Studio

★★★★☆
  • 30801 Coast Hwy

    Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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  • 949-715-0350

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Laguna is a place I wont share with many (just one person, actually). Its one of my favorite places on the planet and it is swarming with delectable fare. There is, however, one incredible gem amidst the coast that stands out among the

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★★★★★

Laguna is a place I wont share with many (just one person, actually). Its one of my favorite places on the planet and it is swarming with delectable fare. There is, however, one incredible gem amidst the coast that stands out among the

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The impressions about the restaurant in the post below from melovechocolate is subjective and can certainly be shared by others but it does contain a factual error: Gayot started in 1969 with a 20 point scale and Zagat later with a 30 point scale. Therefore Gayot is not an imitator of Zagat which is a survey. Gayot uses professional reviewers, not a random sample of the population. Foodies in the know understand the differenrce between the two.

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The impressions about the restaurant in the post below from melovechocolate is subjective and can certainly be shared by others but it does contain a factual error: Gayot started in 1969 with a 20 point scale and Zagat later with a 30 point scale. Therefore Gayot is not an imitator of Zagat which is a survey. Gayot uses professional reviewers, not a random sample of the population. Foodies in the know understand the differenrce between the two.

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This is a beautiful place, the restaurant has beautiful views (make sure you request a table with a view, we got a corner, partial view) and the food is REALLY expensive for what it is. We came here because according to Gayot (Zagat imitation), this was one of the very few restaurants that earned top grade (17 out of 20--not many of those in Gayot). We were celebrating our anniversary, so we decided to splurge a bit. For our taste, the serving portion was just right, the presentation is nice, the waitpeople were very nice, very helpful, willing to please, never missed a step--our glasses were always full. The food was good, the chef tries to be creative in mixing flavors and coming up with plates that sound interesting, but the flavors don't quite blend just right..Which for this price and top expectations was disappointing. We have definitely been to several lower priced restaurants (I guess almost any other restaurant falls under that category!) that offer far more exquisitely presented and tasteful dishes than this restaurant. It was *NOT* a 17 out of 20, more like a 15 or 16 in Gayot's book. 17 has to wow you, and putting aside the package of elegance made up of a beautiful resort and view, the food doesn't deserve that high a grade. I think Marche Moderne does a far better job (as far as quality of food and taste) without the fancy resort. If you like to impress and splurge, this is a fine place, and not that the food isn't good--it is, it's just not THAT good, where you couldn't find something at least this good in a much less expensive setting. You want to impress your significant other? This is a good place for that! If you're looking for exceptional food, go somewhere else for cheaper..After this, Gayot has lost my respect, and I will not use them to find my next choice!

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★★★☆☆

This is a beautiful place, the restaurant has beautiful views (make sure you request a table with a view, we got a corner, partial view) and the food is REALLY expensive for what it is. We came here because according to Gayot (Zagat imitation), this was one of the very few restaurants that earned top grade (17 out of 20--not many of those in Gayot). We were celebrating our anniversary, so we decided to splurge a bit. For our taste, the serving portion was just right, the presentation is nice, the waitpeople were very nice, very helpful, willing to please, never missed a step--our glasses were always full. The food was good, the chef tries to be creative in mixing flavors and coming up with plates that sound interesting, but the flavors don't quite blend just right..Which for this price and top expectations was disappointing. We have definitely been to several lower priced restaurants (I guess almost any other restaurant falls under that category!) that offer far more exquisitely presented and tasteful dishes than this restaurant. It was *NOT* a 17 out of 20, more like a 15 or 16 in Gayot's book. 17 has to wow you, and putting aside the package of elegance made up of a beautiful resort and view, the food doesn't deserve that high a grade. I think Marche Moderne does a far better job (as far as quality of food and taste) without the fancy resort. If you like to impress and splurge, this is a fine place, and not that the food isn't good--it is, it's just not THAT good, where you couldn't find something at least this good in a much less expensive setting. You want to impress your significant other? This is a good place for that! If you're looking for exceptional food, go somewhere else for cheaper..After this, Gayot has lost my respect, and I will not use them to find my next choice!

Pros: Beautiful Place, elegant ambience, great service

Cons: Overpriced food, better had elsewhere

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This restaurant has a fantastic menu,professional knowledgeable service with a
welcoming ambience & style. Consistent and a pleasure to visit. Overlooking the Pacific ocean I noticed that A leader to the front of house staff,consistent,friendly and organized with an unflappable nature. Professional in every way,takes their job seriously whilst encouraging a fun work environment. They remember you and make you want to return. Consistent and prompt service,they truly value their customers. Committed to top quality products at the best prices. Efficient and accurate. My wife and I celebrated the anniversary here. We had phenomenal time today. Being a vegetarian, I had mentioned concern regarding being a vegetarian and they amiably took care of it. My wife loved the place. It was worth the price. Thanks for making the anniversary special. I strongly recommend the place to someone who would like to get good quality food with the most courteous food. I can't wait to go back and bring my family there.

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★★★★★

This restaurant has a fantastic menu,professional knowledgeable service with a
welcoming ambience & style. Consistent and a pleasure to visit. Overlooking the Pacific ocean I noticed that A leader to the front of house staff,consistent,friendly and organized with an unflappable nature. Professional in every way,takes their job seriously whilst encouraging a fun work environment. They remember you and make you want to return. Consistent and prompt service,they truly value their customers. Committed to top quality products at the best prices. Efficient and accurate. My wife and I celebrated the anniversary here. We had phenomenal time today. Being a vegetarian, I had mentioned concern regarding being a vegetarian and they amiably took care of it. My wife loved the place. It was worth the price. Thanks for making the anniversary special. I strongly recommend the place to someone who would like to get good quality food with the most courteous food. I can't wait to go back and bring my family there.

Pros: Everything outstanding....All pros

Cons: No cons..

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I took my husband there for his 35th birthday. We made early reservations to take advantage of the patio dining and sunset. Our experience exceeded our highest expectations from the moment we arrived at valet to the end of our meal. The food was amazing, we felt like we were eating meals on Bravo's Top Chef...fresh, local ingredients, refined sauces, beautiful presentation and spectacular service. I have eaten at MANY high end restaurants but have NEVER experience customer service to the level we received at Studio. Everyting was thought of so all you had to do was enjoy your food and your company. The complementary soft cheneile blankets to keep us warm was a nice thoughtful touch and not once did we feel rushed or snubbed. Our server was funny yet professional, informative, and attentive when necessary. A must do if you want to spend a wonderful evening with friends, loved ones and get TOP NOTCH service.

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★★★★★

I took my husband there for his 35th birthday. We made early reservations to take advantage of the patio dining and sunset. Our experience exceeded our highest expectations from the moment we arrived at valet to the end of our meal. The food was amazing, we felt like we were eating meals on Bravo's Top Chef...fresh, local ingredients, refined sauces, beautiful presentation and spectacular service. I have eaten at MANY high end restaurants but have NEVER experience customer service to the level we received at Studio. Everyting was thought of so all you had to do was enjoy your food and your company. The complementary soft cheneile blankets to keep us warm was a nice thoughtful touch and not once did we feel rushed or snubbed. Our server was funny yet professional, informative, and attentive when necessary. A must do if you want to spend a wonderful evening with friends, loved ones and get TOP NOTCH service.

Pros: Amazing view, Fantastic Service, Awesome Food

Cons: Pricey but well worth it with based on the level of service, food, and location

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went for kobe beef as apptizer , but didnt see that on the menu, had foie gras instead..tasted wonderful..
it was delicious ...we had suffle' as dessert , the best I ever had....will definitely go back again.

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★★★☆☆

went for kobe beef as apptizer , but didnt see that on the menu, had foie gras instead..tasted wonderful..
it was delicious ...we had suffle' as dessert , the best I ever had....will definitely go back again.

Pros: view / warm welcome

Cons: dont mention the special

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Poor is being more than fair to this place.
Food tasted like it was prepared well in advance, I have had better room service food.
Will NOT go again and will NOT reccommend

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★★☆☆☆

Poor is being more than fair to this place.
Food tasted like it was prepared well in advance, I have had better room service food.
Will NOT go again and will NOT reccommend

Pros: View

Cons: food

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MY wife took me there for my birthday. WOW !!!! What a surprise. ABSOLUTLY WONDERFUL, IN ALL ASPECTS !!!A++++

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★★★★★

MY wife took me there for my birthday. WOW !!!! What a surprise. ABSOLUTLY WONDERFUL, IN ALL ASPECTS !!!A++++

Cons: NO CONS

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The setting, the overall ambience, the food, and the service were all top notch and far exceeded my expectations. I read previous reviews and was concerned that I would be disappointed. I chose this place to propose to my girlfriend due to the location right on the cliffs in Laguna, and it was absolutely perfect. The food was delicious - the optimal balance of flavors and you could really enjoy the taste of all the ingredients. They knew it was a special evening for us (I let them know I was proposing and made arrangements beforehand), and they treated us like VIPs from the moment we stepped in the door. It truly felt like we had 3 people serving our table alone, and we never had to ask for a thing. My new fiance and I will be going back every year to celebrate our engagement at this wonderful place!

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★★★★★

The setting, the overall ambience, the food, and the service were all top notch and far exceeded my expectations. I read previous reviews and was concerned that I would be disappointed. I chose this place to propose to my girlfriend due to the location right on the cliffs in Laguna, and it was absolutely perfect. The food was delicious - the optimal balance of flavors and you could really enjoy the taste of all the ingredients. They knew it was a special evening for us (I let them know I was proposing and made arrangements beforehand), and they treated us like VIPs from the moment we stepped in the door. It truly felt like we had 3 people serving our table alone, and we never had to ask for a thing. My new fiance and I will be going back every year to celebrate our engagement at this wonderful place!

Pros: service, location, food

Cons: price

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The view and decor are spectacular. I wish I could say the same for the food. The dishes were either bland or too heavy. Maybe, we caught them on a bad night. never the less, will come back for another try, if only for the ambience.

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★★★☆☆

The view and decor are spectacular. I wish I could say the same for the food. The dishes were either bland or too heavy. Maybe, we caught them on a bad night. never the less, will come back for another try, if only for the ambience.

Pros: Decor, Romantic

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This was the most expensive dinner for two I've ever had - over $300! That included a very nice bottle of wine ($125), two appetizers and two entrees, no dessert and a nice tip. Portions were just the right size, however all of the food is extremely rich, and I'm not sure that necessarily makes it "good." Having eaten in bistros in Paris and trattoria's in Florence, I know that the best food doesn't have to be artery-clogging. Nonetheless this is a once-in-a-lifetime spot for most of us, and it should be tried.

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★★★☆☆

This was the most expensive dinner for two I've ever had - over $300! That included a very nice bottle of wine ($125), two appetizers and two entrees, no dessert and a nice tip. Portions were just the right size, however all of the food is extremely rich, and I'm not sure that necessarily makes it "good." Having eaten in bistros in Paris and trattoria's in Florence, I know that the best food doesn't have to be artery-clogging. Nonetheless this is a once-in-a-lifetime spot for most of us, and it should be tried.

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Studio captures the casual yet sophisticated vibe of Laguna Beach itself. The Montage Laguna Beach built Studio as a small Craftsman-style house atop a gorgeous bluff. Yes, Studio has the most enviable panoramic views of South Laguna's…

 

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