Chez Jay is an American steakhouse in Santa Monica, California. Known for its history of hosting many celebrity guests and socially prominent figures since it launched in 1959, this restaurant was declared a local landmark in 2012. It has the feeling of a small-town, local establishment despite its big city location and bustling surroundings. Sitting nearby the beach, this is a great spot to stop in for lunch or dinner with friends on the way to and from the ocean.
Cuisine on Chez Jay's menu is mainly a collection of seafood and steak dishes meant to please. Meal service is provided throughout the day for all meals. Popular entrees include the bone-in chicken Chez Jay, scampi rice pilaf, eastern cut coulette steak, top sirloin & shrimp combo and the butter steak with fine herbs. There is a full-service bar in the dining room with an extensive wine and cocktail list.
We had a great lunch. Our burgers and fries were fantastic and the ambiance was fun.
In addition, our server Mary was extremely attentive and very helpful as usual.
Please send her our thanks.
Small and cozy but it's got great style. Tasty steaks, full bar with a bartender who knows how to make an excellent martini. Our waiter was delightful and added to the charm of this gem.
Halibut even with sauce was bland. Scalloped potatoes were clearly from a box. Salad very basic. Wait staff very friendly and attentive. Loved the throw back music and vibe.
I love it here. A true classic. Special thanks to Mike, who made an extra effort to seat our large party.
Great little restaurant and bar in the neighborhood. Fast service and excellent food.
Great bar and food. Kind of s throwback. Good music playing. Unpretentious. Not too big.
Chez Jays is a gem! My father was a regular over 40 years ago, so whenever he comes into town to visit I make sure to take him for their infamous butter steak. The ambiance is perfect for conversation, and the drinks are generous. We have always had not only good service but superior. Can't say enough great things about this restaurant!
Recommended to us by a friend and its a great spot but we didn't enjoy our meal at all - meat was fatty and just not very tasty...
Not an Abbott Kinney trend setter, but still a solid meal. A locals bar with lots of 50's and 60's (Sinatra, Monroe) in its ambiance.
Old school recipes for steaks, ahi and sand sand dabs worked fine. Guillermo and his assistant were spot on with their service.
Fun place with great burgers and Mary's wonderful service. Please send her our thanks.