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California bistro at Montage Laguna Beach.


Breakfast Mon.-Fri., Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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The Loft, Laguna Beach, CA

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The Loft Restaurant Review

: Casual gourmet perfectly describes The Loft, which occupies the fourth floor of Laguna Beach’s hippest and perhaps most beautiful hotel, Montage Laguna Beach. This California bistro serves up breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, along with a spectacular ocean view. As for seating, choose from the outdoor patio or the main dining room. Chef Joosung Lee, who was formerly with SoCal properties like Montage Beverly Hills and The Ritz-Carlton, Pasadena, oversees an approachable dinner menu marked by classically upscale mains such as a pork tomahawk, rib-eye or Icelandic salmon. A meal at The Loft is also about cheese, with more than 100 artisanal options, along with hard-to-find honeys and other accoutrements. If you wish, the dining room's sommelier can guide you through selecting any wine by the glass or bottle, or pair each course with pours from all over the world. Guests and locals can indulge in breakfast items like house-smoked salmon during the week, or brunch fare on the weekends, among it lobster eggs Benedict.

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