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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.

30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French, Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 715-6420

Website:
http://www.studiolagunabeach.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking ($15 after Validation)

Executive Chef:
Craig Strong

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

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Sun 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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Studio at Montage Laguna Beach Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.9

ambience

4.8

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4.2

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (40)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Special Occasion (28)
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Scenic View (28)
Good for a Date (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Waterfront (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Tasting Menu (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Business Meals (5)
Authentic (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Cozy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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)

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Thank you Chef Craig for a wonderful custom tasting menu for our family. Very thoughtful. Nothing like great food and ambiance to bring a family together during the holidays. See you again soon. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your awesome team.

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·Dined 7 days ago

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!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fantastic! The best ever! Waiters were so professional and nice. Love how they open the front doors for you when arriving.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The most underwhelming tasting menu I have ever experienced at one of the highest price points.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Did the tasting menu. Everything was superb! Delicious, beautifully plated and creative dishes. One of the finest meals and service we’ve had in a beautiful special place. Very pricey but worth every penny! Kudos to the chef and all the staff!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very nice, but very expensive 450 for 2 people !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Nice view , Romantic , great food , good for date ! Everything good ! love it !

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

unbelievable view of sunset. Service was the spot on. Very expensive. but overall a great experience. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

It's an interesting experience. Quite unique and has a beautiful view

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Does not get any better than this. Wine pairing five course meal was awesome

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Tasting menu is outstanding. Joe, our table captain was terrific along with Tyler.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Hands down: amazing experience.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was good. Service was fine but a little excessive. Too high brow for me and very expensive for the experience

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fantastic meal with an unbelievable setting! Definitely worth the price. Food, service, ambiance are all 5 stars.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Studio was the best dining experience I have ever had. The food and the atmosphere was amazing

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We visit the Studio every few months and they never disappoint.The service is always fantastic and food elegantly prepared ..

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Always our favorite high end place to eat and tonight was no exception.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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....

Tags: Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 29, 2017

WOW... this is an awesome restaurant. The food is amazing but even more is the service. Now can we talk about the view? This restaurant has it all going on and is spot on!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Chef Strong and his kitchen staff make exquisite and unique dishes. Roger and his serving staff give seamless table service and the sommelier, Gary also was excellent. The Studio is the place to celebrate a special occasion or to have a romantic meal.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The service was impeccable and the food was delicious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great service and food. You get a fantastic view!
Great for a special occasion!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fabulous! Could not ask for anything better. Everything from beginning to end of meal was flawless.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Perfect, perfect, perfect, perfect, perfect, perfect, perfect!!

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Service by Roger was great. Outdoor ambience was equally great

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 6, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We enjoyed every minute of our experience at Studio at Montage Laguna Beach. The location, service and courses were wonderful! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 4, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary at the Studio. Solid place. Our friend, Gary, the sommelier, is awesome! The food is outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Dinner was absolutely great. We celebrated my son's birthday and muchneffort was made to make it special. From food to wine....exceptional!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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!!

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great atmosphere, attentive staff. Extremely expensive, good food but nothing different from 10 other restaurants in Laguna/Dana Point area, just literally 100% more expensive. I have the same view from my house, probably will not be returning...

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience. Our waiter was excellent, and fun. The other wait staff were also quite knowledgeable and attentive. The chef prepared an extra appetizer for us to try as well as a special plate of desserts to leave with. Overall, each person who took care of us made it very special. I would recommend it highly.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Business Meals, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I love trying the sparkling drinks, the sauteed sea bass is amazing, the alaskan halibut is so good so as the chilled oysters and charred octopus, the house recommended dessert, Guanaja Chocolate Sphere was very good also the Dulcey Ganache Carrot Cake. Everything taste amazing.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great service. Beautiful view. Delicious food. What more can you ask for?

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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