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.

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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.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 20, 2019

Ends: June 21, 2118

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

What 2751 People Are Saying
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LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have a bad meal here. The clam chowder is the best and I love the Parmesan sole. I usually end up eating the same thing because it’s always so good.

OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and great food

RG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thursday night crab leg special is awesome!! Love this place!

N
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as last time. Mediocre lobster compared to before. Disappointing

CC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

worst experience of my life! I never been so disappointed!

JG
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for my granddaughter. The food was plentiful and delicious. My great grandsons enjoyed eating out for the first time

V
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s been a long time since I went there after their remodel. Food and restaurant has improved. I will definitely be going again

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Had reservation a 30 minute wait. Crazy but it was a weekend . Took a table in bar over the top noise

d
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The swordfish was awesome!!

h
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good basic food fare.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Pretty good food but the king crab seemed like they were pre cooked then chilled and reheated to serve

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We were there on Valentine’s day. For appetizer we ordered Calamari and lobster rolls and it was amazing. However, the entree 2lb lobster and steak was really bad. The stake wasn’t tender at all and lobster wasn’t that much tasty either. We spent $160 there, so I really expected a better quality of food.
The vibe and seating area was really nice but because of the low quality of food I won’t return.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Yes It was Valentine’s Day but the restaurant’s been around for nearly 40 years — it’s not their first Valentine’s, or even busy evening. Anticipate your reservation getting pushed FIFTY (50) minutes (also possible the OpenTable reservation wasn’t even recognized, YMMV) and having to flag down your server to get your basics, such as your water, food, and seasoning for said food. I really hope it’s not like this on more regular evenings but we unfortunately will not be returning to find out.

To note a positive — the bar selection and bartender were absolutely lovely.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was bday

AK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent epicurean food, reasonably expensive. Nice ambiance, attentive front desk staff, although average waiters. Overall excellent, our first time but will definitely will be back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was good, a little bit cramped though. Food was yummy but overpriced.

D
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Fish was not as fresh as expected considered within Pacific Ocean by sight

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enterprise Fish was surprisingly good. Someone told us a decade ago that they didn't have a good meal and we decided, yes, after ten years to try it with some out of town guests. It was wonderful! (Isn't that always the way?) The Dover sole was crisp and plentiful. The extra $2.00 for a cup of clam chowder with entre seemed like a bargain and it was delicious. The service was lovely. Our server had a slight southern drawl that we could not figure out and he offered perfect service without being pushy or overdone. This is a great seafood restaurant, open, airy space, exposed long bar. It needs music, live would be a nice touch. The middle tables are bunched a teeny bit too close and can be a squeeze to get around. We'll definitely head back soon!

RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Only thing was the prawns were a little overlooked

OT
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friends heard about the crab special and wanted to get some before the month ran out. We had been going about twice a month since November and had never been disappointed. They were very pleased with their meal and sorry that they won't be able to get more until the end of the year. We plan to get back at least once more ourselves.

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great daily deals! I love the 2lb Maine Lobster deal on Mondays and Tuesdays!

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food wasn’t good at all. Everything we ordered tasted bad

OT
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always consistently good.

r
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My mom's swordfish was very good. The seafood salad was not. Shrimp tasted weird amd great of salad was nothing special. Rest was fine.

TT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’ve really liked the new decor which is probably a few years old now, but very nice.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. The chef is creating some new and exciting menu items that give a facelift to the old standbys. We tried a fried yuca appetizer that is not yet on the menu. Delicious kicked-up ceviches and some Latin and Asian inspired dishes mean that there is something for everyone. The decor is revamped and gives off a light and airy beach vibe that is perfect for the location between Main Street and the beach. And ample parking in the City lot across the street. I’m definitely coming back for the lobster special on Mondays and Tuesday or the oysters on Wednesdays. The bar and patio scene is hoppin’ too! This ain’t your father’s Enterprise Fish Company!

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner was perfect. From the server to the starters to the salads to a happy birthday surprise mud pie. We were very pleased!

TT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant is nice and it’s big-well laid out. It is so expensive though. Our waiter was pretty rushed but they weren’t busy. We had reservations at 8:30. They shouldn’t offer tables that late if they are going to tell you the kitchen is closing-when you’re not done with you’re meal -and didn’t offer dessert menu- but we asked and got it anyway. My son loved the lobster special and crab bites. The lobster bisque was good, but I thought there would be identifiable ingredients in it, but it was just smoothish cream base. Tasted good though. I got winter squash and Burrata salad. The squash was served in one large piece unpeeled, under seasoned, and way over cooked. Probably won’t return since we are from out of state, but otherwise I would take my son again for a special occasion since he enjoyed it and he’s so picky.

A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and dining experience!
The waiter Arya was exceptional!
He gave us personal attention through out the evening!
Thank you Enterprise Fish Company and Arya for making our special birthday dinner celebration so memorable!
Bravo!

j
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are glad to be reconnected to this place after several years away. Love the good. Service is great. Thx.

SC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. It never disappoints

OT
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the fact that there were so many choices for non fish eaters.The fish dishes were delicious. Everyone enjoyed their dinner.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We participated in the Dine L.A. promotion. The Salmon En Croute was delicious and so were the brussel sprouts. The price was ideal to try something new!

AR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service has okay, didn't to see if we wanted another drink's or offered Us bread with dinner.

m
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very popular neighborhood fish restaurant. Fish was tasty and reasonably priced. Easy to get reservation for a friday night just one day in advance. Overall not exceptional but quite satisfactory and we will return.

J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I like coming for happy hour and the daily specials.

EM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great food! Awesome atmosphere! Great wait staff!

CG
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious mussels—cauliflower steak

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Nice place. Service was good. But since I came to eat and the food was lousy, I can't give it a good rating. No seasoning. YUCK!

n
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal and excellent service.