Stonehill Tavern at The St. Regis Monarch Beach is Michael Mina’s acclaimed restaurant concept, offering tavern fare in an elegant and sophisticated setting.

Guests of the Forbes Four-Star Stonehill Tavern enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience, including modern American cuisine that features seasonal ingredients and contemporary twists on classic tavern dishes. With Chef Michael Mina’s signature Lobster Pot Pie as a menu mainstay, the culinary team continuously develops new offerings using the region’s finest ingredients.


Executive Chef Raj Dixit expertly entwines the freshest, local ingredients to deliver
sophisticated  flavors, capturing the essence of Southern California.


Through cultivated relationships with the area’s finest producers and purveyors, Chef Dixit designs the menu around the finest quality ingredients in the area.


Pastry Chef Maren Henderson’s playful creations incorporate unique and distinctive ingredients to create a sweet finale.

Tomato Discovery

From an Indigo Rose Tomato Sundae to a Spicy Green Zebra Gazpacho, Chef Raj Dixit’s Tomato Discovery Tasting Menu takes you on a six-course journey showcasing a variety of tomatoes from acidic to sweet. Available through October 7th.

Dinner with Dali

A one-of-a-kind dining experience  on October 20th with an intimate wine reception followed by a five-course food and art pairing celebrating four Salvador Dali works depicting the Divine Comedy.

Contact Information

Setting: Contemporary
Consulting Chef: Michael Mina
Smoking Permitted: No
Hours of operation:
Wednesday through Sunday 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Phone: 949-234-3318

Did You Know?

Stonehill Tavern presents a wine selection of more than 900 bottles.


Raj Dixit

Executive Chef, Stonehill Tavern
Chef Raj Dixit - Stonehill Tavern

Raj Dixit, Executive Chef at Stonehill Tavern at The St. Regis Monarch Beach, is a Mission Viejo native who has returned to his hometown after working as a chef in states across the country, including New York, New Jersey and, most recently, Texas. Through all of his travels and experiences, one constant has remained true in Raj’s cooking – less is more.

After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America, Chef Raj worked at The Ryland Inn under the direction of Chef Craig Shelton – known for making the farm-to-table concept a nationwide movement, and that experience continues to shape Raj as a chef. He also served as opening chef for Dennis Foy and Chef de Cuisine for Tribeca restaurateur David Bouley, while opening his eponymous New Bouley Restaurant in New York City. Other memorable influences include his world travels, including visits to France, Japan and sojourns to Spain.

Chef Raj’s menus are a clever collaboration of the senses. He avoids cooking trends, favoring instead a minimalist approach – sourcing the freshest, seasonal ingredients and keeping them in their purest forms to maintain the flavor and integrity of the ingredients. Raj always keeps in mind the flow and presentation of the courses, so every dish tells a story.

In his time off, Chef Raj enjoys reading, listening to an eclectic mix of music and spending time with his fiancée in the Santa Ynez valley.

Details Worth Noting

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The fireside private dining room located inside Stonehill Tavern is the perfect venue for an intimate celebration or a private meeting at the grand farmhouse-style table. Parties of up to 26 in the Private Dining Room or up to 160 Full Restaurant Buy-Out.

The Tomato Discovery Menu will thrill food lovers as Chef Raj takes them on a six-course culinary journey, with tomatoes such as the Indigo Rosa and Green Zebra, to the Black Prince and Cherokee Purple. This limited-time tasting menu is available through October 7th.
This dish is a great way to make a simple refreshing summer soup, utilizing fresh Yellow Jubilee Gold Tomatoes from the local farmers market.

Additional Questions

If you have any additional questions, please call 949-234-3318.


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