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About Coast

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.

One Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7am - 11am (Daily)
Lunch: 11am - 4pm (Mon-Fri)
Brunch: 11am - 4pm (Sat & Sun)
Happy Hour at the Bar: 4pm - 7pm (Mon-Thurs)
Dinner: 4pm - 9pm (Mon-Sun)

Cross Street:
Appian Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 587-1707

Website:
http://www.shuttersonthebeach.com/dining/coast

Catering:
Go to www.shuttersonthebeach.com

Parking Details:
The first three hours are $7.00 with validation. After three hours, every 1/2 hour is $1.00 extra.

Public Transit:
Pico Blvd - Ocean Avenue

Executive Chef:
Vittorio Lucariello

Private Party Facilities:
Have your next celebration, social gathering or corporate event at the beach! Shutters on the Beach provides a wide variety of unique and memorable settings for every occasion.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Coast Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
People Watching (4)
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Local Ingredients (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

As I was driving to work in L.A., two Spanish radio station DJ’s (KLOVE) were raving about Shutters on the Beach. I looked it up, and sure enough, I discovered “Coast.”

I was invited to speak a CSU Dominguez Hills, so I drove to Carson, from Lancaster, and then to Santa Monica.

The food at Coast was magnificently fresh and delicious. My wife loved it, so I told my brother about it. We will be visiting soon with his fiancé who lives by the Grove.

The beach looked beautiful from our vantage point, but Santa Monica, LA County and the State CA leadership needs to clean up the beach. It’s to beautiful to be dirty and smelling.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Meeting cousins only see about every 5 years.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Wonderful ambiance, delightful service and very good food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Fabulous setting on the beach. No one rushed us.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful restaurant even though it's in a very special hotel
Vittorio the chef of the hotel will make you anything you want
Wait staff is very nice
It just a lovely dining experience

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

A friend from London was here and she loved it and said thank you for taking me to this
wonderful place.

I take all my friends from Europe here when they are in town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great dinner with a great view. The staff was very pleasant and friendly. Salads tasted amazing!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We have been here many times and love it. We had a great service and good food. Prices are a little high but it’s worth it.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great views, great easy going staff.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The view is outstanding as was our server, James. Great ambiance, great food, great service!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This is a gem on the beach. Food and service were spectacular. If your price sensitive try and suspend your sensitivity and realize you have to pay for the location

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of my favorite places. On earth. Can’t beat Shutters on the Beach for amazing sunset, outdoor dining and excellent service. The food is pretty good too.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Restaurant was very nice, food and service was great.
Air Con, freezing!!
Noise from other tables was loud and children running around. In other words, don’t expect a quiet, intimate dinner

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very poor food quality

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We enjoyed brunch at Coast on the charming outdoor enclosed patio and were impressed by the freshness of the king salmon and inventiveness of its traditional brunch options. Upon entering the restaurant, we saw four fresh layer cakes beckoning us to leave room for dessert. Ultimately, we chose the coconut pineapple layer cake to end our meal. It was reminiscent of an old fashioned grandmother baked cake and was so memorable, we came back the next day for happy hour to try the chocolate one, which was equally delicious and incredibly balanced. We paired it with the happy hour Barbera red wine for a decadent treat. Coast is a true gem and all the staff make you feel welcome!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I found it difficult to find a restaurant in that area that offered more than just one dinner that didn't include fish or seafood, as I am allergic. There seemed to be many tasty items here so I was very excited for my date with my husband. We were visiting from Georgia and so we were also excited about California-style food.

Overall, Coast was disappointing. I ordered steak frites. The steak was undercooked, so I sent it back and it came out overcooked and dry. It did not come with any type of sauce, and was not good quality beef. The fries looked like the cheap variety that comes from the Sysco truck. Very little flavor happening in this dish, all for $31. I was also charged $5 for a glass of coke. My husband had a salmon burger with salad. The salad was a handful of mixed greens with zero vegetables incorporated and topped with salt and olive oil. Obviously he was not impressed.

The quality of food does not equal the value in money that this establishment charges. I would expect for a nicer restaurant to have pride in what comes out of the kitchen and clearly that is not the case at Coast.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Family birthday

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Lovely spot on the ocean. Beachy elegant. Our waiter knew we needed to talk and gave us just the right amount of attention. Will be back soon.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Took my daughter here for Thanksgiving. Our dinner was amazing. Crab cake was fantastic, ditto for the Sea bass. Enjoyed a beautiful sunset to boot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 16, 2017

3rd time dining at Coast and we have been very pleased with the food, location and service. Our waiter was Brian and he was very helpful with menu and drink choices and took very good care of us. I would recommend Coast for any dining needs, lunch dinner, drink (I can personally highly recommend the frozen Mudslide-YUM) Go on a sunny day and sit on the patio and enjoy the view of the ocean!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The view was gorgeous, the food was amazing and the service was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Scenic View, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful service and food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

My wife and I met some friends here on a quick trip to Los Angeles. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. The menu and food was fantastic. I'll likely go back the next time we visit.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Not sure if it was an off day for the server but he just did not seem very accommodating. Both my client and myself asked for a black napkin because we wear black and he without hesitation said no. When we asked him if he could look he with hesitation went looking for one. This is a restaurant hotel and they don’t have one black napkin? He finally came back with a light tan stripped napkin not happy looking very annoyed. For a $100 lunch I️ would have expected better service.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very expensive, not very good. Did have a nice view, that’s about it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Coast is a fun, casual, beachy alternative to the somewhat staid upstairs bar at Shutters. The decor is white overall, with splashes of color and the beach scene can't be beat, especially at sunset. The menu is great, lots of good choices. The dishes are well executed and the waitstaff can help guide you through the menu if desired.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always a great experience - have been many times over the years and always enjoyable

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great casual beach restaurant

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our server James was wonderful. The view was worth the lunch price. Parking a tad too pricey though. Great lunch spot!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

First they didn't find my reservation. Then, they took my guests to a different table. Good thing that Messenger worked. After that they billed us before we asked. In middle of all these happening, a disturbing alarm noise kept ringing and ringing. So everything went against enjoying such a beautiful place and environment 😣😣

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food was average, found a metal pin in the pasta, sent it back. It was removed from the bill however there was no apology from anyone

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Nice patio lunch. Ambiance was perfect.
The food, not so much. I ordered the Crab Louis. The crab had no taste. The dressing was not a Louie dressing but some strange bright yellow mustardy dressing that ruined the whole salad.
The guacamole had no taste either and was a green dip....no chunks of avocado. Salsa tomatoes had a strange taste. I am not sure I would go back for the food. I know the bloody marys are good. I will stick to those.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great way to end a family visit from out of town. Semi casual beach location. Food was terrific!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

What a wonderful experience. I had family in town and they wanted to eat on the beach and this was the perfect place. The staff followed instructions and gave us the best seat in the place. They were extremely accommodating.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This is one of my favorite places in LA. My first choice when I want something low key by the beach. Beautiful outdoor patio and great service. The food is getting a little more upscale/expensive than I would like these days, but I still love it.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

It's very odd not have a towel over the table or at least sets under the plates ...
Should not take the plates without everyone stops the meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Eat there for lunch often -almost always good food and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. It's always good!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I was excited to visit Coast again after not eating there for awhile. I was so disappointed to see that the $23.00 Thai chicken salad I ordered had hardly any chicken, and had no other ingredients than lettuce, cabbage and carrots. It was definitely not worth that price, nor did it reflect the fresh, innovative cuisine I had come to expect. My friend had the avocado toast for $17.00. She got two pieces of just ok sourdough bread, with sliced avocado and chopped tomatoes. Again, not very tasty, and for the price, it was ridiculous! I felt very taken advantage of. I never mind paying top dollar for a great meal. However, this was far below what I had come to expect at this restaurant. I will not be returning, sadly.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We used to come to coast every weekend as a family. However, last year my 4 year old was poisoned by a hot dog he ate there. I tried to follow up with the manager but had no response despite calling repeatedly. I was shocked by the lack of responsibility taken.
Two nights ago we decided to try it again and took my parents there. They had mussels and shockingly within 8 hours both were so badly sick.
I'm afraid I will never go back. Restaurants have a responsibility to run a clean, hygienic establishment especially charging the prices Coast charge and Coast failed in that responsibility.

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