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The Loft

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30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway)
949-715-6420
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Home Comfort Resort Dining

The name "The Loft" is perfect because it feels like a privately owned restaurant but yet in a resort setting with great ocean views. Food and wine choices are excellent. Impeccable service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Maylia T
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Laguna Niguel, California
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Laguna Niguel, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The name "The Loft" is perfect because it feels like a privately owned restaurant but yet in a resort setting with great ocean views. Food and wine choices are excellent. Impeccable service.

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Thank Maylia T
Benicia,CA
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got the name of a suggested restaurant wrong and was surprised about my mistake. This was the best mistake. The dining room is wonderful. Inside or outside dining. Lovely bar area. The menu offers everything and as good as it sounds. I had the chicken and it was fabulous. Slightly smoked over the grill. Severed with crisp spatezel and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Candice S
Rick_Riess, Manager at The Loft, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear your recent visit to The Loft was enjoyable and your meal on point. Thank you for taking the time to share your complimentary review; we greatly appreciate your kind commendations. We hope you will join us again in the future and we look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

California
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Generally good food and service usually. Our server started out very well and attentive, but later seemed distracted and rushed so this may be more about Loft management than the server .... took a very long time to come back with the bill and there were errors (wrong wine billed) - perhaps an off day, but the delays (about 30... More 

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Thank DoctorandtheMrs
Rick_Riess, General Manager at The Loft, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your recent visit to The Loft. We apologize for the elements of your stay that did not meet your expectations. We pride ourselves on delivering prompt service and we regret this was not reflected during your meal. Please view the private message I have sent and we look forward to speaking... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Coming from Dubai, I decided for a family outing in this lauded restaurant in by far one of the best resorts on PCH. Ordered the trout, surprisingly fishy smell and tasted pungent. Upon notifying the garcon of the unsatisfactory plate they took it back to the kitchen and advised, wait for it, "the chef is comfortable with it." Service was... More 

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1 Thank Temor S
Rick_Riess, General Manager at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine at The Loft during your getaway to Southern California. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and we apologize for the elements of your visit that did not meet your expectations. Please view the private message I have sent and we look forward to speaking with you. Respectfully, Rick Riess Managing... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Outstanding views of ocean/outdoor pool , excellent service and very good food ..superb bread basket

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Thank ellyajram
Denver, Colorado
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Every once in a while you go to a restaurant that is so spectacular it isn’t even in the same category as other restaurants. This is how I feel about The Loft. The views are absolutely amazing. There is nothing like enjoying breakfast on the balcony with the cool ocean breeze, the sound of the waves crashing and the sun... More 

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2 Thank CCfromCO
Rick_Riess, General Manager at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent visit to The Loft. We are delighted to hear that the service was on point and the breakfast delicious. We appreciate your thoughtful review and have shared your compliments with our team. We hope you will return for visits in the future and we look forward to welcoming you back.... More 

Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Loved the corn soup! The Mahi Mahi sandwich was my son's favorite! They blackened it for him - thanks to the staff for their willingness to specialize an order.

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Thank jjett30169
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412 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Our server Eric, I think, was as good as anyone we have ever had anywhere in the world. Fine dining in an "art museum" was wonderful. Our entrees were very good, but couldn't compare to the service and dining ambiance. We will return.

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Thank yogiacomo
Rick_Riess, Manager at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent visit to The Loft. We greatly appreciate your commendations and have shared your sentiments with the team. We hope you will return for future visits and we look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

Fort Worth, TX
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We had dinner at the Montage one night and it was very good. I would go back in a heartbeat. We sat out on the deck with a great view and had a great meal. The service was great and the food was great as well. I love the cheese selection and the pairings that they suggested.

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Thank mdr9
Rick_Riess, Manager at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent visit to The Loft. We are delighted to hear the service and recommendations were on point and the ambiance welcoming. We hope you will join us again in the future and we look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

Orange County, California
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Our party of four were here to celebrate the college graduation of our daughter-in-law. We had a nice table outside on the balcony overlooking the resort's pool and the ocean beyond. Eric was our server and was attentive and very knowledgeable as to the menu, specials, ingredients and how dishes were prepared. Eric was also personable - remembering our names... More 

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Thank Adventurer1220
Rick_Riess, Manager at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent visit to The Loft. We are honored that you chose to celebrate with us and delighted to hear the service you received was on point and personable. We hope you will join us again for future celebrations; we look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-715-6420

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 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?