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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
absolutely loved it... will go back every time I’m in Santa Monica
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.
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.
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!
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
Service, quality of food and attention to details is main reason we come back here every week.
Thank you Victoria
Amazing service , ambiance was great .
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! :)
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!
Excellent service and the waiter made exceptions knowing we were vegan 🙏
Great service! Great food. Best place in LA area
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 ❤️
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.
Beautiful ambiance, Good service and excellent follow through by the manager. Food was delicious.
Fun! Good was great. Service was a little slower than average. Great ambiance!
Menu had variety, but not a lot to chose from. Pricey but expected. Service was friendly and nice. Food came out quick.
My party was late and they let me sit at the table anyway. very nice people/serivce.
Perfect! Great food and ambiance.
Good food, good service, great vibes thanks 😊😂💯
Beautilfu setting and delicious food and drinks.
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!
Amazing service, cozy tables, beautiful views from city, poolside, and within patios. Great for family, friends, and dates.
Nice place. Sushi could be better more fresh and less creamy.
The food was awful.
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.
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.
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.
Si no eres Norteamericano el mesero mexicano no te atiende
Delicious food and drinks, lovely service, and ambience. Always a relaxing and enjoyable time.
Great drinks, delicious food and great play list!
Our two servers were lovely!
Love the view and ambience. Very nice!
Ambience and vibe bar none...stellar service.
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”.
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.
Chairs and tables are short, food is regular and drink Moscow mule was not good
Everything was perfect. Service was exceptional.
Food can be improved.
The absolute best.
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
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.