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Studio at Montage

30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(866) 271-6953
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Ranked #9 of 150 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, French, Eclectic, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway
Description: WITH A PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT LOCATION AND MODERN FRENCH CUISINE WITH CALIFORNIA INFLUENCES, STUDIO IS THE PORTRAIT OF BEACHSIDE INDULGENCE A refined and inventive menu reflects masterful attention to detail accented with an elegant, creative touch. Since its debut in early 2003, Studio at Montage Laguna Beach has become a culinary destination for discerning gourmands and oenophiles alike. Set on an oceanfront bluff in the artistic village of Laguna Beach, Studio is designed to captivate the senses. Ocean breezes, panoramic views and lush landscapes create a refreshing sense of place at the water"s edge and a fitting backdrop for the shared enjoyment of fine food and wine.
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new york
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Montage is the top spot. Perfect service. Crazy wine list. Best view in that area that we saw. Food was very good If u want to go all out. Go there. Bring a camera !

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New Jersey
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225 reviews 225 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
543 helpful votes 543 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is my 225th review. I really wanted my review to be something special so I held this one from my July 4th weekend. As you can see from my previous review of the Montage’s Loft, this was my second visit back to the beautiful Montage Resort. The Montage is set on an oceanfront bluff with sweeping panoramas of the... More

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Greenville, Sc
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We flew in to So. California from So.Carolina for a surprise birthday party. The keynote event was held at Studio. The restaurant did not disappoint. It covered all the bases — friendly low-key staff, attentive but not intrusive service, fabulous location in the Montage property in Laguna Beach, elegant but not stuffy surroundings, indoor and outdoor seating was available (we... More

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Katy, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a very romantic setting for a dinner at sun set. The staff is everywhere and nothing is left to chance. We ordered the 6 course tasting menu for 130 USD per person. We chose not to pair it with the special wines recommended by their sommelier. The venison was our favorite, but the agnolotti and halibut was also... More

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Las Vegas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Views- amazing, Restaurant Ambience- Relaxed Luxury, Drinks- good, Food- Ok, Prices- High. Avoid the Lobster Bisque- its awful. The menu is small and the portion sizes are even smaller. Be prepared to order room service after you eat here.

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MauricioSouzaDoR, Director of Rooms at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Studio at Montage Laguna Beach. I appreciate your feedback and regret that the restaurant did not meet your expectations. Please respond to the private message I sent you as I would like to formally apologize to you and discuss the concerns you brought up. Respectfully, Mauricio Souza Director of Rooms More

Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Views, service and location are great but what really sets this place apart is the food. Everything we had was great but the Japanese wagyu was PHENOMENAL! We went for my birthday celebration and I couldn't have had a better birthday meal. Super romantic and classy. This is one of the best restaurants I've had the pleasure of dining at.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I have had dinner here a few times, and each time I have had a perfect experience. The setting - especially before sundown - is unforgettable. On a point directly on the ocean, the view is pristine and unobstructed; the sense of "relaxation" is ubiquitous. Save time for a cocktail by the fire pit before dinner. When dining, request a... More

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Pasadena, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Maybe best location in all of the South Coast. Great food and service to match. Easier to get a tabe for lunch.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Anytime I dine at a restaurant with a spectacular location, the thoughts cross my mind, "Am I paying for the location only and will the food just be average?" I was most pleased to experience an exquisite dinner with beautiful scenery at The Studio. My one and only complaint involved our reservation. We made a reservation for an outdoor table... More

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MauricioSouzaDoR, Director of Rooms at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Studio Montage Laguna Beach. I am delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience and am furthermore pleased to learn that our staff provided excellent service to you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and look forward to greeting you as our guest again in the near future. Gratefully, Mauricio Souza Director of Rooms More

West Hollywood, California
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

STUDIO is located in a separate building on the grounds of The Montage Resort in Laguna Beach. Request a table on the patio to take in those breathtaking views on the ocean and the coastline. The food and service are among the best I have ever experienced.

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