Locals Open & Operate Rustic Establishment With California Coastal Cuisine & Craft Cocktails
The restaurant features steak, chicken, mac ‘n cheese and craft cocktails in a rustic yet modern setting. Located in south Laguna Beach (past Cheneys Point), the restaurant has an intimate dining room, inviting bar and wrap-around balcony. It was inspired and designed by Laguna Beach locals and is operated by residents of this scenic coastal Southern California city.
It began operations the first of August.
“The inspiration for oak was to truly highlight the essence of the Laguna Beach community from the inside out,” commented oak’s VP of Hospitality, Ann Page.
The restaurant’s design boasts a warm, coastal modern feel, courtesy of local Laguna Beach architect Todd Skenderian and Bill Dalke of Rancho Laguna Builders. It is on the second story overlooking South Coast Hwy.
The coastal California comfort food menu starts with small plates including the Local Albacore Stack, South-of-the-Border Ceviche, Fried Green Tomatoes and Crispy Duck Drums. Seasonal soups and fresh salads are available for the lighter fare. Burgers and Daily Taco offerings include the signature Oak Burger, Chef Z’s Hot Chicken and Sandra’s Pork Shoulder Tacos.
Main dishes feature a Seared King Salmon, Gordo’s Fried Chicken and a 16oz. Bone-In Angus Ribeye. Comforting sides include the Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Warm Summer Beans, and Brussels Sprouts. For the ultimate sugar rush indulge in the Strawberry Stuffed Crepes, Frozen Nutella Cappuccino, and Doughnuts n’ Ice Cream.
The bar program is dedicated to crafty cocktails with exotic flavors, local brewed ales, IPAs, lagers and unique wines by the glass and on tap. oak offers a barrel-to-tap wine program delivering the highest quality wines through a sustainable custom tap system, eliminating oxidation, bringing the top wineries straight to the glass.
• Oak Website: oak-lagunabeach.com
• Address, Location & Map: 1100 South Coast Highway #202 Laguna Beach, CA