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The Loft Bistro Restaurant Review: Located adjacent to The Loft, but offering its own separate menu, is The Loft Bistro on the fourth floor of Montage Laguna Beach. Serving on a first-come, first-served basis, the restaurant opens its doors at 3 p.m. The space features a bar area, relaxed dining room and a veranda with heat lamps. As at the neighboring restaurant, chef Casey Overton oversees the short and simple bill of fare. Shareable starters include hamachi tartare with taro chips, heirloom tomato bisque with creamy burrata, and merguez meatballs with red pepper piperade. Main dishes range from a dry-aged burger with braised applewood bacon to shrimp scampi with bucatini and chopped tomato. Be sure to browse the selection of signature and classic cocktails, including the Aviation and Twelve Mile Limit.