The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach
Unbelievable DinnerThe Loft really went out of their way this past weekend as we were celebrating a lot of special occasions at dinner. The service was impeccable (especially b/c we had some special requests) and the food was amazing! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMade the entire experience memorablMy husband and I celebrated our anniversary there with a delicious meal and a wait staff that was attentive, yet non-invasive. The view created such a relaxing and romantic ambiance.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMontageWe sat outside on the patio for a birthday lunch and felt like we were in Hawaii. Beautiful, great service, excellent food.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular ServiceThe Loft at the Montage Laguna Beach is the perfect place for a special celebration. The ocean views are spectacular. The dining room is spacious. Guests are seated comfortably apart from one another so as to be able to enjoy your meal and not feel as if you are part of another party. Appetizers vary from low cal to high caloric. The Chorizo pizza appetizer was delicious. The fish entrees were beautifully presented. Although the Halibut was a bit dry (over cooked), the rest of the meal was very good. The service was magnificent. We will definitely be returning to the Loft at the Montage.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable special eventSite on the heated patio and enjoy a fantastic evening of a well thought out menu. We finished our dinner with a special plate from the cheese monger. Fantastic!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!This is a great spot. I had the coffee crusted new york strip and it was unbelievable. The most flavor in a steak i have ever tasted. The service was also top notch. Very nice and the view was good. We sat on the patio which has heaters, with wind it was chilly but not bad. It is pricey but so good6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAn outstanding dining experience !Our experience at the Loft could not have been better. The food was phenomenal, service was top flight, and the ambiance was great.!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest service in Laguna.Had a birthday lunch for a friend. The Loft definitely gave him the wow factor when it came to his birthday celebration. The level of detail was out of his world. First dining at The Loft but will definitely be back for the wonderful experience.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacularThis is the most beautiful location in all of southern California .... the food is excellent..... the experience is worth every dime!!!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMUsually expect food with aUsually expect food with a view to be memorable for the view, not the food, but in this case, all the food was sophisticated and interesting, and excellent. Service level, likewise, was quite excellent.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best!!We celebrated our birthdays here and couldn't have asked for a more memorable experience. Our servers, Sam & Rose were awesome- so attentive & informative. Even staff who were not assigned to our table were outstanding - Ryan & others introducing themselves and catering to our every need. We appreciated the recommendation of wine pairings to accompany our different courses! Chef Ben provided a meal that is among the best we've ever experienced (and we've dined at some of the finest establishments in the world)- the squid was superb (the best we've ever tasted), the rabbit melted in our mouths & the duck was out of this world! And the desserts- wonderfullll!! Again, it was an evening we will never forget. We will return!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday Lunch!The service was outstanding from valet, to reception, to our waiter. I've always heard about the excellent hospitality of the Montage, but it's always great to experience it first hand. Our view on the patio over looking the bluff and ocean was spectacular. Seriously, will be one of my go to places for not only a romantic lunch, but for closing big business deals as well.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary CelebrationWe spent our anniversary on the outside patio with a great view of the ocean and hotel grounds. The food and Service was first class and the staff was friendly and everyone we came in contact with, wished us happy anniversary. We really appreciated the personal touch and attentativeness to us all evening. This is a very romantic spot to celebrate an anniversary.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for special occasionWe celebrated my husbands birthday here. Everything was perfect!! Great food, service and ambience!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSpeical OccasionThis was a BD dinner for a friend of mine and his first time eating here. The wait staff couldn't have been more attentive. Had a wonderful evening.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful settingThe outdoor patio area was a little small, but we were fortunate to snag a table. The views over the water are beautiful and the service was very good. It's a bit pricey and the food, while very good, was nothing special, but I suppose you are paying for the atmosphere5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA LITTLE PRICEY FOR WHAT YOU GOTI REALLY LIKE FOOD AND DON'T MIND IF IT IS A LITTLE ON THE HIGH SIDE BUT THIS WAS A LITTLE MORE THAN I EXPECTED. A CUP OF SOUP NOT A BOWL WAS $9. HAMBURGER 26. IT WAS ALL WONDERFUL FOOD BUT I AM NOT SURE I WILL BE BACK. MAYBE FOR A DESERT AND CUP OF COFFEE . BUT THE 36 PARKING MIGHT MAKE ME PARK ACROSS THE STREET AND JUST WALK OVER5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMwe really enjoyed it. Thewe really enjoyed it. The service was the best experience i've had in a long time. Eric was really great. You are very lucky to have him.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful!We had a wonderful time celebrating Mother's Day at The Loft. Food was delicious and service was very good. Look forward to going back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was first rate,The service was first rate, the food devine, attention to detail evident. We celebrated our Anniversary and have a delightful memory of our evening. Chef had a dessert delivered to our table as a celebration of our occassion. So, when the price of the food is expensive having expectations fulfilled allows me to make a whole hearted recommended to dine at the Loft.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, Service, and a Wonderful ViewThe Loft is difficult to top when looking for a beautiful location to enjoy an al fresco lunch. Upon entering, the service was friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable; and the food, overall, was spot on. My only criticism would be the wrappers used for the hamachi spring rolls were rather thick and doughy, making for considerably more chewiness than one would expect. The entrees were outstanding (really enjoyed the tomato bisque served) and the wine list had nice variety. I will return again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Food, Service & AmbienceMy friends and I had a wonderful experience at The Loft. We had a nice patio table with a beautiful view. The food was amazing - the oysters, salad and the fish (John Dory & monkfish). Our server was excellent and knowledgeable. Very nice experience here!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite spot in ALL of OC!This place is unreal! The view alone would make it a great spot, but it is just awesome. We eat out a lot and the food and service makes it the best restaurant at The Montage. A manager named Tiffany took such good care of us, I thought it was our wedding night! Our server, Jeff, was also amazing and really just guided us through a great dining experience.
Try this spot out, I guarantee you won't be disappointed.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful for CelebrationsMy wife's birthday was celebrated with our grown children by a dinner at The Loft. Our family was seated at a round table with a stunning ocean view, though the overcast hid the sunset. We began with a delicious cheese and wine appetizer course with eight cheeses as suggested by the fromagier, plus a red and a white wine. I enjoyed their famous coffee -rubbed New York steak grilled perfectly, preceded by an excellent Ceasar salad. My wife enjoyed the John Dory whitefish, others the ribs, chicken and other entrees. We couldn't pass up the tempting desserts. The service was very attentive and gracious, including a special birthday dessert for my wife. The evening was a memorable 3-hour dinner celebration we will talk about for a long time.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable EveningI absolutely apprecited the ambiance of the Loft with the stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. Had a delicious Sea Bass dish that is a strong recommendation for any and all. Service was outstanding and pleasant as always. Enjoyed the experience from start to finish.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best of the best!Everything was perfect!
The view is amazing and so was the food. Every item was prepared to perfection. The service was outstanding. Every course was first rate! We'll be back again soon!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated my birthday withCelebrated my birthday with girl friends and everything was perfect!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time eating at The Loft.First time eating at The Loft. Definitely not disappointed. The cheese bar was to die for! We brought our own wine for our table, which was nice for only a $25. corkage fee. Will be back!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA great as you'd expectWe had on odd group for finding a restaurant in Laguna Beach. As a party of four, our oldest was in his 70s and our youngest was 20 months. The restaurant was a great fit for all of us. They had a children's menu with some good simple dishes to compliment their standard menu, which was full of world class fare. The menu was especially good because the base dishes included a lot of common foods (sea bass, short rib, etc.), but it was prepared in ways that made it more tasty than a typical place.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I opted forMy husband and I opted for anniversary brunch at The Loft so we could enjoy the beautiful view of Laguna while we ate and take a walk on the beach afterward. The food was good, different options than you may find other places. But I think the win at The Loft is the nice service by the staff and the lovely view while dining.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHad Sunday brunch on the outdoorHad Sunday brunch on the outdoor terrace. Attentive and courteous staff. Stunning ocean view. Nice little touches like an amuse-bouche given with coffee in the beginning. Would definitely recommend!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place; great food.Everything was fabulous. Beautiful day, sitting outside on the porch (umbrellas shield you from the sun), incredible food, great service, glass of pinot noir . .. . I've dined here twice - breakfast and lunch - both times the food was amazing. I use the Montage for business meetings during the day b/w San Diego and LA. PERFECT! It is expensive but . . . .not THAT much more than other places and the view is amazing. Valet is over priced ($11 with validation) and internet should be free ($10 for 6 hours). THey ought to lower valet to $5 and provide an hour or two of free internet.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an amazing time!!!We had an amazing time!!! The staff was extremely kind and made my birthday so very special. Claude was so knowledgable and generous. The day was gorgeous, the food fantastic! I have come to celebrate many special occasions there and most definitely will continue.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best!Our server John made our night! He catered to us and we had a great time chatting with him. We felt so special. Also Ryan was great too. Overall the best experience for dinner we have had for a long time.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service. GreatExcellent service. Great ambiance and setting above ocean.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful anniversary dinner,Wonderful anniversary dinner, they brought a special dessert that said Happy anniversary, and a box of chocolates gratis. Couldn't have been a better experience! The Duck and John Dory were delicious!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my wife's birthday.It was my wife's birthday. I wanted to take her to some special place. Montage is such a wonderful community corporate citizen that I decided to go there as a way of thanking Montage and showing my appreciation. What a beautiful win-win! Montage and Laguna Beach. Life certainly doesn't get much better than this! One of the best menus anywhere, coupled with a view out of a novel! It was a very happy birthday!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!Great service. Great food. Love this place. Been here a few times and have always had excellent dining experience. For my Dad's retirement dinner, they brought non-alcoholic cider for toasting on the house. This place is also very kids friendly.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice experience withVery nice experience with a menu that was not your everyday lunch menu! Very helpful waiter and prompt to our needs! Can't wait tp try this restaurant for dinner!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI have always had a greatI have always had a great experience at this restaurant. The view is excellent, the food is top notch and the service is impeccable3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a beautiful day toIt was a beautiful day to sit outside. Michael and the wait staff were attentive but not overly so. Elizabeth the hostess was very friendly.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here to meet some oldWent here to meet some old friends and to talk about business ideas. We sat on the balcony and had an awesome cheese plate, a few entrees to share and two great bottles of wine. The Loft was a perfect spot to talk as the service is impeccable and personal. We were there until they took down the umbrellas on the balcony.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointed. I feelNever disappointed. I feel like I'm on vacation - miles away from the routine of the day - every time we dine here. The food is astounding, the service is friendly and attentive, and the ambiance and view cannot be beat. Already looking forward to next time.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch just what we like.Great lunch just what we like. Good Service and warm.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Montage is classy andThe Montage is classy and service is incredible. Lunch with view of ocean is perfect. Above all, great food. Highly recommend3/1/2013 12:00:00 AM