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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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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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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 level service

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Benjamin D
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
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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Surrey,England
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110 reviews 110 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We enjoyed our dining experience at Studio, which is located in the Hotel Montage to the south of Laguna Beach. After a bit of a hike through the hotel grounds to find the restaurant (Unlike 'Loft' it is not in the main building), we were seated at an excellent window table, enjoying lovely views of the sunset. The service was... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had a great dinner seated outside right on the beach! The service, food and wine were spectacular.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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
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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
25 helpful votes 25 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 

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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?