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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.

1700 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Pico

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 576-3180

Website:
http://www.loewshotels.com/santa-monica/dining/restaurant

Parking Details:
Underground hotel parking, valet only. $6 for the first three hours with validation.

Executive Chef:
Zachary Dallessandro

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (5)
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Scenic View (4)
Waterfront (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Live Music (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The staff very helpful, The view great, the food very tasty, (we had brunch with French toast and Eggs Benedict) ... both very good and nicely presented. Nice place to eat a friend.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Was very good. Gave Champagne for our anniversary and a little anniversary cake. We will come back. Food was very good. Service as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Chose a table outside which had nice views on the beach and towards the pier. Food was delicious and very filling. Service was very attentive. All in all we had a lovely evening here.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

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!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We loved our dinner on Thursday. Service was outstanding, food delicious and the view is great. I highly recommend Ocean & Vine.

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 15, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I made a reservation on open table only to find the place closed due to a private party. It was my girlfriends birthday and it was a little disappointing.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Needs remodeling and an upgrade of furniture. Cleanliness needs to be looked at.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Best place to eat to enjoy an amazing view of Santa Monica!!!
Great food !!
Awesome waiter!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The buffet had some unusual choices, not standard on a buffet. For Easter, the dessert table was so cute as they had bunnies and grass, robin eggs, carrots designed into the desserts. Great for a special occasion, a little pricey.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Initially picked this place for the views and they did not disappoint. However, the food and service were just as good as the amazing view. I absolutely recommend Ocean and Vine to anyone in the area looking for a delicious meal on the beach!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 18, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 15, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 15, 2016

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Lovely service
Staff polite and very accommodating

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2016

We waited 15 minutes for a hostess and had to flag down a bus boy to tell them we were there for our reservation. When someone finally came we had to eat at the pool

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Menu is over rated, just good place to eat on Santa Monica . You are paying for its name.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 27, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 31, 2016

This was a great meeting place. We live in the SF Valley and our friends live in the South Bay. The hotel is luxurious and was lively on a Sunday morning. The restaurant food was delicious and the staff were friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Great Sunday Brunch! Try the Blueberry Belgian Waffles and the jalapeno bacon!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 26, 2016

We had a great brunch! Wedding or some other occasion was dining outside so we couldn't do that - looked like it would have been beautiful. Service was terrific and the food was delicious. Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 22, 2016

Cubain sandwich And veggie panini. Pretty good

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Nice place. Wished there was more as far as food selection.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2016

Loved the food! Loved the view! Great service! Excellent value! Highly recommend dining here!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 13, 2016

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.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 10, 2016

Thanks for accommodating our special time together celebrating and opening the patio.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 27, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Great views. Not too busy considering it was a Saturday night. Would highly recommend

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We had a couple issues with our reservation that night. First and foremost, I was trying to call them about 30 minutes before our reservation time to let them know we would be about 10 minutes late. No one took the call. When we got there, we got a decent table, but it took a good 10 minutes before the server came to get our drink order. Then it took a good 15-20 minute to try and call the server down to place our food orders. Forget asking him any questions regarding the food or the orders. I had questions regarding what could or could not be made vegetarian but ended up getting just getting some appetizers, instead of any entrees because I was not sure. The food came out fairly quick (10 minutes) but it was very mediocre. For the price I paid and the ambiance of the restaurant, you'd expect better, more gourmet food. That was not the case. It was very hard to get a hold of the server after that but they were fairly quick in bringing the check. I was disappointed. Even the view was not great, though. We had a bunch of electric poles and wires blocking the view of the ferris wheel. Unfortunately, I will not be returning.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2016

It wasn't clear from the website, but it appeared that on Sunday they had brunch items through the lunch hour - not. That disappointment aside, the food was delicious! The fish tacos are great - the fish is not fried, thank goodness, and you get 3. Very moist and tasty. The mushroom -arugula pizza was a large size, could have been split. The view from inside on this cold day was still great. Try it if you haven't. Validated valet parking was $7, but where can you park in Santa Monica anymore anyway!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 3, 2015

Our server Mounie was delightful she gave us incredible service and was accommodating.....Thank you for a great evening

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2015

David, our server, was extremely pleasant and went above and beyond our expectations.

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