes for us to get our appetizers but improved after we said something. Food was good but portions are appetizer size and not entrée. For the price you pay to see the ocean, we would have expected a little better all around meal.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The place was outstanding , it was a 1st date and it made a great impression

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Honestly by far it has to be the most gorgeous and outstanding place I’ve ever been to, I’m glad I chose this place to celebrate my husbands birthday!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We are very comfortable in fine dining establishments and looked forward to celebrating our anniversary weekend night at Splashes. Our table was not ready for our reservation time when we arrived so we sat at the bar for 30 minutes and had a cocktail. When we finally did sit down the room was really loud... we could hear detailed conversations from across the room, our table was dark (not romantic - just not lit ) and the prices were outrageous $40s for several main dishes. Note that we were staying at the Montage (5 star resort) so it wasn't the prices as much as the value since now our expectations were quite high. My spare ribs were too rich and over the top with flavor ... to be fair my husband loved his filet. The wine selection was weak and to expensive so we ordered a bottle of wine just to get some value- many wines by teh glass were $20 . We lived in south OC 20 years ago and I recall a meal at Splashes was special. I recommend yoy just go tothe bar and enjoy a drink, appetizers .... leave the dining to tourists who are willing to overpay for mediocre food.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Took my Fiancee there after I proposed to her from out blacony view at the surf and sand resort. The food and service was absolutely superb. The views of the ocean accompanied by the most beautiful sunset was perfect. If you get the chance we definitely recommend Splashes!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The only problem we encountered was the large, loud group next to us. Our table were also too close together and there was bumping of my chair as they sat down, so my friend and I physically moved our table further away so we had more room and the noise was more tolerable. We were very happy when they left. Otherwise, we had a very fun time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Organic
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food and the service was great the ambience of the restaurant was very nice the view of the ocean was great a good place to go for a special occasion.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fabulous atmosphere, we often forget there is a place just yards from the beach surf...the weather was perfect for an outside table in the evening with heat lamps if anyone needs them. The glass partition wall actually is a good sound barrier so the waves aren’t too loud for conversation. Our server Kyle was great and very attentive. Five stars all the way.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My wife and I had a lovely time. Best anniversary dinner yet! We’ll definitely be back!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Casual, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Someone recommended this restaurant at the Surf and Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach. The food was disappointing. My friend actually sent her calamari back. Very limited menu. I won't go back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outdoor dining ambience...really poor! Cramped walkway up against a concrete wall.
Waiters and patrons had to squeeze by table. No privacy....Small cheap looking tables with no table cloth or placemats. Best part of meal was the ocean view. Wine list was inaccurate.
No way this is a 5 Star place...

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Lovely setting, just amazing to sit close by the beach watching the waves ...
It was my daughters birthday.
She had the best meal, Duck, which was cooked to perfection so tender and tasty!
And they served her a lovely crème brulée
with a lit candle by surprise very kind of them. Great staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We stayed at the the Surf and Sand. The restaurant was recommended by some one who knows Laguna dining. We shall now recommend it to our friends. The ocean view was beautiful. The service was very good, and the meals were excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Divine food

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 27, 2017

As always...a treasure-with extraordinary pounding surf just feet away...fab food and service....special attention to a bday made it even more special!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I took my best friend here for her birthday and we both loved it so much! The food was so amazing, everything we ordered was cooked to perfection. The service was phenomenal and the view from our table was to die for.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Cozy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 24, 2017

This is by far one od the most aqeso.e restaurants I have ever been to. The ambiance with being on the water is amazing. Food was outstanding, wine list plentiful and service incredible. This was a recommendation by another server in Newport Beach and she was spot on. Will be back again next time in the area.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I love, love, love Splashes! No better ocean views anywhere, even at night because they light the beach! Food was excellent, as was the service. (It's rare to have a restaurant with this good of food right on the beach!). This is the perfect destination any time of day.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The foods were at ok level. Not too good; Not too bad.
The waiter accidentally spilled a drink on my friend. They didn't do anything at the beginning. Although the waiter and manager said sorry to my friend later on, verbal apologies couldn't help my friend’s feeling, especially when she was in a wet sticky dress.
They promised to offer her free meal, but she still paid her drink at the end.
Besides this accident, the outdoor umbrella fell down, making loud noise. It was lucky that nobody was around and got hurt. Still, it made our feeling even worse.
We won't go there again and strongly won't recommend our friends for sure.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love listening to the waves. Food was great even the brussel's sprouts which I found delicious! Noise level a bit high. But the experience was fantastic and will visit again next time in town .

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was wonderful. The service was outstanding. Our only problem was despite having a 7:00 reservation made weeks in advance, it was 35 minutes before we were seated.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I am disappointed that the preparation of our entrees fell far short for the prices charged. My swordfish portion was exceptionally small and the accompanying vegetables were “off” and unedible. This serving was by no means a full serving and more akin to a “small plate” portion that would be offered at other restaurants in Laguna. Our shishito pepper appetizer was flavorless and under cooked. Our seating space was very cramped and in the servers traffic lane making a peaceful anniversary dinner difficult to enjoy. The only thing that kept us at the table was the attentive server. It’s too bad he was not in the kitchen. I venture to say our meals may have been prepared better. We have lived and dined in Laguna Beach for nearly 50 years, it is likely we will not return. $160.00 for a dinner for two is better spent elsewhere.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was as always delicious. The cappuccinos were not as good as I had before.

One issue was in the bar downstairs my gf, my mother, my aunt and myself ordered a few drinks, my gf who is 34 was asked for ID. Now my gf had her car / purse stolen and didn't have any ID. She was told she couldn't be served alcohol, not a good end to the evening

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The staff (hostess and waiter) were very attentive and friendly. In regards to dinner, I had the branzino which was a little fishy and bland tasting. Jon had the Halibut and he said his fish was very dry and also bland. I guess we expected more from the food especially at the price point. When I talked to my other boss, he said the food has gone down hill in the last few years. The reason we go is for the view and it is not terrible just not at the caliber we think the food should be. I hope this is helpful. Thank you.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Fun, Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great restaurant for any occasion. It is hard to decide which is better, the view or the food. Just try it as you can not go wrong. Great place for dates.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Cozy, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great service, fabulous food, extraordinary view, but pricey.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great dinner, great service, great view!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Fantastic experience. We celebrated our 25th anniversary and our server, Phillip really made our night special. Our only knock would be on the hostess. She sat us near a screaming toddler for our special night. She acted like she really didn’t care. She was sitting at the podium on her cell phone and nibbling on something. Phillip moved us to a more suitable table. He paid our every need and took such great care of us. We ordered the Chilean Sea Bass special and the Salmon. Both were cooked to perfection. Thank you zphillip and Splashes for making our night special!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent service at a breathtaking location. Appetizers octopus and lobster bisque were excellent. Main dishes (lobster was ok, but halibut was way too try) were just average. Creme brûlée was also amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Upon arrival the hostess was arguing with someone on the phone about a cancelled reservation and insisting that they be charged for cancelling. That’s fine if that’s the policy but she kept three parties waiting as she argued with this person. Should have arranged to sit the parties and not keep everyone waiting. Wait service was mediocre never stopped by to take order. Kale salad had no kale. Just Romain. Menu was misleading. Wine came out totally wrong temperature. Overall very weak experience.

Tags: Bar Seating
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