Permanently Closed - Watermarc

4.6
2396 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Watermarc Restaurant
Wa-ter-marc  (noun): A mark showing the greatest height
Watermarc Restaurant brings together the vision of pairing great food with great beverage.  Lunch and Dinner menus begin with a segment of 26 Grazing Plates, then move forward with more contemporary and traditional menu components. Watermarc blends elements of older, classic foods and beverages,  with contemporary cutting edge cuisines and drinks. Our wine program offers 239 different ways to enjoy remarkable wine with extraordinary food.  Selections represent varietals from around the world, each suited to enjoy with different types of food while grazing.  Our featured Cocktails selections offer ‘Up’, ‘Rocks’, ‘Muddled’ and ‘Sparkling’ Cocktails.   From classics such as ‘Brandy Alexander’ made with traditional French cognac made by the Hardy family, to ‘Fire and Ice’ blending Grey Goose Citrus vodka with jalapenos, cucumber and lime.  Watermarc is located in beautiful Laguna Beach, California.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipMyronL
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great spot for brunch. Attendance was small due to the current corona virus uproar.

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GailD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent meal and service.
Loved the sea bass, wedge salad & flan.
Service was spot on and helpful.

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vipSpiceman
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent all around. Interesting, high quality preparation, decent portions, nice selection/ variety. My halibut special was amazing and my dining partner loved the short ribs. Brussels sprout appetizer excellent- quite filling, though. Friendly, helpful waiter was attentive despite very busy restaurant. Surprised me with a birthday dessert.

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vipdiningdiva
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner, fantastic service... just wish I could sit NEXT to my sweetie, instead of across from him (especially since the noise level is a bit loud, but not bad). We plan to go back again soon. It was my birthday, and they did greet me with birthday wishes at the door, but no birthday dessert offered. hmmm....

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vipwatermarc
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great food, drinks, service and ambience..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food
Attentive staff

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vipLisaN
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We ordered the BLT salad and a cheese burger. The salad was good but the burger was dry and the bun was hard.

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Snifro
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a date night. Experience and ambiance was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Celebrate our 38th Anniversary. We made reservations on a whim after looking up what we’re the best places in Laguna to eat dinner! It didn’t disappoint! Wow first we had reservations for 6:45 but were able to be seated earlier. Waiter was on top of stuff! Wait staff kept water glass filled with out even asking! Food was so wonderful ! My hubby had lamp chops, I had the bone in filet mignon, shared a salad, and fingerling potatoes and we were in heaven. The beer was even very tasty! He even brought an anniversary flan for our celebration! Such a wonderful celebration! We would so go back to their restaurant in a heartbeat! Thanks for making our time so wonderful!

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Charlene
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

First time eating at this restaurant. The food was delicious. I would recommend the sea bass, scallops and double cut pork chops. The side of corn risotto, which had fresh corn in it, was another delicious dish. As the restaurant became more crowded, the noise level was higher and it became more difficult to carry on a conversation with people at the table.

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vipRAYJAY
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitresses was exceptional. She allowed us time to talk and timed the delivery of drinks and appetizers perfect ly. Diner was awesome and everything was prepared perfectly

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LindaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites! It’s always the guaranteed best spot to go when friends are visiting in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Watermarc. Service and food was wonderful. Seafood paella was delicious. Kevin was an excellent and knowledgeable server. Looking forward to my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Valentine’s Day a few days later to avoid the dining chaos that normally occurs. We experienced great service without feeling rushed and we had wonderful seats! It was a great experience!

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vipDonnaC
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently delicious and service is always above and beyond. Wish I knew our server’s name...we usually get him and he’s great!

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CorryJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, service was excellent. A bit noisy but added to the excitement. Highly recommend!

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vipMarykaydevine
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was a birthday brunch for a special person. It was just great except that this is a holiday weekend in this beach town and ONE server had to manage the whole front area of the restaurant. I felt so sorry for him. It was not his fault that the service was not up to the usual excellence this restaurant provides.

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DEANR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time the food and service is the best ! Great run restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant but was not as delicious as before

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The proprietor greeted us immediately with spunk..great energy... before directing us toward the bar to enjoy a beverage while our table was being prepared. The bartender was friendly and very knowledgeable with a smooth and calming demeanor. He was very professional and the drinks were spot on. Our server was energetic and engaged yet knew when to give us some time and space. Great sense of humor, as well. The food was fresh and flavorful, hearty portions and nicely presented. The Lunch Box dessert was unexpected, delicious and just darn fun - a total nod to days past. Yum! The music was a great compilation of throw back 80’s tunes, adding another great element to our night. We loved every minute. Great place!!

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AaronL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place and excellent service! Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and amazing service. Definitely worth checking out!

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Daisygirl
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!! The view, ambiance, food, service, everything is just wonderful!! I have been coming here for years. The upstairs seating is so quaint and overlooks the lovely brick walkway below.

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vipglutton
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was so attentive and helpful. I lov the option of small plates as well as entree’s. Food was delicious.

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PatriciaD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is good. The happy hour menu good. The down stairs is a bit noisy, but the service is really good. One of my favorite places.

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vipAlexandriaLocal
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. The short rib was not only excellent, but also beautifully prepared. The broccoli with manchego shavings was a pleasant surprise. The salmon was some of the best he tasted. Creamed spinach was unique and tasty. Top notch waiter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

What a lovely gem. Food was amazing, staff was excellent and def coming back!

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SAMO
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a lunch meeting. The music was a little loud in the restaurant but at an outside table it was perfect.

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vipMelindy
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Difficult night because a very loud and obnoxious woman in the restaurant. The staff and management did an excellent job addressing the situation and making their best efforts to keep everyone happy. Do not recommend the NY steak. Fatting, tough and not all that good. Our waiter was excellent. Overall still had a nice evening.

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BarryS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Super noisey, had to yell across the table to have a conversation. Very cramped and uncomfortable, overall not a good experience. I don't think i will go back and I won't recommend it to friends.

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vipFancyCat
Orange County
77 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster bisque was excellent, as was the seabass. We enjoyed the ahi watermelon skewers and the salmon Nicoise was good. The veggie paella was outstanding and just as good warmed up the next day

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vipTony
Orange County
113 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meticulous attebntion to detail. Imaginative. Welcoming. Burgers a great but during Happy Hour.

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vipAlleyCat
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great brunch

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MichaelH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good... nothing to get excited about. Food was pretty good, service was average but the restaurant itself is a bit “eh” for the price.

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SeanJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a Saturday Brunch, the food was great, and so was the service.

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Moneyguy
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner on New Year's Eve. Nice setting upstairs. Casual but refined. Would definitely go again when in Laguna Beach.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food and service. We will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were all very impressed with our food. Bone in filet, scallops, burrata app...try the spicy cucumber martini! Wait staff was very friendly. We will be back!

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vipSdmmbay
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

I have been going here for years. We had reservation. Reconfirmed twice and called enroute.
Joe assigned us crappy table upstairs when he knew he would be brief. You don’t treat loyal customers like crap. We moved to community table. I guess we don’t qualify to sit in an open table by window.

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EliasA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Overpriced food. I can get tastier burgers from just about any other hamburger place. I really didn’t like that they charge for soda refills. Hardly anyone does that and if they do, they tell you they do when you request a refill. This place didn’t. They also charged for a small flan dessert which was brought out because it was my mom’s birthday.

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Permanently Closed - Watermarc is rated 4.6 stars by 2396 OpenTable diners.