For Wine Lovers Perched atop a 50-foot bluff, Studio Restaurant at the Montage studiolagunabeach. Farmhouse chef Rich Mead, former owner and executive chef of the beloved Sage restaurant, was recently honored as Best Chef of the Year by the local Golden Foodie Awards. The dinner menu is rather extensive as well, featuring lobster bisque and red endive and arugula salad as appetizers before showcasing entrees like Alaskan Halibut, Grilled Swordfish and Roasted Duck Breast. They also have a variety of main ingredients in their cuisine. Resort Dining Showcasing sweeping views of South Laguna, the Loft at the Montage montagelagunabeach. Meanwhile, Amelia is known for her decadent pastries such as the napoleon and giant macarons in flavors like passion fruit, chocolate and caramel latte.
You will not be disappointed when you try exquisitely prepared dishes like Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Day Boat Scallops, and Filet Three Ways. Chow down on classics such as the Baja Cheeseburger or the Ostrich Burger. Extensive wine and cocktail lists are also available. Selanne Steak Tavern is situated inside the fully remodeled, landmark Laguna Cottage on the Pacific Coast Highway at Halfway Rock. Award-winning Newport Beach native Chef Craig Connole is at the helm of this kitchen, aiming to create an unforgettable culinary experience for all who visit. As will the pineapple upside-down cake with cherry wood-smoked ice cream.
Founded in 1951, Husky Boy Hamburgers is an old school drive-in style burger joint. The seafood starts to creep in on the lunch menu, with ahi poke, calamari steak, ceviche, coconut shrimp, oysters and crab cakes all listed as starters. All manner of cakes are made here, too, from tres leches to red velvet, in addition to handheld pastries like guava strudel and chocolate croissants to be enjoyed on site or taken home. Or try the mole de pollo with Jidori chicken, ancho-almond mole, onion pickle and queso fresco. Alternatively, try something from the tavern menu like American Kobe Steak Frites. You are sure to find something amazing in their impressive wine list. These elements are often combined to produce seaside gourmet restaurants filled with paintings, sculptures or well-crafted architecture.
Everything is made from the finest, freshest, local and organic ingredients. Begin the day together with yoga on the beach, then enjoy one of the town's cafes or bistros. Take a walking tour to view throughout town, then visit the array of art. The elegant bistro opened in its new spot in September, offering culinary creations that are as much a masterpiece to be enjoyed by the eyes as the palate. Make sure to visit during happy hour for discounts on wine, cocktails and the tavern menu. Savor exquisitely prepared dishes such as the Lobster Macadamia Roll, Kobe Banh Mi Sliders, Thai Basil Banana Leaf Sea Bass, or a hot bowl of Pho.
The restaurant also snagged the best cocktails honor for inspired drinks like Oaxaca This Way, made with tequila, mezcal, wild honey and finger lime tincture. Classic side dishes like heirloom carrots, creamed spinach, baked potatoes, risotto and mac and cheese provide the perfect complement to these entrees. Finish the meal off with tiramisu, bourbon vanilla bean panacotta or lemon ricotta fritters. Enjoy a romantic dinner or casual lunch on the second floor terrace dining room at Watermarc, located just south of Laguna Canyon and Main Beach. Located on Coast Highway in a vintage country cottage, French 75 Bistro french75. Jumbo lump crab and sea salt-roasted heirloom beets.
The dinner selections include English Pea Soup, Pacific Diver Scallops, Caesar Salad, Filet Mignon and Rib Eyes, but pair the main dishes with champagne beurre fondue, point reyes blue cheese gratin or even cognac peppercorn. The melding of flavors is also divine in the goat cheese fritters with ancho-cajeta sauce and red pepper aioli. Enjoy the chic, upbeat atmosphere at 230 Forest Avenue, located in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach. Among the small plates are lamb meatballs with lemon yogurt and cucumbers, smoked chicken cannelloni with foie gras sauce and sherry reduction, creamy chicken fritters, house-cured duck ham, roasted bone marrow and beef cheek toast, and braised pork belly with fermented black garlic and watermelon. Bring your beach towel and flip flops and make a day of it at The Deck, nestled between the Pacific Edge Hotel and the surf. A curated wine list and specialty cocktails can also be found. A patio is situated near an olive tree grove and a black-and-gold stone bar bridges the dining room and outdoor area.
Next for Santana: He will be opening a food hall at South Coast Plaza later this year. The historic Laguna Playhouse, founded in 1920, stages year-round performances. A menu of seasonal cuisine that has a strong California influence offers items like breakfast burritos, various eggs benedicts, fruit-accented French toast and California omelets in the morning. The menu offers prix fixe meals with optional wine pairings as well as a la carte options and brunch. Conclude your evening with a romantic picnic on the beach to catch a sunset.
Master chefs prepare the sushi and delicacies like live sweet shrimp served over ice. They also serve wood grilled edamame and okra in addition to Argentinian short ribs, baseball steak, racks of lamb and grass-fed rib eye. Wine, beer, spirits, and tasty handcrafted cocktails are also available. Cooked over a fire in an open kitchen layout, the restaurant offers a variety of unique dishes and sides. Laguna has more than 10 distinct wedding and to choose from.
Then browse the shops that line the quaint, tree-lined streets. Some of the craft cocktails are named after legendary music groups and their songs, from Strawberry Fields to Eleanor Rigby, The Weeknd and The Clash, which brings together vodka infused with tangerine and arbol chili, cilantro, vanilla, lemon and lime. For the ultimate in relaxation, make reservations at one of Laguna's full-service. They also pride themselves on their cocktails, including the vodka and passion fruit Passion Cooler and the spicy White Flag crafted with ghost chile tequila, citrus and agave. After Puesto opened in early 2017 in Los Olivos Marketplace, a second Irvine location followed almost a year later at Park Place mixed-use business center, 3311 Michelson Drive. Sake, wine, and beer are all available to quench your thirst and complete your meal. The coastal village of Laguna Beach, California, beckons visitors to a Riviera-like community defined by seven miles of beaches, a plethora of art festivals and galleries and an array of fine-dining choices.
As the sun begins to set, choose from a variety of live entertainment venues. Other dishes include grilled miso black cod, sashimi poke salad, barbecue udon or ramen, grilled king crab leg and Lobster Dynamite. We may have been taught not to play with our food, but when allowed to color outside the classic culinary lines, this team takes it to a whole new level. Also popular is the sangria, a mix of fresh fruit, wine and brandy for the red option or gin for the white version—perfect for sipping in this hip spot complete with a living wall and a large tree as focal point below a retractable roof. Another hit for the cooler months is the savory Iberico secreto pork with carrot-ginger puree. Next door is the newer Playground 2.