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Salt Creek Grille Restaurant Review: Right on Pacific Coast Highway, where South Laguna and Dana Point intersect and street lights don’t shine, this spacious Craftsman-style restaurant glows bright at night with its woodsy outdoor patio fire pits, minimalist Mission-period décor and lively jazz scene. The American grill cuisine ranges from entrée salads and burgers to mesquite-grilled seafood and hand-cut Prime steaks. If you only eat pork chops once a year, make it here. A soufflé is the must-have dessert --- make sure to order one with your entrée, so the kitchen has plenty of time to prepare it. Salt Creek’s weekend brunch features a menu of individually prepared items that emphasize fresh, local cuisine. Private dining rooms are reserved months in advance for rehearsal and anniversary dinners, executive meetings and other affairs built around business or pleasure.