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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
7:00 PM
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Watermarc

4.6
1893 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Watermarc Restaurant
Wa-ter-marc  (noun): A mark showing the greatest height
Watermarc Restaurant brings together the vision of pairing great food with great beverage.  Lunch and Dinner menus begin with a segment of 26 Grazing Plates, then move forward with more contemporary and traditional menu components. Watermarc blends elements of older, classic foods and beverages,  with contemporary cutting edge cuisines and drinks. Our wine program offers 239 different ways to enjoy remarkable wine with extraordinary food.  Selections represent varietals from around the world, each suited to enjoy with different types of food while grazing.  Our featured Cocktails selections offer ‘Up’, ‘Rocks’, ‘Muddled’ and ‘Sparkling’ Cocktails.   From classics such as ‘Brandy Alexander’ made with traditional French cognac made by the Hardy family, to ‘Fire and Ice’ blending Grey Goose Citrus vodka with jalapenos, cucumber and lime.  Watermarc is located in beautiful Laguna Beach, California.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, International
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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
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Phone number
(949) 376-6272
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Marc Cohen
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Laguna Avenue
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Parking details
A Metered 2 level parking structure right behind our restaurant. After 7 PM is free
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1893 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HeidiF (Orange County)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Everything was very nice. I wish there were more vegan options but the food was very good that we ordered. Stay was super friendly and recommended great things on the menu. We did not have to wait at all for our reservation.

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luvMaine (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food as always. Upstairs is much quieter than downstairs though downstairs is fun and lively

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vipJimD (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We've been to nearly every restaurant in Laguna Beach and Watermarc is absolutely the best. We've been here many times and are never disappointed. The food is excellent, the ambiance is great and the service is wonderful. We've had Megan as our server several times and she is really fantastic. Highly recommend Watermarc!

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vipLegacyrunner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We stumbled upon this place months ago and searched for it so we could go back again! It was worth it! The pork chop is memorable and the filet 3 ways is fun. Fun place and we will be going back again.

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vipLgm17 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Our waiter Kevin was wonderful. All of his recommendations were spot on. The food was delicious and the service great. We had not been there for a bit but we will definitely be dining there again soon! Bravo Mr. Cohen and all of the chefs! Loved everything!

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JoshuaM 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

I took my girlfriend for our two year anniversary. We’d never been and I wanted to surprise my gf, she had no clue and she loved it! Wade was our server and he did a fantastic job! Thank you, Wade. We’ll definitely be back again!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I don’t want to write a review. Thanks

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nope (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Everything was fantastic! From the service to the food, everything was the best!

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Ivet (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I was expecting tapas but the menu was regular size items

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vipPacman (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Place was full of young valentine couples having a great night out. Sea bass was splendid and the cocktails super. Love the place - it changes with the times and palates and is always current!

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AlexandraK (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Watermarc is fast becoming a favorite on our list! The ambiance and menu are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing food! Tables on Vsnentines Day were a little cramped though. There are some lovely romantic tables outside but it was too cold to go out there and they didn’t have heaters. Restaurant was also cold so ladies had to keep jackets on during dinner! Fast service though and fun evening!

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vipFoodie (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We go for the lobster paella it’s incredible but the menu is very very very meat Way to much from appetizers to main course my husband doesn’t eat meat do it was same old salmon again no rice and tiny portion of vegetables deserts are very boring same old creme brûlée etc

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vipgoodman (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had reservations and were the first to be seated on Valentine's Day. We ordered and 10 minutes later another couple arrived and ordered. Then 20 minutes passed a single woman was seated to our right. Etched were served 20 minutes before us. We did not say anything because we had a great server but this was not right!

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Amory (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was great, but that's the only reason I will return. We all had mojitos and they were tasteless and very weak. Now the most frustrating part of our visit is the seating. Both the chairs and the bench seating are worn out. The chairs cushioning is so bad that i could feel the frame uncomfortably beneath me, and bench seating is so worn that my wife looked like a child sitting so low below the table top height. Great food, great vibe, but the seating needs to be resolved.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great location and ambiance. Food was very good and we enjoyed the evening. Paella was a little dry but overall Good Flavor

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caymus79 (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great restaurant with great service, but it was too noisy for me

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved it! It was so cozy, intimate, but yet had a real modern flair. I really enjoyed the food. I ordered lamb chops and my husband ordered salmon. Both were delicious

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vipDisappointing (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

One of my very favorite restaurants in OC. Great food, excellent service and a great place to just hang out!

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OCDiner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Met an old friend there for dinner last week. Pleasantly surprised to find grilled octopus on the menu (delicious!) as well paella and some other interesting dishes. Wine list was good and the three amigos dessert was fabulous! Liked the place so much I booked a reservation to celebrate Valentine’s Day there.

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