Calabra

4.7
860 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.

Seating arrangements for all reservations at Calabra may include outdoor poolside dining, bar area, as well as our indoor/ outdoor covered lounge space. Be sure to dress warmly.

Calabra's Health & Safety Measures:

Proof of vaccination will be required starting November 4th, 2021. Face Masks are required when entering and while on property. Layouts have been arranged to ensure appropriate distancing. All local and state Covid-19 guidelines apply. We are committed to a safe environment for everyone.

Support Calabra during COVID-19

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 860 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit with my daughter

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vipNili
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kept warm by the heaters on a chilly night with the lights twinkling beyond the rooftop. Lovely wine, great service and a wonderful meal. The food was vastly improved over my last visit. Scrumptious lamb lollipops and delicious cauliflower steak for my vegan friend. Beautiful setting & atmosphere. Bar was lively with beautiful people.

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ElizabethG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and cuisine as fantastic as the restaurant bar is chic...

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KathyP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my boss & a client - both first-timers - and we all had a great time! Everything was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A divine outdoor dining experience made whole in its constellation by the vibrant, thoughtful staff, a carefully curated upscale Coastal Med taste, and absence of a table with a bad view. The garden terrance couches are a must have experience! Calabra elevates the standards of LA rooftops with an effortless simplicity executed from the desert pastel wait staff uniforms to the under-lit umbrellas. Must see and must experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Bar was very behind. Food came long before cocktails

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JuliaI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the place but it was my first time there so I have a little bit of problem to order the food but besides that everything was great 👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager was really great. Very attentive and service was good.

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scarlett
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the look of the hotel and all of its furnishings. It's just totally cool. I love the look of the restaurant and the seating. The food? I didn't love it. I thought it was pretty average for a cheeseburger & fries. Except the high price. That was above average. $7 for a Coke. And when my friend asked for a refill, she wasn't aware they were going to charge her another $7 until we got the check. And the dessert, something w/ toffee, was just okay. But we'll definitely go back because the ambiance is fabulous.

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vipTimP
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, servers were friendly, and service was surprisingly fast given how busy they were. Great vibe to the place. Were last here 2 years ago pre-COVID, and they have not skipped a beat since then

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vipShiloh
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space. Awesome crew. Fun scene. Edward was attentive and pleasant. Nash was friendly and efficient. Great hang.

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ZobaE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderfully relaxing brunch with friends. Calabra was a wonderful experience.

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vipREZAG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

They didn't have our normal order (what we have been ordering every week)

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vipElyseN
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very attractive restaurant, service was excellent! Terrific sushi is offered Thursday-Sunday. My only complaint is parking was $22.00! NUTS!

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vipMimi
London
38 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it, food was great and the vibe was awesome!

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KarlR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is consistently fantastic in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was out of this world. So phenomenal! I’m really impressed.
The food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will be going back. It’s a nice restaurant and every staff member was so sweet and helpful. Service was 100/10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome views and energy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was literally the best.

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DFoodie
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; excellent service. The ambiance was fantastic. A bit overpriced ($190 lunch for three people). But then it is in a very luxe hotel with a gorgeous lobby that, for all intents and purposes, is part of the experience. I will still definitely be back. Just know the above so the expectations are set at the getgo.

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vipHappyfamily
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best ever food I’ve already ate. The chicken and lamb were amazing …. I do recommend.

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FoodLover
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Lovely spot. Horrible service. We scheduled our wedding brunch and they messed up the reservation, split us into two separate tables and the service was soooo slow and the food was cold. Hugely disappointed. Plus there was not one acknowledgment that it was our wedding brunch. I will not return.

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Bryan
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

My visit left much to be desired-- inattentive staff, subar drinks in plastic cups, and none of the staff at the bar were wearing masks-- even those making drinks and serving food. The service was awful, our server disappeared after bringing us our appetizers so we decided not to have dinner there and had to beg for our check from a different server.

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SequoiaL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It was absolutely beautiful, and good food. Overpriced food, but it was delicious. It is not welcoming at all, every step they make it seem like you are not included. When I asked if I could sit at the bar for dinner for one, they said absolutely no walk-ins and we are booked up tonight. When I said I saw availability online, they asked me to step to the side and download OpenTable and make a reservation with your credit card even when you want to sit at the bar. When I sat at the bar for dinner they asked to hold my credit card before I ordered.
It was very trendy and 'cool', but no one spoke to me the staff walked by everyone at every stage. Just seemed like they were trying really hard to be extra elitist and only host the cool kids. I wouldn't go back.

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vipJill
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The foood was excellent. Excellent service. We ate inside at a small table. Very romantic and quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The environment is gorgeous and very hip! The staff lovely. Service impeccable. The meze and grilled bread are insane!!! But the entrees not so much. Fish and octopus over cooked. Wine and sake disappointing. But the cocktails looked great. Maybe just go here for drinks and apps.

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vipJane
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous views, decor / ambience, food and service! I don’t remember the last time I went to a hotel restaurant where every “station” was so well staffed from the valet station (3-4 employees), to the reservation desk downstairs (3-4 employees) to elevator escorts (2 employees) to the restaurant hostess stand (4 employees). It was incredible. Only 3 Michelin starred restaurants have this kind of ratio of staff to guests. Everyone was kind and not at all snobby for such an elegant place. Loved every minute of our friends get together. We will be coming back soon!

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AlexS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my anniversary there with my girlfriend last night and it was incredible. Calabra came by recommendation from friends and we were excited to see what all the fuss was about. From the moment we hit the door downstairs to our seats everyone was great. Tanya was our server and she was exceptional and personable. We need felt neglected, she was attentive yet gave us space. The food was terrific. We had the Burger and Chicken. The truffle cake was pretty good. We had another server come by and wish us a happy anniversary and that was really cool, though I didn't get his name. Kaitlyn was also a delight and wished us well. We can't wait to bring more friends there for dinners.

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JobiM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this spot, great ambiance & wonderful service.

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KatieW
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Calabra. Beautiful setting, great food and an amazing view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time! Food was great!

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vipWineguy
Orange County
103 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best burger at a hotel restaurant ever!

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EmmaW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best rooftops in LA! Great food, beautiful pool, excellent staff - overall an amazing experience!

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JennyBenny
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance and all the employees were very friendly. They even offered blanket throws because it was chilly. They had heated lamps throughout the area which was enough to keep us warm outside. Food was pretty good, only complaint is that the food took quite a bit to come out (the time between the appetizers and main entrees was too long). Will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Staff is amazing and super attentive! Loved every bit of it!

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KHM1997
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a heater above our table outside which was delightful in 50 degree weather. Customer service was a ten and try the mimosa flight with friends (flavors: mango, guava, cranberry) if you wanna have a good time.

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vipGEORGIE
London
32 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really the best lamb chops in town!

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LanikaiY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for drinks. Beautiful setting. Heaters were abundant but always a little tricky when it comes to placement. Would be even better if the chairs in the bar area (at tables) had some cushioning.

FAQs

Calabra is rated 4.7 stars by 860 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.