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Studio Restaurant at Montage

30801 S. Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA 92651 | Laguna Beach | 949-715-6420

Location Description:

Each staff member will address you by name. When you ask where the restrooms are, a server won't just point the way; she'll happily walk you there. Leave a crumpled napkin on your chair, and you'll return to find it has been replaced with a neatly folded one on the table. On the food front, Craig Strong will cook a chef's tasting meal that completes the experience, one that will match the extravagant cost. But if we haven't mentioned the prices until now, it's because they're almost beside the point. But with the food, the atmosphere and, most of all, the service, your visit will be worth every cent.

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  • Cuisine(s): California, Fine Dining
  • Hours: Open for dinner Wed.-Sun., 6-10 p.m.
  • Price: $$$$
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Online Reservations Available
  • Parking: Meters, Valet, Validation Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Dress Code: Upscale – elegant attire and please no shorts, athletic apparel or flip-flops permitted. Jacket & tie for gentlemen are optional.
  • Extra Info: Starters, $23-$29; entrĂ©es, $43-$53; chef’s tasting menu, food only, $125-$175 per person; with wine pairings, $200-$250.
  • Features: Private Party

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