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Watermarc Restaurant

448 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2484
+1 949-376-6272
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood paella” (29 reviews)
“filet” (44 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Healthy, Wine Bar, 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 1 week ago 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
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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last evening, and enjoyed it so much. I had the special which was Halibut with risotto. My husband had the 1855 strip steak. We both enjoyed our meals very much. My husband said his strip steak was cooked to perfection! We also...More

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is awesome! The food was really good. Our waiter was really attentive. It was my partner's bday, so we received a little dessert. Definitely a nice touch! Above & beyond, and much appreciated. Thank you!! Not only would I recommend, but we will...More

Thank b3linville
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent service. Met some friends there, and Watermarc surprised us at each turn. Altogether, I think we had the kale salad, duck wings, bacon wrapped dates, burrata salad, charred Spanish octopus, salmon nicoise salad, plank salmon, and rack of lamb, among others. The drinks were...More

Thank ThaiGirl_atty
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We went for an early dinner and had a terrific meal. I had the seafood paella with half crayfish, mussel, octopus, shrimp n saffron rice. Taste n looks good. Would go back again if I had the chance

Thank Homantin
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Cool spot. We had reservations for about an hour later but they got us in right away. Had the specials of the night which were awesome steak and sea bass. So good. The cocktails are also super good. We will defiantly be back.

Thank Angela S
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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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