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Award-Winning Chef Chris Tzorin Joins New Oak Laguna Beach


Laguna Beach is buzzing with excitement ever since award-winning chef, Chris Tzorin, formerly with Tortilla Republic, Savannah Chop House, Tempo and Café Tu Tu Tango, as well as appearing on several Food Network shows, joined the new oak laguna beach, along with chef de cuisine, Fabian Sanchez.

And, it doesn’t get more local than oak. It’s inspired, designed, and operated by Laguna Beach locals. The restaurant’s design boasts a warm, coastal modern feel, courtesy of Laguna Beach architect, Todd Skenderian and Bill Dalke of Rancho Laguna Builders. Its second story location overlooking South Coast Highway offers an intimate dining room, inviting bar and wrap around outdoor balcony.

Chef Tzorin is offering a coastal California comfort food menu that starts with small plates to share including the Local Albacore Stack, South-of-the-Border Ceviche, Fried Green Tomatoes and Crispy Duck Drums. Seasonal soups and fresh salads are available for the lighter fare. Burgers and Daily Taco offerings include the signature Oak Burger, Chef Z’s Hot Chicken and Sandra’s Pork Shoulder Tacos.

Main dishes feature a Seared King Salmon, Gordo’s Fried Chicken and a 16oz. Bone-In Angus Ribeye. Comforting sides include the Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Warm Summer Beans, and Brussels Sprouts. For the ultimate sugar rush indulge in the Strawberry Stuffed Crepes, Frozen Nutella Cappuccino, and Doughnuts n’ Ice Cream.

The bar program is dedicated to craft cocktails with exotic flavors, local brewed ales, IPAs, lagers and unique wines by the glass and on tap. oak offers a barrel-to-tap wine program delivering the highest quality wines through a sustainable custom tap system, eliminating oxidation, bringing the top wineries straight to the glass.

Open daily for dinner service at 5 p.m. For more information and to make a reservation, call 949.940.3010 or visit

1100 South Coast Highway #202 Laguna Beach. 949.940.3010.

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