CAST at the Viceroy

4.1
690 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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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.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The restaurant was dead on NYE, the staff was pushing us to finish up and the food tasted like it was microwaveable frozen dinner. Wildly overpriced for awful food in a mortuary setting of a restaurant and hotel

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vipRicaR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zhanna is amazing

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Perishable
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Understaffed. Food poorly presented. Very difficult to get attention of overworked server. Food just ok and very overpriced. Extremely disappointed.

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vipPS01
Los Angeles
504 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner was okay... but nothing special...

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Gamble34
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Wouldn't recommend for Thanksgiving. Although the ambience and service (Warren) was great, the "turkey" dinner was mediocre. Smallish portions -- turkey, small scoop of mashed potatoes, cranberry chutney? No pumpkin pie or any "Thanksgiving" dessert -- I know, sacrilege. Have gone 3 years in a row and now we are done.

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JaclenO
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were the only ones there. The ambiance was quite sad being the only table. The staff was not wonderful we felt like we were a pain for them like they didn’t want to work. Although the food is good it’s not amazing especially for what you pay for. I would not go back. Pretty upset we had are anniversary dinner there. They need a face lift and hopefully they will have more business it was a nice place five years ago.

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impresivrd
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my birthday and the staff CAST were nothing short of fantastic

Thank you for making me birthday extra special

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good. It was a great environment. The service was excellent.

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KathleenM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. We had a wonderful experience that beat our expectations. Service and food were perfect. Food was priced well. Disappointed with the $35 corkage fee, but not a deal breaker. Can’t wait to return!

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SantaMonicaFoodie
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent Cobb Salad and iced tea and they cater to gluten free and cross-contamination. Our server was phenomenal and answered all my questions about the menu. A great place for quiet conversation and good food and not the scene!

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vipRicaR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our waitress Zhanna!

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MauraO
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The worst! What a complete disappointment! Will never go back and I was so looking forward to checking this place out. Oh well

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CristianR
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great ambiance and above average customer service

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vipchristinem
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was OUTSTANDING!!!

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vipdrdon
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, especially for a hotel restaurant. The menu choices, however, were limited. Decent wine list.

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IBafoodie
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Decor and great ambiance!

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vipjulieb
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent professional friendly service and delicious food at this boutique hotel chain. I loved their avocado toast and salmon entree. We are Venice/Santa Monica locals and we will definitely return.

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DrTalc
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This was a disappointing dinner, especially for Christmas. We were not served any bread with dinner, not that that's a huge deal but when your overcooked sea bass comes with less than two asparagus spears, you wouldn't mind a piece of bread. The waitress brought the cream for the coffee in a water glass. This resulted in the cream going all over the table when people tried to pour it into their respective coffee cups. The last person -- fast learner -- spooned the cream into their cup. The couple next to us asked for the bottle of wine they ordered to be decanted. The waitress told them that they didn't have any ability to decant the wine. For the prices being charged, this kind of stuff isn't acceptable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were the only customers outside 6 of us. I am from the west coast they were from the east coast and here for work. The waiter was really bad and grumpy. I would not ever go again to the restaurant. The bar and hotle were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the outdoor patio of the Viceroy abc everyone working there is very nice and friendly. Food is good.

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PihaJen
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We’ve often stayed here and eaten at the restaurant. And been in awe of the design and food. Not this time!

Cast was disappointing with standard American fare rather than healthy portion sizes. The food was ok but was a bit try hard and the menu felt a little all over the place.

Service was average. The food came out too quickly, we barely finished one course before the next was plonked on the table. We weren’t asked if we’d like more wine or other drinks. Dessert just seemed to hard so we left!

We won’t be coming back!

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vipPrufrockDines
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience4

What a shame. It's a lovely, quiet space with reasonably friendly and attentive servers. But the food was just dreadful. I mean genuinely awful - have had a better steak at a Sizzler. My girlfriend's pasta was bland and utterly unremarkable. Steer clear.

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vipCC57
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a perfect place to have a pleasant outdoor brunch. The food at many other restaurants probably would have been better, but one thing I did not want was a loud, cramped setting. We sat at a round table under a open cabana. It was not crowded at all. The service was good. The omelette was the fluffy type I do not care for. I like French style omelette. The pancakes were a bit dry; IHOP's pancakes are way better. I would expect better food for the price.

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vipTara
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Overly expensive bland food. Boring menu. The best thing about Cast is the location. Nice outside venue.

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Viceroy
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was Mother's Day and neither your website or the people in the restaurant (they called to confirm) mentioned it was a special menu (buffet) and $75 per person. If that info was provided we would have passed and called another venue. Oh yeah, your website said it was 3 hours complimentary valet. I was a little surprised when the valet asked for $8. I told him what your site said and he replied " oh yeah. We told them to change that. We're sorry. That be $8". I won't be going back to The Viceroy and will make my own reservations from now on as the info on Open Table is incorrect and incomplete. Thanks for asking.

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Trisha
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience5

the food was decent. Not up to par for the price. Some what disappointed with the food. The ambiance was expected and beautiful. Good for a quick meet up and conversation but not food

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aliehz
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not too many food choices. Also service was terrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for Easter brunch... I love the setting very spacious tables aren’t on top of one another.. I can’t remember our waitress name but she was oh so attentive.. the food was excellent I can’t take anything away from her. Will visit again

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing date night experience

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vipbicoastal
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The hotel was empty! Strange. Food could have been fresher.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Awful food. 20% service charge which is ironic as it was a buffet. Even coffee was self serve.

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Suza
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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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Ojay
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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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vipLindaMB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience2

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

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katieh
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipPhilS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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

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tmsomme
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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vipAmyG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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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CAST at the Viceroy is rated 4.1 stars by 690 OpenTable diners.

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