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Studio at Montage

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French, American, Californian, Eclectic
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30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway)
(866) 271-6953
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: WITH A PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT LOCATION AND MODERN FRENCH CUISINE WITH...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 154
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
So Fantastic!

This is such a unique and absolutely amazing experience. This is not just food. It's truly an all out treat. We were with friends as they were celebrating their anniversary. They don't mind dropping some change for things like this, so it was even more of a treat, because we were not picking up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Melissa S
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is such a unique and absolutely amazing experience. This is not just food. It's truly an all out treat. We were with friends as they were celebrating their anniversary. They don't mind dropping some change for things like this, so it was even more of a treat, because we were not picking up the bill. The atmosphere is very... More 

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

Thank you very much for your recent visit to Studio at Montage Laguna Beach! We are thrilled that you had a memorable time and look forward to being your restaurant of choice for many future celebrations. Gratefully, Mauricio Souza Director of Rooms More 

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Food was amazing and had a wonderful vegetarian tasting menu and GF options. Miguel was a true professional and gave us a tour of the kitchen.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Creative and spectacular food. Relaxed and quiet atmosphere. Superb and coordinated sevice. WaiterJoe Yazdi was professional, gracious, well-informed and accommodating. An expensive evening, but worth every penny.

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

We appreciate your recent visit to Studio at Montage Laguna Beach and are very happy you enjoyed your experience. We are particularly glad you found the service provided by Joe to be outstanding and hope that you will be our guest again very soon. Thank you, Mauricio Souza Director of Rooms More 

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

Our wedding party of 6 was treated to champagne and canapés outside on the lawn and then proceeded to a three course dinner at the Studio. We had most attentive service and excellent food. Amongst the favourites were the scallops and venison. least impressive dish was the deconstructed tarte tatin, which lacked the delicious caramelisation that one usually finds with... More 

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I recently enjoyed the Chef's Vegetarian tasting menu during a business dinner. Arriving as the sun was getting ready to set we sat outside by the fire pit and what a view! The menu was really interesting and many items were completely new to me - like beet ravioli stuffed with house-made herb feta. The wine pairings were taken by... More 

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

Please accept our sincere gratitude for being our guest. We are so happy that you enjoyed every bit of your experience and are particularly glad you found the vegetarian tasting menu courses to be innovative and inspiring. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again in the near future. Respectfully, Mauricio Souza Director of Rooms More 

Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had Valentine's Dinner at the Montage signature restaurant, The Studio at Montage. There were six of us and it was a set six course dinner with a slightly different menu for the gents than the ladies. Jessee the sommelier was awesome and we ended up with a Howell Mountain Dunn which we could not get enough of . The... More 

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

We feel honored to have created a remarkable celebration for you on Valentine's Day and thank you for being our guests. It's a joy to receive feedback such as yours as it serves as great reward for our efforts. We look forward to being the location of many more special memories for you in the future. Appreciatively, Mauricio Souza Director... More 

new york, ny
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Used to be very good - Wasn't overly impressed this last time. Flavors weren't outstanding and nothing memorable.

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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. We appreciate your continued patronage of our restaurant and wish that your most recent experience was as remarkable as you've come to know it. I've sent you a private message as I would like to further discuss your impressions – would you please contact me at your convenience?... More 

Laguna Niguel, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Let's talk about the view. If you are sitting out on the patio in the evening, on a beautiful summer eve - look South and you will feel as if you are in Monte Carlo or South France. The hillsides with the homes lit up - a spectacular view.

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United States
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Dined here with a small group as part of a business dinner. The amtmosphere is always top notch. The waitstaff is attentive although at times it seemed as though they popped up when we least expected it 😊. The food was tremendous. I ordered the vegetarian tastings and was very pleased with the seasonings and proteins. Pricey and a bit... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Studio is as good as it gets whether it be a first time meal, special occasion, or a regular treat. The food, service and outdoor seating is Michelin all the way. The food is a 10, the wine list and knowledge a 10. Outdoor heating when needed, the best Gluten free muffins anywhere in the US. The menu so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: (866) 271-6953

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: French, American, Californian, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?