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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

Tue - Fri 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM

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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

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.8

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4.8

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4.0

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90% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (24)
Special Occasion (22)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
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Waterfront (17)
Scenic View (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Business Meals (3)
Vegan (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Casual (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 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.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and service. Best restaurant in Laguna Beach.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Organic, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 2, 2017

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

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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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