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

Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.enterprisefishco.com/
  • Phone: 3103928366
  • 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 3103928366
  • 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.
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Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica reviews from OpenTable diners
175 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (89)special occasion (52)good for groups (50)fit for foodies (47)vibrant bar scene (44)great for lunch (40)kid-friendly (34)great for outdoor dining (27)hot spot (20)romantic (15)great for brunch (13)late-night find (12)notable wine list (8)Show More
  • great fish restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We've enjoyed consistently high-quality fish and our favorite mud pie dessert here for many years. It's always a treat to sit at one of the booths and enjoy the ambiance of the old warehouse-look ceiling. Thank you, Enterprise!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoy it all!
    NixPix
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The eneving was a mix of conversation good food and drinks. the crabcakes were done to perfection and the White Bass was incredible. The service was spot on; there when you needed something but not hovering. A great place for a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BusBoy
    MDRDINER
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Good food, un-attentive waitress, busboy deserved the tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shopperVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Have been here many times and it never disappoints Our lobster dinners were excellent and delicious. Great value with two side orders. Our server was extremely attentive and very friendly. Would recommend this restaurant in a minute. And will return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enterprise isn't a prize
    Dinename
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great kids menu, awesome fish tank, yummy dessert. Food is good but not great, service was good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very pleased
    crowbolt
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The table bread was soft with a good crust. She enjoyed her Boston Clam Chowdah; I loved my Lobster Bisque. My Trout Almondine with Lemon Beurre Blanc was good, but her Halibut with Garlic Parmesan crust was fantastic! Despite our excellent waiter's suggestion for the Enterprise Strawberries, we went with the Molten Chocolate Cake. It was good, but the ice cream's texture was a bit off. All around, the food was very good. The service was prompt, attentive, and friendly. I observed good rapport between waiters and their tables. Support staff was excellent--seamlessly helping without needing direction. It was a busy night, and staff brought our food when it was ready, instead of delaying for the waiter. I appreciated that. $82 before tip
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Meal
    Nicki
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food and service was excellent. Only drawback was a loud group drinking men at the table of next to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love that Lobster
    TheFineDinersVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We've been here weekly since we discovered the lobster special. The lobsters are perfectly steamed and of good size.... A great deal. The atmosphere is very comfortable for such a large space. Highly recommend for less than half the price of the Palm.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Now1LobsterLover
    Now1LobsterLover
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It is my second time here. I brought a friend for the lobster special. As before they were impressed with the lobster, price, flavor, Boston Clam Chowder and filet mignon. It was a great nite. The complementary mudd pie for his birthday was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere, ok food
    MVRuffnecks
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Loved the decor, how the bar laid out, high ceilings. Terrific looking restaurant. Food was just ok. Lacked presentation but tasted good. Not much food with each entry so be prepared to order an appetizer. Service was slow and waitress didn't check in as often as she should but was pleasant and friendly. We were there for lunch. I'm sure the place heats up quite a bit at night. I plan on coming back to take friends to the bar area, but not to sit down and eat.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner!
    5seasonfoodie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Service was great and good was delicious! I had the swordfish and grilled veggies! Loved it. Service was quick, prompt, and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a consistent meal here!
    judyjetson
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We dine at this restaurant probably one or two times a month. The fresh fish and seafood are always well prepared along with delicious sides. Te waitstaff is helpful, accommodating and and there to make the dining experience a good one. Straight forward food with a nice flavors. Menu rarely changes but I like it that I can always count on a flavor I've had to be replicated. Interestingly, there are all types of folks who frequent this spot. They have a terrific bar menu at good prices so for those who wish to drink, take in the sports on tTV, a delicious and value driven option.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thom
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a great meal. The fish was outstanding. Great environment and service. Great evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Favorite!
    fred
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent restaurant with excellent, fresh fish. It is always difficult choosing because all the fish dishes are well prepared and delicious. Great ambiance, great servers. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kitchen FAIL!
    CaptainCuisine
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Ordered the Salmon Special, medium rare. It was old, dry, medium well and smelled so strongly I couldn't eat it. My wife's Almandine Filet of Sole, also ordered medium rare, was prepared medium well, the breading was twice as thick as the filet and the filet was so thin you could read a newspaper through it. She took 1 bite & gave up. Our 2 guests ordered chicken breasts which were dry, chewy and seemed old. The fish in the Children's Fish & Chips was thin, dry and overcooked and inedible. We hardly ate anything. This used to be a well run business. The floor manager needs to pay particular attention to customers pivoting their heads looking for staff and to address uneaten food left on a plate, especially when it is left by the whole table
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Pleasant Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    There were six of us. 4 adults and 2 small children. We requested the patio but instead got the front window which turned out to be perfect. Our waitress was amazing. She could almost read the children's minds keeping them engaged. We had a very nice dinner with very little "drama" from the children and since it was a birthday celebration, a piece of ice cream cake was brought out. The 3 year old got most of it. We have been going to this restaurant for many years and the food has only gotten better. It's close to home and that makes it a good spot for entertaining as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BelAirVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Not sure I would go except for the lobster at $32.95 :)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'll be back!
    mandajilly
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I visited Enterprise Fish Co. with colleagues based on a friend's recommendation and we were very happy! The location is great, we didn't have a problem parking, the restaurant is beautiful and interesting, and the food was fabulous! It's on the pricey side but it was worth it. We tried 3 appetizers: lemon peppers, crab cakes, and ceviche. And I had the blackened swordfish for my meal. I would recommend them all!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved the food and the service
    AVJ9VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We've never been disappointed here. And they are one of the last restaurants that will give you a free dessert for your birthday or anniversary! we love this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    great fish and steaks. noise level a bit high. pleasant staff!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great for fish for sure!
    EclecticTaste
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Excellent fish menu and lots of ways to prepare it. If you like fish, this is the place to go!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good service
    seetheworld2113
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We enjoyed the food and the servic. We went on a Monday night and reserved thought Open Table. We arrived 30 minutes prior to our reservation but able to sit down in 5 minutes. It was nice to get a Key Lime pie for the B'day occasion on the houseFood is excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great seafood selections...
    Damien
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We love this place. My wife loves the trout and I the Cioppino. The service and drinks are fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good a Food, Slow Service
    Karen
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was only our second time here; the first time was so great we decided to bring out of town guests back. Yikes! What a difference a waitress makes. Ours the first time was knowledgable, friendly and attentive! This time our waitress was extremely slow, and seemed to be scattered. At least the patio seating was nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Long.....
    focalpoint
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Wife & I finally got to get out and enjoy ourselves with a private dinner (no kids). We've been coming here since 2006, but have not been by for a while since the children. Everything was great except it took 40-45 min for fish and salad and that was after our appetizer came. Other guests around us came in after us and got served before us!?!? To make things worse, we're the last table in the back, so we really felt neglected!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I wanted Salmon.
    Now1LobsterLover
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My friend is very cheap. Not only did he buy 2 lobster dinners , he said it was the best he ever had. Sweet and tender. Meaty. When the soup and salad are great - the meal pretty much follows. I came for salmon, but my other friend raved about it - so it was 4 lobster dinners all around. I left full , satisfied and very happy. The special M-Th. was an added incentive. My first time - already recommended it . Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lobster dinner
    PAvisitors
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We enjoyed the Enterprise Fish Co very much. We took advantage of their M-Th lobster special and was totally impressed. We had more food than we could eat! The waitstaff was very attentive and our waiter very helpful. We would definitely return on our next trip to the LA area!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • klutzieVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The lobster is fabulous. My friends from the east coast say that it is equally good if not better than they get in Maine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time experience
    tikki969
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was our first time at restaurant and we were celebrating anniversary. The place was loud and alive, the service was quick and friendly, and it was restaurant week and we scored a four course meal with two lb lobster for 49.99 per person. The meal was great even though it was a Saturday during restaurant week and it was busy, but it did not affect the service or meal quality.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FSH blah,lobster yum!
    awesomeVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My wild king salmon was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bland..it tasted like they thawed it out &let it sit ..it tasted like nothing! No FSH taste no nothing..it tasted like water... Rm other hand my bfs lobster was good Srvc was great apps were alrite,fish suckd....lobster good Overall I'd go again for h.hr
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Consistently delicious with excellent service, accommodating every request. We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Difficult to Review After One Visit
    magiccat
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Although I live in L.A., I had never been to this restaurant before. I went with a girlfriend during the Dine L.A. period and had a 2 pound lobster that at my request they grilled (although the deal was a steamed lobster) and was served with tender asparagus. There were 2 appetizers and 2 desserts we shared also, but they paled in comparison to this large-to-me lobster, half of which I took home. I generally prefer a 1.5 lb lobster, but this was great. For $45, the meal was astonishing. Would have been astonishing for double the amount.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great group outing
    Gkgirl
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We went here for a dinner gathering and had a blast. Great service, fun atmosphere, excellent menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dining experience
    GourmeterVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Tuna on brioche too well cooked after I wanted rare. Service became very slow and we got a partially melted mud pie for the birthday treat. Other than that the other food orders were good. We will return because the food is good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster night
    Mema
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Good lobster, great value, good service. Overall good experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food!
    SMnative
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We really enjoyed the lobster dinner special that runs Monday through Thursday. It came with a two pound lobster and two sides! Delicious!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service, good food
    DebbyA
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Three of us had a lovely evening at the restaurant, with a friendly attentive server. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was excellent, service was great. Would come back again in a heartbeat to try other menu items
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night with my family!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food here is great and the service is decent. The restaurant was quite noisy and the food was pricey. However, the food is high quality. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good but not great
    eatsOUToften
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I love this place for the ambience, but the lobster tail ($50) was overcooked, rubbery, the Caesar salad was too small and the dressing was tasteless, the baked potato was small and not yummy.....For that price...all the elements of this three-part meal should have been fab ten-year-old grandaughter did not like the kids' burger, but the six-year-old ate most of his. may look for another fish place in Santa Monica Last time we went at 5ish, we were forced to wait for fifteen minutes while empty tables were visible
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate