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The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach
The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach
  • Address:
    30801 South Coast Highway
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    Laguna Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.montagelagunabeach.com/laguna-beach-restaurants.php
  • Phone: (949) 715-6420
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Daily: 6:00am - 11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Casey Overton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking ($11 after validation)
A word from The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach
Located in the oceanfront resort, Montage Laguna Beach, The Loft features stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean – the perfect backdrop for enjoying market-fresh, creative American cuisine by acclaimed Chef de Cuisine, Casey Overton with friendly, informed, and professional service. Chef Overton’s innovative signature dishes are a personal interpretation of California regional cuisine with strong influences from the Americas; other favorites also include roasted meats and seafood from the wood-burning, copper-hooded rotisserie. The interactive Cheese Gallery is a popular feature every evening with more than 150 selections for guests to enjoy. The talented fromagiers offer tasting tips and anecdotes, as well as pair cheeses with house-made accompaniments such as crackers, caramels, nuts, fruit compotes, and honeys. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "The staff is always great and made our anniversary special. Never feel rushed!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Any time I want a good restaurant to enjoy or experience going back to The Loft is a guarantee of success. It is not cheap (figure $100 per person depending ) but it is also not crazy expensive. They are accommodating and the food is well prepared and the presentation is equally wonderful. Enough said...go try it out.!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Whether it is a last minute destination or a special occasion, the Montage Loft is the place to go. The service, food, ambiance, you name it, the Montage Loft gets 2 thumbs up!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The attention to detail was perfect at this restaurant from the moment we arrived. My wife and I were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and the staff at the restaurant gave us a first class treatment. From the complimentary champagne to the complimentary scallops provided to us from the Chef. The staff were very attentive from the minute we walked into the hotel until the minute we left. This restaurant and hotel are definitely a must to enjoy whenever you are in Laguna Beach!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "A long drive for us, but worth it! The food was excellent, and the service was exemplary. An experience to be repeated."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "everything about our visit to the Loft at Montage was perfect. great service, amazing view and a view. David, our waiter might just be the best waiter we ever experienced. we cannot wait to return"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great food , service and incredible view -- and pay top$$. That's ok, but to then get hit with 11$ parking is chintzy. Other equally and better places in laguna with no added cost for parking. Probably will not go back --- unless I walk there!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Very pleased..great service..food was excellent... Our waitress.. Sam was wonderful"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The Loft has a grear location over looking the pool and the ocean. In general, the food is good, but not as good as what I would expect at those prices. The Sommelier knows his wines, but as soon as you order a cheap wine( $50), you never see him again. We were not able to finish our bottle because he never came back to finish pouring it for us."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We felt very welcomed and attended to, throughout our anniversary celebration dinner. The meal was so wonderful and the view took us back to memories of our Honeymoon in Hawaii. A lovely memorable time of celebrating at The Montage."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted to celebrate our special occasion. We wanted a romantic place with a view and light lunch all of that was at the Loft. The Tomato soup was excellent, best shrimp cocktail I ever had, really enjoyed the French press coffee. After lunch we strolled leisurely along the water's edge for the magnificent views of Laguna Beach truly a memorable occasion. Gina, Irvine, CA"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food was very good, but not over the top. Mac and cheese was just average with pasta other than macaroni to make it stand out. Sandwiches were large and flavorful. Wine list extensive with some excellent labels to choose from but very highly priced. Wait staff were very friendly and helpful"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Dined outside, great view. Seagull stole my piece of bread!!! Loved hearing Steve Siu in lounge. He's amazing! First time at Loft, have dined at Studio before. Both excellent dining venues.."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Decided to try a place I have only heard of from a few friends in the restaurant industry, living in LA it's very refreshing to see the ocean and clean cut shorelines around The Loft at Montage Beach Resort. My girlfriend and I came in for lunch, reserved table for two on the balcony, what a view! A wedding ceremony was being setup and numerous people were enjoying the pool on a great Sunday afternoon. Amazing staff, courteous, knowledgeable of the menu, food and beverages alike, kudos to the Truffle Pizza!! Will certainly be back, great environment, great view, great service!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The Loft restaurant needs updating, particularly on the outside where carpets and furniture are worn. The food quality is high, but does not justify the expense. Be careful of eating while the Montage is hosting a wedding. Part of the wedding party was nearby and disruptive."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Fabulous view, great food and terrific service allows the diner an exquisite experience. This is a pricey place to dine, but our anniversary meal,was made very special by the staff, and we were happy to pay the bill. The view is non pariel with nearly anyplace in the world."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Pricey but completely worth it. Amazing view, awesome food and service. Great special date place! Never dissapointed here"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary and from the moment we stepped foot inside the restaurant until the time we stepped out, the service was undeniable. The food was terrific and consistent. Lots of variety for the foodies and those with dietary restrictions. I would have been completely satisfied with the wine and gluten-free rolls that were served before dinner. The meal flavors were well balanced and complementary."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "What a beautiful location and great place to visit. The restaurant was fabulous and what a view - a must if you are in the area!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was my first visit after the renovations and it did not disappoint. We sat on the patio and had a wonderful breeze and view. The food was exceptional as always. Menu offered enough choices to allow for many tastes to be satisfied. My selection was the Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich with sweet potato fries. The quality was great and service impecable as usual. The Porch is a must visit for any business lunch in the area."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The Montage is a favorite and the most exceptionally consistent experience you can find in Orange County. The view is to die for and the service, selection, and quality of the experience is remarkable."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "One of the highlights of our dining experience at The Loft was the cheese board. We were given excellent choices of cheese, figs, jellies as well as nuts and raisin breads to enjoy with the cheese. The cheese selected for us were "exotic." It was fun exploring the unique and very tasty cheese. The wines were wonderful, too. The seasonal soups were very nourishing. We thoroughly enjoyed the ocean breeze as we gazed out on the beautiful view. The staff were friendly, attentive and fun to be with!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The Loft has one of the most beautiful views in Southern California. Our lunch was wonderful and the service was perfect. Our server helped us choose a lovely wine that paired beautifully with the food we chose. It was a special birthday for one of our party and the day was made more special by dining at The Loft."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The service was incredible. The food was amazing (get a cheese plate). Overall ambiance can't be beat. Every time I've been here the service level is above anything I've experienced. Highly recommend The Loft."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "My husband and I went to The Loft for dinner for our one year anniversary! Talk about being treated like royalty! All of the staff were so friendly, Brandon our server was amazing! He was great at leaving us alone enough but making sure we were being taken care of! My husband had the alaskan halibut, and I had the short ribs, both melted in your mouth they were cooked to perfection. We enjoyed a small charcuterie board, and the bacon alone, as the chef specified, was PHENOMENAL! i cannot say enough positive things about our experience, we will absolutely be back to dine here!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I have decided that each time I eat at the loft I am reminded of airport food. Yes, it is a lovely spot. However, my patio is just as nice as far as location and view. I go to a restaurant for good food and service. Food here is always so bland and basic. Such a disappointment and most definitely NOT worth the price. I have no qualms about paying for a good meal, but this is consistently mediocre. I will be telling friends to please stop gift cards to Montage. So sad. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We had heard wonderful things about this restaurant, but the food was just average. It tasted good, not great. The service was good and there was a nice view, but overall not worth the price and I would not go back."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Overall it's a good experience but the food quality is comparable to like a claim jumpers so the premium you pay is for the service and ocean view because the hotel is located right above the beach. Now that i have tried it i probably wont go back just for the food but it maybe be appropriate for special occasions. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We brought friends who had never been before. Sat outside and had a wonderful view! Great interesting menu, lamb and beet salad were my favorite at the table. Service excellent as always. Will be back when my wallet is ready."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Beautiful hotel, great food and hidden gem. FYI don't valet if you are going to stay for a walk on the beach even with the restaurant voucher it was expensive. The next driveway down is the cities pay to park for 3 hours. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I made a reservation for The Loft for an anniversary dinner with my wife. When we arrived, we were seated right away near the window with a Great View of the pool and ocean. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent! At the end of our meal, the staff gave us a card wishing us a happy anniversary and included some candy and 2 hats from the Montage as a gift. We look forward to returning someday for a special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass. It was cooked with the skin and it was burned and dry. It was also very thin compared to sea bass. It almost looked like dover or cod. I couldn't tell from the flavor because it was crispy. When I first looked at my dish, I thought maybe it wasn't Chilean sea bass. The fava beans were too hard the the meal was bland. I should have sent it back. It definitely was not worth $45. There were four of us. Our bill was just under $600. Our valet ticket was validated but we still had to pay $11 to get our car. $36 dollars to valet so if you eat at a restaurant its a discount."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Went for a birthday dinner with 7PM Friday night reservations and were seated immediately. Menu choices were interesting and delicious. Service was outstanding...attentive buy not overbearing. Never had to ask for anything as they were always there to refill glasses and checking in. Food was delivered to the right person without asking, "Who got the ..." a sign that the waiters are well trained. This is not an inexpensive place to dine, but I guess you get what you pay for. My only complaint is that, even with restaurat validation, they charge $11 for valet parking, which should be complementary if you're spending $100+ per person for foood and drinks."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "A beautiful spot to take that special someone. Food was great, the sunset was beautiful and the staff was fun and attentive. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The views were amazing. The service was fantastic, but the food was just ok. Also, there were a ton of kids running around, including at one point four or five kids (probably around 10 years old) that had literally pulled up seats at the bar."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "went there for breakfast and sat on the patio. Beautiful view! Service was great by Jose Luis, food was delicious, served timely and hot. Great special occasion experience "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite places for breakfast or lunch. Breathtaking views! Great food..."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The view is stunning and the outdoor dining experience is superb! Although overpriced the lunch was excellent with tasty and innovative choices. $7.00 for an ice tea however is absurd regardless of the food and ambience!!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Few restaurants offer what the Loft can - > A patio table high above the beach, enhancing the expansive ocean view > Elegant restaurant and hotel atmosphere suitable for special occasions > Talented chefs preparing creative entree's > Impeccable service providing individual attention > Convenient parking "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Well the food was not so bad, but for the bucks we paid it could be better. Also - the menu is actually limited to some narrow choice of burgers and salads. If you are hungry and looking for a nice meal - forget about it. The desert was just OK, not spectacular at all. But the view was great! If you wish to enjoy the view - the place is for you. Providing that you will be waiting for your burger for at least 1 hour - that's how long it took for the kitchen to send us our meal. Well, service was on the level of non-existence. I cannot even rate it - there was no service at all... pretty much... sorry... i would be better off in my favorite place in Hilton Waterfront Resort Shade restaurant for Sunday brunch. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014