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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.
Dana Point, CA 92629
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.
Dana Point Harbor Dr
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:00 PM
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.
Complimentary valet parking on the weekends, varies with the season. Free Public parking also.
NO VALET ON MOST HOLIDAYS
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Worst clam chowder soup (this is a seafood place and the one sole clam in the soup tasted like rubber ), and marinara sauce was sparse, dry and horrible/bitter tasting..... served over under-cooked pasta w/a few chewy muscles, callimari and shrimp. Server told us the bread wasn't ready yet and after 30 minutes of waiting, he came over and asked if we wanted any bread...duh! Bread was fresh out of the oven and delicious I have to say, but my friends' ordered a large salad to share before the main meal and the server forgot about it and basically could have cared less about us, never returning to see how our food was, if we needed anything, or cared to order desert and the place was almost empty at the time. The harbor water around the restaurant was filthy and full of trash and dead birds/fish. This was my boyfriend and my first time; our friends said they have only been there a few times for afternoon appetizers, which they claim were great, but all four of us were disappointed with the dinner. We had a beautiful table by the windows overlooking the harbor, which was very nice.
Had the chance to re meet Jay; Bob Conrad is a friend of our family as well as the other Bob. Celebrated our 50th anniversary and will stop in at Harpoon Henry's to say "Hi" to Bob from Megan Mc Garvey, Jan and Jim Mc Garvey. Always good food and company at both restaurants.
There was no adult managing the restaurant when we arrived. we were seated, but not acknowledged. We sat there for 10 minutes with waiters passing back and forth and no one saying they would be right with us, or bring water, bread, etc. We finally walked out, told the teenage hostess why and all she said was I'm sorry. There was no one in sight who looked capable of being in charge.
Went for Mom's 78th birthday brunch with reservation. Escorted to awkwardly shaped table out on patio. With my disabled mom, kinda challenging. 3 of our party chose breakfast buffet. Fresh and great value @ $19.99. Mom and I split highly recommended Ono. Did not even taste like fish. Very thick, heavy white sauce without any taste whatsoever on top, rice pilaf bland. Wish I had chosen breakfast buffet. In the end, nice place in beautiful location worthy of a Sunday!!! Will return but will avoid fish unless I order it grilled without sauce.
This was our first time visiting Wind & Sea.
Pros - all you can eat Sunday brunch buffet for $19.99, and bottomless mimosas for an extra $10. The buffet consisted of an omelet and waffle station, sausage/bacon, eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy, tiny breakfast burritos, a delicious Hawaiian dish, and a small dessert table. The omelets were the best, and, the chefs made them in less than 5 minutes!
What I would do differently next time - request to be seated outside. That's where the waterfront view is! It's lovely inside, but, outside on the patio is where the party is at! I would also not do the buffet next time. I was underwhelmed with the taste and selection. Overall, I'd go back on a Sunday for the ambiance!
Took my parents (my father uses a wheelchair). Only issue was two steps down to get to a window seat, but we were able to negotiate without too much difficulty. If you don't want to sit by the window accessibility is fine. Great food, great wine choices, great cocktails, good prices!
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