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Best French Restaurants in the U.S.

Laguna Beach, CA

Studio, Laguna Beach, CA

The Montage Laguna Beach resort is an ode to the sophisticated California lifestyle, and the French cuisine with California influences works wonderfully well at Studio. Chef de cuisine Benjamin Martinek carries forth the restaurant's exacting tradition of exquisitely plated dishes whose balanced composition draws inspiration from the best ingredients the world over.

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