I’ve been coming to The Loft every since moving to Orange County. It has such a lovely view of the pool and Pacific Ocean. I used to get this tagliatelle pasta dish all the time and my husband would get this coffee crusted steak. The rub was so good they would sell it (maybe they still do!) We used to be treated like royalty there. Often times they would give us a treat to take home after dinner. I am not sure if there is a new chef or what changed but it is not as awesome as it used to be. After kids I started going here with my friend for lunches instead of dinner. I am not sure if that has anything to do with the experience not being as good. My friend is vegan and would usually ask the chef to prepare something for her. The hotel is obviously able to make something vegan but for some reason at our last visit, the chef supposedly refused. My friend was stuck ordering hummus while I stuffed my face. The Montage is a jewel in OC and I am not knocking the hotel. I can’t say I won’t ever go back but I am disappointed in the quality of service lately.
30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651