The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach
The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach

The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.montagelagunabeach.com/laguna-beach-restaurants.php
  • Phone: 9497156420
  • 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: American, Contemporary 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (90)special occasion (79)great for outdoor dining (65)romantic (58)fit for foodies (35)great for lunch (34)notable wine list (32)great for brunch (22)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (13)kid-friendly (11)hot spot (6)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great late night, outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We picked up out of town guests at the airport and needed at later reservation. Southern California heat wave had been going for 4 days and had just broken. Dining outdoors, feeling the ocean breeze while enjoying the fresh clean flavors served at the Loft sounded perfect. It was! Only negative was service that night. Typically service is flawless but possibly they were training new staff. The service was actually good but awkward. The hostess and our both waitress lacked confidence and interacted with a hesitant, tentative nature.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the money.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Way overrated, the food was average at best, our server forgot everything, the bus biys did all the work. Too much to list, but there are many other restaurants out there that will give you way better service for the money.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unforgettable!
    BirdieVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We have heard so much about this very special place. Thank you for an unforgettable meal with an outstanding view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Par Excellence
    Jim925
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Every time we bring family and friends it is a pleasure to share our paradise at Montage!s Loft and Studio restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service - Food Good
    Boku
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The service was as always, excellent! Ordered the Chicken... Not so great. Looked and tasted like chicken breast drowned in miso soup with kale or collard greens. Wife ordered kurobuta pork... That was very good! During past visits, the chicken also was very good. Maybe Wednesday night was just an off day. Chef... Make sure the chicken doesn't slide backwards... Take a visit to Zuni's Cafe in SF for inspiration... Overall, the Loft is a great place for dining.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    SBBill
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Requested ocean view and birthday celebration on reservation. Could not have been more pleased with service, setting and quality of food. Complementary dessert a surprise and a delight. Ocean side walk of grounds after the meal - perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little disappointing
    nicky
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My dad and I had lunch last Sunday at the Loft because we hadn't been there for a long while and I always remembered how wonderful the food was and the selection. When I saw the very limited menu on that day, I was, to be honest, very very disappointed with the selection. There was mainly your very basic lunch options and I did not know what to order and almost walked out, however, instead, I ordered the grilled cheese and tomato soup, which I thought I could get in any take out place. When it arrived, again, I was so discouraged and I wish I had sent it back. It was a typical ordinary grilled cheese sandwich for a very expensive price, the soup was ok. My dad's salmon was very dry, his potatoes he didn't eat because also they were dry
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • judy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The Staff and service were perfect. Food was great and reasonable. We will be back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Susan
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Warm, comfortable ambiance, unparalelled views. Impressive dinner menu, vast, comprehensive wine list. Castroville artichoke soup was divine. Chef kindly sent out a luscious roasted Cipollini onion filled with corn and other goodies topped with baby pea pods and shaved truffle. The coffee-crusted New York strip with blue cheese and bourbon-caramel sauce was outstanding, as was my friend's blackened Kurobuta pork ribeye/roasted tomatillos/red pepper cream sauce. After a bit of a snafu with getting the meat cooked correctly, it was a wonderful meal with an inventive use of ingredients and outstanding flavor combinations. The service was exemplary on all counts including wait staff and sommelier. Excellent! We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Wonderful outdoor dining spot for a special occasion. Elegant surroundings, excellent food and fine service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular!
    Hc777VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Everything is spectacular! The staff, the service, the food, and of course the gorgeous view!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around wonderful
    pewpewpew
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I have gone here a few times. Service is top notch and super friendly, atmosphere is relaxing, you can't go wrong with any of the food or drinks, and the view is magnificent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic anniversary dinner
    Florence
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It starts with the scenery. It can't get more Californian than this beautiful shoreline and ocean view. The service and live guitar music carry the mood inside where the food tops it all off. We had the charcuterie which was flavorful and varied. Our dinners were delicious, scallops and halibut. The cheese bar and my dark chocolate cake finished off the perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best restaurant in Laguna!
    KariVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have dined here many times and the food will always impress. Best tip is to use the fantastic sommeliers to select your wine. They will tell you what they have open, and you can enjoy some amazing wines that you might never splurge for by the bottle. You can split a glass between two people and try several. It's heaven!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    SanJuanSetph
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    When I pay $26 for a Hamachi appetizer and $33 for a Black rice dish (no protein, just rice and veggies) I want it to be delectable. There were 4 tiny pieces of fish and a bitter lemon sauce. Not much else on the plate either. The Black rice dish supposedly had a green curry foam, but we couldn't tell. My husband gagged on the bok choy because it wasn't cooked properly. Our entrees were good, but that made our dining experience 50-50. It was our anniversary, too bad. They did give a complementary dessert for our occasion which was sweet. And the view and the staff were great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The ambiance is marvelous.
    DulyImpressed
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The view is to die for. The steak with the coffee coating was great! Yes, you can taste the coffee. The Loft is extremely pricey. If you're on a business expense account, your office manager will have a coronary. Definitely paying for surroundings. A special shout out to the staff on 8/23/14. Thanks to stalled traffic on the 5 freeway, we were very late for our reservation. They were so kind about bumping our reservations to a later time on a very busy night. We won't forget that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hotel Fine Dining done right
    AKfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The hosting staff lacks a little in the personality department. We stood there while they chatted for about 3 minutes before even being acknowledged. Once acknowledged they seated us quickly however the young lady who seated us, never smiled and barely spoke. Our server, on the other hand was amazing. She tended to our table effortlessly it seemed. Knew the menu well and was friendly and very helpful with any questions we had. Then there was the food. Risotto that was amazing. Followed by new york strip for her and short ribs for me. Both meats were cooked to perfection and the flavors were spot on. Great place! My only dislike was the music. It was far too loud for the dining area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful ocean view!
    yumsushiVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Panoramic view of Laguna Beach cliffs and awesome food!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glorious view!
    Jujubb
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Excellent food! Impeccable service! Amazing view!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but scenic
    lovetheview
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The order of Asparagus with Arugula was not worth the $21. I think the arugula had some dressing, however, it did not have any taste and the 4 spears of grilled asparagus on feta cheese was bland as well. The service and the view of the ocean were spectacular.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Fabulous
    Adele
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The service, view, and food are fantastic. The food is prepared to perfection. What else can be said, it's Montage!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The incredible ocean view, diverse, delicious menu and the attentive staff at the Loft create the perfect setting for lunch. The chicken piccata salad with organic greens proved to be extraordinary. The tomato soup with local ingredients and the sourdough cheese sandwich was divine. Since it was my friend's birthday, a chocolate hand written message was inscribed on the plate which delivered her decadent l0 layer torte. We also ordered the apple tart which was outstanding. It was easy to forget the area below the restaurant was full of sun bathers and frolicking children since their noise level never disturbed our conversation. The helpful and gracious staff truly made my friend feel like "royalty" for a day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Among the best!
    Ronthetraveler
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My wife enjoyed a pleasant lunch over looking the beautiful pacific ocean. The food was terrific and the service the best we have had in a long time. We have dined at the Loft before and always enjoy our experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Best cheese plate in the OC. Well chosen wine list. Impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    JimmychildVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food was delicious and the presentation was on key. The service of our waiter David B was exceptional and made our experience unique and to be remembered. The attention to detail was phenomenal and to top it all of the scenic view at The Montage completed our wonderful experience. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service varies
    Stonehenge55
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We have been staying at the resort, and have had fabulous service, and good-to-great food, but tonight , the POOR service overwhelmed the food and the view. It was a shock, but has happened a few times...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 9 dollar coffee
    Pinkvalentine
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My husband and I spend a lot on dining out all over the world and have eaten at the Loft at the Montage often. This was the last time. The current menu prices have now reached the ridiculous. A salmon appetizer dish for 23 dollars that holds so little salmon you find yourself searching for it under the pile of sprouts. Add in a 9 dollar coffee, and you are left feeling like you were pick-pocketed while your back was turned taking in the gorgeous views of the Laguna Beach shoreline.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best chilaquiles dish!
    sac2
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Everything was delicious here. You can't go wrong. The service was immpecible and the chilaquiles was the best that I've had. Beautiful setting! I could spend the rest of my life there at that beautiful resort.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top-notch Server, Food & Atmosphere
    Eva0801VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our server Danielle was wonderful - great attitude, relaxed, accurate timing, helpful explanations, wonderful smile, accommodating and understanding character. She definitely helped my birthday feel special, and helped create a relaxing atmosphere. The lobster eggs benedict was very tasty and I will recommend it to any foodie. Your breakfast selections were better than most other nearby locations I researched. The atmosphere and scenery was enchanting, airy, relaxing and beautiful. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Dining
    BelleDiningVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach was fabulous in every way, from the service to the food to the view. It will be a night to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Class Dining
    KBMDiner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My wife and I chose to dine here to celebrate our first six months of marriage together. It was a perfect evening of dining, ambiance, and service. We will be back to celebrate our one year anniversary in January. Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful retirement celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Well I wanted to celebrate my first weekend of retirement and choose the Loft because of the location. We were not disappointed and my trout entree and my husbands of halibut did not disappoint. The view was fantastic on the deck looking over the ocean and pool area. I would definitely recommend the Loft for a special occasion. Thank you for making this a memorable dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tracy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The staff is always great and made our anniversary special. Never feel rushed!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love It.
    JVTOutToEat
    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.!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    gathering
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday celebration
    butchVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • montageVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RoscoeVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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!!
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  • the Loft-great food. great service
    romantic711
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Very pleased..great service..food was excellent... Our waitress.. Sam was wonderful
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate