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Restaurants near Santa Monica Pier

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23 restaurants available nearby

A photo of Ivy at the Shore restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Californian • Santa Monica
Booked 35 times today
To our Ivy family,Starting March 21st Ivy at the Shore will be open Tuesday - Sunday until the end of summer. See you soon!
A photo of Loulou Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge restaurant
Price: Expensive
• French • Santa Monica
Booked 49 times today
Experience the "Joie de Vivre"At LouLou, food, entertainment, fashion, and art converge into a unique, one-of-a-kind destination.LouLou’s carefully crafted menus showcase French Mediterranean flavors with a classic California twist, while honoring the generosity of artisanal and homemade ingredients, as well as local organic produce.A carefully selected wine list offers a tasteful array of wines from both France and CaliforniaNever bowing to the ordinary, whether it’s a legendary brunch, after work cocktails, elegant dinner, or corporate event, LouLou will always deliver an experience to remember.Ample parking is available in the building. We are located on the rooftop level. Suite 300
A photo of Meat On Ocean restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Steakhouse • Santa Monica
Booked 48 times today
Meat On Ocean is a meat-centric, modern steakhouse in Santa Monica that offers both a sense of adventure and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Beyond the offerings of a world-class steakhouse, Meat On Ocean features an artisanal charcuterie bar, an exhibition dry-aging room and a variety of prime beef – from dry-aged domestic cuts to Japanese A-5. Integral to the operation is a highly trained crew of servers and butchers, who communicate directly with Guests about the beef, organically farmed chickens, house made sausages, choice seafood and more.Located on the corner of Ocean and Broadway, Meat On Ocean is steps from the action - including the Santa Monica Pier, shopping and hotels.Starting May 2024, Meat On Ocean is also your headquarters for private dining and events, with customizable spaces that are perfect for social events, corporate meetings, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, wedding receptions and ceremonies, with full audio/visual connectivity.
A photo of Water Grill - Santa Monica restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Santa Monica
Booked 75 times today
Located on Ocean Ave. overlooking the Pacific, Water Grill Santa Monica is an iconic seafood destination to enjoy the first catch of the season and a deep variety of fish, lobsters, crabs, oysters and shellfish on a robust menu that changes daily. Private dining capabilities also available.
A photo of The Surfing Fox restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Californian • Santa Monica
Booked 22 times today
The Surfing Fox is a chilled-out gathering spot serving up coastal California cuisine on a plate (or in a glass!) with a generous side of good times and vibes. Whether you're spending the day hanging ten or hanging out, come take it easy with us from dawn to dusk.
A photo of RED O Cantina - Santa Monica restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary Mexican • Santa Monica
Booked 7 times today
What better location to enjoy award-winning cuisine and expertly crafted cocktails, than sitting directly across from the legendary Santa Monica pier? This vibrant city-meets-the-ocean destination is a local favorite. With a beautifully appointed interior and an intimate back patio, RED O Cantina is an oasis of elegance, comfort and beauty. Our culinary team and waitstaff work hand-in-hand to deliver an unforgettable dining experience to each and every one of our guests.
A photo of Blue Plate Taco restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Santa Monica
Booked 22 times today
Blue Plate Taco is a coastal Baja-meets-Santa Monica destination on Ocean Ave. We are dedicates to creating all our food from scratch including the agua frescas and margaritas from the bar, the tortillas are made by hand fresh all day, and our salsas are made daily. The entire menu is fresh, light and delicious. We hold most of our tables for walk-ins so if you don't see any reservations, don't fret! We'll get you seated after a short wait while you're admiring the Pacific and taking in the famous Santa Monica pier.Reservations are limited to 90 minutes, we hold reservations for 10 minutes.
A photo of North Italia - Santa Monica restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Santa Monica
Booked 27 times today
Everyone has a favorite dish at North. Every day, our Chefs start from scratch to create handmade pizza and pasta using only the best ingredients to craft inspired dishes from the garden, farm, and sea. North defines the standards for handcrafted Italian. Our menu offers a great selection of antipasti (daily soup, charcuterie, bruschetta), salads full of seasonal ingredients, and a main entrée menu driven by both traditional Italian cuisine and lighter fresh fish dishes. North is a great neighborhood spot for family and friends to meet and share a handcrafted experience. From the food to the service, at North every detail matters. Due to recent current events, we will be only open for to go sales only at this point in time. Thank you for your understanding
A photo of Seaside on the Pier restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Santa Monica
Booked 2 times today
Step off the pier into the open air first level for fresh cocktails and a delicious bite form our full menu. Or make a quick stop for soft-server ice cream drizzled an array of dazzling flavors.
A photo of True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Santa Monica
Booked 12 times today
True Food Kitchen is a chef-driven restaurant and scratch bar that was founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, the pioneer of integrative medicine, to provide food that tastes great and is good for you. At our table, delicious dining and conscious nutrition go hand in hand, without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence. Our expertly trained chefs craft flavor-forward dishes, handcrafted cocktails and freshly pressed refreshers so you can enjoy epic food experiences that aren’t just good for you, but good to you. Join us in Santa Monica for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. New flavors, new combinations, new obsessions. Come see us for something completely new and delicious.

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  • OpenTable Diner
    Los Angeles •1 review
    Dined 1 day ago
    I went with my friend to have dinner and we had a great experience. The manager is super nice and friendly, he stopped by to greet us, the service was good, and our server Brittany was lovely. Kagen the bartender was amazing, really nice personality, he’s the best. I definitively recommend and I’ll go back for brunch.
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    Loulou Rooftop Restaurant and LoungePrice: Expensive• French• Santa Monica
  • JanetK
    Los Angeles •2 reviews
    Dined 3 days ago
    A friend recommended Meat on Ocean for my husband’s surprise birthday lunch. We had a party of 12. Fantastic place! The front of the restaurant is all open so you have a view and the nice ocean breeze. Service was impeccable (entire staff was top-notch) food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.
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    Meat On OceanPrice: Expensive• Steakhouse• Santa Monica
  • MoiraMvip
    Las Vegas •5 reviews
    Dined 4 days ago
    My family and I were visiting LA from Detroit. We planned a day in Santa Monica, that’s how we discovered Blue Plate Taco. The food was outstanding and service was exceptional. Unbeknownst to us, my nephew left his fanny pack in the bathroom, which had his phone in it. We realized this once we had left the restaurant. Upon returning to the restaurant the staff greeted me and said, “We’re so happy to see you! You left something here.” I was so relieved. The manager quickly went to retrieve the fanny pack- all contents still inside. The staff is amazing! Thank you for an awesome experience all around. When in Santa Monica again, we’ll definitely dining at the Blue Plate Taco. 🌮 🥰
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    Blue Plate TacoPrice: Moderate• Mexican• Santa Monica
  • Sophiavip
    Los Angeles •25 reviews
    Dined 5 days ago
    You can see from my track record on OpenTable that I come here all the time. I live a block away and probably average coming here once every two weeks. I have never ever had a single bad experience here. I have probably been to this restaurant close to 100 times in my life, which is insane — and every single time, the food, service, tables and ambience have all been excellent. If I ever need to go to a friend who is out of town or an anniversary dinner or a fun girls night out or last-minute solo dinner where I want great wine and seafood – I come here.
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    Water Grill - Santa MonicaPrice: Expensive• Seafood• Santa Monica
  • VenturaDaddyovip
    Los Angeles •28 reviews
    Dined 5 days ago
    We are never disappointed with Ivy at the Shore's excellence! Wonderful characteristics of Ivy at the Shore are service and friendliness of all staff, delicious and amazing food items, and the beautiful ambiance and setting in the middle of the Ocean Blvd scene!!! We recommend Ivy at the Shore 110%!!!
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    Ivy at the ShorePrice: Expensive• Californian• Santa Monica
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