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The Dining Room at Shangri-La

248 reviews
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$30 and under
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Despite our relative youth, Hotel Shangri-La offers an array of delightful dining options soon to be celebrated among the best Santa Monica restaurants. Serving up tantalizing dishes in family-style spirit, our gourmet restaurant overlooks the courtyard and pool. Savor tasty selections featuring only the freshest ingredients from the nearby Santa Monica Farmer's Market. From sumptuous breakfast to late-night grill favorites, we offer the ideal Santa Monica dining experience for all tastes.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am -11:00am;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Saturday - Sunday: 03:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 394-2791
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Steed
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Private party facilities
For event information contact Herminia Berrueco
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Private party contact
Herminia Berrueco: (310) 430-7301
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Cross street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 248 People Are Saying
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jakeinlondon (London)
1.0  Dined on August 2, 2016

Went to have birthday drinks and dinner.
1. Happy Hour was cancelled as it is only on the roof-top bar and it was closed for the day - no substitute given so pre dinner drinks were very expensive.
2. Dining room was nice and initial service was pleasant enough. Me I looked appetizing.
3. Pork chop was so tough that couldn't eat it
4. Potato Gratin was raw
5. No one came to check after food was presented whether it was of a good standard. Had to usher over a waiter to let them know, we were one of 2 tables so no excuse really that the food wasn't well prepared and to be forgotten about.

I really wanted to like the place because it looks great and has amazing views - but it was a very poor experience and they need to sharpen up their act. Ramsey would have a field day here.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on July 3, 2016

I made reservations for 9 pm and made a special notation that it was my 4 month anniversary. When we got there there was no one to seat U.S. and the bartender was hesitant to seat us. We finally sat down and he was not very accommodating. At the end we wanted to order coffee but he said the bar was closed and they were not serving coffee. This was at 10 pm. I will never dine there again. Not a good memory of our anniversary.

vipSandyjk (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2016

A hotel restaurant that is quiet, usually not crowded, classy inside or outside by the pool. The dining room looks out over Ocean Ave to Palisades Park and the ocean. A real treat!

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

Horrible service. Waited 30 mins for someone to take our order. The food took over an hour to be ready. No one came to the table to ask how we were doing.

vipBrentford (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 4, 2016

My husband and I had a Gilt City voucher for this restaurant, so we decided it try it. We went on a Saturday lunchtime. The service was great and the food was really tasty, so we will definitely be back!

vipKatie77 (Dallas)
1.0  Dined on May 29, 2016

We arrived for our 8:15PM reservation, were seated and from there, were rarely checked on after the hostess left us and the waiter brought us our drinks despite the fact that our party was literally the ONLY group there other than one couple. Once we tracked down our waiter to order, it only got worse. We did not receive our food until 10:17PM. I was in utter disbelief.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

What a wonderful brunch! The food, service, and atmosphere was delightful! The Latin Jazz band rocked! I'll certainly return again!

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

Just not as nice as I'd expect on ocean avenue. Tacky decor, very expensive and mediocre service and food.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Great quality food & amazing service

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Service was great. Food was mediocre. Restaurant was extremely cold. Usually not a problem in so cal but there are moments.

MothersDayTreat (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2015

I tried a bit of the whole families orders, so ...
The fish and chips was the best I've ever had, the tarter sauce had cyan in it and I like spicy.
The Rack of Lamb and the Pork Chops where both excellent as well cooked to perfection!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2015

Had a wonderful experience. We are from the Bay Area and we're looking for an eclectic mix of options at a quiet venue. The service was quite slow, but overall, we enjoyed our meal and experience.

vipfoodie28 (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on November 16, 2015

Great food, service, ambience, relaxing and w/ ocean view.
We will definitely return.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on October 18, 2015

This was my second time at the Dining Room and I was shocked at the difference in the food. My chopped chicken salad had two main ingredients missing (snow peas and mushrooms) and the long pieces of unwieldingly thick chicken tasted dry and difficult to eat. My husband's French Dip sandwich was dry and cooked so much that it fell apart tastelessly. It was served with fried onion rings, but the onions were only supposed to be grilled. We'll likely never go back.

WendyRose (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

I am guessing the staff are not yet fully trained. We had to call the waiter over several times to sort things out. The waiter did not pay enough attention to my companion and me while we were ordering. For example, although he was told one of us was vegetarian, he kept extolling non-vegetarian foods. Instead of main courses, we ordered two appetizers a piece. I chose one, but was not sure which of two others I might like. I finally chose one, but was served three appetizers. He took away one, but I was charged for all three. I had to request he take one off the bill. The waiter should have recited back to me what I had ordered before leaving the table. Finally, we had trouble getting his attention so we could pay and leave. I might return, but not yet.