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About CAST at the Viceroy

CAST at Viceroy Santa Monica exceeds all expectations of sophisticated dining. Chef's culinary savvy is on full display as he creates a globally-influenced menu sourced from local markets and farms. Focusing on taste combinations and traditional technique, Chef's cultural sensibility is dictated by the seasonal and authentic flavors of Los Angeles. Cast's stunning interior décor features a central dining room that includes communal tables and booths for a cozy crowd. Beautifully detailed mosaic sliding panel doors transform the traditional dining room into an intimate space perfect for a private affair.

1819 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Saturday and Sunday 7:00am- 11:00am

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am- 2:00 pm

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Pico

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 260-7511

Website:
http://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/santamonica/dining_and_nightlife/whist

Catering:
Vibrant, inviting and definitely unique: Viceroy's dramatic spaces are ideal venues for stylish private parties, one-of-a-kind business meetings and truly unforgettable events in Santa Monica.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is a $7 rate for first 2 hours.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact events@viceroysantamonica.com or 310 260 7507 to book your next Special Event for 12 or more people at Cast

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Private Dining

Vibrant, inviting, and definitely unique: Viceroy's dramatic spaces are ideal venues for stylish private parties, one-of-a-kind buisiness dinners, and truly unforgettable events.

CAST at the Viceroy Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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4.5

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4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Went for a birthday dinner and thought the ambiance was great, however it was so quiet, no patrons on a Saturday night. We ate outside near the pool and it was really a beautiful evening weather wise. The food was just so so. There were 8 of us so we ordered several dishes and no on was too excited about their food. Service was good. Can I recommend it? Maybe for happy hour where food and drink are cheap. Otherwise unless it gets a little livelier or they produce better food, I would have to comment that for the money, there are much better choices.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I thought the food was ok. I don't think it's worth going out of your way for. I had the steak and shrimp. I asked for medium rare. The quality of the meat wasn't that great. It came out a little more well done than rare. My shrimp was over cooked. With that said, I don't think it was bad, just not very good. The outside decor is nice and comfortable. It was quiet when we sat down around 8pm. Then the music started late at night around 9:30. It was a bit loud, but luckily we were done eating at that point. I wouldn't go out of my way to come here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Strongly disliked the crazy loud DJ music from the pool while dining. Too much!!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The Viceroy is a hip but classy spot! Had lunch outside near the pool. Great food and an interesting crowd. Right across the street from the ocean too which is lovely.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Our fish entrees were just okay... a little bland. Relatively large portions but still very pricey.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Beautiful outdoor dining...certainly a Santa Monica gem!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

great luxurious atmosphere. great prices however high class feel. good food. beautiful view, modern decor. walking distance to the beach.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Went for easter brunch. Overpriced ($75/pp) and underwhelming choices and quality. Will avoid in the future

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

This Easter brunch was $400 for a party of 3. I ordered a Veuve Cliquot champagne drink and they served it in a plastic glass. I asked for at least a wine glass and the waiter took my drink and re-poured it right our table. When we went to get our food, there was only one egg benedict, the bacon tray was empty and the salad was low. Most places replenish heartily and keep their trays full. I took the last cold egg benedict.
The atmosphere was lovely.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Food was great and atmosphere was good. Hosts and wait staff were friendly and attentive after quite a bit of disorganization upon our initial arrival - we had trouble getting a glass of water and for wait staff to be assigned to our table. It took painstakingly long. Once that was out of the way, the service and meal was great other than having to wait periodically for certain items to be replenished in the buffet. Understandable I suppose for an Easter brunch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 16, 2017

I had called and made a reservation for the Easter buffet and an outdoor table and was told to use open table so I did. When we arrived for Easter yesterday I was told we had to sit inside and that we couldn't get the buffet. All of which I was not told on the phone. Very disappointing and the regular menu is like a normal hotel room service menu. Nothing special and my family was dressed up for a nice breakfast. Very disappointing and I would make sure you ask for a manager if you call for reservations. I had to call different times because no one answered the phone originally.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Food was good! We really liked the big round table for our large party.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

It was a really nice set up for my boyfriend and I . The food was really good , just disappointed they substituted the oysters for cheese and crackers for an allergy. The service was phenomenal. I would definitely recommend this place for special occasion !

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2017

The food was prepared perfectly. Great flavor profiles in all the dishes. Attention to detail in plating was exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Overpriced average menu on Christmas Eve. Only 6 items to choose from and the price for the food quality was a joke. Atmosphere lacking, strange staff overall.

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 (Berlin)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Great location, menu has shrinked and is not as good as it was. Service at breakfast not very welcoming

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2016

Great spot for a late lunch. The outdoor dining area is lovely. The menu is somewhat limited but everyone in our party of nine enjoyed their meal. The oysters were sensational!. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2016

The Viceroy is a great, hip setting. The cabanas garden and pool setting is fabulous, cool and inviting. Cast was very disappointing from our waiter who was brisk ( but efficient )
The appetisers ( we ordered four and only the cauliflower was remarkable) were ordinary. Our entrees were fine but not inspiring or flavourful. We choose the chicken on a bed of mushrooms ( lacked imagination and flavour), the bolognese pasta ( dry ). The salmon entree was the most flavourful and moist. The environment was delightful but just drinks next time, there are too many great restaurants in Santa Monica .

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 10, 2016

I love eggs Benedict, but am frequently let down. Not this time - they were perfect! The sauce was very flavorful with just enough lemon. The potatoes with roasted garlic were delicious! I didn't leave a bit of anything on my plate!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2016

The 2 stars for service wasn't because of the quality of waiters, but the quantity. There were only 2 waiters, 1 of which didn't speech English, so it was hard to communicate with him.

Poor Dora did the best she could, it was just unfortunate that she was basically alone serving 3 full cabanas and a full pool area. Bc of this, it took a long time to get drinks served to us and our food. I had to get up several times to see what was going on bc we were waiting so long.

I pushed the reservation time from 1:45p to 1:30pm to ensure we could order from the lunch menu but didn't get a waitress till after 2pm, causing us to miss the lunch menu.
The Viceroy website, open table reservation email AND the staff at the Viceroy said it free valet for lunch/brunch for the first 3 hrs. When we went to leave the valet said it was $7 & that the Viceroy doesn't have their updated rates. Very upsetting to get this info and have to deliver it to the guests at my birthday lunch that they'd have to pay, when id triple checked! Even shows valet the open table email saying the valet's free for 1st 3 hrs!

The hotel is beautiful, smells lovely, & staff is very nice; they just need to get a few things in order.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 19, 2016

A group of 4 of us came for Father's Day brunch. Unfortunately it took them 30 minutes to seat, even thigh the restaurant wasn't at full capacity. Once finally seated, the waiter brought us water then left is alone for another 30 minutes until I had to complain to some one for him to come back and take our order or drinks and food. The ambience here is nice if you want outdoor seating and sunshine, but this was the second time I came here when it took much longer than needed for service. Real shame because the place is gorgeous and the food is delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Great atmosphere. Fast and efficient service. Great food and drinks. Ended up dining four times in as many days.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 1, 2016

The food was excellent. Everything we ordered had a wow factor. The firegrilled baby cauliflower was amazing. Loved the crab ravioli, and my husbands steak was tender and cooked perfect, our 2 thumbs up to the chef.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Excellent food and ambience

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Gorgeous alfresco dining outside with contemporary surroundings. Food & service was impeccable!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Expensive but worth it if you want to splurge. Loved my own little pot of coffee!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 25, 2016

We have been to CAST several times over the last few years. On this visit and the previous visit a few months ago the service was not good; this time it was amazingly poor. Apparently the hotel has given up on attracting outside business to the restaurant so they have understaffed it, resulting in few diners, so they reduced staff again. There was no host, the guy who was also our waiter checked us in. From there every step took forever. I noted to the waiter that the menu had been greatly reduced and he confirmed that. I will say that when it finally came the food tasted great, a shame that such good food (and on the patio a lovely setting, and that rarest thing QUIET!) is poorly served. Not the waiters fault, understaffed even with very few tables occupied!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Valentine's Day reservation, reserved over a month in advance, requested cabana seating. Instead was seated at a table in the center of a high traffic area. Menu lacked creativity and option pairing. Lacked personality.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2016

The food was very good, but be aware that the portions are more towards tapas rather than full plates. The highlight of my lunch however was the excellent service from the staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 30, 2016

Siting outside was lovely. A perfect day and chic setting. I had the kinoi poached eggs - fantastic

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2016

This place is beautiful, inside and out. Most everyone we encountered was very polite, and the food was incredible. Sitting outside reminded me of being on vacation! It's a very chic and relaxed atmosphere. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Lovely quiet garden setting, with not too many tables jammed in. Nice and relaxing and food was good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2015

My sister and I have had LOADs of work events at the Viceroy (dinner / drinks, etc.), and decided to finally try our Cast for brunch, and it worked out great. The food was excellent and came out quickly, coffee cup stayed full, and the server was friendly and cordial. We had a great and will come back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2015

Did lunch, food was ok! Great location!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2015

I'm a regular her because the service and experience is consistent. Great wait staff and the maître d' is always accommodating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2015

Great for a business stop. But I was there for a quiet get away in an elegant setting with unique menu. Staff is friendly and helpful. Pool area is inviting and beautiful. I look forward to visiting again. I did miss a coffee maker and an ice bucket. The location is great for walking to beach or shopping. The bar area is small and intimate and invites conversations and a fun specialty cocktail menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2015

The back patio of the Viceroy Hotel is lovely. It seems so to a visitor though it may be par for the course for upscale Hollywood hotel patios. There wasn't a lot of variety from a meat menu which is something I should have checked out before dining here. But I thought, beach...Santa Monica...California.

I wouldn't remark on the the waiter except I observed his behavior which was different and more engaging with the few other tables. He offered no suggestions, didn't try conversation about the menu with me, but did correct a choice I made when I was trying to find a gluten-free menu item. The ingredients in the dish weren't explicit. When I selected it he stood back slightly and said, "I thought you said you were gluten-free" as if I were cheating or insincere. This sat with me, clearly enough to write about it here. Not necessary, sir. Help me, don't scold me. Cast & Viceroy - this doesn't represent you well. In every other way I was welcomed graciously at the front door to the hotel and by the hostess.

Overall, overrated.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 29, 2015

The first waiter disappeared completely. Then it was a matter of finding out if we were going to have one at all. It took forever. Other friends began to show up and still, no definite waiter. We just chose to get up and go to the bar for our drinks.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2015

I love this place. Service is always very warm and friendly and caring. Beet and burrata salad (lunch only) is one of the best salads in Santa Monica. Daytime and early week it is very quiet, relaxing, a chance to get away from it all. More of a hotspot on the weekends - so something for everyone :)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 21, 2015

Went there for Fathers Day brunch. Menu was very nice, so I expected good, tasty food. Food was unspectacular and very pricey. Barely ate any. Only the rosemary potatoes had flavor. Beautiful outdoor ambiance. Nice bar lounge inside to meet friends for drinks. Wouldn't eat there again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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