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Studio

30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4221
+1 866-271-6953
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
French, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4221
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11 - 20 of 313 reviews

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Had my birthday dinner here and it was PERFECTION!!! From the minute we walked in, we experienced the absolute best customer service anyone could ask for. We were seated at a table with an amazing view of the water. Every person who came to the...More

1  Thank Hitta M
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

We appreciate you taking the time to share a review of your dining experience at Studio restaurant and choosing to celebrate your birthday with us. We are so pleased that you felt well taken care of by the Studio staff and will share your kind...More

Reviewed 11 December 2016

Studio at the Laguna Beach Montage is fine dining with the price to match but for a special occasion it is great. You get to the Montage and you must valet park, however, the Studio will comp your parking so it only costs a tip.Getting...More

1  Thank Burnie D
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Thank you for sharing a kind review about your recent dining experience at Studio restaurant; we will share your mentions with the team. We are so pleased that your group enjoyed Chef Strong's culinary offerings and had a pleasant and memorable evening. We sincerely hope...More

Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I had high hopes at the warm welcome when I walked in. The service was lovely, attentive, kind and caring. The bread - yum. Zinfandel - delicious. The $25 under-dressed plate of frisee and dried pears - ho hum. The $60 fatty lamb with an...More

1  Thank goodfoodloverz
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2016

Thank you for sharing a review of your dining experience at Studio restaurant. We are disheartened to hear that elements of your meal did not meet your expectations. Please view the private message I have sent. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director

Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Studio is perfect every time we go. The food is a 10, as is the service, and the view is as good as to gets in the number 4 rated small city in America.

Thank TonyFi18
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Credit to the chef, the staff and the spectacular service provided by Jamie. Our experience was brilliant from the beginning. Jamie our server literally took us on a journey and really made this a very memorable experience for my wife and I. Her knowledge and...More

Thank DrinkswKarl
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Rude staff at check in. Complained to other staff regarding the bad treatment. He said, "Don't worry, the food will make up for it." No. No, it won't. You can't be an exceptional restaurant with that type of attitude and that type of staff. Unfortunate,...More

1  Thank CapHillTraveller
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

We appreciate you taking the time to share a review of your recent dining experience at Studio. We apologize that you felt mistreated during before your meal as we strive to treat our guests with respect and graciousness. We would like to speak with you...More

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Food was a bit over priced for the quality , dishes were adequate size and flavor was average at best. Great property and a very attentive staff .

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I painstakingly planned my friends 50th birthday party for twelve people, hoping to make it special and memorable. I reserved a table for twelve at the Studio at Montage and contacted the restaurant several times to guarantee a flawless night, first by requesting special attention...More

Thank RebeccaTravels
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

Thank you for choosing to celebrate such a special occasion with us and for sharing a review of your dining experience at Studio. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our ocean view setting and your group enjoyed the culinary offerings. However, we are disheartened to...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Superb elegant service Wonderful creative delicious food soup like polenta with egg yolk Serrano ham and truffles =so good Wagu beef good portion with excellent bordelaise sauce I could go on but every dish hit the mark

Thank Leonard G
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Took a group to Studio had the most innovative and delicious drinks created by our bar tender. Than onto the kitchen for a very hands on awesome culinary delight of gnocchi and appetizers and dessert. The view outside is perfect and too bad Montage does...More

Thank crater55
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

We appreciate you sharing a review of your recent meal at Studio. We are thrilled that you appreciated the hands on work from the Studio culinary team and hope to welcome you back for another dining experience very soon. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director

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DolphinTam
Do you have an area for large groups? I am looking for a dinner venue for a business dinner of about 22 people.
10 June 2015|
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Response from Rick_Riess | Property representative |
Thank you for considering Studio for your business gathering. Our Catering team arranges reservations for larger parties and they would be more than happy to reach out to you to further discuss the event details. Will you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4221
    (Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 866-271-6953
  • E-mail
Description
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. Since its debut in early 2003, Studio at Montage Laguna Beach has become a culinary destination for discerning gourmands and oenophiles alike. Set on an oceanfront bluff in the artistic village of Laguna Beach, Studio is designed to captivate the senses. 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.
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