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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
  • Email: mlbreservations@montagehotels.com
  • 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
  • "Don't miss this gem in your are a local or visiting. The view is spectacular, service outstanding, food delicious. Fresh & organic foods - fresh fish. Pricey but view, food and service are worth it. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "It cannot get better than this. Overlooking the Montage pool and the ocean below with excellent service, food, and beverage on a beautiful Spring afternoon The Loft will not disappoint."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Just like everything else at the Montage! Wonderful food, amazing service and a view you can't beat!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Love the location. Views from the balcony seating are great."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We celebrated our son's 28th birthday and every request was accommodated with a pleasantry. Everyone at the table had the NY Strip Steak with the coffee rub and it continues to be amazing! Worth every penny."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We just love this hotel and the food is always delish!!! Breakfast is always a hit with the Bananas Foster Waffle!! Service was awesome and everything perfect from the food, service, and of course the beautiful view of the ocean and pool! Thank you"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Reservation made 3/27 for dinner that evening. Sent a "confirmation" on 3/31???? Otherwise, fantastic geographic location and gorgeous facility. Food was very good and service good."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This restaurant is quite good. The dining experience was very worthwhile. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to dine in a top notch restaurant that has a spectacular view."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went here on the night of our engagement, and it was a great way to celebrate our getting engaged. I let the Loft know of the purpose of the night and they really treated us well. We received a prime seat outside overlooking the pool and ocean. The server was outstanding and brought us a complimentary dessert that said "congratulations." And on top of all that the food was exceptional. Overall, we loved it here and it will be a special place to us for years to come."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We love having lunch at the Loft and it has become one of our favorite afternoon experiences. Tried the salmon with fingerling potatoes this time. Outstanding. Flavors were incredible. My husband loves the Mahi Mahi flatbread sandwich. And, what's not to love about the view? Great job Loft! Always a nice afternoon and fabulous meal."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The seafood was very fresh and light. My mom really enjoyed it. The view was beautiful and so are the arrangements of the dishes. Overall had a wonderful relaxing time."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We dined here when staying at the hotel. The meal was simply delicious and service attentive."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The service was excellent. We say outside at first but it was a little cold so my date wanted to sit inside and they accommodated right away. We ordered the Oysters to start and those were incredible. Had a good, a little dry glass of Reisling. Ordered scallops and date had chicken. Both were great, perfect serving size. Pretty expensive for two people but well worth it with the food and view for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Not that I can't afford a $24.00 hamburger, but then again, why is a hamburger $24.00? I guess because it's the Montage. I was told it would be expensive, but the web site didn't give any indications it would be that expensive. Note their web site doesn't display a menu with prices. Now if the food had been extraordinary, I wouldn't have minded so much. But it wasn't. Good, but not great. The room is a little awkward too. Long and narrow with limited views of the water due to the architecture of the hotel that doesn't allow for walls of glass. Go for a drink and eat elsewhere and save the extra cash to buy someone a college education."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We had lunch and it was fantastic! The service was great, however it took over 20 minutes for someone to make 3 drinks. Our server was very apologetic, and explained they were doing inventory or something. All in all we had a great time."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We dined at The Loft to celebrate my wife's birthday. Our waitress Scarlett was warm, welcoming and did a great job recommending Certain dishes. The staff went the extra mile making this a great birthday Celebration for my wife."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Thank you for a wonderful experience! We could not have had a better one, from the server to the bartender to the sommelier. Perfect!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a very nice lunch, dining outside on a beautiful day. While we live only a few minutes away, we seldom (3rd visit since they opened) go to the Montage. The food was excellent and our service started-out 5-star. The view was very nice. When more people were seated in our food server's area, his attentiveness declined. A long wait for the dessert menu, followed by a longer wait for him to return left us remembering why we regularly go down the street to the Ritz Carleton We didn't order dessert. We regularly go to the Ritz Carleton in Monarch Beach and found it a much better experience and value. Lunch for three was $168 plus tip, $11 parking (free at the Ritz) plus tip."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "It may be pricey but it's worth the view. I live in Laguna Beach and bring people here for something special. Yes it's their all day cafe, but the view and food is great. Gluten free bread served! They need to mention it right off. It was fabulous! Will be back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Consistently wonderful food and service as well as spectacular view of the ocean."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We met at the Montage in order to have dinner with extended members of our family, there were 9 of us. The nice thing was that the Loft was not too busy and we were seated at a beautiful table. Service was a tiny bit slow, took a while for the food to cook, but we had lots to talk about and we enjoyed ourselves, 100%."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Our first visit celebrating our wedding anniversary. We were very satisfied and had a pleasant evening."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We chose to sit inside out of the direct sun. The hostess led us to a tiny table in the sun when All tables were open. the heavily stained dirty carpet does not set an appealing start The server was patronizing and preachy about the Loft and how perfect the chef already prepared food when I requested a small seasoning enhancement. The food was only ok. My companion ordered mahi mahi and wanted to replace mixed greens with romaine. The server suggested iceberg! college cafeterias serve more appealing salad! no carrot, tomato or garnish. Dreadful. the high point was Cesar who filled our glasses and cleared table. The server asked the same questions repeatedly and never paid attention to our responses. Such a disappointment. In every respect."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Went here for valentines day (well, the day after that is..) Pros: Ambiance is excellent, view is excellent, service is outstanding, bread (prior to meal) is excellent, romantic spot to spend the evening. Cons: Food was okay. Not bad but nothing where I would boast about. I ordered the polenta, scallops, and my wife had the lobster. All of the three dishes were cooked just fine, but the taste didn't set it apart from any other "fancy" type of restaurants such as a Ruth Chris, Lawry's, Flemmings... I have eaten at. However, the price sure did hahaha. The menu is relatively limited on what you can order from (appetizers ~4 choices, salads ~3 choices, soups ~2 choices, main entrees ~ 10. Something like that. Overall: Worth 1 trip only."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Newly renovated, so the ambiance/scenery was amazing. Long wait for our table even with a reservation, so not too sure what happened there. Once seated the service at the table was friendly and timely, as expected for this caliber of a restaurant. The dishes we ordered were well plated, but could use some work in terms of taste and flavor. Overall, great experience and would recommend this place for brunch/lunch or early dinner to take advantage of the scenic view."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Service was excellent. Food was great. Nice selection of wines. We enjoyed the cheese board very much. Nice view. Very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Try this delicious steak. Prepared with a dry rub of coffee, sea salt and brown sugar. It is a 28 day aged beef, and it is served with a slice of bleu cheese and arugula. The flavors play off each other nicely."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Yes, it's expensive. But the combination of view, food, and exceptional service is well worth the cost. If money is no object, then this is a great anytime food experience. If this is a special occasion, you will have to look far and wide to get the complete experience of dining in Laguna Beach on the ocean, with fantastic food, and a very welcoming wait staff."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The lady and I had a wonderful experience at The Loft, celebrating her successful completion of the ABSITE. Our server Vy was attentive, without being ever-present, and presented us with a complimentary dessert. The sommelier, Gary, was a wealth of information and also tasted us on some lovely wines. Nic the bartender definitely knows his single malts!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Always rock solid food service and ambiance. Worth the price."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Wow! Very impressed with the view. I your looking for a restaurant for a romantic night or special celebration, then I would recommend this one!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We love to go to the Montage "The Loft" for breakfast. To start your day here is like a vacation-day!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We took our family to the Loft for my father-in- law's birthday and his quote says it all. Thank you for perfect service and making our family feel so comfortable. Dad lit up at the beauty of the place and when the pastry chef's complimentary birthday cake for Dad arrived he was so thrilled. Do not wait until you, too, turn 90 to get there."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had a really nice time at The Loft for breakfast. I trained up from San Diego and a friend came down from Redondo to meet me. It was the perfect spot for a relaxing time to catch up with one another. The food was nothing outstanding, but still good and it is a bit pricey, but the service by the very warm and friendly staff was impeccable and I couldn't have imagined a nicer spot. The ocean view and the view of the rest of the Montage was beautiful. The place was very open and so quiet it was easy to forget anyone else was there. Afterward we hung out in the lobby area to share some holiday photos, then took a stroll along the gorgeous seaside pathway outside, surrounded by their incredible landscaping of blooming succulents."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "While it is a bit deceiving to walk down to a loft, the patio dining of The Loft is clearly above views of both the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful pool area at The Montage. While the entrees were priced much higher than I've seen before, the menu was clearly unique and exquisitely prepared from salad to dessert (white chocolate cake with a passion fruit sauce!). We were late due to the hidden entrance off the highway but the restaurant was ready for us and not overcrowded. There was a musician playing in the bar area as you enter- with aficionados enjoying his casual accompaniment. I would happily recommend this for a special occasion or if price is not a consideration. The chef is amazing."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I took a friend for Friday lunch and sat outside. The view was great, food selection was perfect and it was nice and quiet allowing us to have a long visit. Service was superb....a real treat!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The attention to detail at the Loft is superb. Who wouldn't want to sit outside and enjoy dinner on January 5th? Great view from the balcony."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Great view and food was just okay for the price. It was quiet expensive. I went there with my girlfriend on her birthday and the bill was almost $200 for the both of us. We ordered wine, appetizer and entries (no dessert). The service was just okay because our waiter did not seem too friendly. If this was a 2 stars restaurant, it would not have bothered me. He was not rude, but did not seem enthusiastic and friendly. He was however very friendly to the to other group. We were a younger couple so perhaps our age was a factor, who knows. Otherwise, I would recommend for the view which is very romantic. Food-wise, I would not recommend."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "This is a lovely place to dine when the sun is shining as the views are breathtaking. The lunch menu food is good and of high quality but, not exceptional. However, the excellent service and the views make the overall experience very enjoyable and it is definitely a place we would return to. The restaurant is inside the Montage which is one of the most beautiful resorts in Laguna and it is really worth a trip particularly, for first time visitors. I would highly recommend the experience."
    Dined on 8/12/2013
  • "I think they should serve an extended breakfast/brunch menu into the late afternoon on the weekends and on holidays. The restaurant next to the pool already serves an extensive lunch menu so it would be nice to be able to have more of a brunch option on the property."
    Dined on 12/29/2013