858 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA | Directions 9265133.536567 -117.778454
Excellent Food, Premium Service, Superb bar scene – I have never posted a review and decided that Hush deserved an Excellent rating due to the numerous times I have been there. I must have gone at least 10-12 times and I can say with full confidence that this place is an A+ restaurant. From my first experience to my last (so far), I have been impressed. The staff is friendly and courteous. Everybody is treated like a VIP. The ambience in the dining area is relaxed, yet chic. The patio is a plus, but dining inside is equally appealing. I have never tried anything on the menu that I didn't LOVE. I especially enjoy the Lobster and Crawfish Mac 'n Cheese appetizer and HIGHLY recommend it. Everything I've tried on the main course menu has always been exceptional, especially the veal chop and the lamb....YUM! Not only is the restaurant fantastic, but the bar scene is also chic and very fun to people watch. The drinks are always fabulous and they even serve premium rose champagne by the glass!! It is kind of pricey but its worth it. Highly recommended.
Hush? – Hush, is hip and trendy, which seems to be the goal. The staff was polite, but not an A team by any measure. The glasses on the table were cloudy, not sparkling. There were bread plates, but never any bread. The fois gras was bland. The wine list was good, but when you get charged for a $300 bottle you never ordered nor drank you have to wonder what's going on.
Great atmosphere, but overpriced – The food is tasty. Small portions. The restaurant also drives people home on Friday and Saturday nights within 5 miles. The service was pretty good as well. It is difficult to find parking without using valet, but this service is pretty reasonable. My only complaint is the cost. VERY expensive for what you get, you are paying for the location and the atmosphere.
Haute American cuisine and a vast wine collection make for a first-class Laguna experience. – The Scene
Although located in the heart of Laguna, this restaurant feels more like a swanky Beverly Hills hot spot. As music plays softly, a fireplace blazes in the corner of the dimly lit dining area, creating a romantic atmosphere. Patio seating allows partial views of the ocean and also boasts a fireplace. Diners enjoy impeccable service.
The lusciously decadent food is presented with flair. Impressive starters include seared Hudson Valley foie gras served with preserved kumquats, duck confit and pomegranate reduction. The recommended Chateau Lamothe-Guingnard white wine complements the dish nicely. The roasted filet tenderloin with potato-shallot cakes, spinach and a pinot-noir glaze is cooked to perfection. For dessert, a must-have is the chocolate-macadamia cake served with vanilla-bean gelato. Make it even better and pair it with the signature Hush n' Toddy coffee drink.
Superb – Some friends and I made reservations for dinner before the pageant. They have an excellent prix-fixe menu, which complements a night out in Laguna. The waiter was fantastic, honest and extremely helpful. Resembles an LA restaurant in OC, but the service was definitely Laguna. Pricey, but definitely worth it. Awesome view from the patio!
shhh IT'S GREAT – I visit hush with friends, business etc. and never disappointed one time, I really like this place, great pours on drinks and polite nice bartenders, waiters. I have a favorite waiter "Marcos" from Brazil, he is the best I highly suggest to ask him to be your waiter. It is an experience on its on of first class service.
The rack of lamb is great even though I am a steak man myself it is hard for me to stay away from the rack everytime.
Price is right for the great food. Yeah you could eat somewhere else for 5 bucks cheaper a plate but hello look what your missing great food great place great staff. Its not worth the loss of an evening at hush to go somewhere else to save a few bucks, I know what I get before I show up "no disappointments" it's always top notch.
Hush - don't tell others to go here! – My fiance and I did not have a good dining experience at Hush. The patio area was so crowded with diners, you better hope you don't have to use the restrooms or there is a fire as there is no room to move. The wine list and selection lived up to it's hype, however the food was average and we had a horrible experience with service. The server brought out my entree and my fiance was waiting over 10 minutes after mine was brought for his. He finally had to go to the manager and ask him what the deal was. The manager's comment was "No, that doesn't happen here", but guess what, IT DID! 15 minutes later they brought out his entree and had to take mine back to "heat it up". Great, paid a nice sum for my Nuked dinner. Go here to "be seen".
Didn't quite measure up – Being from L.A., my husband and I decided to try this based on a write-up I saw in InStyle. We decided to try one of their signature steak dishes...which they were out of! When another steak item was suggested, it came over-cooked. We liked the look and feel of the place, but felt very rushed and completed our appetizers through dessert in less than an hour! Our waiter did comp us our dessert, but the prices are high and the portions very small. We'll have to take another stab at this place.
Fantastic experience – I love this place the admosphere is fantastic. It's a pleasure to sit outside by the fireplace, great for dinning parties excellent food and great wines and brandy's...A+++++
Overpriced – This place is so overpriced. The wine by glass prices were $13-$18. The tuna tartare was average and the two salads were small and indifferent. The entrees of halibut and scallops saved the meal. Both were excellently prepared and the taste was above average. The waiter was frindly but could have been more attentive in a very empty restaurant. The bar area looks great and the outdoor seating is a bonus. I just thought the price was extremely high.
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