Central Laguna Beach Unveils New Spring Menu

Central Laguna Beach presents new spring menu items courtesy of Executive Chef Michael Campbell. Central’s refreshed menu introduces American fusion cuisine bringing an international flare to steak, seafood and elevated comfort food. “The menu is designed to present guests with pure ingredients and familiar flavors approached in a unique way,” says Campbell. “It focuses on the simplicity of the beautiful produce we have access to year-round while drawing influence from cooking techniques and flavors I’ve experienced while working in different parts of the U.S. and abroad.”

Experience the seasonal menu which welcomes several new starters, main dishes and desserts. Whet your appetite with the Crispy Shrimp with serrano aioli, and sink your teeth into savory main dishes like the Panko Crusted Cod with crab & cauliflower puree and wild rice. Indulge in delectable spring dessert options like Caramelized Bread Pudding Bites with coconut ice cream and whipped cream.

Venture upstairs and step out onto Laguna Beach’s original rooftop patio. Catch the sunset and enjoy the picture-perfect moment with one of Central’s signature cocktails compliments of Head Bartender, Robin Shinn. New for the season, the beverage menu introduces five spring cocktails including Lost in Laguna made with Havana Club rum, Zaya rum, orgeat, pineapple, ginger beer and lime, and Where There’s Smoke with El Silencio mezcal, agave, strawberry and lemon.

Central Lunch & Dinner Menu
*New spring menu item


Grilled Avocado
with ponzu, 9

Shrimp Croquettes
anaheim peppers, parmesan, spicy aioli, 15

Yellowtail Ceviche
lime, red onion, 15

*Skirt Steak Empanadas
cotija, cherry tomatoes, spicy aioli, 14

Our Hummus
cherry tomatoes, olives, aleppo, crispy cauliflower, 11

Tuna Poke
yellow fin, quinoa, avocado, cilantro, sesame, scallion, 16

Street Corn Empanadas
cotija, cilantro, spicy aioli | spinach & mozzarella, filet or lamb shank, 9

*Crispy Shrimp
served with serrano aioli, 15

served with housemade tortilla chips, 10

Soups & Salads

*Tomato Bisque
coconut milk, cilantro, basil, mint, croutons, 11

Local Salad
mixed greens, almonds, quinoa, manchego, sweet croutons, sherry vinaigrette, 17

Baby Romaine Wedge
parmesan, pickled shallot, roasted garlic dressing, 16

Steak and Spinach
chickpea, avocado, olive, cherry tomato, sweet mustard vinaigrette, 23
(Substitute salmon)

CTR Chop
romaine, cherry tomatoes, chicken, red onion, chickpeas, pepitas, avocado dressing, 19

Burgers & Sandwiches

CTR Burger
fresh ground chuck, caramelized onion, lettuce, tomato, brioche bun, 19

Anna’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich
spicy remoulade, tomatoes, red onion, sharp cheddar cheese, 18

*El Cubano
smoked lomo, pork belly, pickled tomatillo, swiss, dijonaise, 20

Mains & Specialties

Grilled Chicken Pasta
Linguine noodles, sautéed broccolini, cherry tomatoes, basil, spinach, parmesan, 24

Seared Scallops
pork belly, chickpeas, broccolini, chile brodo, 32

Mushroom Bolognese
soba noodles, mushroom bolognese, parmesan, black truffle butter, 22

Skirt Steak
garbanzo, brussels sprouts, chimichurri, 34

Pan Seared Salmon
quinoa pilaf, madras curried carrot, sherry glaze, 30

Short Rib Hash
caramelized onion, sunny side eggs, 18

*Panko Crusted Cod
crab & cauliflower puree, wild rice, 28

Tiger Shrimp Risotto
spinach, lemon butter, parmesan, 36

14 oz. New York Strip
sautéed broccolini, truffle mac & cheese, caramelized onion butter, 46
(Dinner only)


Crispy Brussels Sprouts, 7

Sweet Potato Fries, 7

French Fries, 6

Truffle Mac & Cheese, 9

Sautéed Broccolini, 7


Yogurt Cheesecake
oatmeal cookie crust, balsamic, berries, 12

*Caramelized Bread Pudding Bites
coconut ice cream, whipped cream, 12

Signature Spring Cocktails

*Where There’s Smoke
El Silencio mezcal, agave, strawberry, lemon, 14

*Lost in Laguna
Havana Club rum, Zaya rum, orgeat, pineapple, ginger beer, lime, 14

*Perfect Saint Prosecco
St. Germaine, berry simple syrup, lemon, 14

*Pure Gold
Cutty Sark scotch, creme de cacao, turbinado, lemon, 14

*Pick Your Poison
Wheatley vodka or Hendricks gin, simple syrup, lemon, basil, 14

Central is a modern neighborhood dining destination in the heart of Laguna Beach. Led by managing partners, Anna Montoya and Taylor Mckinny, the restaurant offers a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. Compliments of Executive Chef Michael Campbell, Central’s American fusion cuisine brings an international flare to steak, seafood and elevated comfort food.
Central Laguna Beach
361 Forest Ave, Suite 103
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Mon: Closed
Tues–Wed: 12–9 p.m.
Thu: 12–10 p.m.
Fri–Sat: 12–10:30 p.m.
For more information or to make reservations call 949-715-0801 or visit www.centrallagunabeach.com

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