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“Elegant yes, but this is the Montage after all”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Loft

The Loft
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Ranked #26 of 169 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Montage Resort Drive & South Pacific Coast Highway
Van Nuys
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Elegant yes, but this is the Montage after all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Great food, excellent wine list and perfect service. Then there's the view. All combined to make an excellent experience. A must see destination

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Awesome egg white custom omelet with veggies and insane Chiliquilies (sp), yummy banana bread great champagne!

Visited June 2014
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Jackson, Wyoming, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Is worth just going for the cheese”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

We heard about the cheese board they serve and certainly can't missed it when visiting Laguna Beach. The cheese sommelier was very attentive to ask some questions about what we prefer and she put together a selection of cheese pairing with wine to start our evening. It was delicious and we end up just eating cheese and only a soup for dinner. Satisfying! Cheese lover, don't miss it.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank KellyPeterson
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Overrated and pretentious”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

We're staying at the Montage for a month and stayed here for a few weeks three years ago.

Loft has deteriorated.

A ludicrous "show off" wine list with hundreds of bottles at several hundred/thousands of dollars but few in the late tens/early hundreds.

The food was tasteless and overhyped.

This is a place whose menu writer wants a literary prize - Faroe Islands Scottish salmon ...... hmmm. Faroe Islands are an autonomous country within the kingdom of Denmark ...... Scotland isn't ..... at least not for now!

Sea scallops ....... is that as an alternative to the non-existent freshwater scallop?

It's claptrap.

Strangely the staff sat us in a corner facing the ocean - except as it was 9pm and pitch dark outside all we could see was an upright piece of wood and glass reflecting us in it. They had done it to everyone. Someone needs to tell them that at night you can't see the Ocean and it's at least interesting to look at other people in a restaurant than in the naughty corner.

They made a song and dance of their average bread.

We hate Badoit - the rigmarole for them to go to another restaurant in the resort for San Pellegrino was weird - it took twenty minutes.

The hierarchy of waiters is annoying. One to serve, one to ask if all is OK etc.

It's just nothing like as good as it thinks it is.

We ate there about 5 days ago ...... and have no recollection of what we ate such was its averageness.

Visited May 2014
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MauricioSouzaDoR, Director of Rooms at The Loft, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Thank you for being our guest at Montage Laguna Beach and for dining at The Loft. I appreciate you expressing your concerns and would like to formally apologize to you for an experience that lacked in several aspects. Please respond to the private message I sent you – I look forward to hearing from you.

Respectfully,

Mauricio Souza
Director of Rooms
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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“pricey but gorgeous”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

dinner entrees were $35-45. The food was delicious,but I have had the same quality for less. The braised short ribs were a bit too salted. The oysters were delicious and the charcuterie plate presentation and food were on spot. We have been here twice, but I think I have exhausted my own interest in the small menu choices and will not return. If my husband ever wears pants on vacation we will try their other restaurant:)

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Kristin B
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