There are quite a few places to choose from depending on your budget and size. Where is the actual location of your wedding?
We considered the Chart House, Luciana's, Jack's, Harbor Grill, and Salt Creek Grill. A couple of them actually have private rooms for the party, which is really nice.
We are getting married at The St Regis, and a rehearsal for about 50 people.
The Chart House is nice with a terrific view for your guests. Practically next door is Cannon's which is about the same view with a little bit of a cheaper menu w/o dealing with the limited/valet parking. From your list, Salt Creek Grill is the closest to St. Regis and has a cute patio area that you can reserve for your private party. Brio is a cute little Italian restaurant that is super close to the hotel also. Something else to consider to is Renaissance, I have known lots of people to have their rehearsal dinners there. Hope you find something!
I would suggest Cannon's, Chart House, or the restaurant at The Marriott Laguna Cliffs (which is actually in Dana Point) and is called The Vue restaurant. All of these have views, the first two being the best. Salt creek grill has wonderful food and is a nice restaurant but no view, but is close to the St Regis. If you wanted to go north a bit, Las Brisas in Laguna Beach is on a cliff overlooking the beach and has amazing sunset views.
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