The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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 with friendly, informed, and professional service. Innovative signature dishes reflect California regional cuisine with strong influences from the Americas; other favorites also include roasted meats and seafood.
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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful and best

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service! We’ve come here for special occasions many times during the year. However corkage fee of $50 and parking of $50 no thank you, the nickel and dimeing that has occurred has really ruined this place for us! Just head on over to the Ritz Carlton down the street, great food and no gouging!

L
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were very disappointed. Although we had a waiter who was very nice and tried very hard he could not make up for the food coming out cold and the meals being served at different times. The room was full of what seemed like managers but none ever came over

OT
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic tasting food.
Superb service.
Magical moments.

DC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found the service and the food were both outstanding. I was looking for a romantic spot to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday and it couldn't have been any better. We got there early (we had reservations) and got a table with a great view. The service was just what you want: there when you want it and unobtrusive at all other times. We both enjoyed their version of an old-fashioned cocktail, and we both found it delicious. Unfortunately we were not hungry enough to try one of the appetizers and went straight to the main course. She had the salmon and I had the sea bass. Both were perfectly prepared and perfectly seasoned. We got sides of asparagus and carrots. Both were good even if the carrots could've been slightly more cooked. We will be back for another special dinner.

JW
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The evening was delightful until we had guests at the table next to us with a small child that was screaming. Perhaps there could be a designated area for people with small children. It definitely ruined the atmosphere. Fortunately it was at the end of our evening.

AB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED The Loft. Went for my Dad's birthday and everything was amazing. Our server, Brandon, was so attentive and went above and beyond to make sure we were good.

TV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was our first time dining at the Loft as it was our anniversary. We had a 6pm reservation and were seated early which was nice since it was a Saturday night. My wife had the mussels and I had the octopus as an appetizers which were both excellent. For entrees, my wife had the Filet Mignon and I had the Rib Eye steak. Both were cooked perfectly, and excellent quality. We were given a dessert to share for our anniversary, which was a nice touch. We really appreciated the fact that we were not rushed as many restaurants want to feed you and get you out the door. of course, the view was exceptional. We will definitely be going back

LD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Beautiful view!

C
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice relaxing place to have a quiet lunch (during the week). Perfect for a date or lunch with friends. Service and food is what you would expect from the Montage and the views are amazing.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Poor service. Food not worth the price.

C
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time with my beau at the montage this weekend. They do not set the bar, They are the Bar. The
Food is always good, the service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is top notch.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Overall experience was fabulous. Except for an unexpected mandatory valet fee that was incredibly over priced. Would reconsider if I was aware of this parking fee.

l
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great, friendly service starting from valet to everyone serving us. Food is delicious, cooked to perfection and a nice presentation! Thank you for the Anniversary cake. Our friends came from Encino and was very impressed and want to come back here again. The ocean view of course is gorgeous!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was incredible

KW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

It's a beautiful location, but we've had better food there at other times. Service is always great, but wasn't impressed with the food this time.

YH
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The environment is very good, especially the view of outside window.
The cup is not that clean, there’s spots on the surface.
Breakfast here is delicious but a little bit expensive.

OT
London
252 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

For our anniversary, we decided to try the ‘other dining location’ at the Montage. Definitely a more casual atmosphere. Maybe a bit too much - based on the attire of some of the patrons. The staff and food was excellent. The ocean views are great. Pricing is significantly lower than the Studio. Noise level is a bit high - due to the wood floors and the open entryway from the bar. Quiet conversations can be had by sitting near the windows. This place is much better than some of the dining options at the nearby ‘high-end resort hotels’. We will be back.

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

As is the OC, expensive and pretentious. The food was fairly standard, but views made it much better. The service was fantastic, but the value not so much. This a place to be seen and felt very hoity toity which I guess is to be expected.

PS
Los Angeles
452 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Their jidori chicken is to die for... Three thumbs (well, three chicken toes) up!!!

RP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation 3 days ago. Received an immediate confirmation and then two separate confirmations. I went to the Montage and was informed that the restaurant was closed for breakfast and lunch today and tomorrow. The Montage did not follow through to cancel all existing reservations. I expect more from a property like this. Very poor.

SD
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the meal, there were a few kids jumping around, but they were having a good time and not disturbing anyone. Food excellent, wine excellent and not overpriced. Didn’t feel rushed, service attentive. Tables and chairs could do with an upgrade to match the venue.

YL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I would, the Selection of food was not that great but what we ordered was very good.

J
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Four of us had reservations for 12:30 Sunday, August 25. We arrived early and were seated on the patio about 15 minutes before our scheduled reservation. The food was great (we ordered from the Brunch menu) as was the service. The only negative aspect of our visit was parking. When we drove up the hotel we were told there was no more valet parking available. We were sent to the small underground garage, which was already crammed full of cars looking for parking places or trying to turn around to escape the mess. We managed to turn around and eventually found a parking spot across Pacific Highway up the hill in a residential neighborhood. It seems to me that a hotel as upscale as the Montage should have ample parking for its guests--even those who come for lunch or dinner. That is certainly not the case at the Ritz-Carleton down the road. As I said, that was the only negative experience we had. I would recommend the Montage to friends, but I would warn them about the lack of adequate parking.

D
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, atmosphere very nice and good service.

SB
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great view and food was delicious. Great portions and offerings!

DC
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful venue. Food was clearly well thought out, fresh ingredients, flavor was tasty. I think in an effort to afford us relaxing time in between courses, waits were a little long. However nice experience. Looking forward to returning for a special occasion again.

f
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!!! It is one of my preferred restaurant.

L
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Incredible views.
Our go to place for our anniversary lunch.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food ok. Service outstanding. The hostess, server, all went above and beyond. Stunning views which is the reason we chose this restaurant exploring Laguna Beach while on vacation. 100% worth it for the views.

JP
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time! Our server, Maren, was absolutely wonderful! So kind and so helpful and great! The view can’t be beat and The food was amazing too! It was a perfect anniversary celebration for my husband and I!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Beautiful restaurant but horribly slow service and we didn’t get the correct order.

MK
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server Jess was great. Our shared entree, risotto with scallops took almost an hour to arrive. Jess informed us the chef did not like the way the 1st attempt came out of the oven resulting in the delay. Due to this, Jess graciously comped our three glasses of wine. We were also greeted with a glass of champagne and dessert to celebrate my wife’s birthday.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Ambience was amazing. All the food was wonderful except for the salmon which was undercooked and bland.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and incredible view!

DM
Orange County
64 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

VERY DISAPPOINTED! This was a fabulous place to eat when Chef Casey was there! But, now it's just an expensive below average restaurant.

R
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at the loft. The food was great. The service was amazing. Joshua, our waiter, was very attentive and really patient with our large group!

D
Orange County
177 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a lovely meal here. Four of us had salads with a different proteins. Very good. Service was good. View was perfect and weather amazing. Hard to beat!

JS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We were seated on time. It took 25 minutes to get a Coca Cola and a juice once we were seated. That’s only because the bus boy noticed we had been sitting so long with nothing to drink. Our server disappeared after he took our drink order and the manager next to us spent 45 minutes arranging a table and not at all aware of what was going on around him. We then placed our order for food and 45 minutes later, no food and no waiter. It wasn’t even that busy or did they appear to be understaffed, just bad service all around. 90 dollars for a breakfast that had very poor service, the food itself was not bad however, just average.

l
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent by Sean and Logan! We come here often. This time for our Anniversary. Always an awesome experience with food and service. And of course the beautiful hotel and ocean view is just gorgeous!

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