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About Spitfire Grill
Spitfire Grill is located in Santa Monica, California and serves the community in and around the Santa Monica airport. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also offers a dessert menu and a bar menu. Spitfire Grill brings in a tribute to the history of the area with the interior WWII and aviation d�cor. Catering services are available.
Some of the menu items at Spitfire Grill include traditional breakfast items like eggs Benedict and buttermilk pancakes. Lunch items include salads, burgers, sandwiches and entr�es of BBQ ribs, fish and chips and fish tacos. Dinner entr�es include grilled salmon, rib eye, herb roasted half chicken, pecan chicken, chicken alfredo and chicken parmesan.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 7:30am - 3:00pm
Daily: 11:00am - 4:30pm
Daily: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Bundy / Centinela
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Having a banquet or Party - Spitfire is affordable and fun. Convenient location, flexible menus, private with outdoor patios / indoor seating and an abundance of parking - Spitfire can customize your event on location or at the restaurant.
Abundant parking on site.
Private Party Facilities:
Multiple options for groups from 10 -100. Private conference room for small groups to a full dining area for groups up to 90 guests. For larger groups we have an extended patio space.
Private Party Contact:
John: (310) 397-3455
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer a 6-course wine tasting/food pairing event once a month featuring many of California's wonderful wineries. Check our Facebook page for details and updates!!
Spitfire Grill Ratings and Reviews
I'm a big aviation freak. This restaurant dates back to the 40s or 50s with lots of memorabilia on the wall related to aviation. The food was very good my only complaint was I am allergic to spicy foods with pepper. Much of the food I Joe's on the set New Year's eve menu had pepper in it. The waitress was very accommodating in helping to substitute food when I couldn't get them. My friends who can eat spicy food felt that those foods I couldn't eat we're very good. I would definitely go back there again.
Great burgers, but this time our slices of pickles could've been better - larger, crisper, more sour, not wimpy. Glad that we were able to still sit outside with the heating lamps on this sunny and crisp day. Always nice to see the dogs with their owners in this dog friendly establishment.
Looking to have a meal where you can actually have a conversation with the people you are dining with? Look no further than the Spitfire Grill. Service is attentive and unrushed and the food is well prepared with numerous options that will please even the most picky of eaters. Great for kids or a quiet dinner for two, the wine list is good and they have a nice bar and two large patios for dining outside under the stars. I have never had a bad meal and I have tried numerous entrees here. Recommended: Wedge salad, 1/2 roast chicken, chicken Marsala (one with the cranberries is exceptional), fish and chips (battered fresh here with two fish options), trio of street tacos, carne asada, and for dessert the dark Chocolate s'mores. Enjoy.
The food there was great and the employees were very friendly. The service was very good given the place was slammed when we got there. It did take over an hour for our order to arrive but again, the place was very busy. We enjoyed the ambiance and were just chilling out chatting anyway. It worked out perfectly for us.
I mainly go to Spitfire because of their breakfast food. I love their chocolate chip pancakes. I particularly love that they serve breakfast till 3pm! Overall I have good experiences there. This time I was a bit disappointed, because the service was a bit slow and my eggs were undercooked. But overall I'd eat here again.
Worst service and waited over an hour for our food. Some of our friends never got their food and our order was even wrong. The attitude of the staff was they did not care. We had reservations so they were expecting us. I was embarrassed that I brought out friends there. I would never go back to a Spitfire Grill!
Reliable burgers and other "diner type" food... friendly service...
The location across the street from the Snta Monica airport and down the street from the Ruskin Theatre Group is really the reason to go. Not many places to eat in the area and Spitfire is perfect before an 8PM show. Lots of kids dining after their games on the Sports Field across the street.
Spitfire has been around for decades at this point and the wear and tear on the decor reflect that. Let's face it, the place is tired. It still has some of the easiest free parking to be had on the west side and the patios continue to be a wonderful relaxing way to spend a brunch or lunch. The food is solid high end coffee shop grub for a good price (where can you still get a short stack of pancakes for $4.00?)
Service is the main issue. Most of the wait staff was attentive and helpful. Our waitress was not one of them. She greeted us and immediately disappeared. We relied on the great busboys and the other wait staff to limp through the majority of our meal.
Still, a great place to go when the weather's good.
god brunch, great priced mimosas, good service, good food with good portions!! and always friendly servers managers and busboys...can not say enough about Don who will go out of his way to be sure your meal is as ordered, that you're welcome and always has kind words to greet you with when you go in. We' ve planned group functions there in the summer and he and staff just knocked themselves out to help us!
I used to hold meetings at Spitfire several years ago, and I always remember the service being friendly and attentive and the food being tasty. The service hasn't changed, but the food I had a couple nights ago was lackluster. The ahi tuna on my sandwich was tough and flavorless. The onion rings were greasy. One of the kitchen staff brought us what appeared to be a crab dip, which we didn't order, but it appeared dried out. The rusks served with it weren't crisp.
I hate giving poor reviews, but i hate seeing an otherwise comfortable venue lose its edge. I may come back to the Spitfire one day, but considering its unexciting food and somewhat out-of-the-way location, that's not likely to be soon.
The last time we ate at the Spitfire Grill, about 5 years ago, the food and service were good, and the ambiance was enjoyable. This time was a very different experience. In general, the food was marginal. My wife and I had fish tacos Baja style. The fish was dry. My wife specifically asked if the tacos had cabbage or lettuce. She likes cabbage and loathes lettuce. The waitress assured us it was cabbage. They can heavily covered with lettuce. When we were finally able to locate the waitress, she offered to replace the meal, unfortunately the rest of the party was finished so she offered to replace the meal to go. The to go meal had cabbage but the wrong tortillas and none of the sides. Poor attention to detail, poor service. We won't be back
The food was fantastic, and the happy hour from 4pm-close daily is great! We loved the artichoke dip served with warm crunchy bread, and the turkey burger was one of the best I've had in LA. The service was the best part though. We arrived and promptly realized we'd forgotten our tickets for an event we were attending at the Barker Hangar down the street. We asked if there were anyway they could print them for us, and they didn't hesitate to help. They were super helpful and attentive with an easy-breezy attitude that was refreshing. We loved it there and look forward to going back.
Our party of four enjoyed our lunch at a table on the roomy patio overlooking the beautiful soccer fields. The food selections were plentiful as were the portions. Our food was prepared as ordered and brought to our table in a very timely manner by your very attentive wait staff. We all had a very enjoyable leisurely lunch.
Went for dinner... food was pretty good... no a/c so windows were which made it (barely) OK with the evening breeze, but noisy and smelly (from exhaust) as cars went by (and planes -- it's at SM airport)... service was very bad -- had to get up to get our own condiments for burgers; no-one ever came back to refill drinks... at one point a patron actually left after about 10 minutes because no-one ever came to bring a menu or water.
We made a reservation at the last minute for a party of nine (three children) and were graciously accomodated. We were able to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful summer evening while watching planes take off and land. The appetizers we tried - garlic parmesan french fries, mini steak tacos, and calamari - were divine. The Wedge salad with bleu cheese, bacon and tomatoes was delicious. The entrees were wonderful. Our server was friendly, helpful and spot on with her recommendations. Save room for dessert because you have to try the Chocolate Chip Cookie sundae and the chocolate cake. Every meal we've had here has been fantastic. We can't wait to come back!
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