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TOP 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.
Studio

Chef Craig Strong A dining area at Studio in Laguna Beach

Studio
Chef Craig Strong
Laguna Beach, CA

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Even after a change in chefs, the delightful Studio at the Montage Laguna Beach resort remains on our Top 40 list. It helps when the new chef is as talented as Craig Strong, a familiar face to Southern California fine-dining enthusiasts, as he helmed The Dining Room at Pasadena's The Ritz-Carlton and The Langham Huntington, Pasadena for many years. Strong is a playful whiz in the kitchen, composing definitive bites of modern Cal-Med-influenced food. Strong does his own pastry, too.


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