The Penthouse Restaurant
The Penthouse Restaurant

The Penthouse Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thehuntleyhotel.com/
  • Phone: 3103938080
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 7:00 am - 11:00 am
    Daily Lunch: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Lounge Menu 3:00 pm to close
    Dinner Sun - Thurs: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Fri-Sat: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Bar & Lounge Sun - Wed: Until Midnight Thurs - Sat: Until 2:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Seth Greenburg
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: DJ, Friday & Saturday
    Starts at 9:00 pm until close
  • Special Events: From an intimate gathering to an elaborate corporate function. The Penthouse offers the perfect modern beachside atmosphere.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: California
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Hotel Valet
A word from The Penthouse Restaurant
THE PENTHOUSE at The Huntley Hotel, a breathtaking restaurant and ultra lounge, with beach cabanas, open skies, silver bars, and open flames. Famed designer Thomas Schoos (best known for his work on restaurants such as Koi and TAO New York/Las Vegas) has teamed up with executive chef Seth Greenburg, to manifest a new visual celebration of the senses. The Penthouse features a contemporary American Menu with bold global influences. Chef Greenburg who draws inspiration from the foods of France, Spain and beyond, presents a menu utilizing seasonal ingredients sourced from the Santa Monica farmers markets combined with unique ingredients from across the globe. This innovative menu includes dishes such as Crispy Duck Confit with Shaved Apple, Arugula and Black pepper Gastrique; Charred Octopus with Cannellini Beans and Spring onion Chimichurri; New Zealand Snapper with Potato Gnocchi and Steamed Clams; House Cured Charcuterie; Natural Premium Angus Beef. Available for private events.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Penthouse Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
182 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (154)special occasion (111)romantic (87)great for brunch (74)hot spot (63)vibrant bar scene (63)great for lunch (56)fit for foodies (54)good for groups (52)neighborhood gem (33)late-night find (23)notable wine list (18)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • xxxxVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went for brunch. View is spectacular. You can see Malibu and Palos Verdes. I didn't think the hostess was very friendly or welcoming. Waiter was good. Food was high quality and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had brunch with my friend at the penthouse. Love the view and the food. I will definitely visit here again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the penthouse!
    Petrihat
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Periodically the Penthouse offers a brunch deal through Gilt. We purchase the deal every time. The food is good, the views are great, add a couple friends and you have an amazing Sunday morning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    Stela
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a very nice evening celebrating my friend's birthday at the Penthouse. The drinks were good, the cheese plate - delicious! Food was great, and service impeccable considering The Penthouse was packed. Just a great experience overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Waitress was inexperienced and inattentive. No wait on arrival. Food very average. Sent back the salmon is not cooked well. Beautiful view, and we requested it, but given a very small, isolated table away from ocean view. Will not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Penthouse is highly incredible
    SunFoodFab
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We love every aspect of the food experiece from the hosts to the amazing servers, the view, the cleanliness, the design and the incredibly tasty food!!! Win win win win!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic view
    FaberDine
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    View, food, service and the vibration the penthouse is a restaurant that you must go in Santa Mônica!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A room with a view
    FatGirlSlimVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The Penthouse's location in Santa Monica and the view is awesome! Love sunny so-cal..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bachelorette party
    Jambajuice87
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had an amazing time here. Our waiter was so attentive and playful. The views were breathtaking. Perfect way to start our bachelorette weekend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    Familyof5
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The stunning view of Santa Monica is only the beginning. The larger tables are all booths and you can enjoy your dinner without feeling that you are sitting on top of another table. It is romantic and yet we had a wonderful evening with our children there. The food was absolutely delicious (fit for our foodie daughter!) and they had a great kids menu for pickier kids. The service was excellent and they were on top of every little detail. This is a great spot for a special occasion or an outstanding meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    Jocer
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I won a $100 GC to this lovely restaurant and used this for my husband and my 12 year anniversary. The appetizer and main dish were fantastic. My Martini and my husband's wine was delicious. The views of the ocean, cities and mountains were breath taking. The place was so beautiful and clean. The service was overall nice - but slow in getting the drinks and then the check.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Brunch
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great view, realy good brunch, they did overcook our eggs so might mention that if you go, excellent service. The glass elevator ride up is the best part. Would like to see more organic / free-range options.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy on Saturday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything was great except that they were about 30 min late to give us our table, we could barely hear each other speak... or rather scream (waaaaay too loud on Sat night) and that the food took a long time to come. I think they were just overstretched. It's nice to see a place busy but this was just too busy for our taste. Otherwise a very nice festive place with a great view and great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience!
    1FoodieWiz
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food with a spectacular view- We've tried several items from the menu and there were all delicious- It has become our favorite restaurant for special occasions- You must try it at least once!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Million dollar view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Wonderful view of the ocean, the food and service were also very good. we had a lovely time and would go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Going downhill very fast!
    DonnaJVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was my 4th time going there. Hostess: Maybe she was a trainee, but in a practically empty restaurant, she gave us the worst table possible, in spite of my request at the time of reservation for a booth. Our family of 4 was always given window booths, but she insisted the booths are for 6+ only. Until the time we left the place, the booths sat empty. Noise/Customers: it was a Sat brunch/lunch. I don't know if it's b/c they were tourists, but the customers had no manners. Their voices were out of control. Many "tacky" uncouth people on Sat, 23rd when we were there. Food: Pressed juice @ $9 each (2 varieties) were the worst we've had. Food quality has been maintained, but nothing to write home about. Overall, we would NOT return.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricey but worth it
    McFly
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a group of 6 and the table had amazing views of Santa Monica. We had a very energetic and attentive server. The menu is very pricey - the drinks are excellent (but they better be at $15 or more for a cocktail) and the food is ok, but not amazing. Still had a great time, if you can afford it it's worth going.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    If you want an amazing view, but with snotty service, kids running around, and patrons wearing t-shirts, ball caps and shorts, this is the place for you. If you are expecting anything close to the sleek, contemporary finer dining establishment that it is advertised to be, do not come here. Whenever I come to coastal California it is almost impossible for anything to cause me to be in a bad mood, but the overtly, brazenly rude service and crowd that clearly came from the pier - no stop, shower, change of clothes - pushed me into a bad one. My only hope is the staff thought I was a casting director and was doing an intentional, improv audition for acting in a movie scene with bad restaurant service. If so, they deserve an Oscar.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beachy dining
    Girlsnitedining
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The restaurant is gorgeous and for the high prices they charge, it understandably has gorgeous decor. The food is good but the portions are tiny. It's a nice place to go with a group for celebrating but I would warn the people in your group to stock up on appetizers because the main courses are very small.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bottomlessmimosas
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Everything was pretty wonderful except for our service. Our waitress was not very friendly nor was she very attentive. She seemed to have a bit of an attitude towards us, which we did not appreciate at all. And we were frequently faced with the bottom of our bottomless mimosas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I only go here when we have out of town guests. Its show Santa Monica at its finest.It never fails to disappoint. Awesome!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hands Down The Best Experience!
    Capone930VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We came to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday and her newlywed status. The service, food, ambience, and breathtaking views absolutely made our night. It is hard to find "the perfect place," but this truly is!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • review
    acpeezy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The Penthouse was a really good experience. I had a great time with my family and the food is amazing. They have very good customer service and friendly waiters. I would recommend it and there good for birthdays too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - very noisy
    2eatis2live
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food and service was really good, but we where only two people and where surrounded by groups of very loud people. Lots of dressed up people and a lot to look at.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was great the view was amazing it did get noisy cause of the crowd it was a great experience and plan to go again
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    Mamaferg
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I've taken my Mom here for a brunch birthday... And I just went for a second time with a girlfriend of mine. The ambiance in this hotel is absolutely amazing... And the restaurant is to die for. Great food, great drinks, great setting... This place is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the sunset!
    MTL4
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This is definitely a must visit for sunset! Awesome views of the beach and mountains and gorgeous sunsets. The food was enjoyable but our teenagers found the menu a bit intimidating. Waitress had a bit of an attitude though she was very knowledgeable about the wines and made a great suggestion. Tip: If arriving while sunset is in progress, take the glass elevator with the view on your way up!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't get any better
    SC44
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Have been to the Penthouse many times on trips to LA. Incredible views of the Pacific, sunsets over the water/mountains, views of city lights, great bar and bar scene, terrific food, still maintains it's chic ness. Recently brought family members here and they were blown away
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the pent-rock your house
    animalfries
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Just want to start off by commenting on the celestial view. After we ordered, we got 2 shots of this tropical goodness compliments of the chef! Overall great experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great once again
    RB36VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We keep going back to the penthouse because it just keeps getting better and better. From food to ambience to service it's really tough to beat. We recommend it to all our friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Wouldn't Go Back
    Schincat
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Only eat here if you are staying at the hotel otherwise they relegate you to the back of the restaurant. You feel like an uninvited guest. Although they validate the parking there is still a charge for parking. There was zero energy at the table although the view was very nice. Overall, there is nothing that would make me want to go back. For the same amount of money there are dozens of better choices.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Unfriendly seating host. Bland food. Slow service. Waited awhile before seated with reservations. Did not seat where we requested. Never again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Though I enjoyed its food and great view I do not want to recommend this restaurant. I visited there for my best friend's birthday. When we arrived in there I could not feel that we were welcomed. Because we are Asians?? Our server never smiled to us and his attitude was not pleasant and made us feel to be ignored. Dear server J, if you expected non-asian customers I am so sorry for visiting there. However, please keep in my this one. If we knew that the gorgeous restaurant and huntly hotel hired a server like you we would not visit there and due to your attitude we will remember the restaurant and hotel as a very unpleasant place. Though you did not perform a good job as a waiter we paid 25% tip to perform as a good customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scrapper
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A beautiful restaurant. Color scheme of white and silver is spectacular. Had previously been to this location but a different restaurant. Webiste with pictures lurd me to try it and it was well worth the trip. Food server was attentive. Food pretty good. We were seated on the west side so got an amazing view of ocean.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zeni
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Loved the ambience. We had an early dinner rez. and were seated right away. It however took about 10 mins. before we were acknowledged. Our waiter was nice but the service and flow was just poor. We were five at the table and basically mix reviews about the food. I had the Salmon and it was good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunately, Overrated
    steakman
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    While the Penthouse's view is quite beautiful, the waiters courteous, and the curtained dining booths very pretty (albeit limited...not everyone gets one of those), I cannot say I had a positive dining experience here. Our 3-course lunch took 2.5 hours altogether, and restaurant was not particularly bustling while we were there. Portions were small, prices were high, and they had the nerve to add a 20% gratuity to our receipt (for a party of 5?!). I was excited to try this place for DineLA and I really wanted to have a wonderful experience here, but alas, this will probably be my last time in this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here for DineLA this past weekend. The fixed price menu was tasty and the service was great throughout the meal. The restaurant was kind of loud and the tables are packed very close together. It definitely started to feel more like a bar than a restaurant as it got later.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dine in LA lunch!
    Pauli643
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Came here during Dine in LA week. Lunch was great-three course meal! Hd never been and would definitely return. The ambience and views are amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent but noisy
    diningJim
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I guess that is how youg people have fun, with loud "music", yelling and getting drunk, so if you waynt to enjoy your dinner, ask for a table the farthest from the young scene at the bar zone, or better, go to the brunch on sunday
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretentious LA with a nice view
    2muchattitude
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food and view are excellent, but be prepared to a deal with a waitstaff who are unattentive and management that doesn't care. Waited an hour and fifteen minutes to order the main course.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall