Waterman’s Harbor

A beacon of new on Dana Point Harbor’s saltworn embarcadero, this sleek seafooder offers two floors with scenic views of the breakwater action, including a big, breezy patio shaded from the sun’s rays on those high UV days. New executive chef Steve Kling, formerly of beef bastion Five Crowns, makes the ocean his muse here, while adding turf classics such as Akaushi flank steak escabeche. Fresh oysters are the $1.50-star of happy hour.

34661 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point

949-764-3474

Sunday brunch.

$$$

See the full July 2015 Review.