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Studio at Montage

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American, French, Eclectic, Californian
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 149
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
Unparalleled Valentine's Dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
cashnickerson
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Austin, Texas
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Every time I visit this area of California I make it a point to dine at the Montage...it's a beautiful hotel in a beautifully scenic location. The wine list is extensive. The food never disappoints! I can hardly wait for the next time I get back to southern California and can head to the Montage!

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California
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

For my birthday weekend last year my boyfriend took me to the montage for one evening stay over.it started with a lovely lunch by the pool side and some swimming. We walked along the beach and for dinner we ate at the studio.this is a first class restaurant with impeccable service food all Beyoncé and a beautiful view of the... More 

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Roseland, New Jersey
Top Contributor
397 reviews 397 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

stand alone restaurant on a cliff over the ocean at Montage. Excellent service, nice decor and lighting, but rather expensive with somewhat limited menu options. There are regular and vegan tasting menus with matched wines which are very expensive, and a la carte with the option of choosing selections from the tasting menus. Excellent dungeness crab and cavatelli first course,... More 

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is my second time dining at Studio. What I like the best about Studio, is that you can have an elegant meal, without the stuffiness. While the restaurant is somewhat formal, many guests are in resort casual clothing. The food is outstanding. I love the focus on local produce. The service was also attentive and efficient. This is a... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Returned to Studio for wonderful dinner with friends. Studio has become an almost annual dinner destination when I am in Orange County. It’s secluded on the Montage Resort and very much worth making the trip to enjoy a great dinner. The service is fantastic and the wine list is fantastic. The service is the five-star service you would expect from... 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: American, French, Eclectic, Californian

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?