Meat On Ocean

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Steakhouse
Meat On Ocean is exactly what it sounds like- a meat-centric restaurant with breathtaking views of the Pacific. Located on the corner of Ocean and Broadway, in Santa Monica, this is not your traditional world-class steakhouse. The meats on this menu are much more adventurous, and they’re enhanced even further with an artisanal Charcuterie Bar, an exhibition Dry Aging Room, a vast variety of Prime Beef- from Dry Aged domestic cuts to the Japanese A-5. Also present is a team of interactive Butchers, trained to communicate directly with Guests about everything, including the Beef, Organically Farmed Chickens, Pork Ribs, and House Made Sausages.
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TB
Nashville
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & food. Server was very good for a party of 10. Budget time, not a quick meal but worth it! Will go back on my next trip to Santa Monica

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Place was crowded I guess because of Dine L.A. I can understand that but we had an 8:30pm reservation and didn’t get seated till 9pm. Server was not attentive at all. Food was ok kinda bland, drinks were mediocre. Would not go back

D
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MEAT in Santa Monica is just TOPS for a great foodie experience - whether it's for the signature Meat dishes or other fare. We enjoyed the DineLA menu for two with Porterhouse and loved it. Had the wine paring and it was perfect. You'll enjoy...

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake was an insightful server and was able to guide us through a menu that made us want to order everything. We made all the right choices with his help, and will gladly return to try more!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our steak took about 40 minutes to come out, but our side came out in literally 5 minutes. We were left with a cold side and warm steak later on. Sure, they comped our side and replaced it with a warm one later but not sure why our steaks took that long when it should only take a good 10-15 minutes to cook. Our wine also came out AFTER our apps did. Overall, we love this place and frequent it, but the last 2 times have been poor and slow service. There was not many people at all at 9:15...

LC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience at Meat again. Our server, Dina, was fantastic and made such a special experience for our birthday boy.

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Food was good but service was terrible. Waiter took about 20 minutes to take drink order then 45 minutes later took dinner order.

L
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good but for the price, I felt like the steaks weren’t at the quality level as what we paid. More attention to detail on service is needed. Restaurant needs updating as looking a bit dated and bathrooms were a mess.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Valet expensive and slow. Server very attentive. Food half cold. Meat ok.

SB
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Long time fan of allof King's Restaurants. Loved the transformation from I Cugini to Meat but something was off on this visit. (Mostly our server: Refused at first to ask chef if I might have a cut of meat offered at lunch...when the answer in the past was "yes" as it was again. Drinks took a long time. Bread took 3 requests. One of our party was told that mashed potatoes came with the medallion special but they did not appear. Waiter's answer was "ooops". Restaurant was quiet but staff, including manager were just standing around. Not what we expect and deserve

TS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Meat On Ocean. Dena is as outstanding as any wait staff I have ever had and made the experience delightful. The food was superb and the atmosphere overlooking the ocean was enchanting. Meat has my highest recommendation!

MH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The 60 day dry aged rib eye is still the best steak I’ve had. Other steak houses don’t compare to Meat.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was great as usual and the meatballs were a much bigger portion than I expected

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous atmosphere was beyond

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was here celebrating my birthday and everything was absolutely amazing! From the service to the food to the ambiance was 5 star all the way around!

SA
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We had a delicious meal at MEAT. It was noisy however and hard to hear the waiter or have a conversation. We were regulars at Season 52 which had a little different layout which helped the open noise factor. The food was very delish and we would go again for sure. Sorry we missed the New Years Eve fixed menu.
Also not sure why they opted to open the westside with only a lower portion of glass, that does add the outside noise of Ocean Ave to the mix. But no one asked me.

WB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Friend in town

G
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite place in Santa Monica! Great portions and delicious food!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit in NYE for the especial menu, the food was super nice, very good wine pairing, our waiter the best! We will visit again soon!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The toilets were an absolute disgrace, nobody bothered to check or clean them.

WT
Jacksonville
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We came to Meat on Ocean for a special New Years Eve dinner. We had a reservation for 8:30. We arrived at 8:20 and due to "full capacity" were not seated until almost 9. The NYE dinner was a 4 course dinner for $99. We were able to order around 9:25 and had our 1st course close delivered close to 10. Granted it was an unusually busy night so I give them that. Just got annoying when "friends of the owners" arrived after us and were seated before us but I get that's how life is. I'd skip the caesar salad but the wedge was nice. The charcuterie platter was really wonderful.
The steaks were delicious, tender and flavorful and the choices for steaks were really above and beyond most steak restaurants.
The location is perfect for Santa Monica and overall I would recommend it as a unique steak restaurant. It's an experience that is expensive and time consuming but I think is worth it if you like that.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner for NYE. Very busy, but set menu was fabulous.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating New Years and our anniversary. The servers all made our day feel special. The food and as you can imagine the steaks were delicious.

MJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great price fixe for New Years Eve. Price high with no kids option but food was delicious.

FM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food from the apps to the main course. Waiter was excellent!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall really great throughout. Would definitely come back!

DF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally one of my best dining experiences in 2019! We celebrated my son's departure to Europe with a last family meal and he chose Meat On Ocean, it did not disappoint. Service was prompt and attentive, the steaks were cooked to perfection and the burger my daughter had was amazing. Thank you Meat On Ocean!

GD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic location and amazing food. Service was pretty slow and our waiter seemed almost annoyed to be waiting on us. But I’d definitely recommend based on the food and location. A little pricey but you get what you pay for.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

G
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar, comida deliciosa, excelente servicio y muy buen ubicado !!

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BR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

We've been here before and had a great experience so we came back. The food was good and the price is expensive but it's comparable to any other steak house on Ocean Blvd. The downside to this trip was that the chicken on my kid's meal was raw on one of the pieces which we didn't see until we took the doggy bag home.

OT
Los Angeles
124 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Decent enough.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great servers, quick to get in since we made a last minute reservation. Awesome food, loved the steak especially.

C
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It's a steakhouse with a potential view. The hot rolls were the best thing. The second best was our server. The food was good steak house food just a bit pricy for what it was...which is the only reason I won't return.

N
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, from the food to the service. We had reservations and were seated immediately.Our waiter was George, please ask for him he was amazing. They started us off with some butter salted rolls which were soo good. For drinks I had the margarita verde very refreshing. We ordered the shishito peppers which to our surprise came with edamame. We also had the little gem salad.George split it in two plates for easy sharing. We also ordered the bone marrow and it was very tasty we put some of it in our salted rolls and it delicious. We also ordered the porterhouse steak it just melts in your mouth and all the sauces were amazing but it honestly didn't need any. We ordered a side of mashed potatoes but we were way too full we hardly made a dent in it. Lastly George, also brought out a complimentary raspberry creme brûlée as we were celebrating my boyfriends birthday. Thank you George and Meat on Ocean Team for making my boyfriends bday dinner a great one

R
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent, server may have had a large table because she was a bit absent for us.
Would highly recommend their FOOD.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal with great guidance from our waiter George. Will recommend Meat to all my friends and family.

P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Our steaks were prepared perfectly. However, the kitchen was out of several items the night we dined.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Food took 45+ minutes. Kept getting excuses. Finally food came out. My medium steak was medium rare. My wife’s medium well was medium. Wasn’t worth sending back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, great experience:)