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Studio at Montage

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30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4221 (Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway)
(866) 271-6953
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Palm Springs, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated my birthday at Studio. Since we had recently indulged in several very heavy rich meals we decided to try the vegetarian tasting menu with wine pairing for a lighter fare. It was exceptional! The first course with beets and goat cheese looked like a work of art and tasted delightful. All following courses were as memorable. The service was... More 

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Thank agnesmontz
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing a review of Studio restaurant. We are pleased to hear you chose to celebrate with us and felt well accommodated by our staff; we will share your kind mentions with the Studio team. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

Southlake, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely setting right on the coast. The menu is very French. The food is delicious, but the portions are small. The chocolate sphere was the best desert I've ever had. So yummy and not too heavy!

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

Dining at the Studio is quite an experience. Portions are very small..The food is great...Make sure you start your evening with a drink in the lobby of the hotel or in the patio by the Studio and then enjoy your dinner...Take a walk around the restaurant and just take in the beautiful view.....

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Thank Khoshid
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We enjoy this on property restaurant. The cuisine is very delicious and unusual. The wine list is extensive and the service is wonderful. Altho it is quite pricey, the experience is wonderful.

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New York
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Taxing menu was fantastic, but will warn you that the portion sizes are a bit more filling than many other tasting menus. Pairings were well done. Outstanding service.

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Laguna Beach, California
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Great view. smother you with service. Good cocktails. Do not rush you to order.We had soup and salad. After the salad the gave us a tour of the kitchen. Returned to the table and orderd desert.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This is the second anniversary dinner we've had here. The experience is phenomenal. The classic French-Style dinning, the dress code which in turn oozes luxury all around. The level of service here is fascinating to even watch, the timing in which two waiters place the plates down in a synchronized manner. Being that it is a Michelin Star restaurant, you... More 

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Thank Amaya B
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing a review of your recent visit to Studio and choosing to celebrate with us for your anniversary. We are so pleased to hear your enthusiasm for Montage and the Studio dining experience; your kind words are a tremendous compliment. Thank you for being our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Sincerely,... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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537 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

It goes without saying, the location is spectacular, due to the Montage property surrounding The Studio and the panoramic views of the Pacific. The point of dining is really the menu selections. We enjoyed great appetizers including lobster bisque and scallops. Swordfish for my husband and the salmon I had were cooked to perfection. We were hesitant to dine at... More 

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Thank RikiUSA
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing a thoughtful review of your recent visit to Studio. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the cuisine and felt well taken care of by our associates. We are delighted the experience was memorable, and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I had a birthday dinner at Studio at the Montage in June. Both the restaurant and the hotel are beautiful - the physical property, the landscaping and the views. We had an outdoor table, and it was a perfect setting at sunset. The service was impeccable - multiple waiters attending to every need and request, without being overbearing. I thought... More 

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Thank TXattorney
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share a review of your recent experience at Studio. Thank you for sharing your kind sentiments, we will mention them to the team. We hope to welcome you back to Montage Laguna Beach very soon. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

Newport Beach, California
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Every meal at the Studio begins with a complimentary amuse-bouche. I cannot remember exactly what it was, but it was served on a spoon and was good. We had dinner with some friends and have never been disappointed with the food, service and ambience. I had the foie gras appetizer which was delicately delicious. The veal rib eye wasn't what... More 

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Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Studio. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the menu offerings and felt well taken care of by our associates. We will pass along your kind sentiments to the team. We hope you will join us again in the future and we look forward to welcoming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
French, American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view
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: (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. 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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?