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About The Penthouse Restaurant

THE PENTHOUSE at The Huntley Hotel, a breathtaking restaurant and ultra lounge, with beach cabanas, open skies, silver bars, and open flames. Famed designer Thomas Schoos (best known for his work on restaurants such as Koi and TAO New York/Las Vegas) has teamed up with executive chef Alex Manos, to manifest a new visual celebration of the senses. The Penthouse features a contemporary American Menu with bold global influences. Chef Manos who draws inspiration from Greece and the Mediterranean Islands presents a menu utilizing seasonal ingredients sourced from the Santa Monica farmers markets combined with unique ingredients from across the globe. This innovative menu includes dishes such as Shrimp Saganaki, Hokkaido Scallops, Dover Sole, Baked Feta, and Premium Angus Beef. Available for private events.

1111 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Daily Lunch: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lounge Menu 3:00 pm to close
Dinner Sun - Thurs: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Fri-Sat: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bar & Lounge Sun - Wed: Until Midnight Thurs - Sat: Until 2:00 am

Cross Street:
California

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(310) 393-8080

Website:
http://www.thehuntleyhotel.com/

Entertainment:
DJ, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Starts at 9:00 pm until close

Parking Details:
Hotel Valet

Executive Chef:
Alex Manos

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
From an intimate gathering to an elaborate corporate function. The Penthouse offers the perfect modern beachside atmosphere.

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The Penthouse Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (47)
Special Occasion (35)
Good for a Date (33)
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Romantic (32)
Great for Brunch (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Fun (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Waterfront (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Cozy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
People Watching (10)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (9)
Healthy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Organic (5)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Love the views and the food. A great place to take out-of-towners

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 6 days ago

WE CELEBRATED OUR DAUGHTERS BIRTHDAY HERE. IT'S A FUN PLACE TO SEE AND BE SEEN! THE FOOD WAS GREAT - COCKTAILS TOO!!! THE FOOD IS A BIT PRICEY BUT AT LEAST ITS GOOD!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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·Dined 7 days ago

Nice place to meet up for Bruch with my girlfriends.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Really great experience. Yummy food on the expensive side

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

While the food, service (at least in delivering the food and attending to the table) and ambiance are excellent, my party of four were given the list of specials for the night without the waiter telling us the prices. While most dishes on the menu were in the $30 - $50 range (pricey but actually worth it), I assumed the specials would be in the same range or slightly higher. So specials-wise, my wife ordered the Lagoustinos ($69) and my friend ordered the porterhouse ($110 !!!!). I picked up the check and YES, when you assume... so shame on me. But would it be so hard to tell your guests the prices of the specials??? I didn't want to look like a tightwad, so I didn't say anything (again, shame on me). What I was expecting to be a $300-ish bill came to $491. I really like the place and lesson learned, but I can not in good conscience recommend the place when this is the way they conduct business.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I went for brunch on Saturday. I've been a couple times. Great ambience, light, bright, lots of windows and great views. I had the short rib hash which I usually get. It's amazing! As usual, the service is very slow, and hard to find servers for long stretches of time.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

What a beautiful restaurant. We loved the food, the atmosphere, the service. Great place to go!

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great food, atmosphere, and views yet you pay for this.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Went on a clear night the restaurant has big windows with a great view of Santa Monica and surrounding areas. Friendly staff; food was really good (Salmon) perfectly cooked.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fun, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was great and the views were spectacular. The service was a little slow but not bad. The views made the wait worth it. I highly recommend if you are entertaining guests from out of town or you simply want a great view of the coastline.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The view was great, the noise level is a little higher than we expected, the service was a bit slow but acceptable. The food is surprisingly very good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion. The views from the windows range from the ocean to the city to the mountains. The food is excellent and the service is superb.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

No signage on street about restaurant, so hard to find. No parking except valet at $10. Nice ambiance. Very pricey for small food portions. Fancy gourmet ingredients. A lot of seafood, little Italian entrees.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

That view! Wow! The food was delicious, and the service was great. I enjoyed the best club sandwich I have ever eaten.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I love truffles and the menu is full of truffle dishes. To keep the cost down, these at truffles from Oregon. The chef makes these second cousins to French truffles zing with flavor!
Cheers!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Unfortunately it was so loud that we could not enjoy our brunch very much. We asked to be seated in a quieter area but that turned out to be just as noisy, due to music blasting, bad acoustics and loud guests. The ambiance seems wonderful at this place, but not so much the actual reality of having a meal here.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The view can only be beat by the food. Solid choice for date night!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The view from our table was amazing !! Food was good and our waitress was lovely . Bar man not so nice tho

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The vibe and view from this restaurant are awesome. I’m already trying to plan another trip to Santa Monica to being friends here. I loved it. Try the baked feta for a surprising and tasty dish.

Thanks!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful food and service. The vegan quinoa salad was delish and beautifully presented. And oh the view!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Vegan, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The best view in the city. Fantastic Brunch. Highly recommended.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Better than I’ve expected
Give more stars than current yelp rates

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 (London)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food, fantastic views, really good cocktails and wines

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

best thick fries in the world! (ask for it even though it's not on the menu)

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Love this place. Came here with out of state visitors. They gave me a fantastic table which I requested. Very good food. I'll definitely be back, as will they!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The ambiance here is wonderful. There are views of the ocean from
most tables. The service is outstanding.
We were here for Sunday brunch and it was great.
The food is fresh and cooked to order and served
with flair. I would highly recommend this restaurant
for any meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everything was great, but was noisy/loud. Excellent view

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our waitress Lisa was amazing, friendly, gave great recommendations, we had a great evening and can’t wait to get back!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Best dinner we’ve had in LA- food was excellent. The view was amazing too- get there before sunset.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I love the Penthouse and have hosted a few occasions but would go more
often if the dinner menu was larger

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I always bring out of town guests here. The food is amazing every time! And they always give me a window seat with my reservation. Love it!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Cozy, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Went for brunch. Service was excellent as was the view. Food was good, too. Will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great views and really good food. Get the truffle fries! Fun enviroment but the parking charges will get you.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Each time I've been here has been delightful. First, the view is fantastic. Second, the food is excellent. Third, the service is knowledgeable and attentive.
The desserts deserve special commendation.
I haven't been here at night, so I'm not sure how the dinner service is, but the city lights view may be as terrific as the daytime ocean.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Birthday. Had a great time!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great spot / incredible view with a table right next to the window. Great service and good food/cocktails and wine. Perfect for a good business meeting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Organic, Fun, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The sound level was way too high, we could hardly converse. The table we had wasn't really giving us the opportunity to see the view. So that were 2 downers. The food was good and awesome in presentation. But for the overall price I was not impressed.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Chef Alex was wonderful. Everything we had was excellent. Will return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I love this place. Its the best view in Santa Monica and the service is beautiful. Im a local :) Recommend the team here anyway

Dani Swan x

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

The food was ok, we ordered prawns and a salad, which cost us $93, which wasn't a great value. Two regular plates would have been a better value, so that was out mistake sort of. They didn't know how to handle our gift card, so they made me wait quite some time so they could figure it out, at one point telling me I needed to wait 15 mins for the manager that knew something to show up, which was pretty rude and a poor experience. The Greek salad was tasty and the prawns were decent, just not filling.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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