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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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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Milano
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was my first time in this restaurant. The location is wonderful with panoramic view on the ocean. I tried the tasting menu with wine pairing and it was an astonishing experience: extraordinary cuisine! The service is perfect too. It really deserve a visit.

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Thank daniele58Milano
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing a review about your recent meal at Studio restaurant. We are pleased that you were able to take in the sweeping ocean views over dinner and felt well taken care of by our staff. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

Newport Beach, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my boyfriend to the Montage to celebrate his retirement from 32 years as an aerospace engineer. The resort, room and spa were luxurious as usual, but this restaurant fell short! I ordered the sea bass from the ala carte menu and my boyfriend ordered a Wagu beef steak (was over $200 for just the 6 oz. steak which... More 

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Thank Julie L
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this review

We appreciate you choosing to celebrate this special occasion with us and for taking the time to share a review about your recent dining experience at Studio restaurant. We are disheartened to hear that elements of your evening were disappointing and would like the opportunity to speak with you further. Please view the private message I have sent. Sincerely, Rick... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate as a group from a work function and were thoroughly impressed.The menu is broad and we were able to take any dish from the tasting menu despite us wanting to eat a la carte. Venison was delicious, Crab risotto and home made lobster fettuccine perfect. The chocolate globe with salted caramel ice cream inside imploding as they pour... More 

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Thank JohnVLaw
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 restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed Chef Strong's culinary offerings including the restaurant's extensive wine list. We hope to welcome you back to Studio and Montage Laguna Beach very soon. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

Wailuku, Hawaii
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely elegant and perfectly prepared meal. My husband and I had a very special holiday meal here--a three hour, multi-course affair. The risotto with fresh truffle flown in from Perigord was UNBELIEVABLE--and our waiter treated us to a "heavy shave" :-) Beautiful setting. Just amazing in every way.

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Thank Marnie33
Rick_Riess, Manager at Studio, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to celebrate with Studio restaurant and Montage Laguna Beach. We are so pleased that you enjoyed Chef Strong's culinary offerings and hope to welcome you and your husband back for future celebrations. Sincerely, Rick Riess Managing Director More 

Aliso Viejo, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 25 December 2016 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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214 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Level Contributor
197 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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Thank TonyFi18
Stamford, Connecticut
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?