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Wind & Sea Restaurant

4.1
882 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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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.
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Phone number
(949) 496-6500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Private banquet room accommodates 20 to 100. Full bar and view. We have the most reasonable rates in the area.
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Private party contact
Robin Rabe: (949) 496-6500
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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.
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Cross street
Dana Point Harbor Dr
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking on the weekends, varies with the season. Free Public parking also.
NO VALET ON MOST HOLIDAYS
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Entertainment
Live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:00 PM


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
What 882 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 2 days ago

Our reservarion with opentable was for 11am. The restaurant didn't open until 11:30 am. We had to be out within an hour so we left. Someone needs to fix the reservation service.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love everything about this restaurant. Good service, views, and delicious food!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Food is a bit overpriced, but you are paying for the view. Mac-crusted mahi mahi is wonderful!
Decor could use an update.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Very nice restaurant but a little too loud inside. Love the view

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1.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was just awful. The clam chowder was from a can. My husband and I ordered the halibut special, the halibut was not fresh and it sat on a bed of mashed purple potatoes (looked like refried beans). We could not wait to leave there, it’s a shame that restaurant is located in such a beautiful spot

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The calamari steak was excellent as were the crispy new potatoes. We enjoy watching the harborand the sea lions. Our waiter, Joe, was so attentive, friendly and helpful.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had dinner last night at Wind & Sea and were expecting a fun and relaxing evening with great food and service. It fell short. The servers in the lounge and at our table were pleasant but the mai tai's in the lounge tasted like fruit punch and the lounge was so loud that we had to yell to hear each other. The dining room was better and the view of the harbor was pleasant but nothing special. We both had the grilled swordfish on risotto. The fish was overcooked but somewhat tasty. The risotto was watery white rice and just terrible. The chocolate ice cream dessert was delicious. Overall, the mediocre service combined with poor tasting food was a big disappointment.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Love the location and lovely views of the harbor. Food was great, service great too. Took out of town guests. Love the half circle booths that allow everyone in the party to enjoy a nice view. Only draw back was an otherwise loud Thurs. night bar entertainment (karaoke) that was festive but annoying if trying to have conversation in the adjoining restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Always love going to this restaurant! The view is spectacular and the atmosphere is always wonderful!!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Was ok, service was friendly. Food was nothing special and overpriced because of location.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

March 29,2018

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We always have a nice time here. Food is consistently good, and staff is very welcoming.

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Go for the view, not the food. Ambience is a bit tired. Would not go again.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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 .

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Staff was amazing. Decor is dated and needs a refresh

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great place good service fantastic food

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Good food. A bit noisy

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Beautiful afternoon lunch with great service & food!

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Sunset ambience was very romantic. Good food...service was great!
Could use a little updating... prefer Harpoon Henry's for overall dining and entertainment.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was good, service was excellent, with the price of the food this place should be able to afford a facelift. Very dated.

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1.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The food and service were great , but the hostess could not find our reservation, so strange for an Open Table reservation....

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year Eve Dinner!

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4.0Dined on December 28, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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