Ocean at Main in Laguna Beach is celebrating it's year in business this October. To celebrate, Chef-owner Craig Strong is presenting a new menu of California coastal cuisine, bursting with fall flavors and a few luxe surprises. The restaurant also unveils the St. Claire Suite, a luxe beach cottage hidden within its historic Laguna Beach locale.

In its first year, Ocean at Main was honored as a Best New Restaurant by Orange Coast Magazine, one of Modern Luxury's 10 Most Exciting New Restaurants, and was named among OC Register critic, Brad Johnson's 75 Best Places to Eat.

Since its debut last fall, Ocean at Main has attracted a loyal crowd of locals and international travelers alike. As the restaurant heads into second year, Strong presents new dishes that strike the perfect balance between elegant and playful - perfectly capturing the vibe of laid-back luxury in Laguna Beach.

The new menu, which Chef Strong notes was conceptualized by listening to his guests, features approachable entrees ranging in price from $18 to $42. Dishes are brought to life with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and classic culinary techniques. While new entrees include Pan-Seared Striped Sea Bass and a 12oz Ribeye Steak, famed signature items like the Roasted Beet Salad and Oxtail Risotto remain.

Among the new dishes include a selection of bar bites, shareable appetizers which capture Chef Strong’s favorite flavors through playful presentations.

Short Rib “Cigars” - horseradish crème fraîche, black pepper ash

Fuerte Wings - housemade blue cheese, shaved carrot & celery

Warm Artichoke and Parsley Dip - rosemary & parmesan flatbread

Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps - carrot kimchi, Asian soy


While the new menu features moderately priced, approachable fare, Chef Strong continues to deliver dishes with luxe and allure. Guests who want to opt in to a more luxurious dining experience can enjoy A5 Miyazaki Wagyu, imported truffles, and a la minute personalized tasting menus on any given night.

Ocean at Main is located in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach (222 Ocean Ave) and is open for dinner nightly from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., and for weekend brunch from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information, please visit www.oceanatmain.com

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