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Studio at Montage Laguna Beach

851 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
With a panoramic oceanfront location and modern French cuisine with California influences, Studio is the portrait of beachside indulgence. A refined and inventive menu reflects masterful attention to detail accented with an elegant, creative touch. Ocean breezes, panoramic views and lush landscapes create a refreshing sense of place at the water’s edge and a fitting backdrop for the shared enjoyment of fine food and wine. Menus include à la carte selections of starters, entrées, cheeses and desserts; and a six-course seasonal prix-fixe Chef’s Tasting Menu. The wine list includes more than 2,200 wine labels, an extensive menu of wines-by-the-glass and suggested wine pairings for each dish. Small plates are also offered at the communal table and the turn-of-the-century bar.
Please note that Studio’s dress code does not permit shorts, tennis shoes, open-toed shoes, athletic or beach wear.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary French, Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 715-6420
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Craig Strong
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Parking details
Valet Parking ($15 after Validation)
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For the most cherished celebrations, only private dining will do. Montage Laguna Beach offers a variety of ways to combine the finest Southern California cuisine with an ambiance of complete comfort, privacy and impeccable service.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

For the most cherished celebrations, only private dining will do. Studio at Montage Laguna Beach provides a plethora of opportunities to combine the finest Southern California cuisine with elegant comfort and impeccable service.

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What 851 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018



3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Thinking about my experience over the last 24 hours I would like someone to reach out to me so I can express my concerns. Please note that this is coming from somebody who does not complain and moves on. I’m also in the service industry as a business owner. In this case it was all about first glance and one chance. Having a reservation and waiting for ourtable over 45 minutes later than my reservation then waiting for a wine menu and a first glass of wine and chasing down the menu for the entire night, no this is a horrific experience. I told the hostess, manager and waiter that they just weren’t getting it. Very disappointed.

vipKenW (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Our only issue was that we had to wait over 30 minutes past our reservation time for a table but the meal and the service were excellent as always

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

You are not going to get out of Studio without spending a fortune, but food and service are appropriate for the price point. I would recommend it for special occasions.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018


vipZKOTNIK (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was excellent and service was impeccable. We got to the resort 30 minutes earlier and enjoyed beautiful sunset before heading to the restaurant. We had excellent window seating so we could continue to enjoy the remaining sunset colors. The menu choices were just right, not too little, not too much. They had an excellent vegetarian 6 course meal my wife absolutely loved. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a romantic date.

3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I booked a table for two for my boyfriends' birthday and i called in advance and asked for impeccable service (as expected from a fine dining restaurant). I have to say the ambiance and the view is breathtaking. Service, i wasn't too pleased with my server she addressed my bf as me and looked at me and said happy birthday. She was trying to be friendly but she made it awkward for us and i didn't find the introduction amusing and felt a little insulted that she would address us that way and then i said:"this is my bf it's his birthday and not me' then she continued the joke to say :'oh yes, everyone here knows it's your birthday" this upset me because i had pre-ordered for a birthday cake and i didn't want her to spoil it. Also, we told her that we are hungry and the food took too long to come out. Also, we had to ask her for the bread and butter. I was a GM for a French fine dining restaurant in Dubai and i know all about how important it is to give excellent customer service because it is not about eating and leaving, it's an experience and you pay top $ for excellent service and quality food. I think the staff needs more training to improve on what is already a spectacular concept.

Mary (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

First class all the way! Studio is a real winner, and of course you pay for it. Quite formal, not for children. Servers give excellent descriptions and advice.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Very good service. View at sunset is romantic. Good food

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Delicate and esquisite food, excellent service, nice setting. Expensive wine list.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Once again, I was not disappointed with my latest trip to The Studio. Bartender was great with before dinner drink at the bar, oysters, hamachi appetizers were perfect. We had kobi beef and venison for our mains. Everything was perfect as expected.

vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Very disappointed.
The food was just ok and given that the prices were outrageous, it was a letdown.
I picked a bottle of wine from the menu (I believe it was around $350). When I ordered it from the Sommelier, he talked me out of it and suggested another wine. I should have asked the price but he kept saying “in that price point”. When the bill came, I saw it was $550! And honestly...i didn’t even care for it.

vipjeninlagunabeach (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food and service. Best restaurant in Laguna Beach.

vip1234 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

My favorite restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. My girlfriend and I try to dine here at least once a year. The food and service are outstanding and the view, especially at sunset is breathtaking

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Our waiter, Saul, was AMAZING (!!!!!)
He truly made our experience perfect.
The food was good— great tasting and well crafted.

CatherineC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Absolutely the most incredible meal I've ever had with the most impeccable service I've ever experienced and I'm from NY! This is a restaurant for food & wine connoisseurs! Although to share this experience with our young adult children will forever be our most cherished Christmas meal together. Oh and the views are stunning.

DrJenny (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

This was easily the best food, drinks, service, and restaurant we have ever had .

OCresident (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Service was horrible. Not worth your money even with the food being great.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Every restauranteur owner would do themselves well to dine at Studio at Montage. It’s a marketing study in excellence to be experienced and learned from.

Over the years, each visit has exceeded the prior. The gourmet delicacies depicted in the photos tasted as good as it looks. Pricey, but if you’ve never experienced Wagyu beef it’s a must, but note it’s $45 per oz, 3 oz min.

Was at Studio on Saturday, just weeks before Christmas and all the decorations at Montage made for an extra enchanting romantic evening.

This is a 5-Star resturant which hasn’t lost its magic since it’s 2003 debut

Modern French cuisine with California influences

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

The only nice part of the evening was the service.. and our friends
Very disappointed
Feel like we got ripped off..