619 Sleepy Hollow Ln, Laguna Beach, CA | Directions 9265133.538542 -117.781217
Mon-Fri: 8am-10pm Saturday: 8am-3:30pm (brunch), 4pm-10pm Sunday: 8am-3:30pm (brunch), 4:30pm-10pm
Great view, but declining atmosphere – Have been visiting the Beach House at Laguna for several years now, but each year things seem to decline a bit. View over the beach is fantastic, but the service and clenliness has become poor. Pigeons in the balcony dining area are a bit iritating... but this year we sat down to not one, but three incredibly dirty, never washed forks on the table! We left in minutes. Not sure if we will return.
This now is an "eat at your own risk" establishment in my opinion. From a view standpoint, its one of the best in Laguna.. too bad the management doesn't try a little harder.
Amazing food and view! – The person who wrote that the food is just okay is nuts. I have been going here for years upon years and have always enjoyed every meal I have had. I went on the 4th and sat at a beautiful table on the patio overlooking the water. Our waiter was someone we had had before (looks like Val Kilmer) and he is always very personable and attentive. That evening I ate the pistachio-crusted halibut, blue cheese/apple salad, steamed shellfish appetizer, my friend had the lobster, and we both had mango mojitos. Everything was soooo tasty and delicious. I have been here for brunch many times and I love their eggs benedict and brie and avocado omlette. Definitely make it a point to experience this restaurant... it is one of the best meals in the OC.
Great Lobster & Sunset! – The best evening I've had in a long time! The food was awesome for us--maybe the other reviewers need to try again. Great lobster, a nice bottle of wine and amazing view. A perfect date!
DO go for the view! – Maybe I'm too easy to please but the view is worth it. I've been going to the Beach House for years and while the food is never out of this world terrific, it's never been poor enough for me to consider not coming back. Breakfast is also "just okay" but sitting on their patio on a Sunday morning with a mimosa is a really enjoyable way to start your day.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Elegant seaside restaurant serves up seafood and chops and fabulous ocean views.
Painfully Average – Our Valentine's dinner was very disappointing. The view did not make up for the poor service and the horrible food. The only thing in the menu that I sampled that I enjoyed were the crab cakes, but perhaps they stood out because the other food was subpar in comparison. The lobster bisque had a general fishy taste but didn't have a hint of lobster. The prime rib was tough and chewy I could have had a better steak at Sizzler. The Lobster which was advertised as Australian seemed to have come from the freezer section of Ralphs, and it was overcooked to boot. After the very disappointing 1st and second course we opted to skip dessert. Especially since the busboys very conveniently rushing to take down the tables. Don't go there, you'll be disappointed. Only good thing I can say is that the corkage fee is only 12.50.
Cramped and mediocre at best – Six of us ate dinner there recently, crammed into a tight wing of space on the left side of the restaurant. Had a fine view of the water, but things went downhill from there.
We were eating early in order to see the art performance that evening, but there was no lobster bisque by 6:30! Margaritas were really not good, and yet they were pricey. Then I had a chicken marsala easily big enough for two people but it was rubber chicken in a heavy brown sauce rather than a lighter buttery-lemon combination. Others at the table were not entirely pleased, either.
Incredible View, Disappointing Food – Now I can't complain too much, my wife likes this place. Its got a great view and sits right on the water. Of course if you want good food you can go to Claes Seafood in downtown Laguna and its twice as much money (at least) with at least as good of a view and remarkable service. Its worth the difference believe me. Of course you do get what you pay for. Here, you are paying for the view.
Dinner by the sea – The beach house sits right on the water over looking the ocean in Laguna. They offer a great earlybird dinner from 5:00-6:00 of seafood and steak at about half the price of the regular menu. If your looking for a romantic place right on the water this is one to consider.
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