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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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17:00 - 22:00
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Aliso Viejo, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptional food, service, wine and overall experience. We had the tasting menu and it was divine. The service never missed an opportunity to cater to our every need and desire. I had special requests and all were met gratiously. Their candied almonds are so good I had to request more.

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Thank Suzannette2015
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind regards about your recent experience at Studio restaurant. We are pleased that you felt well accommodated by our staff and hope to welcome you back very soon. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

Coto de Caza, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 table was a delight. We wanted a bottle of wine, but didn't want to spend... More 

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Thank Hitta M
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this review

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 mentions to the team. We hope to welcome you back to Montage Laguna Beach and... More 

Anaheim, California
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211 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 to the restaurant from the hotel lobby at night is a little tricky. You go... More 

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Thank Burnie D
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this review

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 to welcome you back in the near future. Respectfully, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

Malibu, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 accompaniment of uber-slimy okra left a lot to be desired. I offered this feedback to... More 

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

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 More 

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197 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 recommendations were second to none and the meal and each of its elements were truly... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Berkeley, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?