Watermarc

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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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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were superb. Couple that with the great dining ambiance and you have a perfect location. Our waiter recommended wine pairings with each course that perfectly our appetizers and meal.

The noise level and lighting were perfect for a great conversation with a friend. I will definitely return to Watermarc.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner!

LS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our family to Watermarc to celebrate our daughter's birthday. What a lovely experience! Kevin, our server, made the evening extra fun - we will definitely ask to be seated at his table when we return! Also, I want to point out how accommodating the kitchen was to our vegan companion - the chef offered several options to her, including things not ordinarily on the menu. We ordered such a wide variety of small plates and entrees, and one was more yummy than the next. Kudos to the kitchen and the service staff!

T
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foods were incredible! We were sat out on the terrace and we could smell the wonderful smell of waffles being made right below us.

MR
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The salmon and sea bass were amazing. And my wife loved the coconut mojito

MP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was no better than average and did not line up with the reviews I read. I had the Seabass. The food was prepared reasonably, but was not memorable. The service was excellent. It is a very loud environment.

RR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, as always . A regular haunt for us. Food, service always terrific

RB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service
Superior experience for date night!!

m
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our date night was not as special as we wanted it to be. The second floor was very loud so We asked to be moved to a quieter table closer to the outside balcony but our waiter was not very accommodating... he seemed rushed to get our order yet not very invested in our dinning experience. There are plenty of lovely restaurants in Laguna... this is not one of them.

KP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never had a bad dish at Watermarc. Everything was delicious and Wade was a personable and conscientious server. I particularly enjoyed the oysters Rockefeller, the duck fat fries, and the scallops.

m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

it was a bit loud upstairs but the food was all satisfying comfort food. delicious

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was ok. Restaurant was beautiful. Drinks were wonderful.

PH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overpriced for the quality. Was expecting much more from the high cost. Service was okay but not great. Wine list was not great but they did have a nice mixed drink selection.

A
Los Angeles
212 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable night at Watermarc. Excellent food and wine. Will definitely visit again.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place because we can count on it to always be consistent in the quality of the food and quality of service.

KR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Sunday lunch at Watermarc, sat by the window and were greeted quickly. They served a quality bloody mary and both the ahi watermelon skewers and the cheeseburger were amazing. I hope they keep the watermelon/ahi dish on the menu year round. Service was excellent, and it didn't break the bank... we'll be back soon.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Watermarc is one of our favorite restaurants. We’ve eaten there probably 15 or 20 times. The food, service and atmosphere is always great. We had the salmon this time and it was excellent - cooked perfectly.

MW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with friends in from out of town. Had a Martini, the Filet 3 Ways and Duck Fat Fries. Would get exact same thing next time.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio with our small kids and it was perfect. What great service and food!

M
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always! This place never lets me down.

m
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a party of 6 on a Sat eve at 7:30. Great service! Food was excellent and upstairs seating was perfect.
Matt

CA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, fantastic decor, excellent service, very high quality ingredients and creatively delicious food. Watermarc never disappoints!

J
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ordered the bone-in filet. Ordered medium rare, and most of it was extremely rare. I should have known better than to order steak. Also was served on top of a pancake or piece of bread that served no purpose because there was no sauce to mop up. No juices from the steak, just a teaspoon of some reduction sauce. Overall dish was dry and steak needed seasoning. Service was great though

L
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The location is also a plus.

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really nice dinner for 2. The downstairs looks like it might be crowded/noisy and better for friend gatherings but the open-air upstairs has a couple of romantic tables "in the trees" with great ambiance. Service, food and cocktails were all great.

K
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every moment;) Bone-in filet was incredible!!!

NT
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection !!

J
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!! Look forward to returning .

ES
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Chef must have changed. Food used to be amazing and is no longer the case.

DD
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous menu & wonderful,tasty preparation!

PF
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Watermarc was great.
We have visited Laguna Beach many times and this was our first time at the restaurant.
We had the cod and potato croquets for an appetizer, very tasty, excellent.
For entrees we had the Chilean Sea Bass and a special which was white salmon.
Both were great, the salmon was a little dry, over cooked, but had a glazed on it that made it very flavorful.
Service was great. Hope to make another visit.

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

SB
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was horrible. And the room smelled like bleach and cleaners. Don’t sit upstairs unless you are by the open windows. Food was not as good as normal. Always had great experiences here but this past weekend was an exception.

L
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and service

T
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! One of our favorite spots in Laguna. We had a burger and the salmon nicoise salad. Delicious!

DR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Date night made special at the Watermarc. Outstanding service. Appetizer consisted of the freshest and best prepared calamari we’ve had outside of Europe. I had the filet mignon three ways and my wife had the sea bass. Both were prepared perfectly. The food would have gotten 5 stars except our sides (two styles of potatoes) were not cooked correctly and were too salty. I recommend their martinis.

DH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food.....great service but get there early!

T
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Seafood Paella was very salty. Swordfish was cooked to perfection and the Green Salad was very nice.

OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We’ve been to Watermarc many times but today the food just wasn’t very good, it was bland. For what we got it was also very expensive. Service was good, but I don’t think we will be returning.