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30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4221 (Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway)
+1 866-271-6953
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Las Vegas
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Views- amazing, Restaurant Ambience- Relaxed Luxury, Drinks- good, Food- Ok, Prices- High. Avoid the Lobster Bisque- its awful. The menu is small and the portion sizes are even smaller. Be prepared to order room service after you eat here.

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Thank travelman1973
MauricioSouzaDoR, Director of Rooms at Studio, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Studio at Montage Laguna Beach. I appreciate your feedback and regret that the restaurant did not meet your expectations. Please respond to the private message I sent you as I would like to formally apologize to you and discuss the concerns you brought up. Respectfully, Mauricio Souza Director of Rooms More 

Houston, Texas
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145 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Views, service and location are great but what really sets this place apart is the food. Everything we had was great but the Japanese wagyu was PHENOMENAL! We went for my birthday celebration and I couldn't have had a better birthday meal. Super romantic and classy. This is one of the best restaurants I've had the pleasure of dining at.

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Thank travelbirds0809
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

I have had dinner here a few times, and each time I have had a perfect experience. The setting - especially before sundown - is unforgettable. On a point directly on the ocean, the view is pristine and unobstructed; the sense of "relaxation" is ubiquitous. Save time for a cocktail by the fire pit before dinner. When dining, request a... More 

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Pasadena, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Maybe best location in all of the South Coast. Great food and service to match. Easier to get a tabe for lunch.

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Thank Yankee1988
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129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Anytime I dine at a restaurant with a spectacular location, the thoughts cross my mind, "Am I paying for the location only and will the food just be average?" I was most pleased to experience an exquisite dinner with beautiful scenery at The Studio. My one and only complaint involved our reservation. We made a reservation for an outdoor table... More 

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MauricioSouzaDoR, Director of Rooms at Studio, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Studio Montage Laguna Beach. I am delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience and am furthermore pleased to learn that our staff provided excellent service to you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and look forward to greeting you as our guest again in the near future. Gratefully, Mauricio Souza Director of Rooms More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I attended a company dinner at this restaurant at the chef's table. While I can't comment on the pricing, I can on all other aspects. Restaurant is located at the hotel, right near the water with amazing views, no matter which way you are looking, out at the ocean or back towards the mountains. We had a 6 course sampling... More 

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San Clemente, California
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195 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Located in the Montage Hotel, the Studio restaurant serves the best modern French cuisine in Orange County. The ocean view is magnificent.

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Maryland
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Five stars for the view, the location, the grounds and the fact that others at the table thought the food was not that bad, and the service was attentive. One star for my food. Averages out to 2 and a half stars, rounded up to 3 because the drinks were good. Honestly, I don't know how they keep getting those... More 

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Thank MarylandDani
ToddOrlichGM, General Manager at Studio, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Studio at Montage Laguna Beach. Would you please respond to the private response I’ve sent you? I would like to further discuss the matter you’ve brought up. Respectfully, Todd Orlich General Manager More 

Orange County, CA
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Montage, and decided to eat at Studio. We are locals and have been to Studio many times before, but must say this is one of our most memorable experiences. We had reservations at 630, and were promptly seated. Our server, Joe, promptly greeted us and offered us cocktails and champagne. After receiving our... More 

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Thank rkmoy
ToddOrlichGM, General Manager at Studio, responded to this review

I am gratified to know that your time at Studio at Montage Laguna Beach was excellent in every way. Knowing that our efforts result in guests’ pleasant memories truly makes them worthwhile, and I will be sharing your kind comments with Joe. Thank you for staying with us and for dining at Studio – we hope to welcome you and... More 

San Clemente, California
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We went here last week for our anniversary and experienced perfect service and wonderful food. We still are talking about the oysters 2 weeks later! Our main course was lamb and John Dory which were both excellent.

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Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
French, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?