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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 166
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
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  • 6
    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
Top restaurant at a top hotel

One does not find a great restaurant at a great hotel often. We were staying at the St. Regis(the Stone Hill restaurant at that hotel was just terrible) and visited the Montage hotel and had dinner at this restaurant. We were with ourr grandchildren in a very upscale restaurant. They could not have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
EdwinHochberg
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New preston CT
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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New preston CT
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One does not find a great restaurant at a great hotel often. We were staying at the St. Regis(the Stone Hill restaurant at that hotel was just terrible) and visited the Montage hotel and had dinner at this restaurant. We were with ourr grandchildren in a very upscale restaurant. They could not have been nicer or more professional. The food... More 

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maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love this place!!!! It is not cheap but the service was exquisite and the food amazing as is the view I'm a local who travels the world and always come back

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Newport Beach, CA
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208 reviews 208 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

On Saturday night, my husband and I enjoyed a romantic dinner at The Studio to celebrate the first Saturday of summer. Everything was wonderful! The vegetarian tasting menu is always a perfect choice, and my husband enjoyed the regular tasting menu, substituting the meat dishes for seafood. The crab cavatelli is one of my favorite foods on earth, and we... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review of your Studio experience. We are thrilled to hear not only that you enjoyed the tasting menu but also that our restaurant is one of your favorites. We delight in creating memorable experiences for our guests and look forward to welcoming you and your husband back for future celebrations. Warmly, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

Orange County, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Outstanding Location at the Montage. The staff is very professional and greet you right away and take you to your table. Very intimate and outstanding decor. Views of the Pacific Ocean are outstanding and the grounds of the montage are well kept, clean, safe and well lit at all hours so you are never lost after eating as the trail... More 

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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Food was amazing but I've had better service at diners. At this price point, you shouldn't need to walk to the bar to ask for more water, ask the server to clear your plate, or wonder where the staff are on a slow night. Half of a good dining experience is the service you receive....or not. Since the service was... More 

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

Thank you for dining at Studio at Montage Laguna Beach and for taking the time to comment on your experience. We are happy that you enjoyed the food and regret learning that the service disappointed you. The details you outlined certainly fall below our standards, and I have sent you a private message with my contact information as I would... More 

Northern Virginia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The view, the service, the number of staff to customer, the knowledge and experience level of every staff member, the food, a wine list to die for ... We waited far too long and had to track down our server, then we were delivered a check that was not ours and was $200 more than ours. They were completely dissimilar... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing your evening at Studio. As we strive for excellence in all areas of our resort, we regret that the end of your dining experience was less than perfect. We do hope you will join us again in the future. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A few places are worth repeating. This is one of them. Everything is amazing. The views, the food, the service, the location, location, location and location. So stop thinking about going and just GO. DJ

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

We greatly appreciate your raving review of our restaurant and hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back to Studio very soon to create another memorable experience complete with delectable cuisine, on-point service, and vast views of the Pacific! Best, Mauricio Souza Director of Rooms More 

So. Calif. desert
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Every bite was perfection, scallop app sea bass dinner , desserts true five star food , service, and view. Wine not too pricey, had a chard that sells for 55 in store they sold it for 110

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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Sunsets are the best times to eat here. The staff make you feel like a well known foreign diplomat. The food is quite good. The overall experience is something you shouldn't miss, whether you're staying there or just in the neighborhood

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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Wow-ed from the moment you exit your car and walk into a most spectacular Pacific Ocean visa. We started with a glasses of Schramsberg rosé champagne all around, oysters and charcuterie. On to perfectly executed mains - fish and meat for the table, all well received. 2009 Isoceles x 2 bottles. Finally, desserts were exquisitely prepared - sweet perfection. I... More 

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

Thank you for being our guest at Montage Laguna Beach and for sharing your positive comments on Studio. We are thrilled that you delighted in the restaurant's offerings and are very happy that we were able to create a memorable highlight during your business trip. We hope you'll have an opportunity to return very soon! Kind regards, Mauricio Souza Director... More 

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Additional Information about Studio at Montage

Address: 30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: (866) 271-6953
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: French, American, Californian, Eclectic

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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: Entertaining clients, 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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