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French 75 - CLOSED

1464 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3159
+1 949-494-8444
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
1 Sep 2015
“Soory it's closed”
28 Aug 2013
“If you love Manhattans......”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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French, American, Steakhouse, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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1464 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3159
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 1 September 2015

This place has closed and do not understand why. This was one of the best allaround restaurants anywhere for many years. Great Champagne Bar, Great people and incredible food at less than outrageous pricing

Thank John R
Reviewed 28 August 2013

If you are a Manhattan drinker, this is a must. There is also a full service restaurant attached, but the bar has a great Tapas menu.

1  Thank MoSwUsa
Reviewed 29 January 2013

Food was inconsistent music overbearing. But it has an interesting ambience. I had one very good meal there that was tasty and another, their specialty some swedish meatball dish that tasted like it came from a Weight Watchers packet.

Thank Tomk626
Reviewed 31 December 2012 via mobile

It is a shame to see good restaurants close. Alas, French 75 in Laguna Beach has accepted a buy out offer and has closed its doors forever. On a positive note, Laguna Beach has many excellent restaurants to choose from.

1  Thank LagunaMike
Reviewed 7 December 2012

Energetic noise level, cramped seating but great service and amazing food! The Beef Stroganaff is amazing and the New York steak melts in your mouth.

Thank Y0ungatheart53
Reviewed 8 November 2012

Two couples, at a window table, on a foggy night, having superb food and wine, with attentive service. Not rushed (it was a Tuesday), just hit all the right notes.

Thank pvbbeachgirl
Reviewed 7 October 2012

Went to French 75 last night. I ordered the seafood bouillabaisse and husband ordered the steak. He thought his was average, while I thought the bouillabaisse was terribly underwhelming. Fish was fishy, mussels microscopic, scallops overcooked, broth not flavorful enough to add any taste to...More

Thank TravFiend
Reviewed 4 October 2012

We discovered this charming restaurant by accident. What a great find. The food is excellent. My husband had the Halibut which was cooked to perfection. They have a very extensive wine list that ranges from reasonable to very expensive. The service was exceptional and the...More

Thank Rivahgirl68
Reviewed 30 September 2012

We were recommended this restaurant by our hosts at the Carriage House around the corner. We arrived on a Thursday night in late August without a reservation and were warmly welcomed. There was live jazz music (bonus!). The menu was classic French, not too long...More

Thank Oxtedsurrey
Reviewed 30 September 2012

We had dinner there last night and everything was wonderful! The atmosphere, the piano player and the food! Lamb chops were to die for, pasta dish was amazing, sea bass was excellent! Service was top notch. We WILL return when business takes us back out...More

Thank KyBiddy
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 23:00
Monday
16:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 23:00
Thursday
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1464 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3159
    (Mountain & PCH)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-494-8444
  • E-mail
Description
This French & American bistro features contemporary renderings of classic bistro dishes such as escargot cassolette, shrimp Provençal and an off the grill selection for the classic American palate. The décor inside this 70-year old cottage that houses the bistro is rich and romantic, with intimate ambience. The charming bar offers an extensive selection of champagne cocktails and house made martinis; a mural on its ceiling depicts a “champagne war” between cherubs and monkeys holding bottles of champagne. Patio dining is also available in the Garden which sits directly on Pacific Coast Highway. They have Happy Hour from 4:30 to 6:30 PM nightly along with live entertainment starting at 7:00 PM. This is the perfect spot to spend on a date, for company dinners, or just a relaxing night away from your everyday life.
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