We had the best seat in the house! Right corner,. So nice to Watch the boats go by people stand up paddle boarding the food is always consistent we were there for my brothers birthday,.. Ommelkete bar is amazing I personally love the eggs Benedict!
Wish they could add salad bar .
We went there for brunch. The view of the water is what we wanted. The brunch is pretty much bare bones and what you would expect for the low price. Made to order omelet station was pretty good, but the omelets were not folded over, just flipped on to the plate with the filling face down. Pastries & waffles were dry, fruit station had 3 choices available. Go for the view, not upscale dining. Service was very good, coffee consistently topped off and plates cleared quickly. Overall, a nice place to relax and enjoy the view.
The view was fabulous and so was my lunch. Our waitress Christie was attentive and pleasant. The only issue I had was that when I checked in and gave my name and asked to be seated, she didn't note that since my friend waited in the lobby after also giving my name for an entire hour before I walked to the desk and saw him waiting.
My husband and I love coming here and always take out of town guests here. We also love just popping in for a mai tai and a quick appetizer or bowl of their great clam chowder. I highly recommend Wind and Sea. We love the views and watching the seals play in the water right from your table.
Staff was amazing. Decor is dated and needs a refresh
I got the macadamia nut crusted Mahi Mahi and it was WAYYYY too sweet. Not sure if it was frozen but I don't know how else they were able to get the food out that quick.
Great place good service fantastic food
Good food. A bit noisy
Sunday brunch was so-so. They had a great omelet bar. Waffle bar with limited topics. Main dishes included eggs benedict, sausage, bacon, potatoes, breakfast burritos and a hawaiian hamburger patty with white rice. There was grave but no biscuits?! Fruit was watermelon, cantalope and pineapple. Just thought there wasn't too much of a selection for a Sunday brunch.
Location is great. Server was great.
Beautiful afternoon lunch with great service & food!
Sunset ambience was very romantic. Good food...service was great!
Could use a little updating... prefer Harpoon Henry's for overall dining and entertainment.
Food was good, service was excellent, with the price of the food this place should be able to afford a facelift. Very dated.
Old restaurant. Waiter spilled water down a member of a group and didn’t really seem to care. Food was not that good. Look elsewhere.
The food and service were great , but the hostess could not find our reservation, so strange for an Open Table reservation....
The Wind and Sea is an institution in Dana Point Harbor. It's not trendy or loud. If you would like to have a conversation while a responsible adult brings you well planned and prepared food and beverages, this is the place.
Location location, beautiful view of the harbor, but super ordinary food. When I saw the Ricearoni as a side to my fish, I was completely turned off. Cocktails were only fair too. I was shocked this place was given more than four stars by other diners.
We have dined there many times as Dana Point residents. This time the service was really great but the food was not as good as expected. Two of us had the Alaskan Halibut and it was rather
dry and flavorless -- I think it was a preparation issue. Also the restaurant was pretty open yet
they sat a lot of people close together -- in our case it was really noisy. That group next to us could have been seated a few tables down and still been on the waterfront. The hostesses need
to be smarter about that.
Great place. Just a bit pricey for their Brunch I thought for what you get. It use to be $15 which was a fair price. Not a ton to choose from.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Year Eve Dinner!
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.
Excellent food! The scallops are to die for! Servers were attentive and friendly. A great venue.
Nice bartenders. great mai tais, and our dinner was reasonable and great. Swordfish and Halibut.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Like EVERYTHINK about the Wind and Sea......Great ALWAYS...
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.
Wind and Sea has a great view but mediocre food. Everything on the plate was dried out - fish, potatoes, veggies.
Tiered seating, good harbor views during the day, great seafood, average service, and very noisy.
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?
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.
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.
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!!