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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
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.
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.
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!
We went to Ocean and Vine for Brunch to celebrate a birthday. The food was great, the view was great and the service was outstanding, but the restaurant was almost empty. My friends and I had a great time, but the atmosphere was rather drab due to the lack of patrons.
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