STONEHILL TAVERN – St Regis Monarch Beach

Stonehill tavern

Here are some drool worthy pictures (sans the one of me) from my dinner last night at STONEHILL TAVERN. Nestled in the ultra posh St. Regis Resort at Monarch Beach, this restaurant has Pacific Ocean views and a chic dining space designed by the renowned Tony Chi. The young and gifted Adam Keough is the Executive Chef of STONEHILL and the food is consistently flavorful, and constantly evolving with the seasons. Perfect for a romantic weekend getaway or a power business dinner – STONEHILL TAVERN is a sure hit for many occasions. Just take a look at the photos below and you will see for yourself…   asiago cheese rolls stonehill tavern

Asiago Cheese RollsServed Warm & Absolutely Addicting

stonehill tavern michael mina

Red Grape Sangria – Just one of the many superb drinks

Stonehill Tavern Amuse Bouche 

Amuse Bouche – Salmon Parfait on Potato Cake

stonehill tavern michael mina

Amuse Bouche – Bacon Wrapped Fig with Goat Cheese

stonehill tavern michael mina

Local Farm Greens – Gorgeous example of Farm to Table

Michael Mina Trios 

Coastal Shellfish -Tasting Trio

Michael Mina Restaurants

Prawn Ceviche, Sea Bean, Lemongrass Vinaigrette

Stonehill Tavern Michael Mina


Lobster, Bacon & Shiso- Wrapped Fritter

Celebrity Chef Restaurants

Scallop, White-Corn Crepe, Coconut-Curry Broth

Mika Takeuchi

w/ Blood Orange Mimosa – Fresh Orange Juice, Sugar, Lime

ahi tuna tartare

Tuna Tartare w/Pine Nuts, Mint, Habanero-Infused Sesame Oil

Tuna Recipes

Tuna Seared; Cranberry Bean, Artichoke, Meyer Lemon

michael mina braised short ribs

Prime Short Rib w/Glazed Miripoix, Worcestershire

michael mina stonehill tavern

Oh and did I mention these come w/ a side of Potato Puree

Adam Keough Chef

Skate Wing w/ White Bean Ravioli, Lemon Basil, Golden Tomato Broth

Salt Baked Lobster 

Salt Baked Lobster – Before

Maine Lobster Celebrity Chef 

and After… w/Corn-Basil Risotto, Porcinis, Bell Pepper Emulsion

stonehill tavern michael mina dessert

Just a part of the Chocolate Pudding Duo

michael mina dessert

Strawberry Mochi, Green Tea Cream, Rhubarb Consomme

michael mina bon bons

Complimentary Bon Bons – a truly HAPPY ending!

St Regis Monarch Beach
Dana Point, CA 92629
phone – 949-234-3318

Stonehill Tavern on Urbanspoon




  1. 25/06/2009 / 10:19 am

    I’ve never been. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the gorgeous photos.

  2. alto
    25/06/2009 / 10:20 am

    Not only did this make me hungry, it made me thirsty too. The red grape sangria is calling my name.

  3. Joe
    25/06/2009 / 10:30 am

    Love the asiago cheese rolls. They are truly melt in your mouth good and as you say addicting. The problem is you have to try and not eat so many in the begininning of the meal to save room for everything else.

  4. 25/06/2009 / 11:08 am

    Mika san… these are great shots…are they from your phone cam? Not bad if so… The Bon Bons look incredible, but for me the picture of you smiling is the best one.

    Happy dining fellow foodie!
    Tommy House

  5. Brady
    25/06/2009 / 11:30 am

    The prime short rib looks amazing! Reminds me of an entree where I work upstate…

  6. Ross
    25/06/2009 / 4:21 pm

    Great pix… now, when i have no business feeling hungry, i’m feeling mad hungry! that sangria has my attention too.

    btw, this tweet makes me think Michael Mina was in the kitchen for your meal last night:

  7. foodieinfrance
    26/06/2009 / 12:01 am

    Insane Photos of the Food Mika!!!!!!!!!

  8. 26/06/2009 / 10:52 am

    I’m SO happy to see you all enjoyed these photos – majorly drool worthy, right! I always love hearing from you! Have a fabulous food filled weekend 🙂

    -Mika aka Food Fashionista

  9. 26/06/2009 / 6:14 pm

    The Scallop, White-Corn Crepe, Coconut-Curry Broth looks amazing.

  10. P. Tianoubo
    10/04/2011 / 5:07 am

    The material of your respective web-site is incredibly helpful, as well as the layout of it truly is wonderful, also. Thank you for your details.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *