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Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant

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Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar, American
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1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Formerly Stonehill Tavern)
+1 949-234-3318
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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hawaii
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Anaheim, California
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211 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food and staff. Located inside the Monarch Beach Resort, which is great to drop into for a cocktail. Probably an occasion destination, but well worth the cost.

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Thank DCM374
Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for joining us at Stonehill Tavern. We're thrilled you enjoyed our food and service team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Ryan Callahan More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant, welcoming and friendly. Food was very good with perfect service. Hard to fault this restaurant.

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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 the kind review and compliments. Join us again soon! All the best, Ryan Callahan More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While staying at the Monarch Beach resort we took the opportunity to eat at the Stonehill Tavern. It was quite enjoyable with many well designed menu items. We had nice gnocchi starter, which was excellent. I had the Colorado Lamb Shank, which was good combination although the sauce was definitely too salty. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed for the 2nd/3rd... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We had a very fine meal here. The endive salad was very creative and tasty. The foie gras was tasty, but tiny. The lobster pot pies really were good, but I wish we had asked how much they cost--I figured around $50. They were $85 each. I guess when you order lobster, you should know the restaurant is going to... More 

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

Hello, We're thrilled you enjoyed the endive salad, foie gras and lobster pot pie. Thank you for taking the time to review your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Best, Ryan Callahan More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed a celebratory dinner at Stonehill Tavern. Started with oysters paired with a Nor Cal (Iron Horse) sparkling wine, actually preceded by an amuse bouche of soup, then seasonal endive salad, foie gras paired with late harvest riesling and then bone-in rib eye with seasonal white truffle risotto paired with an usual red wine. Staff was very knowledgeable, attentive... 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 review your experience with us at Stonehill Tavern. The details of your review are appreciated. We love what we do and couldn't be happier that you celebrated with us. Join us again soon! All the best, Ryan Callahan More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We went for my husband's birthday and had a very good meal. The service was outstanding. We started with the tuna tartare which was delicious but not one of the best tina tartares we've had. We did have to get it re-made because there was a raw quail egg on top of the tuna which was not in the menu... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The food was absolutely off the charts, We had the Filet and the Black Cod and they were prepared perfectly.. My only negative is the deserts and it is not only this restaurant but others, they are just getting to fancy with their deserts.. I'm so over the deconstructed fade.. I WANT a constructed pumpkin cheesecake..

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

Hello! We're thrilled you enjoyed the Filet and Black Cod. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review. Please joins us again soon! All the best, Ryan Callahan 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar, American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 (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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