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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (38)
Great for Brunch (28)
Romantic (28)
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Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Bar Seating (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Cozy (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fun (12)
Waterfront (11)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (10)
People Watching (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Healthy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Goood view, good food, good service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service with amazing views. Rather on the expensive side, and the noise level made it almost impossible to have a conversation with my dining companion. Tables were uncomfortable close together.

I'm glad we went, but I'm not sure I'd go back given the noise and the crowded floor space.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Such an amazing place! We ended up adding three extra people last minute and they accomadted! Great brunch place with bottomless mimosas and an amazing view.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was over priced for the quality. The noise level was deafening and I will not go here again for a meal. I think the acoustics are poor. Service was slow even though we were there for a late lunch. Would not recommend for a special occasion. $25 for yellow tune poke bowl?????

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Alway beautiful atmosphere and great food. Service was a bit slow and took about an hour to get a couple of salads. For a small group get together we did not mind, because we were catching up. But for a business lunch or if you don't have a lot of time, might reconsider this location.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

The service and food were excellent. Would definitely be back when I am in town again with some friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Felt rushed to leave the restaurant

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

my wife thinks she left her Tom Ford prescription reading glasses in our booth after dinner. IF you find them, please call me at 213-712-1312 Bob Kelly

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Birthday dinner, great celebrations!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Nice place! Server should watch their dialogue about customers orders. Keep their opinions to themselves.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always a pleasure dining at The Penthouse. Have been many times for dinner with friends and clients. The view can't be beat and the decor is beautiful. This was my first time for Sunday brunch and certainly won't be my last. Top notch all the way. Thank you!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The views are spectacular from the elevator to the table. Our waitress happened to be the hostess at the time as well...this meant she wasn’t as attentive as could be. But I get it she was pulled. Everyone we encountered was very friendly from the valet to the manager walking about....the food is fresh, tastes amazing and the presentation is wonderful. I would definitely go back!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Main Course did not arrive at same time. Waiter was knowledgeable (ingredients) and professionally nice. Service was slow where it should not have been. Had to ask for bread twice, salt and pepper came a tad too late. Complaining on high level but at items $45 and up, I can expect a level of superior attention to detail. Lots of other places to go to in this city.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The bar and restaurant area are close together. There were a bunch of 13 guys having drinks and they were super loud. None of the restaurant staff seemed to care. You go there for the view. The food is ok but for what you are getting, it is too expensive. Our waiter was very attentive though.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The Penthouse served our purpose to take out-of-town visitors to a place that had unusual appeal (in this case, the view). Unfortunately, it was foggy, but our guests appreciated the idea and were pleased. Also the booths are good for conversation which was important in this case.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food and service is amazing!!! Had an amazing time the view is very nice and the atmosphere is great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

It’s our first time @ The Penthouse. 5 star rating for an excellent ambience, superb food, and amazing servers. We will defined come back and recommend to family and friends!

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

This place gets an A+ from me. The Penthouse at the Huntley is my go-to place for breakfast/brunch. Everything is fabulous. The coffee, the food, the ambiance, the ocean view and the service are all top- notch. The hotel is chic and in one of the best places in Santa Monica. The beach is one block away with loads of shopping and things to do in the surrounding area. You will not need your car but if you have a car great; Because the excellent service starts with a warm welcome from the Valet and as you walk through the stunning lobby the staff will also greet you as you take the elevator up to the highest floor, the penthouse.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had an absolutely perfect lunch at teh Penthouse with some big foodie friends who were in town from Singapore. EVERYTHING was perfect. Window table with views to Malibu, great, great service and wonderful food all at reasonable prices. You won't find anything better!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Lovely place to have some good food while enjoying pretty views.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent all around service. Great vibes and the food was incredible.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Amazing unique dining experience, food was perfect and service was excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love this place! Beautiful view and amazing service!

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent, excellent, Superior, delicious, excellent... and one of the most amazing views and all of Southern California. We loved it and can't wait to return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We celebrated a family birthday at Penthouse and were awed by its amazing and expansive views of downtown Santa Monica. The pan con tomate, accented with bright persimmon and topped with delicate Iberian ham was divine. We the shared the branzino for two with pan roasted mushrooms and tomatoes, paired with a decadent balsamic honey roasted hazelnut sauce, which was as unique as it was delicious. The staff was very thoughtful and attentive and the experience is one we will not soon forget.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very slow service, we order the avocado toast to come up first and everything just came at once. I tried to order a glass of prosecco and the waiter brought a Mimosa. I asked him if it was right and he said, “yes this is the Prosecco that is on the menu“ then he came back a few minutes later and admitted he made a mistake.Overall the service was very slow, they didn’t clear our dishes, drinks took forever to come to the table. Very disappointed in the service for such a nice place.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Delicious brunch!! View is spectacular from up there.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Visiting from out of town!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Breath taking as soon as you exit the elevator. The host, waiter and the people that surrounded us were all amazing. The food was great, oh yea and not to forget the limitless mimosas. I will definitely return soon.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everything was great. The valet was professional, the security, and the waitress that served us. Plus, the food was amazing!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nothing special. Not worth the money. Food was mediocre.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The ambience is great. The service was fantastic and the food was very flavorful. It made sharing a Thanksgiving meal with my significant other truly special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Delicious Thanksgiving prix fixe meal. Beautiful views. Attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This is a wonderful dining experience with a view. Great for Out Of Town Guests.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Really beautiful views with great food and a DJ. I’d be willing to come back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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