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Studio at Montage

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French, American, International
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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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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 177
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Beautiful Setting

We had dinner on Friday 8/28/2015 in a private room for 14 facing the ocean with beautiful coastline vista, capped by a perfect full moon lit night over the water. This private dining room opens out to the outside so one does not feel confined. Almost any table has great views. The outdoor area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
K T
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had dinner on Friday 8/28/2015 in a private room for 14 facing the ocean with beautiful coastline vista, capped by a perfect full moon lit night over the water. This private dining room opens out to the outside so one does not feel confined. Almost any table has great views. The outdoor area for pre-dinner cocktails are also quite... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We recently celebrated my mother-in-law's 90th birthday at The Studio at Montage. The experience was simply fabulous! We were taken down to the restaurant on a cart so that we were able to enjoy the beautiful grounds and view of the ocean; there were five in our party, three that were 90+. The service was beyond excellent! We all chose... More 

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Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

We are honored you chose to celebrate such a special occasion at Studio. Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience. We are delighted to hear the food and service were on point and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Such a beautiful place, arrive early for a cocktail outside to view the sunset surrounded by the lush landscape and glow of the evening fire. Very romantic setting for a special occasion.

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San Diego, California
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Spent over $500.00 for our anniversary dinner and it was just so so. If you are on a corporate expense account, then go for it as the view is gorgeous. The duck was over cooked, portions were tiny and the wait for our dessert was ridiculous. It took over forty minutes to get our dessert as they said they were... More 

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Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share you recent visit to Studio. We truly regret your experience did not meet your expectations and fell below our standards. We hold our culinary team to very high standards and we apologize this level of excellence was not reflected during your visit. We do hope you will join us again. Respectfully, Rick... More 

South Dakota
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What a beautiful location, one of the best imaginable. We spent our 15th Anniversary here and the food just didn't live up to our expectations. I've had better meals for 1/50 the price. Our bill was a little over $300 and I don't drink. Every course we were hoping it would improve but it didn't. We have since dined at... More 

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Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent visit to Studio. We are honored you chose to celebrate your Anniversary with us yet disheartened to hear the food did not meet your expectations. We never want our guests to leave feeling their experience was less than perfect and we regret yours fell below our standards. We would love to look further into... More 

washington dc
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Yes it is true that one of the main reasons we fly coast to coast each and every year is to experience the amazing culinary creations by Chef Strong in an atmosphere of Pacific Ocean and exquisite foliage. My wife and I are certifiable foodies and both of us without hesitation feel that the dining experience at Studio is incredible.... More 

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Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent visit to Studio. We are delighted you and your wife shared such a memorable experience with Chef Strong and the Studio team and enjoyed every course of your meal. We are so very pleased to hear your enthusiasm for Montage and the Studio dining experience; your kind words are a tremendous compliment. Thank you... More 

Northern California
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is an incredible dining experience and among the very best we have enjoyed. Recommend the tasting menu. It appears intimidating on the menu, but serving sizes are just right and out of this world. Request a table in front to enjoy the sunset.

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Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Studio. We are so pleased you enjoyed the sweeping ocean views and Chef's Tasting Menu. Thank you for being our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Regards, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

Bellingham, Washington
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have had equal or even sometimes better food at less expensive places but I have never had this good of food with this high level of service and attention to detail. If you want to eat like a rockstar, this is your place. The view is amazing as well.

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Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Studio. We are so pleased the food and service were on point during your visit. We take pride in creating memorable experiences for each and every guest and we are delighted you felt warmly attended to during your visit. We hope you will join us again very soon. Regards, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

Tiburon, California
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

That Studio serves excellent food goes without saying, but the service is what brings it to the top. Our waiter, Tim, and the accompanying staff effortlessly made us feel comfortable. The tasting menu is delectable and expertly paired.

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Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent visit to Studio. We are delighted you enjoyed the tasting menu and so pleased to hear the service was on point. We take pride in creating memorable experiences for each and every guest and we are thrilled this was reflected during your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Sincerely, Rick... More 

Tustin, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is my husband's and my milestone restaurant. We have celebrated our wedding anniversary and birthdays here. The tasting menu with wine pairings is expensive, but so worth it. The food is sublime! The a la carte menu changes frequently so there is always something new. If you time your reservation right, you might catch a beautiful sunset!

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Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughtful review; your praise is a wonderful compliment! We are honored that Studio continues to be a place of celebration for your family and we hope you will return to celebrate with us for many years to come. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director 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, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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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