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: (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: 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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (77)great for outdoor dining (58)special occasion (58)romantic (42)fit for foodies (28)great for lunch (28)notable wine list (23)neighborhood gem (21)great for brunch (16)good for groups (10)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Loved this place!! Went with a girlfriend for lunch and couldn't have asked for anything better. Great food portions; we ended up splitting their wedge salad and filet mignon stroganoff. Service was absolutely great and the staff couldn't get any friendlier. Beautiful views; ocean and pool, overall captures what makes CA. Will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive for the quality of the food
    AV1958VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Our waitress was excellent, but recommended everything on the menu and not everything was good. Short ribs were nice, but scallops small and slightly undercooked. Although our waitress was nice, the wait time for food was too long. I would rather go to K'ya for better quality food for less than half the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing view and excellent service
    Bigwilly
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Dining at the Loft was a wonderful experience. The staff were super friendly and the atmosphere was amazing. Our table overlooked the resort and swimming pool and had a beautiful ocean view. The food was delicious and reasonably priced for a high-end restaurant. Valet parking was $11 with validation. There is also a beautiful bar with a fireplace and live piano music outside the Loft that is perfect for pre-dining wine/cocktails of after dinner coffee.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Had a great birthday dinner. Quiet n relaxing dinner. Wonderful setting &surely with a great service & great food. New York Steak was the best in town..will come back to loft soon. Oh birthday complimentary cake was the best in town as well. Thank you Loft.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Dinner
    JC3808
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My lady friend and I had a wonderful dinner at the Montage in Laguna for her birthday. We arrived right as the sun was setting and we were seated outdoors with an amazing view of the ocean, the sunset and the Montage property. We had a very relaxing evening with Great Food and wine, and our server Chris was just great. I think it was the nicest dinner out I can ever remember, seriously! We decided we are going to try Scarpettas at the Beverly Hills Montage next Saturday night for my birthday.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food just OK
    alycattyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    After doing much research I decided to try here for our Anniversary dinner because of the reviews and mainly the menu. I have always wanted to try coffee crusted steak. We arrived, beautiful views, bar scene was great, good music playing. Service was good, ordered the highly overpriced soup and it tasted like a spicy can of Campbell's tomato soup, disappointed, went on to order the coffee crusted NY Steak and scallops. They offer no starch with the dinner, steak came with arugula which was odd and scallops served with cauliflower. Scallops were chewy and way to salty, steak was the biggest disappointment, it was sweet, almost like a coffee and brown sugar rub, not what you expect and was just not a good meal. I Wouldn't recommend it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Wonderful
    marlynch
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The Loft is never disappointing. The views are spectacular, as is the food and service. Everything was perfect! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Laguna at its best
    Newport1234
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great food, great service from David. Patio seat is the best. Tranquil and the Pacific at its finest. Pastry chef made us a great birthday cake with a quick call
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Place for Celebration
    OCdiners
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We hosted a couple for their wedding anniversary for brunch and everything was over the top. Our waitress, Danielle, was attentive, helpful with menu items, and professional - all while being very personable and fun. The food was delicious, clearly fresh and/or homemade. Delicious cheddar puffs, along with other homemade breads in the bread basket - were amazing, all served warm. From the champagne to the dessert & coffee - we couldn't have been more pleased with the food, attentive service and the ocean view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    PartyFoulVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    7 of us went... I love The Loft..... friendly staff, helpful suggestions on food and wine. All around great atmosphere. I go about once a month and I am never disappointed! Views are always amazing too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pricey & Fabulous!
    lizyapVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We recently did a "staycation" at the Montage and ate most of our meals here! I've just discovered my all-time favorite breakfast: Lobster Eggs benedict! ($31) Stuffed with LOTS of succulent Maine Lobster, served with potatoes, grilled asparagus - worth every penny! The dinners were also excellent - Halibut with heirloom hominy, sweet corn and snap peas & a lobster sauce - perfectly cooked! Another night had the Pork pappardelle - excellent! The tables outside have a lovely view of the ocean, moon at night or you can request an indoor table near the window for the the same effect. they also have an excellent pastry chef, so don't miss the pastries or desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entrees were good not great
    jbits
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We very very impressed with the view and and the cheese selections (amazing selection). Jason induced us to some fabulous cheeses. The entrees were overall good but not impressive. The artichoke soup was excellent and the sea bass was excellent, the salad was blah and the coffee encrusted steak was interesting but not great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Evening!
    jburkiVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    After admiring the sunset in the lobby bar with a few cocktails, we headed downstairs to The Loft for dinner. We then enjoyed appetizers, more drinks, dinner and dessert. The staff was attentive and thorough. I ordered the scallops which was just delicious. This is definitely a dinning treat which I hope to enjoy again soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Loft @ The Montage
    GoodFoodie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great food and service at the Loft. Our guest have traveled the world and they love the food! Will be back again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Our servers were excellent. There needed to be more umbrellas, but otherwise it was very pleasant, with stunning views.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Loft
    semilocalgal
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The only thing we were disappointed in was that we were not told there was a parking lot available as an option. The validated ($11) and unvalidated ($36) rates seemed a bit steep.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Jeanne
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We had breakfast there and I would highly recommend the Croissant with egg, cheese and bacon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodlover24
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The ambience and service was great...but can't say about the food. I ordered scallop plate...the scallops were overcook and the the sauce was bitter. The cauliflower was chopped all different size.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great late night, outdoor dining
    Lagunabeachdiner
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the money.
    Jasonreviewsoc
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    SanJuanSetphVIP
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.