It can feel like Laguna Beach is 10 years behind Los Angeles, and Broadway is the perfect example of why we mean that as a compliment. This kind-of fancy restaurant has a very mid-2000s, semi-industrial interior (visible pipes, bare brick), plates with artful smudges of sauce on them, a Top Chef chef, and really good food. The menu is big, but whatever you do, leave room for the perfectly-cooked whole branzino that they conveniently remove all bones from for you. It’s a nice spot for a date, especially if you sit at the kitchen counter and order a couple of the fantastic cocktails to start.
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Wine Gallery, a Laguna Beach local hangout, is a fun wine bar with a good Happy Hour and a solid food menu.
O Fine Japanese Cuisine
O Fine is your best bet for affordable sushi in Laguna Beach (or anywhere nearby).
Nick’s Laguna Beach
Nick’s Laguna Beach is a casual American restaurant in Laguna, and one of the most crowd-pleasing places to eat you’ll find.
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26 Beach Cafe
There's a 20-item long French toast section at 26 Beach in Marina del Rey, which is all you really need to know.
Millie’s in Silverlake is the classic breakfast spot you go to when you need an escape from LA.
Square One in East Hollywood is a neighborhood favorite for a simple, solid brunch. Beware: lines on weekends can get long.
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