Review: Shades Restaurant and Bar

21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 845-8000

Situated on a gorgeous patio overlooking the Pacific, Shades serves up incomparable cuisine made from gourmet products. Many of the menu’s ingredients can be traced to local farmers’ markets.

Treat yourself to one of their ever-popular Sunday champagne brunches, which features a wide variety of epicurean delights including Belgian waffles and sushi. Stop by in the evening to lounge around a patio fire pit with a cocktail (or two).

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Shades is located on the coast inside the Waterfront Beach Resort. Bus 29 drops off on the Pacific Coast, or the restaurant is easily accessible by bike or foot. See our guide to getting around Huntington Beach for more information.

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A twenty-something Colorado native, Alison Kjeldgaard is an aspiring editor, avid reader, and obsessed tango dancer. She lived in Los Angeles for four years where she enjoyed running and lounging on the beach. She graduated in 2009 from Occidental College with two journalism internships under her belt, an English Literature degree, and a national economic crisis. Despite this, Alison has paid the bills working odd jobs and taking every chance she can to travel. So far, she has been to Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Austria, Costa Rica, and Argentina. Alison recently moved to San Francisco from Denver, and is a freelance writer with a love of hiking, biking, caving and gold panning. Check out her magazine at