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Calabra

4.6
265 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Serving Mediterranean and Californian cuisine with a view. Located atop the Santa Monica Proper, our on an elevated rooftop and mid-level garden terrace provide an inspiring atmosphere with Santa Monica and the ocean as a backdrop. Whether from the pool sundeck, circular bar or second floor oasis, views are best enjoyed with snacks, boutique wines, seasonal cocktails and small-batch spirits.

Calabra's Health & Safety Measures:

All guests will take a body temperature check upon entry. Anyone with a fever, showing signs of illness, or exhibiting virus symptoms will be asked to leave and advised to see a doctor. Face Masks are required when entering and while on property. 6 feet physical distancing required. Layouts have been arranged to ensure appropriate distancing. All local and state Covid-19 guidelines apply. No-touch payment options available. We are committed to a safe environment for everyone.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 265 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The place is beyond amazing. I was surprised to be seated in low chairs/sofas with a low table in between us but this actually ended up being comfortable and relaxed. The food was okay. I probably wouldn’t come back if the restaurant was located on a regular building, but the whole hotel look & experience made it worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting located at the roof top of the proper hotel. The quintessential LA ambience and decor.. The food was good but the drinks could have been stronger. Staff was friendly and attentive. Would go back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calabra was very safe in their COVID edits, wearing face masks and gloves and having spread out seating. The food came quickly and the atmosphere was great and cozy. Julien made us feel welcome and celebrated with a glass of champagne on the house!

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vipSherryS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience3

I appreciated the food and service but didn’t feel the tables in the pool area where we were seated followed covid19 guidelines of 6 feet apart. We asked to be moved but told no other tables available. Mind you our reservation was for 5 pm and as I looked around, definitely in the main room plenty of seating available that were further apart .

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vipericd
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Beautiful setting, mediocre food. The Mediterranean plate was beautiful, but bland and tasteless.
Great service and friendly helpfulness from all staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service! Food and bevs were awesome!

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Riles
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An excellent spot for cocktail and appetizers off the busy Santa Monica path. This is a perfect spot to go if you are looking for delicious appetizers, drinks and cozy (very aesthetic) vibes.

Pictured is the CALABRA MEZE // $26 // Avocado, Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Labneh, Market Crudite, Feta Cheese, Olives, Grilled Laffa Bread

Ambiance - 10/10

Food - 9/10 (lack of variety)

Drinks - 8/10 ($20 per)

Service - 10/10 (very clean and safe)

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BenS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience here. The service, ambiance and dishes we ordered we all wonderful. They also have a great selection of cocktails, we had three or four and they were all delicious. Their outdoor dining area is also beautiful, great for a date night. We look forward to dining at Fia again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience

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vipEmilioS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service superb. Def will come back!

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ChelseyG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! Music was perfect, a mixture of everything. The atmosphere was perfect too and i can’t forget about the perfect view of the city we had for my boyfriends 27th birthday! This restaurant made our trip even more unforgettable

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Shant
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The restaurant is beautiful and the food is absolutely delicious, no question about it.
As we are older ( in our late 40’s,) they seated my wife & I on the back
side of the restaurant overlooking rooftops of neighborhood apartments, as opposed to the beautiful restaurant setting.
Seated at the other end of the restaurant separated by a wall, it did not make it easy for our server to come around as often as we liked. We waited a very long time to order appetizers not to mention the main course afterwards.
As beautiful and delicious as this place was, I will not be returning, I felt like I wasn’t good enough to sit in the main dining area.

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DevinD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great vibes on the rooftop - food service was on the slow side.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was superb! Rebecca our hostess made a great effort to accommodate my request to move to the pool side since it was my going away celebration. Chelsea our server was also lovely & the team members assisting :)
Place was packed! My friend & I did not like our original spot...the tucked away tables near the restrooms facing west hollywood, very isolated & lacked character, ambiance & people vibe

So glad Rebecca was able to switch our location.

good draft beer selection though the mussels & broth was warm not hot, nevertheless it was delicious & fresh! The rooftop restaurant with the pool area, bar facing fireplace & ocean js one of a kind in Santa Monica, worth going back to 👍

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reneef
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very over priced. Great server.
Love the Covid practices and care for guest but pricey.

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Kath
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing, from the vibe to music to food to service, it was 10/10. Already making a resi to come back next week with visitors in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
185 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great culinary experience

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Opentablereview
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid safe, great staff, amazing drinks and sunset view. Food was pricey but delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Very poor service considering there were barely any customers and a huge amount of staff.

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Kristy
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a really nice, enjoyable evening. The food was good too.

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morgans
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good atmosphere I liked the food and pool area!!!

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LydiaC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

We were seated at a table by the hostess that boasted a "city view" but in reality, it was just an overflow table in a walkway that cut us off from the atmosphere of the restaurant. The food was just OK and the service was fine once we were seated, but I wouldn't go back because of the poor overall experience.

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AniBani
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Let's just say it was ... not great. We had super high expectations for Calabra especially because the menu looked great and the Kelly Wearstler designs sounded amazing. We had reservations at 5:45 pm on a Saturday for my family of 5 people. Arrived at 5:30 pm to take a look at the lobby and the Proper Hotel design.

Here's where it went wrong - Had to wait in a 20 min reservations line and finally was seated around 6:20 pm. It was very busy. Lots of people and not a lot of social distancing or areas to be safe.

Something you don't really know before you go is that 90% of their seating is super lounge style. So not a normal table top situation to eat. I think maybe 4-5 tables have dining chairs and dining tables. The majority of the restaurant has one small side table amongst round banquette seating. Let's be clear this is BAD design for a full on restaurant that you are trying to eat entrée dishes of food. We had asked the hostess if we could move and she was super nice tried to accommodate us but since their were limited options, I ended up cutting my plate of skirt steak on my lap because their was no table.

As far as ambiance goes... the sofas are stained, the lounge chairs are pilling and the pillows are...let's just not talk about it. This is a NEW restaurant and the furniture looked like it has been there for 10 years. We had to ask for napkins to rest our arms on so we could avoid touching the stains. I know this sounds like we were being EXTRA, but we just had to be safe.

In the end the food was really good, like the sweet potatoes, branzino, and steak. Avoid the salad, it was all old greens. The service apparently improved since my mom had been there but we had to work hard to get water and all the cups are plastic because you are by the pool. Also it took another 30 minutes before we could order anything after we finally sat.

When you go to hotel to eat, you want to be treated like you are on vacation and have no worries. This was full of them.

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vipMaRichard
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was my birthday, and everyone that serviced our table were accommodating and were covid compliant. I was extremely impressed with everything. Thank you for making my day extra special.

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OliverE
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Servers/bussers need to he trained on how to serve and buss tables. They came up far too frequently to either check in or ask whether our (full) plates or drinks were ready to be cleared/replenished.

It honestly became a joke towards the end and really interrupted the flow of the evening.

Overall Ambience and food is very nice but won’t go back with service like that.

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Skye
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We made a reservation for a birthday celebration. Because of Covid the time was limited which was fine. However, we were approached by personnel, Ms. Rook, who said we had to leave in a rude manner without inquiring when we had arrived or if we had finished our meal. Meanwhile, there were parties that were in attendance that were there longer than our party of 4 that were not approached. The service was poor in that it took a while to get drink orders and when they arrived the wine was warm so we had to ask several times for replacement drinks. Very disappointed with the service and this restaurant. This was my first time visiting this restaurant and first time stay at the Proper. I will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot!

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LynneC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jordiana was our server! She was amazing and I really appreciated how on top of things she was. Great customer service and very accommodating. The food was amazing and I will definitely be back again.

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KellyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere was perfect but it’s very expensive. Granted, we ended up staying about 4 hours,

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swissmisszuerich2015
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Birthday
Music should be
Less noisy ...
Busboys please don’t take plates away before everybody is done eating ... it it’s very impolite
Food was excellent and I would go back if only the
Chairs wouldn’t be so uncomfortable ...
Our waiter was very nice but should stay a certain distance away during cove
Plus leave the shield done ......

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vipMalcolmL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The maitre D' seating us didn't care if we complained re our table. He said take it or leave it. Another gentlemen showed us around and we picked a decent table. They should review their employees.

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ArielM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Calabra! Best food, ambiance and service in the city!

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rafiv
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food , very good atmosphere and excellent service

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vipOliverC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!

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vipRastratton
San Diego
152 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our breakfast at Calabra. Atmosphere was inviting and friendly. The only issue was finding the entrance to the hotel to get up to the rooftop. it is really around the corner on the side street not on Wilshire.

Food was excellent!

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vipDaniel
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and food, I appreciated that they had lots of vegan options. My favorite dish was the mezze platter. Nothing beats the ambiance of this rooftop. Design is incredible and I appreciated that everything was very socially distanced

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AshleyW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot especially to watch sunset ! Great menu, creative drinks, fun date night!

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ValentynaL
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful place, good food and Servise. You can watch sunset 🌅

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LoriC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect venue for a Covid B-Day. Comfortably spaced seating, warm evening, good food delivered by attentive yet not overbearing servers. We had a fabulous time & will be back!

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JRsurfs
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Killer spot...great views...outstanding beverages!

FAQs

Calabra does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Calabra is rated 4.6 stars by 265 OpenTable diners.

Calabra does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://properhospitality.egiftify.com/landingpage.

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.