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About Studio at Montage Laguna Beach
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.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Contemporary French, Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking ($15 after Validation)
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
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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.
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.
Studio at Montage Laguna Beach Ratings and Reviews
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
The food and service were wonderful. We were disappointed with the solemner. Three of the wines we tried to order from the wine list were not available. When asked for other recommendations, he offered wines that cost three times what we had inquired. Rather than asking what we were seeking, he seemed more motivated to sell us higher priced wines. He also copped attitude when we did not take his higher priced recommendations. Note: our “wine budget” was $200. It’s really too bad that he spoiled an otherwise wonderful dinner. We ended up picking a rather banal wine wine that you can buy at the grocery store for $40 bucks.
Superb food and service, but they totally disregarded my request for a table by the window in the premier section as we were celebrarta special day. We were shuttled to the corner looking away from the view and we were the only people in the room. Yet there were plenty of tables in the nicer section.
There's a reason a restaurant this expensive doesn't have a Michelin star. Like eating on a cruise ship or at a mediocre wedding except you are paying for an expensive dinner. Service is good, setting is nice, food is average. Not sure that makes sense at this price (or even 50% of it honestly)
This was our first visit. It was important for my wife (for me, not so much) that we really WOW our guests, and this really did the trick. From the valet, to the escorts, the delightful bartender and the staff taking care of us at our table, a wonderful assembling of very polite, competent, charming young people. The food was superb and the ride back to the lobby with Cameron piloting was very cool. We will return!
Unfortunately, since the hotel was sold a few years ago, the food has changed at both restaurants. The chef obviously goes through a lot of work to create unique dishes but they don't taste fabulous like they did a few years ago. The prices are extremely high for what you get now. They were high a few years ago but it was soooo good back then and the view is spectacular that it was special going to Studio. It's not worth it anymore. Of course the view is still amazing but we are not impressed with the food. We will not be going there for dinner for special occasions in the future.
Probably one of the top three restaurants in Orange County. We have also dined at Mina's place down the street (Stonehill Tavern) but I keep preferring the Studio. The views alone, perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific is in of itself outstanding. NB There is a bar in the restaurant which is a great place for a sunset cocktail, if you don't want to pay in excess of $100 /head for a meal.
But the main attraction is the menu and the wine cellar. There are no less than three sommeliers who service the guests (not always working the same time). The menu is 'seasonal', meaning October is truffle time, and there are many other choices.
Lovely service by knowledgeable staff complements the evening.
Was first time here and what an experience!! From the moment we walked through the hotel we been meet and greet with the host who walked us through hotel to the restaurant. She was really sweet and very welcoming. In the restaurant we been welcomed as well.... It was our wedding anniversary and every person who’s served us was so nice. The food....the wine was....unforgettable.... Thank you so much for the best experience we had at your restaurant....
extraordinary dinner on Sunday. food, service, wine, and atmosphere fantastic. I just recently retired from 35 years in the hospitality/restaurant industry, and this is simply one of the best experiences I have had. It is the whole package. Bartender, I believe his name wad Richard was great at offering genuine hospitality.
Food as always was outstanding. However, the service was very slow. We arrive on time for our 5:45pm reservation and didn't get out till 9:15! Too long even for their fine dining.
Wine sommelier told us how we should handle our wine that we brought instead of asking us. A bit arrogant. Will still return and hope that the service is up to it's normal excellence.
Outstanding restaurant! The Studio has it all, great view of the Pacific Ocean, excellent service (Roger our waiter, and Gary the Sommelier were fantastic), and the food.... well we had chilled oysters, and baby heirloom tomato salad for appetizers; sautéed sea bass, Alaskan halibut and duck breast for our entrees, all were presented beautifully and cooked to our specific requests. One special treat was a second course of a small sampling for our table of Japanese Wagyu Kobe steak, served with pasta and topped with fresh Australian black winter truffles, this was truly outstanding, and an unforgettable addition to a splendid meal. We were celebrating our son's birthday and Daniel was delighted!
This was a beautiful restaraunt with very good food and very good service. Unfortunately, there was a wedding reception with a band and loud partying right next to us. We were hoping for a nice quiet evening with our adult children. That atmosphere really took away from the experience.
We are among the lucky ones. We live in Dana Point and can always enjoy the Studio for birthday and anniversary celebrations for family, friends and, of course, us!! We have traveled to more than 150 countries and frequent Europe. Studio is among our top five restaurants in the world. Yes, we LOVE IT!!
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