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.View Private Dining Details
amazing food. Treat yourself! Wagyu beef, good wine, great cocktails. Ambience is luxurious. Best dining experience in Laguna.
Studio at Montage is very special in every way. Selections from both tasting menus and the a la carte menu can be combined, and some courses can be ordered as either appetizer or main course size. Every effort is made to accommodate the customer. Tables and the overall setting allow for private conversations; the noise level is low. The servers are very helpful and efficient.
Fabulous! Food first class. Service first class. Atmosphere superb!
One word...Spectacular! I would highly recommend Studio for any occasion.
So amazing! The view on the outside patio was phenomenal. We were sat at 5:15 and the sun was setting just as our beverages hit our lips. The FOH staff was top notch! We did the tasting menu which was incredible and perfectly paired with wines by the sommelier. Saul, Patrick and the bartender Richard gave excellent recommendations on not only the food and beverage but after dinner activities as well. They brought us for a tour of the kitchen and we met the Chef who gave us a quick history of the kitchen. All in all, an amazing experience.
When I googled fine dining for a special occasion Studio turned up on all the lists so I braced my wallet and made the reservation. Open table only allowed me 5:45pm time although I wanted later so I was pleasantly surprised when the concierge confirmed my reservation and had no issue with me pushing to a more reasonable arrival time. The place was almost empty at 7pm so not sure that that was about. The meal was excellent – 5 stars to the chef and his team. Now for the mystery: when my wife asked the sommelier to recommend a chardonnay she was 100% wrong the 1st time, almost OK on the 2nd time from what we were told was an "open bottle”. We mentioned we would not have more than 2 glasses. Fast forward to paying the bill and viola: the entire “open” bottle charged. Now we probably did drink more than 2 glasses but it was done clandestinely with refills from a carafe. Very strange and unusual. All however forgiven with the memory of a world class cuisine experience.
Fabulous view, food, wine list, and service. One of the best restaurants in the US, period. Certainly one of the best views also. Great service, creative menu.
OUR MAIN WAITER WAS GREAT .. FRIENDLY AND OVERALL VERY NICE
GREAT VIEW / THE SUNSET WAS GREAT
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very good service. View at sunset is romantic. Good food
Delicate and esquisite food, excellent service, nice setting. Expensive wine list.
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.
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.
Excellent food and service. Best restaurant in Laguna Beach.
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
Our waiter, Saul, was AMAZING (!!!!!)
He truly made our experience perfect.
The food was good— great tasting and well crafted.
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.
This was easily the best food, drinks, service, and restaurant we have ever had .
Service was horrible. Not worth your money even with the food being great.
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 only nice part of the evening was the service.. and our friends
Feel like we got ripped off..
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)
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.
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!
Fantastic! The best ever! Waiters were so professional and nice. Love how they open the front doors for you when arriving.
The most underwhelming tasting menu I have ever experienced at one of the highest price points.
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!
Very nice, but very expensive 450 for 2 people !
Nice view , Romantic , great food , good for date ! Everything good ! love it !
unbelievable view of sunset. Service was the spot on. Very expensive. but overall a great experience. Would highly recommend.
It's an interesting experience. Quite unique and has a beautiful view