Meat On Ocean

4.6
1688 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Located on the corner of Ocean and Broadway in Santa Monica, Meat On Ocean a.k.a. MOO is a meat-centric restaurant with breathtaking views of the Pacific.

This is not your traditional world-class steakhouse though. The dry-aged meats on this menu are much more adventurous, and the Charcuterie Bar is one-of-a-kind. Overlooking the blue SoCal sky, MOO is the perfect setting for a date night or a catch-up session with friends.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1688 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBeverlyB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They could not have been more wonderful and the food was beyond delicious.

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HugoR
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience eating dinner with my girlfriend. Great food and awesome service. Thanks Dillon!

KD
KristenD
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the service impeccable!! This steak was extraordinary and the appetizer, sides, and dessert were all divine. Best in LA!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dean is the best server you will ever have, treat him right.

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Jojo
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent but the place was too loud that we could hardly carry on a conversation

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GeorgeM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

My meat was not the way I wanted it, got replaced but the chef chard the outside and the inside was under cooked. Got my meal for free but the special night was ruined but got half of my check taken care of.

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MalexG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! Highly recommend the meat there and their cheese options. Very satisfied with the customer service and food. Will be returning.

TK
TKinLA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MOO was amazing from the hostess staff to the wait staff. Dillon was amazing.

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vipBobP
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent we split the Ribeye for 4 cooked perfectly

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vipSFeater
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very mediocre from a food perspective. Steaks were underseasoned, sides were bland. It just wasn't worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tasting steak. Wow. I’m coming back to Santa Monica just fir this place.

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LaurenceW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding experience at Meat on Ocean for our Anniversary. The rich, expansive dining room, exposition kitchens and killer ocean views from their large patio all impress. The cocktails are outstanding, they boast an expansive wine list and the food is impressive. We did a late lunch to enjoy the sunshine and views, but the dinner menu looks great so we will be back! The food was sophisticated and beautifully presented, starting with perfectly plump, chilled prawns on ice, with a delicious cocktail sauce liberally spiked with horseradish. I'm awake now! My husband enjoyed a Caesar with mouth-watering, seasoned cuts of steak and I devoured a scrumptious steak sandwich with perfectly toasted ciabatta and peppery arugula. The house-cut fries are to die for, and we shared eye-rollingly good mac 'n cheese. While we enjoyed strong, good French Press, we were gifted with an outstanding New York-style cheesecake, one of the best I've had in LA. Highly recommended!

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vipSMxxxxx
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were the only table on the street level patio which was fantastic for Sunny Sunday Brunch!

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foodndrinx
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! It was great food and great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was not that good and the food was just ok. Not worth the hype.

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vipradman
Los Angeles
116 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Way too noisy. First courses were very good, but steak was disappointing, as were most of the sides. Very good dessert. I do appreciate the $0 corkage!

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding but a little pricey. Enjoyed every dish we ordered.

TB
TanyaB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful our server was very attentive. A wonderful experience

KD
KaliDe
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very nice and answered any and all questions we asked her. We went to Meat on the Ocean to celebrate my friends birthday and it was by far the best choice in restaurant. The food was delicious and the cocktails were nicely presented and very flavorful.

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vipSonya84108
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The servers were incredibly attentive and made our son’s graduation very special. Thank you!

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vipJulieL
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent, and we had tremendous service from our server Jonathan. Just a perfect evening. We can’t wait to come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and great food and drinks!

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12345
New England
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

For a place that claims to be all about steak they do a pretty poor job of cooking steak. Cooked first medium well when it should have been medium rare, then cooked a super think steak that looked like it had been microwaved and then layered with salt then they cooked one that was cold and raw in the middle (Pittsburgh?) I’m happy to go back in the kitchen and show them how to cook a steak if they want. Not that difficult. Overall a poor experience.

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DanaH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice restaurant food n drinks was good service no issues the waiter was real friendly and attentive!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Thank you Andrew!

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EdLa
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere! 10, we really enjoyed it

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Sparkle
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Meat On Ocean as it is a must for us when we are on the west coast near Santa Monica. The food is great and the views are beautiful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice romantic setting near the beach. The servers that attended us were above and beyond making sure our needs were met. it was starting to get chilly so they turned on the outdoor heaters did us and the fire place decoration they had. And the food was fresh and delicious. Although my steak was a bit over cooked but flavor was delicious! We tried the hummus appetizer and Mac and cheese side. And also the drinks were yummy I’m a bit picky when it comes to my cocktail but they met my exact needs 😊 will definitely come again and I recommend for an couple looking for some fresh cut steak or even some nice dry aged steak

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Mlee
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, we had a good experience. The service was wonderful, as was the overall ambiance of the restaurant. We did not feel that the food itself was worth the prices. The portions were small specifically on the side of French fries and the filet mignon medallions based on their cost. The flavors were good, but not great, in general.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best steak house ever

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Miguel was an amazing server. I would eat here every day if I lived here (and could afford it ;)).

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great, I had one of the best steaks that I ever had. My family enjoyed the appetizer rolls. We will be back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, fantastic service. In a nice spot but crowded doesn’t begin to explain it! Quite the mob scene.

MH
MeganH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Filling, great food and drinks! Will definitely come back!

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vipAllwynB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Cheat. Atmosphere bustling, server Charles was cordial but short, hurried and dry. Food was tasty even tho served lukewarm. The hero, an aged, bone-in ribeye steak was presented beautifully on a wood platter. Requested it cooked medium. It was served rare, and lukewarm. The flavor was good, surprisingly it was not juicy. After downing a few cuts, I asked if it could be warmed up. Charles cautioned that doing so would mean cooking it more, stating the obvious. The steak came back slightly warmer, dripping in garlic butter and just as rare. I love steak, especially ribeyes. I’ve enjoyed plenty over the decades and at steakhouses across the country. This was not a good steak, and the server was mediocre - with us - while he appeared delighted to wait the table next to us. I don’t like spending over $200 on a bad meal snd experience. I felt chested. Very disappointing.

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CarltonS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend for her birthday. Learned of this place through reviews. We had a great time. The food was amazing. Wish I could afford to come more often.

Great destination to celebrate a special event.

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TanzaniaW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Jacob our waiter was amazing. Food, drinks, the view all amzing. My husband's and I nee favorite spot!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. By far the best meal I’ve ever had. The steak and oysters were phenomenal. Everyone should experience this place at least once in their lifetime. Our server Miguel was precious and so helpful. He took time to explain everything and answer the million questions I had. We traveled 1,800 miles for good food, and I have no regrets that this is one of the places we chose on our adventures.

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EmilyY
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager Erika(sp?) accommodated our request to switch to an open table near the front bay windows. We had 2 teenagers who are not fully vaccinated and the extra breeze helped put them at ease to enjoy their first meal out in the last 15 months! Thank you, Erika! Our server was super helpful with recommending our steaks and sauce pairing. Highly recommend the Prime Ribeye. Great experience!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all!! Fabulous steak and seafood. Charcuterie was amazing.

FAQs

Meat On Ocean is rated 4.6 stars by 1688 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.