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VUE

4.3
152 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Brunch
Whether you're craving a relaxed ocean-view breakfast or anticipating a romantic anniversary dinner, our restaurant, Vue, is sure to meet your expectations. Our culinary team brings you exceptional Italian cuisine including the freshest meats and seafood. Our chefs have created a diverse menu, giving a local flair to a number of traditional favorites. A rich and varied wine list and an elegant yet casual atmosphere complete your dining experience. Visit us for breakfast, lunch or dinner and choose from indoor or outdoor seating.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast 6:30am-11am Monday-Saturday. Breakfast 6:30am-1:30pm Sunday. Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm Saturday & Sunday Only, Dinner 5pm-10pm Friday & Saturday Only.
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Phone number
(949) 487-7555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Salvatore Giuliano
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Cross street
Pacific Coast Highway
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Parking details
Valet only
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 152 People Are Saying
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I enjoyed everything about the evening. The food, the service and the Vue!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch.
Service was excellent. Loved our wait staff. And we have a lot of needy kids.
I loved it when they used to do the Easter brunch on a grander scale ...
Off one of the ballrooms and they used to have an amazing seafood buffet ... with large prawn shrimp ... loved the ham ... but would like to see roast beef maybe as well.
Honestly - it was a beautiful day and a great experience.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Very enjoyable evening despite weather view of ocean is fabulous .

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I was there with a group on Valentine’s Day. We were seated in the middle near the “live music” it was AWFUL. I am not sure why the restaurant manager thought VOLUME 999 was an option for a small sized restaurant. It completely ruined our conversation and was impossible to enjoy. Food was OK. Fish choices were sparse and they had no appetizers?!

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

First time & had out of town, Delaware state relatives.
Fabulous & the view was great!

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We visited this restaurant for dinner on Xmas Eve. The seating was good and the service was great. However, the food was average. For the price, we expected a little more effort.

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Went for Christmas Eve with parents that came out of town that day. We enjoyed being together but we did not enjoy the food. Sorry Vue..we were disappointed

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

I loved my vegan pizza and my husband loved his meatloaf. All had a good experience.

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3.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Beautiful restaurant. I would not recommend it for Thanksgiving.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Great way to spend Thanksgiving! The food was great and watching the sun set into the pacific ocean was a spectacular way to end a day of giving thanks!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Brunch at The Vue restaurant. The food (Turkey, prime rib, pork loin) all tasted great. Lots of choices. Great desert selection too.

We chose patio seating which offered a spectacular view.

Will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving lunch. The food was delicious. Always enjoy special holiday meals here.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

The food is always good and tasty. The service amazing. It is a go to place.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Vue is a nice restaurant overlooking Dana Point Harbor. We were a party of 10 with kids. Went for Sunday brunch. We were seated right away, nice big table outside on the grass with ocean view. White linens cover the table with coffee, water and juice all ready. Also two umbrellas were already set up over the table. Server Jose was very attentive. We were fine with the brunch selection. Saturday evening, we ate at Overvue, above the Vue. The appetizers were a generous portion. There was a good band playing. They sang to my Dad for his Birthday. Server was also attentive.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Upscale dining with great view. Chicken Masala was phenomenal, generous pours on the glasses of wine, great service.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2017

The service was excellent, & the view is great. It was nice to sit outside & watch kids playing on the spacious front lawn--even though they weren't our own! My husband & I got the Margarita pizza as an appetizer and the Italian meatloaf for dinner. The pizza was just ok, very skimpy on the cheese, but the meatloaf was fabulous. Recommended, especially if you are staying at the hotel.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Friendly staff, great food, amazing ocean view! Chef accommodated all of our specific dietary needs!

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Service was not very good. Our server was too casual and not very professional.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Great service and nice sea views!
Nice place for an special occasion.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Didn't expect much but wow we were amazed by the food and service! Not to mention the view.
We loved our food. The fried calamari, the Scottish salmon was full of flavor and the papardelle pasta was excellent. Will be back!!!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Beautiful views and great restaurant! We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2017

The occasion was the yearly Fourth of July Fireworks and Barbecue spectacular. And, as usual, it was a wonderful event. The food is very casual for this occasion and focuses on the traditional BBQ : barbecued chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled steaks, and baked beans. But there are enough interesting and delicious salads to keep the health conscious happy - as well as fresh watermelon for dessert. The custom mac and cheese station created a delicious bowl of everything - we shared more than one.
The live music is fun, the outdoor seating is lovely, and the family friendly atmosphere (and games for the kids) is great.
And, of course, the fireworks from Dana Point Harbor are thrilling!

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1.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Horrible experience. Our reservation was for 7pm. We were seated immediately, but our server did not greet us for half an hour. Ee finally ordered, but were still waiting for our meal at 8:30. We addressed the issue to the hostess, who apologized but we were unwilling to wait any longer. We went to the Vue Above Lounge upstairs, ordered, and received our meals within 20 minutes.

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2017

We had a very poor experience. Service was extremely slow. Only half the restaurant was open and the wrong half. All the tables with ocean view were kept empty. Strange decision for a restaurant called Vue. Staffing or management issue. I couldn't tell. We're local and this will be the last time we visit Vue.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2017

Our waiter was as nice as could be, but the food was just fair. Not the kind of seafood one would expect at a beach restaurant. The grounds and the view were great.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2017

The Vue is outstanding. We got there early and we were seated. The service was outstanding and the food good. Would go there again.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2017

Excellent service, very nice, clean buffet with superior chefs at the omelet and waffle bars, very fresh fruit, hot dishes, everything perfect for a Sunday brunch. A very nice, orange county secret!!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Great location for a Sunday Brunch. Lots of tables. Well organized.

Although I booked 2 days in advance, they didn't have our reservation, and seated us inside, by the kitchen. So no stars there.

Staff was very attentive and most of the food options were tasty. (Breakfast, omletes to

The Chocolate Fountains were a hit.

$95/pp Pricing was off a bid and charging $20 for parking, ($13 voucher) didn't help as a exiting experience.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2017

The restaurant is beautiful. The staff is warm and friendly. The food was excellent as well as the service. It is a gem! The only bad thing was the restaurant was freezing. Also I wanted an early reservation and Open Table said there were none. When I got there the restaurant was empty.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Our waiter, Alec, was super awesome. Extremely polite and very attentive. He made some great suggestions.

The ambiance was great. It was quiet for a Friday night, which surprised me, but the view of the ocean was amazing.

My only complaint is that both mine and my boyfriend's meat was a bit overcooked. We both asked for medium and definitely got well done. But it still tasted good. The sangria is very good as well.

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Service was extremely bad, food was awful & the atmosphere wasn't anything special.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Fantastic restaurant, food, service & view! We went here to celebrate a special occasion and could have not been more pleased. Their fries are fantastic and their carrot cake dessert was out of this world! This restaurant and hotel is definitely a best kept secret and a place we will come back to again 😊

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Way over priced, food was less than acceptable, service was good. The stuffed shrimp tasted like artificial crab that had spoiled and had the consistency of hair and sawdust. Steak was good but small and the veggies were quite good. The soup was very good. Staff all seemed tense, they were friendly but artificially so.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

We have enjoyed several holiday meals at the Vue. This was Valentine's Day dinner and we both had a great experience. Nice guitar music was a plus.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2017

We stayed here over the weekend, and had our valentines dinner at Vue. The food was excellent. We had the crab cakes, and both of us had the filet. The steak was cooked perfectly medium rare, as ordered. The mashed potatoes were flavorful, but very smooth. They could have used some texture. Overall, the food is not the problem.
It's not fancy enough to charge the prices they do. Well, they're getting away with it, I guess--barely. It's kind of a cross between a fine seafood restaurant and a coffee shop. Cheesy carnations at the tables, lackluster decor.
The other problem was the service. It took over an hour to get our entrees and our waiter wandered around a lot, looking confused. The coordination between the kitchen and the waitstaff was seriously lacking. The fine-dining service you would expect here was absent. We ordered the creme brulees to go and were a little shocked to see the ramekins had been dumped out in the boxes. My husband's was chocolate, and it did not look appetizing AT ALL. Again, the food saves it again, because they were both delicious.
I wouldn't eat here again, the value to price is too low for us.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2017

We went to VUE as part of Dana Point Restaurant Week. We really wanted the stuffed prawns on their prix fixe menu.

While we are local. We had never been to VUE before. Perhaps it was an off night but it was a Saturday night and the restaurant was almost empty. This is good if you struggle to hear normally at restaurants. The service was very good, and the food tasted very good as well. But we found the ambiance weird and would not return for an evening dinner unless we were joining friends already going.

Perhaps during the day it's better especially as there is likely a view from the windows that's visible during the day.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2017

The Vue is in the 4 star Marriott. A beautiful hotel. The restaurant was empty. Only 3 couples on a Saturday. The staff said this was the usual.
Food was ok. Not a 4 star. We had the tasting menus. Very good salad. Butternut squash soup was interesting. Had a different flavor. Entry combo of soggy crumbs over shrimp & shortribs. Flavors were good but the soggy crust ruined the shrimp. Dessert of choc creme brûlée was tasty.
If this hotel wants to impress it needs to step up its restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2017

Everything was great except they cancelled my reservation instead of checking me in so I didn't get credit on my acct.

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3.0Dined on January 8, 2017

Very average buffet. Nothing special and the hot items look like they had been in the dish along time. The staff was courteous but posibly new to the job.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2016

Very nice restaurant on the hills overlooking the ocean. I have dined here seated inside and outside on the patio. Enjoyed both dinning spots. Great food and excellent service.

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