1212 Santa Monica

4.6
516 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
1212 Santa Monica is a unique New California Cuisine restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica. Our menu, crafted by Chef Luca, highlights the palette and diversity of the SoCal landscape. Complimenting the food, our beverage program includes select wines and creative cocktails to enhance your dining experience.

The space is multi-faceted, with vintage-chic decor and mixed media art. Enjoy the beautiful beach weather in the patio, or indoors in our massive dining room. Plan a private event/meeting at our balcony, private dining room, or board room.

Join us for all night best happy hour served from 4 pm-close every day.

On Fridays & Saturday, music by DJs on the decks from 8pm-11pm.

Mon-Thurs: 4-10pm
Fri: 4pm-Midnight (Food Served Till 11pm)
Sat: 12pm-Midnight (Food Served Till 11pm)
Sun: 12pm-10pm
Brunch (Weekends) - 12pm-4pm
All Night Happy Hour(Every Day)
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM

What 516 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cilla
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steven our servers was amazing! Very attentive and friendly.

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GumboYaYa
Baton Rouge
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place was really crowded on a Sunday early evening. We went to open table and made a ressie and were able to get in

We had to wait a short while. It was happy hour, yet they wouldn’t honor it at the bar while you waited for a table. Ridiculous! The staff was excellent tho. Our waitress was pleasant. They got one order wrong and never brought out an appetizer we ordered. Definitely kitchen and front end communication ssues.

Nonetheless , the food was cooked nicely. We had one salmon entree and it was beautifully cooked. The other meal was a waygu meatball sandwich. Also very good.

We’d recommend for the food, but would wait to get in. Make sure your order gets clarified!!! A few times.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Music was too loud but everything else including our server was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Over priced food with very slow waiter

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EdieW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch has become a bit loud but 1212 is still my favorite restaurant and never disappoints.

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vip90210Realtor
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless mimosas... redo say more?

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Ml90
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food itself wasn’t that great but they were accommodating to our party and the staff was friendly

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Loradora
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husbands 60th birthday with our son who lives in Santa Monica. We felt very safe and comfortable eating outdoors at 1212. Our waiter, Christia, along with his trainee, Fabian, gave us perfect recommendations and were very friendly. Nice touch with the outdoor heater. Made it feel very comfy and cozy even though we were outside. My husband ordered the 16 Oz. Steak for his 60th birthday and it was cooked to perfection. Christia and Fabian even brought him a 60th birthday dessert. What a great place to celebrate a memorable birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor ambiance was great with good music variety and vibes. Food was delicious as well

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vip90210Realtor
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prices, consistent food, & best outdoor ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved our waitress and the Brazilian playlist they had. The food being phenomenal was an added bonus

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JesseS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great valentines fixed menu they did there best under the pandemic limitations def will eat there again

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining, heaters, fountains and great service. Was an all around great experience.

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Darwin
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was electric, the outdoor setting on point and the food was to live for. Incredibly happy with that choice. 10/10 will absolutely be back.

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PatriciaG
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

It’s was Valentine’s Day and the music they played was very loud rap hip hop - it should have been a little more romantic since it was Valentine’s Day. Food was ok at best. Will not return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to eat on Valentine’s Day , all in all the food was great , very nice even though you are seated outside. Would definitely go again and would recommend. The drinks were great as well !

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AnthonyM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

seat selection could been better
And you only had two hours to eat & drink.... they service us with broken glass three....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in LA visiting out son who is a senior at USC and has a birthday this week. He and his older sister loved that there was a DJ and bottomless mimosas, and he said he plans to bring his friends for brunch soon!

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WarrenT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Way too loud! More like a club and less like a restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level was too high. Very loud music.

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LuisN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was really fast , The DJ playing was really loud but we were moved to a much quieter table. It was a little annoying that the chef wouldn’t make accommodations to his food but we ended up enjoying our meal

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The music was a little loud but honestly great ambiance. Friendly staff and amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The music was bumping when we walked up. We couldn’t hear each other or the server so had to ask if they could turn it down a bit. Crostini’s were ok. They told us the farmers soup of the day was bean, and then came back and said it would be mushroom, and after they delivered it the waiter said the chef switched it on him again and it was corn. The server was very apologetic and offered to take it off the check. He also did turn down the music a bit even though he said the manager usually doesn’t like them to turn it down. Entrees were pretty good. The lobster risotto was tasty (super hot though! I nearly burned my mouth). My man got the chicken Milanese which was good. The potatoes are ultra garlicky but I like that. Overall it was ok, but don’t know if I’d go back because it had a very college age vibe and ambiance

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AngellaG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious! Highly recommend the pastas and gnocchi, oysters with truffle were amazing. Everything was absolutely delicious.

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mike
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We went for brunch and the music was insanely loud. Service was good, but the food was just alright.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place

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vipfoodie
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

More of a party place than a dinner place. Music was too loud. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The music was too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
Fabulous staff, delish food, plenty of space. Love all the lights let’s hope you can keep the patio when covid is over.

I’ll be back for sure!

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Victor
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

On a Sat night ... music was very energetic and food service excellent !

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vipKristenS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere for weekend brunch or dinner!

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Doglover
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love 1212. Casual Monday dinner has perfect service !! They were nice about my allergies and helped accommodate :)

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ElianaG
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my 90 year old mom for dinner. The food was fabulous - but more so the service - our waiter (Enrico?) was SOSOSOSOSO accomodating and kind.

The DJ was out of this world. I was literally on my feet dancing through our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyable time

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BenK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to be back out - very loud though. Felt good about safety precautions.

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Angelino
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Casual place to eat. food is good. Though has some unique twists that you either like or not too excited about. Nothing was bad though. Not my favorite for food but ambience is good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Rude hostess, excellent server

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation for 3, and they seated us at the tiniest table, we didn’t even have room for all of our food. They refused to move us and weren’t at all apologetic. Oh and the server didn’t hear me order my meal so my husband and daughter got their meals while I sat with nothing until I asked where it was. Very disappointing experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed. Why would we be able to make a res. When closed??? WTF open table.

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ToruT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving day Dinner was great! Also the Lobster risotto was delicious as well.

FAQs

1212 Santa Monica does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

1212 Santa Monica is rated 4.6 stars by 516 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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