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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    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
A romantic dinner by the water

Even though the weather was turning windy, between the umbrellas, heaters and blankets, we were very comfortable out on the balcony. Definitely recommend the balcony to view the water as well as quieter than inside. The risotto was excellent and the steak tender and juicy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Cathy O
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Even though the weather was turning windy, between the umbrellas, heaters and blankets, we were very comfortable out on the balcony. Definitely recommend the balcony to view the water as well as quieter than inside. The risotto was excellent and the steak tender and juicy.

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sf
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our dinner started badly but got better with the tasty food. We wanted a restaurant with a view of the sunset for our last night in Southern California. Although there was nothing but windows, the sunset was blocked by a private dining room. In addition, the cocktails came very slowly so they did not arrive before the sun had probably... More 

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Goiania, GO
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114 reviews 114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

With a reservation to get the sunset I had a nice dinner here . Don't miss walking at the beach area before or after the meal . You can get nice views fron the lobby also . Prices a little bit more than expected for the wine list but sommelier gave me a good tip not so expensive . Maybe... More 

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Glendale, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We ate dinner here while in the area. This has all the ambience of a glorified coffee shop and 20 x the price. The food was average to good, service was very friendly but took forever to get our wine. I would not recommend nor return.

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MauricioSouzaDoR, Director of Rooms at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at The Loft. We regret that your dining experience was subpar, and I would like to formally apologize to you for it. Would you please contact me via information I've sent you in a private message? I look forward to hearing from you. Appreciatively, Mauricio Souza Director of Rooms More 

San Diego, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

we had a wonderful time yesterday at the loft of le montage resort at laguna beach, we went to total wine of laguna hills to buy some wines for the wine tasting of march and we decided to stop there, the place is really amazing, the restaurant has a nice view from the patio terrace, we appreciate the nice sunset... More 

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MauricioSouzaDoR, Director of Rooms at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your rewarding impressions of our restaurant, we truly appreciate them! It will be our pleasure to welcome you back to The Loft or our other dining venues in the future and we look forward to your return visit. Kind regards, Mauricio Souza Director of Rooms More 

Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stayed for the weekend and waited 45 minutes for our breakfasts to be served. Service was courteous and excellent but there must have been a problem in the kitchen on Saturday morning for food to take so long to be served. The location of the Loft is excellent, staffing levels are well in excess of the average, but that... More 

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MauricioSouzaDoR, Director of Rooms at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay at Montage Laguna Beach. I regret that you experienced an extended wait time during your breakfast at The Loft and would like to bring you our formal apologies. As your settings prevent private messages, would you please contact me through TripAdvisor if I may have your contact information to further discuss your feedback? Appreciatively,... More 

Cave Creek, AZ
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

When the waiter saw that I was struggling with ordering an appetizer - which I was interested in only because they sounded so interesting - he suggested a half order which was just perfect. Excellent meal - pricey but worth it. We brought our own special bottle of wine for a special occasion - $25 corkage fee was reasonable.

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Laguna Beach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The dishes served were just ok- and for the price much better can be had elsewhere. Appetizers seem to be the best bet here. Main courses are lackluster.

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MauricioSouzaDoR, Director of Rooms at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you and your colleagues for visiting The Loft past December. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the appetizers yet regret that your entire dining experience was not as delectable as it was designed to be. We hope that you will nevertheless return to our restaurant as we look forward to reinventing your impressions. Gratefully, Mauricio Souza Director of Rooms More 

Lakewood, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Went there for Valentine's dinner. The pre-fix menu was outrageously expensive and a huge disappointment. Salad, entree', and especially dessert were blah!

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MauricioSouzaDoR, Director of Rooms at The Loft, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating Valentine's Day at The Loft. We regret that your experience was not perfect in every way and wish to further discuss your impressions. Please reach out to me via the contact information I've sent in a private message so I may formally apologize to you. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Mauricio Souza Director... More 

Laguna Beach, California
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The lunch wasn't great. Casey Overtons' tuna noodle concoction was pretty bad. Tasteless, crunch-less, mushy - soft and pulpy. "cook until the fruit is mushy" synonyms: soft, pulpy, sloppy, spongy, squashy, squishy. Just really that you want to return it bad. So we did. Replaced with an ok but indistinct steak salad. Espresso, Capucino allright. In conclusion not the expected... More 

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MauricioSouzaDoR, Director of Rooms at The Loft, responded to this review

With gratitude for dining at The Loft, we would like to further understand your feedback and, moreover, to apologize to you for the disappointing lunch. Would you please reach out to me so we may discuss your review? I've sent you a private message with my contact information and will look forward to your call or email. Kind regards, Mauricio... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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?