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*EDITOR'S NOTE: Chef James Boyce has left Studio to open his own restaurant in Huntsville, Alabama. (02/03/09)

James Boyce of Studio in Laguna Beach A dining area at Studio in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach, CA

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Pureness pervades the Franco-Cal-Mediterranean cookery of James Boyce. Dinner at Studio clearly underscores Boyce's total dedication to top local produce, presenting it in its most natural state. There's a top-down sincerity and commitment here that begins with Boyce and carries over to the kitchen—and beyond. Clean presentations and a pristine cliff-side view do not compete for attention, but rather play off each other. With its romantic setting, fine wine cellar and talented chef, this Studio continues to churn out hits.

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