Splashes Restaurant

Splashes Restaurant

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+1 888-281-3502+ Add website
Hours
Sun
7:00 am - 11:00 am11:30 am - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon
7:00 am - 11:00 am11:30 am - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue
7:00 am - 11:00 am11:30 am - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed
7:00 am - 11:00 am11:30 am - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu
7:00 am - 11:00 am11:30 am - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri
7:00 am - 11:00 am11:30 am - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat
7:00 am - 11:00 am11:30 am - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Menu

AMUSE
WILD MUSHROOM AND MADEIRA SOUP
leek fondue, pickled chanterelles, truffle brioche
APPETIZERS
MEZCAL CURED YELLOWTRAIL CRUDO
Fennel, gooseberries, citrus, borage, mint oil, piquillo gel
HEIRLOOM BEET SALAD
Jay leaf kale, Blood Orange, pomegranate vinaigrette, figs, herbed Humboldt fog, candied hazelnuts
SQUASH RISOTTO
Winter truffle, roasted pumpkin, pumpernickel dust

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About
Starting January 29th and continuing through late Spring 2024, Splashes Restaurant will temporarily close its doors to allow for a renovation that will enhance your future dining experiences. Splashes Bar remain open during this time. Due to our transformation, getting to our Splashes Bar has changed. Upon arrival to our resort, please follow the signs to the Splashes host stand, which will take you down a set of stairs and through our pool area. One of our hosts will check in you and get you seated. Please note that our guest elevator is unavailable. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience this causes. If prefer to reschedule or cancel your reservation, please contact us at (888) 281-3502 and we will be happy to assist you. We look forward to hosting you soon at Splashes
PRICE RANGE
₹2,591.00 – ₹5,014.00
CUISINES
American, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,086 reviews
Excellent
708
Very good
227
Average
80
Poor
35
Terrible
36
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

CAKatie
Long Beach626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
We happened on a wonderful rate for Surf and Sand on New Year's Eve a little over a month ago, and were excited to add on a reservation at Splashes, one of our favorite restaurants. We love their menu (mmmm... Brussels sprouts!), and know it well. I'll admit I missed the OpenTable email, confirming our reservation, and advising that a prix fixe menu would be available for NYE. It never stated that there would NOT be a regular menu, as well. Knowing we were in for a delightful evening in a favorite spot, we were shocked to find only the set menu, with none of our favorites, and a per person charge of $150! We brought along a special bottle of Champagne, so added a $25 corkage, which was less than had we added the $50pp wine pairing, and a cost we anticipated. With the exception of the very strange Artichoke Textures, the food was, of course, excellent. There were limited choices, but we were pleased with the steak and the lobster. The service was not what one would expect for a meal that cost over $400. Our waiter popped by a couple times to ask about the food ("what was that artichoke thing??"), but never returned to refresh our empty glasses, check on beverages, or ever offer bread. We poured our own Champagne, and flagged down the bus boy to get some bread. I am not a fan of restaurants that significantly raise prices and force a set menu on clients just because it is Valentine's Day or New Year's Eve. While Splashes is indeed magical, and there is only a bit of tarnish on it being one of our happy places, I am disappointed that it was not made clear we would have no choice on menus, and that we paid more than $400 for our meal. We are fortunate enough to take the hit without much pain, but it still smarts. Next year, if we come back, it will be an Über into town for a regular menu at a restaurant. You let us down, Splashes.
Written 2 January 2020
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regis k
Arcadia1678 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
My wife and I just had an amazing evening at Splashes for our valentines dinner. The setting here is just perfect for the occasion. We booked our dinner early so we can watch the sun set from the restaurant. Our hostess was very good to us as she seated us right next to the window where we had a grand view of the ocean and the sun set. Can’t beat the view. But the food is even better. The waiter is a very friendly young man who helped us to select the dishes from the set valentine’s menu. The waiter told us that the executive chef is Ron Fougeray who acquired his culinary skills from famous French chefs. We were anxious and eager to see what we get for the food. The the dishes we had indeed showed the French influences and the work of a seasoned culinary master. We were not disappointed. The scallops dish my wife had was perfectly cooked with amazing flavors. The scallops were cooked to perfection and they were very tender. My petite filet beef was done just right with very smooth texture. I felt like the beef just melt in my mouth. A bone marrow was also accompanied my filet. The combination of beef with the bone marrow created another level of tasting experience. We ended our dinner with two fantastic desserts. While my wife had the chocolate lava cake, I chose the red velvet cake. Both are phenomenal. The presentation of the desserts with the heart shape red jello was over the top for the evening. We truly had a romantic dinner night and a gastronomic experience at Flashes. My wife was happy when waiter handed her a red rose at the end of the dinner. Happy wife, happy life. I was happy. We will be back to try their brunch. For parking, valet is the best choice, it’s only $8 with validation.
Written 15 February 2020
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Buzzard100
Santa Cruz226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
This spot was picked especially for the view and we were not disappointed. One of those gorgeous California beach days with visitors from the Midwest adds to the delight! The menu was very creative and we settled on the short-rib skillet scramble which was perfectly prepared. The egg scramble included short ribs, potato, oaxaca cheese, Anaheim chili, red onion and tortillas and guacamole. Another in our party had the fried chicken with waffles and one other the blackened swordfish sandwich. The entrees were all excellent and again, the menu had a real flair. The service team was excellent and we enjoyed people watching with walkers, sunbathers, and some brave souls willing to have a go at the cold water. This restaurant is in a hotel and note there is valet parking. I highly recommend this spot!
Written 26 February 2020
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Peter G
San Clemente269 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Went here for an anniversary dinner with family not having been to the location for more than 15 years. We dined indoors when it was already dark, and though the atmosphere was cozy, it was cold! Dress warmly. The view was indeed "splashes" of waves on the beach lit by high intensity outdoor lighting. The portions were small and over-rich. Very good at the time, but I could still taste the salt the next day. Service was a little slow, but understandable given the logistics of moving trays around as tight a seating arrangement as they have.
Written 3 January 2020
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353anted
Dear Peter G., Thank you for visiting us on such a special occasion! We appreciate the kind words as well as the observations. We take your feedback to heart and always look for ways to improve! Peter G., we hope to see you in the near future and thank you for your visit, and your review. Warmly, Ante Dapic Director of Food & Beverage Surf & Sand Resort
Written 4 January 2020
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Jameschu2oc
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 couples
We were recommended this place by a family member and were pleasantly surprised by the amazing view. We had a nice view of the sunset and the food was spectacular. We started with a half dozen oysters and the octopus. My wife and I both got the filet mignon which was outstanding! Our waiter Diego was very knowledgeable and patient with accommodating our special requests. We will be coming back to this special restaurant. Thank you splashes for making a memorable experience for us.
Written 4 October 2020
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DFM112
Huntington Beach1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 couples
Nothing says “wonderful evening” than the perfect dinner, delicious food, excellent wine and service second to none. That happened June 7th at Splashes where David Barnes helped my Wife Kathi and I make the perfect combination of delicious Lobster Bisque, followed by mouth watering scallops —- all accompanied with a Bar Niente Chardonnay that was amazing. Picture all this by a window serenaded by the sound of crashing waves —- and you have Splashes. Whether you need a venue to catch magnificent sunsets, or savor a romantic dinner with someone you love, look no further than Laguna Beach’s Splashes Restarant at the Surf & Sands Resort. Enjoy! —- Dominick F. Maggio
Written 9 June 2020
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Janine31857
Los Angeles5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
I would highly recommend a dinner at Splashes, located at Surf and Sand in Laguna. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time. Diego and Pablo offered the perfect amount of attention and recommendations for the evening. The Kistler chardonnay went beautifully with our sea scallops, truffle potato stack and asparagus. With the noise of the waves crashing underneath us, we couldn't have asked for better ambiance. It's a must go-to restaurant.
Written 12 September 2020
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Neeka Delaney
Irvine2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
Splashes is my go to place knowing that the food is always delicious and service is beyond exceptional. I always try to request Patrick as our server because he takes such good care of all of us. Especially with some of our dietary restrictions, he is always so accommodating and makes our evening special. We ordered some of the scallops which are always delicious, lamb, lobster bisque ( SO GOOD) and had every appetizer on the menu. Our party was a group of 9, and 6 of us ordered the filet all with different requests on cooking, between well done, medium rare and medium. It would be easy to assume our filets would come out mixed up, but we had absolutely no issues and they gave everyone the correct temperature filet. Thank you Patrick and team at Splashes for making our evening so memorable. It wouldn't have been as special of an evening if it wasn't for all of the extra care that Patrick and the team put into making us feel safe and enjoy our evening and dinner celebration with our family.
Written 24 September 2020
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Peymaneh R
Los Angeles1129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 couples
Even in Quarantine, quality reigns. Despite social distancing and mask wearing, the amazing restaurant and its staff managed to provide the ambience and the taste. Manger Sam Chehayeb and food server Pete were beyond exemplary in accommodating our orders type, and our meeting our taste buds. The chef delivers perfect taste in under 10 minutes. Then comes the super desert to seal the deal. Thank you guys for the the tenth time. We love splashes and we will always be back.
Written 26 September 2020
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Kian M
Los Angeles3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 family
We had an excellent dinner with family and friends celebrating our wedding at Splashes. Every dish was perfect and our waiter Patrick made it even more special by going and above and beyond with his team to give us exceptional service. We can’t wait to go back for the amazing service, food, and views!
Written 27 September 2020
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Christine W
Manhattan Beach2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Made reservations at 5:00 on Saturday. The hostess suggested we arrive 10 minutes early and we were seated at an ocean front table with the most incredible views. Viktor was our server and he was incredibly attentive as was the rest of the staff. The food was superb. My husband went for the ribeye special and it did not disappoint. I had the scallops and they were divine. We had a very leisurely dinner (2+ hours) and never felt rushed. Watched an incredible sunset. We felt very safe. All of the staff wore masks as did guests who were not seated. There are hand sanitizers everywhere (even in the elevator). I did not see any one (staff or guests) not wearing a mask.
Written 25 October 2020
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Jack Wheeler Jr
Edmond4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Hate to write this review but felt I had too. Been coming here for years because my wife and her Mom have enjoyed it since the 90's. Never had a bad experience until today when Sam Chehayeb, a newest manager here, asked us to leave because I inquired to why no one had come to check on us for about an hour (between 4 to 5 pm) he was very defensive and said that it was the between shift time and we should have known that. I asked him how my wife and I would have known that and he didn't have a answer and told us to leave because they were going to be so busy for dinner and only allowed reservations. I explained to him we did have a reservation and booked a late lunch so we could see the sunset and had that on the notes on our reservation. While was talking to him my wife went on open table and at that moment she booked us the same table at 5pm because they in fact weren't busy. I know that many people make these one star reviews because they are venting and most likely were being rude themselves. This situation was not like that. My wife and I were having a romantic late lunch and in my opinion Sam Chehayeb was having a bad day and took it out on us. It's sad to say that I don't want to come here anymore or stay at the hotel while Sam works here.
Written 4 January 2020
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353anted
Dear Jack W., Thank you for sharing your experience.Splashes is a place of relationships and Sam is known as one of the champions of our hospitality. Jack W., I am terribly sorry you were left feeling unwelcome, and for that I sincerely apologize. It goes against our very purpose. Please allow me to speak to you directly. Feel free to reach out to me at adapic@jcresorts.com or my direct line 949.376.2758. I am looking forward to speaking to you soon. Sincerely, Ante Dapic Director of Food & Beverage Surf & Sand Resort
Written 10 January 2020
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Lars
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
We came here to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday and it was honestly the worst dining experience of our month-long travels though California. The prices were on par to some of the Michelin star restaurants we dined at, however the quality and experience was hardly worth a 1 star review. The service was sub-par, management was arrogant, and the food was mediocre, with one dish being inedible. We will never return, and suggest to other diners to skip this place, there are so many other great restaurants in Laguna Beach.
Written 6 December 2022
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Becky S
Cedar Rapids19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
The environment, being open to outside and getting to hear the ocean waves, the service and attention to detail by staff, the food being top notch. It was amazing! They even arranged heaters so us Iowans could be outside in cooler CA weather. We recommend this restaurant highly if you want an all around enjoyable experience.
Written 5 March 2020
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Eumesmo
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
My wife and I spent a fantastic evening @ Splashes. The perfect combination of sunset views, cozy atmosphere, top quality service and AMAZING food. We had a cocktail at the beachfront bar @ sunset and then were seated at the restaurant by the window (floor to ceiling window doors) with a light sea breeze and wave splashes...We chose seafood, a specialty there. From appetizers to desert, we were surprised at every bite with flavors and textures, amazingly prepared. Service was pleasant and polite, from greeter to waiter Victor. We'll be coming back time and time again!
Written 22 February 2020
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