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About Wind & Sea Restaurant

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 along with an extensive wine list which has been awarded a Wine Spectator Award annually for the last six years.

Monday through Friday 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.

34699 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Buffet: Sunday, 9:00am - 2:00pm. Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:30pm; Saturday, 11:00am - 4:00pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday, 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Saturday, 4:00pm - 9:30pm.

Cross Street:
Dana Point Harbor Dr

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 496-6500

Website:
http://www.windandsearestaurants.com/

Entertainment:
Live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:00 PM


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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking on the weekends, varies with the season. Free Public parking also.
NO VALET ON MOST HOLIDAYS

Executive Chef:
Mike Marlin

Private Party Facilities:
Private banquet room accommodates 20 to 100. Full bar and view. We have the most reasonable rates in the area.

Private Party Contact:
Robin Rabe: (949) 496-6500

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Wind & Sea Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (30)
Scenic View (23)
Great for Lunch (17)
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Casual (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Romantic (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Fun (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Healthy (4)
Live Music (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
People Watching (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

We were celebrating a 7th birthday and our waitress couldn't have made our birthday girl feel more special. What wonderful service! And the food was great too!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was cold and very underwhelming. Great view, service is just ok and the decor needs major updating and cleaning. I’ve eaten there 3 times now for dinner and will not go back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Casual
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

First table to arrive and they turned a rectangular four top into a six for six adults. We were cramped uncomfortable and barely able to get our plates on the table. They have a lot of great sixes and did we get one no and during the time we were there two hours only four other tables were sat. Hello we went at 11 so we could see the view not have half our party with their back to it. Food was just ok and they should not serve a steak sandwich if they are going to buy such a poor quality of meat.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our first time here. The food was great. Big portion sizes. Atmosphere was lovely. A live band was playing, so it was great for our New Year’s Eve dinner. Overall great experience at this restaurant.

Tags: Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

What a scenic view of the Dana Point Harbor. Menu selection was varied, and food was delicious. Most important, every person (host, server, bus service, and manager) were so friendly and helpful. I'd come back just for the friendly service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We go to wind and sea every time we go to dana point. We go to dana point 3-4 times,a year. I usually have either the calamari or the sea food pasta. My wife usually has some type of fish dish. All there dishes are great. This time we also had there soup. I had clam chowder and she had the sea food bisque. They were both very good. The food servers we had they were all fantastic.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year Eve Dinner!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was excellent considering it was a busy holiday week. Calamari appetizer was superb and was enough for an entre. Oysters were fresh and well presented.

Macadamia Mahi was delightful but looked like it just got tossed on the plate - lacking presentation. The 3 scallops for $30 was a little pricey but pan browned to perfection.

I was disappointed that there were not specific gluten and/or dairy free options on the menu (this IS California).

Noise level is very high due to high ceilings and bar activity during Happy Hour.

We were seated at a waterfront harbor window and the evening view was spectacular.

In all we had an enjoyable meal. If you're looking for romantic, quiet conversation this isn't the place. If you enjoy a good dinner with a waterfront view with a group, book it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food! The scallops are to die for! Servers were attentive and friendly. A great venue.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Business Meals, Fun, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Nice bartenders. great mai tais, and our dinner was reasonable and great. Swordfish and Halibut.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a reservation for 7 and then changed it to 8 a couple days prior . When we arrived the girls at the front desk said there had been no notification of change. Wasn’t their fault and they handled the situation well. However, was a bit disturbing to us as we had several guests with us who are in their late 80’s and 90’s.
When the sun started blinding our 90 year old guest we asked our server if she could please close the blinds. She said she had to ask management. She did not return within an appropriate amount of time and when my cousin went to speak with management about closing the blinds, she was treated very rudely! This was on Christmas Day. The wait staff were great!!! The front desk girls were great!!! Food and ambiance was great!! Management, not so much.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

My husband, son and I went to Wind & Sea on the spur of the moment for Christmas dinner. Our other children were all out of town and we are celebrating the holidays on Dec 30th. We were very pleased--and pleasantly surprised--at the quality and choice of the meals. There was something for each of us. The service was excellent and, of course, the harbor view was delightful. Prices were moderate and the food was superb! We had a wonderful experience. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Waterfront
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were overall disappointed with our meal and would not choose Wind and Sea for a Christmas Eve meal again. The fish & chips were neither hot or high quality and the cheese on the Nachos wasn't melted.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Disabled Access
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Bad service. Food went back 2 Times. Price of wine listed was one price on the printed menu but we were told the price had changed. Really, really miserable.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Like EVERYTHINK about the Wind and Sea......Great ALWAYS...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always enjoy dining at the Wind and Sea.My out of town guests love to come here. The waitress Heather was great and the omelettes were great. This is a bargain for brunch. One thing I would enjoy is more choices for desserts at the brunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Wind and Sea has a great view but mediocre food. Everything on the plate was dried out - fish, potatoes, veggies.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Tiered seating, good harbor views during the day, great seafood, average service, and very noisy.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good food and they do have gluten free options. However there is only one copy of the options. Do they really have to be so cheap as to have only one copy?

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Locals beware! Wind and Sea, formerly a haven for local dog lovers and those wanting to relax with a drink, has become a tourist trap. The price of a drink, within the past week, has nearly DOUBLED. This is pure, unadulterated greed. I, and my friends and acquaintances, will NO LONGER support this establishment. Ever been through a sleepy southern town with a speed trap? Similar treatment. Good luck visitors, you’ve been trapped.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful view for a little while until dark. Heard comments that room was very hot during the afternoon. Great waitress. Kitchen extremely slow. Waitresses lined up waiting for their orders. Turkey very tough. $37.95 is much too expensive for a turkey dinner. Will try Mimi's next year for $18.95.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

It was Thanksgiving evening at 5:30 PM. Way too pricey for everything being served on a platter Family Style. We asked for Wine and was told that we had to buy a bottle, whereas the table across from us got wine by the glass? The dressing made both my wife and I sick the next day. We waited for a long time for our salad and our food was cold. At the $47.00 per head, there are a lot better places around with a lot better service then we received!! It will be a long time for us to go back there, we have been going there for years and this was the worst service we have received!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The noise was level was so bad we gave up talking. The food was lukewarm and very bland. Both my parents ended up getting sick that night, we all had the same thing but I chose not to eat the salad. Thank goodness!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a table for five in a booth with a view of the ocean. Very lovely! The food was tasty and plenty of it! It was Thanksgiving and the food was served family style. One person had salmon and one person had steak and both liked them. All was going well, until the two tables in front of us along the windows started causing a commotion! One of the gentlemen told us that there was a termite infestation and they were flying around and one landed in the woman’s hair. Wet towels were put down on the windowsills but they seemed to draw more termites!! The two tables left and their tables set for more dinners and the towels removed! All this time we couldn’t stop watching the drama and the management knew it! Nothing was said to us! Needless to say we couldn’t eat anymore, paid our bill and left! We really fill our meal at the very least should’ve been comped! How crazy and unappetizing!

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Healthy, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We enjoyed ourselves very much and the food was great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I brought some old high school friends from Hawaii. They loved everything including the Kalua Pork Sliders. The Ono was......... ono!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Live Music, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Fun, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great steak and wedge salad. Service was great as well. Restaurant has very scenic views of harbor

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Have been here many times but not for a few years. Met some new fiends here and had a wonderful dinner. We had an excellent calamari appetizer - not the usual overdone fried baby calamari, but an excellent presentation of calamari steaks sliced into delectable strips. My ono was perfectly prepared. Service was terrific and the prices were reasonable. We had a window seat overlooking the harbor entrance, and there was a really good guitarist performing. Great dinner!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Four of us went for Sunday brunch. The service and view of the harbor was great, but the food choices were average. There were a few lunch items, but mostly breakfast food , all of which tasted average. I expected the food to be mediocre, since the price was less than most all you can eat brunches. The most disappointing part was the food was cold! The only hot item was the made to order omelet. We didn't have to wait for a table which was a plus.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is such a relaxing place. Always leave feeling as though I have been on a vacation.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Wind and Sea was recommended to me by a friend and unfortunately it was not as great of an experience as we had hoped while visiting Orange County. The service was incredibly slow even though the restaurant was essentially empty. The food was good but it wasn't the best food we had while visiting.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 10, 2017

the food and service was great ! Been there many times !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Not great!! Very 50’s outdated and boring food!! Nice view!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Made a reservation for 6:45pm, arrived a bit early, but was seated immediately. My table had a great view of the harbor/ocean. My server was very attentive & personable. I ordered the Blood Orange/Spinach Salad, the Macadamia Crusted Mahi-Mahi w/bok choy and a crème brulee for dessert. Everything was well prepared, very good-sized portions and very tasty. I will try to go there again before I move. :D

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

They dropped the ball on our birthday celebration. I sent him a note via your reservation and we told the hostess. They completely missed the birthday girl!!!

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints! Best Macadamia crusted Mahi Mahi!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was very good, and the view was lovely as always. It was quite noisy inside and it was really hard to hear the music. Our server was wonderful and did a great job. The main issue is that in the description of the restaurant it says valet parking on the weekends and we were told that they only have valet parking during the summer and holidays. Just be aware of that when you go because the parking lot is quite busy in the harbor. Otherwise it was a great evening aside from the noise.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Went for girlfriend's birthday, along with her twin sister and husband. Service was top notch. "Mac" was exceptional. They changed the menu to put the macadamia nuts on the halibut. No questions asked. Great view of the waterfront. Excellent location, great people, and great food.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

They took a photo of myself and female because I ordered the Wine Burger for $300
and said we were going on the wall. Can't wait to return, it was fun and we enjoyed the seals swimming in harbor...Artichoke dip best I've ever had.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Our Waiter was very kind (elderly in laws) and patient and provided excellent service

Tags: Scenic View
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