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The Penthouse Restaurant

4.5
4.5
4157 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

7:30 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 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) 998-5323
  • 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
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Experiences

  • Malibu Cabana Experience

    $195.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Treat your inner VIP to our Malibu Cabana Experience at The Penthouse. Enjoy the best of The Penthouse. Your reservation includes: Guaranteed Malibu Cabana Reservation. A Four Course, Chef-Crafted Tasting Menu. Complimentary welcome beverage upon arrival. $195/Person, not inclusive of tax and gratuity. _ View our Malibu Cabana Experience Menu at http://penthouserestaurant.com
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What 4,157 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westside

    Great for scenic views

4,159 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a great experience. Wonderful attentive wait staff, great food, gorgeous views …
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded today
    Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words and for choosing us once again! We are delighted to hear that you consistently enjoy your experiences with us. Our team takes great pride in providing attentive service, and it's wonderful to know that our efforts are appreciated. We're also glad you enjoy our food and the beautiful views we offer. Your continued support means the world to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for many more delightful experiences. Warm regards, Jewel, Food & Beverages Manager

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  2. Seamyrrh

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I booked the Malibu Cabana Experience for our anniversary, and boy was it worth it! Everything from start to finish was sublime. The service was top-notch, and the wait staff went out of their way to make everything super special for our anniversary. The food was spectacular! The oysters were fresh and flavorful. The persimmon and pear dish was delicate and delicious. The lobster agnolotti was so buttery and wonderful, and the rib eye was divine. The desserts (strawberry cheesecake, and the passionfruit crème brulee) were both heavenly. This is a perfect place for a special occasion and the cabanas guarantee an intimate ocean view. A very special experience, indeed!
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded 1 day ago
    Dear Seamyrrh Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that you and your husband enjoyed the Malibu Cabana Experience for your anniversary. It's heartwarming to know that our service and culinary offerings made your celebration special. Our team strives to create memorable moments for our guests, and it’s gratifying to know we succeeded in making your anniversary sublime. I will pass along your compliments to our wait staff and culinary team—they will be delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the oysters, persimmon and pear dish, lobster agnolotti, rib eye, and our desserts. The cabanas are indeed a unique feature, and we're glad you appreciated the intimate ocean view they provide. We are honored to have been part of such a special occasion for you both. Thank you once again for your kind words and for choosing us to celebrate your anniversary. We look forward to welcoming you back for many more special moments in the future. Warm regards, Jewel, Food & Beverage Manager

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Milan

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kind staff! Alot of space! The cheesecake wss the best
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our cheesecake and found our space accommodating. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we're glad we could make your experience enjoyable. We hope to welcome you back soon for another delightful dining experience! If there's anything else we can do to enhance your visit next time, please don't hesitate to let us know. Best Regards, Jewel, Food & Beverage Manager

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Made 7:00 PM reservations requested a window table and upon arrival was told non were available and had to wait 30 minutes for window table. Purpose for the reservation time and table locations was to be able to see the sunset over the ocean which was at risk waiting for my 7:00 pm reservation at was sat at 7:40 pm. Waited to water, waiter, bread, etc. Services was underwhelming putting it mildly. Menu is very limited from my previous visits. It I return it will only be for the lounge and appetizers won’t chance the restaurant again.
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded 6 days ago
    Dear Guest, I'm terribly sorry for the disappointing experience you had during your recent visit to our restaurant. Regarding the window request, we always try to accommodate everybody's request as you can imagine, that's the most popular request from every reservation. Regarding the service you received, please know that your feedback has been taken very seriously. We strive to provide exceptional service to all our guests, and it's disheartening to hear that we fell short of your expectations. I will ensure that your comments are shared with our team so that we can address any areas needing improvement. Regarding the limited menu options, we're constantly evaluating and updating our offerings to provide a diverse and satisfying dining experience. Your feedback regarding this aspect is valuable, and we'll take it into account as we continue to refine our menu selection. I completely understand your hesitation to return to the restaurant, but I genuinely hope you'll give us another chance to make things right. If you do decide to visit us again, please reach out to me directly, and I'll ensure that everything is arranged to your satisfaction, including a window table reservation at the preferred time. Once again, I apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment you experienced. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention, and we hope to have the opportunity to regain your trust in our restaurant. Best Regards, Jewel, Food & Beverage Manager

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  5. sepiv

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was on point! Service was amazing! Will definitely go back and take more pictures.
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded 7 days ago
    Dear Sepiv, Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We can't wait to welcome you back for another delicious meal and to help you capture even more great memories with your camera! If there's anything special you'd like to try next time, just let us know. We're here to make every visit just as wonderful as the last. Best Regards, Jewel, Food & Beverage Manager

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  6. Gene46

    Denver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was overcooked , some dishes were burnt and overpriced Noise level was incredibly high
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded 7 days ago
    Dear Gene46 I'm genuinely sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. It's never our intention to serve overcooked or burnt dishes, and we strive to offer fair pricing for the quality of food we provide. Additionally, we understand the importance of a comfortable dining environment, and I apologize for the excessive noise level during your visit. Your feedback is crucial to us, and we'll be addressing these issues with our kitchen and front-of-house teams to ensure improvements are made. If you're willing to give us another chance, we'd love the opportunity to make it up to you. Please reach out to me directly so we can discuss how we can ensure a much more enjoyable experience for you in the future. Best Wishes, Jewel , Food & Beverage Manager

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a table near their "private room" which was another area of the restaurant separated by a curtain. They had an auction going for 90 minutes from 730pm when we sat down until a little after 9pm. The noise was so terrible, we could not hear ourselves across the table nor the on-duty manager when she came to our table to discuss the matter. It completely ruined our evening. The food was good, though the wait person was totally unengaging. Poor service, noise levels drowning out conversation made for an awful evening that the free bottle of wine simply could not compensate for. I would not revisit this restaurant, nor recommend it. If anyone were to book, I would first inquire if there is a private function and if there is to get a table as far away from the area as possible.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always I had a lovely luncheon at The penthouse yesterday. Great food and service with the best ocean view in Santa Monica.
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded on May 10, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your luncheon at The Penthouse. Providing delicious food, impeccable service is what we strive for, and it's always wonderful to know that our guests appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you back for another delightful experience soon! If there's anything special you'd like for your next visit, just let us know. Best Regards, Jewel, Food & Beverage Manager

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  9. JBZ13

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding service, food, views and ambiance. Thank you very much!!!
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded on May 8, 2024
    Dear JBZ13 Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had an outstanding experience with us. Providing exceptional service, delicious food, breathtaking views, and a wonderful ambiance is what we strive for, and it's truly rewarding to know that we succeeded in making your visit memorable. Thank you again for choosing us, and we can't wait to serve you again soon! Warm Regards, Jewel, Food & Beverage Manager

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was okay. Was a little disappointed they only had brunch menu on Sunday instead of the regular lunch menu. Not many non-breakfast items available.

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  11. DeniseR

    Hertfordshire

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    First impressions on entering dining room good, with stylish bar, comfy sofas and dining booths. We were taken to a corner of the dining room which felt more like a canteen. As diners were leaving the staff were re-setting the tables (for breakfast I assume) so we ate to the clatter of cutlery and crockery being replaced. The food was ok but didn’t warrant the high prices charged. A disappointing last evening in Santa Monica compared to our other dining experiences during our stay.
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded on April 30, 2024
    Dear Denise R, I'm sorry to hear that your dining experience fell short of your expectations. Your feedback is valuable to us, and I apologize for any inconvenience caused by the ambiance and the noise from table resetting. We strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for our guests, and it's disappointing to hear that we missed the mark in this aspect. Regarding the pricing and food quality, I'll make sure to share your comments with our culinary team to ensure that we are delivering the value and quality that our guests expect. We constantly strive to improve, and your feedback will certainly help us in that process. If there's anything else you'd like to share or if there's anything we can do to make it up to you, please don't hesitate to let me know. We truly appreciate your patronage and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a better dining experience in the future. Warm Regards, Jewel, Food & Beverage Manager

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  12. Nana

    Los Angeles

    263 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    263 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding in every way. Everything we ordered from appetizers to entrees to fabulous desserts was perfection!! The service was outstanding-professional and efficient. The Penthouse made the 20th wedding anniversary we were celebrating very special. We enjoyed our dinner so much that my daughters and I are returning for Mother’s Day Brunch. I can’t wait!!!
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded on April 29, 2024
    Dear Nana, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're absolutely thrilled to hear that your anniversary celebration at The Penthouse was nothing short of perfection. Our team takes great pride in delivering exceptional service and ensuring every aspect of your dining experience exceeds expectations. We're honored to have been a part of your special milestone, and we're delighted to hear that you'll be joining us again for Mother's Day Brunch with your daughters. We can't wait to welcome you all back and create more wonderful memories together. Warm Regards, Jewel, Food & Beverage Manager

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  13. ACP37

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service here was impeccable, and the view breathtaking - do yourself a favor and come for the sunset. Oysters were fresh. The handmade cavatelli pasta was delicious but one star dropped because the short ribs were noticeably overcooked. The catch of the day was striped bass which was quite good with the coconut milk sauce and blistered vine-ripened tomatoes. Dessert was probably the best part, the chocolate mille-feuille was light but delectable.

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  14. AnthonyN

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven’t been here since pre Covid and was really looking forward to it Unfortunately the service was awful, waiter barely checked on us and at one point was no where to be seen for 10 minutes. When he did come by we were rushed and the appetizers and food came almost at the same time Despite asking other servers a few times we never got to order a 2nd drink The food was hit and miss. Half of my dish was cold, while one of the others in our party had cold food as well. No waiter around to rectify that The food itself was rather uninspired- nothing interesting or creative, just your basic pastas and seafood with little flavor or nuance Good place for a drink but won’t bother with eating there again- too many other better places nearby. Pity.
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded on April 29, 2024
    Dear Anthony N, I'm terribly sorry to hear about your disappointing experience at our restaurant. As the manager, it's truly disheartening to learn that we fell short of meeting your expectations, especially after such a long absence. Please accept my sincere apologies for the lack of attentive service and the issues with your meal. It's evident that we failed to deliver the level of hospitality and culinary excellence that we strive for. Rest assured, your feedback has been taken seriously, and we're actively addressing the concerns you've raised with our team. We're committed to improving our service standards and ensuring that every guest receives the exceptional dining experience they deserve. I understand that you may be hesitant to return, but I genuinely hope you'll reconsider giving us another chance to make things right. We value your patronage, and I'd personally like the opportunity to restore your faith in our establishment. If you do decide to visit us again, please reach out to me directly so that I can ensure your experience exceeds your expectations in every way possible. Once again, I apologize for the disappointment you experienced, and I thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. Your feedback is invaluable in helping us improve and grow as a restaurant. Warm regards, Jewel, Food & Beverage Manager

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunset was amazing and the food was even better.. the management team is truly top notch.
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded on May 3, 2024
    Hello there, Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the sunset and your dining experience with us. Our management team works hard to ensure that every aspect of your visit is top-notch. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back soon for another memorable evening. Warm Regards, Jewel, Food & Beverage Manager

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  16. JoanneH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding with generous portions. Service was the best I’ve ever had. Views were amazing!!

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  17. Kayfoodie

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered oysters, the baguette with the best butter I have ever tasted, Mary’s chicken, and a side of mashed potatoes, which I highly recommend to pair with. My meal was absolutely fantastic. It was truly the best baked chicken that I have ever tasted at a restaurant, 10 out of 10, it is a must try.

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  18. Eudoo

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a crowd pleasing view and ambiance. The food is delicious & the staff is always friendly and helpful. I do wish there were more food options and I have never understood why the glass elevator is constantly out of order.
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded on April 30, 2024
    Dear Eudoo, Thank you for your positive feedback on our view, ambiance, and friendly staff! We're glad you enjoy our delicious food. We'll consider adding more food options based on your suggestion. Regarding the glass elevator, we apologize for the inconvenience. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! Best, Jewel, food & Beverage Manager

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Beautiful view from some tables however it was so loud and tables on top of each other! Food presentation was lovely but honestly not worth the price when you can’t hear anything! So disappointed as we were celebrating our daughters birthday there!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You will not go wrong with this experience on any special occasion. Highly recommended and without any doubt.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible service! The people that work there act like they are to good to serve the public
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded on April 15, 2024
    Hi there, I'm sincerely sorry to hear about your negative experience. Providing exceptional service to our guests is our utmost priority, and it's disheartening to hear that we fell short of your expectations. We value every guest and their feedback immensely, and I assure you that I will address this matter with our team to ensure that such behavior is not repeated. If there's anything specific you'd like to share or if there's anything I can do to make things right for you, please don't hesitate to let me know. Thank you, Jewel, Food & Beverage Manager

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  22. bncaglar

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    4 different people came to ask if we want water. We ordered two drinks and only one of them came. We then had to order the second drink. It took so much time for them to stop by the table again to take the food order. When the server came, we ordered our appetizers and main course. We waited more than 25 minute for the food and server came to ask if we wanted desert while we didn't have the main course yet. It was ridiculous. I put a note to the reservation saying that I will ask my date to be my girlfriend and I wanted to corner table. Servers got confused and they brought fireworks with the desert and screamed “CELEBRATION”. Me and my date was so embarrassed that we could not stay serious for a single second. I ended up paying $225 for two person for a joke night out. We will not come back to this place ever again.
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded on April 14, 2024
    Dear Bncaglar, I'm truly sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. It's clear that we fell short of meeting your expectations, and for that, I sincerely apologize. The level of service and attention to detail you described is unacceptable and does not reflect the standards we strive to maintain. I understand how important special occasions are, and I'm deeply sorry for the confusion and embarrassment caused by the misunderstanding with the fireworks. This should never have happened, and I assure you that I'll address this issue with our team to prevent it from occurring in the future. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we will use it to improve our service and ensure that situations like these are avoided. If there's anything I can do to make this right or if you'd like to discuss your experience further, please don't hesitate to reach out. We truly hope you'll consider giving us another chance in the future. Warm Regards, Jewel, Food & Beverage Manager.

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  23. Brad

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never disappoints... fab food and vibe and great views.

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  24. Vani

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pre fix menu is a great choice and we loved all courses. The menu had great choices and service was very nice. Note that the hotel valet parking is discounted to $10 if you get the ticket stamped at the restaurant.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Penthouse is my favorite treat myself restaurant and is the first restaurant I think of when I want to take my friend somewhere new! The manager was so sweet and very interactive with the tables which I appreciate and our server was fast and gave great recommendations. Food is always delicious here and never a long wait, this being paired with a great view that is to die for especially around sunset is unbeatable! This is a can’t miss spot!

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  26. Cooper

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a fabulous brunch on Sunday Morning. The Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas were delicious. Our table had Avacado toast.Traditional eggs Benedict, breakfast burrito and gem salads with salmon. Everyone loved their dishes and we will be back soon to enjoy another beautiful time. The service was wonderful!

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  27. Food4Thought

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice menu. First rate service. Nice views. Sunday lunch - VERY loud/noisy.

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  28. Berry

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very good brunch at the Penthouse. Our server Brandon was fantastic. He was very attentive and always had a smile on his face.

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  29. Funlover

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The views! Excellent place to brunch in Santa Monica. The food was delicious. Women’s bath has stall with oceanfront views!
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded on April 7, 2024
    Hello there, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your brunch experience with us and appreciated the stunning views. We take pride in offering delicious food paired with an unforgettable ambiance. We strive to provide unique and memorable moments for all our guests. We hope to welcome you back soon for another fantastic dining experience!

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  30. GeorgesG

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place The view is even greater The food is at a high standard You should try

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  31. AprilT

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely place. Great views. Staff was wonderful. Will come again

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  32. RandallK

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is great and expect a high volume of undampened noise bouncing around the room.

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  33. LeonH

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. Great end of spring break celebration for our family!

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  34. SMfamily

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It has a beautiful view and the ambience is very nice, the service was very good and out family had a great Easter brunch with them.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most obvious benefit for The Penthouse is the amazing views from most angles of the restaurant. The food has always been consistently good and the 3 course Easter “Experience” was really amazing. Our server Brandon M. was so attentive, personable, and professional which made the whole stay well worth the money! The rest of the staff were all friendly and professional as well as very diligent on watching the table and asking about our needs. The ambiance is a good vibe but at peak capacity it can be very loud but we managed a good time for the brunch and the restaurant cleared out quickly before dinner service. Highly recommend The Penthouse especially for it consistent high quality food and drinks.

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  36. Memories

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    There were a lot of glitches in the service, perhaps because it was Easter Sunday brunch and very crowded, but people were very polite, even when tipping over a full glass ice ice water into my lap. The food was much too sweet. Everything had too much sugar in it, even the butter. I felt faint as I was leaving the restaurant and the people attended to me beautifully, called an ambulance and took me downstairs in a wheelchair and stayed with me until I was checked out. Kudos to them for their service and pleasantness. The same with the terrific valet attendants. Thank you to all who cared and helped.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    They weren’t staffed enough to handle all the people they had for Easter Sunday brunch.
    The Penthouse RestaurantResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the staffing issues during your Easter Sunday brunch. Ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for our guests is our priority, and we regret falling short of expectations on this occasion. Your comments have been noted, and we will take immediate steps to address the staffing concerns to better serve our guests in the future. We appreciate your understanding and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a much-improved experience. Best regards, Jewel, Food & Beverage Manager

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing! Definitely worth checking out.

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  39. Zman

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an incredible environment to enjoy excellent food, amazing staff and an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean 🌊

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and view was incredible! The staff was very friendly. We had an amazing experience. 10/10 would recommend.

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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 Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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) 998-5323
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