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Coast

4.6
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978 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Coast Cafe/Restaurant is now seating Al Fresco on the Boardwalk - 8am to 9pm.
Please note The server will request a credit Card to open a tab when seating on the boardwalk.

Get Ready for Dine LA - - Lunch time Monday through Friday - - From Tuesday September first to Friday September 18th 2020
Please note Dine LA will not be available during our Brunch on Saturdays on Sundays.

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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 978 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEllenF
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always good. Salad delicious but smaller than usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the boardwalk and absolutely loved it! Such a great experience during COVID!

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LoveNewPlaces
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious and festive lunch. It was wonderful to dine out again, with plenty of fresh air and appropriate Covid precautions.

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The food was average and the place was dull. Didn’t look like the pictures in the website

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vipEllenF
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always delicious Cobb salad!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tortilla soup and musells. Everything was delicious. Watched the sunset from the patio. Lovely.

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vipkarinechka
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to lunch and dinner, to us a neighborhood gem!

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vipNana
Los Angeles
187 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely patio setting. Service could be better. Waiter not very attentive. Fish was excellent.

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vipNYCtoLA
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My husband and I came on 8/26. Whether you’re seated outside on their main patio or out on the boardwalk, they’re both lovely. We were on the board walk, which was beautiful, but also increases your chances of some interesting characters coming your way.
Service was fantastic and very attentive. The food is just okay (and on the pricey side) but that’s not why anyone comes here. The most disappointing part was we came specifically for oysters. Our first platter of them, had no meat to them at all. The shells needed to be scraped to get anything. Our server agreed and took them back to the kitchen, and brought us a new platter, which sadly, was not much better at all. This is a beachfront seafood driven restaurant! Good oysters are a must.
We’ve always loved their lobby lounge, so to receive such extreme low quality oysters was extremely disappointing.

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ilovetoronto
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely! Great view of the beach, as always. The clams and sea bream were delicious. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Monica.

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AMENA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual eatery with beach boardwalk seating, appreciate the umbrella for shade. Service was excellent, food tasty (had both shrimp and chicken caesar salads, clams, potato chips), and you can’t beat the ambiance of the ocean view. Food is very pricey & so is valet parking but you can also park in metered spots nearby. I would return because it was a nice experience and loved being able to dine out in the fresh air with friends, especially during Covid pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Nice view and prime location, but food overpriced for quality. Not unexpected for high end hotel. You’re basically paying for the view and location.

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RAL91436
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and cocktails were delish, and service was impeccable. They were very careful to follow all covid safety protocols. 3 of us shared the crab louie and salmon ceasar salads, and the proscuitto pizza. Prices were a bit steep, but expected at a beach front hotel. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and I love the new patio, so happy you are still open!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so, so good. Loved eating outside on the patio. Attentive service. We usually like to go to breakfast here (lemon ricotta pancakes are incredible), but dinner proved to be equally amazing. We had the crab bruschetta, fish and chips, and shrimp + lobster pasta. Will definitely come back for dinner again!

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donyap
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I had breakfast, everything : egg, potato & sausage, was so overly greasy, and no flavor!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I used to be at the Shutters for business years ago. I know the hotel very nice 5 stars and the Coast is not at the same level as I remember. Food ok ,service good but dirty and looks neglected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels like Nantucket with a California twist

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MelissaG
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I have an annual event in Santa Monica and dine at Coast every year. I have eaten alone at the bar and also with another co-worker.

This year I took 4 clients.

While the atmosphere didn't disappoint the service was atrocious. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable she was just not attentive. There were are least 20-30 spans where she didn't check in. She forgot drinks and dessert orders. The restaurant was not very busy (Wednesday night amidst COV19 concerns) she still seemed very lax.

My dinner party was enjoying each other's company and conversation so it wasn't totally apparent at first but as the evening progressed and we realized how much time had lapsed we all agreed it was very bad service.

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vipAnneC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of beach and casual, relaxed atmosphere

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JuliasChild
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for linch

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vipVfromHermosa
Los Angeles
171 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Lovely go-to location for those who want to sit at the beach and eat. We had the ahi tuna Nicoise and the shrimp linguini. Both were very good. Our only issue is the waitress took our cash and didn't offer to bring back any change. Weird, right?

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vipBillC
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Coast is a cute restaurant with good food and wait staff with attitude

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening!

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Sailer
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They let us share 2 dishes and perfectly cut them in 2!

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Kat12
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location, super friendly staff, we had a lovely time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Beautiful location near the ocean with great views at sunset.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best Crab Louie salad. And the perfect size. A crab-load of delicious crab, large chunks of avocado, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, Persian cucumbers, hard-boiled egg, and lovely lettuce in a delicious dressing. Perfection. Service is top notch and the setting—inside or out—is charming. A bit pricey, but worth it. Treat yourself.

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vipMarina
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, great food. Social Hour of half off everything from 4 to 6 Monday to Thursday is a steal!

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mart
London
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and venue - a treat for brunch!

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BMon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful setting, delicious food, and excellent service!!

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GregorT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience when coming to LA from overseas. Looking forward to come back

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vipCDub
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ocean view, great food, wine, and cocktails... what's not to like? Worth the drive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved our experience here. Our servers were amazingly friendly and kind. They accomodated our small dog. The food was delicious. What a perfect way to eat brunch with a beach view!

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IreneC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Made reservation to celebrate my daughters 18th birthday and to be honest, the experience was just ok. I did enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant. The noise level was nice, the lighting was good and the scenery outside the window was beautiful. Staff was nice as well. Once seated I felt very rushed as the waitress came over immediately and quickly asked if we wanted a starter or drink. This was within 3 minutes and honestly didn't even have a chance to look at the menu yet. Once we did order, the food was ok. Nothing stood out and was expecting a bit more for the $ of the plates. The fish of the day was ok, but needed a bit more plate appeal and perhaps a mango salsa to go with the plain fish, broccolini and very mushy tomatoes (yuck!.) The lobster roll was also just ok and needed something added to it to really make it stand out. Luckily my daughter enjoyed her Ahi plate. One thing I would have liked to see was a "little" something for my daughter's birthday. Most places at least come over and wish you a happy birthday. Nothing in our case until we walked out the door. Overall you are dining here for the location and ambiance. I would recommend sitting outside, grab an appetizer, your favorite beverage and call it a day.

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vipJanetP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, great ambience and great food! We will definitely recommend Coast to our friends and will be back again soon!

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JimM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour! Half off EVERYTHING from 4:00-6:00 - and throughout the restaurant (not necessary to sit at the bar). Beautiful view, and friendly service!

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vipGrace
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

it was good

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