VUE

4.0
169 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Scenic View
  • Kid-friendly
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.
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Delivery or takeout
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
Reviews from verified diners
169 reviews
4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
48%
Very Good
20%
Good
20%
Fair
6%
Poor
6%
4.0
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Group of 12; both our Server, Austin, and the kitchen staff exceeded expectations. Everything flowed from start to finish, allowing us to thoroughly enjoy the evening setting outside, and the company on hand.

The dining experience parallels the same service I have experienced, with both my business and personal stays, at the Laguna Cliffs Hotel Marriott.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was good and fresh. Our waiter Homero was fantastic. The hostess seated us right away. I am a definite customer!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Good was great.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

It’s a Marriott Resort🙁Too many kids and very very loud. Children running everywhere and playing with beach balls in the dining area. No music! Poor ambience. I will not return even thou the food and service was excellent.

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

I hard been there before and i loved it. Not so good today.
If you are lucky they will seat you outside where is beautiful but even with reservation we were sat inside which looks like a cheap cafeteria. Not worth it. The waitress was super nice but the busboys very rude.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

great service, wonderful foo. and a beautiful view.

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1.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Don’t go there, you will be disappointed!!! The food is ok, but the service is horrible!!! The servers were very rude , and it’s not a kid friendly place, the room was dark we could hardly see each other!

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Went for Mother’s Day. Our waiter was pretentious and condescending. My dad ordered a burger. It came out with the wrong cheese on it so he sent it back. When they brought it back out, it was clear they just scraped off the other cheese and gave him the same burger. It was also cold. He sent it back again. Third time was correct and he really enjoyed it. I ordered pizza with gluten free crust. It was eh. My mom’s salmon was excellent. The food and beverage manager was very helpful and courteous though should have comped my dad’s burger but did not. The restaurant itself was bright, modern, and cheerful.

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food was terrible. Three of us didn’t eat our food and it looked like either the kitchen or waiters were under staffed. Restaurant was not busy but food took forever. The actual view area we wanted to sit in was closed due to construction so we ended up in what looked like any Marriott dining room. Won’t go back.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Beautiful setting in the Laguna Cliffs Marriott with a gorgeous view. Service was excellent and the food was good. We will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had no idea how expensive this place was. I searched for under $30!! Not even close. Feel horrible that we spent this much with 3 kids eating mostly cereal. Beautiful setting but will never go there again.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother's Day brunch was very good but a bit chaotic - I think the staff was a bit overwhelmed - nicely presented stations - I would come back for a quiet lunch or dinner - Salvatore is a wonderful chef and I would like to try him on a less stressful day. It's a lovely spot with a gorgeous view -out of town guests would love it

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

the mothers day brunch was very well put together, however disappointing that only large parties would be able to be seated on the grass area as opposed to up against the windows, hostesses need to be alittle more specific as to what you are to do such as the food stations

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Went for lunch, pretty much empty about 6 tables with people. Food was good, service was awful. Ive never had such bad service. First we ordered waters to drink then we ordered our meals. Bread was brought to the table but no plates, it was hard to get anyones attention fir them. When our food came that was the last we saw him. We didnt get our water filled once and we filled our own from our own bottles because we were desperate. It took forever to get our check as well. I will never go back there.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The hostess was fantastic. The food outstanding. The restaurant was clean. Our service was horrible. Jose was abrupt and provided no service. We had to find clean glasses and asked another server for hot coffee.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Tasty wine with a view - they comped the valet for a short stay which was unexpected and appreciated.

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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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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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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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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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