Fireside Pacific Ocean Sunsets
Need I say more...this is the California vibe. It's a great place to enjoy casual upscale food with a glass of wine around the fire. You really ought to go!
9/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic view of SM Pier
Fantastic view of SM Pier from the outside patio. Muscle Beach omelette was delicious. French toast was deep fried, a little greasy with good flavor. Very nice waiter but service was slow.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
It would have been great if
It would have been great if we weren't seated next to a table with 6 small loud children.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
standard SM hotel food
Our server (monique) wasn't too friendly. Maybe it's because I didn't go for the drink she suggested (I can't drink tequila and she suggested a spicy margarita) and we ordered two apps (a flatbread in addition to a malibu platter), but changed our minds after a few seconds and decided to just order the platter without the flatbread and I guess these things ticked her off because she didn't come to us again except to ask if we wanted dessert and coffee.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food presented beautifull
Delicious food presented beautifully. We had a 5pm reservation which we thought was for dinner. Turns out they don't open until 6pm.
They did accommodate us however and were gracious. The setting is beautiful right on the beach.
4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there for my son's
We were there for my son's 25th birthday. They had a delicious chocolate cake for him. Food was tasty. We all had a good time.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Service. Very Nice
Excellent Service. Very Nice Place. Would recommend it to Friends.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Although the hotel here is very overpriced and not that great, the restaurant was a pleasant surprise. The food was very good and the service attentive. I was disappointed with the view. I picked it to see the ocean but there is very little view of the ocean. Instead you look at the back of what looks like their power plant or something.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good dining experience but
A good dining experience but not great. They have outstanding views of the ocean. I think they're outstanding location allows the food side to be less then the highest quality. They allowed to many people not staying at the hotel to come to the pool and hang out for the day. Those who are paying the high fees for the hotel room have to fight to get a poolside chair.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice dinner. Added touch,
Nice dinner. Added touch, waiter brought a dessert with a candle to celebrate our anniversary.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had ordered a tenderloin of beef medium rare & it came well done. The waitress asked us how everything was when we were served, which at that time was great, but she did not come back till the end of the meal. I did not eat my steak, but had a portion of my husband's reeb eye steak, which was delicious & cooked just right.
the waitress & manager of the restaurant, came after dinner, telling us that the bottle of wine we had, was on the house. I thought this was very well handled & because of this, I would definetely go back, & recommend it.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best experience I have had in a while. The food was absolutely tasty and our server Jason was very friendly and made sure we were all taken care of.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The portions were very large
The portions were very large and the appetizers were delicious! Muscles and smoked salmon were the best. The main entree of sea bass was good, but over cooked, leaving the fish on the tough side.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
waitress was incredible
my family were very happy
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a Special Occassion
Ocean and Vine was recommended by a friend who had been there for brunch but since we wanted to go for our wedding anniversary dinner, we didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. Our request for a special table, made in the Open Table app, was honored and we got table with a great view. The wine list was good but my wife volunteered to drive so she had a virgin mojito and I had a regular mojito - both were perfect. We ordered the swordfish with butternut squash and wine sauce and it exceeded expectations. Our pizza was also great, and to finish we were surprised with a tasty chocolate cake/wafer type dessert with cream and strawberry with "Happy Anniversary" elegantly written in chocolate sauce. We will be back.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really Full Belly
Most of the people working there were very friendly. I would have given Service a five star had the person who was validating our parking wasn't a bit short with us. On Yelp if you check-in you can get free parking for the first three hours. I think it was just her tone and the way she demanded to see us redeem the deal that didn't sit well with us.
Besides that, the food was great. The sea bass made perfectly. If you have a sweet tooth the dessert is definitely for you. My favorite was the Peanut Butter Oreo Bars, not too sweet and just the right amount so you don't get bored of it.
At the end I didn't realize I was so full until I got up and started to walk around.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious lunch of crabcake
Delicious lunch of crabcake sliders with a spicy slaw eaten while looking out the glass expanse to the ocean. This restaurant is lovely for any meal. It is worth the experience to walk through the lobby of Loews Hotel past the lengthy ocean cam view behind the reception desk.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Special Occasions
Aside from the already popular scenic view and great food we were pleasantly surprised by the great service too and the thoughtful presentation of the desert for our B-day girl in our party. All the food was fresh, tasty and artfully presented. The only downside was the music which was a little louder but it was corrected promtly. Overall very good experience!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made a reservation for my birthday. When we arrived we were given a nice table with a view. The staff was very attentive and without our request, brought a birthday dessert with candle for me to blow out.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and food!
Excellent service and food! I highly recommend it!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
ate on the patio overlooking
ate on the patio overlooking the ocean on a beautiful day. The only negative was the music overhead was pretty loud and they could not lower it. Otherwise it was very nice.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding oceanview, delicious
Outstanding oceanview, delicious food, excellent service.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Nice but expensive brunch.
The beach location was nice. We had a view of the SM pier.
Have a meal, skip brunch because of the cost.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is and always
This restaurant is and always has been superb. I have thought so since the 90s.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view, the setting, the
The view, the setting, the food, the service -- all wonderful! We opted for outdoor seating, which was just beeautiful; and ordered our waiter's two top recommendations: the Santa Monica Chili, and the Fish Tacos. Both brilliant!! Corkage fee is at the higher end ($25) but we chose it anyway. It was not crowded at lunch, so, we lingered happily unrushed for an hour and a half, sipping our wine and watching the waves. Good times!
10/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bring your appetite, the brunch options are delicious! The made to order waffles, a personal favorite, didn't disappoint. The array of choices and quality of food was as expected if not better. The service was impeccable and I can't wait to return.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinner at the beach
Dining here early is very nice. The main dining room at the classy hotel is quieter. Service is excellent and the food is delicious tho a bit pricey as usual in a hotel. It is fun to walk through the lobby to the restaurant in the rear. There is a very full screen of the beach happenings over the reception desk.
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM