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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.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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
Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking ($15 after Validation)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
Food and view are amazing. The noise level from the bar onto the patio where we were having our romantic Valentines experience was so loud we could barely speak and hear one another. The staff tried Ti jeep the doors closed once they noticed but it was constantly left open and gave the feeling of being in a sports bar, not a 5 star dining experience. The management should give some thought to this!
Was really excited to have dinner with a view of the ocean. Other than the breadbasket, the meal was unremarkable. The breadbasket is great--lots of choices that all taste great. Started with oysters, which were shucked abysmally. More than half of them had shell chunks that were unpleasant to find in your mouth, and they were very tiny oysters. The scallop-greens-bacon entree was nice, large scallops cooked properly. The sea bass, which isn't the thickest fish to begin with, was the thinnest piece, over cooked and dry. The wine steward offered a nice, off-menu chablis. Otherwise, service was acceptable, albeit indifferent. Ambiance issue--the heaters outside emit a high pitch noise. It didn't bother me much--I wanted to be warm--but it bothered others outside, who kept asking for heaters to be turned off. So I was freezing cold. Thank goodness for a view and bread. Unfortunately, I would not return based on this experience.
We were very disappointed with our experience at The Loft restaurant in The Montage. We have been going to that restaurant for years - but last night it appears things have changed. We were offered to select a wine from the wine list of their other more formal restaurant. Then they told us they only had one copy of that wine list in the restaurant and it was in use by another guest at the moment. 20 minutes later the wine list was brought to us. We had to wait another 20 minutes to have the wine brought to our table. We were there over 45 minutes before our order was taken. I don’t know if there has been a change in the management of the restaurant - but things were noticeably different. Such a shame. It will be awhile before we ever go back.
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
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.
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.
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!!!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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