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Studio

30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4221
+1 866-271-6953
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good11%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
French, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4221
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two high school classmates and myself were celebrating our 70th Birthdays at the Montage Resort. We had relaxed at the pool, pampered ourselves with massages, but the BEST was yet to come! We dined that evening at The Studio restaurant right on the Pacific Ocean....More

Thank Corie C
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing a detailed and kind review of your dining experience at Studio restaurant. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal and felt well accommodated by the Studio team. Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us; we hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The studio is a unique food experience. The level of detail to excellence is impressive. Bar, food and service are a wonderful and worth the cost. The panoramic view only enhances the entire experience

Thank MJ M
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate you taking the time to share a review about your dining experience at Studio. We will share your mentions with the team and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very special celebration of my partners 60 the anniversary and our 5th anniversary was made exponentially better by this maniacal place. Our 7:30 reservation and request for an outside table gave a front row seat for a gorgeous sunset and the great people watching...More

Thank Jeff A
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review about your dining experience at Studio restaurant. We are so pleased you chose to celebrate with us and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten at Studio before, but not in several years--so this meal was like the first time at a new restaurant. Studio did not disappoint. First, the location is outstanding. We sat outside in the early evening and the view was spectacular. The service was...More

Thank Shannydog
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review about your dining experience at Studio restaurant. We will share your mentions with the team and hope to welcome you back very soon. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director

Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful plating, amazing view, and the food is unforgettable on the taste buds! We got a 3-course meal split in half, and went home super full. Don't forget to try the oxtail risotto, you won't regret it! Get that chocolate sphere, too, for dessert! I...More

Thank RachBonifacio
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2017

Thank you for sharing a review of your recent dining experience at Studio. We are so pleased you enjoyed Chef Strong's culinary offerings including the risotto and chocolate sphere. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director

Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Impeccable service, excellent food and drinks combined with spectacular service. Great dining experience especially for such a large party which can be challenging. The food all came out together properly prepared and still hot. We were seated outside by the ocean with heaters to keep...More

Thank Bill M
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

Thank you for your kind review about your recent meal at Studio restaurant. We sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Respectfully, Rick Riess Managing Director

Reviewed April 4, 2017

Our family of eight enjoyed a wonderful meal here. We enjoyed crab risotto, cod, halibut, steak, and lamb. Service was spot on.

1  Thank Jerard77
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

Thank you for sharing a review of your dining experience at Studio. We are pleased you enjoyed the culinary offerings and felt well taken care of by our associates. We hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director

Reviewed March 30, 2017

The menu is well thought out and the product shows that a lot of preparation and skill go into making every item on it. The ambiance is perfect for a long meal, the view is one that movies are made about, and the service is...More

1  Thank Donovan S
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Thank you for leaving a review about your dining experience at Studio restaurant. We will make sure to share your mentions with the team and hope to welcome you back and hopefully recover you as our guest in the future. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director

Reviewed March 19, 2017

Exquisite decor and food and I would have given them a five star but for the fact that when we complained several times to our server and the manager that the open patio door was letting in cold air and that we were cold at...More

1  Thank Aluor
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your dining experience at Studio. We are so pleased you enjoyed the ambiance and Chef Strong's culinary offerings. We are disheartened however, to hear about your inconvenience during the meal and will share your...More

Reviewed February 14, 2017

It was my first time in this restaurant. The location is wonderful with panoramic view on the ocean. I tried the tasting menu with wine pairing and it was an astonishing experience: extraordinary cuisine! The service is perfect too. It really deserve a visit.More

Thank daniele58Milano
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2017

Thank you for sharing a review about your recent meal at Studio restaurant. We are pleased that you were able to take in the sweeping ocean views over dinner and felt well taken care of by our staff. We hope to welcome you back very...More

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Thank you for considering Studio for your business gathering. Our Catering team arranges reservations for larger parties and they would be more than happy to reach out to you to further discuss the event details. Will you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4221
    (Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 866-271-6953
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.

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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