Coast

4.5
826 reviews
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$30 and under
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This beachfront cafe boasts indoor and outdoor seating, a causal but sophisticated bar and fresh California dishes from Seared Ahi Tuna and Shaved Prime Rib to the popular Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. Open early morning to late evening, with an impressive Happy Hour, and savory weekend brunches, Coast is the place to dine, drink and relax at the beach.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Coast Cafe and Bar is open for breakfast 7:00am - 11:00am, brunch 11:00am - 4:00pm, and dinner 4:00pm - 9:00pm. We will be serving our regular a la carte menus, which you may find here: https://www.shuttersonthebeach.com/dining/coast .

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 826 People Are Saying
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AB
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Cerviche and fish and chips in particular. Were outstanding!

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KR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service, view and vibe at Coast is excellent. We really enjoyed our time there. The food was above average, however, I think the prices are a bit high for what you get. But we still enjoyed. xoxo

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LS
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever I’m in Santa Monica I always love having lunch at Coast.

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WM
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely and relaxing. Fantastic service and the food was delicious.

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KV
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came here for lunch on a Sunday and it was lively and fun! Great location on the beach. Yummy food and outstanding service. Our waitress was always checking on us to make sure we were happy. Prices are a bit high but this is Santa Monica on the beach. Location is close enough to take a short walk to the pier. We enjoyed ourselves and will be back.

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SS
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great, casual dining place. Excellent service and good food. Hard not to have a great time.

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D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful !!

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JL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Pros:

Beach side dining
Nice view
Nice hotel
Good service

Cons:
Food was decent to subpar. Ordered a chicken caesar where the "grilled" chicken looked like it had been frozen and reheated creating a nice rubbery texture. Romain lettuce was stale.
They ran out of 2 types of rose wine and it was only 12:30 p.m.
Hostess said she would come get us when our table was ready. She forgot.
Valet gets completed jammed up when busy.

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G
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Mediocre food and service and way overpriced, avoid this place for dinner.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An enchanting spot, unpretentious yet luxurious, relaxed and beachy; it seems to embody the whole spirit of Southern California!

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N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Except for the server forgetting to bring whipped cream for one of our party’s delectable Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, it was a wonderful meal.

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JS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance sitting in sun soaked luxury looking out at the ocean. Food & service excellent!

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CY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The service was neither good nor bad. The waiter was nice but took a long time to get our order started and very rarely visited the table to check on us. I got the wagyu burger and it wasn’t good. I expected better from the kind of meat and the beef was dry. My boyfriend got the chicken which was quite tender and delicious. I probably won’t be going back there. I just was not impressed or very satisfied.

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A wonderful quiet, relaxing and luxurious dining experience right off of Santa Monica Beach, but removed from the hustle and bustle if the pier.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was a crisis but we had so much fun it was excusable. Wouldn’t go there for anything more than a casual get-together.

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CC
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Usually good easy meal with a nice view of Santa Monica beach. But seemed understaffed tonight to start. The calamari was like rubber for app. Ordered fish & chips which isn’t something special, but looked like store bought fish sticks from frozen food section. What happen to the real breaded fish I’ve had in the past. Usually satisfied but this meal may make me think twice about going there again. Too many other great hotel/restaurants in that area.

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KB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Jesse was awesome. He was easy and helpful. Made the experience.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food and service. Loved sitting on their patio, watching the sunset, and looking at the ocean. Great seafood too!! Recommend the ceviche and sword fish. The calamari and burgers looked amazing at the table next to me!

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L
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food service and view

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TJ
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Very coastal feel and wait staff was super friendly and helpful.

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I
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I was with a group and my server completely forgot to input my order. When my other guests got served, that’s when the team realized their mistake so my meal was haphazardly rushed together. I didn’t want to be eating alone but that’s basically what ended up happening. We still had to pay for my meal which I thought spoke to the level of customer service this restaurant offered. Ambiance is likely enjoyable during brunch, going for dinner was the wrong move. Food is subpar for the price paid— overall a disappointing experience. I can’t recommend this restaurant as I’m sure there are others nearby that would provide you with better service and food.

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FO
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Coast is a lovely restaurant in a fun location.....but that comes with a downside - quite busy/a bit noisy.....and $20 valet fee, despite the validation by the restaurant. That is probably standard for California, but we were visiting from out of state. I would drop in again, but perhaps on a weekday when not so crowded. Fun to dine and then take a walk on the "boardwalk".

Mike V. 3/16/19

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M
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a very windy day so there was quite a breeze in the restaurant. We started with clam chowder (good) and the guacamole and chips (also good). For entrees, one had lobster roll and loved it. Two shared a burger and one person liked it and the other thought it was undercooked. We asked for medium well.
Waiter was excellent.

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O
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

location very nice. Great service. Food was OK. We went on the weekend, so perhaps menu was limited

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F
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great with our breakfast. That said, next time we will order cappucinos in place of regular coffee. We expected better coffee. We also experience similar, watered down coffee at hotel next door @ Casa Del Mar. With all the great coffee movements in LA, Coast should be better at rising to the expectations of locals...not just their guests.
Thanks much!

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KP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Poor service considering it wasn’t crowded. Charged for a piece of birthday cake that we did not order. Got food order wrong.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Our server was wonderful, and I have always enjoyed Coast. But the young man at the reservation area was immediately unhelpful: I said I'd made a reservation for 5 pm (this was Friday) and he barely glanced at the reservation sheet before insisting my name wasn't on it. As it turns out, my name was on the sheet, and I can only conclude he was resistant because we were two older women (I had made the res on my husband's phone). The young man didn't smile, didn't appear in any way willing to be helpful or even believe I had a reservation. My friend and I are both women in our 50's/60's - attractive, fit, and local Venice/Santa Monica residents. The guy acted as if we were lining up at some exclusive dance club in New York and not club material. RUDE and snobby. He really shouldn't be working at Coast.

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CY
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

About as good as it gets for a breakfast spot. Right on the beach, great food, great service. Have the Lemon Ricotta pancakes!

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but beautiful. Food was very good. Reservations were cooperative

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even thought it was a bit stormy outside - inside was light and cheerful. Great ambience. There were three of us, we all had something different - all excellent. The service was outstanding!

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BS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fresh food, even towards the end of the night!

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y
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

one of the few quiet restaurants left in Santa Monica, the location and ambiance are superb.

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m
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After coming for lunch many times over the last several years, I still am very happy with all aspects of Coast. Service is always exceptional, food is always exceptional, and ambiance is peerless. Thanks to all who make this happen.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing location. Tasty food but tiny portion for the price. My husband ordered a Caesar salad, and he received two romaine leaves with some cheese slices.

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l
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

I always love the atmosphere. The food was off this Sat. night. The calamari arrived cold. The seafood platter mussels were weird tasting. I had the fish of the day. It tasted muddy. The desserts were good.

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PD
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

waiter didn't seem to care./remember my food allergies

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N
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s terrific

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JK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely setting. James our server was fantastic. Good was sooooo good. Loved every minute !!!

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FF
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast cafe .... with amazing views of the beach....service is world class and quality of the breakfast perfect

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S
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful waiter! He made New Year’s Eve special!

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