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Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica

4.4
2089 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Built in 1917, the historic building now home to our Santa Monica restaurant was once a transfer station for the narrow-gauge Red Car line, Los Angeles' first mass transit system. It was later the repair house for the world-famous Pacific Ocean Park, home to the oldest wooden roller coaster west of the Mississippi. These days, we're still a stone's throw from Venice Beach, heart of where L.A. goes to play -- and eat. Also just a few blocks from the waterfront, our sister restaurant in Santa Barbara operates in a century-old brick building originally home to an industrial linen service for seaside hotels. While the Douglas fir floors, soaring ceilings, and glassed cupola have always been features of this historic structure, the sweeping arches facing State Street were added after much of the building crumbled during the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Fish
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am-9:30pm, Friday - Saturday 11:30am-11pm
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Phone number
(310) 392-8366
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
A variety of private party options available: Seated Dinners, Cocktail Parties, Garden Patio Setting, Private Patio Bar, Indoor Semi-Private Room, and Endless Menu Options

It would be our pleasure to assist you in the planning of your next special event.

Leave the details to us so you can relax and enjoy!
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Private party contact
Jacey Binder : (310) 392-8366
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main St
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Parking details
There is a city lot in front of our restaurant that is metered. Pricing is $1.00 an hour.
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Entertainment
Voted The Best Happy Hour in Santa Monica! EVERYDAY 4pm - 7pm, plus Late Night Happy Hour Every Friday and Saturday from 9pm to 11pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother's Day at The Enterprise Fish Co. with Our Chef's Menu Highlighting Local, Wild & Sustainable Fish brought in Fresh Daily and Prepared Over Our Famous Mesquite Charcoal.

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Sat 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 2089 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
service
4.3
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4.1
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Enterprise Fish always has the best fish and cocktails! And they are friendly and accommodating. The outdoor patio is amazing.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love Enterprise Fish Co!!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Friendly service and a tasty meal!
Great for dining alone, as well as in a large group. The place to go If you want seafood, but also offers a range of other food items. Perhaps this is why the food isn’t a 5 star (it’s good, don’t get me wrong) - if the menus was smaller the kitchen could focus more and the food would be incredible!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Great seafood - and they have redecorated the dining room/bar - it's all open and feels good when you are here.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The lobster special is the best deal in town. Love it! The sides are terrific.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We had an amazing birthday lunch for my father. The service and food was amazing. Great ambiance. We will definitely return!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

wouldn’t make exchanges on veggies
included with entree plate

waiter from South Carolina was excellent

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Service was excellent. Attentive but not annoying. Food was delicious. Not over or under cooked. Glazed Sea Bass, Ginger Soya Halibut, Jambalaya, and Pacific Swordfish were all great. I tasted other people's dinner. I live in South Orange County but would definitely revisit restaurant anytime I am on the westside of LA. In this particular case, the drive was well worth it!!!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We made our reservation with open table. We mentioned that it was a birthday for a certain person but nothing was done. They don't seem to read it at the restaurant. Other than that
it has always been our to go place for many years of occasions. The newly decorated place is
very nice and overall we enjoy the place and service.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

All excellent from start to finish

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This place is consistently really good. It’s really loud when it’s busy which isn’t ideal but still incredibly fresh seafood and all tastes great!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My boyfriend and I had dinner to celebrate the release of his album. Brody was our server. He was knowledgeable, attentive, and very pleasant! Thanks to him and the wonderful chef we had an excellent evening!! Thank you! We will be returning often! :)

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Another great meal at Enterprise Fish Co. Perfectly cooked Mahi Mahi, tasty Lobster Bisque with Pastry top, spicy generous portion of Jambalaya, and terrific fish and chips. Our server, Jeff, was charming, knowledgeable, and always attentive. The trip from Northridge to Santa Monica is a small price to pay in order to eat at this newly remodeled restaurant with terrific food and service.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We got the Lobster dinner special - everything was really good and Great Value !

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Best Boston clam chowder I have had in a long time, and really quick and courteous wait staff. Will see you all again soon!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Lobster Roll appetizers and Scallop Risotto entree were excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Enterprise Fish Co. is a great place to visit. First they were able to conveniently change our reservation as we had many changes throughout the day.

With a party of 7, our waiter was very friendly and constantly checked on our needs.

The food was absolutely amazing. I recommend getting the New York style steak with the potato Roman. Favorite place for my family and I.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very busy restaurant but very efficient in getting seated. Food was delicious and service was excellent. I would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had a family of four dinner in one of the booths along the side of the main room. I had steamed clams and a mixed fish kebob. Both were excellent and fresh- right off the grill that you can see from the table. The center of the room is definitely noisy, but not overwhelming, even on a Friday night. This was the first place I ever went out to dinner in Santa Monica in the mid-1980's. The neighborhood is definitely better now, and the food is just as good! Happy to be back.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Outdoor patio is great! Equipped with TVs and dog friendly!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very good quality seafood grilled over real wood. Sides are just meh. Plating is very dated. Are we still piling all the sides on top of each other and then balance a piece of fish on top of it in 2018?

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great parmesian halibut and of course best deal on a lobster dinner.
Had a problem with my groupon but the manager straightened it out.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The lobster special was scrumptious and delectable. The grilled shrimp was flavorful and tasty, dipped in cocktail sauce. A fabulous restaurant for seafood. We highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Love the food. Delicious always.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

It was nice and good evening there. The waiter was very helpful and kind. The food was good, maybe it was little too laud and too tightly.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

This was the first time we had dined at the restaurant since it was refurbished, and we were very happy. Prices are a bit higher, but the food was excellent, especially the Dover sole

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great food and great service everything was better then expected definitely would recommend

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent as always

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was very well done. We had a diverse group of Americans and Chinese in our party and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the dinner. The professional servers were friendly and knowledgeable. We had a group of 14 and they were able to accommodate us in a semi-private and less loud space so we could talk without shouting.

Overall excellent!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The restaurant is consistently good; therefore, consistently busy. We like the full meal they offer - including very good bread, a choice of chowder or salad; well prepared seafood, our favorite being a parmesan crusted sole. Delicious!~

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent service and great seafood. The waiter was very knowledgeable but didn't hover. Food was served timely. Definitively recommend the lobster bisque it's is amazing. Will be back again for more.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Solid place for seafood. High quality fish, excellent preparation, good service, and you can carry on a conversation without raising your voice. Much preferable to the noisy Ocean Ave. hot spots.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Well prepared and presented food, attentive service, enjoyable setting and, as a bonus, we were able to find a parking space in the adjacent public lot. So, all in all, a delightful dining experience and. Successful evening.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

food was good, service was superb but they wouldn't take my Groupon coupon because it was purchased at Santa Barbara

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2.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Ordered shrimps but they came late and had been sitting under the heater for too long. Inedible! They took it off the bill since we couldn’t eat it and it was too late to get something else but they didn’t offer any compensation for the hour wasted.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I hadn't been to Enterprise Fish Company for YEARS, as I've moved out of Southern California. But a trip to visit family brought me back and Santa Monica was the central location for a few of us coming from different directions. We had dinner on St. Patrick's Day - not on purpose, that was just the evening we had decided to meet. So it was a rather lively crowd and I think noisier than usual. But the menu is still terrific, the food is fresh and delicious. I had maybe the best swordfish I've ever had, and everyone in our group loved their entree. Good wine list, good beer, good bread, great service!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Good food great atmosphere and always a fun time. The soup is always yummy and so were the salad dressings

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Consistently good. Monday, Tuesday Lobster special is great, should be extended to Wednesday nights.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Had a really nice time. Good fish. Good waiter. Salad not the best.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Hadn’t been to this place in a few years. Menu wasn’t as varied as before. Prices are too high for the product.

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