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Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA

Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue

4.5
4.5
109 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
When LA beach life calls, Sugar Palm is the answer. Viceroy Santa Monica's singular dining and nightlife destination is a sweeping, indoor-outdoor scene where laid-back vibes ripple far beyond the poolside. You'll tap into the coastal energy in each of its vibrant spaces: wraparound indoor-outdoor bar, outdoor dining terrace, modern dining room, coffee bistro, and poolside cabanas. From latte-spiked mornings to cocktail-splashed nights, you'll be inspired to unwind under the palms and let the ocean breeze find you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 260-7500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Johnny Marin
  • Catering
    Vibrant, inviting and definitely unique: Viceroy's dramatic spaces are ideal venues for stylish private parties, one-of-a-kind business meetings and truly unforgettable events in Santa Monica.
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Cross street
    Pico
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is a $7 rate for first 2 hours.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bottomless Easter Brunch!

    $1.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    *Prices will vary; will be A La Carte.* Celebrate Easter brunch at Sugar Palm with $18 Bottomless Mimosas until 2:30p.m., along with a special brunch menu, family style and a la carte items. Reminders: A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation and a 48-hour cancellation policy applies. If a reservation is cancelled with less than 48 hours, the credit card on file will be charged $50 per guest. An automatic 20% staff charge will be added to your bill upon checkout, paid entirely to service staff. For additional information, contact sp@sugarpalmoceanave.com
    Bottomless Easter Brunch! Photo
  • Private Cabana - Bottomless Easter Brunch!

    $1.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    *Please note the price is $45++ per person ; minimum of 4 and up to 10 guests* Come join us at Sugar Palm for Easter Sunday, March 31st! Have your own personal Easter Brunch Buffet on your table in a private Cabana! The following promotions only apply to this experience: Bottomless Mimosas $18, Rosé All Day, 25% off all Champagne Bottles Please see the menu under our profile and menus. For more information or reservations, please contact us at (310) 260-7511 and/or sp@sugarpalmoceanave.com. https://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/santa-monica/dining-nightlife/sugar-palm-santa-monica
    Private Cabana - Bottomless Easter Brunch! Photo

Offers

  • Happy Hour Everyday!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Everyday from 3pm - 6pm, enjoy drinks and bites under the palms during our daily Happy Hour at Sugar Palm Santa Monica!

    Happy Hour Everyday! Photo
  • Rosé All Day!

    Multiple dates available
    Sat - 7:00 AM - 2:15 PM, 3:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    Join us on Saturdays at Sugar Palm for Rosé All Day! Available from 7AM until 10PM. Glass of Domaine Le Cengle Rosé for $9 and the Bottle for only $35. For more information or reservations, please contact us at (310) 260-7511 and/or sp@sugarpalmoceanave.com.

    Rosé All Day! Photo

What 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

109 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server went out of her way to make our experience special. She even gave my friend a card and some treats for her birthday. We had a wonderful time.

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  2. Anna

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great overall experience! Super attentive staff and great welcoming environment. Would highly reccomend!

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  3. OlesiaS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a good hotel restaurant. We felt calm and delicious.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an amazing waitress named Shanna. She was the most courteous on the ball waiter I’ve had in years.

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  5. JayN

    Orlando

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding spot for those looking to find excellent quality food in a little more of a quiet and easy going spot. Angel, the Chef brought out our meals, on this first visit I tried out the Wagyu Braised Short Rib, just do it, if you like short Ribs these are prepared beautifully. So tender, plated with a “potato pancake” like none I have had before, very deep flavor in the potato’s after soaking in a bit of the sauce from the ribs. Also tried the Garlic bread, healthy portion and very tasty! My wife had the Radicchio Salas with steak, again prepared perfectly, loved both dishes! Our waiter, Chris was really cool, great recommendations and pointed us to a couple of great desserts, Flan and a fried banana dish that resembled a hush puppy with salted caramel sauce and fruit compote. Both were very good, Flan was the star for me. Highly recommend this place, food is off the charts wonderful, inside the Viceroy hotel, which is well worth a look the next time we stay in Santa Monica. I highly recommend Sugar Palm!

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  6. Lambo

    Dallas

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This review is for dining inside and I imagine that dining outside would have a better atmosphere. Overall this is a pricey hotel lobby restaurant with ok food and slow service. It would be great for a quick lunch meeting spot but not for anything more than that.

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  7. MargaretK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent, atmosphere relaxed, stylish and warm.

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  8. Sarah

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Didn't know that this place was inside a hotel...we booked for a 12:45pm brunch and there was just us and a couple seated at the other end of the table. Food was fantastic, had the dutch baby, chicken and waffle, and the prosciutto flatbread.

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  9. Ebtdad

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Just an expensive coffee shop. No hotel spa ambience.

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  10. mev1

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sugar Palm was a very pleasant dining experience. I really liked the outdoor fire. Extremely relaxing.

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  11. WanderingGourmet

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    No food due to staff strike. Should never have taken my reservation. Very very poor.

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  12. CharlesD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience that combined service, environment and food in a pet friendly way. Will certainly go again as they made us feel welcome with our pet from the minute we drove up to the water bowl at our table. Nice patio and great menu for lunch, brunch........might even consider staying at the hotel in the future.

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  13. KimberlyT

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    While Viceroy is always my hotel, I did not love Sugar Palm for dinner. Great ambience, style, and vibe. Excellent service. I found the Dinner menu limited. The food was presented beautifully but mid range in flavor and quality. We also enjoyed breakfast which was spot on and delicious. They just need to refresh the dinner selections.

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  14. AnnaK

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ok - but weirdly quiet/empty hotel experience for Santa Monica in summer

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  15. MargaretS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The space is nice and the service good, but the food was terrible and very overpriced.

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  16. momof3

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience and great food!!! Don’t miss this spot it’s delicious ❤️

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  17. nana

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good find for a graduation dinner with friends. Easily accessible and parking was complimentary valet. There were a few vegetarian options that were all good, especially the gnocchi and the charred cauliflower. The broccolini was good except for the stems which felt a little too hard. Would recommend this place for a nice, quiet dinner.

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  18. ConnieB

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice little cafe, located in a boutique hotel. Valet parking was the only choice, but it was free and convenient. Pretty standard fare offered, would probably return, but so many options in this area.

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  19. Bruin10s

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting and convenient location. Great food and I will certainly return.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from everyone for our table including our dog. Great tunes from the deejay.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute spot in the bottom of a hotel. Very cute cabana and beachy feel while still being fancy! Foood was great and service was awesome. A little pricey for sure but would visit again.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We went there for Mother's Day 2023. Ordered the family waffle and French Toast with fruit plate, Family Pototo Bacon and egg plate, Avocado Toast and Devil Eggs. We only ate some of each and didn't take any Togo as it wasn't any good. You can find this type of good at Dennys. Also service was day dreaming the entire time. We had to ask for plates, refills, and get extra napkins ourselves. Over priced. Other reviews must be fake.

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  23. DonnaM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was great. Appreciated the multiple vegan options.

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  24. chelseac

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Overpriced for mediocre experience. Would not recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They made it an easy and enjoyable experience. The size of our group kept changing and they were very flexible. When it was chilly outside, they offered to move us inside. Our server was attentive and warm. The food was eclectic and delicious.

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  26. StacyH

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined during DineLA and I’m so glad we did. We wouldn’t have been able to try all the amazing dishes because we don’t typically order an appetizer and dessert, just an entree each. I can’t say enough about how delicious EVERY dish was. I literally tried everything on the menu except for the octopus (I don’t eat Octopus ever) and the Shawarma (only because we had already tired the Masala and we wanted to experiment with another dish, but I’m sure it was amazing too.) We sat outside and the ambiance was perfect with the fire pits and heaters and twinkle lights. We’d be back in a heartbeat! Please participate in future DineLA events!

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  27. WestsideConvert

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, great experience. Would definitely come here again.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The location was inside the Viceroy hotel. I was thinking that we were closer to the beach. Our waiter was very polite but he got most of our order wrong. The chicken wing were over cooked. Maybe we just picked the wrong day to go to this restaurant

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  29. sdp90404

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time since restaurant makeover. Calamari was great. Lamb was good. Service was pretty good. Bad weather so ate inside. The patio would be great on most other evenings

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  30. JudyH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food and service where excellent. Sat indoors and ambience was not great

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  31. WisP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, nice deco and friendly staff.

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  32. nds123

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super expensive!! A cheese board for $20 Cocktails at $21 Gripes

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top decoration

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went Christmas Day for breakfast/brunch. The food and service is delightful. The inside seems refreshed. They could really do a great business if they made Sugar Plum a “not to be beat” grand breakfast buffet. Make the food selection bigger. Santa Monica needs a top notch breakfast buffet. Please. ❤️❤️❤️

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  35. Meltartan

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed this place--outdoor eating under our own canopy. We decided to have the waiter make some choices for us to share and he did a great job! It is expensive, but everything is these days--well worth it! Food was delicious, presentation fabulous and staff was engaging, professional and lovely. We felt they personalized our whole evening for us

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  36. yumsup

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a warm, welcoming, wonderful, delicious Thanksgiving dinner experience.

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  37. RLPFoodie

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top 3 brunch places in LA! Food wonderfully curated mix of American, Mexican favorites. Menu also caters to health-conscious diners. Eye opener juices are suberb. Kale Tabouleh, Crispy Chicken sandwich and The Angeleno, Brussel Sprouts and masterfully cooked. Very attentive and friendly staff! Can't wait to go back!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was inattentive. The food and drinks were super expensive and the kicker was that there was a 20% “service charge” that I have never seen outside of Europe and it was unclear if this was a gratuity or just an extra charge. No explanation given.

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  39. RoadLizard

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu offerings were well prepared and were delicious, but our party believed the prices are over-inflated.

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  40. Mimi

    London

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really fun evening. Loved the food. The drinks were fantastic. Our server was great. Sat outside and enjoyed the whole evening.

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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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue is rated 4.5 stars by 109 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 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue

1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Pico
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is a $7 rate for first 2 hours.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Johnny Marin
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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