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Motif Restaurant at the St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach

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One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Niguel Road)
9492343272
Today
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic Brunch

Celebrated a friends birthday for brunch a few weeks ago and cant stop thinking about how amazing the day was!! Fantastic selection of delectable dishes on the buffet, wonderful atmosphere and excellent service. I think our server's name was Maya. She was just the sweetest, very knowledgeable and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Lilly R
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Celebrated a friends birthday for brunch a few weeks ago and cant stop thinking about how amazing the day was!! Fantastic selection of delectable dishes on the buffet, wonderful atmosphere and excellent service. I think our server's name was Maya. She was just the sweetest, very knowledgeable and brought out a beautiful birthday dessert plate for my friend. the only... More 

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san francisco
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great dishes, creative, fresh, excellently prepared. Hazelnut bomb was one of the top desserts i've ever had. Salmon with lentils excellent. Thanks, Chef!

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Aliso Viejo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My family and I celebrated my mom's birthday at Motif yesterday, and it was nothing short of amazing. We treated her to brunch at the St. Regis in Monarch Beach (which is a beautiful hotel in itself), and she loved it (it was a surprise for her...the whole way there she had no idea where we were going - we... More 

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Palomar Mountain, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had a wonderful Friday night meal at The Motif at the St Regis. Our meals were cooked perfectly, the wine that our server, Michael, suggested paired delightfully and the overall service was fantastic! Can't wait to go back and enjoy the Sunday brunch!!

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Laguna Beach, California
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182 reviews 182 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Group of 14 of us went to Motif for a Birthday Brunch. Very nice restaurant, brunch had a seafood bar with prawns, crab claws and oysters. Other stations included Dim Sum, standard breakfast like made to order omelets, hummus, kids station with PBJ, mac n cheese and chicken tenders, dessert table was amazing with many gluten free options. Service was... More 

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Dana Point, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Chef Federic and his culinary staff (Graeme, etc.) impressed my wife and I dish after dish. We sampled the tasting menu and was overwhelmed with every dish and matching wine. Miguel and his wait staff performed perfectly. Great memorable evening!

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Dana Point, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I surprised my wife by celebrating our 23 years of Valentines Days together at Motif and was overly impressed by the ambiance, service snd most especially the courses expertly prepared by Chef Graeme Blair. He started with Sea Scallops which were amazing then followed up with a lobster bisque that was to die for. For the main course I had... More 

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Redlands, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Wonderful cuisine that will scuttle any diet plan the moment you read the menu, not to mention the temptuous desserts.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I loved the spread of foods but the wait for a table was unexceptional, there were so many empty! The wait staff is very attentive; especially Joel and Saul, ask for them to wait on you, they anticipate your every need!

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Carlsbad, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is the 8th year our family has attended this wonderful Christmas tea, and what a special occasion it is. Six of us, grand daughters, daughter-in-laws and me, grandma!! All dressed up for Christmas, and the most elegant Christmas buffet of "mini bites" of sandwiches, fruits, cheeses and fabulous desserts. The gorgeous room, ocean beyond, and ever-so memorable service make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629
    (Niguel Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: 9492343272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?