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Studio

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings

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Menu

FIRST COURSE​
28.00
Chilled Oysters
orange habanero, red shiso, white ponzu
25.00
Heirloom Tomato Salad
baby lettuces, garden herbs, oilive oil powder, aged balsamic vinegar
28.00
Seared Tuna
fennel, caper, tomato-orange coulis
25.00
Beet Tartare
roasted beets, spicy kumquats, african basil
SECOND COURSE​
29.00
Dungeness Crab and Ricotta Cavatelli
fines herbes, preserved lemon glaze
25.00
Deconstructed Clam Chowder
celery, glazed bacon, clams
25.00
Parmesan Risotto
speck​ threads, pea tendrils, garden mint
28.00
Seared Diver Scallops
cauliflower,​ nettles, morel mushrooms, espelette, citrus foam
MAIN COURSE​
55.00
Alaskan Halibut
asparagus, zucchini, guanciale, cashew butter, meyer lemon vinaigrette
55.00
Seared Swordfish
spicy lentils, okra, amaranth, piperade sauce
65.00
Sautéed Sea Bass
marinated eggplant, chinese broccoli, kumquat, asian black bean sauce
58.00
La Belle Farms Duck Breast
hearts of palm, mango, hon shimenji, soy-mustard seed
58.00
Grilled Beef Tenderloin
grilled onions, potato mousseline, chanterelle mushrooms, mustard greens
58.00
Grilled Lamb Chops
fava beans, arugula, sweet pepper ribbons, stuffed squash blossoms
CHEF'S TASTING MENU​
Cured Hamachi
green apple, pistachio, shiso-yuzu broth
Butter Poached Lobster
parsnip-vanilla purée, porcini mushrooms, lobster bisque
Handmade Semolina Pasta
fiddlehead ferns, summer truffles, red wine sauce
Roasted Veal Ribeye
purple sweet potato, charred lemon, brussels sprouts
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
pickled cherries, basil
Apricot Crisp
gelato, pine nut crumbles, lemon thyme
one hundred forty dollars per person
with listed wine selections, two hundred twenty five dollars
with grand wine tasting, three hundred fifteen dollars
VEGETARIAN TASTING MENU​
California Spring Salad
avacado, mâche, pickled blueberries, radish
Spinach Ravioli
ramps, burrata, brown butter crumble
Stuffed Onion Carbonara
brussels sprouts, garlic blossoms
Vegetable Bourguignon
artichoke, wild mushrooms, root vegetables, pastry crust
Warm Breaded Goat Cheese
fennel, citrus marmalade, pistachio, studio garden lettuces
White Chocolate Mojito
mint macaroon, lime curd, english cucumber ice cream, bacardi cream
one hundred ten dollars per person
with listed wine selections, one hundred ninety five dollars
with grand wine tasting, two hundred eighty five dollars
DESSERT​
White Chocolate Mojito
mint macaroon, lime curd, english cucumber ice cream, bacardi cream
Bergamot Orange Crème Brûlée
black tea ice cream, lemon foam
Warm Organic Strawberry Tart
puff pastry, harry's berries, honey ice cream, crème fraîche
Guanaja Chocolate Sphere
sea salt caramel, guinness foam
Ghanaian Dark Chocolate Cake
warm chocolate cake, summer apricots, thyme ice cream
fifteen dollars
CHEESE​
Moses Sleeper
cows milk, vermont, milky texture, essence of cauliflower, white mushroom aroma
O'Banon
goats milk, indiana, light, palate cleansing, hints of bourbon
Cabot Clothbound Cheddar
cows milk, vermont, savory and nutty, slight tang with caramel sweetness
Bayley Hazen Blue
raw cows milk, vermont, creamy with blue veins, toasted nut essence
Délice Des Crémiers
cows milk, france, rich and creamy, whipped texture, notes of crème fraîche
three cheese - fifteen dollars, five cheese - twenty five dollars
About
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

We honor great grandpa Pete every year at this restaurant. The view and private dining room is lovely. Fantastic service, good food. Not a place to have a party if you have a budget.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Anne-Marie_Houston, General Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Thank you for writing us a review and for being a returning guest at Studio. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoy the level of service we offer and look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy the view! Sincerely, Anne-Marie Houston General Manager...More

Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner at the Studio last night for my birthday, and everything was fabulous.  Our server, Saul, is one of the best, and our experience was perfect.  Typically, we order the tasting menu, but last night we opted for a four course meal that...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Anne-Marie_Houston, General Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2019

Thank you for writing us a review - we are honored to receive five stars! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your birthday celebration and the level of service at Studio. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon for another dining...More

Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

Richard made a mean lemon drop. Setting is very pretty. Tasting menu was nice but we wanted more than just nice. Bread was yummy but the Meyer lemon butter was out of this world. Service excellentMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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Anne-Marie_Houston, General Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2019

Thank you for writing us a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your cocktail and experience at Studio – especially the level of service. We will be sure to share your review with Richard and look forward to welcoming you back for...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018

We were finally able to get a reservation at this lovely restaurant at the Montage Resort in Laguna. It has great ocean views and seating inside and outside. Great service, they take pride in their service. They were very accommodating.We had a lovely evening.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Anne-Marie_Houston, General Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thank you for joining us at Studio! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Anne-Marie Houston General Manager Montage Laguna Beach

Reviewed September 7, 2018

Good food with great views. Atmosphere is first class, with service to match. Take a walk along the beautiful trail on the ocean cliffs after your meal.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Anne-Marie_Houston, General Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you for joining us at Studio! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Anne-Marie Houston General Manager Montage Laguna Beach

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I dined here to celebrate my birthday and found it outstanding in every respect. We were seated outside with a postcard view of the surf looking South with the Dana Headlands in the distance. To the North we had the Treasure Island...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Anne-Marie_Houston, General Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you for celebrating with us at Studio! I am delighted to hear that your experience lived up to expectations and that we were able to provide the perfect backdrop for your birthday celebration. We do hope to welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Anne-Marie...More

Reviewed August 18, 2018

Okay, only one teeny complaint, otherwise ratingis 5-plus stars for food, service & ambiance. So first let me say WOW!! Our party of 7 all had the tasting menu,including the wine pairing. An exceptional gastronomic experience!!! Not a single miss. Even when we did not...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Anne-Marie_Houston, General Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thank you for joining us at Studio! I am delighted to hear of your five-star experience and appreciate your feedback as we are always seeking ways to improve. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Studio in the future. Sincerely,...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018

Over the years, this restaurant has proven to be a wonderful dining experience. My most recent visit was no exception. There were five of us--three chose the multi-course tasting and two chose from the menu. Everyone was thrilled with his/her choice. Wait staff was wonderful,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Anne-Marie_Houston, General Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thank you for dining with us at Studio! From the culinary experience to service and location, it sounds like you had a perfect evening! On behalf of the entire Studio team, we look forward to welcoming you again soon! Sincerely, Anne-Marie Houston General Manager Montage...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Other than being seated in the back dining area with mainly views of the hotel lawn, our dinner experience was excellent and overall very deserving of a top rating. From the Friday evening business overcome by excellent valet staff, to our greeting, the venue an...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Anne-Marie_Houston, General Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Dear Matthew, Thank you for joining us at Studio. I am delighted to hear you had a memorable experience in all aspects and I look forward to sharing your comments with our team. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back as our...More

Reviewed June 2, 2018

We had wanted to have brunch at Loft inside the Montage, but that was closed for renovations. So they took us to Studio instead, which had a very limited brunch menu. The food itself was good, and it was on the healthier side. I believe...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Anne-Marie_Houston, General Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Thank you for your review and for visiting us. I apologize for these issues with your dining experience. The Loft was closed briefly for two days for light renovations, during which time The Loft served from Studio dining/kitchen. Studio is normally only open for dinner...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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