The oceanfront restaurant presents a dining experience featuring the freshest and finest seafood, steaks and hand-shucked oysters, alongside handcrafted cocktails, with breathtaking ocean views.

Chef Rainer’s menu will feature innovative, yet approachable dishes including the following:

  • Octopus “a la Plancha” Taco / Mexican wild shrimp / jicama-cilantro / avocado mousse / tomato-pineapple chutney
  • Soft-Shell Crab / buttermilk fried / green papaya slaw / spicy papaya seed dipping sauce
  • Whole Fried Branzino (serves 1) or Texas Redfish (serves 2-4) / mochiko rice flour / julienne vegetable / roasted shishito peppers / ponzu sauce
  • “Surf & Turf” Maine Lobster Tail and Petite Tenderloin / R&R Ranch Washington USDA Prime / Yukan Gold mashed / Zuckerman Farms jumbo asparagus / sauce béarnaise
  • 2 ½ Pound Maine Lobster Entrée / Yukan Gold mashed / Zuckerman Farms jumbo asparagus / drawn butter
  • Angel Hair Pasta “Rustichella d’Abruzzo” / Mexican sweet shrimp / stewed tomatoes / EVOO / Thai basil / uni / salmon caviar
  • New York Steak – Greater Omaha / peppercorn sauce / home-made French fries


To complement Chef Rainer’s menu of ocean-inspired offerings, the new 20-seat Stateroom Bar will feature classic cocktails with an emphasis on fine bourbons and whiskeys artfully and creatively crafted into artisan libations, presented with an original twist. The Stateroom Bar will embrace the former home library of old Hollywood character actor, Slim Summerville. Al fresco dining will also be available along 36-seat outside patio furnished with oversized couches and fire pits for evening dining.

Driftwood Kitchen
619 Sleepy Hollow Lane
Laguna Beach