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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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17:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've had food before from great chefs - but this was really the best of all worlds. We were served family style due to our large group but we had a bit of everything that we probably wouldn't of had the chance to taste. Fish, chicken, beef - best of the best. Molten chocolate cake for dessert- can't get any... More 

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

We had a great time hosting your group at Stonehill Tavern. Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you're in our neighborhood! All the best, Ryan Callahan More 

Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am an admittedly a tough critic of restaurants. But I honestly can't find any flaws at Stonehill. I've eaten there about 6 times, and it's better each time. If you want flawless service, perfect food, and beautiful environment, I recommend Stonehill. The price of dinner is quite affordable as well.

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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 write about us on TripAdvisor. We're thrilled you enjoy our food and service. We take a lot of passion in our craft. Come back soon! All the best, Ryan Callahan General Manager More 

hawaii
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Stonehill Tavern. We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with Zack. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Ryan Callahan More 

Anaheim, California
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214 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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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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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190 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

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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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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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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