Meat On Ocean

4.7
1573 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

Featured specials

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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Starting May 9, 2021

Come celebrate that special woman in your life this year for Mother's Day at Meat On Ocean!

What 1573 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJosh
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience per the usual! Francisco had great drink recommendations. Meals came out to order. Salmon and steak came out well cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the staff was knowledgeable and kind and fast.

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Patioseating
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We got seated on the patio, so we can see the beach and ocean, but when we sat down, all you could see were the tops off the umbrellas and the heaters. The food was good though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from service to food coming back again for sure

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VictoriaH
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Right on the beach front, for a tourist trap the food is ok. Our mash potato was lumpy and the Mac and cheese was so dry, it was literally pasta topped with cheese awful. Great wine selection, spirits and cocktail menu. Also the view isn’t as great as the online pictures make out

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I were in the Santa Monica area and were craving steak. I am glad a reservation opened up because we loved everything about Meat On Ocean. I want to give a shout-out to our waiter RAY! His service and communication were spot on and because of his professionalism and kind words, my fiancé and I will be back and will choose to sit in his area! It’s employees like RAY who make the dining experience more worthwhile! Cheers RAY!!!!

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vipWestsider
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service good although a bit slow sometimes. We were there for over 4 hours and never felt rushed. Beautiful spot overlooking the Santa Monica shoreline. And excellent drinks and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My server was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Food was alright

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vipBBBB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING service, great view and location. Celebrated a birthday and they made me feel so special and went out of the way to treat me with a great table, champagne, AND dessert. 100% will recommend and come back whenever I’m in Santa Monica. THANK YOU

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Gave great recommendations, were very pleasant and even the manager was sweet and introduced herself. Great cautery board and excellent steaks.

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MannerW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and everything along with the server was great. The only slightest downfall was on one of the Steaks should have been medium rare but instead came back well-done. Overall, great place and definitely looking to go back really soon.

JR
vipJasonR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Steaks were perfect. Our server was the best. Had a great time.

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vipJosh
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meat on ocean great as usual. Janise was very attentive and chose great options for our charcuterie board.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me tell you how much of a wow this place had me at! I was totally shocked at how amazing it was to finally be able to substitute and add to my meal without being penalized by a waiter or waitress for my personal preferences. I mean high five to Meat on Ocean right. This the best food concept for a restaurant I’ve seen yet in Sunny California. The Rib Eye was amazing. I would definitely recommend this place to any and everyone who loves food and likes to have it cooked their way. The staff was also amazing as well. I will definitely be back in the near future..

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anik
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff and good service

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Surge
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at our dinner. The food and service were great and the atmosphere was comfortable and fun. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Steak was super salty and way over priced. This place is nothing special, especially at those prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner.

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Fazri
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to MEAT for my wife's birthday and it was a wonderful experience. The ambiance was perfect, the ocean view was wonderful and the meal was excellent. To top it all off Miguel and TJ were our servers for the evening and they did a fabulous job explaining the menu options and being on top of everything throughout our meal. Thanks for a great experience, we will definitely be eating there again soon.

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vipGios
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They gave us a great place to sit. Served us on time. Everyone was friendly. Food was deeeeelishus!

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Lynn
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration. The food and service was fantastic!

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SallyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, food is exceptional. Definitely a must.

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TalesiaP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made our first experience there a lovely one. Robyn who the manager informed me has been there since it started was extremely helpful. Our drinks were never empty and she spoke to me about which meats paired well with other items along with good drink choices (I always ask what the waiter/waitress loves because I know it has to be delicious). I enjoyed the experience so much I had to brag about Robyn to her manager 🙂.

Even after that they went the extra mile with us. After realizing it was our anniversary they apologized that we didn’t get a complimentary dessert and gave us a gift card. It was all around a lovely evening. We’ll be back.

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vipMcFoodie
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They seem to be having some return from Covid shutdown pains, but if you want an excellent steak right across from the beach, it's perfect.

Street scene can get colorful, so if you want an intimate experience, don't come here.

At the end of the day, the food was excellent and the service attentive and sincere despite hiccups.

You'll have to decide if a $56 steak is worth it ; )

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vipJosh
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Great service and meal!

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good waiter, Ricky who gave very good recommendations and provide amazing service. The other reason we loved this restaurant is their no corkage policy, inspite of the fact that they carry a very good range of wines

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KumarG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service was great and drinks were strong. Views of the ocean while having dinner were on point! Definitely recommend!

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PaulU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere, and great service. I would recommend to everyone. Staff is very helpful and courteous. 👍🍻

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KathrynF
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - our go to spot on the weekend for a late lunch of oysters and rose!

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JohnH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak i have ever had! Love the dry age room and the menu streak selection. I called the next day and asked about the process just because i woke up with the taste still in my mouth wanting more. Highly recommend. Great name as well

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience. Food was absolutely delicious, drinks were tasty and service was incredible! Along with the manager Erica. She is absolutely amazing! Will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

Ricky is an excellent server. Grab him if you can

Food was excellent. Took great care of my wife, baby and I. Will be back.

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Rikko
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter was GREAT!!! Food was AMAZING!!! I will for sure !!! be a REPEAT customer!!!! You get 5 ⭐️’s

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the food everything was great , really wished we didn’t go on a busy day our waiter was quite busy which is totally understandable. Will be coming back soon, thank you for your accommodations

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Scott was very knowledgeable, personable, and friendly and gave really good recommendations, especially for the 6oz wagyu. Drinks were delicious, we had the Hereford and the Broadway. Wait time to be seated was reasonable. Service overall was excellent, we would definitely come back and recommend our friends and family.

Oh and the dinner rolls were TO DIE FOR!!!

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vipAlexFoodie
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We definitely had a mixed experience but everything ended well. When we arrived at the restaurant, the hostess couldn’t find my Open Table reservation for four that I had made 10 days before. I explained that I had been contacted three days ago by the restaurant to confirm that we were coming. I reiterated at that time this was a special birthday occasion and a table preference which I was assured was noted in the reservation. All good I thought.

The host then found the reservation but said they couldn’t accommodate the type of outside seating but they could put us down on the street. I told the young man (the messenger) that I was disappointed and mad about this. My daughter in law, the recipient of the birthday dinner then intervened as she is in the business. Finally a manager got involved and got us to an appropriate table. My suggestion is that they need to better train their front door staff.

Then we were introduced to Ray. I’ll call him Ray the Redeemer. He set in motion a magical evening and exceptional service.

The food was good, but maybe overpriced. Maybe not as it is California on the beach. I will note that i was taken aback by the cost of the bottle of wine. I had to recheck the menu and noted their pricing was by the glass and 1/2 bottle not bottle. My mistake but I felt a little duped by that.

Overall, the company of my party of four is what made the evening special.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a good experience when dining here

FAQs

Meat On Ocean is rated 4.7 stars by 1573 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.