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“Pretty but Expensive” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Stonehill Tavern

Stonehill Tavern
1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629-4085
949-234-3318
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Ranked #22 of 111 Restaurants in Dana Point
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Californian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
anaheim hills,calif.
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77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Pretty but Expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2010

everything is expensive and the food portions is for females,not men. this place remind me of las vegas, pretty decoration, romantic and than the bills come.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“not impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2009

The restraunt is very well decorated and comfortable. But we had reservations for 8p and got one of the worst tables in the place, by the door out to the terrace. We asked for another table and were seated at a lovely table on the terrace overlooking the pool/ocean. My husband and I got the 5 course tasting menu, thinking that if this was a celebrity/well known chef the tasting menu would be the best way to get a feel for the menu. The server seemed inexperienced and not aware of our progress through the menu. The courses took 30-40 mins to be served each time. We were annoyed by the delay and the food was not that great. I shouldn't be paying so much just to get 'ok' food.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Laguna Beach
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110 reviews 110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Overpriced, snotty service and modest food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

We may have caught this restaurant on an off night, but it did not seem so--there were plenty of servers for the patrons and the place wasn't that crowded.

The food was mediocre, not particularly creative, and the service was at best mediocre. The decor is lovely.

I will not go back--there are too many good restaurants to return to an overpriced mediocre one.

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“HORRIBLE Experience ON Stonehill Tavern's THIRD ANNIVERSARY”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2009

"ALMOST EVERY CUSTOMER WAS IN SHOCK!" THE Stonehill Tavern advertised this wonderful evening of cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres and a three course dinner for $33.00. Everything was a fraud (Bait and Switch)! There were no cocktails, very infrequent hors d’ oeuvres and the so-called three course dinner, well they apologized it was actually a tasting three-spec-quarter-sized-morsel offering. To top it off the salads were drenched in salad dressing and the entrees were too rare! SAVE YOUR MONEY!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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new york, ny
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2009

One of our favorite meals in Laguna! Michael Mina knows what he is doing! Enjoy!

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