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Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA

Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue

4.6
4.6
63 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Welcome to Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue at Viceroy Santa Monica, the ultimate indoor and outdoor coastal dining concept with the laid-back fun and sun of Southern California. This is a place for sipping cocktails by the pool, working quietly in the lounge, meeting friends for a meal, and getting social in the evenings. The menus are full of captivating culinary creations, the drinks are a celebration of modern mixology, and the design features inviting spaces for any occasion.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 6:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 260-7511

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jason Francisco

  • 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

  • PLAYA TO PLAYA CULINARY JOURNEY - 7 COURSE TASTING

    $75.00 per person

    Sep 16 - Oct 16, 2022
    Viceroy Santa Monica and Viceroy Los Cabos are joining forces for an immersive culinary experience transporting guests “playa to playa” to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. For one month only, Viceroy Santa Monica’s Sugar Palm and Viceroy Los Cabos’ Dalia will present a unique, collaborative tasting menu called “Playa to Playa,” taking guests on a journey down the coast of California to the tip of Baja California. The menu will feature rotating courses from each chef that showcase a harmonious blend of their talents while telling a story through flavors, ingredients, and dishes important to the culture of their respective destinations.

What 63 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Westside

    Late Night Find

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  1. CC

    CCRecommends

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. There were four in our party, two of us ordered the lobster avocado toast...so good. One friend ordered the mushroom toast, she was very pleased with her selection, my other friend ordered the Migas Angeleno, tortillas, eggs, chorizo, onions & bell peppers, corn, pico, avocado, black beans, salsa, cotija, similar to chillequille. So delicious, she was nice enough to provide me a bit. My group shared the Dutch Baby, a cast iron baked, mix berry compote, cheesecake batter, berries, powdered sugar desert. Dreamy. The service was excellent, very sweet and helpful service. The surrounding are minimal, but very chic. The restaurant is located within the Viceroy Hotel so it does have a resort feel. Kinda felt like I was back in Miami. It's a must stop.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a Santa Monica local I feel that the mellow ambiance of the outdoor patio, tasty food and friendly staff make the Sugar Palm a real hidden treasure and a welcome departure from the crowded, touristy restaurants in the area. I highly recommend breakfast also.
  3. c

    contentlife

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s rare that you’ll find a restaurant that hits it waaay out of the park with their food AND cocktails! Sugar Palm is a home run! They make this from called the Al Pastor with Mezcal, tequila and chefs specially prepared home made pineapple juice recipe. Deeelicious! We started with the thick cut garlic bread with Vegan butter and tomato habanero jam. It tasted exactly as it reads! The crunch of the bread with salt-sweet-heat! Yum! The spicy edamame was so good. I felt silly sucking on the skin after watering the bean, but it was so tasty. Ah, then the main courses! The beef skewers were incredibly full of flavor. The main star of our meal was the Porchetta! This will follow you to your dreams! Tender, juicy pork belly made even more savory with the soy ginger glaze! The ambiance is so very cool with the live DJ, string lights, beautiful outdoor fireplace. I have not been to a restaurant in Santa Monica that hits it on ALL cylinders the Sugar Palm does. Can’t wait to come back and write my next review!
  4. T

    Tine

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous evening in every way, made extra special by our lovely waiter Ricardo!
  5. PP

    PamelaP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    TRY their brunch! It’s a must. New chef in house. Love it.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience3
    Hotel dining, very good for hotel food, wouldn’t go out of way to go here!
  7. DC

    DCeater

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Fine. Really just an extension of the pool area in this hotel. Food was meh (my chicken tikka was bland), prices seemed high. Nice outside area and the service was fine. I'd eat here if I was staying here but not a destination.
  8. B

    Bernard

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Wrong order, super spicy noodle, with some hint of lobster....The waiter was an old guy forced to be there...once you enter, no one is there to greet you and they are not patient to help you choose between the two options you have in mind for the food....and obviously, they delivered a wrong food :(
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, efficient service in a lovely setting. Delicious shareable and other plates. Super cocktails. Main courses are a bit expensive, but …
  10. DR

    DorothyR

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Limited but interesting menu. Good food , nice patio. Not cheap
  11. NL

    NariL

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It is inside hotel they don't have valet parking fees Which I love to go Food are ok
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Great ambience.
  13. S

    Shannon15

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was our friends birthday and all was great. However they didn’t bring a tiny dessert over for her bday, a little disappointed.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside, but had reservations inside. Not been back since they opened new but I’m going to be back for other courses!
  15. AS

    AbbeyS

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service! Beautiful outdoor patio area. Highly recommends!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here to celebrate a bday with a group of friends for dinner on a Sat night, we had never come here before so we took a chance, and I’m so happy we did!! I was worried it would be a snobby, bougie crowd, but the ambience so beautiful and chill, no pretentiousness, and the whole staff was great too! With the food, not one dish was a miss! It’s all family style, so we ordered a bunch of different dishes for the table, all were crown pleasers!! I was weary of writing a review since I wanted so badly to keep this a hidden gem, but honestly, they deserve all the stars lol It is on the expensive, so I myself would save this for special occasions, but at least parking is super easy, free valet if you’re eating at the restaurant as of this writing. Thank you again for a lovely, wonderful unforgettable evening!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing! Service was top notched. Love the outdoor dining area. There wasn’t a single item that we got that didn’t taste amazing. Kids friendly place too!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The service was slow (and difficult to find—we wandered around the restaurant for a couple minutes before we actually identified someone who could seat us) and the food was overpriced and underwhelming. The best parts? The setting and s great cup of coffee.
  19. LH

    LoriH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It is a great place when you want everything. Good food, cool vibe, and you can actually talk to your table. The hotel is so classy that when you eat in the restaurant, you can valet for free. Love that! The only thing I would say negative is that it took a little too long to place our order. I wish they would be on that more.
  20. R

    Rachelc

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    There was not a table set up for us when we arrived. This was a lunch with potential donors and when we told them we had a reservations the bartender told us we could sit anywhere. Did no make us feel special or that we had a reservation.
  21. RJ

    RobJon

    Los Angeles

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were celebrating Mother’s Day. The food and service were wonderful.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Worst service I have ever experienced. I am so embarrassed for the staff. Not 1 time did any server approach our group, I had to physically stand up and flag people down. There were more servers than tables of people. It was not busy, lunchtime. Unacceptable behavior for a restaurant. Everyone in the restaurant was very relaxed. All the servers were chaotic, panicking, so overwhelmed. All the patrons were very respectful. After waiting 30 minutes to have someone sit us, the hotel manager had to come out and seat us. We had a reservation. Not 1 server came back to our table more than 1x, each item was delivered by a new person. Terrible experience.
  23. NL

    NariL

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    They newly renovated restaurant and hotel. It was Charming ambience but I was waiting for long time get the server done. I think they need more ppl and food are better than expected. Overall ok to come back when I have meetings with people.
  24. L

    Lemondroo

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is going to be one of our favourite places. The food was fantastic as was the ambiance and the service. One of the best places we’ve been in a long time
  25. a

    anarodrigues

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is great, I'll definitely be back. Service was perfect and the food was truly delicious. Well worth it.
  26. DG

    DorieG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service!
  27. N

    Nazzy

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious breakfast and great vibe for a business meeting.
  28. LS

    LynnS

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It was okay, nothing special
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    The service was horrible
  30. S

    Sooner52

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great evening for all. Food wonderful, excellent oysters, steak Warren did an exceptional job keeping the flow going. Cabana helped us separate a bit from the crowd. We’ll definitely be Bach here. Thanks SP.
  31. DW

    DelosW

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great outdoor space for a quick brunch. Service was outstanding. Just an overall wonderful, pleasant experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Cute place, convenient location for after the beach lunch date. May take extra time to be served food and drinks.
  33. MH

    MiaH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We came to Sugar Palm to celebrate my birthday! The food was delish and the servers were super cool b/c they brought out 3 heat lamps for us as we sat outside! I will most definitely be back!

    Sugar Palm Ocean AvenueResponded on March 22, 2022Thank you so much for your positive feedback, Mia. We are grateful we could be part of your birthday celebration. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sugar Palm Ocean Ave!

  34. a

    akgourmand

    Las Vegas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such friendly snd attentive service. Perfect frittata for me—veggies and chicken sausage cooked expertly. Green tea was French pressed and delicious.

    Sugar Palm Ocean AvenueResponded on March 22, 2022We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Sugar Palm Ocean Ave!

  35. R

    Rossi

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved any moment of the place. Great food!
  36. MR

    MrsR

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience4
    Ok for a small brunch.
  37. M

    Mmartin8

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous! The Peruvian scallops, the mole chilaquiles, the garlic french fries and the cocktails were spectacular. Our reservation was at an inbetween time of 2 pm so we were able to order from the breakfast menu as well as the dinner menu which was a treat!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so nice and sweet. Gave us our space to talk and came in when we needed it. Love the service and the food.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I booked an “experience” at a place that I wasnt able to order any food, drinks, nor sit where I requested in the outside dining area. I spoke the woman who appeared to be the manager, Chris. I voiced my concerns about a refund because they ruined our Valentine’s Day dinner plans by telling us we have to wait 45-60 mins past our reservation time because they don’t have any availability and she said that she’d refund me the $50. She also said and that I’d hear from her via email before the night is over. I wrote my email down on a paper she slid to me on the counter and i have yet to hear from her or receive my refund that I was promised and it’s been almost a week now. I’ve checked my spam and junk folder and still don’t have anything. This was a p*ss poor first impression and I’ll more than likely never eat here in the future.
  40. AF

    AustinF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Poor service, poor food. disappointed because it was expensive also.

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 4.6 stars by 63 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 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue

1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pico

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 6:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian

  • 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

    Jason Francisco

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (310) 260-7511

  • 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.

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