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Monarch Bay Club

1 Monarch Beach Resort (Niguel Rd.) Send to Phone
949-234-3200 | Menu
OC’s most exclusive private on-the-beach club with surf butlers, a lounge and both casual and fine dining.

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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
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Monarch Bay Club, Dana Point, CA

Monarch Bay Club Restaurant Review

: Most Orange County residents don't know this beach restaurant exists. That's because only guests of the adjacent Monarch Beach Resort can dine here, alongside those who own homes in pricey Monarch Bay. The exclusive beach club includes a bar and a lovely outdoor patio with sweeping views of craggy cliffs and south Laguna’s coastline. As pretentious as that may sound, the venue is actually rather laid back, with beach-goers, families and singles at the bar or gathering for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch in the main dining room, which boasts tasteful décor and floor-to-ceiling windows that show off the sparkling Pacific. Current chef Joosung Lee oversees the menu, emphasizing seafood and meats --- think saké-glazed albacore tataki; chili-glazed black cod with rock shrimp dumpling and baby bok choy; bone-in pork chop with a pomegranate-balsamic glaze; and a boneless New York steak with warm arugula-peewee potato salad. The wine list, taken from the resort’s collection, is impressive and largely sourced from France and California.



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