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Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant

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1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629-4085 (Formerly Stonehill Tavern)
+1 949-234-3318
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Wed - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stay on the grounds of the resort instead of venturing out. It was a lovely meal. I started with the Coleman Farms Lettuce and main was Morro Bay Black Cod. No pics but the cod was delicious, so fresh! Dessert was marscapone cheesecake - yummy! We were also given 4 mini ice cream cones. Service was good... More 

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Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for the kind review. We are so happy you decided to stay on property and enjoy the food and service at Stonehill Tavern. Our team looks forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Ryan Callahan More 

California
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152 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I usually dine here once a week. Service is excellent across the board, from the hostess to the managers, to the bussing staff to the waiter named Metro. They remember what I like, and Chef Alan M. goes out of his way to cater to my 24-hours-in-advance- off-the-menu requests. Food is usually excellent quality, and the filet mignon incredibly tender... More 

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Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of Stonehill Tavern. We love welcoming you in weekly and enjoy preparing off-the-menu items for you each time. Our Chef and cooks welcome the challenge. I am sorry you have experienced inconsistency over the past several weeks of dining with us. I look forward to the next time... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

No visit to Dana Point without a meal at this fantastic restaurant. The quality of both the meal and the service were superb.

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Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for reviewing Stonehill Tavern on TripAdvisor! We appreciate you taking the time and for the kind words. Our team looks forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Ryan Callahan General Manager More 

Miami, Florida
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is amazing. Had the Jidori chicken and it was by far the best chicken dish I ever had. Dessert was great too. The thing that made this restaurant even better was the service was amazing.

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Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, We agree - the Chicken is unbelievable! So much flavor. We're glad you enjoyed the service as well. Please join us again soon! All the best, Ryan Callahan General Manager More 

Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner with a large group. Food was great. Filet Minion was perfectly seasoned. Staff is very efficient.

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Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about Stonehill Tavern on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled you enjoyed both the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Ryan Callahan General Manager More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I've had food before from great chefs - but this was really the best of all worlds. We were served family style due to our large group but we had a bit of everything that we probably wouldn't of had the chance to taste. Fish, chicken, beef - best of the best. Molten chocolate cake for dessert- can't get any... More 

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Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

We had a great time hosting your group at Stonehill Tavern. Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you're in our neighborhood! All the best, Ryan Callahan More 

Los Angeles
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I am an admittedly a tough critic of restaurants. But I honestly can't find any flaws at Stonehill. I've eaten there about 6 times, and it's better each time. If you want flawless service, perfect food, and beautiful environment, I recommend Stonehill. The price of dinner is quite affordable as well.

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Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write about us on TripAdvisor. We're thrilled you enjoy our food and service. We take a lot of passion in our craft. Come back soon! All the best, Ryan Callahan General Manager More 

hawaii
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We anticipated enjoying an evening at Stonehill Tavern for what was a special occasion, however we experienced quite disappointing service. The hostess staff however, was incredibly warm, genuine and should be commended. Upon arrival on a Friday at 5:30pm were were greeted with smiles and seated. Spirits were selected and presented, a la carte menu was discussed, there was no... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The food here is exquisite as is the setting and the direct service. The hostess, however, was not well trained, but our waiter, Zack, was superb. The prices are a bit outrageous ($80 for rib eye), but well worth the price for the total experience. The chef served up some sample appetizers and dessert that was just delicious and a... More 

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Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Stonehill Tavern. We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with Zack. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Ryan Callahan More 

Anaheim, California
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218 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were seated at 5:30 as they opened next to a window facing the ocean and we were able to see the last of that days sunset. We choose the tasting menu. We started with the Scallop Crudo, caviar, toasted hazelnut, pomegranate vinaigrette. This was excellent. Next was the Langoustine A La Plancha, Dungeness crab flan, pumpkin, spiced pepita. Also... More 

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Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for celebrating your Anniversary with us. We know there are many options and it's our pleasure to serve you. We are thrilled you enjoyed the tasting menu and pairings. Thank you for taking the time to provide detailed descriptions. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Ryan Callahan More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629-4085 (Formerly Stonehill Tavern)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-234-3318
Description
STONEHILL TAVERN at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point offers modern American cuisine focusing on seasonal ingredients and elegant tavern fare with twists on home-style favorites. The menu showcases the restaurant's strong relationships with local farmers with offerings of California coastal vegetables, as well as local and seasonal seafood specialties.

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