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“Outstanding.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Studio at Montage

Studio at Montage
30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(866) 271-6953
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Ranked #4 of 131 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French, American, Californian, Eclectic
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway
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.
Aurora, Illinois
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12 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Outstanding.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Outstanding service, food and location. Expensive but well worth it. There are not many places that provide three different types of butters for your bread.

Visited November 2012
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Summerville, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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“High priced, Extra value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Studio at Montage is definitley a very special occasion restaurant. We were celebrating our 43rd anniversary and were ready for something special and we found it! After reviewing the menu selections, we decided to splurge on the wine tasing menu at approx $200/each. The food was absolutely extraordinary and the wine pairings put everything over the top. On top of that, the moon-lit ocean view from the patio couldn't have given a better ambience. Our waiter and wine steward were also tremendous and seemed to enjoy our enjoyment as much as we did.

Easily the most expensive dinner the two of us have had but also the most enjoyable by far. A real memory.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ToddOrlichGM, General Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Congratulations on your 43rd anniversary; what an incredible milestone! We were honored to host such a special occasion and hope you will enjoy many more wonderful years together.

Warm regards,

Todd Orlich
General Manager
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Orange County, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Taste of heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Atmosphere. The quality of service enhanced an already superior atmosphere. These folks know how to make your visit perfect.

Visited March 2012
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Corona del Mar, California
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“Studio-Overpriced, but delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Ate at the Studio last night with 3 other people-it was our first time there and we were celebrating a birthday-thought we'd splurge. And splurge we did! All entrees were $55 and designed to be served with an appetizer and first course-both approx. $25 each. The waiter made sure we knew the entrees were small plates (meat about 6 oz) so we should order other items as well. We did-ordered the venison, risotto, asparagus and entrees: swordfish, beef tenderloin (2) and lamb-all were superb! We each had 2 drinks throughout the course of the evening and the final tab was approx. $500 including tip for 4 people. We were satisfied but not stuffed after the meal. They did bring us a "complimentary" birthday dessert that was beautiful and delicious. Overall I like this place but be prepared to take a second out on your house to dine at the Studio. Another way to enjoy the property-go in the afternoon, have a coffee or drink on the patio outside the Studio-watch the sunset, walk around and see the beauty of the property and location-spend maybe $20?

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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“Exceptional on all counts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This restaurant is an absolute must for foodies. It ticks all the boxes: sublime setting and view, exceptional service, and outstanding food. Enjoyed one of the best meals ever here - simply divine!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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