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The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach

4.6
1121 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Located in the oceanfront resort, Montage Laguna Beach, The Loft features stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean – the perfect backdrop for enjoying market-fresh, creative American cuisine by acclaimed Chef de Cuisine, Casey Overton with friendly, informed, and professional service. Chef Overton’s innovative signature dishes are a personal interpretation of California regional cuisine with strong influences from the Americas; other favorites also include roasted meats and seafood from the wood-burning, copper-hooded rotisserie. The interactive Cheese Gallery is a popular feature every evening with more than 150 selections for guests to enjoy. The talented fromagiers offer tasting tips and anecdotes, as well as pair cheeses with house-made accompaniments such as crackers, caramels, nuts, fruit compotes, and honeys.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 6:00am - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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(949) 715-6420
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AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Campbell
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway
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Valet Parking ($15 after Validation)
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Stunning sunsets, exhilarating ocean breezes and passion for superbly crafted food define The Loft. Tucked into the seaside resort of Montage Laguna Beach, the restaurant is a lively and sophisticated setting for savoring creative American fare by acclaimed Chef de Cuisine Casey Overton.

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4.6
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Loved it definitely will be going back there. Great for a date night with your partner. Great scenic views, definitely romantic, and exceptionally well ambience

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GaryW (Portland)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Obviously a beautiful setting and resort. Food and service were excellent but definitely pricey. If it's a special occasion or you're not concerned about the price, great place.

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vipanon (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

For a business luncheon in Laguna Beach you can't beat the Montage because it puts everyone in a great mood. The food is good and the service very attentive, as a dining experience it's almost idyllic

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
1.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We made reservations at The Loft for brunch on New Year's Day. Had my mother visiting. She loves brunch, and so I wanted to take her to a nice place. The meal was very disappointing. Although we had reservations, it took about 10 minutes to be seated. We had requested a view table, but was seated at a high-traffic table with no clear view of the beach/water. The carpet and table was dirty. Of the four meals we ordered, three arrived prepared wrong. It took about 10 minutes before our waitress came to check on us. She had two of the meals remade, which took about ten more minutes. My coffee was refilled once, although I would have liked more. It was served with no sugar, so I had to ask for it. I ordered a specialty fruit juice, but they were out of it. It took another 10-15 minutes to receive the bill..the full price bill ($135.00)..and no apology. The manager did stop by the table to apologize, and did not proactively try to compensate us for the numerous errors. My daughter said she would have had a better breakfast at Starbucks. I would not recommend this restaurant, nor do I ever plan to go back. For such a high-end hotel (The Montage), the management should be embarrassed by the quality and service provided.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

My Birthday on New Years Eve.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Food not prepared or cooked particularly well.
Ingredients missing and temperatures off.
Very expensive. But service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

We have eaten at The Loft a number of times in the past, but in the last year there has been a drop in food quality from the last experience (and also, it seems, an increase in prices). Food was only OK. Two different orders of "over-easy" eggs came out very over-cooked. The Huevos Rancheros were seriously lacking flavor--and they had no ranchero sauce. The view, however, is spectacular and the service is always quite nice--but we will probably wait some time before we dine there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service are amazing, the outdoor dining was perfect. Definitely will come back.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

So I must say this has been then best experience for myself and my group. It was my best friend 30th Birthday, we were expecting a group of 12 and sadly we were left with a group of 5. You all were so gracious to redo the table for us! Our waiter was beyond AMAZING!! Brandon you are absolutely wonderful! You took care of us with not only grace, but with knowledge of the menu! You recommend a mock tail for my friend and you were on POINT with it! You were such a delight and we will be coming back again and again because of you Brandon! The setting, the atmosphere, the service, the location was all just perfect! Thank you all again!!!

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Robbie11 (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent dining experience. Great food. Excellent service.

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