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Stonehill Tavern

1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629-4085
949-234-3318
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Ranked #14 of 110 restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Californian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
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English first
Dana Point, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We were pretty excited to try the Michael Mina restaurant at The St. Regis in Dana Point. We live close by and were looking to have an amazing night out. The food was excellent. Service was top notch also. Bar drinks were perfectly prepared. We brought wine and were charged $35 corkage which is on the high side but still... More

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We had eaten at a few Michael Mina restaurants in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the past, so when we heard Stonehill Tavern was his Orange County restaurant, we figured this was a good time to try it. We did not make reservations, but didn't have any problems walking up to the bar to get a seat. And we're... More

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

tasteful setting and tasteful food, presentation and service were great!. This place was packed for hotel fine dinning, but understandable so, with the great food & ambiance.

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Anaheim Hills, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Dinner at the St Regis in Dana Point. Very expensive but also very beautiful. Our table looked out over the ocean at sunset. Oysters, lobster fritters (outstanding), Caesar salad (okay), foie gras and scallops (great), and lobster pot pie (very good). Our waiter was great and he paired wines with the different courses. Valet parked for free (tipped). Meal with... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

My husband and I went to the Stonehill Tavern on our honeymoon. When I made reservations I mentioned it was our honeymoon and they told us they'd give us a great table. When we arrived they seated us in a not so great seat, when we asked for a booth they turned us down. We ordered our drinks and waited... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

$55 steak came out miss cooked and not hot. Had to sends back. Signature turkey burger was dry and tasteless. Service was too slow. How does this place get the high ratings I hear about? We will never go back.

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San Francisco, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We loved the ambiance, the wine list and the food! Our waiter, Claude, was excellent, friendly and our service was terrific. Very relaxing evening in a nice place with good food and wine among friends! Don't hesitate to eat here thinking it is just an ordinary hotel venue. It's great!

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Orange, California
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139 reviews 139 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

There were four of us for dinner and we had the tasting menu with wine pairing. It was seriously out of control fresh flavors that could qualify as food porn. The pumpkin ravioli smelled so good, I didn't want to eat it, but it tasted even better than it smelled. I needed a moment. Their lobster pot pie was decadent... More

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Newport Beach, California
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228 reviews 228 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
855 helpful votes 855 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I took my husband this weekend to Stonehill for his birthday--after wanting to try it again after my birthday dinner in January with a big group of friends. This second visit was spectacular...and officially logs in Stonehill as one of our favorite restaurants now in OC, along with Basilic, Marche Moderne, Mastro's Ocean Club, Bluefin Sushi, Hamamori, Studio, etc. First,... More

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Orange County, CA
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My wife and I made reservations to Stonehill Tavern at the St. Regis on a Friday night. We heard it was one of the best restaurants in OC, but honestly didn't know what to expect. We kind of expected elevated Tavern/Pub food given due to the name and the fact that it is a Michael Mina restaurant. We were pleasantly... More

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