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About Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica

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.

174 Kinney St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am-9:30pm, Friday - Saturday 11:30am-11pm

Cross Street:
Main St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 392-8366

Website:
http://www.enterprisefishco.com/

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

Parking Details:
There is a city lot in front of our restaurant that is metered. Pricing is $1.00 an hour.

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!

Private Party Contact:
Jacey Binder : (310) 392-8366

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

Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (30)
Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (22)
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Good for Birthdays (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Authentic (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fun (8)
Healthy (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Romantic (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Live Sports (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

We were so disappointed. Our first time there since they remodeled and changed the menu.
The restaurant is now modern but it looks more like a coffee shop. We did not like the new menu and the food was not like it was. Don't get the Caesar salad because you will get a heated, wilted wedge of lettuce with the fish on top. Hard to cut soft lettuce.
The server was sweet but very inexperienced. Its the restaurant's fault if they don't train, not the servers. She was very sweet and we felt bad for her.
There is a new chef and why change something that has been good for 40 years? We will never go back.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

The lobster special was excellent. The service was just right, attentive but not obtrusive, everything arrived in the right order and on time.
Comfortable and pleasant, it is altogether a great place for a special dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Mediocre food but friendly service and a very pleasant spot.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

My lobster tasted like rubber my husband enjoyed his food but I was really disappointed

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good food, poor service poor service poor service poor service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Lovely time good ime all wondy :)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service as always was attentive but not overbearing. Lobster bisque is the reason we keep coming back!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As always Enterprise is a good value for delicious food. They have recently remodeled and the restaurant looks great and updated. Lots of tvs in the bar area for a quasi sports bar feel, but not overwhelming.
Our waiter Kyle is always professional, friendly and on top of things.

Tags: Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was perfect from meeting till check! Kyle was very intelligent and attentional waiter! I'm visiting this restaurant from 2011! Thank you!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Really great place to try. Fantastic food and service!!!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Love the Happy hour. Great ambience and value for the money!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server was OUTSTANDING. food was super yummy also. My husband and I had a great time

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Healthy, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was easy to make a reservation and our table was ready when we arrived. They have a wide variety of cocktails, beer and wine to choose from. The Parmesan crusted Dover sole was exceptional. In addition the service was friendly and very efficient. We've always loved this restaurant and it never disappoints!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was outstanding along with the service. Wonderful fresh seafood.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and service. Always fun to eat there! I like the booths and variety of choices.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It’s a good casual spot for fresh fish and getting together with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Best lobster deal ever
We have been going here for 20 years
We always have the lobster special
a large portion and well prepared
I'm very fussy about my fish

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This is our favorite happy hour place - and it's got the best lobster deal in the area!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was superb from the time I walked in until I departed. The service that we received from the server Jeff was impeccable. I will always ask for him in the future. In addition, the food was excellent. The restaurant was clean from the inside to the outside.
I remember the good old days, when you offered all you can eat King Crab. Why not bring that back?

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Some of the worst service I’ve ever had. Appetizers took forever. They were delivered to the wrong table so we waited even longer. Our entree orders were never taken so we had to get a manager and ended up leaving. Waiter was rude and argumentative. Will never return.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We had the Mixed Seafood Skewer and the Seafood Louie. Both dishes had generous portions and were delicious. The comped birthday ice cream cake was superb. The restaurant wasn’t crowded at noon and was very quiet. We were able to converse comfortably.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The menu is a lot shorter than it used to be. The written refusal to make any modifications is obnoxious. The $5 charge to split a plate is tacky. The place seemed like a sports bar during a World Series game. Not the restaurant it used to be, but the food is still excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service was great and the food was phenomenal as always. I love this place and tell everyone to try their happy hour.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Four friends for a healthy dinner and watching the LA Dodger game, too! We all had Prawn Cocktails to start. Then Broiled Atlantic Salmon, Mesquite Grilled Seafood Caesar, Mesquite Grilled Chicken Caesar, and Cioppino. Fresh Coffee for dessert. Everything was delicious and the service was great.

Tags: Live Sports, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

It was a wonderful experience all the family loved it, beautiful place, tasty food,

Tags: Romantic, Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The lobster special is an outstanding value. BUT, a seemingly small but significant complaint. The plates are too small for the lobster and sides! It makes eating the lobster messy and frustrating besides making it difficult to properly enjoy the legs and claws.

The lobsters are nice sized. No need to make them look bigger by serving them on an undersized plate.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was OK - Appetisers were fair & service was minimum

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very nice dining experience for a birthday celebration

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was great, the server was really nice and gave great advice on the fish and wine. The Dover sole was among the best dishes I ever had there.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Except for them trying to seat us in the very back of the restaurant in a room more suited to banquets, all was great. And they did agree to re-seat us in a more lively area when we objected.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Sports
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

East coast visit

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The $30 to pound lobster was delicious and a fantastic Buy

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great have Halibut
is also pet friendly and has a wonderful happy hour

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We had the recommendation from our Free Ride driver in Santa Monica, when we asked about a good place for fish.....he was right! It was hard to choose what to eat....we will return there when we are back in the area. We really liked the outdoor seating, and our waitress Nichole was top notch!! Thank you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a terrible experience at this restaurant. Our waiter was rude and we could have had better food at Red Lobster. We asked our waiter what his favorite appetizers were and he mentioned the calamari, which we ordered. I asked him about the Brussels sprouts, to which eh replied, "That wasn't one of the dishes I recommended, but whatever." #rude
I ordered the Paloma cocktail which tasted like tequila and soda water. I sent it back. The calamari tasted like it came out of a box. We tried both clam chowders which tasted like they came from a can. We also tried the Lobster bisque which was inedible. The Brussels sprouts were bitter and we sent them back. I was so disgusted with the food I skipped dinner. My mom got the lobster which was decent and my dad got a parmesan-crusted fish which he couldn't even finish.
The ambiance of the restaurant was unappealing. A drunk man stumbled out of the restaurant when we entered. There were noisy children at the table next to us.
We honestly had the worst dinner we've ever had in LA at this restaurant and we won't ever be coming back.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

My best friend from Boston came in to LA to come there for lunch he enjoyed it keep up the good work

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

At a friends get together for a lobster dinner we ordered the two pound lobsters at $69 each. When they were served they were waterlogged, salty and tasteless. You will never convince us that the lobsters were just cooked. Our server came by to ask if we we’re enjoying our dinners. We told him, no, they were the worst lobsters we had ever been served, he replied, “oh, sorry to hear that” and left. Next, the manager arrived and we explained how displeased and disappointed we were, he said he was sorry but hoped we enjoyed the rest of our dinners, salad and old over cooked baked potatoes! They never offered to replace our dinners with an alternative selection. However, we got a free dessert, carrot cake, for the table that was almost as bad as the lobsters. Who puts peanuts on a carrot cake?
We have all been coming to Enterprise Fish Company for years and on many occasions have ordered the lobster at market price and they were delicious and now all agree “they have seen us for the last time.” At $70 apiece we have a lot of other dining choices.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Overall great experience. Exceptional service from Brody! Fun place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Enjoyed the food! Great service ! Very pleasant atmosphere!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

I would definitely eat there again. They have great service and fresh seafood. Really good for birthdays!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date
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