Calabra

4.6
298 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 298 people are saying
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SteveP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, amazing rooftop setting, attentive service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming, attentive, food simply outstanding. We shared the maze plate to start - we could have stopped there. It was generous and delicious. Followed up with the lamb chops - so good. Finished with key lime pie. Next time we’ll share a cheese plate. We sat by the pool in low chairs with small tables. Chic casual, fun and highly recommended.

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vipKMorgan
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely roof top restaurant at the Proper hotel. Food was delicious and the staff were friendly. Nash our server attentive and sweet.
Really enjoyed our meal. I recommend the ceviche and the rib eye steak, which was huge and my husband and I had to share. The steak was cooked to perfection and dish was moreish.
The cauliflower appetizer was deep fried, tasty but would felt a little greasy.
Overall we had a lovely date night. I’m glad we chose this place as our last dine in experience before the shut down. I hope this restaurant survives the economic downturn as it’s a welcome edition to Santa Monica dining scene and a lovely place for a date.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing place! The ambiance was amazing and the food was incredible. We ordered the meze plate and it was perfect for 2 people alongside with some fries! Would definitely go back!

MW
vipMayaWinkler
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Lovely evening here! Food was great, mezze plate perfect to share with a veggie side as a light dinner. Wine was fabulous and the ambiance is very LA chic. Loved it here.

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vipRfarrish3
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Meze platter and loved all of the food we ordered. Small menu with big portions. Definitely would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bien muy bien todo

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone from the waiters, to hostess, to bartenders are incredible. So welcoming and friendly, and I just love coming back here.

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CarlosB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a friend and got a hummus platter that was really good as well as 2 drinks, the Sandia Punch and Bourbon. Def recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The measures that are taken during Covid-19 were great! I felt comfortable and safe. The view of the sunset was a great touch to a night out with my sister. We enjoyed the drinks and the food so much!

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vipVictoriaT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They have good choices, from charcuterie board to skirt steak to sushi options. Very vibrant atmosphere and nice ambiance

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Ladiner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We just had light bites and drinks, nice atmosphere, host and reservations team was super friendly! Was a little bit strange getting in & having to queue in a line outside to get our temperature taken before getting in the elevator, which is not a problem, just a little bit unorganized & time consuming. Waitress wasn't the fastest/friendliest, but everybody else was nice.
Bathroom needs a little bit more attending and some air freshener.

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience during this time of the pandemic and dining out!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bright, friendly and not crowded

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food looks like it’s Middle Eastern but with a very horrible twist to it . We had the buffalo cauliflower and the skirt steak . Both were really bad ! I’ll have to say the ambiance was great ,drinks were ok, the place itself is extremely nice. Please get a new chief!

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ChristianBogart
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A have to go to place. Great setting. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Place is beautiful. Service food was ok.

JL
JessicaLeah
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, ambience, and delicious food! It is a bit pricey but pretty worth it nonetheless. I also appreciated how the heat lamps kept everyone warm despite it being cold at nighttime. Thank you Jordan for being an excellent waiter and making our first visit phenomenal! Looking forward to visiting again soon.

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Rusty
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Roof-Top space!
Excellent Food and Service!
Really good vibe to hang with friends and lots of nooks for more intimate conversation.
Loved my Martini, only suggestion would be to have some Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives on hand then they would have the Perfect Martini - LOL!
I will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

There were 4 of us and not one of us loved the food. Burger was average. Bronzino was small. Ceviche was not great. The bill was 457 for 4 people and no one left satisfied. My business partner actually went home and ate because the portions were so small. The atmosphere and the service were great. I will not eat there again but will go for cocktails.

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Sina
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid selection of North African and Middle Eastern inspired Modern Californian cuisine with wonderful service and all-around praises towards a relaxing + uplifting atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and delicious food. A great destination.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

My husband and I are in the area for a surgical procedure - from Alaska. He made a reservation her for what we thought was going to be a nice place with good food and a great LA vibe. All we got was pretentiousness on top of pretentiousness. At first everyone seemed very attentive and polite especially the support staff. Until our waiter showed up about 15 minutes after we had been seated and it all went downhill. He was short to the point of rudeness. We asked for menus and he simply pointed at the Q Code on the table. God forbid you do not know how to read a Q Code. Listen, usually we do not bring phones to dinner. The only reason I had one was for medical emergency calls. In that moment he decided we were not worth his time while he proceeded to lick the boots of everyone around us. Apparently it does not pay to be from out of town. He did not even stand before our table long enough to take our entire order. He would zoom off to worry about other patrons so we always had to grab his attention whenever he happened to be scurrying past. Once we had enough my husband just started getting short and rude in return and suddenly the waiter was more on top of things. Is this the Calabra way? The less well behaved you are the more attention is returned? Horrible and embarrassing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great food

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vipDaniel
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here mostly for breakfast so the ambiance is very different from dinner which is more loud and lively. They have an amazing breakfast many and beautiful rooftop relax for hours!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Sat in the back which has no indication that we were at this supposedly beautiful restaurant. It felt like dining on someone's narrow apartment balcony. The burger came with no sides. It was just a burger with ketchup. The dry aged ribeye was dry because they precut the meat and lost all it's juices. Do not recommend. Not worth the price at all.

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vipbiztraveler
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar experience

RJ
vipRickJ
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retuned once again with the love of my life to this restaurant. Food was great as was the service.

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JeffS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. The food was fine, definitely worth the pricing, but the ambience and service make up for it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and great food. The only issue was the seating itself, which wasn’t particularly comfortable for a business meal (but would be great for just lounging).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
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.

MJ
MirandaJ
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the most disappointing birthday experience I had ever had. I reserved a table for my friends and I (7) and was guaranteed no problem and thanked for my reservation. Come the day of, we walked up and we’re greeted by the most RUDE host with an iPad acting like he owned the place. Then, as we got seated, our party was told to split up because our 10-person table wouldn’t seat 7 but 6 was OK... at our TEN-PERSON TABLE. They wouldn’t work with us at all and refused to acknowledge the fact that my reservation was for SEVEN. We left, went to a cute place right next door and then The Victorian both of which happily sat 7. Never coming back. Aesthetics don’t replace kindness.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Highly recommended!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
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 on October 23, 2020
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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vipSlsnp
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
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 on October 22, 2020
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)

FAQs

Calabra does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Calabra is rated 4.6 stars by 298 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.