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Claes Restaurant - CLOSED

425 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2403
+1 949-494-1151
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible13%
19 Oct 2014
2 Sep 2014
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Restaurant Hours Closed
French, American, Seafood, Asian
425 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2403
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Reviewed 19 October 2014

This old Laguna Beach restaurant has a great view and fairly good food. However if you make any phone reservations get ready for an unpleasant surprise. Even when you make the reservation a couple days ahead of time be ready to wait just like a...More

Thank Caleb D
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Love the food and appetizer Nice waitresses ... Thank you :) I took an important person to me there and we truly enjoyed it

Thank NazBanoo
Reviewed 14 May 2014

not a great place to spend your time, far better options in town. We went but walked out seemed very geriatric.

Thank mattlasvegas2017
Reviewed 3 December 2013

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.

Thank CherylR224
Reviewed 4 October 2013

This is a long time favorite spot and as usual it was excellent! Lunch, wonderful - Dinner, amazing.. we even stopped in for drinks (happy hour) and they have awesome champagne cocktails,too.

Thank Westbenn
Reviewed 28 December 2012 via mobile

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...More

Thank freshbrit
Reviewed 22 October 2012

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...More

Thank lotuselanjohn
Reviewed 2 October 2012

The service was excellent and the sea food is top notch. A great romantic setting for a special evening.

Thank RDK12345
Reviewed 26 June 2012

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...More

Thank Dwain C
Reviewed 20 June 2012

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.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2403
    (Laguna Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-494-1151
  • E-mail
Experience a culinary journey complemented by an unrivaled 180-degree view of the majestic Pacific Ocean. Let our Chefs tantalize your palate with one of our signature plates while you celebrate an intimate dining experience with your guests or simply enjoy an extraordinary meal. Featuring California Coastal style food, our creations span culinary delights from the Wine Country with original favorites such as Rabbit, Angus Filet and Bone-In Veal Chop, to the coastal delicacies of Lobster Spring Rolls, Fricassee of Oysters and Local Sea Bass. If you wish to graze upon our small plates, there are selections to suit every distinguished palate. Boasting over 150 choices, Claes Ovation's Wine-Spectator awarded Cellar will undoubtedly include a superb wine to your liking that will pair wonderfully with your dinner selection. Utilizing only the freshest, locally farmed and harvested ingredients, Claes Ovation is the perfect choice to host your next gathering of friends and family.
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