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Meat On Ocean, Santa Monica, CA

Meat On Ocean

4.6
4.6
2636 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 97 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Fine cuts

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 773-3366

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Pastore

  • Private party facilities

    An ideal location for intimate celebrations, business gatherings, and charity events.

  • Private party contact

    Colleen Roth: (857) 212-2584

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Cross street

    Ocean and Broadway

  • Parking details

    Valet Available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

What 2,636 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. c

    chevalier212

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    This is maybe my 10th visit to Meat. Service was attentive. Hostess was welcoming and personable. Manager said hello. Space is great. Oysters were fresh. Drinks were good. Prices have gone up everywhere. I understand that. But if the price of a dish has gone up 33%, it should at least be of the same or better quality as before. We ordered 2 mains: a simple steak which was fine, and the salmon. I’ve had this dish several times. In the past, it’s been delicious. It’s supposed to arrive with confit potatoes and succulent pork belly. It showed up smaller than the palm of your hand, overcooked, several bones inside, with 3 tiny nuggets of pork (also overcooked…do you know how hard you have to work to dry out pork belly?) and 3 boiled fingerling potatoes rolling around, each smaller than your pinky. The plate was bald. What once was an unctuous dish now looks like an escapee from some bizarro Keto menu. Sometimes a dish doesn’t fire at the right temperature. I understand that. But no kitchen confuses confit for boiled. The drop in standards paired with price hikes is disappointing.
  2. N

    Nate

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great, service exceptional. Servers are quick, knowledgeable and not in your face or overbearing. Our server, Aaron is a Rockstar.
  3. J

    John805

    Los Angeles

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meat on Ocean is an unusual place. A steakhouse that doesn't have either baked potato or creamed spinach on the menu. But the steaks are fabulous, the service impeccable, and the ambience unbeatable. And that's why you go to a steakhouse, right? A warning (more an alert): Meat on Ocean has an array of custom butchered steaks, dry and wet aged 30-45 days. The meat is wonderful but it's priced by the ounce, so either be ready to do some multiplication in your head or bring your iPhone with its calculator. Plainly, the place is a little eccentric but well worth it. Oh, and as to parking, the valet is good but slow (but you can call for your car 10 minutes or so before you're planning on finishing) and Santa Monica has good parking in several structures but be ready for a bit of a walk if you don't park valet. Enjoy! And one last (but surely not least) matter: no corkage fee (so tell your friends and patronize this place and tip the waiter the same amount as if you'd bought the wince from the restaurant, after all, he/she worked just as hard to open the bottle you brought with).
  4. CG

    CarolineG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Best steak ever!
  5. MA

    MichaelAlvarezlol

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was amazing
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here all the time — wagyu is amazing. But this time around we were celebrating something special and the waiter didn’t even bother asking or bringing something complementary. Won’t celebrate anything here anymore.
  7. N

    Naochan

    Los Angeles

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went back there for my daughter's birthday lunch. They were all very friendly and celebrating her birthday with a delicious cake with a candle on the house. She was very happy. we could sit by the ocean avenue side by the window. It was a very nice lunch, and we will come back again.
  8. GN

    GeorgeN

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had good food and excellent service with great views. Would like to go back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Muy caro para lo que es , carne mala en los términos y sabor , vino “caliente “,
  10. JP

    JimmyP

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice sunset dinner! Great location and a beautiful establishment. Our service was fantastic and the food was great! Lots of meats to chose from…consider the ribs!!!
  11. L

    Local

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit for birthday dinner. Exceptional service and phenomenal food! Highly recommend.
  12. MB

    MichelleB

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husband and I had the best service. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable and super fun. She knew every detail of the menu and made great recommendations. The food was outstanding.
  13. BW

    BrianW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was very nice, service was good but quite pricey
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy Birthday for my niece
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our 92 year old mom and the staff was great The bar stools were a bit high for waiting and the hostess stand didn’t have another option while we waited. Other than that we will be back probably without mom ❤️
  17. HG

    HanG

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in LA! The steak is one of the best my husband has ever had.
  18. C

    Cory

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was amazing and service was above and beyond what you would expect.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Ate here on 9/8/22. Do not eat here during hot weather, it does not have a/c and they keep the restaurant fully open to outside. As a result, the heat factor was somewhere in the mid-90s even after dark in Santa Monica. So the 4 of us were dripping with sweat throughout dinner, which doesn't make for a great experience. Food was good as always, however they never got the asparagus order (plain) correct during the meal. As we were finishing the manager came over and apologized. They gave us a comp order, so kudos for recognizing that, but basically it was to go given the timing. Those who wanted a green veg with their meal were out of luck. Have been several times before and will go again, but will avoid during heat waves.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    REQUEST SEAN FOR THE BEST SERVICE.
  21. J

    Josh

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hadn't been back to Meat on Ocean in a while but was very happy to go back yesterday. Not only was our meal cooked perfectly and served in a timely manner, the service was also unmatched to many other restaurants I have been to. Reuben was great! He was very attentive and asked questions about preparation of the meal that I always tend to forget when eating out. Ambiance, food and service were all top notch!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT STAFF, AMAZING FOOD, AWESOME EXECUTION.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Un fantastique restaurant pour les amateurs de viande, avec au choix différents niveaux de maturation. Un vrai steakhouse face à l’océan !
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place is the perfect blend of class, fun and down to earth... It's an awesome environment and everyone is cool. I will be back.
  25. J

    Jacquie

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Valentina was very hospitable. She noticed I wasn’t pleased with the house Chardonnay (taste before pour) and offered alternatives to my liking. She checked in periodically at the right time (not while chewing). I look forward to coming again. Thank you!
  26. JG

    JohnG

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing! I actually went to try this "French dip" I read about, that got great reviews..... They didn't have it.? I showed the waitress the reviews online. She said to put it out there & see if Meat on Ocean will put it back on the menu. So........ hope they di it!
  27. SS

    SusyS

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was good restaurant. The food was good and the service was good. I didn't like were we were seated and it was really loud. 5+ on the décor. The place is beautiful. Would go back but it would not be my first choice.
  28. KM

    KrystalM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Second time there (first being Thanksgiving holiday) and honestly? Both times staff was bit slow and inattentive. We even had table by window in patio but felt overlooked and had to remind waiter about the bread he mentioned he’d bring out 15 min prior. We honestly had 6:45p reservations and our appetizers came out 7:30. Other tables had their items out faster. The food was excellent of course but when you know the bill is going to be an easy $150-200, you’d expect the service to be a bit better. Front of house manager even had to come by to help refills. There was plenty of staff around, and I totally understand it’s a holiday weekend… we just had a bad server is all.
  29. BN

    BlancaN

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent 45 day aged steak!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the service was outstanding!
  31. HS

    HarveyS

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, kind and good service, quality food. The decor isn’t great and the bathroom sinks are very skimpy on water when you wash your hands. 4.5 out of five though.
  32. L

    Lovtogolf

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was spot on as we had dinner sitting at the bar. A great drink selection. My wife had Surf & Turf and said it was perfect. I had the Prime Rib Eye with a side of potatoes. Ordered medium came out medium well. It was still tasty, but I was disappointed. The potatoes came out dry. Even melted butter couldn't save them. 2 hiccups will not keep us from going back. Things happen sometimes. We love the place and look forward to our return.
  33. FP

    FernandaP

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    porterhouse steak dry aged is ok… I order for the kids wagyu steak nacional is so good.
  34. JF

    JohnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent top shelf Dry aged steak for wife’s B’Day & is one block past pier so super convenient from Loews hotel! Was an expensive meal for a special occasion spurge but would expect that for good dry aged steak. Kind of like a Morton’s or Capital Grill level of steak & much better than a Outback quality which sometimes we enjoy as well. All the Loews staff agreed it was expensive but an excellent choice!! Would definitely absolutely recommend for sure, but is an anniversary or holiday splurge!!!!!
  35. A

    Alexis

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, food, and atmosphere! They made our night so special, we would definitely return next time we’re in the area.
  36. AA

    AndiA

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal at Meat on Ocean! Our food was all perfectly cooked and well seasoned and the quality was excellent. Our server was Logan and he was very attentive and helpful and his suggestions were great. The host who brought us to our table suggested one of their speciality drinks and it was really a good one! We had the Broadway, per his suggestion. We hesitated because of the strawberry but went for it anyway and it was absolutely delicious, not overwhelming on the flavors, just a perfect balance. It was our first time there but we’ll definitely be back. Next time we want to try one of the charcuterie boards. We saw some of them going out to other tables and they looked incredible.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dernier dîner de notre séjour, un régale, service impeccable, accueil chaleureux, excellents cocktails, viande délicieuse et même la partie océan a ses qualité !
  38. MM

    MarkM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, great service , expensive but worth it
  39. RC

    RichC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meat on Ocean is not inexpensive, but is worth every cent. It’s our “go to” for birthdays and anniversaries. There’s something almost surreal about sitting against the western most row of tables, sipping a signature cocktail or fantastic glass of wine, watching the people, the ocean, the pier, and often the sunset move in front of you. It almost makes the traffic (even on a Sunday) in Santa Monica worth it. Oh, yeah, bring your appetite for meat, because that’s where Meat on Ocean excels.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girlfriends birthday. Amazing service and steak.

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Meat On Ocean is rated 4.6 stars by 2636 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 97 times today
Google Map for Meat On Ocean

1501 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ocean and Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Fine cuts

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Pastore

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 773-3366

  • Private party facilities

    An ideal location for intimate celebrations, business gatherings, and charity events.

  • Private party contact

    Colleen Roth: (857) 212-2584

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