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“What a view!”

The Cliff Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 173 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch, a fine dining experience or a venue for that special occasion, we have it all with a panoramic 180 degree view of the ocean. Oceanfront, open-air dining and cocktails are available daily at the spectacularly-situated Cliff Restaurant in the quaint Laguna Village artist community at 577 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

We came for the view and were not disappointed! Our family of six enjoyed lunch on the terrace overlooking the pacific. Spectacular views! The food for lunch was mostly sandwiches and salads but everything was well prepared and appetizing. The French dip was very good. Fish and chips with halibut was very good! Definitely a good spot for lunch.

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Thank LynnGibb
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Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

The view is great. Wide open ocean views basically no matter where you sit. This restaurant is ENTIRELY outside so keep this in mind. You will also most likely have a wait for your table but you can easily burn the time by browsing all the little shops on the same property. We've been to the Cliff restaurant twice before and have never really walked away with an amazing meal. It is pricey for what you get but you're paying for your meal next to the ocean. We decided to have breakfast here with some friends of ours and it was pleasant. They were understaffed and the waiters were literally running from table to table and back and forth to the kitchen. Our table tried the strawberry french toast, huevos, breakfast burrito, and the Spanish omelette. We were all pleased with our dishes and never felt rushed to leave regardless of how busy they were. The place is also dog friendly :)

Thank Harvickfans
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Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

If you want to see a spectacular sunset while having great service & great food - this is the place for you! I can't believe the bad reviews about this place. I would not have gone had I read the reviews first but another restaurant in town recommended this as THE place for sunsets! It's not called The Cliff for nothing. It is literally perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean with the most spectacular sunsets ever. We went twice. The first time around lunch just for drinks, snacks & to check out the view & the service. It was great. The second time we arrived around 4:30 as we wanted to be there for the sunset. It was amazing. We told the waiter we weren't in a hurry as we wanted to see the sunset. We ate slowly as the sun set while taking tons of pics. Just before sunset they bring out the patio heaters as it gets cold quickly. Food was delicious & service was great. It wasn't cheap but where can you eat & get a view like that for any price? Parking is a pain but parking anywhere in Laguna Beach is a nightmare even in off season. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone especially if you like spectacular views of the Pacific!!

Thank OnTheRochs
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Pros: Guacamole and salsa bowl
Neutral: raspberry mojitos, chile relleno
Cons: french dip sandwich.
Lunch for two with two drinks, appetizer, and two entrees, was $75 with tip

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1  Thank John T
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

we were so disappointed with the poor service and food. it seemed as though we were interrupting the staffs social time with each other. we saw several other people also complain. so sad. but great view

2  Thank Bob S
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