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The Penthouse Restaurant

4.6
4.6
3634 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Discover one of the best places to eat in Santa Monica! The Penthouse offers guests a dramatic 18th-floor rooftop dining experience, complete with panoramic ocean views, beach cabanas, and open sky enclaves. Sip signature craft cocktails or indulge in contemporary Mediterranean inspired California cuisine. The Penthouse provides a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience and is among the best places to eat in Santa Monica.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 86 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 393-8080

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Expert event consultants at Huntley Santa Monica Beach help you make the most of our modern beachside atmosphere, our amenities and our services to make your meeting, wedding or special event truly unforgettable.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 995-1981

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Cross street

    California

  • Parking details

    Hotel Valet

  • Entertainment

    DJ, Friday & Saturday starts at 9:00 pm until closeSunday 1:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Prix Fixe

    $95.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Treat your your sweetheart to a romantic Valentine's Day Dinner at The Penthouse for $95 per person and enjoy the best views of Santa Monica at the top of the Huntley Hotel. Chef Alex Manos will be featuring a special 3 Course menu to tantalize your senses and warm your heart!
  • Valentine's Weekend Experience

    $95.00 per person

    Feb 10 - Feb 13, 2023
    Treat your your sweetheart to a romantic Valentine's Day Dinner at The Penthouse for $95 per person and enjoy the best views of Santa Monica at the top of the Huntley Hotel. Chef Alex Manos will be featuring a special 3 Course menu to tantalize your senses and warm your heart!

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What 3,634 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Great for scenic views

  • Westside

    Great for scenic views

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered Fresh of the day with some side’s and they were amazing. Also the desert was to die for. Order the 100% chocolate and you will not regret it.
  2. TU

    TamiaU

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time dining here for brunch with friends and everything was amazing. The cheese plate was amazing, the spicy Margarita was amazing and the breakfast burrito was amazing. The location has such a beautiful view. The staff was very friendly and attentive. I will definitely be back for another visit.
  3. CS

    CSGLA

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful and the food was fantastic. The view could’ve been a little bit better. We did ask for one of the side tables and we actually will put way in the back even though there were plenty of tables available so that would be only negative and I don’t know if that’s because we made the reservation to open table or if they were just being difficult But it’s certainly a wonderful location for a special date or a special event. The menu is buried and have a little bit of something for everyone.
  4. H

    Homazoma

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely venue, great menu and service was top notch! enjoyed our brunch get together!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Ambience was very nice.
  6. WS

    WldS

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views while enjoying a nice menu. Great service too!
  7. NM

    NathalieM

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious dinner, good service. Restaurant is a bit loud. Hard to have a conversation.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Limited menu if you don’t like seafood but everything was quite good.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was pleasantly surprised with The Penthouse restaurant. The vibe, view and food were phenomenal! We had reservations for my fiancés birthday brunch and it definitely did not disappoint. The view of the ocean is so breathtaking and there is a view anytime you turn your head. Will return but next time for dinner.
  10. KK

    KristenK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place is great. Service was outstanding as well as the view . Best birthday 🎂
  11. PW

    PauletteW

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    we had spagetti cacio e pepe. Very greasy with large flacks of black pepper. I am of italian decent. we dont make our pasta with that much grease and pepe is fine. Up all night long dealing with the grease. learn how to make pasta correctly if you are going to serve it and tout it as the waiters did.
  12. PB

    PatriciaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had Brunch, Lobster Benedict, fabulous, cooked perfectly, made with a generous amount of lobster and love...
  13. AD

    AndreaD

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and they were very accommodating of the dairy allergy we had in our group. Made a great spot for a birthday celebration.
  14. AH

    AmyH

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for making my birthday special
  16. VM

    VickiM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great atmosphere.
  17. MS

    MelanieS

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best brunch and view in town! The lobster/truffle benedict and watermelon mojito were unbelievable :)
  18. BI

    BarryI

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. The chef so creative! However, the music is too loud!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best brunch I’ve had in a very long time. My friend & I will definitely be back 🥰.
  20. EG

    ElianeG

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, wonderful view and service.
  21. M

    Maverick27

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    Worst wine list I've ever seen, and a total rip off.
  22. JD

    JD123

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kind staff and very accommodating. Will be going back.
  23. MB

    MieshonB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. The scallops were amazing!
  24. CW

    CarolineW

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were hotel guests and excited to eat at The Penthouse. Unfortunately - they were not prepared/staffed for that day. Service was so nice but extremely slow with drinks and food. It was disappointing.
  25. PT

    PaulT

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing restaurant, top location and great fun
  26. BL

    BurrL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dawn, our waitress, was delightful and attentive. We loved the view, the great table, and the food. On this occasion, the bar was noisy, possibly because excitement over tomorrow's NCAA football game
  27. JB

    JackieB

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view of the ocean. It’s a must.
  28. m

    mikea

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing establishment. Beautiful building, ambiance, and views. Outstanding food and service.
  29. NS

    NoraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful. The service was great . Our waiter Steven was so pleasant , very friendly . After we asked his name he even asked everyone’s name & he recalled each one after. He was playful in a very good way. We enjoyed what foods we ordered . We feel not hurried because this was my birthday lunch treat from my friends, we were chitchatting & photo taking.a lot .Very recommendable place .
  30. OS

    OlgaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it and the view was spectacular. Great place for brunch and drinks
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Day
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister and I ordered the NYE dinner. Food, Ambiance, Service, and the whole experience was amazing.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    The food was mediocre. Service was wonky. Crème Brûlée was the only quality part of the experience. No NYE vibes, no good music playing, hosts in the front were not welcoming. Not going to come back here sadly..
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We had NYE dinner there last minute. The dishes were inventive but poorly executed. The amuse was a beet tartare that had a nice flavor, but was a bit sloppy and inelegant. The Caviar Egg starter was an odd texture— a small amount of caviar with a runny, tepid egg on a bed of watery mushrooms. My entree was sea bass with a fried squash blossom filled with ricotta cheese. It was fine— the fish was a bit bland, the squash blossom was a great texture, but the romesco-like sauce seemed out of place. I finished with the sorbet and fruit which was sorbet and fruit. Not bad and hard to mess up. Lovely service and a nice restaurant, but the food was firmly sub par.
  35. SK

    SidneyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous view, great food, and very nice staff. Had a wonderful New Years' Eve brunch on a rainy day. Even with clouds and rain, the view was still unique and beautiful. The restaurant is set up to appreciate the view and the staff was so helpful in enhancing that view by bringing chairs that allowed more of us to look outward from our booth. Very spacious and comfortable seating. Our group enjoyed share fruits and salad and everything from steak and a wagyu burger to shakshuka and chilaquiles. All good. But be careful about the spicy margarita, it is very spicy.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for a small family reunion and just can’t say enough good things. The French toast and waffle were quite unique and so delicious. The burger is a highlight for sure as well. Views are obviously outstanding. Highly recommended!!
  37. EM

    ElleMae03

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always been a great experience at the Penthouse. That’s why we keep coming back. Love the food, the place and their great service.
  38. MG

    McGee

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just as good as it was prior to the pandemic. 10/10
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    I am not a fan of close tables, but the food and drinks were really good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Penthouse Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 3634 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 86 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Penthouse Restaurant

1111 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Additional information

  • Cross street

    California

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    DJ, Friday & Saturday starts at 9:00 pm until closeSunday 1:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 393-8080

  • Private party facilities

    Expert event consultants at Huntley Santa Monica Beach help you make the most of our modern beachside atmosphere, our amenities and our services to make your meeting, wedding or special event truly unforgettable.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 995-1981

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