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Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant

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Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar, American
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1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Formerly Stonehill Tavern)
+1 949-234-3318
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17:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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Reno, Nevada
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was absolutely off the charts, We had the Filet and the Black Cod and they were prepared perfectly.. My only negative is the deserts and it is not only this restaurant but others, they are just getting to fancy with their deserts.. I'm so over the deconstructed fade.. I WANT a constructed pumpkin cheesecake..

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Thank nvlandguy
Columbia, South Carolina
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying at the Monarch Beach Resort, I had dinner at Stonehill Tavern. The food was outstanding. The service was also outstanding. You need to have reservations. The prices are high, but the food is worht it.

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Thank smitty237
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having an intimate birthday dinner here is indeed a special treat. First off, the environment here is beautiful. Cocktails: Life of Eloise. Just order this. Now the food: Note: Their menu changes every 3-4 months. Appetizer: 1. Ahi tuna tartare - This is a wonderful beginning to your dining journey. 2. Locale kale Caesar salad - Balanced Caesar salad without... More 

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Thank Eugene W
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I've been to a few different Michael Mina restaurants, and this is by far my favorite! From the fresh seafood to the views of the Ocean, this is one unforgettable meal. Request outdoor seating if the weather permits. You won't regret it.

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Thank CallowayMama5858
La Grange, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We ate here the first night upon recommendation. Wonderful--a must to dine here. Pricey but great food.

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Thank Karen7898386
California
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142 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I'm picky, cranky, spoiled and hard to please. That said, The new Chef Alan Mardonovich, is superb. Stonewall Tavern is blessed to have him, and there is no hyperbole in stating that fact. In my last eight meals here in a two month period, each amuse bouche, appetizer and entree was outstanding. Beautiful presentation, efficient and personable service, high quality... More 

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Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Stonehill Tavern. We appreciate your kind words and detailed notes on our food. We agree, Chef Alan is one of the best! We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Stonehill Tavern Team More 

Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great menu from start to finish. We celebrated our 35 Anniversary there and they made our evening extra special. Outdoor seating too!!

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Thank Neal F
Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for celebrating your anniversary with us. Congratulations again on 35 years! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Ryan Callahan More 

Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

As with this hotel and restaurant staff were fantastic. Food was delicious and our party of 3, myself, husband and son enjoyed it immensely. Wine was expensive, probably about 25% to 30% more than I am used to paying for the same quality

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Thank Mabelle46
Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with Stonehill Tavern. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us both in the restaurant and the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Ryan Callahan More 

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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Although overall food was good, the fish for main course was served cold and the waiter was asked to fix the issue. Moreover, the waiter brought the bill of $400, and after I had given him my credit card, the new bill to be signed appeared to be $626. The waiter acknowledged the mistake but did not even apologized. Unforgivable... More 

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San Diego
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband and I had an unforgettable anniversary dinner. The tasting menu paired with wine was perfect. From the starters to the entrees and desserts we were completely blown away. We had a lovely table outside with a stunning view. Knowing it was our anniversary Ryan made sure our our evening was special from the start. Thomas our server was... More 

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Thank EllenSD
Stonehill T, General Manager at Stonehill Tavern , A Michael Mina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us! We're quite proud of the tasting menu and love that you enjoyed the experience with paired wines. Thomas and Paul are both incredible at what they do. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! All the best, Ryan Callahan General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar, American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Formerly Stonehill Tavern)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-234-3318
Description
STONEHILL TAVERN at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point offers modern American cuisine focusing on seasonal ingredients and elegant tavern fare with twists on home-style favorites. The menu showcases the restaurant's strong relationships with local farmers with offerings of California coastal vegetables, as well as local and seasonal seafood specialties.

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