41 Ocean Restaurant
41 Ocean Restaurant
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41 Ocean Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.41ocean.com/
  • Phone: 310-879-4141x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Thursday: 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
    Friday: 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
    Saturday: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
    Sunday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

    **Happy Hour** Monday-Friday: 3:00pm-6:00pm in the Bar
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Jimmy Martinez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wine
  • Catering: We have several catering options for any size party! Please contact us: events@41ocean.com
  • Special Events: We have several Special Event options for any size party! Please contact us: events@41ocean.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Colorado
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Validated Valet Parking on Ocean Ave.
    $8 with dining validation
A word from 41 Ocean Restaurant
From the gorgeous 1920’s old California style décor, to the breathtaking ocean views and sunsets, 41 Ocean Restaurant offers the quintessential California dining experience.

The menu of renowned Chef Jimmy Martinez features California Cantina cuisine – the true essence of using only the freshest locally sourced, organic, and seasonal ingredients. The menu features an extensive ceviche bar, delectable fresh salads, and only the finest cuts of seafood and meats grilled in a cheery open kitchen and served on 500 degree cast iron skillets.

In addition to an extensive selection of California and International wines, 41 Ocean’s vintage cocktail bar is the ideal spot to savor a delicious crafted cocktail prepared by our expert mixologists.

Located at 1541 Ocean Avenue, directly across from the Santa Monica Pier, we are open to the Public for Lunch and Dinner service daily.
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41 Ocean Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • This is the third time I've
    PaliGem
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This is the third time I've been in there with friends. I was not impress this time round. The kale salad was plain and the roast vegetable salad did not have many roast vegetables in it............ We are moving on to another restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last week, everything was
    PaliGem
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Last week, everything was great.....including the Chef deep frying some oysters for us. This visit - they refuse to deep fry any oysters; the waiter pointed out that there were oysters on the half shell and the oyster taco but they could not deep fried half a dozen oysters for us. The fryer is there already and I don't like raw oysters so why not???
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had been wanting some deep
    PaliGem
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I had been wanting some deep fried oysters for some times now so we asked the waitress if the chef would make half a dozen for us. She came back to deliver the good news that our oysters would be out soon. When the oysters came out there were more than half a dozen and it was delicious. Our night was complete. The service was great, the decor was lovely and we liked everything we ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Menu changed since the last
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Menu changed since the last time we went and was very disappointing. We left after one drink, which was slow to arrive anyway.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 41 Ocean
    DinneroutVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    If the food wasn't bland it was undercooked and the seafood very fishy. Would not come here again or recommend
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, good food.
    docwho
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our server was fantastic! The food was great, too. The only thing I would say is that I got the scallops, which are delicious, however the polenta was bland and did not compliment the scallops. If you order the dish, just eat them alone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winderfully Romantic
    CirqueBoy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My Fiance' and I went to 41 Ocean for Valentines day and had an amazing time, there biscutt was the most amazing thing i have had as bread service in a long time. we had a window seat and even though there was a street between us and the ocean, it was a very romantic view of the sunset. once the sunset, the room was lit by candel light and they even had a heating unit to keep us warm. fresh rose petals on the table and a orchid flower was a nice touch. good soft music. The Food was extrodinary and great portions, (try the Truffled Pom Frits) pricing wasnt economical but you get what you paid for. Our server was very attentive until we were done, took us forever to get the check but didnt mind. Would absolutly recomend to everyone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 41 Ocean
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Overall the place was okay. Service was not great or what was expected. They sat us down and then forgot about us for quite some time. The we were asked to leave our table promptly so that the next reservation could be seated. Kind of sad.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    It was Dine LA last week and my friend and I wanted to treat ourselves to a girls' night. Our mistake in choosing this place. The appetizers were mediocre. We got the kale salad and lamb meatballs but nothing special for the price. The main courses were inedible. She ordered the beef stroganoff & I ordered the spaghetti squash. The beef stroganoff was too sweet, the spaghetti squash w/pesto had no flavor (how you can mess up pesto sauce). It was just not worth the calories to eat - THAT AWFUL. Next came desert, one which was amazing (the buttercakes). We also got an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie that was so hard & dry. Why wouldn't you serve this warm? Couldn't eat that either! $75/ea for this = :( No wonder the place was so empty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get the food out quicker and
    maliburonVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Get the food out quicker and make it hot when it comes out.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very unique menu and special events
    tvnurseVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Members get special events and treatment. Food is delicious and servers are attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Quite What I Expected, But Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    From the online buzz, I expected a better experience. The waiter made several errors, which he owned, but they affected my meal. this said, the food we did get was quite good, and the price point fair. For those reasons, I might try it again, to give hem another chance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique ambiance and appetizers
    tvnurseVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Sweet Potato fries with marshmallow sauce, lamb meatballs, crab dumplings....breads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good. Very quiet
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Food was good. Very quiet Tuesday night, with very few people in which surprised me in view of the location. Loved the new decor. Will go again on a more lively night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food
    Walthamflyer
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The view of the Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Ocean is very nice and the setting is quite romantic. The food was spectacular! The Kale & Endive salad; spaghetti squash; and fillet were the best I've ever had. Off the hook delicious. I would return in a heartbeat and highly recommend to friends and family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Has everything but falls short
    VikingVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Great location, great food, great interior, great service, but lacks the 'must be there' vibe. Expected more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy though Quiet
    TLeeLooLaVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    I chose this place from Open Table, as I had to arrange a Dinner with a friend in the Santa Monica Area, and don't know the neighbourhood well at all. I had eaten in the Private Members Club 41 Ocean, and liked the food and ambience then, so I thought I would try this. It was a Tuesday Night, at 7.30pm, and the restaurant was empty with the exception of a table of 6 or 8 people, which made it feel a little cold, even though I could tell that this place would be really cozy and romantic with a few more people to populate it! Our Server was very attentive and had a good knowledge of the menu, however the food was just, OK in my opinion - rather bland and for the price, wasn't worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good beginning
    BigGVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    First note - I plan to return soon. Second - poor service due to no apparent management present. Servers disappeared. The food was excellent except for one thing, the fish stew in which the octopus was rubbery, both mussels and clams over cooked and the crab tasted like it has been sitting waiting for days. Skip it. The swordfish was wonderful, very nicely done. The appetizers of oysters (very nice and very fresh), chorizo mussels (wow - I will go back just for these) and boar bellies (wonderful) were all top level and different enough to be special. Menu mistake, the least expensive steak was $62, with the alternative being $110. Really? When all your other dishes are in the $20-30 range? Something off here. I am sure it will be fixed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful Decor
    beccat
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    They did a fabulous job on the style of this place. Beautiful decor. The service was great. Fresh baked biscuits were a hit. My husband enjoyed his Pork Chop and the other star dish was a Champagne Miso Seabass. The potato corn chowder was way too spicy, and my scallops were not impressive. Overall, it was a good experience. Great for young foodies. Not so good for people with diet restrictions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant, 5-star
    CocoVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    My favorite restaurant, 5-star service, excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced!
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Although the food was very good, it was expensive. The beverages (2 glasses of wine and one bottle of water) represented 85% of the cost of the food. We were charged $5.00 for bread which should have been free. The way the waiter asked us what kind of water we wanted, we supposed it was complimentary. We were charged $8.00 for sparkling water in-house made! The waiter told us the restaurant had just opened that week. Was it the reason why there were so few customers? There were only 2 other customers when we arrived which were replaced by 2 others by the time we left. I wish them good luck!
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  • Wonderful Place
    BrunchLoverVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I took my boyfriend and parents here last Saturday night. It is a really great place. We all LOVED what we ate. The appetizers (wild boar sausage and eggs and the ahi special) were both so delicious. I shared a goat cheese and beet salad that was so flavorful - with little balls of goat cheese, arugula, pears (the good kind), and beets. For dinner I had the scallops, which were cooked to perfection. The boyfriend had lamb served rare, which was also perfectly cooked and tender. My dad's beef cheek stroganoff was sooo good, as was the sea bass. The only downsides were no fun cocktails menu (we were told it is still in the works) and the cheesecake was iffy. But the warm, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and ice cream were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a First Time
    JGilVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Checked this restaurant out on OT and decided to give it a spin. Food was great. Atmosphere was unrushed and the staff was very attentive. I'd definitely give it another go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too new to call
    WebberwarriorVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    The restaurant just opened. The food was good but there was some kinks that needed to be worked out. The view was nice and the staff was great. It will get better i am sure.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tables are small and awkward,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    Tables are small and awkward, and it feels like a cafeteria-style setting. Needs more intimate space--booths?? Feels like it's trying to be romantic but the setting doesn't allow. Desserts are terrible. Fire the pastry chef. Some of the menu items are indeed tasty, but the overall experience needs help.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My friend and I go every Monday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/19/2013
    My friend and I go every Monday to Bamboo and are always treated with amazing service and fantastic food. The $18 Bento boxes are perfect for lunch. The word is not yet really out about this place, or it would be packed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet