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Stonehill Tavern

One Monarch Beach Resort (Niguel Rd.) Send to Phone
949-234-3200, 800-722-1543 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Michael Mina's contemporary style and innovative cuisine at the celebrity chef's venue at Monarch Beach Resort.   Chef Michael Mina was GAYOT's 2011 Best Restaurateur in the US

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Stonehill Tavern, Dana Point, CA

Stonehill Tavern Restaurant Review

: Michael Mina is known for making a big statement with his modern American food, something that he has accomplished with aplomb in Orange County. Located in the Italianesque Monarch Beach Resort, Stonehill Tavern has a posh, contemporary interior with glassed-in booths --- like something out of a James Bond film --- warm woods and a romantic vibe. Executive chef Alan Mardonovich oversees a menu full of Mina signature Stonehill dishes, such as the lobster potpie. In addition, the offerings boast starters ranging from classic Hudson Valley foie gras to progressive delights like the sweet potato gnocchi with Spanish chorizo and shrimp dumpling. Mains are highlighted by a quintet of classic steak cuts and a rather good duo of Hokkaido sea scallops and pork belly served with curry cashew butter. Mascarpone cheesecake with lavender caramel and a root beer float with sassafras ice cream provide tempting ways to end your meal. The restaurant also features a seasonal multi-course tasting menu with the option of wine pairing. The wine list notes selections from around the world, including several rare and pricey labels. Service is topnotch, making it a good place to dine with family and friends or impress clients.



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