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The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach

4.5
1137 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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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
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Phone number
(949) 715-6420
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AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Campbell
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway
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Parking details
Valet Parking ($15 after Validation)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

amazing fine food however very pricey (our Charcuterie was 47.00 for very small portions)

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We all love the place, the food, the service. The servers treat us a friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Our experience with the staff and to the food was really lovely. Also, Chris on the music was just phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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!

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vipSteve123 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful service from Stephen. Pork shoulder with hominy baked in chili verde!

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vipFlawLESS (Indiana)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing view, great food and service. I'd recommend this to anyone looking to have called memorable night out, no matter the occasion.

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christianm (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was terrible. Food was great.

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RichardAndersen (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Overpriced and very limited menu. Bad service. Restaurant and hotel was dated. Doesn’t compare to Monarch Beach Resort - go there instead.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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Jimstreks (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent service. The staff is well trained thoroughly by Montage. They are knowledgeable, efficient, and guided by a sense of pride that is unmatched.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a wonderful evening understanding The Loft was also the temporary Lobby Bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

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

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Sandykat (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

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!

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NormaC (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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vipLOVETOEATOUT (Chicago)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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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GaryW (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 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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vipanon (New York Area)
4.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
1.0  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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