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Have you ever been to WR Kitchen and Bar? Actually, have you ever heard of it? If you answered no to the questions, you are in good company because neither had I. So imagine my delight when we were passing by during a visit to Laguna Niguel recently around dinner time.
Official Description of WR Kitchen and Bar
WR Kitchen and Bar is casual dining at its best. Comfortably dine with family and friends while enjoying much of the same great American food and drinks you’re accustomed to getting at Wood Ranch. In addition, we’ve worked hard over the past two years innovating several delicious and unique new food and drink items that we’re confident will excite you too.
The ambiance at WR Kitchen and Bar
When you walk up the (long) accessible ramp from the parking lot and into the restaurant you immediately can sense the connection between Wood Ranch and WR Kitchen and Bar based on the decor.
Instead of a hostess, you are greeted by a clapboard sign that says to grab a menu and order at the bar (there is a specific location at the bar with a sign indicating food orders should be made there) and take a seat (inside and outside options).
We chose the outside patio and it was rustically decorated (to go with the overall ambiance) and had large TVs to watch the ball game and a combination of tables including high tops, long family-style tables, and lounge chairs.
Food at WR Kitchen and Bar
For those who chose to drink water, there are bottles of water and plastic glasses on a shelf next to the menus when you first walk in. Feel free to grab a bottle or two and take them to your table.
If you want the famous Wood Ranch rolls, you will have to pay up (unlike at the main restaurant). You can get 2 rolls in a cute cast-iron skillet for $1.
I chose to have their Carolina Pulled Pork Tacos (per the recommendation of the employee) and they were DELICIOUS! For $12, you get 3 tacos that are loaded with pickled onions, cilantro, cabbage, salsa verde, avocado. The tacos were served on a carving tray that certainly added positively to the ambiance.
The menu also includes Wood Ranch classics such as tri-tip, baby back ribs, salmon, sandwiches, and tacos with an assortment of appetizers and side dishes.
Location of WR Kitchen and Bar
28061 Greenfield Dr.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
I would happily return to try WR Kitchen and Bar again! The food was delicious. The prices were reasonable. The ambiance was relaxing and enjoyable.