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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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Brioche Bun | Lemon Aioli | Fries
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Wagyu Beef | Cheddar Cheese | Coast's Spread | Fries
Rare lunch out
Fantastic all around!
We sat at a table on the Boardwalk on a beautiful bday! What better way to spend the lunch hour than with excellent food and listening to the ocean waves! Service as always was spot on!
How about our server wear a mask that actually fits over his nose and mouth so he is not constantly touching the mask and then touching the food and drinks he served us. If I get covid, I’ll be in touch.
great food and service and atmosphere, and right by the ocean to boot!
Beautiful setting by the ocean. Great service. Food is excellent.
Always good. Salad delicious but smaller than usual.
We sat on the boardwalk and absolutely loved it! Such a great experience during COVID!
We had a delicious and festive lunch. It was wonderful to dine out again, with plenty of fresh air and appropriate Covid precautions.
The food was average and the place was dull. Didn’t look like the pictures in the website
Always delicious Cobb salad!
We had the tortilla soup and musells. Everything was delicious. Watched the sunset from the patio. Lovely.
Wonderful place to lunch and dinner, to us a neighborhood gem!
Lovely patio setting. Service could be better. Waiter not very attentive. Fish was excellent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Food was excellent and I love the new patio, so happy you are still open!
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!
I had breakfast, everything : egg, potato & sausage, was so overly greasy, and no flavor!
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.
Feels like Nantucket with a California twist
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.
Great view of beach and casual, relaxed atmosphere
Love this place for linch
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?
Coast is a cute restaurant with good food and wait staff with attitude
They let us share 2 dishes and perfectly cut them in 2!
Great location, super friendly staff, we had a lovely time
Excellent food and service. Beautiful location near the ocean with great views at sunset.
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.
Amazing atmosphere, great food. Social Hour of half off everything from 4 to 6 Monday to Thursday is a steal!
Great service, food and venue - a treat for brunch!
It was a beautiful setting, delicious food, and excellent service!!
Best experience when coming to LA from overseas. Looking forward to come back
Coast is rated 4.6 stars by 984 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.