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.View Private Dining Details
Food and Service was really good like always
Seating outside was very nice
Thank you very much
We sat in the smaller patio for a low key anniversary dinner. The staff was outstanding with special touches for the occasion. Nothing on the menu has ever disappointed in ten years of visits. Being in the small patio, our time was quiet for a non-rushed, two hour dining experience during a comfortable, springtime sunset and balmy evening. When we were leaving, the bar seemed very Lively and active, but it did not impact the quiet dining that we desired. So if you like the bar scene, people seemed to be enjoying themselves at that part of the restaurant.
Spent a wonderful afternoon celebrating our friend's 70th birthday in a beautiful quiet location with excellent food and service! Will definitely be back!
The food and the people at The Loft were fabulous! We were there last Sunday for brunch; we sat outside and enjoyed the view of the spectacular pool and blue ocean. Our waiter was very helpful and kind. The place is kept up to par, we walked around the premises afterwards. Just a delight for a Sunday afternoon!
Service was outstanding and the view was gorgeous. My sons and I celebrating my wife’s birthday. Just the view was well worth the pricy menu. The food was acceptable but very pricy. Would go again for the view and service but maybe for appetizers and drinks.
I have been a regular for years at The Studio, they were closed so we decided to give The Loft a try and I'm so happy we did! Service and food were both fabulous and the view beyond compare. Ask for a table on e outside deck and you won't be disappointed. I would highly recommend The Loft to all persons who enjoy excellent food and service, not to mention a beautiful setting.
Second time in a week, and it was just as good as before...a healthy mix of seafood and vegetables cooked to perfection...superb meal and experience....again!
Easter Sunday. They went above and beyond to keep the kids entertained!
Hot date. Great place to meet
We visit from the U.K. once a year and always try to eat at The Loft.
It is a beautiful setting and service is as professional and as good as you would want. Patrick, assisted by Alec, looked after us superbly. Friendly, attentive and joined in with our humour.
The food is superb and the sommelier was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
If you can get a table then go.
All staff was extremely professional. Restaurant is very nice however there were many people dressed poorly and with children running around the restaurant which took my opinion down quite a bit. Restaurant has fine dining dishes and charges fine dining prices however the ambience is comparable to a chain restaurant. I requested outdoor seating which was not accommodated, and made a note on the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday which was also overlooked.
A fabulous Lunch topped off by onme of the best desserts I have ever eaten. The Citris Crème Brulee with citris foam, orange etc...honestly unbelievably fabulous. Highly recommend it. Obviously their dessert chef is outstanding!
Dinner took three hours and both orders of the ribeye were tough. We asked our server to please expedite our meal to no avail. While the setting was beautiful our bill was almost $600 for 6 people and we ordered very little wine. I have always enjoyed the Montage and the staff - not this time. I even called the manager of the Loft and left a voicemail message which was never returned. This is only my second negative review of a restaurant on open table.
Great view and food was outstanding. Service was average.
We loved the view the food and the top notch service. Will go back to The Loft again.
Perhaps the best duck I’ve ever had. Perfect in every way. Quite expensive but not really a surprise. Luxurious.
Finally got my siblings together for a nice sunset dinner. Unfortunately it rained but dinner was fantastic. Food and service was top notch.
The Pork Belly en Crôute wasn't only worth dying for, but could be worth killing for. I wouldn't suggest you doing this with your date though (that would contradict your reason for being there with this person). Instead, plan on taking out a neighboring table.
All kidding aside, the food here isn't just well-presented. It tastes as good as it looks. This says much considering the effort put into their minimalist but effective presentations.
The ambiance was fantastic. This was in part to good parenting of our table neighbors, which was obvious by how well-behaved the children were. If your kids act like spoiled neanderthal prepubescents, then please don't bring them here. PLEASE! This place doesn't need to be ruined by something the staff here isn't responsible for.
Speaking of, the staff is what really made this place shine. The busboy, Juan, had more etiquette, food knowledge and professionalism than most servers and hostesses of other restaurants I've visited. Our waiter Jeff was superb for all the same reasons. As was the rest of the staff.
My only bad thing would be about the hostess to locate our reservation when we arrived - they had an attitude and were not friendly at all.
My husband and I have been to the Loft before; we like to go on special occasions. This time, we were celebrating our 10year anniversary! It’s been rated the Montage’s 2nd best restaurant, but we’d rate it 1st!
The whole restaurant looks over the ocean, and if you plan it right, it’s the best spot to catch the sunset. I’ve never been when it’s “busy”. In my experience it’s quite quiet. This last time it got a bit noisy right before we left, but only because a large group had arrived to celebrate something.
The food is reasonably priced, for an upscale restaurant in Laguna. It’s one of those menus that doesn’t seem impressive, but totally “Wow”s you when you are served and eat it. The bread basket is actually one of my favorite things, which of course, isn’t really something you go to a restaurant for, but this one is awesome. The scallops, sea bass, and New York are great. The salad and soups are delicious. The vegetable sides are a must; especially the brussel sprouts! The dessert isn’t my favorite, but doesn’t disappoint.
The service is impeccable! This time we had a young man named Jesse. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and specials, and was super attentive to our needs. He even payed for our Parking, so nice! Every time we’ve come we’ve had such amazing service. You can tell they pride themselves in that.
All around this is an amazing restaurant and I highly recommend it!!
Service was very slow for some reason, had to wait probably 30min or so before we could order. It got better after that.
Excellent food , service & view. Love it here and look forward to the next time. Thank you!
Magnificent service! Sean and Roccio’s attention to our table was over the top. The food was superb, the ambiance very nice although a little noisy.
Very much on our top ten in coastal Orange County.
I did not know that there is a renovation going on. So we sat at a more casual area. There food was not what I should have paid for. Maybe I will go back when the remodel is finished. It was very unprofessional that time. The server was great and did his best. The valet service was up to the great standards I'm accustomed to.
The Montage is remodeling so the access to the restaurant was a bit awkward. It also had stairs as the only access point for a person with a walker - challenging even if it is two steps. They could have build a ramp to make it for easy access for all. The Duck Main course - could have been a lot tastier and the server could have asked how I liked it. Mine arrived rare and gamey. Not a good combination but my dogs liked it. Entree price about $50 felt high but the service standards and the view are outstanding. We left at about 8pm and the Loft was very loud with a large party. Not intimate or quiet dining. It was also drafty and cold. Some of their ocean front windows were stuck open.
We enjoyed everything about our brunch. Everyone got something different and loved it. Can’t beat the view. Excellent service too!
My wife and I had such a great time celebrating a belated Valentine's day at our recent trip to the Loft. The staff there was so incredibly kind, professional and gracious; they made our experience even better. We offered to move tables (we were a couple at a table of four) when we saw the waiters trying to accommodate all the parties that were coming in, and the staff were so sweet and genuine in expressing their gratitude. We don't get to dine out at places like this often, but we definitely can't wait for the opportunity to come back and experience the INCREDIBLE food again. The bartenders here also make a great Old-Fashioned, which is my go-to drink. I don't often find a place where they make it right, but they definitely do at the Loft. Thank you all again for the great experience and we hope to be back soon!
amazing fine food however very pricey (our Charcuterie was 47.00 for very small portions)
We all love the place, the food, the service. The servers treat us a friends.
It is Montage after all! You can get great views depending on your table and time of day.
It’s a bit pricey. There are other options close by.
Our experience with the staff and to the food was really lovely. Also, Chris on the music was just phenomenal.
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!
Wonderful service from Stephen. Pork shoulder with hominy baked in chili verde!
Food and views are beautiful. Service is terribly disappointing. We waited for about 25 minutes before anyone took our drink order. I should have realized at this point that the service was bad - but I like to give the benefit of doubt.
We were on a mother/daughter double date, and we have a tradition where we get virgin drinks (fun fancy drinks) that are overly garnished. So, like 1000 times before, I ask the waiter to put garnishes on our two virgin piña colada, mango smoothie and berry smooth. First - ZERO GARNISHES. I mean, how easy is it to throw a little strawberry on the glass to make our day?
I never mentioned the error. What bothered me, is that neither did the waiter. He was no more concerned with his failure to do a simple task, than he was to provide any other excellent service.
Oh, and in case you fail to read the details of the "smoothies," like we did, they are blended grass, kale, and other excellent healthy choices - there is a time for everything. Brunch and workout smoothies are not on the same clock for me.
I expected more from the Montage.
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.
Amazing view, great food and service. I'd recommend this to anyone looking to have called memorable night out, no matter the occasion.
Service was terrible. Food was great.
Overpriced and very limited menu. Bad service. Restaurant and hotel was dated. Doesn’t compare to Monarch Beach Resort - go there instead.
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.
Excellent service. The staff is well trained thoroughly by Montage. They are knowledgeable, efficient, and guided by a sense of pride that is unmatched.