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Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica
Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica

Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.enterprisefishco.com
  • Email: santamonica@enterprisefishco.com
  • Phone: (310) 392-8366
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am-10pm, Friday - Saturday 11:30am-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Bruce G. Choi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: A variety of private party options available: Seated Dinners, Cocktail Parties, Garden Patio Setting, Private Patio Bar, Indoor Semi-Private Room, In-House DJ, and Endless Menu Options
  • Private Party Contact: Victoria Guyon (310) 392-8366
  • Entertainment: The Best Happy Hour in Santa Monica! MONDAY thru SATURDAY 4pm - 7pm, & SUNDAY 8pm-10pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a city lot in front of our restaurant that is metered. Pricing is $1.00 an hour.
A word from Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica
Built in 1917, the historic building now home to our Santa Monica restaurant was once a transfer station for the narrow-gauge Red Car line, Los Angeles' first mass transit system. It was later the repair house for the world-famous Pacific Ocean Park, home to the oldest wooden roller coaster west of the Mississippi. These days, we're still a stone's throw from Venice Beach, heart of where L.A. goes to play -- and eat. Also just a few blocks from the waterfront, our sister restaurant in Santa Barbara operates in a century-old brick building originally home to an industrial linen service for seaside hotels. While the Douglas fir floors, soaring ceilings, and glassed cupola have always been features of this historic structure, the sweeping arches facing State Street were added after much of the building crumbled during the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This time the food took 45 minutes and the place was practically empty."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised at the portion and quality of the seafood. The wild caught parmesan crusted halibut came in two large pieces stack on top of each other. I was expecting just one piece. The fish was cooked just right, not dry. The lobster bisque with puff pastry on top is a must have. It is so delicious. We will come back again for sure."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We have to come here more often! Love the food - always well-prepared and delicious. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Enterprise Fish Co. Is such a great restaurant. Good food, great ambiance and excellent service. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I ofter go for the mpn-Thurs lobster special dinner and am always happy I did !"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "It consistently always have fabulous service (servers are always friendly and willing to help) and fresh fish! Love the Lobster!!! My favorite place. Love their late night happy hour."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Our first visit..lunch for 2 , midweek. The grilled trout was fabulous, the Hemingway daiquiri superb..the warm bread to start...addictive! Really look forward to returning.."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Dined a few weeks ago for lunch and most recently for dinner. Both were were excellent experiences. The food and service were both great."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We LOVED the lobster bisque, oysters, and brussel sprouts!!!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The brunette at the front is very unfriendly. We were 15 minutes early. Even though there were tables she told us we had to wait. And did it in a very maturer if fact way. It was not until we threatened to leave that a blonde at the front sat us. I tred to befriend the brunette upon leaving but she just looked away. Maybe she was having personal issues. She is in the wrong business"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Our server Kyle was awesome, knowledgable & friendly! He knew the menu & the wine list so well!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We stumbled upon this restaurant from a yelp search and the reviews don't do this place justice. While they were all incredibly positive, enough good things really cannot be said. Our waiter, Christian, was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, attentive, and very entertaining. The food came at a very perfectly timed pace and the selection was exquisite. I will absolutely come back to this restaurant and I will absolutely be referring everyone. Thank you so much for the quintessential dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Everytime we go we have great food - and we go weekly!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "EFC has become my favorite restaurant for special occasions and celebrations. The food is delicious, the building is pleasnatly quirky, the feel comfortable, and the staff are extremely friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I was there for a birthday. The server was attentive and friendly. We all ordered different entrees which were all delicious. The grilled prawns were succent and portion was generous. The sea bass with miso, salmon and the swordfish were all cooked perfectly. The sides were also delicious. Don't miss the lobster bisque!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Many good seafood and fish choices. Cioppino was excellent. Service is friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We went to Enterprise Fish Co. for my brother's birthday. We were seated very quickly and our waitress took our order right away. However, there was a large party dining there at the same time and we had to wait a very long time for our orders to come out. my mom and I both ordered the salmon and by the time we got our food the salmon was completely dry. However, the waitress was very nice about it and took one of the salmon dinners off the bill and our entire party of 5 got free dessert. Overall great service. Will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "it sounds like damning with faint praise to say food is "good" or that ambiance is "good", but this is a testament to the reliability of a restaurant that we've visited less in recent years as it became less convenient to our schedules. Returned with an out-of-town friend tonight, and though many menu details and some decor have changed, dinner was dependably good & that in itself earns my respect (me: Manhattan clam, grilled shrimp, grilled vegetables; him, chicken Greek salad). When he found fewer vegetables than desired, I assured him all he had to do was ask - and more were brought. Professional, well-run, reliable--and healthy food for the hungry in a lively atmosphere. Restaurants restore: this one does the job."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My mom really enjoy the visit for a special birthday dinner. I look forward to another visit. Excellent food."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Good for lobster only, if you tell them to cook yours for 9 minutes."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for dinner for the past 30 years. It was great at the beginning, it got a little rusty towards the middle, and it's definitely getting better but not totally there yet. The lobster tails are much smaller and you don't get as many crab legs. In the beginning we were served a plate full of crab legs, now you only get three, four max. But the lobster bisque with the fresh baked croissant on top is the bomb!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I've been to Enterprise many time in the past and it has always been superb. This night was just ok on every level. I just wanted 1 glass of wine and the waitress recommended the special AFTER I told her I like dry whites. Well, it was sweet and awful. Food this time was nothing exciting, although the green beans were divine. After we finished dinner we sat for at least 1/2 hour before I finally flagged someone down to get our check AND they had people waiting waiting to be seated. My daughter paid and left 20 percent because she has been a server in the past. I would not have been so generous this time."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Ate there 15 years ago. Had positive memories. But decline in food. Mixed Grill lacked flavor. Veggies especially were tasteless. Prices averaged $25 entree should have been better attended to. Overall impression was a massive bustling assembly line operation. Not a relaxing atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a great meal at Enterprise. The clam chowder is one of our favorites. I really enjoyed the mixed seafood platter. My kids love the salads. The fish tacos were a little too spicy for my son, but my husband loved them. The also have a good wine selection."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The lobster we ordered was sticking to the shell because it was dry and overcooked and the grilled food was a little in the burnt side."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We have been going there for dinner on Mondays-Thursdays whenever we get a hankering for lobster. The special is quite a deal"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Nice spot. Good service but the food was just okay for the price tag."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had three sets of dirty silverware delivered to my table. I should have reported that to management but I didn't want to ruin the mood.the food was just ok and the portion was small. I don't plan on going back anytime soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Going on on Valentine's Day, I expected the restaurant to be chaotic, but that wasn't the case at all. Enterprise Fish Company handled the crowd well, and we never felt that the staff was overwhelmed. Although it was a special (limited) menu for Valentine's, there were many good options on the menu. I ordered the halibut and my girlfriend ordered the whole lobster. The halibut was fresh and flaky. The lobster looked very good. I'm not a fan of lobster in the first place, but it tasted good to me as well. My girlfriend said it was great. Even though it was busy, the server took good care of us."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful find through Open Table. Had never been before, and we were pleasantly surprised. Great menu. The fish was fresh and delicious. Loved it and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Very good sea food presentation, special occasion for family and friens"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Everything was great! We haven't been there in years, and now we wonder why. We enjoyed great food, great service with great friends."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We go here frequently. Decided to try something new--the rockfish--sorry I did. My husband's choice was yummy, as all other meals I've had here previously. We will be back, but I will chose something else!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "great scallops and the pear salad was perfect. Loved the key lime pie, we shared the pie and there was plenty for 3 of us after a great meal."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Visited specifically for the dineLA menu which was very good....had the 2 lb. lobster which was actually more than I should have eaten! But it was really good! Would definitely go back again to see what's on the regular menu. Service was good; liked our waiter but think he was stretched between lots of tables, tho he tried to check back to make sure everything was ok."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Recommend reservations. try their lobster & Brussels sprouts, yummy!. On a not so breezy night eat outdoors, there are gas fire pits and it is cozy ambience."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This is one of the best seafood restaurants I have dined at. You will not be disappointed. The menu selection is good plus and you also have equally outstanding fresh and seasonal offerings that are not on the menu. We started with appetizers before the main course. We had a dozen oysters on the half shell and I will tell you that I have never had better. Not even the Gulf oysters in New Orleans can beat these. I would highly recommend ths place to anyone who enjoys seafood prepared simple but oh so flavorful. If you are in the area, give it a try, you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I've been coming to Enterprise Fish for years, and always find the food to be consistent, fresh, and overall a great dining experience. I love their Lobster specials, and also love the Scallop Skewers, and the scallops are cooked perfectly, and they are so easy to overcooked, that when done right, it's really delicious. The bread is outstanding, and there is a great selection of sides. Wine list is good, and the prices are reasonable as well."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Everything was great as usual. We had some special request that were met with great satisfaction."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We came to this restaurant for the Dine L.A. week - Food was great at very good price. Service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014