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About Ocean and Vine at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Enjoy Santa Monica at its best at Ocean & Vine where breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Pier are just the beginning. Our California farm-to-table cuisine showcases thoughtful interpretations using the freshest and finest of ingredients. Offering every element of the perfect dining experience, regardless of time of day, lunch features seasonal salads, sandwiches. In the evening, dine fireside or out on the beautiful spacious patio while enjoying a glass of wine expertly paired with seasonal specialties.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Californian, Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast, Daily, 6:30am- 11:30am
Lunch, Daily, 11:30am-2:00pm
Dinner, Tuesday - Saturday, 6:00pm- 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Underground hotel parking, valet only. $6 for the first three hours with validation.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ocean and Vine at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel Ratings and Reviews
They use to have an amazing Sunday brunch and no longer have it. Breakfast ends at 11:30am on a Sunday which is ridiculous for a hotel of the size. Many items on their kids lunch menu were also no longer available. The food we did order was OK and does not warrant a return visit. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Its such a shame since the restaurant has a great view.
We had Christmas brunch as we were given a gift to go here. Since we wanted a buffet brunch and this seemed to be the only one in the area we were excited to go. The setting was beautiful overlooking the Santa Monica pier and the ocean. We sat outside which was perfect.
The brunch itself is pretty small. Usual omelette station and some waffles/French toast. There was lox and cream cheese, but they use bagel “chips”. Strange to me being from the east coast but I was able to score a bagel. There were eggs Benedict, but they were gone and not refilled while I was looking. The lunch foods were turkey, ham and fish. While the quality was very good the food was cold and probably not to code for sitting out. The desserts were few and not worth mentioning.
Overall the experience was “okay” and there have to be better places out here like there are on the east coast. Perhaps just not buffet style. One last thing that annoyed us was that in the middle of the meal the waitress brought the bill and said just leaving this but no rush. How rude. She did that with at least 3 other tables who were visibly surprised as well.
This year, for the first time in 35 years, I did not cook on Thanksgiving. Instead we made a reservation here which I was unsure about. However, the meal, environment, service and selection was absolutely amazing!!! We are already planning next year at this delightful spot.
No question we would recommend without hesitation. My husband is a non meat eating health nut who had plenty to choose from sans the beef and turkey. Wonderful all around!!
We've been to this restaurant a few times, because it is casual, cozy, on the water and has some creative dishes and non-routine wines (14 Hands Cab and Merlot). Cheese board and fennel salad are a must-order on any visit. Ask for Katrina (sp.?) to serve you. She is fun, attentive and efficient. On our last visit, she even remembered where we were seated on our previous visit, number of guests in our group and the wine we had ordered! Phenomenal! Chef is sometimes salt-heavy, so make sure to ask the server to alert the chef to be mindful. Patio dining can be a bit cold, but they bring you nice, soft blankets to keep you snug and comfy! Parking is impossible, but they provide discounted valet parking for dinner guests. Overall, a good experience.
Really great place for brunch. We got there early, but they were able to seat us right away. The buffet was incredible - totally worth the $35. Perfect ambience for taking my boyfriend's parents out to see Santa Monica. Beautiful view of he beach and the pier if you can get seated outside!
Dinner was great, service was good, it was very loud due to a large party and the person handling valet fought with us about our free parking because she didn't know the name of the restaurant inside the hotel she worked for. The food and view was great though, it's a lovely restaurant and hotel.
A great place to celebrate a special occasion. We celebrated my son's graduation. The service was excellent with attentive and friendly attendants. They were very accommodating to my children's food requirements. The ambience was great and not too intimidating. It has the relaxed vibe of the beach. We came early evening to watch the sunset and views of the beach and ocean. The food were fresh and delicious!
Lamb and short ribs were great, three seebass dishes were all over cooked, very dry. Very disappointing but the restaurant staff took care of this very well. They offered us other dishes and the bass didn't show up on the bill, without argument or request, they took care of it.
The hotel (although we did not spend the night there) seems upper class. The Location is great, with ocean view. The restaurant is dated though and needs a bit of restyling. The food in general was good, but not splendid.
The staff were extremely friendly and attentive:) My sea bass was overlooked but we were having such a lovely evening otherwise that I didn't mention it and am sure if I did that they would have brought me a new one. We went on a Wed eve and it was very quiet w very few other tables so definitely not a 'scene' good or bad when we were there. Am willing to check it out on a weekend or happy hour to see if is livelier. Quiet was perfect for our occasion and recommend if you want to have any meaningful conversation.
The staff was very friendly. The hotel is gorgeous. The view was spectacular, although set back a little. The food was magnificent. The cocktails were great. Outdoor dining is divine. On one side they have fire pits to casually sit around to eat and drink looking across the way to the ocean. The other side is more of an upscale dining but without a snobby feel. We were conserned that maybe we weren't dressed up enough but the staff made us feel right at home. It was quiet and beautiful outside on the finer dining side. The bar inside was very metro and had lots of interesting well dressed people. There are also couches and chairs in various sections inside to have some privacy and a wonderful conversation.The dining area inside takes on a personality of its own and is really amazing. I loved the style. It's truly the best hotel and restaurant we came across. It's our new favorite. You must go there.
The restaurant was closed for a private party and could not honor our lunch reservation. Why the reservation was taken in the first place was never quite explained. Given we were meeting friends from out of town, we had no choice but to eat at a table in the lobby bar. Even though they offered the restaurant menu, which was good, we were still disappointed. The bar is not the restaurant, which is lovely. We had been looking forward to it.
I made a reservation several days in advance, only to arrive there and be told the restaurant had a private event and we could not eat there. Our only option was to eat at a bar next to the lobby area. Needless to say, we did not stay. I do not understand why I was not contacted prior to the day of my reservation so I could make alternate plans? Had it been a business meeting this would have been very embarrassing and unprofessional.
This place was freezing cold...we kept our jackets/coats on for dinner. I was impressed with the food, but the overall experience was a bit lacking. We went for a late seating on New Years Eve. I was astonished by the number of loud children in the restaurant . I thought a 9pm seating would be late enough to avoid families with small kids. I was unpleasantly surprised.
In the midst of boisterous oceanfront Santa Monica we needed a place for an eight person business meal on a Saturday Night.
Ocean and Vine accommodated us with a large corner table, well lit, where we could talk without disturbing other diners.
Food was quite nice - good taste combinations and lots of choices.
Service was absolutely superb - friendly, helpful, attentive, but not intrusive.
Timing of courses coming out was good too.
Would work well for a large family gathering but they have lots of small tables with ocean views too - I think their set-up has enough variety to serve many needs.
The view is not to be missed. Overlooking the sand and the ocean this place is simply elegant.
I enjoyed my rack of lamb. My nephew enjoyed his sea bass (I thought it a tad dry.) My daughter loved her chicken (and I did too.) My son liked his sliders and fruit. The service was superb. Everyone treated us like special guests. Go.
Waiter was awesome, he went extra mile to accommodate our request of cheese platter that didn't existed within the restaurant. Pretty cold at nights so i would suggest to make sure that heaters are properly working since the ceiling ones were not working and the floor ones were more of a decoration then actually heating surrounding.
It was a good experience. Just a couple of minor improvements. It would have been nicer if it were a bit more dimly lit and I don't think the fire pit was lit. That would have helped ambiance.
Also, our waiter would not attend to us as often/quickly as I would have liked. Especially considering the fact that there weren't many people dining at the time we were there.
This was Easter brunch and it was excellent. Starting with better than average sparkling wine, to great seafood (although missed the oysters that were on the past brunches). Good buffet items even if less than usual. Only two misses, the roast beef was medium well to well and the eggs Benedict had stiff muffins. Oh well.
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