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About The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach

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.

30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

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

Cross Street:
Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 715-6420

Website:
http://www.montagehotels.com/lagunabeach/dining/loft/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking ($15 after Validation)

Executive Chef:
Michael Campbell

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Waterfront (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for a Date (16)
Romantic (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Business Meals (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Seasonal (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Authentic (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 16 hours ago

Not to be missed experience. Unparalleled setting, exquisite service, and perfectly prepared dishes.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

My daughter is on a special diet and both our server and the chef were unbelievably helpful and cooperative in making her a delicious meal. Thank you again!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent food & service! Celebrating a birthday & they thoughtfully brought a nice "treat" with candle as a surprise at the end of our meal. Never felt rushed & were there about three hours.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

GREAT MEALS HAD HERE..BOTH BREAKFAST(ONE DAY BEST HASH BROWNS EVER) AND AWESOME DINNER..CRABCAKE(BEST EVER)..KIDS MEALS THE BEST TOO..
THANKS..FIVE VISITS IN THREE DAYS AT THE MONTAGE...GREAT AND FRIENDLY STAFF TOO!!!THANKS FOR A GREAT FEW DAYS..BACK TO CHICAGO AREA

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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Portland)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·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

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My Birthday on New Years Eve.

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vip
 (Orange County)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·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!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent dining experience. Great food. Excellent service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 26, 2017

we usually love it here. We came here Christmas evening.
1. unlike other restaurants, there was no warning of a prix fix menu before arriving
2. the menu, unlike their normal menu was uninspired, and out of a total of six different courses, we ranked two up to par, 3 totally uninspired including both deserts , and one just okay.
3. the service was slow as well.
Having said the above, normally the food is impeccable and so is the service, so we'll try on a non-holiday and see what happens

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The hotel is beautiful. The food and drinks were extremely overpriced but we chalked it up to the hotel and Laguna Beach. My meal was not good of at all. I only ate a few bites of the sea bass. My husband and son enjoyed theirs. We had a nice time but wished it would have been better for the money.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went to the loft for xmas eve brunch.The service and food were great!!!. We sat outside and the beautiful view of the ocean was fantastic!! I highly recommend !! The hotel is beautiful !!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Loved my time with my friend celebrating all that God has done in our lives in 2017.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful meal with very good service. The view is a great view of the ocean and the grounds, especially the beautiful pool.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Took a friend to the Loft for her birthday lunch. I mentioned this when I confirmed the reservation, as well as when we met the hostess to seat us. There was no recognition of my friends birthday at any time during our lunch. Not even a candle in the desert that I ordered and paid for. The service was very average. The dining room wasn't full to capacity by any means. Remodeling work is being done in the lobby, as well as in the bar area of the restaurant. No mention was made of this when I confirmed the reservation. I have always enjoyed meals at the Loft, but was very disappointed yesterday. I live nearby, so the location has always been convenient. Perhaps the restaurant was having an "off" day, and I may give them another try at some point. But at the level of prices charged, there are many other options with excellent service and cuisine.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I had the brunch burger. It was absolutely the best burger I have ever eaten. Service was extraordinary. Our food was served to order and piping hit. Incredible view from the balcony where we dined.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great location!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fish & Chips were Outstanding!
Crispy skin on my salmon and salad was excellent!
Great meal!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great Orange County staple! Amazing food, great service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and service, very accommodating. Price reasonable

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

In the past I have given this restaurant five stars.
But this time I cannot do that.
Because the service was terrible. We arrived and were seated immediately. The server came over took our order of drinks and hors d’oeuvres and disappeared. We waited 36 minutes for our drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
The server was sorry and comped our drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
We didn’t come to this restaurant to be comped for anything . What we came for was good service and good food. I don’t know how we were overlook ed and ignored for so long . I am totally surprised at this restaurant.

Tags: Disabled Access, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Unfortunately this restaurant isn't the same caliber of food or overall level of restaurant that it used to be. It is really the hotel's version of a cafe but masked by a menu with sophisticated categories. Dine anywhere in the heart of Laguna for more original offerings that require ever changing originality, technique, local flavor and food pride. The restaurant is VERY loud after 5pm. If someone in your party has a hearing aid, this is definitely not your place. I felt so bad for the couple next to us that had to leave their dinner early due to the extremely loud atmosphere. You are paying for the view - in which case you can dine more reasonably, get better food and have an memorable dining experience elsewhere in Laguna.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

1st class restaurant!!! Perfect in every way. The loft made my wife's birthday something to remember. We arrived early, watched the sun set from the beautiful grounds, then went into the loft for cocktails and dinner. I'll return to this spot for sure!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A perfect special occasion restaurant. The view is fantastic and the service impeccable. It's nice to enjoy a cocktail in the resort lobby before or after dinner, making it feel like a full experience evening. I far prefer it to the Studio, also located on the grounds. I find the atmosphere better, and the prices more reasonable. We'll always be loyal clients.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Limited menu.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful! My mom has a severe bug allergy and they were so accommodating and made her feel comfortable and safe with the food she was eating.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great view of the ocean, great food and service - expensive but worth it for all you get.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The location, view and property are spectacular.
Food is good, way overpriced. But you pay it because of the view. Service is wonderful. But $7 for a plain coffee and $10 for a cappuccino is robbery.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Not as good as my previous two meals at LOFT. A bit overpriced for what I received food wise.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great view with excellent food selections. Definitely a special event place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

FLAWLESS AS ALWAYS! I am a local, and it is my favorite to take someone from out of town. How can you miss??? Amazing fantastic view to rival anywhere, imaginative and wonderful food, great wine choices, and fabulous service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We did not expect to be served a breakfast menu at lunchtime at 12:00 pm. Service was frustratingly slow, we had to look for our server every time, felt like he deserted us or was overly committed? We’ve dined at the Loft many times before and never had such a disappointing experience. Don’t know what changed?

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great view and loved the ambience of the restaurant. The staff was kind and friendly. Service was great! However, the food wasn't the best. It wasn't bad it just fell far below my expectations. My husband and I shared a steak and all we could taste was the sauce. It was drenched in sauce so you couldn't even taste the steak and the same with our crispy brussell sprouts, all you could taste was sauce. Our Caesar salad and charcuterie board were the stars in our dining experience which is sad because the steak should've been. Far overpriced for the quality!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Service and ambiance were impeccable as usual. We arrived early and had mimosas in the lobby bar (along with delicious complimentary bar snacks) and enjoyed the breathtaking views before heading to The Loft for a birthday breakfast. Menu is not extensive but everything is an upgraded version of itself. Best asparagus I’ve had - cooked and seasoned perfectly. Perfect eggs, luxurious Hollandaise, fat slices of Canadian bacon that, again, were the best slices of Canadian bacon I’ve eaten. You can’t choose a better place for a special occasion. Everything about the experience makes you feel special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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