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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

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Quiet

82% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (35)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Special Occasion (21)
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Good for a Date (19)
Waterfront (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Great for Lunch (12)
Romantic (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (7)
Healthy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Groups (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Brunch was excellent as were the service .My compliments to the chef for the snow crab Benedict .Nothing short of perfection .

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Booked in advance online and mentioned it was a special occasion- was thrilled when we got a fantastic table outdoors. Great ambiance, tasty food, attentive service. An exceptional spot for a memorable occasion.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always the Loft at The Montage does not disappoint. It is our go to place for all celebrations. The food, the service, and the view are all amazing and top notch!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on November 1, 2017

From the moment we arrived it felt very special. A beautiful place with stunning views out to the open ocean.
Breakfast was great with excellent choice. Yes it is a little on the pricey side but worth it for the experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 31, 2017

You will feel very pampered at this beautiful, ocean view restaurant in this gorgeous hotel. Valet parking is free when you dine in the hotel.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Wonderful place the best wings I've ever had. We Always dine here and the hotel is just so beautiful and their lavash was amazing

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Romantic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food and service with a beautiful coastal view overlooking South Laguna Beach. Table was set with delicious basket of assorted fresh breads and soft butter... Very good. Wife and I split a Caesar Salad, prepared with light dressing just as we requested. .. Excellent. Her Sea Bass was perfectly cooked and my Japanese Sea Scallops, although only four in total, were perhaps the best I've ever had... sweet, meaty and succulent. The complimentary Wedding Anniversary cake was a nice touch for dessert. Only problem I had with meal was the $35 corkage fee. Many restaurants these days waive the fee, particularly if it's a special occasion, or at most charge $20. Fee to me was excessive, but overall dining experience was wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2017

You couldn't choose a more beautiful setting in the area. Sweeping views, a relaxing ambiance, and wonderful service. We enjoyed our afternoon here very much.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We enjoyed our night, celebrated my wife's birthday there. The view was amazing and the food was very good not great considering the price. However, we enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

This has to be one of the most spectacular settings on the California coast! We were lucky to be there on a gorgeous, clear day and our outdoor table was wonderful. Service was great and we all enjoyed our lunch. I would love to see the chef come up with a more extensive lunch menu, but we all left happy and satisfied. If you are not staying at the hotel, I recommend that you take a stroll along the lovely coastline in front of the property.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This place is the best. It doesn't get much better. Great food, environment, and epic service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, People Watching, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We had a fantastic table for 2 on the patio, with a magnificent view for my daughter's birthday celebration. Our waiter was terrific; service over the top; and a delicious birthday surprise for a grand finale!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Delicious, beautiful, great service. Exactly what was needed today.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Birthday
Love the location, love the view, love the food!
Service was impeccable and everything went so smooth.
Such a pleasant and relaxing dinner we had for my birthday!

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

The occasion was a business lunch with a colleague from Australia. We arrived on time and had to wait to be seated. We were seated and the placemat in front of me was dirty. Our oysters on the half shell were served without proper cutlery. This isn't normal. Disappointing.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My wife and I have been to the loft for various occasions, but the service and food quality is lacking overall and has progressively gotten worse.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We did not enjoy our experience. Although we loved the view, the cocktails in the bar were truly awful. Literally, the worst cocktails we had ever tasted. The food was good, but, given the exorbitant prices, it should have been transcendent. The waiter tried to push wines on us that were not on the menu and far above our price point and then treated us with condescension when we chose one from the menu. Screaming children throughout dinner. Finally, we were surprised at the end of the evening with a $15 valet parking fee, which no one had mentioned to us when we left the car or when we were dining. An expensive evening that left a bad taste in our mouths.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Best Brunch! The food was amazing. The view was incredible and our service was off the charts. Thank you for a great meal. We will be back!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The service was excellent, thank you. The food was very very good. Nice ocean view from the veranda. Pricey but good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

IT WAS POORLY DECORATED, DARK AND FURNITURE HAD SPOTS , FELT LIKE IT WAS NEGLECTED

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Nice view but average food
Service average and furniture getting old

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 29, 2017

If you love a great restaurant with gorgeous views, then I highly recommend the Loft. I took my mom here for lunch and it was a wonderful experience. The food is very good and excellent service from Catherine, Brooke and the entire staff. If you have time before or after your meal, be sure to take a walk down to the beach.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The loft is well located on the coast and you may see the ocean and the pool with all the people around taking the sun. This use to be a very select place for the wealthy crowd of Orange county, it is now quiet different, you will see people in shorts, dirty T-shirt and flip flop from all social origin. The restaurant has adjusted to that. The food is similar to the one you can see on the food channel show "Diners, drive-ins and dives", so not bad at all just not targeted at the foodies any longer. The service remains impeccable and the water is still Badoit, the best on this planet. However, I cannot recommend this place due to the unfavorable ratio price /quality, there are much better place in similar settings for similar price nowadays nearby.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Beautiful venue BUT full of screaming, unruly children who were totally out of control. We paid a pretty penny for this experience and were very disappointed that there was no control exercised to consider the experience for the other diners. Seems the parents would have been asked to remove the children, take them outside, etc. for the sake of those of us trying to enjoy our time. I felt bad for the servers as they were left to clean up food thrown on the floor, etc. by undisciplined children.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Staff was awesome! Beautiful view and food was great!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The Loft has become a must on our annual trips to OC. While the food is a little pricey, it is well worth it - excellent atmosphere, great service, great food. Be sure to go early so you can walk the beach below the pool around sunset; the waves are lit at night and it's very romantic.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The food was average. Fish dishes were over cooked. Service was good but unprofessional. Expensive relative to quality.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 22, 2017

You don't eat here for reasonable prices. Food is ok. The interior is worn, literally. It's time for an update.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The scenery from the deck at the Loft is amazing. Coupled with good food, wine and service, the experience is one worth enjoying many times over!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary at the Loft. Sat on the outdoor patio and the weather was perfect. Food is amazing and portions are good sized. We could have order one appetizer and shared and still had plenty of food. The food was also very high-quality. Overall, great, great experience with the evening sunset, food and outstanding service. Exceptional choice for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 20, 2017

good valet; good access; good view; super food, spectacular, congratulate the chefs; waiter super, great to talk to- Andrew; wine list superb; enjoyed strolling; will return & add the piano room to our night. Thank you.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great service, good food, and incredible views! Among the best patio dining venues in southern Californis!

Tags: Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent food quality & cooking skills. Very thoughtful in providing complimentary slice of cake for the birthday person.

It's a shame and scary that fire alarm was sounded and fire broke out that all guests had to evacuate.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

My boyfriend and I went to the Loft for our anniversary dinner. Everything from the food to the service was perfect. The sunset couldn't be beat either! We'll definitely be back during our next trip to OC.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Sommelier, Michelle and Server, David, along with the busboy, were excellent. All were attentive, professional and helpful.
In addition, the chef brought extra courses for us to try. The gazpacho and pasta were wonderful!!! With so much food and wine we had to take home leftovers! The mango dessert was heavenly!
Definitely a memorable anniversary! We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Dinner was fine, service was good, the view was spectacular!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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