Meat On Ocean

4.6
2081 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 2081 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner special

But service wasn’t great

They ran out of dessert options
And brought us entrees before the apps

Just lack of communication on servers/ runners

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FarahK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. I'll be coming back!! Wonderful service and food. Cannot say enough great things.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I went to Meat on Ocean for thanksgiving dinner. The bread rolls are amazing and the ambiance was very cozy. The food itself was delicious and I appreciated that the courses were served with time in between. Highly recommend!

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vipLynC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bf and I really enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner. The food was great and our waiter Matt was very attentive. Definitely will come back.

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Brian
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience3

The food was served Luke warm; it was sent back; when it was served again it was still Luke warm. Management did comp our meal but are Thanksgiving was ruined.

Thanksgiving dinner did come with desert but we did not get it; our server did tell us our meal was at no charge but didn’t ask us if we wanted the desert. Oh well; probably won’t go out for Thanksgiving again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great. A bit expensive. They got our non alcoholic drinks wrong and when corrected, charged us again. $20 for two pops. Service was ok slow and seemed understaffed.

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MelissaG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Thanksgiving is no time to go
Completely full and understaffed

Food was good but originally served cold and had to be sent back

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Frank1
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Staff busy due to Thanksgiving crowd.
Our waiter was very nice and made food & beverage recommendations.

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Woody
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu for steak lovers, coupled with great people watching make for a fun Santa Monica experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grat food and excellent service

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vipBrianLP
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We were so excited to try this restaurant and left extremely disappointed. The atmosphere was great but the food was below average. From our salad to our appetizer and even my steak. I ordered the 60 day aged New York and it was undercooked, chewy and way too salty. I expected way more from a place specializing in steaks. The bathrooms were messy, and a fellow was sweeping the floor around us and other guests. Not very professional. It’s a shame the place is amazing but I wouldn’t spend the money there again

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food and friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

It was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! I’m always here.

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AndreasN
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Every thing was on point. Steak was good, service was excellent, atmosphere and location was probably in top 10 of every restaurant I have been at.
As a French chef the only thing keeping me from giving a 5 star review is that the “bearnaise” was not
A bearnaise. In fact it was a an insult to call this sauce “bearnaise”

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Ricard
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had a dinner with my old friend and placed an order a lots. If the server suggested us it would be too much for two, it might be perfect. All dishes I ordered were very tasty as usual. The remained foods were packed to bring them home. I felt happy twice anyway.

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gregory
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

RJ
vipRayJ
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot say enough great things about the quality of service, steaks, cocktails, appetizers, and the overall experience. If you’re looking for a steakhouse in Los Angeles area don’t miss this one. On top of all those accolades, you just can’t beat the value. Don’t get me wrong, it’s steakhouse expensive but not obnoxious big city expensive. I’ll definitely be back and recommend anyone looking for an exceptional dining experience to make this place a priority.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration, the managers were really amazing.. at first the staff could not give us the patio side sitting. When I had special requests that.. after requesting a few times the manager walked up to us and asked us to wait for 5 min.. she came back and assured us that they will make a table available at the patio side area and she was so friendly and so understanding.. we were celebrating a 45 bday.. the server was really friendly and attentive and make sure our food and drinks were perfect.. a romantic and amazing night.. thank you to the amazing manager that helped us out..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall always have a great experience. The service has been amazing every time we go. Will go back

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Algo caro, pero cada vale dolar

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FenC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I ordered a medium well 30d T bone but it’s over cooked. Part of it was burned. Drinks comes after appetizer. Pistachio crème brûlée taste not fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great ! And the food was just amazing .

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The New York Strip was delicious! That said, this was the second time that we were there and the Filet was incredibly disappointing both times. They over-salt a LOT and the meat just doesn’t taste fresh. Additionally, the Asparagus comes in a bed of oil, which is very strange. Our apps and drinks were great, but it’s sad to find a steakhouse that can’t get a Filet right.

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Foodsnob11
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this place from dinela and is now my go to steak place. The Mac and cheese is probably the best I ever had!

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vipIandtk
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Anniversary and I notes on RSVP for best seat and the hostess placed us at the back of the restaurant isolated. Very odd that we’re were directed towards the worst views…. After waiting 20-40 min at the bar we finally had a great dinner and perfect service. Good to note: the bartender (white male) was rude and entitled if you will.

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WadeH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Our party shared a few appetizers and other dishes for the table. All were excellent. Steaks were cooked perfectly to our order as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was running late and they were about to close but they were so polite and still let me and my girl enjoy our wonderful dinner together lovely place 10 out of 10 food and service 😌

RS
RicardoS
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, a little bit expensive.
Bathroom wasn't clean enough

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal, it was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is definitely worth it and the service was great.

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neulpt
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Robert, an excellent manager, and Ricky, (aka "best server ever") made our night.
We had the salmon with cauliflower and spinach. All very good [though we should probably, next time, order actual MEAT)
Spinach over salted and nearby children over-vocal, but otherwise an excellent culinary experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food. Great experience. A little too long on the wait time for food but service and wait staff were fine

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite go to spots when I visit LA. Some of the best food you’ll ever have and the ambience is just perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolute quality

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing, from the service, to the food, and then atmosphere. Definitely our new go to spot whenever we’re in LA.

IE
vipInExile
Los Angeles
251 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meat provides consistently excellent steaks and accompaniments in a relaxed, comfortable environment with views of the ocean. Staff is professional and efficient. Well worth a visit if you are in Santa Monica.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Good environment and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Meat on Ocean was amazing! The staff were kind and quick with our service. Our waitress was smart and funny! I had the Ribeye and it was the best piece of meat I’ve had all year. My partner had the strip and could not stop raving over it. Ordered far more than we needed but it was definitely worth it. The decor was quaint but the view was unbeatable. Great people watching on Halloween night!

FAQs

Meat On Ocean is rated 4.6 stars by 2081 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.