Motif Restaurant, Monarch Beach – Dana Point

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    St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach
    1 Monarch Beach Resort
    Dana Point, CA 92629
    949-234-3200
    Motif is an upscale resort-casual restaurant located inside the St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach. The modern décor is influenced by Mediterranean sensibilities and the restaurant offers a Euro-Californian breakfast and lunch and a more formal dinner. The menu is overseen by the resort's executive chef, Frederic Castan. The food is rather good, but perhaps the most impressive part of this restaurant is the soaring views of the blue Pacific, especially on Motif's romantic terrace. The menu leans heavily on French and Italian flavors with classic American dishes on hand like burgers and steaks. The wine list is somewhat eclectic, so ask the sommelier to pick out the best red or white to go with your meal. Sunday brunch is one of OC's best (and most pricey) with limitless premium Champagne and what seems like oceans of cheeses, charcuterie, salads, sushi, pancakes, carved meats and hot dishes.