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.

Seafood Discovery

This 5-course journey showcases seafood from various coastal regions of California, taking you through the diverse waters along the Golden State’s shoreline. Available through July.

Before Sunset

Savor the sophisticated cuisine of Stonehill Tavern with an elegant, three-course prix fixe menu.

An Evening with Michael – July 1st

Enjoy an evening of cocktails and canapes with celebrated Chef Michael Mina featuring canapes, actions stations, a champagne sabering and an exclusive Japanese whiskey tasting.

Contact Information

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

Did You Know?

Stonehill Tavern presents a wine selection of more than 400 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 Tastes of the Ocean discovery menu will thrill food lovers as Chef Raj takes them on a journey down the West Coast, from Pacific Northwest down to California’s Central coast and Baja peninsula. This six course tasting menu includes Cayucos abalone, Channel Island uni, Morro Bay sablefish and pristine blueback salmon, among others. Available through July 2015.
This dish is a great way to make a simple refreshing composed salad while utilizing cauliflower and grapes from the local farmers market. The original dish wash inspired when we first started getting in Tasmanian Ocean Trout in to the USA in 2001.

Additional Questions

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

Special Offer

Swing & Savor
Tee off with one round of golf per person, a $100 food & beverage credit, and luxurious overnight accommodations.

St. Regis Monarch Beach is a Forbes Five-Star Resort

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