Laguna Beach - Outdoor patio with ocean view
Title says it all...
I'm looking to compile a list of all Laguna Beach establishments that have an *outdoor patio* with an ocean view.
Las Brisas is the most well-known and from what I can piece together from other topics and from surfing the Web, there may be 5 other places that have outdoor patios with ocean views:
* Beach House
* Mosaic Bar and Grille (at the Montage)
* The Cliff
* The Rooftop Lounge
If anyone can either add to this list or comment on this list, would be greatly appreciated.
Money is no issue. Meal will be lunch or brunch.
I really am not familiar with Laguna...thanks for the help
If memory serves, you can eat outdoors with an ocean view at the Surf N Sand and the Ritz Carlton. And if you're willing to go to Balboa island, you'll find something there.
Just to put the places on a map...
The Deck On Laguna Beach at the Pacific edge Hotel does not map
At the Hotel Laguna, along with Claes', there is the Terrace Cafe
Rock'nFish has a peek-a-boo view (does not pop up on the map)
If I recall, the Cottage does as well
If we include Newport Coast, Javier's has a view across PCH to the ocean.
1200 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Las Brisas Mexican Restaurant
361 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Javier's Cantina & Grill
7832 E Coast Hwy, Newport Coast, CA 92657
15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, CA 92657
308 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort
1555 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Claes' Seafood Etc At Hotel Laguna
425 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
619 Sleepy Hollow Ln, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
K'ya Bistro - Laguna Beach
1287 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Mosaic Bar & Grille
30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Did you skip Coyote Grill in S. Laguna for any reason? Their food, albeit super casual is good, and they do have a patio with a semi-obstructed ocean view. They are one of the best breakfast-brunch places along the Laguna coast.
31621 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I did not forget it, it was already mentioned, qualified, and mapped. I love Coyote for breakfast, but since I practically have to drive past BoD to get there from my place in Orange, and the fam is not into the cheese-y, goo-ey goodness that is the enchiladas and eggs for breakfast, I don't really go any more.
Are you looking for good food and service or just outdoor patios with ocean views? Las Brisas is notorious for bad service, spotty food quality and long waits. I've had great meals there and bad meals there. We do go back for the view and setting, but not much else.
Mosaic Bar and Grille is probably the best especially with a "money is no object" pocketbook.
For casual fun it is hard to beach the Beachcomber.
I appreciate all the input so far.
Now that we've got a list, the second part is ranking 'em.
I did quietly imply that I want to avoid Las Brisas.
Scott, after Mosaic, what would be a couple of other bankable scenic patios?
I guess after having an unobstructed view, the criteria in descending order would be:
Food, Comfort (capacity, wait times, parking), and finally Service being last.
You don't go to the Rooftop Bar for food, though they do serve some items. It is all about having a cocktail and enjoying the view, which I put as the best of the bunch. On a ranking list, I would put Javier's down on the list, though I do like it. During peak times, you probably have a 30 minute wait or so for the patio at Coyote Grill, and it is a peek-a-boo view, but I really enjoy the food (not gourmet) and the bar is a friendly place to wait and have a Bloody Mary or three.
I don't know how I failed to put it on, maybe some else did and I missed it, but an obvious choice would be the Beachcomber, IF you can grab a reservation. At Crystal Cove State Beach, they have a big patio right on the beach, with a decent menu that is only a little overpriced. Wait time are long without a reservation, but they are on Open Table.
15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, CA 92657