From the moment you step out of your car, the Montage goes out of its way to accommodate, even stepping out of the walkway to wish you a “Good evening” as you meander down the path to Craig Strong’s dining room. While it may be a formal experience, your server will remind you that the kitchen is more than able to assist with dining preferences. All this plus a perfect sunset view equate to a fine meal.
30801 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, (949) 715-6030; www.montagehotels.com/lagunabeach.
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