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Restaurants near Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

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A photo of Loulou Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge restaurant
4.2
Awesome(711)
Price: Expensive
• French • Santa Monica
Booked 55 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
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4.7
Exceptional(3434)
Price: Expensive
• Californian • Santa Monica
Booked 68 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!
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4.7
Exceptional(3283)
Price: Expensive
• Steakhouse • Santa Monica
Booked 65 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
4.7
Exceptional(5780)
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Santa Monica
Booked 100 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 Blue Plate Taco restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(932)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Santa Monica
Booked 39 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 RED O Cantina - Santa Monica restaurant
4.2
Awesome(815)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary Mexican • Santa Monica
Booked 28 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 North Italia - Santa Monica restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1422)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Santa Monica
Booked 39 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 The Surfing Fox restaurant
4.3
Awesome(51)
Price: Moderate
• Californian • Santa Monica
Booked 25 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 True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica restaurant
4.3
Awesome(1498)
Price: Moderate
• American • Santa Monica
Booked 25 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.
A photo of BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2275)
Price: Moderate
• Steakhouse • Santa Monica
Booked 8 times today
Simply put, BOA is unlike any other steakhouse. We reinvented the traditional American steakhouse to fashion a distinctly unique dining experience. That experience is bold, modern and innovative. From the seductively stylish interior to the dry-aged prime steaks, BOA’s vibrant ambiance is as alluring as the cuisine itself.

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  • OpenTable Diner
    Los Angeles •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    I have visited North Italia many times, and I have a mixed experience about it. The food was delicious and expertly prepared, with a great selection of options to choose from. The ambiance was also stunning, with a beautifully designed interior and a lovely atmosphere. However, the restaurant was extremely crowded and noisy, which made it difficult to fully enjoy our meal. The waitstaff were friendly and attentive. Overall, I would recommend it for the quality of its food and ambiance, but be prepared for a lively and potentially overwhelming experience. It may be worth visiting during off-peak hours to fully appreciate all that this restaurant has to offer. FYI better make a reservation in advance, otherwise the waiting time for a table is very long on peak hours.
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    North Italia - Santa MonicaPrice: Moderate• Italian• Santa Monica
    4.6
  • Debra
    New York City •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    The Ivy did not disappoint! Everything was PERFECT❤️ highly recommend
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    Ivy at the ShorePrice: Expensive• Californian• Santa Monica
    4.7
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    San Francisco Bay Area •5 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Love Meat On Ocean…Love the food, the service and the ambiance. The ribeye melts in your mouth, the salmon and the sea bass is cooked to perfection. The vegetable sides are just as good!!!
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    Meat On OceanPrice: Expensive• Steakhouse• Santa Monica
    4.7
  • Jeff
    San Francisco Bay Area •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Lovely space, good food. They do not serve iced tea. Very strange. (I don't think I've been to a restaurant ever, that doesn't serve iced tea, and I'm not a soft drink person). Water it is. The French, I guess. :)
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    Loulou Rooftop Restaurant and LoungePrice: Expensive• French• Santa Monica
    4.2
  • OpenTable Diner
    South Carolina •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    The food, the ambience, our server Kirstin, was amazing! The gentleman who delivered our food as well, was fantastic! I needed a halibut fix and it was delivered! A good size piece with excellent flavor! My husband thoroughly enjoyed his Columbia River Wild Salmon went away incredibly happy as well! We will highly recommend this restaurant any day, and if we make it back this way, will return again!
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    Water Grill - Santa MonicaPrice: Expensive• Seafood• Santa Monica
    4.7
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