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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” (45 reviews)
Open Now
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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1 - 10 of 615 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town for only 2 nights and had plans for the other night so I asked on the TA forums for a restaurant rec and someone on here recommended this restaurant. I am so glad I took the recommendation! We had a great...More

Thank ncdel
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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Watermarc is one of my favorites in Laguna. Across the street from the historic Hotel Laguna and only a couple of blocks south of Main Beach on PCH. It’s right in the heart of charming downtown Laguna Beach. Delicious American cuisine, creative appetizers, good wine...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here several times the past ten years. Have always had a great experience food and service. Years ago they had a Bone in Ribeye they called a “ Tomahawk Chop” was an amazing steak. Have never had a bad experience there.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a long overdue review. For the past number of years, I have brought a large group of friends down to Laguna to see the Pageant of the Masters. POM is fantastic and we have always dined at Watermarc beforehand. Lucy and her wonderful...More

Thank Socalsix
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We joined our friends last night for dinner at Watermarc for our first time here. Unfortunately, we aren’t likely to return. While the menu was pretty nice, the overall atmosphere and service aren’t up to standard. And much of our food was over-cooked. The seating...More

1  Thank BillR2390
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We celebrated my husband’s birthday by having dinner here. We sat upstairs which wa nice, not as crowded as downstairs. Our water did a great job. I had filet three ways which was cooked perfectly and so good. Hubby had 1855 New York steak. He...More

Thank Venita J
Reviewed 9 September 2018 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
Reviewed 22 August 2018

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
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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
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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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