Coast

4.6
1068 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Thank you for choosing Coast Beach Café! We are happy to be welcoming you back.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1068 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.7
ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LaurenL
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and James is the best waiter ever.............

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vipRegi
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Coast offers delicious food in a beautiful setting with excellent service. It’s a bit expensive for such a casual meal, but you won’t be at all disappointed with the execution of the dishes.

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Occaswright
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great stp

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vipMarina
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No better casual place to dine in Santa Monica. Terrific view, amazing staff and great food.

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vipsparklemt
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The food was just okay, especially for the high price associated with the meals; it could be much better. Lots of work at the beach so the view is not the best. At this time, I would not recommend the restaurant. I hope that when we are out of Covid that the flavor and options are better.

The best part of my reservation was the server, as he was attentive and constantly made sure that we were comfortable.

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JeanB
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We were disappointed that they no longer have happy hour. The outdoor seating is wonderful. The service was poor. We sat for almost 20 minutes before anyone came to the table with even water. Our server did not check in after food was delivered and we had to flag down another server to bring salt/pepper and more sauce for our calamari. The drinks are overpriced since no happy hour. The food was amazing and although pricey not outrageous for location.

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ThomasF
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent waiter, ambiance, great Oceanside dining experience

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STARLITE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful graduation lunch spot in courtyard away from too much breeze but oh so close to the ocean waves! Lovely hostess & very best server ever: Ms Colleen. Thank you.

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GLove
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall, food was bland and portions were small. The server messed up twice on our order and the wrong food was brought. Was hoping to be wowed by the overall food and experience, but was just ok. No salt on the table, no flavoring offered on latte’s...at this price point, the customer should have all options. Likely will not be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Great service and food. Not to mention the view.

LB
vipLorriB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

IT's a great restaurant- love both dining options at Shutters. One suggestion- I've been a regular patron for a very long time, and they keep removing the best options. Used to LOVE the lobster salad there, then that was removed. Tried the Crab Louie and that became my fave- now that's off the menu!! Removed the hash off the breakfast menu. These are all popular, excellent meals- BRING THEM BACK!!! Listen to your customers. There are now like two salads to choose from- c'mon!! I tried the Avocado Toast, but it's very skimpy- needs more with it. I love Coast, but I'm running out of healthy options. Still my fave place though for a lunch out.

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ManhattanBeachlocal
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shutters Coast is one of the very few restaurants right by the beach in LA area. The food and service is always excellent. It's a great spot to have a nice meal and take a stroll on the beach afterwards.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

James waited on us and was a pure delight. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and very personable in relating what items were “must haves.” The prices were a bit high for the quality of the food. Cocktails were $20 a piece. Essentially, you pay for the view which was okay but may not be every diner’s wish.

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HelenaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting by the beach, food choices were perfect for our lunch and the service was excellent and friendly. Highly recommend, we will definitely come back to enjoy this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Ambiance perfect. We were there fir a special occasion and we were never rushed. It was perfect!

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vipNonny
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great food, tabl

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vipShuttersCoast
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a treat to dine at any of the restaurants in Shutters!

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JennieL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was decent. Great location. We had a wonderful server. Not much parking so valet is your best bet. $10 with validation. The drinks were WAY over priced. $20/$22 for a cocktail was a bit steep. Would not go back mainly because of that. But overall still a nice spot. Just plan to pay more for drinks.

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vipObjectiveCritic
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food, great location, very slow service. Our server seemed to disappear.

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MariettaH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and delicious menu! Perfect brunch place!

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vipLouLouBelle
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was even better. My fave place to go esp for outdoor dining

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vipGrace
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

great lobster roll !!

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vipJessfl11
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and view. We loved if.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Had brunch on a Friday. Sat right on the beach and service were first class and the ambiance can’t be beat!

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vipWestsider
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and drinks, slow service, and early closing. But an overall nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not worth the price

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BryanG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and view was amazing! Seafood pasta dish is a must have.

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Adventurer
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location and space for old friends (and new ones!) to catch up, especially as we adjust to new norms. From reception to saying thanks and good bye, service was excellent. I highly recommend this coastal delight, and will be returning, soon!

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vipNena
Los Angeles
117 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely time wonderful servers good food

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CatLab
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coast is a great place to gather with friends. My workout friends and I meet here for breakfast after our pilates or yoga classes and it's a wonderful way to enjoy the beach in such a lovely setting. We also take our out-of-town guests here for breakfast or lunch because the food and service are top notch and what a lovely way to take in Santa Monica beach. You are literally steps from the sand and can take a nice stroll along the beach path after your meal.

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vipSusie
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and ambience! Service was impeccable!

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MelonieK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service atmosphere ... and location location location. Perfect lunch with the girls

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shoppingal
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

If your table doesn’t have a view, then you feel a bit cheated.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great wait staff. Beautiful location. No complaints.

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RachelB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The spot was so perfect! The views were amazing! Food was delish. James our server was awesome. Everything was absolutely perfect. I cannot wait to go back! The spot was so beautiful!

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vipSteve
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We waited 90 minutes for our appetizer and then entre came as we were still eating our appetizer. It was completely ridiculous.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Ordered a Caesar salad, dry, dressing on side with grilled chicken.
The chicken was pink inside and the salad was drenched in dressing ( not on side) I could not get my server attention so I moved the food around while my friend ate his undercooked burger.
The beach view was lovely though.

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Luvtodineout
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a great place to have lunch on the Santa Monica beach. I almost felt like I was on vacation. I will be back !!

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ThaiRob
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor seating by the beach. Lobster and shrimp pasta , chicken salad, avocado toast and wine was awesome.

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ElanaC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was awful and the service wasn't very good. I would chose a different place.

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Coast is rated 4.6 stars by 1068 OpenTable diners.

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