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About VUE

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.

25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American

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.

Cross Street:
Pacific Coast Highway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 487-7555

Website:
http://www.lagunacliffs.com/vue/index.asp

Parking Details:
Valet only

Executive Chef:
Salvatore Giuliano

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

Specials

Breakfast with Santa

Sunday Dec 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wine Pairing Dinner-Duckhorn Winery

Saturday Dec 2, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Specials

Breakfast with Santa

Sunday Dec 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Details

Santa will be taking a break from checking his list twice to take pictures with your family. Enjoy breakfast, movies, arts & crafts, waffle decorating and much more. Adults: $35.00, add bottomless Mimosas for $10.00 more Children (ages 6-12): $10. Excludes Tax and Tip. Price does not include tax or gratuity. Based upon availablity. Special valid on Sunday Dec 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Wine Pairing Dinner-Duckhorn Winery

Saturday Dec 2, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

Enjoy a night hosted by Executive Chef Salvatore Giuliano and Duckhorn’s own Advanced Sommelier as they guide you through an expertly paired five course meal. $*95.00 per person. *Price does not include tax or gratuity. Excludes Tax and Tip. For more information please call 949-487-7577. Based upon availability. Special valid on Saturday Dec 2, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

VUE Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
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Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Waterfront (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Authentic (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quick Bite, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Disabled Access, Scenic View
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (México)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined 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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Waterfront, Fun, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (Orange County)·Dined 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined 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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined 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 😊

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined 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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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined 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.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Changed their menu very disappointing will not be going back unless menu changes back. Not good for a romantic dinner base on menu choices. Lunch is still good for patio seating.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Junky food. Much better as a brunch setting.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2016

First of all - the menu on Open Table - is not the current menu. I used the menu when selecting this restaurant tonight for a party of four. We are staying at the hotel.

When we got the menu, I looked at it and said, sorry, this looks like the lunch menu. Waiter, a nice young man, says that is their menu. They have a new chef.

So instead of getting a selection of the lovely menu listed on Open Table, we could choose between hamburger, Rueben, club sandwich that was a lot of processed chicken on dark bread with a slice of cheese. There were a few other lunch type items and three or four dinner items which were priced like the old menu.

I'm gluten free. Their French fries are not gluten free. Very minimal choices.

The food, other than the club sandwich was ok. Our friends loved the tempura battered carrot cake. It's pretty much a coffee shop with a great view. The server was pleasant. He tried.

Maybe the menu will get better. Check before you go unless you want sandwiches or salad. Only seafood is a farmed Scottish salmon.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 18, 2016

This was my second visit for lunch at Vue. It was a birthday celebration and the celebrant and his wife enjoyed It The staff was most cordial especially the lovely lady hostess.
In my opinion I felt the menu was somewhat limited. Would have liked more of a variety.
also, I tried to make a reservation a week in advance and was told no one was available (this was in early afternoon) and received little encouragement. I finally made reservations online.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 18, 2016

Eager to go back.
Excellent place, all around. There is a certain serenity here that needs to be experienced and not just spoken.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 3, 2016

My wife and I were celebrating our 22nd anniversary and planned a weekend trip from the SF Bay Area. I made reservations at Vue for Saturday at 7:00 with a window seat request. Didn't need it, there was only one other couple in the whole restaurant. The view would have been great but there was a wedding going on outside blocking it. We enjoyed watching the reception though. The food was good, We both had Filet Mignon and it was cooked to our specifications.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2016

We had a wonderful meal with a wonder server with a wonderful view!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fun, Scenic View, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 18, 2016

Nice place & good services! We will come back again!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Food good. Got my bill and had a $20 charge for my martini. Tried to charge me $5 for olive juice. They took it off and apologized. I expect to pay $15 for a martini in DP, but usually it's a good size drink. This one was done in 3 sips. Felt like a gip. Other than that my wife and I enjoyed our meal and enjoyed to view.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 19, 2016

The service was wonderful. The view was beautiful, and the food was delicious. We would definitely come back to this hidden gem.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2016

The menu was very small and limited and NOT the same menu as posted online. We won't go back for the food, but it would be a good place to have drinks outside and gaze at the view. Beware though, there is only valet parking and even when you eat at the restaurant, they still charge $7 for parking.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 22, 2016

The breakfast buffet is delicious! It has so much to offer. All that you would expect in a brunch buffet, with the exception of a carving station. The omelettes are custom to order, and everything else is fresh, & very nicely displayed. The view of Dana Point Harbor is delightful. The service is exceptional! Lilly & her staff do a fabulous job at making your dining experience lovely. Many thanks!

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