Bourbon Steak Monarch Beach
Location: Dana Point, CA
Type: Renovation / Restaurant & Bar
Size: 5500 sq ft
When approached by Chef Michael Mina to remodel the existing Stonehill Tavern at Monarch Beach Resort, the challenge was clear: update the concept of the old school steakhouse to fit within the newly remodeled coastal resort. Referencing John Wayne, an original resident of the community, the goal was to create a space where the “man’s-man” would feel comfortable sipping a scotch, but would also appeal to the ladies who lunch of Orange County. The result is a light, open concept, that embraces the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean with a modern, coastal palette. Traditional wood paneling, rich leathers, and menswear fabrics all herald the classic steakhouse but have been softened for that Southern California vibe.