Food & Drink in Laguna Beach

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Having grown up on a farm in central Canada, Marlowe Huber already knew about crop harvesting and soil when he began making wine in the early 1980s. He refined his skills still further by studying oenology in Vancouver before embarking on his first wine-business venture with his brother, Darren. Together they ran two wineries in British Columbia for 15 years before opening Laguna Canyon Winery in 2003. Today, staffers pour out a diverse selection of Laguna Canyon wines in the Barrel Tasting Room.

380 Glenneyre St
Laguna Beach,
CA
US

Wa-ter-mark (noun): a mark showing the greatest height. This simple definition sums up co-owner and head chef Marc Cohen's goal: to create a dining experience at the top of gourmands' to-do lists. The LA Times describes his whimsical culinary aesthetic as "…[a] distinctive stamp, one informed by a particular love of Mexican and Pacific flavors and an artistic flair." With fresh fish and seafood at the forefront, Cohen's culinary presentations are often lauded as edible works of art, much like Pollock's famous mustard splatter. Menus comprising 36 ”grazing plates” dabble in savory meats such as filet mignon and duck confit, with unusual accents of capers and orange butter, watermelon, and shishito peppers.

Because the presence of liquid is integral to a Watermarc, the restaurant offers a 239-point wine program with selections representing varietals from around the globe. With virtually every wall filled with windows, natural light floods the space, instilling steel-colored chairs and smoky-gray napkins with a rich shimmer and bartenders with glamorous farmers' tans.

448 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach,
CA
US

Property Location
You'll be centrally located in Laguna Beach with a stay at Pacific Edge Hotel on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, minutes from Main Beach Park and Laguna Art Museum. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Festival of Arts and Heisler Park.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 125 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with cotton sheets. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax and unwind with massages, body treatments, and facials. Additional features at this Art Deco hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Laguna Beach? This hotel has 650 square feet (60 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms.

647 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach,
CA
US

At Romeo Cucina, the chef prepares fresh pastas daily, from gnocchi to stuffed ravioli and tortellini, alongside a menu of pizzas and other Italian specialties such as veal scaloppini and linguine with fresh clams and mussels. Both eateries also share a similar inviting d?cor, with white linen-covered tables along with Italian-inspired art on warm yellow or exposed brick walls.

249 Broadway St
Laguna Beach,
CA
US

The Beach House in Laguna Beach lucked out when it came to ghosts: the seafood restaurant is purportedly haunted by Slim Summerville, a comedic film actor who once made the eatery's 1920s building his home. Though Slim took on a serious part in All Quiet on the Western Front, he was best recognized for his funny portrayals in short silent movies. His upbeat character still lingers in The Beach House's halls, which have retained some of his house's original furnishings and woodwork, as well as a striking view of the Pacific Ocean.

Today, diners can drink in the shoreline scenery from inside the dining room or on a heated patio. Executive Chef Michael Ingino complements the beachy locale with breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes that feature contemporary seafood. A morning helping of crab-cakes benedict can lead into an evening plate of alaskan-king-crab legs, or other dinner entrees such as lobster thermidor, blackened pork chops, or pepper-crusted hawaiian yellowfin tuna. The Beach House is also connected to The Deck on Laguna Beach, where guests can sip citrusy martinis and blow raspberries at the waves attempting futilely to reach their feet.

619 Sleepy Hollow Ln
Laguna Beach,
CA
US

Executive chef Thomas Crijns of Brussels Bistro teams up with fellow Belgian Philippe De Smedt and French restaurateur Thierry Perreau to give his seasonally inspired menu of Belgian-style cuisine a French twist, earning the restaurant recognition as one of the 2012 Top 10 Orange County Bistro Restaurants in Gayot and named Best French Fries in 2008 in OC Weekly for their signature side with dipping sauces. With live jazz music each Tuesday through Thursday and DJs spinning music under pulsing colored lights Fridays and Saturdays, it is not surprising that OpenTable also took notice of the spot and awarded Brussels Bistro the Diners Choice for Late Night Find.

While known for its late night offerings, Brussels Bistro features a menu of lunch fare including quiche Lorraine packed with gruyere cheese, tomatoes, and bacon and savory ham-and-cheese crepes. Diners may opt to share their bountiful pots of mussels and Belgian-style fries on the sunny outdoor terrace while sipping one of nine Belgian beers on tap or 15 bottled varieties each served with a signature glass etched with its family tree.

222 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach,
CA
US