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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate Valentine'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.

Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (33)
Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (25)
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Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Happy Hour (22)
Good for Groups (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Healthy (14)
Authentic (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Business Meals (11)
Disabled Access (11)
Romantic (10)
Fun (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Live Sports (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6, 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 5, 2018

Great appetizers and happy hour. Fish was very good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 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 3, 2018

Always good food. Love the lobster special every Tuesday

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Good fun!!!!!!!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Love the lobster bisque!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My wife and I enjoy this bistro for special occasions like birthdays, Valentine's Day, New Years Eve. Recently renovated, it is very nicely laid out.. The food is always great, and service good. Good value for a local gem.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve dinner with family. Great ambiance!
Great dinnner! No valet but there is public parking across street. Easy access for disabled.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Absolutely top shelf food and service. Staff is very professional and personable. Lobster was fabulous and NY steak hit the spot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Healthy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good service and good food. Fresh fish/standard fare. Friendly, ample service. Nothing really exciting on the bar or food menu but a dependable meal/experience.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Young manager must learn to smile, be courteous and responsive to customers' issues, such as "too cold, or drafty". Please turn heat on when needed or asked for, without having to repeat it a number of times. Waiters are good, but this guy should be taught to behave like a manager who cares.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Family get together of six. I still haven't figured out why restaurants always seem to show you the least desirable table first. Our group was led to back room where I felt as if we were placed in the garage or a church get together room. I requested that we be moved, and after a brief wait, we were moved to the main room, a far more festive location. This is not "fine dining" but a satisfying alternative at a good price point if you want to take the family out to something "more" without breaking the bank. That being said, everyone enjoyed themselves. Food was plentiful with leftovers for the next day.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Consistently great delicious fish. Can't go wrong here! Diver sole and halibut exceptional!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Arya was the best server ever! Solid, prompt, perfect!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food good - atmosphere more like a chain now. We used to line the Christmas Decorations and fish tank

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

They didn't have a table ready for us or for our number of people even though we made a reservation 3 weeks in advance

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Four friends for dinner. Because we were watching our waistlines, each of us had salad and fish, but not dessert. Although our server was not up to this restaurant's usually high standards, our food was very well prepared and we will return in the future.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Wonderful lobster feast for a reasonable price. I have been coming back many times to
enjoy this treat.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We have eaten here many times and have had great food. Can’t beat the lobster special . Nice job with the remodel too.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I was there to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The service was excellent. The food wasn’t the greatest but it was certainly tasty. Overall it was a pleasurable experience and I do recommend this restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Go and enjoy. It’s that simple. The food was great the ambience was nice you will not be disappointed..

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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