Calabra

4.6
540 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 540 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
service
4.8
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere for a date or a special get together with friends or family. The portion sizes are on the higher side giving the appetizers and entrees high value. The lamb chops were cooked perfectly to my medium rare liking. The spice topping for the chops added a nice kick that blended in my mouth so well, making me want and anticipate every bite. The tzatziki sauce was creamy and tasty with Calabra’s own version with added chickpeas giving it that textured excellence. The branzino was flaky and flavorful. Their fries were superbly enhanced with their signature Arugula-Jalapeño Vegan Aioli. We had the chocolate truffle cake that was rich and decadent. The chocolate with the cake melted away on my taste buds, bringing joy in every bite to the very end. Highly recommended for a pleasant and tasty night out.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely loved it... will go back every time I’m in Santa Monica

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Got brunch with my family at Calabra @ 9:15 on a Sunday morning. The coffees/drinks were slow to come out, but the food didn’t take long. Great ambience. Beautiful landscaping and the clear dividers between the tables (that I’m assuming were there for covid) actually helped keep noise from other tables to a minimum. Felt like we were tucked away in our own little corner. The good was really good! I was expecting it to be small portions and average taste (which you sometimes get with expensive healthy places), but they really did deliver on flavor and value. We tried the frittata, blueberry pancakes, Lafka wrap (added chicken) and yogurt bowl and they were all amazing!
My only other complaint would be that it was very hard to find the reception entrance. It took us 5 min of walking around the building to find the right door.

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Jam2006
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience5

We made a reservation for 8 a couple weeks ahead of time for dinner. We arrived a couple minutes before our reservation and were sat 20 minutes after the reservation time, without anyplace to wait but the lobby. They sat us at low loungers with 6/7 seats and two small round cocktail tables, not conducive to dinner. There was barely enough room for our 8 drinks and waters. Service was slow and cocktails had sweated through by the time they arrived (had been made 10 mins before they were served). This place needs to get its service up to snuff before charging the prices they do.

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vipKareninCO
Denver
69 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service and view at this restaurant are all outstanding. I look forward to staying at The Proper Santa Monica and dining at Calabra again in the future! Don't miss the date appetizer for sure! And the chocolate cake dessert!

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Adrimaries
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of my favorite spots in LA. I’ve had business meetings, social gatherings and quiet meals at Calabra and it never disappoints

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REZAG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, quality of food and attention to details is main reason we come back here every week.
Thank you Victoria

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service , ambiance was great .

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Dezi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Calabra was such a great experience! The food was amazing! Note if you are just having drinks and appetizers, sitting poolside is perfect but if you are going to eat a meal I recommend sitting in the patio the tales are higher and its less messy. Our server Adam was very kind and hospitable he was so great! We definitely will come again! :)

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TenaciousT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I saw an IG post about this new roof top hotel/restaurant and knew that I had to come here! From the moment we arrived, the staff were very helpful and willing to answer any questions that we had. The ambience was perfect!!! This is a little hidden gem located on top on Proper Hotel! The food was absolutely divine...and the drinks were great too! This is well worth the cost and is a must to experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the waiter made exceptions knowing we were vegan 🙏

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food. Best place in LA area

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful view - fun vibe - yummy sushi (wish it were available every night and especially loved the vegetable roll) fun drinks (algae blue ice cubes 🔥) definitely will return ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Just go. Don’t wait the restaurant is beautiful and it’s the rooftop of the beautiful prospect hotel. At first they tried to seat us at the back where it was super dark and quiet, but we asked and they were able to seat us by the bar. Our waiter was incredible, the food was delicious and we will be going back very soon for brynch.

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vipJUdec
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, Good service and excellent follow through by the manager. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fun! Good was great. Service was a little slower than average. Great ambiance!

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vipKatieP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu had variety, but not a lot to chose from. Pricey but expected. Service was friendly and nice. Food came out quick.

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MarisolH
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party was late and they let me sit at the table anyway. very nice people/serivce.

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vipdarynH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Great food and ambiance.

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ChelseaB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good food, good service, great vibes thanks 😊😂💯

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vipHappyDiner
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautilfu setting and delicious food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The male server was great he recommended me a dish and it was delicious and kept us well taken care of, great experience I will be back!

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SUZANNEW
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, cozy tables, beautiful views from city, poolside, and within patios. Great for family, friends, and dates.

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jeffreyB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Nice place. Sushi could be better more fresh and less creamy.

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ShayZ
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was awful.

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JayF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

There are times that the worst table is the only thing open. But there shouldn’t be times where the service is as lacking as the quality of the table.

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SheenaY
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space itself is beautifully decorated and the food and employees are wonderful. The views are somewhat limited but the space is so lovely that it doesn’t matter much.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The menu wasn't too big but the food was great and the scenery was nice for as little as it is. It's a hit or miss depending on where you sit for a great view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Si no eres Norteamericano el mesero mexicano no te atiende

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sylvie
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks, lovely service, and ambience. Always a relaxing and enjoyable time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, delicious food and great play list!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our two servers were lovely!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the view and ambience. Very nice!

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BWood
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Ambience and vibe bar none...stellar service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Although ambience was incredible, we were seated in a very uncomfortable place. I scheduled my reservation over a week ago, hoping for nice seating that wasn’t “last second” except that’s exactly what it felt like. We were seated next to people that were tanning, by the pool. Not exactly what we expected for a romantic dinner date. The service was great when they eventually got to us after asking for assistance and waiting over 30 minutes per additional drink order. I’d definitely go back, but not for the restaurant. It is understandable that they were busy but the restaurant itself was overbooked — I just wish they wouldn’t reserve extra people when they don’t have the room for it, because it took away from our experience. I would’ve gladly waited another week or two if I knew i’d get better seating//not brushed to the side like we were being “squeezed in”.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Even though our reservation was at 8.30pm, we had to wait by the pool until 9.15 for my birthday dinner. The table wasn’t ready because the other party didn’t leave. As soon as we sat on the table, they said the kitchen was closing and it’s last call for the drinks as well. I like the place but the overall experience could have been better had our reservation been earlier because we only had an hour at the table. It was nice of management to send complementary appetizers as an apology for giving the table later than the reservation time.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Chairs and tables are short, food is regular and drink Moscow mule was not good

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AmmieK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Service was exceptional.
Food can be improved.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I’ve had better service at Denny’s. Calabra showcases Inexperienced, unknowledgeable servers who didn’t know the menu and couldn’t manage to fill water glasses or change plates between courses.
The food was under seasoned, over cooked and sloppily prepared. The cheese board was small and looked like something from a gas station, fatty lamb chops were overcooked and warmed on one side and needed salt. The chicken “tagine” that was precooked and brought out in a tagine serving dish for appearance- What a joke, all show with no substance.
We dined with 5 people for my friend’s bday dinner and 2 members of our party are chefs working in busy, highly acclaimed kitchens. What a waste of $400 this dinner at CAlamity,…er Calabra was.
I ate a protein bar when I got home and went to bed

FAQs

Calabra does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Calabra is rated 4.6 stars by 540 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.