Herringbone - Santa Monica

4.3
500 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Herringbone features California coastal cuisine with an emphasis on line-caught seafood and high-quality meats. The cuisine uses market-driven ingredients and a curated wine selection that allows guests to set sail on a unique culinary and social dining experience. Filled nautical whimsy, Herringbone’s innovative design creates a fresh, contemporary atmosphere of easy Southern California beach living.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
HAPPY HOUR:
Daily: 4pm - 7pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 11pm
Sunday: 5pm - 9pm

BRUNCH: Saturday & Sunday: 10am-2pm
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Phone number
(310) 971-4460
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pico
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Parking details
Valet
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Herringbone's coastal décor and seafood cuisine make the ideal backdrop for special events.

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food
4.0
service
4.4
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was wonderful. The service was great too. The only issue, and it was largely because this was our first dining experience, was I specifically said we would like to share the selected menu item. When two plates were brought to us, the portions were small so we assumed that the plate had been split into two portions as requested. It wasn’t until we got the bill that we realized we were served two separate orders of the same menu item. Live and learn :)

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1.0Dined on August 6, 2018

A comedy of errors at Herrngbone: table not ready on time, no menus, half menu not available, meal took 90 mins to appear, no sides turned up....all a bit of a disaster. Didn't get charged for drinks to compensate.

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1.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Seafood is terrible - bad form for a seafood restaurant. Server was uninterested in us after we paid the check despite being on bottomless rose. Burger ordered protein style came on 1 piece of shriveled lettuce

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

2歳の子連れで行きました。
騒がしいので子連れでも全然大丈夫ですが、騒がし過ぎて会話がままなりません。
お料理はシーフード推しですが、全て微妙!!
バッファローオクトパスはソースが酸っぱいし硬くて美味しくなかったです。
シーフード盛り合わせはロブスターが生臭かったのとソースが全て微妙。エビと牡蠣は普通においしかったです。
マッシュルームのソテーも酢の味しかしなくて食べられませんでした。普通にクレイジーソルト的なもので味付けすればいいのに。
シーフードリングイネの具材も3分の2の確率で臭くて思わず吐き出しました。エビのアンモニア臭はトラウマです・・・。
内装やインテリアなどとてもカリフォルニアらしくとてもオシャレでワクワクしていたのにお料理がおいしくなくて本当に残念!!
店員さんはフレンドリーで良かったです。

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

looks (upscale but casual) better than it feels (upgraded burger vibe)

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great ambiance and service but none of the dishes really stood out.

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Service was very slow. We were sitting around for a while waiting for someone to take our order. Drinks also took a long time to come after we ordered them. Maybe they were just having an off night because I’ve had friends that have gone before and had great service. They were out of the drink and one of the food items I tried to order and one of the food items had to be sent back as it was undercooked. Maybe they are a better brunch spot. On a positive note, they were great at letting me update my reservation to add more people. I’ve heard they are great for groups but maybe this only applies for brunch?

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The food and service was top notch, but the noise level was really distracting.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Ambiance is nice. Had great reviews and great pics of food plates but maybe for night time? We were there for Sat brunch/ lunch; short list on menu for options... drinks were good.
We were seated already (4ppl) on a regular table and was asked to move 2x by 2 different staff members to a smaller table to which we said -no the first time. Not a great first impression for service.
The burgers here could be better; a little on the bland side and a tad dry.

Not so far from the boardwalk and beach. An awesome place for fancy meal.

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Disappointed. Menu was limited. Only the ceviche was good in the brunch menu. Had an experience with the cleaning staff which was not appropriate. My wife went to the rest room and a male cleaning staff member followed her in without knocking the door or giving any notice. Then he started washing his hands in the rest room next to my wife. This was all very inappropriate and not expected from a place like this. Rest of the service was courteous but this destroyed the whole experience. Also parking is a pain so just valet. Would not come here again!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Upper echelon brunch experience

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Not a terrible experience but not a good experience whatsoever. Definitely overpaid for quality of food and service and won’t be back. Food was okay. Server never asked how we enjoyed the food, so we ended up leaving being unsatisfied with the meal.

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1.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Food was good.
Place is nice.
Service was terrible !!!!!
Never again.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Food was outstanding, service great, but noise level way too high.

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1.0Dined on July 18, 2018

I do not usually write reviews, but my experience here was so bad that I think its necessary to share. We were greeted by our server, and then forgotten about for about 20 min. The ceviche tostada was bland. Food was delivered to our table that we did not order on 3 separate occasions. My glass of wine was comped, but I was overcharged for my dinner (an extra flat bread was put on my bill). Our server and the staff were very apologetic, but our experience overall was a disaster.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

My party of seven met there for a family bday dinner!
We were seated promptly & drink order was taken right away. *Specialty drinks worth a go - mine was very refreshing!
We had a variety of three tasty appetizers -- everyone was happy with their meal choice & all were artfully presented!
Got a little bit loud as the evening went on - but overall, a lovely restaurant!

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Live this restaurant, great oysters, fantastic happy hour, and dinner!

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Amazing place to spend our last night on holiday. Also loved that we finished dinner and moved to the bar area with great service from Ryan behind the bar. Will definitely be back.

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2.0Dined on July 16, 2018

The food was delicious but spoiled by the poor service. Upon arrival, no one attended to our table for 10 mins. We didn’t receive our drink order and had to ask again. After our appetizers we didn’t receive our entree for 45 mins, no one came to update us or ask us if we wanted more drinks. They didn’t apologize for the wait. It ruined what would otherwise have been a nice evening. Very disappointing

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Started at 6:35, Sunday evening, for oyster happy hour that ends at 7:00. Ordered cocktails and six oysters before dinner at 7:00. Order was taken promptly but 35 minutes later and after our dinner reservation, i asked how it could take that long to shuck 6 oysters. Ten minutes later i had my oysters. Something wrong with a happy hour that makes you unhappy.
My wife had albacore tuna salad and was satisfied. I had scallops and bone marrow. Of the 3 good-sized scallops, 2 were gritty and the bone, wth marrow, had beed so overroasted that the marrow was left with no texture and had to be scraped off the bone. I have never seen marrow prepared so poorly. For $39 dollars for 3 scallops, and burned on marrow, i can only assume the restaurant’s real chef doesn’t work on Sundays.

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Decent food, but noise level is intolerable. place to eat, not socialize

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1.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The staff seemed disorganized, the service was at best comparable to one you expect at a breakfast diner, the food was not special, certainly not in line with the prices the restaurant charges

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Food was good and fresh, but nothing extraordinary. Service definitely needs improvement. Granted, it was a Friday night, but no one really seemed to care if everything was to our liking. Our server checked once. Wait for food was long, especially for dessert. By the time I was brought my dessert, my date was practically finished with his. Overall, a disappointment. I’ll be back for oyster hour, but not for dining.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

To die for , upscale happy hr with lovely ambiance and great happy hr . $1 oysters !!!

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Great as always food. Their buffalo octopus is crazy good.

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2.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Service was slow. Hardly saw our waitress.
Food was overpriced .
The Mahi Mahi fish was so overcooked at usd$32...
if it was $52 and delicious I don’t mind at all.
Crab cake was average... not much taste.
nothing great except the interior design was fun.

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

I love seafood and they have a fairly good selection, although am missing clams on the half shell which they had before. Also, the music was not necessary, it was loud, and since it has high ceilings, made it difficult to have conversation. However, would go again for happy hour instead

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Herringbone is one of our go-to's for brunch. Relatively inexpensive bottomless mimosas, and great food options. Our service was a little inattentive this time, and I discovered a truly baffling price of adding one egg on the side of your breakfast dish ($7 PER EGG????). Alas, this won't keep me from coming back...I still love the place!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Really nice selection and not just your average I went out to eat kind of place. I never even made it to the entree items. The "left" side of the menu had so many great selections I was able to order a number of things and create a sampler. The Oysters were also great.

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

happy hour oyster and blueberry donut was good but that was it. Super loud.

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2.0Dined on July 6, 2018

35$ for Alaskan crab leg appetizer...but there was only 1 real leg ( cut in 1/2) dry & not fresh at all. Two diners in our party ordered that, so there’s $70 wasted... gorgeous setting, just beautiful. Loud music didn’t match the place though. (80’s music) Go for cocktails, skip the food.

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

This restaurant was beautifully designed; however, we received very little food for the high prices. They have no business offering side dishes separately when they charge $39 for 3 scallops. We wouldn’t have minded spending so much money if food portions were sufficient. I would only return for drinks or happy hour.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

This was my first time there! Loved the vibe and love that it is an Ocean Friendly Restaurant!

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Good food but overpriced.

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2.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Don’t bother. Seafood in Santa Monica is awful. Not fresh. Not well prepared. Way over priced. Stick w drinks and appetizers.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Happy Hour for $1 Oysters was great. Drinks and bar keep were very good and bar staff were very attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Very good food. The branding really was t branzino, it came with the fish head, which we felt should’ve been mentioned.
Nice vibe outside, pretty loud inside but attractive.

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2.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Waiter was very kind. Salad excellent, entrees good. One problem. I waited 35 minutes for my salad and 65 minutes for my entree. I’m a business guy and just felt that I didn’t matter. Not a good take away when one spends 100 bucks on a meal for one.

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2018

When we walked in, it was immediately apparent that the noise level was high. We tried to find a table where it was a bit more quiet, but that wasn’t possible. Three of us ended up shouting at each other for the rest of the evening. The menu offered an excellent variety of choices, so we were were happy with that. Although, the wine menu leaves very few options for a single glass of wine. Two of us ordered fish and asked for wedges of lemon with it. We had to ask four times for that. We also requested some bread, and again, had to ask four times for three little slices of bread. The fish, in both cases, was completely over-salted. I am a lover of salt, and it was excessive even for me. However, the deserts were good. All in all, I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant because the service is not good and the food is mediocre at best.

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The server forgot one of our guest’s main entrees and they didn’t apologize for it or even acknowledge the mistake. It was Father’s Day and unfortunately it was one of the fathers in our party that was the victim. Another guests pasta entree came out too and it wasn’t hot. The Mahi-Mahi Fish recipe that someone order was so salty that it was almost inedible. Very nice ambience but service and food wasn’t consistent or worth returning to the restaurant again. Pretty environment but won’t invest another large party event there.

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