Studio at Montage Laguna Beach Scores with L.A. Times; L.A. Mag Feels Split on Westside Tavern

Eva Restaurant
Eva Restaurant

• A “happy combination of setting, great food, polished service and deep wine list makes Studio at Montage one of the region’s true destination restaurants, ” writes S. Irene Virbila, again enjoying a hotel restaurant, at Studio at Montage Laguna Beach. [L.A. Times]

• “If Westside Tavern is to surpass the standards set by similar restaurants, it will need to nail the must-have dishes,” writes Los Angeles Magazine, torn between Warren Schwartz’ dishes that work wonderfully and those that don’t. [L.A. Magazine]

• “At Eva, the staff is so nice, and so accommodating, you get the feeling that they’d burp your baby,” so says Jonathan Gold on non-relation Mark Gold’s new restaurant, while also digging the Sunday family dinners. [L.A. Weekly]

• “If you want to eat at Samba you have to do it for the sheer love of meat,” says Shindler, on South Bay’s Brazilian colossal with a view, Samba. [Daily Breeze]