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Restaurants near Niguel Marine Life Refuge

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A photo of RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2304)
Price: Expensive
• Latin American • Aliso Viejo / Laguna Niguel
Booked 20 times today
RAYA, a restaurant concept by Richard Sandoval, showcases Pan-Latin Coastal Cuisine prepared with sustainable seafood, local produce, natural and organic meats, and Chef Sandoval’s signature Latin flavors.
A photo of 180 Blu at The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel restaurant
4.4
Awesome(3)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Laguna Beach
Dining experiences await at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. We hope to welcome you to our upcoming events.Holiday Buffet:Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 25, 2021 | Seating from 11:30am - 3:30pm | $225 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity Christmas DaySaturday, December 25, 2021 |Seating from 11:30am - 3:30pm | $225 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity Please contact the resort at 949-240-2000 for questions or reservations.
A photo of KAHANI - The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(114)
Price: Expensive
• Indian • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 12 times today
Accepting reservations starting Saturday, October 7th. Come along Chef Sanjay’s culinary journey from New Delhi to Dana Point and enjoy a contemporary approach to Indian regional specialties that places creative artistry, quality of ingredients, and respect for authentic flavors and ingredients at the forefront of cooking. KAHANI, which means "story" in Hindi, is open from Tuesday through Saturday; 5-9 p.m.
A photo of Coastal Kitchen restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(4571)
Price: Moderate
• American • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 99 times today
Christina and Mike Grant, the owners of Coastal Kitchen, have created an experience that will delight and satisfy the most discerning guest. Fueled by their passion for food and a love of hospitality, the Grants have established Coastal Kitchen as the go-to spot in Dana Point. The menu is clean and fresh consisting of fish and steaks cut in house, great salads, freshly ground burgers and more. Coastal Kitchen has a full bar, patio with fire pits, and fresh coastal design. Our mission is to deliver a quality dining experience in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere with a consistency that will bring guests back again and again. We look forward to serving you.
A photo of Truly Pizza restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(122)
Price: Moderate
• Pizzeria • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 57 times today
Located in the heart of the Lantern District in Dana Point, Truly Pizza is an artisanal neighborhood pizzeria where friends and family can relax and enjoy the fellowship of sharing pizza - the world's greatest communal food. Our outdoor garden design, rooftop wine experience and nurturing service style promote a welcoming sense of community by offering friends and neighbors a casual dining environment filled with personal touch points every step of the way. *We are an outdoor restaurant with patio & rooftop dining only. We provide blankets and heaters for guests*
A photo of Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point restaurant
4.4
Awesome(6025)
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 94 times today
Chart House is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood & steak and famous for their spectacular views. For more than 50 years, Chart House has redefined the ideal dining experience. With 27 waterfront and showcase locations ranging from the historic to the unforgettable, Chart House restaurants specialize in dazzling views, unique cuisine and exceptional service. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, the renowned chefs of Chart House have tailored a menu that adds a unique touch to local flavors. And the Chart House happy hour is a guest favorite, where guest favor our signature cocktails and delicious bites you are sure to enjoy. Our original Hot Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect end to a memorable dining experience at Chart House. Chart House offers the ideal setting for your next event. We would be happy to assist you with all the details of your special occasion.
A photo of CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1409)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary American • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 40 times today
At Craft House Restaurant we focus on serving the freshest local ingredients to our guests. From working with local fishermen in the Dana Point Harbor to sourcing ingredients from the local farmer's markets. At Craft House we pride ourselves on having one of the best American whiskey selection in South Orange County. From you daily drinking whiskey to the one's you've spend your life trying to taste (all of the Pappy van Winkle collection).
A photo of The Tea House on Los Rios restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2368)
Price: Expensive
• Afternoon Tea • San Juan Capistrano
Booked 66 times today
Set in a beautifully restored 1911 cottage complete with a wrap-around veranda and lush gardens, The Tea House on Los Rios offers Orange County's premier high tea experience. In addition to serving our famous scones, delicious tea sandwiches, and loose-leaf teas, we also feature a full luncheon menu and a weekend brunch menu, complete with mimosas and Bloody Marys. Join us for an unforgettable experience.We are located on Historic Los Rios Street in San Juan Capistrano. Consider taking the train and making a day of it!
A photo of Luciana's Ristorante restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3264)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 25 times today
Located in a historical home in the resort town of Dana Point, California, Luciana's Ristorante has been serving the Orange County community for over 30 years. The decor is reminiscent of a cozy European-style inn, establishing it as one of Orange County's most romantic restaurants. Awarded the Southern California Restaurant Writers gold medal since 1996, three stars from the California Restaurant Writers, Zagat's Survey "America’s 1,000 Top Italian Restaurants 2008" and an Award of Excellence for its wine list, Luciana's has been setting the standard for classic as well as innovative Italian cuisine. Whether visiting our cozy restaurant or our Bed and Breakfast and Cooking School in Tuscany, Italy, you are sure to experience the best and freshest combination of the old and new worlds.
A photo of Harvest restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2282)
Price: Very Expensive
• Californian • Laguna Beach
Booked 23 times today
Our restaurant, bar and private dining room celebrate the storied history of California's organic farming, brewing, and oenology. Outdoor patio seating unveils stunning Aliso Canyon and golf course views. As an homage to the original homesteaders, fresh-made food and drink are a focus throughout your dining experience, with many ingredients harvested on property. What we don't grow here is thoughtfully sourced.Kyle St. John is the Executive Chef bringing his passion of farm-to-table cooking and fresh, locally-sourced cuisine. The menu changes with each season, integrating fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables grown and gathered from our own half-acre Harvest Farm. The new bar is a haven of sociability, featuring an innovative handcrafted cocktail menu, enticing wine list and 18 craft beers on tap—all for sipping along with earnest conversation.The Harvest team shares their masterfully creative and intensely local take on California coastal cuisine designed with food-lovers in mind.

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  • RaviB
    Orange County •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined today
    Excellent upscale Indian restaurant in the glitzy Ritz Carlton Dana Point. Its only a few months old and has become very popular thanks to a broad range of delicacies from Chef Sanjay. The richly ethnic ambience was beautiful and the table service was near flawless. Our dishes were beautifully presented with great attention to detail and were very flavorful without being overly spicy. There is a great choice of both vegetarian and meat dishes, so the menu is broadly appealing. Our favorites were the pakora chaat (appetizer) and several items on the vegetarian curry sampler like the paneer kadhai, coconut kathal (jackfruit) curry and the flavored rice with paneer tikka. The sampler easily feeds three adults, so is actually a really good value! We topped it off with a decadent chocolate cake (provided for special occasions) and awesome masala chai. Great experience all around and we'll be back with friends!
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    KAHANI - The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna NiguelPrice: Expensive• Indian• Dana Point / Monarch Beach
    4.6
  • Tanyavip
    Orange County •28 reviews
    5.0
    Dined today
    Wonderful meal and service by Conner. It can get a little warm at sunset but worth the view!
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    RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna NiguelPrice: Expensive• Latin American• Aliso Viejo / Laguna Niguel
    4.7
  • Elaine
    San Diego •28 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    Delightful "early supper" before visiting the Ocean Institute (5 minutes away). We shared a cheeseburger and an order of Chef's Tacos (we selected salmon) from the appetizer selection. Needless to say, we both agreed this was the best burger we've ever eaten (not sure how something that big holds together so well!). Pickled onions is now my new favorite addition to a burger. The salmon tacos are "street taco" size, and there are three on a plate. Seasoned lightly with a bit of cajun (maybe?) spice and drizzled with a lovely sauce. Service was attentive but not pushy; decor is bright, cheerful, and pretty. Lovely evening.
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    Coastal KitchenPrice: Moderate• American• Dana Point / Monarch Beach
    4.8
  • Pattivip
    San Diego •21 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 5 days ago
    Great restaurant to celebrate my birthday! They gave me a window seat and even a menu that said happy birthday on it! There was a party of 14 in the center of the room but our waiter Jonathan handled it so professionally! The macadamia encrusted mahi-mahi was delicious and the chef gave me a slice of homemade mud pie complementary for my birthday. Thank you chart house! 
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    Chart House Restaurant - Dana PointPrice: Moderate• Seafood• Dana Point / Monarch Beach
    4.4
  • Nkgmd
    Orange County •4 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on Nov 25, 2021
    Booked on short notice, was expecting dinner, or buffet. This was actually quite an enormous banquet, food was excellent with huge variety, lots of choices beyond typical thanksgiving menu, very attentive service, spectacular views, drinks included as well. Expensive, but very happy with it.
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    180 Blu at The Ritz Carlton, Laguna NiguelPrice: Very Expensive• American• Laguna Beach
    4.4
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