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30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4221 (Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway)
+1 866-271-6953
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Malibu, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 accompaniment of uber-slimy okra left a lot to be desired. I offered this feedback to... More 

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187 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank TonyFi18
Stamford, Connecticut
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 recommendations were second to none and the meal and each of its elements were truly... More 

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Thank DrinkswKarl
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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, because the food was good. However, the overall experience? Needs improvement.

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Thank CapHillTraveller
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this review

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 further and learn how we might better your next experience. Please view the private message... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 .

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Thank Rick S
Berkeley, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 be given to our birthday lady and then by giving them my credit card with... More 

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Thank RebeccaTravels
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this review

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 hear that elements of your evening were frustrating and disappointing. We would like to speak... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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

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Thank Leonard G
Laguna Beach
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 not open Studio up for breakfast and lunch lost opportunity for public to eat am... More 

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Thank crater55
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this review

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 More 

Los Angeles
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We just visited the Montage resort for a long weekend and were thrilled to be able to get a table at the last minute. Its location on the resort is absolutely perfect for sunset at this time of year (I'd guess most of the fall and winter), but that's just the backdrop to innovative cuisine and gracious service (along with... More 

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Thank AttyOut2Sea
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind mentions regarding your recent dining experience at Studio restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed chef Strong's inventive menu including the beet ravioli. We hope to welcome you and your husband back for another date night soon. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This is cuisine, not food. If you don't enjoy that type of thing, this may not be for you. There's molecular gastronomy, foams and the like, but nothing seems forced or ridiculous. There's a raised bed organic vegetables garden outside, and the best view of a sunset I've seen in my more than five decades on earth. The bartender is... More 

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Thank Danny K
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are pleased that you enjoyed the culinary works of Chef Strong, appreciated the creative cocktails, use of fresh vegetables from our garden and felt well accommodated by the Studio staff. We hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
French, American, International
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, 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 South Coast Highway, 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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