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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 - 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;

Cross Street:
Mountain Road - North; Blue Bird Canyon - South

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 376-2779

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

Parking Details:
$8 validated valet parking and street parking are available

Executive Chef:
Ron Fougeray

Additional:
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

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Spend Christmas Day seaside and enjoy holiday-inspired dishes that will get you in the spirit of the season!
OUR CHEF HAS PREPARED A DELECTABLE 3-COURSE MEAL SERVED FROM 12-8 PM.
$85 LUNCH / $120 DINNER . Please be advised that our regular Splashes Menu will not be available for lunch or dinner.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the new year in the heart of Laguna Beach with a delicious seasonally-inspired meal to remember!
OUR CHEF HAS PREPARED A DELECTABLE 4-COURSE MEAL SERVED FROM 5-11 PM PRICED AT $135 PER PERSON. Please be advised that our regular Splashes Menu will not be available for dinner.

Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (80)
Scenic View (79)
Special Occasion (66)
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Romantic (64)
Great for Outdoor Dining (61)
Good for a Date (57)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Worth the Drive (41)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Great for Lunch (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Fun (17)
Cozy (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Business Meals (15)
Casual (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Healthy (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
People Watching (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Authentic (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Organic (7)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Food and drinks were amazing! We had s group get together. We had the best time ever!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Breath taking view and service was great! Love the Brussels sprouts for appetizer!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Love the restaurant and the setting...sand and waves lit at night and beautiful views of Laguna shore during the days. Have eaten here numerous times before.

Although the food is extremely well done, and the presentation is normally excellent the frustration I felt was it was very over priced for what we were experiencing as a group of 7. We booked well in advance, requested special seating and birthday.

The negative was that we were seated outside in a very cramped and crowded patio deck, under four heat lamps and a giant tree. It was crowded and hard to get into the table. No table cloths for a luxury dinner seating. Awkward for the servers at the very best. Did not offer the same level of service as inside in the main restaurant. If anyone got up half the table had to move.

For the Very Significant price we paid per head ($1000 for 7) it was not reflected in the seating we were given, nor in the manner in which we were able to enjoy the evening.

Just a little disappointing and not what we were expecting based on early bookings and the price we paid per person for dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

A great place for a special occasion. Outstanding views, great food and great service all combined. We arrived early to see the sunset and found a place in the bar. Then moved to the restaurant for a great dinner with friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Beautiful view, excellent service and exquisite food!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Super service for Birthday celebration.

We were celebrating our daughter's birthday and this was the first time we had dined at the restaurant, though we have been to Splashes bar many times. Patrick, our server, was genuinely friendly and personable, and provided great service and suggestions-- truly enhanced our dining experience. The three of us split the Caesar salad which was enough for all We then ordered the swordfish special, the short ribs and the goat cheese gnocchi. All were prepared with a twist to varying degrees of satisfaction. I have never had gnocchi prepared this way--the unusual ingredients presented in a bowl combination.My husband's short ribs were tender and tasty but the pairing with couscous just was not his preference. And my daughter also liked her swordfish special but found the ingredients somewhat different than she was anticipating as well. Overall, it was a wonderful experience for us but I think diners should expect to receive nontrafionally prepared meals.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Beautiful setting!
We were seated downstairs just above the crashing waves in the beach. Food was good but the real draw is the beautiful ocean view. Service was excellent as were the comped desserts.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Table that they sat us at was extremely Dark. Had Trouble reading menu and also even seeing the food on the plates served
Food was very Good and Service was good.
Restrooms were wet and sandy from Beach using the restroom.
Hotel is old and one elevator was out of order. Hallway from elevator to Restaurant in need of painting and Fixtures

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very humble experience with my wife. Food was delicious, savory and reasonably priced. The service was exceptional. My wife was very pleased spending her birthday for brunch at Splashes. We will definitely return for the wonderful view of the beach. The sound of the waves crashing was so relaxing I could've took a nap at the table.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was awesome.. great food. The woman i took wasnt worth the effort or time tho..

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Anniversary diner while watching the surf, it was a very quiet evening with few tables occupied. They have a new menu and we tried the fried octopus which was a delicious starter. I ordered the short ribs which came out so dry and tasteless that I refused them and sent them back. Switching them out for the scallops like my spouse ordered, and they were fantastic. Manager also comped another round of cocktails for us, so they did the right thing. However, waiter was seldom seen and MIA most of the diner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Lovely spot to celebrate our 49th anniversary. The service was perfection, my salmon was interesting and delicious. Our view of the rolling waves and vast ocean was breathtaking. So happy that we chose “Splashes” for our anniversary lunch.
❤️🌊🥂

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Amazing view, great food, and friendly staff! A must stop restaurant in Laguna

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was my first time here. I was seated promptly. The breakfast burrito I had was really tasty. And I loved the spicy salsa that came with it. The gorgeous view can not be beat. The service was a little slower than I would have liked but the busboy took good care of me and kept my glass full. I am looking forward to my next visit

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Splashes is our "Special Occasion" special restaurant with superb, creative food with an ocean-side dining and view. It's our go-to restaurant when we want to impress or celebrate!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The waiter was very rude and not knowledgeable of the menu

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Usually love it here. One of our first choices. Love the chef. But today something happened. It was a special occasion. We had 2 children with us. One very-we’ll behaves 5-year old and a 17-month old. He fussed a little, but normal. The service was horrible. Sooo slow. The waiter missed several items we asked for, delivering a Bloody Mary at the very end, which had to be sucked down in order not to waste the $15, and because it took us over 2 hours to get and eat lunch the kids were getting restless -we had to go! Will always go back but likely for dinner only. Lunch wasn’t a 5 star performance like dinner usually is.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great ocean view table and excellent 3 course dinner.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Amazing beach view! Ask for a table by the glass, it's worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing dining experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The view is beautiful. Ambiance is refreshing. Food is mediocre. Service could improve.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

You can't beat the views. Fine dining with sound of waves in the background. We went for dinner. Will come back for day time experience so we can see the amazing views during our meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

Great spot

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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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