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Apr 11, 2012 12:51 PM

Laguna - Dinner, Breakfast, beach bar...HELP!

In Laguna Beach for long weekend, looking for romantic, top notch dinner suggestions with ocean view. A 'special" date night place.
Also, breakfast - not fancy - good food, boody mary's, etc
Last but not least - casual, lunch/hangout bar/restaurant for seafood, oysters, fish tacos? Maybe on beach? Drink, eat for afternoon of chill vibe.

Thank you!!

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  1. If you aren't worried about your credit limit for your "romantic...ocean view" dinner then Studio at the Montage is the way to go:

    1. Check out nearby Beachcomber for either breakfast or lunch. Make reservations for either. Right on the beach and the food is better than passable.

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      1. re: JAB

        If you can't get reservations, you can go at an off time and get a seat, or stop in and have a drink or two at the bar. It is the only place in OC I know of that is actually on the beach. Prices are a little inflated because of the setting, but breakfast/lunch is a better value than dinner.

      2. I'll add Surf and Sand oceanfront resort...Splashes serves breakfast/lunch/dinner.
        Las Brisas for marg's and app's.

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        1. re: Beach Chick

          Las Brisas looks great for drinks and apps. Thank you!!

          1. re: mangia24hrs

            Lqas Brisas is also good for a weekend brunch. It is a little pricey, and you order off the menu so there is no buffet, but the food is good and there is free flowing champagne.

          2. re: Beach Chick

            For dinner I'm a fan of Broadway by Amar Santana, or possibly 370 Common Kitchen. Both are a few blocks away from the beach but the food is very good. The food at 370 is gastropub food and comes off as slightly more casual, but it can make for a cozy night.


          3. Consider Brussels Bistro for a casual lunch or dinner, esp. if you like Belgian beers, frites and mussels ! Cool atmosphere too - it's a "cozy" space below sidewalk-level on Forest Ave. in the heart of the village.

            1. Coyote Grill for happy hour. Mostly locals.

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              1. re: BubblyOne

                I really like Coyote Grill for breakfast. They make great Bloody Marys. The enchiladas and eggs are my go to choice. They have a peek-a-boo view of the water from the deck.