Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Built in 1917, the historic building now home to our Santa Monica restaurant was once a transfer station for the narrow-gauge Red Car line, Los Angeles' first mass transit system. It was later the repair house for the world-famous Pacific Ocean Park, home to the oldest wooden roller coaster west of the Mississippi. These days, we're still a stone's throw from Venice Beach, heart of where L.A. goes to play -- and eat. Also just a few blocks from the waterfront, our sister restaurant in Santa Barbara operates in a century-old brick building originally home to an industrial linen service for seaside hotels. While the Douglas fir floors, soaring ceilings, and glassed cupola have always been features of this historic structure, the sweeping arches facing State Street were added after much of the building crumbled during the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake.

Specials

Voted Best Happy Hour In Santa Monica

Enjoy Our Late Night Happy Hour Every Friday & Saturday 9pm-11pm on Our Garden Patio with TV'S & Fire Table.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 20, 2019

Ends: June 21, 2118

Availability: Fri-Sat 9:00PM-10:30PM

VOTED BEST HAPPY HOUR IN SANTA MONICA

Enjoy our award winning happy hour from 4-7pm daily. Thursday Happy Hour is served in the bar, patio and dining room.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 20, 2019

Ends: June 21, 2118

Availability: Thu 4:00PM-6:45PM

What 2645 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the restaurant and the food. We’re regulars and go often. Just not sure why the hostess always seem to have an attitude. Only down side.

OT
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was CRAB night and we love to share a dish. Our food was wonderful, our service good but we had to wait for utensils for our meal and actually ask people for things. Unfortunately, the booth behind us was seated with very loud people (the place had plenty of room available) and that almost wrecked our meal. I know it's not the restaurant's fault but the ambiance was not wonderful.

FG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been visiting your restaurant for 25 years and there was no case that we complained about food or poor service. We wish you to continue to please us.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance server was delightful and very helpful. Food was excellent. Lobster was delectable. Bread pudding hit the spot. Great date night

AP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was superb. The Atmosphere was so calm and relaxing. I have already told some of my friends what a great place to relax and have a great dinner.

T
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was terrific. the wait staff did a great job with a party of 10 especially handling the two children at the table.

g
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Aria always takes great care of us....consistent seafood and fish every time!

E
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for groups, birthdays, seafood lovers and an excellent happy hour!

s
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure

S
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the king crab special on Thursdays

TA
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobster was outstanding and the service was great.

RW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Lobster with great sides and dog friendly too.

C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at Enterprise the other night was great. The food, service, ambience, etc. were all excellent. I have nothing ba to say.

CB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The lobster meal was an exceptional value . However, the lobsters were recently molting and the shells were substantially larger than the meat inside. On the bright side, the meat was sweet.

L
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place to eat. I love the ambiance, the kind and friendly waiters and servers (especially Tony). He is always so kind and helpful.

MC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

National Lobster Day so we got a great deal $32 for the 2-lb lobster - & it was soooo succulent - not overcooked - this special was not advertised on their website or outside their door listing the specials - we only heard about it in passing - so I immediately signed up for their email notifications

E
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster special was special!!!

JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was ok. The happy hour shrimp appetizer was not good. The artichoke was ok. The fish in all the entrees did not seem very fresh. The lobster bisque was good.

AA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and great service. Everyone in my party of four enjoyed they’re food.

LM
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nick, the server was upbeat and positive. The seafood was delicious.

OT
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was another Crab legs special night and we rushed to get a reservation. This is a great meal for us, we split one order and have soup and a salad to share. We love it and can't wait for the next one.

M
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciously prepared meals at a fair price. Pleasant ambiance. Great wait staff.

SG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, I love it ...
I highly recommend this restaurant.

P
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Restaurant was recommended by a friend in Santa Monica and we met our in-laws here for dinner on a Friday night. Happy hour bar scene was very lively with good people watching. We asked for a quiet table and we were led to a very quiet booth. Service was very good; they listened to our questions, delivered exactly what we’d asked for and were actively engaged. I was so happy I left a bigger than normal (for me) tio!

K
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the combination of 1/2 lobster and a crab leg plus a baked potato. Delicious, accompanied by a tasty bottle of chardonnay. Great service. A most enjoyable evening.

L
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Salmon was overcooked. Had to be sent back. Came back undercooked!

AT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I took my daughter and grandson to enjoy the 40th anniversary special lobster and crab dinner. I ordered the mahi-mahi dinner. It was dry and tasteless. Will I recommend? Yes for the special dinner but no for the mahi-mahi.

AS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reliable and destive

k
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took advantage of 40th anniversary specials. Crab was delicious and worth the effort to extract those morsels

SB
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been dining at Enterprise since they opened 40 years ago. We visited on one of their anniversary celebrations and it was jammed. We still got out favorite seating and enjoyed the food and drinks. Our server was a bit off (didn't know or share the specials, had to ask several times for bread, forgot the crackers for the crab and took a log time to deliver them.) Past experiences there have led us to expect more, but we will return.

OT
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for a 40th Anniversary special crab dinner. My husband and I shared it and it was plenty. The food was exactly as we expected, the service attentive and the atmosphere festive. I highly recommend this establishment for a lovely seafood dinner and they have the BEST clam chowder on this side of Boston. Really.

S
Los Angeles
282 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

You can always be assured of a delicious seafood meal at Enterprise. We went this time for the 40th anniversary special. Large lobster for $40 was enjoyed by one person and the MahiMahi and Salmon by the others.

N
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The cocktail Mule was not good and the desert
Lobster was fantastic

RA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

K
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good and not too expensive. The bar stools you have to sit on are uncomfortable and you sink in them. Feel really low at the table. But other than that it was good.

GR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently good food and service! Ample public parking and easy access to beach fr an after dinner stroll.

TW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Enterprise Fish Company, and Saturday night proved why. The service was impeccable, the food was excellent, and the company was great. We will always go back to Enterprise Fish Company when the family is in town and we all want an amazingly delicious meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Great place but unfortunately the food did not match. The food was not fresh, very disappointing.

AH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been celebrating Birthdays, Holidays and Happy Hour at the BEST Restaurant in Santa Monica since 1979!!

b
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating 40 years of Fish co! Special meal with lots of customers! Were seated directly ( with reservations) cordial prompt service; good food and nice ambience...
Lots of pleasure with delicious eats and drinks

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