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Nostalgia, Santa Monica, CA

Nostalgia

4.4
4.4
19 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
“Throwback vibes with a lounge, live music, and organic food & beverage with a menu that has you reminiscing of the good times”

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 3:00 pm–2:00 am Happy Hour Wed–Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 450-4989

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We do offer private event space for large party bookings & special occasions. If you're interested please contact Jack at 781-534-8561 or email info@nostalgiabarandlounge.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 19 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westside

    Good for Groups

  • Westside

    Late Night Find

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  1. M

    Molly

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Completely ignored by staff. Took 30 minutes to get a drink and we were at the bar with no one ahead of us in line and few people around. There was a table of some 30 people outside which I guess required the whole staff’s attention.
  2. KK

    KateK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    REALLY loved Nostalgia. Sat outside and had a great margarita and a delicious burger. There was a lovely wine maker who came by and treated my friend and I to several samples of wine from Doctor's Orders. Everything was delicious, the wait staff was delightful, and I love that there's parking and that it's a bit off the beaten path of most of the restaurant-laden parts of SaMo. I will absolutely be back.
  3. JB

    JBGFoodie

    Los Angeles

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! So so good! We cannot wait to go back! The lobster roll w/ caviar was wonderful from bite to bite. Cocktails were inventive and amazing. Service could not be better!!
  4. D

    Diner

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The BEST. Drinks, food, games, music, vibe!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible drinks and incredible food, we will definitely be back what a gem!
  6. CS

    CrisSanchez

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The thing I love most about traveling is discovering and sampling new foods, ingredients, and dishes from different cultures, and the drinks at Nostalgia was like a little tour of the world! Each drink was creative, choreographed, and contained an element of fun or surprise; and the entire staff was a performance incorporating techniques from molecular gastronomy and influences from global mixology. The place was extremely fun, relax and chill, great for a night with friends. Really good food, unique presentation, phenomenal service. Chef Chris walking around and saying hi, was really nice to see. I highly recommend this place. Top 10 in LA.
  7. EV

    ElenaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks and food were excellent. My only complain would be food portions. They’re extremely small for the price.
  8. CS

    CatherineS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Slow service. Very expensive. Food very salty. DJ so loud we couldn’t talk. Pretty empty.
  9. EP

    ElenaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! The food combos, the flavors and overall presentation and quality was outstanding. High end eating in a hip, casual atmosphere.
  10. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Everything and I do mean everything, was severely overpriced. In some cases double of what you expect. The fish and chips were $28.00 and came with only two pieces of fish and single serve fries. All drinks were $18.00 and were not really worth it. The beet salad hardly had beets at all. I get it, they need to pay their bills, starting up and all, however, there should be something in it for the customer. Two people sharing a salad and fish and chips with 3 cocktails between us and it was over $120.00 including an 18% tip on $107.00 total. We were going to see a show at McCabes. I would recommend a combined promotion effort with a flat 20% off your bill for people eating there before going to another local venue like McCabes. I would recommend it, but not without qualification.
  11. W

    Worldcouple

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wondeful atmosphere Outstanding service and food!
  12. d

    drdon

    Los Angeles

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    New kid on our block with a very interesting and unexpected menu. The food was very good and the service - excellent. We'll be back often and wish them the best.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nostalgia really lives up to its name. All ingredients are top notch and carefully selected. I’m very impressed and highly recommend!
  14. ES

    EmilyS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I feel like the drinks are the highlight, food is great, and the overall experience is cool. All of our drinks were incredible, the fries seemed to be perfect (sounds weird but they are that good), cauliflower was great, Kobe toast was incredible, fish and chips was great, lobster roll was great, Kobe hamburger was good, the trifle dessert was dreamy, the chocolate cake was okay (a bit dry which took away from the overall taste), and the PB&J dessert was good (sorbet on top was the speaker of the piece). Overall, it was great!
  15. k

    kristenj

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible.
  16. LD

    LaurenD

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. The cocktails are the best we’ve had in LA, and in the top 10 anywhere. The staff are all kind and welcoming, the atmosphere is fun, the food was great, and the music was just right. 10/10, will return!
  17. N

    Nostalgia

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible. Service was top notch, so friendly and so attentive. Great ambience, the staff makes it clear that customer satisfaction is priority. I love that they have games that you can play. I definitely recommend this place. You feel so welcomed, valued, and relaxed. Stop by and enjoy some excellent food and unique drinks.
  18. TH

    TaraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t wait to come back. My friends and I had a wonderful time. THE FOOD IS AMAZING, and the staff are all very friendly. . I HIGHLY RECOMMEND
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our mew favorite place! The food and cocktails were incredible and the service was perfect! It was a fun yet relaxing atmosphere and can’t wait wait to go again especially when the live bands are playing. The entire staff were so attentive and friendly from the moment you walk in. Every single item we ordered to eat was next level bar food. The fish and chips were the very best we’ve all had and it’s Gluten-free!!! They are very accommodating and have options for Gluten Free and Vegan options. This place is a must try!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Nostalgia is rated 4.4 stars by 19 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 1 time today
Google Map for Nostalgia

1326 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1565

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 3:00 pm–2:00 am Happy Hour Wed–Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 450-4989

  • Private party facilities

    We do offer private event space for large party bookings & special occasions. If you're interested please contact Jack at 781-534-8561 or email info@nostalgiabarandlounge.com.

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