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Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant

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Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar, American, Steakhouse
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1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Formerly Stonehill Tavern)
19492343318
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I had dinner here recently while staying at the hotel. We felt that the food was outstanding, but we were put off by the tiny portion of miso/soy cod. Really, I'm talking about an entree of no more then 3 ounces of fish, with a similarly sized amount of veggies, etc. It covered a very small part... More 

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Coto de Caza, California
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the summer tasting menu paired with wine. Each course showcased different vegetables, fish or meat and paired well with the wine. The vegetable courses were unique, while the fish (turbot)and meat (lamb) course were excellent preparations. Overall the right amount of food for a tasting menu. The wine pairings were very different in selection and very enjoyable. Service was... More 

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Laguna Beach
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Michael Mina is one of my favorite chefs and I have been to his restaurants in San Francisco and Stonehill Tavern in St Regis Hotel in Dana point a few times. The food is truly delicious. The presentation is beautiful. the portions are small. It is definitely a great "special date", "special occasion" or just plain "I want to have... More 

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Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Welcome back! Thank you for taking the time to review Stonehill Tavern. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us, once again. We look forward to seeing you again, special occasion or not! All the best, Ryan Callahan More 

Laguna Beach, California
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320 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were invited to share a special birthday with our hosts who reserved Stonehill's private dining room, a beautiful space, large and comfortable. The table was beautifully set. We were provided a menu for the evening printed with our celebrant's name. I was advised that the menu was specifically created by our hosts and the restaurant and the sommelier provided... More 

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Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time in our Private Dining Room. We feel it's the perfect place to celebrate intimate occasions. We appreciate you as a guest at Stonehill Tavern and look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Ryan Callahan More 

Plymouth, Minnesota
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the monarch beach hotel and Had a wonderful dinner with my daughter. Service was great and the oysters and miso cod amazing. Wonderful wine selection. Way better than your typical hotel restaurant - this stands on its own. I am returning again during my stay!

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Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed our service and yes, the miso cod is a standout! We look forward to welcoming you back to Stonehill Tavern in the near future! All the best, Ryan Callahan More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

fantastic service, the waiter we had was so well versed in anything we asked. They had a very good selection of japanese whiskey and wine. the food was 4 star.

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Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Joseph, Thank you for your review. We are proud of our selection of Japanese Whiskey and love that you enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you back! All the best, Ryan Callahan More 

Irvine, California
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

As you enter, the bar is very modern and amazing! Filled with floor to ceiling bottles display. I had their lobster pot pie and it was one of the best dining experiences I have eve had. Highly recommend it. The presentation and the taste are superb!

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Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! The Lobster Pot Pie is certainly a highlight and not to be missed. I hope you enjoyed the table side presentation. Come back soon! All the best, Ryan Callahan More 

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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

If you didn't look out the window (or better still sit on the deck) you would think that you were in a 5 star NYC restaurant. The service, wine list, food and ambience are all spectacular We were fortunate to have an amazing waiter, Thomas, but the entire service team is first class. A charming well-educated sommelier is the icing... More 

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Loma Linda, California
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118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We could not wait to return to the Stonehill Tavern. After a major refurbishment of the hotel; and, new dining options we were concerned the our favorite restaurant had changed. Not to worry! The gorgeous indoor/outdoor space is as good as ever. It's not cheap; but, the lobster pot pie is worth it.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Service, food and view is wonderful at Stonehill Tavern. We highly recommend for an anniversary or birthday. One of the best high end restaurants we have visited

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar, American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Formerly Stonehill Tavern)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: 19492343318
Description
STONEHILL TAVERN at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point offers modern American cuisine focusing on seasonal ingredients and elegant tavern fare with twists on home-style favorites. The menu showcases the restaurant's strong relationships with local farmers with offerings of California coastal vegetables, as well as local and seasonal seafood specialties.

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