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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YH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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
245 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

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.

PS
Los Angeles
440 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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

SD
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, atmosphere very nice and good service.

SB
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DC
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

L
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

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

MK
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and incredible view!

DM
Orange County
61 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
174 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

MS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Only issue was obnoxiously loud drunks all around.

c
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date night or family get together. The outside patio view is amazing at sunset.

J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the view was breath taking. Make sure you get a table outside.....

BS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambience amazing views phenomenal customer service!

JB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good but not for the price. Server was excellent but took forever for our food to come out.

TC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The drinks were more beautiful than Angelina Jolie, the view is to die for, and the food is worth gaining 200 lbs for.

LK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was excellent and I booked two weeks in advance for our 30th wedding anniversary. Other than the noisy table next to us, on the patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean (hard to believe in such an upscale restaurant like this, other guests would think that talking very loudly is acceptable. Our server was stellar and very attentive to our needs, even surprising us with an anniversary dessert, inscribed in chocolate congratulating us. I would highly recommend The Loft due to superior service!

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Poor service from the waiter

D
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, and view. Couldn't ask for more

The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach
Responded on July 28, 2019

Thank you for reviewing your recent dining experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal, our service, and amazing view of the ocean! Hopefully you WILL ask for more by coming back to join us again soon! Cheers! The Loft Management Team

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R
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Would like to see more options for Sunday’s brunch. Too limited. Food and service is very good. Love the atmosphere.

The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach
Responded on July 28, 2019

Thank you for providing a review on your recent dining experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your food and service, and appreciate your feedback regarding our Sunday brunch. We will definitely take it into consideration once we revisit our menu options again in the future. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to The Loft! Cheers! The Loft Management Team

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Beautiful View

DZ
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing. An unbelievable view, excellent high class service, and great food. Located in the middle of a seaside resort community, the restaurant has a private feel to it.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. Great view!

The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach
Responded on July 28, 2019

Thank you for your review on your recent visit. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the unbelievable view of the ocean, which definitely compliments our 5-star quality food and service! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to The Loft! Cheers! The Loft Management Team

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w
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch - stopped here for the spa and ocean view. Lunch itself was a highlight. Service perfection - warm graciousness that makes you happy to be here. The food was wonderful and they accommodated an order from the breakfast menu. Would not hesitate to return

The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach
Responded on July 28, 2019

Thank you for reviewing your recent experience. We are thrilled to hear that we were able to make your birthday special! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Cheers! The Loft Management Team

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g
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

It took long before our order was taken & the food too long to make

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Would have been very good except for the screaming kids. We're parents so we understand to a point but this was excessive. Not the restaurants fault. Great meal, but we didn't like having to pay $25.00 to park just to have dinner.

The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach
Responded on July 28, 2019

Thank you for reviewing your recent experience. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and appreciate your patience regarding the little guests at a nearby table! As for valet, $25 is the standard charge for validated parking but I will definitely forward your feedback along to the resort management for consideration. There is also street parking and paid public parking available just south of the resort. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Cheers! The Loft Management

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great experience however, i have received an email from OpenTable indicating that we were a no show... We were there on time.. if you could please correct that with the hotel. We have pictures :)

Regards
Oz

LJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service and ambiance. The food was good but was hoping for more diverse choices on the menu.

The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach
Responded on July 28, 2019

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent experience. We are so happy to hear that the service was great and you enjoyed our beautiful restaurant, breath taking ocean views, and your meal! We appreciate your feedback regarding our menu diversity, and we will definitely take that into consideration as we are always looking for ways to grow and continue to retain our 5-star reputation. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit at The Loft! Cheers! The Loft Management Team

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