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Hinterland - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
127 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Casual dining in a non-fussy yet refined space.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday 5-10pm
    Friday - Saturday 5-11pm

    Brunch:
    Saturday - Sunday 11am-3pm




  • Phone number

    (310) 399-0805

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ivian Brion

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Cross street

    Kinney St

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

To Begin

  • Avocado Toast$11.00

    Pickled radish, shallot, poached egg

    • Pork Belly Skillet$13.00

      Spicy tomato sauce, yucca, red onion, pickled cabbage

      • Octopus Salad$15.00

        Tomato, cucumber, romesco, tangerina vinaigrette

        • PEI Mussels$15.00

          Tomato, capers, shallot, white wine, grilled rustic bread

          • Brussels Sprouts Salad$12.00

            Black mission fig, granny smith apple, candid walnut, pecorino, wild arugula

            • Burrata & Tomato Salad$13.00

              Grilled green onion, balsamic vinaigrette, picked shallot basil oil

              Offerings

              • French Toast$13.00

                Fresh fruit, whipped cream, bourbon caramel, powdered sugar, toasted pecans

                • Coconut & Almond Granola$11.00

                  Seasonal fruit, greek yogurt

                  • Shrimp & Grits$24.00

                    Creamy whit cheddar grits, chorizo, charred shishito peppers

                    • Hinterland Cheeseburger$18.00

                      Aged cheddar, bacon-caramelized onions, pickles, french fries

                      • Spanish Omelette$15.00

                        Roasted peppers, chorizo, summer squash, potatoes, white cheddar, spring onions

                        • Breakfast Burrito$13.00

                          Chorizo, eggs, cotija, avocado, sour cream

                          • The Classic$15.00

                            2 eggs, applewood smoked bacon, potatoes, rustic toast, house made jam

                            • Chorizo Skillet$13.00

                              Potatoes, eggs, avocado, sour cream, bacon pecorino

                              Sides

                              • Two Eggs$5.00

                                Prepared your way

                                • Applewood Bacon$5.00

                                  • Toast$3.00

                                    • Avocado$3.00

                                      • Roasted Potatoes$6.00

                                        • Cheesy Grits$7.00

                                          Charcuterie

                                          $21 all. Pickled veggies, hot mustard, apricot mustard, charred Italian bread

                                          • Pate

                                            Chicken Liver-Bourbon

                                            • Salami

                                              Framani

                                              • Rillette

                                                Pork belly

                                                • Smoked Duck

                                                  Applewood smoked, Mary's Duck Breast

                                                  Featured Item

                                                  • Oysters

                                                    cocktail sauce, granita, mignonette

                                                    • per 1/2 doz$21.00
                                                  • Cheese$22.00

                                                    Toasted fruit, bread, sweet mustard, toasted nuts, spiced honey. Daily selection

                                                    For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                                    What 127 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                    4.4
                                                    4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                    • 4.2Food
                                                    • 4.1Service
                                                    • 4.2Ambience
                                                    • 3.8Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                    1. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Chicago

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 12, 2018

                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                      The restaurant wasn’t even open. It’s closed for construction and we were not told before.

                                                    2. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 4, 2018

                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                      HORRIBLE you gave me a table at a restaurant closed for renovations! Step up your contacts with your dining partners!

                                                    3. JW

                                                      JerryW

                                                      Houston

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      1.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 4, 2018

                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                      It is closed for renovation. The Open Table system still accepted the reservation.

                                                    4. M

                                                      Meghann

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 3, 2018

                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                      This was such a massive fail mostly on Hinterland's part but also on open tables. After checking Hinterland's website and yelp I used open table to make a reservation for a birthday dinner. My reservation was confirmed so when we arrived we were very surprised to find that the restaurant was closed for remodeling. Checked Hinterland's website again and still no mention of the closing. Did a few shots next door, which was obnoxiously expensive (over $40 for two shots and two beers) while we looked for a backup plan. Ah well at least we got a story out of it

                                                    5. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on September 30, 2017

                                                      overall1food1service4ambience2

                                                      terrible food. Out of 2 main things on a saturday night at 8:00. Ridiculous

                                                    6. DN

                                                      DanielN

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 23, 2017

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                      Service was superb. Ambiance was very nice. The fried artichoke was great, the drinks were good, the Branzino was pretty good, the dessert was excellent. Did not expect greek salad to be humous based. All in all a very nice restaurant.

                                                    7. D

                                                      Dave

                                                      New England

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 23, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great food! Great service! I live in the neighborhood and love everything about this place!

                                                    8. S

                                                      Shauna

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on September 5, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Phenomenal service, food and ambiance. What a gem for Main Street. Highly recommend!

                                                    9. A

                                                      Ames

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on September 3, 2017

                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                      I enjoyed Hinterland. The food was awesome. It wasn't cheap, and the food took a really long time, but the food was honestly really good.

                                                    10. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on August 31, 2017

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      went there for Friends' meeting and food there is good, some are great. The tables were small but the environment was cozy and stylsih. I will go to this restaurant again to try more dishes. Overall is great!

                                                    11. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Austin

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on August 20, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Amazing food, cozy NY neighborhood atmosphere, attractive, friendly, and informed service.

                                                    12. z

                                                      zorana

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 19, 2017

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                      We had a great dinner August 19th 2017. We especially appreciated the accommodating personnel with our preference for seating (given that the venue does not have many choice for parties of four). Both service and food were very good. We recommend the place and would gladly go back.

                                                    13. N

                                                      Nick74

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on August 18, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Everything about Hinterland was fantastic. Great food, great service, great ambiance. Our only regret is that we hadn't tried it out sooner!

                                                    14. RM

                                                      RafiaMafia

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      2.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 12, 2017

                                                      overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                      I've been a Santa Monica resident for the last couple of years and this restaurant has been on my radar ever since. I was very excited to have dinner here with a friend who commuted from the other side of town. I was looking forward to sharing the experience with her. Unfortunately, I was extremely disappointment in the food. The service was good, the wine was good but the food was poorly cooked and the flavors were concealed by an amateur sauce like chipotle mayo. It was expensive for a meal I didn't enjoy #fail

                                                    15. MK

                                                      MelanieK

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on August 4, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Hinterland is a real find! Truly a gem. Amazing food and service. Inviting decor and welcoming atmosphere. Have been twice now over a 3-month period, and we are out-of-towners! Completely consistent spectacular food and service--and value!: Sunday brunch and dinner! Also dog friendly which is a huge boon, as we traveled w/our dog on the second trip.

                                                    16. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      18 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      1.0

                                                      18 reviews

                                                      Dined on July 9, 2017

                                                      overall1food3service1ambience4

                                                      Not a great experience. We were Looking forward to trying a new place and were disappointed. The restaurant only serves a very limited "Happy hour" menu between 3:30-6:00. Only 6 items and nothing else. But that wasn't really the disappointing part-when we sat down, we were one of 2 tables. No one came up to us for 10 minutes. The wait staff, bartender, and servers were gathered around the empty bar chatting and seemed to be bothered by our desire to interrupt them. Each time we needed something, like water... it was not easy and somewhat uncomfortable. We felt like unwanted guests. We ate a bit, paid, and quickly left. We walked down the street and ate dinner somewhere else. I don't expect this place to be around long.

                                                    17. R

                                                      Regi

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      34 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      34 reviews

                                                      Dined on June 29, 2017

                                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                      Hinterland is a good place for friends to hang out, get some good food and do some people watching. The atmosphere is laid-back enough to be comfortable, but lively enough to have a good time.

                                                    18. M

                                                      Mark

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined on June 25, 2017

                                                      overall3food2service2ambience3

                                                      Online menu was not updated. Brunch only had 3 brunch related items. Chef was flexible enough but what he made was incomplete and average tasting.

                                                    19. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on June 18, 2017

                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                      Seated us right on time and the food was good! Kinda noisier but it was brunch time so that was to be expected.

                                                    20. L

                                                      Lnt319

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      2.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 19, 2017

                                                      overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                      Unfortunately much of their menu was unavailable to order. All four of our choices were unavailable and for a small menu we thought . We finished our wine and went elsewhere for dinner.

                                                    21. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      17 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      17 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 30, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great menu and food! Music too loud, but I can't wait to go back!

                                                    22. C

                                                      Charlee

                                                      Portland

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 29, 2017

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                      The food and service were great. The booths for a party of four are a little snug.

                                                    23. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Chicago

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 27, 2017

                                                      overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                      Average. Wont survive in the cutthroat LA market. Need to put wine in a wine fridge for goodness sake.

                                                    24. d

                                                      dolgoda

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      2.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 21, 2017

                                                      overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                      Food was very mediocre. Bland. Not much taste. Wanted to like it, but just wasn't great. Space is nice. So was the service.

                                                    25. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      2.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 14, 2017

                                                      overall2food1service2ambience5

                                                      The food was overall disappointing. On top of that they had a "B" rating hanging in their window....

                                                    26. C

                                                      Cobblehillfoodie

                                                      Hawaii

                                                      29 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      29 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 14, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We love Hinterland. Sat in a booth which was private so that we could chat with friends. The food was delicious! I had the shrimp tostadas and they were full of flavor and the perfect meal.

                                                    27. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 8, 2017

                                                      overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                      We sat at the bar and ordered the fish of the day and vegetable linguine. The fish was delicious but the risotto was way undercooked- enough to stick to your teeth. The vegetables in the linguine was also a bit undercooked. For the price, I would expect better care in making quality dishes.

                                                    28. CB

                                                      ChrisB

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      35 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      35 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 24, 2017

                                                      overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                      Good was very average but setvice and ambiance were good.

                                                    29. T

                                                      Traveler

                                                      New York Area

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 22, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great food, great service staff. Went with 3 kids and they could not have been nicer. The food really hits the mark. Can't miss.

                                                    30. JW

                                                      JeffW

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      29 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      29 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 15, 2017

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                      calamari was terrific, beet salad and flank steak excellent. We'll go back.

                                                    31. WO

                                                      WestyOG

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on March 8, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Incredible food and service. Patio and dining room are intimate and elegant but not at all cramped. Arson is wonderful, as is the rest of the team. The mussels are to die for, as is the baby beet salad and pasta. Magical feel here!

                                                    32. AG

                                                      AliciaG

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      43 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      43 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 4, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Hinterland is amazing and one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Monica. Super tiny, but quaint and cozy with a attentive staff. Def will be coming back again soon! YUM!

                                                    33. JD

                                                      JennD96

                                                      Nashville

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 26, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The French toast was phenomenal and the servers were very kind. Great spot for Brunch and mimosas! Definitely will be back and will bring friends!

                                                    34. ST

                                                      SThom

                                                      Portland

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      1.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 16, 2017

                                                      overall1food4service1ambience1

                                                      What a shame! Such a bad first impression. We were really looking forward to this place. I had a reservation for weeks. It wasn't so much that we were told we couldn't have a booth because we were only 2 people (even though half of the booths were filled with only 2 people and one sat empty during our 20 minutes in the restaurant). It was that when we asked the answer was "NOPE!" The seats at the front of the place are crammed in like a cattle car. I get tight seating in a trendy place but this was really cramped. The menu looked ok. We finished our drinks paid up and left without ordering anything else (which I have never done before). I'm sure the smug staff will see it as our loss. *This rating system requires that I enter a star value for each category. To be fair I rated the food 4 stars even though I didn't order anything.

                                                    35. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 3, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                      Great place, fast becoming one of my local hangouts.

                                                    36. MN

                                                      MiamiNewbie305

                                                      Miami

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 22, 2017

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                      It was a rainy Sunday night, and this place was the perfect, cozy place for dinner. The menu was the perfect size, and everything looked delicious. We enjoyed our time!

                                                    37. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 6, 2017

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                      The pork chop was probably one of the best I've had! Brussels sprout salad also delicious though a lot going on.

                                                    38. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      1.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on December 31, 2016

                                                      overall1food3service1ambience1

                                                      My husband and I went there for New Year's Eve and had a terrible experience. We were seated on the patio, which they claimed was enclosed. We froze. The one heater on the opposite wall did nothing to warm up the space. We wore our heavy winter coats the whole time, as did those seated around us. It was a three-course prix fixe menu and the service was spotty at best. After telling our waiter we needed another minute before we could order drinks, we studied the wine list and made a decision, but didn't see him again for ten minutes. After we ordered our dinner and drinks at once (for fear we may not see him again for a while), our first course came out immediately, as if it had been pre-plated in the kitchen and sitting there for who knows how long. After we finished our salads, we probably waited 20 minutes for our entree. But the worst part? Our dessert was set on the table before I even finished my entree. They didn't bother to wait to bring it out until we were finished with the second course. It was clear they had to rush us out to make room for another seating, which was their own fault. Had PR entree arrived sooner, our meal wouldn't have taken so long. I've been married for 13 years and that night was the first time ever my husband insisted on tipping a mere 10%. While it wasn't the waiter's fault that the entree came out slowly, he did nothing to make us feel welcome and couldn't have cared less that we were chilled to the bone. He didn't utter a single apology. I write about restaurants professionally and had hoped to work Hinterland into a future assignment. But this review is all I'll ever write about it.

                                                    39. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on November 14, 2016

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                      I was nervous because we had to bring my 2 year old to dinner with 4 friends. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. We had a corner booth which was perfect for dinner with a toddler. I wouldn't necessarily recommend bringing your toddler but the staff was very open to helping us make it work. We had friends in from out of town who were very impressed by all courses of the food AND the kitchen was even at half capacity because they had been out of power all day from a street power outage. I would highly recommend this place. Great staff, not rude like some Santa Monica staff. Food was awesome and atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming. Gem.

                                                    40. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Vancouver

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 12, 2016

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                      The food and wine recommendations were great, and all five of us were very happy with our meals. The service started out very strong and dropped off as the night went on, but we still enjoyed our night. It's small, but a great room. A bit chilly in November though with the doors open.

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                                                    Hinterland - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 127 OpenTable diners

                                                    Permanently Closed

                                                    This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                                    • Cross street

                                                      Kinney St

                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                      Santa Monica

                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                      Dinner:
                                                      Sunday - Thursday 5-10pm
                                                      Friday - Saturday 5-11pm

                                                      Brunch:
                                                      Saturday - Sunday 11am-3pm




                                                    • Cuisines

                                                      Contemporary American, Seafood, American

                                                    • Dining style

                                                      Casual Elegant

                                                    • Dress code

                                                      Casual Dress

                                                    • Payment options

                                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Executive chef

                                                      Ivian Brion

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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