Was staying here for a wedding, and ended up eating two meals on my own. I enjoyed it, but the portions were huge. Great view, and attentive staff.
Title says it all , very slow to be seated table dirty , slow waiter with an open nasty sore on his right forearm , not covered with a bandaid & not very appetizing If this place didn't have a great view it would be as bad or worse than Ce La Vie 12/28/12
Claes is a famous wining and dining experience for a reason: beautiful, historical, great cocktails and wonderful food. Be prepared to wait some time for the right table on the patio so you can watch the beautiful sunset or waves. Personally, I wouldn't choose to dine indoors unless it is snowing in So Cal! The place gets very busy for... More
I ate at "Claes Restaurant" in Laguna Beach, CA on July 20, 2011. I've eaten there many times before. "Claes Restaurant" is located inside Hotel Laguna. Whenever I stay at the Hotel Laguna (which I do at least once a year) I try to be sure to eat one night at "Claes". I always try to go early at dinner... More
We enjoyed an anniversary dinner here - steak and fish were excellent as was presentation and service. Good wine list and incredible desserts. Would probably go here more often if items were priced lower.
The view of the beach and sunset were spectacular from our window-side seats. That is the best part of this restaurant. The dining room is airy and the walk through the hotel to get there is interesting with pictures of old Laguna Beach and the hotel. The menu was somewhat varied offering steaks to seafood to lamb and rabbit. The... More
We celebrated our anniversary at Claes in Laguna Beach. We always thought this place was too expensive, but this time was a special occasion and were delighted with this restaurant. It is right on the beach with the best picture windows for sunset views. the food was delicious, reasonably priced, the service excellent and the atmosphere quiet and sophisticated. Many... More
The menu is French influenced and prepared artfully. The chef is a master in the kitchen and the plates are as beautifully prepared as they are to consume. Call ahead and ask for reservations so that you can have a water view table waiting. My favorite is to make an evening out of it and make the reservations for just... More
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