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Studio at Montage

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French, American, International
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30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway)
(866) 271-6953
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Description: WITH A PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT LOCATION AND MODERN FRENCH CUISINE WITH...
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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  • 197
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great view and wonderful food

The atmosphere was wonderful, food was great and served at perfect temperature. Service was good but not quite up to par to our previous visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
AlanfromD
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Carrollton, Texas
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Carrollton, Texas
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The atmosphere was wonderful, food was great and served at perfect temperature. Service was good but not quite up to par to our previous visit.

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Thank AlanfromD
West Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had the loveliest dinner at The Studio. We booked a 5PM table and watched the sun color the sky for the next 90 minutes. The service was amazing, if a little over the top (they help you push your chair in and out EVERY time you get up) and the wine list was a 150 page... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent visit to Studio. We are so pleased to hear that you and your husband had a delightful evening and enjoyed the ocean views, dinner and cocktails. We hope you will join us again in the future and we look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

California
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the plus side: lovely room, attentive service, great setting while the sun is still up (remember you are eating dinner while it is dark), and a plate of food that is more beautiful than a still life masterpiece. On the negative side: If you want dinner, go somewhere else, because you will be hungry and considerably poorer when you... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Studio. We are pleased that you enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant and felt well taken care of by our associates. We regret the elements of your dining experience that did not meet your expectations. We do hope you will join us again and we look forward to... More 

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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Studio is hands down the finest restaurant in all of Orange County and Laguna. We especially love eating out side weather permitting. It is spectacular viewing meets Michlen fine dinning, and the service as good as the food experience. If you are Gluten intolerant they make amazing gluten free rolls. It gets no better.

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1 Thank TonyFi18
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A dinner experience does not get better than this. First-class service, amazing food, gorgeous environment and view. I've taken my foodie friends who travel the world looking for amazing dishes and restaurants and they crowned Studio one of the best. In addition to their great menu, they have the best gluten-free dinner biscuits & butter selection I have ever had.

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Thank Baxter0101
Laguna Beach, California
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Everything about the Montage is high end including prices. The food is well prepared, the service upscale. The view fantastic. Fine wine list. Try to go when daylight to absorb the view

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Thank John D
Anaheim, California
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150 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

A 5 pm reservation was perfect just after the sun set but still light enough to see the beauty of the ocean. 1st a warning parking at the Montage even if you have dinner is $40!!. We were given a parking sticker at Studio after dinner but still had to pay $15. The Studio is just on the edge of... More 

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Thank Burnie D
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to provide a thorough review of your recent visit to Studio. We are delighted that you chose to celebrate your holiday with us and pleased to hear the service was on point. A note about parking charges, pricing is as follows: $40 per day/overnight and $15 per day with validation. This validation is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The Mointage is an ultra luxury hotel overlooking Laguna Beach with tremendous views. The Studio is the outdoor resteraunt and has some of these wionderful views. The lunch menu was interesting but very overpriced. The club sandwhich was 25 dollars and a cup of squash soup would have been 11 dollars except they were out of the soup. The food... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent visit to Montage Laguna Beach. We apologize that your dining experience did not meet your expectations. We do hope you will join us again in the future and we look forward to welcoming you back. Respectfully, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

Park City, Utah
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291 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This restaurant by the ocean exceeded our expectations. We did the tasting menu accompanied by the wine pairing. Everything was superb but the favorite dish was the fois gras which was truly outstanding. The wines complemented the food perfectly and everything was fresh and tasty. It was minimal tastings so perfect to try multiple courses of very creative food. This... More 

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1 Thank VoxVolpe
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent visit to Studio. We are so pleased to hear your dining experience and the tasting menu were on point. We appreciate your thoughtful review and hope you will join us again in the future. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

Chicago
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We have dined at many of the best restaurants in the country, and this stands as our absolute favorite. The entire experience was 5 star. Service is off the charts and VERY personable. The food was out of this world and creative. The tasting menu is the way to go, let Chef Craig do his thing! Jesse, the sommelier was... More 

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1 Thank Jeff H
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio at Montage, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent visit to Studio. We are delighted to hear that your experience was memorable, the food on point and the service attentive and hospitable. We have shared your complimentary review with our Studio team and greatly appreciate you taking the time to provide your thoughtful feedback. We hope you will join us again in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: (866) 271-6953

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: French, American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view

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.
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

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