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About Studio at Montage Laguna Beach
With a panoramic oceanfront location and modern French cuisine with California influences, Studio is the portrait of beachside indulgence. A refined and inventive menu reflects masterful attention to detail accented with an elegant, creative touch. Ocean breezes, panoramic views and lush landscapes create a refreshing sense of place at the water’s edge and a fitting backdrop for the shared enjoyment of fine food and wine. Menus include à la carte selections of starters, entrées, cheeses and desserts; and a six-course seasonal prix-fixe Chef’s Tasting Menu. The wine list includes more than 2,200 wine labels, an extensive menu of wines-by-the-glass and suggested wine pairings for each dish. Small plates are also offered at the communal table and the turn-of-the-century bar.
Please note that Studio’s dress code does not permit shorts, tennis shoes, open-toed shoes, athletic or beach wear.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Contemporary French, Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking ($15 after Validation)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For the most cherished celebrations, only private dining will do. Montage Laguna Beach offers a variety of ways to combine the finest Southern California cuisine with an ambiance of complete comfort, privacy and impeccable service.
For the most cherished celebrations, only private dining will do. Studio at Montage Laguna Beach provides a plethora of opportunities to combine the finest Southern California cuisine with elegant comfort and impeccable service.
Studio at Montage Laguna Beach Ratings and Reviews
extraordinary dinner on Sunday. food, service, wine, and atmosphere fantastic. I just recently retired from 35 years in the hospitality/restaurant industry, and this is simply one of the best experiences I have had. It is the whole package. Bartender, I believe his name wad Richard was great at offering genuine hospitality.
Food as always was outstanding. However, the service was very slow. We arrive on time for our 5:45pm reservation and didn't get out till 9:15! Too long even for their fine dining.
Wine sommelier told us how we should handle our wine that we brought instead of asking us. A bit arrogant. Will still return and hope that the service is up to it's normal excellence.
Outstanding restaurant! The Studio has it all, great view of the Pacific Ocean, excellent service (Roger our waiter, and Gary the Sommelier were fantastic), and the food.... well we had chilled oysters, and baby heirloom tomato salad for appetizers; sautéed sea bass, Alaskan halibut and duck breast for our entrees, all were presented beautifully and cooked to our specific requests. One special treat was a second course of a small sampling for our table of Japanese Wagyu Kobe steak, served with pasta and topped with fresh Australian black winter truffles, this was truly outstanding, and an unforgettable addition to a splendid meal. We were celebrating our son's birthday and Daniel was delighted!
This was a beautiful restaraunt with very good food and very good service. Unfortunately, there was a wedding reception with a band and loud partying right next to us. We were hoping for a nice quiet evening with our adult children. That atmosphere really took away from the experience.
We are among the lucky ones. We live in Dana Point and can always enjoy the Studio for birthday and anniversary celebrations for family, friends and, of course, us!! We have traveled to more than 150 countries and frequent Europe. Studio is among our top five restaurants in the world. Yes, we LOVE IT!!
We had a wonderful dining experience. Our waiter was excellent, and fun. The other wait staff were also quite knowledgeable and attentive. The chef prepared an extra appetizer for us to try as well as a special plate of desserts to leave with. Overall, each person who took care of us made it very special. I would recommend it highly.
I love trying the sparkling drinks, the sauteed sea bass is amazing, the alaskan halibut is so good so as the chilled oysters and charred octopus, the house recommended dessert, Guanaja Chocolate Sphere was very good also the Dulcey Ganache Carrot Cake. Everything taste amazing.
This is a special place. The view of the ocean is gorgeous, the service is outstanding, the ambiance is elegant and classy and modern and the food was amazing. My husband ordered the olive oil poached salmon and I order the duck. Everything was perfectly cooked. Desserts were also amazing. The prices are high but you get what you pay for if you want a special night. I will definitely return!
Everything I put in my mouth from the before dinner drinks to the espresso afterwards was delicious. The waiters were present and then mysteriously absent until you needed them again. Everyone was polite while not pretentious. I could not ask for a better dining experience. We will be back!
We had such an amazing time here!!!! The service was outstanding, as the staff was so friendly and personable. They were also accommodating (allergy), and so knowledgeable on the menu as well as the wines! We did the tasting menu with wine pairings and it was so fun to hear the descriptions and details of everything we ate. We enjoyed it so much and look forward to our next visit! It was my husband's birthday and he said it was the PERFECT place to spend it!
The dining experience here is top notch, the staff - very attentive, the view - spectacular, wine list - extensive, the food - incredible! Everything is here for a special evening celebration. It is on the very High price end, one dish we ordered was just silly expensive, an heirloom melon "salad" which was delicious and so pretty, but seriously, it's marble sized melon balls and a small portion at that for $28... There was a black truffle risotto "evening special" that was beyond delicious, essentially everything our table of 4 ordered was exceptional!
We had a very enjoyable birthday celebration evening, topped off with a beautiful complimentary strawberry mouse cake for our guest of honor.
My wife and I were celebrating our 26th anniversary. We got a nice table with a scenic view of the Pacific Ocean.
We ordered a la carte and everything was exceptional, service was impecable as well.
My wife started with the lobster and vegetable soup, both presentation and taste was amazing. For main course my wife had the Alaskan Halibut, it was cooked to perfection and she finished with the carrot cake, it was topped with creme fraiche ice cream that was to die for.
I had the hamachi as an appetizer with olive oil butter, Serrano chiles and epazote, which I had with a glass of Pierre Gimonet champagne. My second course was the oxtail risotto with kale, it was very tasty, and I had the duck breast as my main course which was perfectly seasoned.
Last course I had a cheese plate, paired with a glass of tokai 5 puttynios.
Thank you staff at studio, we had an amazing evening.
Studio is our favorite all-around restaurant in Orange County worthy of these fire stars and at least two Michelin stars if ever their inspectors happen come into Orange County one day. The restaurant has even improved since our last visit a few years back. Service is impeccable: all wait-staff and dining room help perfectly attired and attentive while not hovering continuously. The food is innovative, very fresh, flavorful and visibly appealing. The quality wine list is extensive. And, of course, the killer view cannot be beat anywhere. The consistent presence of Che Craig Strong and the flawless service of the dining room staff are key to the ongoing success of this great restaurant.
Magnificent! The vista from your table is breathtaking, especially sunset over the Pacific. The service at the restaurant is impeccable... attentive, courteous, helpful. For instance, I'd inquired about a single malt scotch I happen to like quite a bit that didn't appear on the beverage list. An assistant manager uncovered it at the bar, brought it to the table to show me the bottle, apologized for it not being listed (totally unnecessary), and promptly served me a much-appreciated tasting of my favorite. Our server could not have been more pleasant, and I think we probably had no less than a dozen workers providing some level of service at one time or another. And it wasn't over the top... they were respectful and their timing and work quite appropriate. As for our meals, they were both outstanding. Each of us went with an appetizer and a seafood dish, and they were scrumptious. Top it off with a complimentary anniversary dessert, and we agreed this was one of the finest dining experiences we'd ever had. Well done!
My husband and I enjoyed an evening out at the Studio Restaurant at the Montage in Laguna just a few evenings ago celebration a birthday. Service was top and the tasting menu & wine pairing was simply to die for! Every dish was prepared to perfection and explained to the finest detail, then enjoyed overlooking the ocean...Fantastic!!!
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