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Watermarc, Laguna Beach, CA

Watermarc

4.6
4.6
2396 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 12:00pm Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Brunch Saturday- Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 376-6272

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marc Cohen

  • Private party facilities

    Our Upstairs Terrace seats 40 Guests.

  • Private party contact

    Lucy Delgadillo : (949) 376-6272

  • Neighborhood

    Laguna Beach

  • Cross street

    Laguna Avenue

  • Parking details

    A Metered 2 level parking structure right behind our restaurant. After 7 PM is free

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Grazing Plates

  • Lobster Cognac Bisque$15.00

    sweet corn cream

    • Oysters on the Half Shell$11.00

      watermelon vodka granita

      • Sizzling Garlic Shrimp$19.00

        black garlic, fennel, sweet onion

        • Burrata Mozzarella$17.00

          heirloom tomato panzanella, herb pesto, aged balsamic

          • N.Y. Carpaccio$17.00

            beets, goat cheese, candied hazelnuts

            • Salt Cod + Potato Croquettes$15.00

              clover honey aioli

              • Zucchini Naan$17.00

                smoked mozzarella, tomatoes, chili, garlic

                • Bacon Wrapped Dates$10.00

                  almonds, balsamic brown sugar

                  • Fried Brussels Sprouts$15.00

                    sweet thai chili, tempura crunch

                    • Ahi Watermelon Skewers$16.00

                      seaweed salad, pickled ginger, ponzu

                      • Charred Spanish Octopus$19.00

                        fingerling potatoes, chorizo, chimichurri

                        • Oysters Rockefeller$16.00

                          creamed spinach, gruyère, bacon dust

                          • Gnocchi$15.00

                            roman style, gorgonzola mornay, fried rosemary

                            • House Made Ricotta$17.00

                              vine dried raisins, honeycomb, marcona almonds

                              • S + P Fried Baby Calamari$17.00

                                scallion, fresno chiles, aioli

                                • Lamb Chops$21.00

                                  beet hummus, pickled cucumber, feta, tzatziki

                                  Salads

                                  • Greens$12.00

                                    beets, tomato, gorgonzola, sherry vinaigrette

                                    • B-L-T Wedge$16.00

                                      heirloom tomato, braised bacon, sweet fried onions, point reyes wedge, buttermilk blue cheese dressing

                                      • Salmon Niçoise$23.00

                                        arugula, haricot vert, tomato, egg, potato, olive tapenade

                                        • Wm Chop$13.00

                                          salami, provolone, onion, cucumber, chickpeas, tomato, red wine vinaigrette

                                          • Caesar$14.00

                                            hearts of romaine, white anchovies, parmesan crisp

                                            • Lamb Salad$23.00

                                              grilled romaine, cucumber, feta, red onions, tomato, olives, meyer lemon vinaigrette

                                              Paellas

                                              • Vegetable$29.00

                                                chef's selection of seasonal vegetables

                                                • Poultry$33.00

                                                  chicken, chorizo, wild mushrooms

                                                  • Seafood$42.00

                                                    1/2 maine lobster, mussels, shrimp, calamari, linguiça

                                                    Entrees

                                                    • Scottish Salmon$30.00

                                                      goat cheese gnocchi, sweet pepper cream

                                                      • Chilean Sea Bass$42.00

                                                        wild mushroom quinoa, herb jus

                                                        • "1855" New York Strip Steak$38.00

                                                          fingerling potatoes, shishito peppers romesco

                                                          • Dayboat Scallops$32.00

                                                            lobster risotto, sofrito

                                                            • Braised Shortrib$33.00

                                                              heirloom carrots, celery root purée

                                                              • Smoked Double-Cut Pork Chop$34.00

                                                                sweet potato hash, bourbon demi-glace

                                                                • Filet Three Ways$39.00

                                                                  Oscar: lump crab, asparagus, béarnaise; Wellington: mushroom duxelle, puff pastry; Diane: cipollini onion rings, brandy cream

                                                                  Vegetables

                                                                  $13

                                                                  • Creamed Spinach

                                                                    béchamel, gruyère, bacon dust

                                                                    • Roasted Heirloom Cauliflower

                                                                      velouté, buttered crumbs

                                                                      • Broccolini

                                                                        lemon, manchego

                                                                        • Mushrooms

                                                                          red wine, thyme

                                                                          Starches

                                                                          $13

                                                                          • Sweet Corn Risotto

                                                                            sofrito, herb jus

                                                                            • Spätzle Mac N Cheese

                                                                              mornay, crispy shallots

                                                                              • Duck Fat Fries

                                                                                house ketchup, aioli, chimichurri

                                                                                • Lyonnaise Potatoes

                                                                                  caramelized onions, lardons, veal stock

                                                                                  Whiskey Signature Cocktails

                                                                                  • 4-Grain Old Fashioned$14.00

                                                                                    bulleit rye, drunk cherry, orange soda, clove

                                                                                    • Eastside Manhattan$15.00

                                                                                      redemption rye, chocolate bitters, averna, luxardo

                                                                                      • Georgia on My Mind$15.00

                                                                                        four roses bourbon, aperol, peach

                                                                                        Cocktails

                                                                                        $15

                                                                                        • Positano

                                                                                          aperol, grapefruit, prosecco

                                                                                          • Strawberry Fields Forever

                                                                                            chardonnay, gin, basil, strawberry, st. germain

                                                                                            • Industr{e}y Sour

                                                                                              redwood empire american whiskey, fernet francisco, lemon, drunken cherry juice

                                                                                              • Oaxacan in Memphis

                                                                                                casamigos reposado, cynar, el silencio oaxacan mescal, chocolate bitters, orange, agave

                                                                                                • Blueberry Coconut Mojito

                                                                                                  rumhaven coconut rum, mint, lime, soda, fresh muddled blueberries

                                                                                                  • Margarita Fresca

                                                                                                    sauza silver, fresh muddled citrus

                                                                                                    Martinis

                                                                                                    $16

                                                                                                    • The Watermarc

                                                                                                      pear infused vodka, bubbles, hawaiian ginger

                                                                                                      • Fire & Ice

                                                                                                        vodka, citrus, jalapeño, cucumber

                                                                                                        • Eradication of Incurable Sadness

                                                                                                          hendrick's gin, cucumber, ginger, pomegranate

                                                                                                          • Le Métropolitain

                                                                                                            st. germain, lemon, vodka, strawberry purée, bubbles

                                                                                                            • Aviation

                                                                                                              benham's sonoma dry gin, lemon, maraschino liqueur, bitter truth violet liqueur

                                                                                                              • Hemingway Daiquiri

                                                                                                                havana club white rum, grapefruit juice, luxardo, lime

                                                                                                                Beers

                                                                                                                • Stella Artois, Belgium$7.00

                                                                                                                  • Seasonal Craft Selection, Southern California

                                                                                                                    • Mkt
                                                                                                                  • Bud Light, St. Louis, MO$6.00

                                                                                                                    • Pranqster, Belgian White, Fort Bragg, CA$8.00

                                                                                                                      • Mission Brewery, Amber Ale, San Diego, CA$7.00

                                                                                                                        • Lost Coast, Downtown Brown, Eureka, CA$7.00

                                                                                                                          • Towne Park, American Lager, Orange County, CA$7.00

                                                                                                                            • Samuel Smith's, Organic Lager, United Kingdom$9.00

                                                                                                                              • Bear Republic, "Racer 5" IPA , Healdsburg, CA$7.00

                                                                                                                                • Franziskaner, Hefe-Weissbier, Germany$8.00

                                                                                                                                  • Old Rasputin, Russian Imperial Stout, Fort Bragg, CA$8.00

                                                                                                                                    • North Coast Brewing Co, Baja Laguna Mexican-Style, Dark Lager, Fort Bragg, CA$8.00

                                                                                                                                      Whisk{e}y Cabinet

                                                                                                                                        American Standards

                                                                                                                                        • Four Roses Single Barrel$12.00

                                                                                                                                          • Bulleit$12.00

                                                                                                                                            • Jack Daniel's$12.00

                                                                                                                                              • Buffalo Trace$12.00

                                                                                                                                                • Redwood Empire$13.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Eagle Rare 10YR Single Barrel$13.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Knob Creek 9yr$12.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Maker's Mark$12.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Woodford Reserve$12.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Basil Hayden's$12.00

                                                                                                                                                            'The Kilts' Scotch Whisky

                                                                                                                                                            • Laphroig 10yr$14.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Glenmorangie 10yr$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Glenfiddich 12yr$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • The Glenlivet 12yr$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • The Macallan 12yr$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                      • Oban 14yr$19.00

                                                                                                                                                                        • The Glenlivet 18yr$22.00

                                                                                                                                                                          • The Macallan 18yr$54.00

                                                                                                                                                                            'The Bagpipes' Irish Whiskey

                                                                                                                                                                            • Jameson$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                              • Tullamore D.E.W.$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                • Red Breast Single Barrel 12yr$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  Ryes

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bulleit$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sazerac$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Templeton$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Redemption$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Michter's Single Barrel$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                                            Secret Stash

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Whistle Pig 10yr Rye$18.00

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Blanton's Single Barrel$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • High West 'Campfire'$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Elijah Craig Small Batch$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                      What 2,396 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.6
                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.6 based on recent ratings
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        MyronL

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        45 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 14, 2020

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Spiceman

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 7, 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                        diningdiva

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 6, 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                        YARDBAR

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                                        50 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 1, 2020

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Always great food, drinks, service and ambience..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                        25 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fabulous food Attentive staff

                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                        92 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        92 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                        The place was jumpin’ when we walked in - even with a reservation we waited just a few minutes (& this was a week night!) But once seated, we enjoyed our drinks, food and good service!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        LisaN

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        12 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. S

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Snifro

                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 23, 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 22, 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. RA

                                                                                                                                                                                                        RAYJAY

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                        37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 19, 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. LM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        LindaM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 17, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      14. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 17, 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      15. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 17, 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!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      16. DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        DonnaC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      17. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fantastic steak. Love the ambience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      18. CJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                        CorryJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      19. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Marykaydevine

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                        31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      20. DE

                                                                                                                                                                                                        DEANR

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      21. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 14, 2020

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nice restaurant but was not as delicious as before

                                                                                                                                                                                                      22. JG

                                                                                                                                                                                                        JGPBC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 13, 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!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      23. AL

                                                                                                                                                                                                        AaronL

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 13, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Great place and excellent service! Definitely recommend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      24. GM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        GinnyM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 12, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Phenomenal food and amazing service. Definitely worth checking out!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      25. D

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Daisygirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      26. g

                                                                                                                                                                                                        glutton

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                                        43 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        43 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      27. PD

                                                                                                                                                                                                        PatriciaD

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 8, 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      28. AL

                                                                                                                                                                                                        AlexandriaLocal

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        41 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        41 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 6, 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!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      29. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                                        43 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        43 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 2, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      30. SA

                                                                                                                                                                                                        SAMO

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      31. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Melindy

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 26, 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      32. BS

                                                                                                                                                                                                        BarryS

                                                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 26, 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      33. FC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        FancyCat

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                                        81 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        81 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 25, 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      34. T

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tony

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                                        135 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        135 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 18, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      35. AC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        AlleyCat

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 12, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Great brunch

                                                                                                                                                                                                      36. MH

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MichaelH

                                                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 5, 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      37. SJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                        SeanJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 4, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      38. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Moneyguy

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Palm Springs

                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      39. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Birmingham

                                                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      40. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Watermarc is rated 4.6 stars by 2396 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Permanently Closed

                                                                                                                                                                                                      This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Laguna Avenue

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Laguna Beach

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 12:00pm Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Brunch Saturday- Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                        American, Steakhouse, Seafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                                        A Metered 2 level parking structure right behind our restaurant. After 7 PM is free

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                                        AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Marc Cohen

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                                                        (949) 376-6272

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Our Upstairs Terrace seats 40 Guests.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lucy Delgadillo : (949) 376-6272

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