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Wind & Sea Restaurant, Dana Point, CA

Wind & Sea Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1717 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Wind & Sea Restaurant is located on the water in the Dana Point Harbor. With water on three sides, every table has a spectacular view.
We serve fresh fish selections daily as well as Alaskan King Crab Legs, lobster tail, shrimp, steaks, pasta, and vegetarian dishes.

Monday through Friday (not available Holidays and Special occasions) we have Hawaiian Happy Hour from 4:00 to 7:00 featuring our world famous Mai Tai's as well as draft beer, wine and food specials. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday, as well as plasma and big screen TV's, keep the lounge exciting at all times.

The waterfront open-air patio serves the full menu and is heated at night, perfect for an order of nachos and a margarita or a full dinner under the stars. Private banquet facilities accommodate 20 to 75.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:30 am–4:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 496-6500
  • Payment options
    Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We can cater events for up to 100 people. We specialize in boat parties. Pull your boat up in front of the resaurant and we can cater your cruise for you.
  • Private party facilities
    Private banquet room accommodates 20-100 . Full bar and view. We have the most reasonable rates in the area.
  • Private party contact
    Robin Rabe: (949) 496-6500
  • Neighborhood
    Dana Point / Monarch Beach
  • Cross street
    Dana Point Harbor Dr
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:00 PM
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,717 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Great for scenic views

  • South Orange County

    Great for scenic views

1,717 Reviews
  1. StephanieM

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to this restaurant many times. Most of the time I am thrilled, but this most recent visit was a bit of a disappointment. While our server, Holly, was professional and personable, we did receive our food cool. It quickly became cold, which is never a good look for fish and chips. The parking was a nightmare with three of the four of us having to park in a distant lot. We're all over 60 so, while the walk was scenic, it was also quite far.

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  2. ToniR

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As long time Dana Point locals, we always enjoy the Wind & Sea restaurant. It was my mother's 94th birthday yesterday and she loved her dinner party there. There were seven of us and we all loved our meals. We had seared ahi, veggie burgers, fried calamari steak, and wedge salad w/ bleu cheese and bacon. All an A+++ Our server was the best and even brought my mother a birthday ice cream pie wedge with a candle! Looking forward to our next visit for another enjoyable meal. Watching the sea lions from the window is an entertaining plus!

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  3. MelodyB

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A beautiful view of the harbor from most seats and excellent service. Food is good and competent.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is always a hit, never complain about our view. We had a very nice table for Mother’s Day overlooking the harbor. Probably the only complaint is they had changed the menu quite a bit so a lot of the staple dishes that I believe were quite popular back then they no longer have. I do understand that you have to keep the menu fresh, but with that, I didn’t find a lot of options on the menu as in before. The prices a bit steep, but I believe this has to do with the location and the ambience. Overall wind is still a definite, good choice.

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  5. WilliamT

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. The company was amazing and the surface was great! Look forward to going back.

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  6. Kevin

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great views in the restaurant. The food quality was good, but a little pricey. The service was good. We had a reservation but due to horrendous traffic, we were more than an hour late, but they were able to accomodate us. Parking is currently an issue due to the Harbor Renovation project, reducing the available parking space significantly.

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  7. JohnS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Poke appetizer was FANTASTIC. Server was exceptional.

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  8. Catcher

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a Pre-Mothers day dinner and it was perfect

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  9. JenniferK

    Orange County

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great views and ambience at Wind & Sea. We took out of town guests to show off the view for dinner. Fresh fish was delicious with some fun and different preparations. The restaurant has never disappointed me.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Older establishment with water view. Had salads and appetizers were good.

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  11. KaronB

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was absolutely fabulous! She was very knowledgeable and caring. Food was delicious, we couldn’t all finish our meals, we were too stuffed!

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  12. PrincessA

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can’t begin to thank the manager Tyler enough for his kindness. What an amazing guy and manager. He over heard me say I just had a knee replacement surgery and was kind enough to get me a bag of ice for my knee. This has always been one of our favorite spots because the food and service has always been wonderful. Thank you so much Tyler for making my first dinner out in a while so much more comfortable!!! The fish and chips is delicious by the way!

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  13. SusanT

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic. The view, our waiter Luke, delicious food,

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Without a doubt, the best waiter I have ever had there. She was so darling!

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  15. CNSx

    Calgary

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food Good service Great harbour views Good value

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  16. GaleP

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was very nice and accommodating, food freshly made, good quality and received in a timely manner.

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  17. DavidC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We began the evening with clam chowder and seafood bisque. The bisque was fair at best, the chowder terrible. It was mainly broth with too much thickener and not enough clams or potatoes. When my wife told the waiter that her uneaten chowder was poor he took it away without comment, let alone an offer to replace it with another item. This is the same waiter who walked past our table nearly a dozen times without asking if we wanted water. The same waiter who never offered to refill our wine glasses. Our entrees, halibut and scallops were not bad, not great. In summary, this was a waste of entirely too much money.

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  18. FredA

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We sat at our table for about 10 minutes and was never served. After about 8 minutes I asked the hostess to find someone to wait on us. After another 2-3 minutes, while the hostess watched us, we walked out. No, the restaurant was not full and the had plenty of waitstaff.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. EricH

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for brunch. Very laid back on the patio side.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was rude. He came by and asked what we'd like to drink and looked at my husband first. No problem but after my husband said he needed a few minutes I wasn't even acknowledged and he left. I got the wrong food and the server said,"Sorry, I forgot." The place was empty and he maybe had 2 tables. Poor excuse. He never refilled our water either. Another server came by after he waited on his own table and said, "Would you like more water?" We honestly have not had such rude behavior from a waiter. He clearly wasn't interested in working that night.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. composer

    San Diego

    71 reviews

    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    terrific servers, very experienced and friendly in a beautiful locale, watching the seals, frolic and the yachts go by. Fish was nice and fresh.

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  22. CJones

    Orange County

    308 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    308 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The calamari is great, the tartar sauce is great (perhaps the best I have ever had).

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  23. Kevin

    Vancouver

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant right in Dana Point. All the meals were good. Service was excellent. I would go for dinner there again!

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  24. MarleneF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the view was perfect! Great way to end our camping trip.

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  25. Kids4biz

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrate a couple of events at Wind and Sea throughout the year and enjoy the restaurant very much.

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  26. AndyW

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were given a table by the windows as requested and we had Lily as our wonderful server!! She is absolutely the BEST!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose Wind and Sea today because everyone in our family has a favorite dish from your menu . We also love the beautiful view of the harbor . . And service was excellent as usual

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  28. manm

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The service and food mediocre. We were disappointed with Seafood Cobb salad and Crusted Ahi. Also, the table had bread & butter plates, but no rolls or bread were provided? The view is nice.

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  29. MNFoodie

    Alabama

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good. We sat inside in the evening so we didn’t get a chance to take in the nice view of the harbor as it was dark. We were surprised that the decor inside the restaurant was dated.

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  30. Jessica

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My recent visit to Wind and Sea in Dana Point left me thoroughly impressed with its laid-back atmosphere, generous portions, and flavorful offerings. Nestled by the shore, this beachside gem offers a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I started my culinary journey with the pulled pork nachos, and let me tell you, they were an absolute delight. The portion size was incredibly generous, making it perfect for sharing or indulging in a solo feast. Each bite was a symphony of flavors – tender pulled pork, gooey cheese, fresh salsa, and a kick of heat from the jalapeños. It was a culinary masterpiece that left me craving more. To complement my meal, I indulged in a Bloody Mary, and it did not disappoint. Refreshing and zesty, with just the right amount of spice, it was the perfect accompaniment to the savory goodness of the nachos. The ambiance at Wind and Sea is quintessentially Californian – relaxed, with stunning views of the ocean and a welcoming vibe that instantly puts you at ease. The service was friendly and attentive, adding to the overall positive experience. In conclusion, Wind and Sea in Dana Point is a must-visit destination for anyone craving delicious beachside fare. Whether you're looking to unwind with a cocktail in hand or indulge in hearty, flavorful dishes like the pulled pork nachos, Wind and Sand delivers a memorable dining experience that captures the essence of coastal living.

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  31. diningfan717

    Orange County

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took our best friends to a late lunch for their anniversary. We had a wonderful server, Denise, and fabulous meals along with killer Mai Tais! Dessert was another hit! Loved the ambiance and enjoyed watching a storm roll in!

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  32. DeniseD

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had reservations twice at the restaurant on 2 Sundays. Had to cancel both because there was no parking. Won’t try again

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service from Rex, food was a bit pricey - also unfortunately witnessed a possible abduction from two drunk guests that led to entire sections stepping in to provide assistance. Both guests left in their own cars without followup from the restaurant staff.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful lunch looking out on the harbor. The food was wonderful- we all enjoyed our dishes. It was peaceful on the restaurant so we were able to visit. Our server was very helpful and friendly. We had a great experience.

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  35. LJSD

    San Diego

    144 reviews

    4.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great views, Food was excellent (had the macademia nut mahi). Quiet enough for a business meeting/meal with a nice view. I will return if I am in the area.

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  36. BillN

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Prices have been increased way beyond ‘inflation’. Shame on them! We have eaten there often over the past 12 years, but will probably not go back. Extremely noisy in main dining room. Service by Sarah was excellent.

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  37. StevenB

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very nice. I’d definitely go back. We went for my mom’s 80th bday and she loved it. They gave her a huge piece of ice cream pie. Very nice of them.

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  38. TerryB

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to enjoy special occasions or any occasion with excellent food and ambience…

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  39. PatO

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took a group of friends and were seated in a quiet corner but still had a nice view of the harbor. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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  40. RichardP

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view of active marina. Server Danny was excellent

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FAQs

Wind & Sea Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 496-6500.

Wind & Sea Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1717 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Wind & Sea Restaurant

34699 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Dana Point Harbor Dr
  • Neighborhood
    Dana Point / Monarch Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:30 am–4:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:00 PM
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 496-6500
  • Catering
    We can cater events for up to 100 people. We specialize in boat parties. Pull your boat up in front of the resaurant and we can cater your cruise for you.
  • Private party facilities
    Private banquet room accommodates 20-100 . Full bar and view. We have the most reasonable rates in the area.
  • Private party contact
    Robin Rabe: (949) 496-6500
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