The Cliff Restaurant in Laguna Beach Night Life - Dinner Menu
Dinner at The Cliff Restaurant

Dinner Menu

Our signature crab dip, crusted with fresh parmesan cheese and served with toasted baguette slices is a must-have while enjoying your favorite beverage at sunset. The menu features California Cuisine with a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and seafood specialties. Our menu changes seasonally.

During winter months, warm attire is recommended. Open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas days. Check out our calendar to more information.

Happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


Scallops Wasabi

Raw scallops on the 1/2 shell topped with seaweed salad, pickled ginger and wasabi cream sauce
$3 ea. / $25 doz.


With Salsa and Avocado

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Shredded white meat chicken and herbs tossed in wing sauce, breaded and fried. Comes with Buffalo and Blue Cheese dipping sauce

Short Rib Sliders

Slow roasted beef short ribs slathered in a sweet BBQ sauce. Topped with cabbage and served on mini potato buns

Oysters on the Half

Raw oysters on the ½ shell served with horseradish, lemon and Tabasco
$3 ea. / $25 doz.

Fried Calamari Steak

Breaded, seasoned and seared to perfection. Served with house made tartar and cocktail sauce

Blackened Yellowfin

Blackened and seared yellowfin served with wasabi soy


Baguette slices topped with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and mozzarella, drizzled with balsamic reduction.

Global Cheese Plate

Assorted global cheeses with fruit, crackers and marinated vegetables

Crab Cakes

Three hand made crab cakes served over baby spinach with spicy rémoulade

Coconut Shrimp

Served with tropical mango and papaya dipping sauce

The Cliff Crab Dip

Hot crab, cheese and artichoke dip served with toasted baguette rounds

Petite Crab Dip


Have-A-Chips with fresh salsa and white cheddar

With Chicken $13; With Crab $18

Entree Salads

Pear Salad*

Butter Lettuce, sliced fresh pear, candied Mixed field greens topped with grilled shrimp, pecans, dried cranberries and crumbled corn, grilled onions and avocado, served with Gorgonzola cheese tossed with balsamic choice of dressing

Grilled Shrimp Salad

Mixed field greens topped with grilled shrimp, corn, grilled onions and avocado, served with choice of dressing

Classics Caesar Salad*

Romaine lettuce with parmesan cheese, fresh croutons, and house made Caesar dressing

Grilled Salmon Salad

Mixed field greens topped with grilled Atlantic salmon, baby potatoes, cucumber slices and avocado, served with choice of dressing

Spinach Salad*

Baby spinach with candied pecans, crumbled feta and sliced strawberries tossed with a raspberry vinaigrette

*Grilled chicken, shrimp, ahi, crab or salmon may be added to the Pear, Spinach and Caesar salads for an additional charge


Angel Hair Pasta

Angel hair pasta tossed with olive oil, chopped garlic, fresh tomatoes and basil

Fettuccini Alfredo

Fettuccini pasta with house made alfredo sauce

Sun dried Tomato Pasta

Pasta mixed with sun dried tomatoes in pink cream sauce

Ravioli Bolognese

Cheese stuffed ravioli in a hearty beef marinara sauce

*Grilled chicken or shrimp maybe added to any pasta for an additional charge


The Cliff Burger

Choice of ground beef, veggie patty, turkey patty or grilled chicken breast. Served with dinner salad or cup of soup and french fries

Calamari Burger

Fried calamari steak with lettuce, onion, tomato and house remoulade

Add Cheese $1
Add Bacon $2
Add Avocado $2

Chef's Specialties

Served with garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato or rice pilaf and garlic sauteed seasonal vegetables

Pork Chop

Roasted bone-in prime pork chop with porcini mushroom sauce

Macadamia Crusted Chicken

Chicken breast with macadamia nuts topped with champagne cream sauce and mango papaya salsa

The Cliff Grilled Chicken

Roasted bone-in chicken breast served with lemon, caper and artichoke sauce

Grilled Ribeye

USDA Choice ribeye grilled to order and topped with the choice of herb butter or cognac pepper cream sauce

Surf and Turf

Filet Mignon (6 oz) grilled to order with a petit Maine lobster tail and drawn butter

New York Steak

USDA Choice New York Steak grilled to order and and glazed with Gorgonzola cheese

Kung Pao Chicken

White meat chicken sautéed with red, yellow and green bell pepper, red Chinese hot pepper, green onion, peanuts and spicy Asian sauce served over white rice

South of the Border


Chef's special carnitas with Mexican rice, refried beans, guacamole, roasted salsa, pico de gallo and corn or flour tortillas

Quesadilla Especial

Flour tortillas stuffed with chicken, grilled onion, corn, bacon and white cheddar cheese. Topped with red sauce and served with sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo

Fiesta Steak Salad

Crispy wheat tortilla bowl filled with romaine lettuce, black bean relish, white cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo. Topped with grilled sliced filet mignon

Chicken Enchiladas

Corn tortillas stuffed with marinated shredded chicken and white cheddar cheese. Topped with red sauce and served with sour cream, guacamole, Mexican rice and refried beans

Chiles Rellenos

Anaheim peppers filled with cheddar, jack and parmesan cheese. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, sour cream and tomatillo sauce


Seafood Specialties

Fish and Chips*

Tempura battered cod served with french fries and house made tartar sauce

Fish and Shrimp Combo*

Tempura battered cod and jumbo shrimp served with french fries and house made tartar and cocktail sauce

Fish Tacos*

Three corn or flour tortillas filled with mahi-mahi, shredded cabbage, red onion, cilantro and roasted salsa. Served with rice and mixed greens

*Substitute Alaskan Halibut
Market price

Grilled Salmon**

Fresh salmon grilled and topped with balsamic reduction and fresh strawberries

Halibut Laguna**

Fresh grilled halibut filet topped with mango and papaya tropical salsa served with rice and fresh mixed greens

Fried Calamari Steak**

Breaded, seasoned and pan seared. Served with house made tartar and cocktail sauce

Sea Scallops**

Jumbo scallops seasoned with sea salt and pepper. Pan seared in butter and garlic, served over sauteed spinach

Seared Yellowfin Ahi**

Fresh yellowfin ahi filet blackened and seared, served with wasabi soy

**These items are served with garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato, or rice pilaf and garlic sauteed seasonable vegetables


French Fries

House or Caesar Side Salad

Creamed Spinach

Sweet Potato Fries with Jalapeno Aioli

Cup of Soup or Chowder

Guacamole or Avocado

Bowl of Soup or Chowder


Bread Pudding Bites

Bite size pieces of bread pudding tossed in cinnamon and sugar

Bananas Foster Bites

Bananas foster pieces deep fried and served with chocolate and caramel dipping sauces

Berries & Cream

Vanilla ice cream topped with fresh strawberries

New York Cheesecake

Cheesecake with a graham cracker crust served with strawberries, caramel and chocolate sauce

Double Chocolate Cake

Thick cut chocolate cake with chocolate chunks topped with chocolate syrup and whip cream

Carrot Cake

Cheesecake factory’s famous carrot cake topped with cream cheese frosting

Root Beer Float

Mug root beer and vanilla ice cream

Brown Cow - Adults Only (21yrs.+)

Guinness and vanilla ice cream

A gratuity of 18% will be added to a party of eight or more. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Prices subject to change without notice.

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