Wind & Sea Restaurant

4.4
1244 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 100.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1244 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful Valentine’s Dinner here. The location is beautiful. Right in the harbor. Excellent views. Our service was wonderful. Our waitress, Jazmin, was very nice and attentive. We had the nachos as an appetizer, they are so large and delicious. The Mai Tais were incredible. We have visited their sister location on the Big Island of Hawaii numerous times and these Mai Tais are almost exactly how they serve them there. The dark rum pour on top was extremely generous, just as it should be. We look forward to dining at Wind & Sea again.

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MagdaleneG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was just ok, service was good .
We hadn’t been there in a while, due to Covid.
It was a special night out and my fish was not good. I had Ono and it did not taste like Ono, very tough and overcooked.
Oysters were good.

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vipJohnN
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The restaurant was OK except for the food. It came overcooked and cold. I should have sent it back but was skeptical of what they would bring next.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was pretty good , clam chowder was amazing , the drinks were absolutely terrible , and the server wasn’t welcoming at all or even seem to be a bit nice she just seemed annoyed to be working, the environment was pretty though since it’s on the dock

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vipGary
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had Valentine’s dinner here on Sunday. Very busy but we seated by our reservation time. Service was very good and food also tasty. The location is great with harbor view. If you want the sunset view you will need indoor seating. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good food and nice patio area with great service. Except for some reason I got there 10min early for my reservation and they seated a couple who was late for their spot. Then 2 other couples that we’re there said they had reservations for same time we did. Anyway they need to pay attention on scheduling.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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TonyC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had a confirmed indoor reservation for 4 at 2:30 pm on 2/14/21. We were not seated until about 3:35 pm. Once we were finally seated, food and service was fine.

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AlanS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for valentines day and was seated immediately. Service was good and our food came out quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambience. Service was good. Outside seating was very uncomfortable. It was very cold. It would’ve been nice if they had some heaters.

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vipDanielH
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They are open despite Covid precautions, but only a few people allowed inside. Wonderful view! Sea lion, dolphins, paddle boarders, kayaks and boats. Beautiful!

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vipGodfather
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Beautiful sunsets, excellent view of the harbor. If you don't mind mediocre food and no service it works out well.

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Marla
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful sunset and the best New Year's Eve dinner ever (even though it was 2020). Thank you for a lovely experience, surf and turf was amazing! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve celebration with family ! Excellent views , kind hostess and phenomenal server ! Had a great sunset experience

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MarkP
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food with a great view and exceptional service.

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vipJermo
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love Wind & Sea. Went with another couple, good friends. They were both excited to order the prime rib. Unfortunately they both felt it was underwhelming. Otherwise the overall experience was excellent as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Christmas dinner

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vipDixie
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and warm friendly service. The entre we ate was excellent .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Great service, friendly staff, and excellent food. Not to mention the amazing view.

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JeffreyH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were seated early, our waitress could not have been more professional and friendly... the food was great, all in all we were very pleased!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had Thanksgiving dinner there are service was wonderful for a waitress was super sweet and attentive it was slightly over priced but you can’t beat the view and I was happy to pay for it

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Phyl
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good to come back to one of my all-time favorite e restaurants. The server was very positive and efficient. The view was awesome. So happy to you y are back and open to the public.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Retirement Party

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KevinM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All good. Nothing further meds to be said

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vipLoveVegas
London
20 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wind N Sea did a fabulous separation of customer tables so we felt secure and private. Our waitress was great- polite and efficient. She wore a mask for safety. Our fish and chips was one of the best we’ve ever eaten.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to eat out again!!!

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DanielP
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wind and Sea is a Dana Point tradition. On the water which is always nice. The service was great but the food has taken a bit of hit over the past few years. I hope they can get the food up to a better level. We will give them another try...keeping my eye on the reviews to give me an indication that it's time to try them again.

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vipjtontz
Oklahoma City
24 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place. We sat right by the windows, watched the sun set, and saw some amazing boats. The kids even saw sea lions come out to play. Food was excellent, our waitress was great.

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MandD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We have met our out of town friends here for years, always during the week when it is not crowded, quiet, and a totally relaxing experience. Sunday late morning is a totally different vibe. More people, more noise, but still good service and good food. Love this place.

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vipLucisami
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Used to be good but that's no longer the case. Food seems ill-prepared and the service is not good. New owners? Staff seems ill-informed and not interested in giving good service. We won't go there again.

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and server were excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience. We love the burgers and fries!

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OP3G
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Great location and view of harbor but restaurant felt a little rundown. Family friendly... casual beach feel. It’s was ok but I will probably not go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice breakfast buffet, lots of options. Great omelets made to order.

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PatriciaA
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Its a fun place on a saturday night. They had live music which was really nice

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Tfb1
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Restaurant is in the Dana Point Harbor so the few was beautiful. Server was friendly and efficient at taking our orders. Food came out quickly but is was terrible. Shrimp was way overcooked and rice pilaf had no flavor. The rolls weren't even good. Ordered a second drink & it tasted like gasoline. Went to bartender & he wasn't very nice about it but made me another which was just as bad. The only good thing that night was the entertainment. It was also very expensive for dinner I could not eat. Sorry to say but I won't be going back there again.

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BobB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, Great Views, Just a very nice experience overall.

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NicholasB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Never was seated at a table was forgotten about at the bar. Luckily the bar staff were the best and you could order food there highly recommend other than that

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JeffP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was absolutely horrible. We were so disappointed considering this was Valentine’s Day. My wife ordered mahi and I ordered salmon. Both fish were dry, bland, and rubbery. My mashed potatoes seemed old, very dry. The only positives were the mai tai’s, which were good. I suggest you promote the bartender and fire the cook.

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JenniferG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I ate dinner here for Valentine’s Day. I chose Wind & Sea for the nostalgia. My grandparents used to live nearby and I remember eating here as a child in the 70s/80s. The food and service were excellent. We shared the artichoke appetizer. I had the scallops dinner and my husband had the top sirloin. Both meals were delicious. The mango sorbet was tasty too. We’ll definitely be back!!

FAQs

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

Wind & Sea Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1244 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.