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Watermarc Restaurant

448 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2484
+1 949-376-6272
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood paella” (30 reviews)
“filet” (44 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
448 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2484
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Watermarc Restaurant
1. Imaginative 5 Star Food!
"holds it's own against any Scottsdale restaurant or even NYC"
Gary B
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2. Seafood Paella
"The seafood paella was superb"
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3. "Best Lamb Ever"
"fried goat cheese, lump crab cakes and lamb chops were just the best"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us ate here post theatre. The food was very average with a poor choice for vegetarians. We fancied having burgers but apparently they stopped serving these at 5.30. A table near us was full of loud lads, swearing and very raucous. No-one attempted...More

Thank SueS2210
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

WATERMARC Restaurant, in the ❤️Heart of Downtown Laguna🏖Beach, CA! I absolutely adore the location, you can enter from the PCH or through the cute Alley, named Peppertree Lane! My Husband & I always seem to find a seat at their small BAR area, but we...More

Thank LagunaBch
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food; busy place; reservations a must. The rack of lamb was outstanding. Potato side was also great.

Thank MarkG2936
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We were a bit disappointed, the waiter was great but the drink service took a long time. Prices were on the higher side for what you got. Great sea bass, but not at 42.00.

Thank JIM B
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This place has it all: amazing creative fresh food, great service, relaxed ambiance and 3 dining areas to choose from, downstairs with a big window and ocean view, romantic dining upstairs, and little outdoor patio. We had the seafood paella and lamb salad, both we...More

Thank Drmadeline
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Food was most delicious beautiful presentation & outstanding service our waiterJohn was outstanding can’t wait to return!!!!Carole C

Thank csc139
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Only 4 stars though because our waiter continually gave table next to us quadruple the amount of “attention” and information regarding the food and overall meal, but we got little attention. Took 20 minutes To get my glass of wine. Had to ask man cleaning...More

Thank Millerdes
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Excellent food, very attractive rooms (especially, upstairs), and a waiter who was attentive but not overbearing and also very funny. I haven't had lamb chops in years but decided to bite the bullet (not the best choice of words!). Excellent! Fish and paella got high...More

Thank Verotchka
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner! The appetizers are amazing and drinks are great. Would highly recommend for couples or date night. The bacon wrapped dates were amazing!

Thank NatalieCDPSS
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Conveniently located in downtown Laguna Beach. Upstairs is amazing with the windows open. We ordered several of the Grazing Plates based on our waiter Eric’s recommendations. Everything was delicious from the House Chips to the Oysters to the New Zealand Green Mussels. For dessert we...More

Thank Scott C
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21 March 2017|
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Response from LagunaBch | Reviewed this property |
A Tasty 1 indeed, I know it's Vodka, this is what their cocktail menu shows: FIRE & ICE: CITRUS VODKA • TRIPLE SEC • JALAPEÑO • CUCUMBER
9 June 2016|
Response from Lizeclairs | Reviewed this property |
You can call the restaurant and find out their schedule 949-376-6272
2 June 2016|
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Response from italygoodness | Reviewed this property |
I'd just call them, don't know
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 448 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2484
    (Laguna Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-376-6272
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Watermarc is a chef owned & operated local gem in the heart of Laguna Beach offering interesting & inspired daily seafood specials and an array of imaginative grazing plates.
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