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Oak Laguna Beach

1100 S. Coast Hwy., Ste. 202 (Oak St.) Send to Phone
949-940-3010
Comfort-creating California cuisine in a chill Laguna Beach ambience.

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Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
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Oak Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA

Oak Laguna Beach Restaurant Review

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About the restaurant & décor: Located a few blocks north of downtown Laguna Beach, this second-story corner venue provides locals with a chic yet unpretentious hideaway from the city’s tourist-fueled bustle. The near-industrial wood and earth-toned interior is approachable, but we like waiting for a patio seat to catch the water-kissed sunset, especially with a cocktail in hand.

Food & Drinks: Well-traveled executive chef Chris Tzorin pairs the unfussy ambience with contemporary California cuisine that evokes comforting familiarity with each course. After kicking things off with house-made ceviche with puffed corn and fried plantains, we recommend sharing the light, refreshing simple greens salad with sliced radishes, snap peas, crumbled ricotta and lemon mint dressing. Mains include standards such as braised short ribs and roasted Chilean sea bass with orzo risotto along with advanced fare like the duo of pork belly and tender octopus. Desserts are highlighted by the coconut chocolate crémeux. California selections dominate the compact wine list, which features plenty of by-the-glass selections. On Sundays, patrons can drop by for brunch items like Belgian waffles and huevos rancheros.




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