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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

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Mon - Thu 1:30PM - 3:30PM

Fri 1:30PM - 3:30PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

Sat 9:00PM - 10:30PM

Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (38)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Good for a Date (28)
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Special Occasion (26)
Happy Hour (24)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Healthy (16)
Business Meals (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Authentic (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Seasonal (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
People Watching (6)
Romantic (6)
Cozy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great Beer (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

For happy hour specials you need to sit at the bar or outside. Dining inside is a different menu and setting.

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·Dined 3 days ago

I loved the relaxed atmosphere of the Enterprise Fish Company as I sat down to celebrate my birthday in this exquisite restaurant of seafood! I chose the mahi-mahi fish with sweet potatoes fries and a lobster bisque with puff pastry. The mahi-mahi fish was very tender and moist while being quite tasty in the mouth. The lobster bisque was very delicious and creamy with chunks of lobster in the bisque itself. The puff pastry was krispy on the outside and tender on the inside of it. Delicious. For dessert, I had the Enterprise Fish Company’s very own chocolate mud pie with whipped cream and a cherry. My server was impeccable. Katerina could read my body language and know what I needed without me having to verbally ask fo it. Katerina did such a spectacular job while I was enjoying my birthday celebration lunch at the Enterprise Fish Company, I ended up tipping her at 45% of my entire bill. I highly recommend everyone going to the Enterprise Fish Company!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great experience great service!!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service was great

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

I enjoyed the food and service. Our service was great. The food was wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 5 days ago

I’ve been eating at Fish Enterprise since it opened in 1979. Lots of good times, good memories and good food! Right now my favorite is their excellent cioppino.
A bunch of years ago , I was at UCLA Hospital Pharmacy waiting to pick up meds. Some out-of-town people asked if I knew of a good seafood restaurant on the water. This threw me for a moment, because Los Angeles is sadly lacking in that category, but recommended Fish Enterprise and apologized for the lack of view. I knew that food would not disappoint.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

The lobster is fabulous!!!! And so are the lobster bisque and steamers.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Seasonal, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

went on a Groupon: After a bumpy start- wound up with a good dinner, and surprise - Monday night 'special' dinner deal.
Fantastic server, Brian, really took care of us. Anything we needed he was right there.
More napkins, water, lemon, butter, extra tarter. And always with a smile.
Thanks Brian!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Casual, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Birthday celebration for as wonderful with lobster and a signature cake

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Our server was amazing! She helped with the menu choices and kept checking up on us.
Enjoyed the food.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Outside seating area is very nice and cozy. Server was busy yet she never failed to provide what we asked for. Food was delish! Tried the grilled avocado (amazing!), poke, steak skewers, fish and chips, shrimp skewers, burger, risotto and kale salad. Our party of 5 left very happy!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent food and good service, overall a very good experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This restaurant is a good local hangout for seafood. The service is good and the food consistent. If you're interested they have a happy hour and a nice outdoor patio in the summer. The salt water toffee they give as you leave is great

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Reservation was honoured, seated right away. Plenty of room. Quick service. All parties enjoyed their choices, both fish and beef. I took off one star because a plate was not provided for our starters. We used our bread plates and those were removed for the main course because they were no longer good for bread. This is a large, rustic styled place with a high ceiling. I haven’t been back recently and I liked the new, lighter color decor. The bar was lively too.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent lobster and Beer!
Great service and the 2lb pound lobster worth every cent.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I have been to Enterprise on various occasions, the food and service has always been good. On this visit I was impressed though.... this was my first time using Open Table so I was a little concerned that my reservations would be valid. We got there at 7pm with a 7:30 reservation, with time to kill we hung out at the bar. At 7:15 I went to check in and they took no information from me just said come back at 7:30 and your table will be ready. I walked away like ok will see about that....7:30 came, we checked in and were immediately seated.
Great first time Open Table experience and another star added to my Enterprise list.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This place is amazing. I bought two relatives for their Birthday. They each enjoyed themselves and said they would truly be back.

Thanks

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 3, 2018

They have a great lobster bisque!! small but feels up 2 people. Also greate BBQ Grilled Fish.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The 2lb lobster special for $37 is insane and delicious! The lobster bisque with puff pastry is to die for also...Miss the salt water fish tank 😢

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Seafood is the name of the game and it is delicious here. Fresh fish can be prepared to your liking. Our server, Casey, was terrific. He was very professional and extremely personal. For a special night out or just a casual dinner, the restaurant is a great selection. But be prepared for it being fairly pricey.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I was out of town for work but it was also my birthday! Lobster special was amazing! Best lobster I’ve had in a while & prices were great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

What a shame. Such an attractive setting, with old days charm, but food with no taste, short on staff, and things seem to be a bit in a disarray. We don't mind paying the price, but for heaven's sake, where is the management??? Does anyone care anymore? They are so obviously sleeping on their laureates.

Bring in a new dynamic manager, a good chef and get this, otherwise good place, back to its potential. It's going to b e a long, long time before we revisit this place. If by then they're still in this same rut, this is going to be it for us: "No mas!"

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was excellent. Our server was attentive but not overpowering. We have eaten there many times over the many years and always enjoy our meals. The only reason I marked them down is value is that now they give you one basket of bread and they charge you if you want another one. The restaurant is not extremely expensive, but for the prices you pay , I think you should get more bread if you request it. Not on is the fish and seafood good, the desserts are excellent.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I arrived about 10 minutes early, but they were able to get me a booth in just a few minutes. I had an appetizer, the clam chowder and the grilled salmon. All of the food was very good. I also thought the service was outstanding. I have been to Enterprise Fish before and will definitely go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We were very excited to spend my daughters 16th birthday in Venice. We decided on Enterprise Fish Co, we were seated pretty quickly but we were disappointed when we were sat in the very back of the restaurant, plenty of tables in the front of the house, we were a party of 4 adults and a 16yr old.
Our server greeted us nicely then it was downhill from there. Lobster bisque with the puff pastry was half filled and filled with grease. Out waiter was nowhere to be found for at least 15 min. The food runner replaced it. Still no waiter.
I had told the waiter when we first arrived we were celebrating a birthday, he brought out the dessert and half of our party was missing, literally tossed the ice cream on the table and said, sorry no candles. The bill came, he added a party of 6 $50 surcharge.....we are a party of 5 and an additional charge for sitting in the pack of the restaurant... WHAT?? Food was over priced... service was absolutely horrible. What could’ve been a wonderful birthday dinner was a horrible experience. The manager was sympathetic to the situation and comped a bottle of wine. Unfortunately the entire situation was overshadowing the birthday celebration.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

If you're looking for a particular kind of fish, call in advance. When I asked for halibut, i was told they were out. Pressing the point, the waitress finally acknowledged that halibut was out of season, even though it was on the menu!

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This place is gross. I used to come here a long time ago and remember really loving it. It's for sure gone down hill. Came to dinner here and had nasty oysters that were not shucked properly. Got the Branzino and the arugula salad underneath it was wilted, the fish was so salty. The happy hour is a good deal and should have probably just done that. Do not eat here if you want good seafood. It's terrible!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Very fun and nice place to get dinner

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Kitchen was out of many desired menu items. Some dishes were a bit cold.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was great, but the waitress was on top of her game.
Very sweet, attentive and professional. Took the time to explain the menu.
Recommended everything we ate and we had no disappointments.
I believed her name is Emily but most definitely go back because of her nice attitude, and I do hope to get her as a server.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great, long established place...a sign of consistency.
They won't seat your party unless 50% of you are there.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

A couple friends and I visited the restaurant during Dine LA week and had an incredible time! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We all got the mixed seafood skewer with twice-baked potatoes and asparagus. We also tried the lobster bisque All really yummy!

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Sports, Special Occasion, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I like this place but i have to admit DineLA menu little bit disappointed me. It had a great start with delicious appetizers and labster soup but sea bass was over cooked and super dry, and rice wasn’t cooked good enough. Desert was ok. I do recommend this place for weekend brunch, they have great happy hour. And oysters are delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We have been coming to this restaurant for almost 25 years.....although the food quality is good, it seems that the portions have decreased over the years....they used to allow for 2 sides if you get a piece of fish, and now down to one, and that portion is small. But the food is good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

What used to be a great place to eat is now no more than mediocre. Drabby waiters, so-so food, which requires asking waiter for spices or anything to give it taste. Even though their prices have doubled, I would not mind paying it if only the service would pick up a notch and maybe they'd hire a decent chef for a change...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Had the black cod special ($33) which came with fragrant jasmine rice (and tasted a bit perfumey), green beans and a salad. Asked for extra miso-ginger glaze, but no complaints, but nothing to write home about (or return to the restaurant for). Service (Waiter Chris) was excellent. Bread is super yummy.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great appetizers and happy hour. Fish was very good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Alls great to eat at Enterprise Fish, a little disappointed in the timing of my meal. We order mussels as an app and our dinner salad came out prior. Then the mussels and before we could start on the mussels our entrees arrive. Needless to say the vegetables on the entree were cold by the time we were ready to eat . While I didn’t say anything at the time, we did mention it to our waitress when we were leaving. She did recognize the timing and apologized

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Always good food. Love the lobster special every Tuesday

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