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Driftwood Kitchen

619 Sleepy Hollow Lane
| +1 949-715-7700
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Driftwood Kitchen Laguna Beach California United States
Driftwood Kitchen Laguna Beach California United States
Driftwood Kitchen Laguna Beach California United States
Driftwood Kitchen Laguna Beach California United States
Driftwood Kitchen Laguna Beach California United States
Driftwood Kitchen Laguna Beach California United States
Driftwood Kitchen Laguna Beach California United States
Driftwood Kitchen Laguna Beach California United States
Driftwood Kitchen Laguna Beach California United States
Driftwood Kitchen Laguna Beach California United States
Driftwood Kitchen Laguna Beach California United States
Driftwood Kitchen Laguna Beach California United States

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Sun - Sat 9am - 2:30pm
Sun - Thur 5pm - 9:30pm
Fri, Sat 5pm - 10:30pm

Driftwood Kitchen

This casual, open-air restaurant sits above an untouched stretch of Laguna Beach—and capitalizes on that beautifully. Floor-to-ceiling windows encircle the dining room so it appears to be floating above the ocean, all the better to watch the sunset while eating hand-shucked oysters and sipping Rum For Your Life cocktails. Chef Rainer Schwarz’s menu centers around seafood, prepared with a range of international influences—Spanish octopus is grilled with chickpea puree and za’atar, and lobster stars in a spaghetti carbonara. The spot draws a stylish crowd not just for dinner but also weekend brunch, with a must-try version of eggs Benedict (made with Berkshire ham and blood-orange hollandaise, plus steak or crab). While waiting for a table, sidle up to the Stateroom Bar, the former home library of Old Hollywood actor Slim Summerville, for artisan libations heavy on fine bourbon and whiskey. Pro tip: Locals know best, and they can’t get enough of the whole fried branzino, served with roasted shishitos and ponzu sauce.