The Victorian

4.6
94 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
The Victorian is an institution that has been in the Santa Monica community for generations. The Beach Club Victorian Santa Monica is our newest addition, providing guests with a unique dining experience. The Beach Club aims to pamper guests with an environment that combines southern hospitality and west coast style for an ambiance that resembles the feel of an exclusive international resort.

World renowned chef, Justin Aquino, has curated our ever evolving menu using only top quality ingredients sourced from local farmers markets. Fresh oysters, full fish, sustainable proteins, and much more are cooked over an open flame with basic seasoning bringing out the natural flavors with a light char from the custom wood fire grill. With the perfect combination of flavors and textures, each dish is uniquely created to ignite your senses.

Join us for a beautiful evening under the stars, or on weekends during the day in the fresh open air.

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50% off Bottles of Wine! (Wednesday's)

Oct 28, 2020 - Jan 27, 2021 · Wed 3:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Enjoy ANY bottle of wine/champagne on our menu at a 50% discount on Wednesday's - and yes you can do this all night long!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 94 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.7
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NicolasC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! It was an amazing place to relax and enjoy a great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at the Victorian yesterday for a Saturday lunch. The drinks and food were phenomenal. We ordered the mussels, lobster roll and truffle fries. Everything was very tasty and cooked well. It felt very clean and safe in regards to COVID-19. They checked our temperature and hand sanitizer was placed on every table. Will definitely return again!

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Lola
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Menu for food needs more of a variety. Hard to get in contact with waitress

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MacGrubbin
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Waygu Frite was prepared close to perfect temp w/ rare-medium rare however it was extremely chewy, couldn't eat it. Lamb Kabob mostly fat extremely chewy didn't finish. Chicken Kabob delish - ate all of that. Mac N Cheese was 99% cheese not nearly enough Mac, couldn't eat it. Brussel sprouts on point, and the Yellowtail Sashimi was sublime, by far the best bite. Big meal was curated perfectly by our server Michelle, who was outstanding. Wine was superb and the whisky highball, fantastic. All in all space, setting, service was fantastic. The food relative to price was in the end average w/ exception of sashimi. The Steak Fries, almost forgot, the best I have ever had. Little thing, I know, but it deserved to be highlighted; perfect crunch and softer than a down pillow inside, freakin fantastic.

Delightfully, average.

JP
JillP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor patio! We ordered the chopped salad which was delicious and unique. It comes fully covered in baked phyllo dough which was delicious to nibble on. The dressing was very good.
The Brussel sprouts were perfection!
Great ambiance and the wait staff was very friendly.

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LeninC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food was amazing however the environment lack more lights and music

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

sat us on the lawn in front of another business. It was freezing cold and away from all heaters. Chairs were super uncomfortable, service was trash.

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LingSing
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, service is great, everything on time, decent evening. The atmosphere was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Elvis is the best manager. He picked us out a nice bottle of wine to go with our crab legs and lobster rolls! Can't wait for brunch there soon

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DianaM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great area, great vibe, excellent service! The lamb kabobs were the best. We are excited to return after the covid restrictions for the full effect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful awful experience - witnessed staff kicking out a black man in an argument that was perpetrated by two white men - do not go here

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vipSharonJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

horrible service - v rude manager

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Seemed a bit over-priced. Not sure if this is COVID-19 pricing, or what. Otherwise, seemingly safe and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was super friendly and nice. Atmosphere was fun and Covid safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Really nice ambiance but the food could be a lot better considering the price.

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MirandaJ
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in SM for drinks and good times with friends!

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Allie
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My visit was during the pandemic, and I appreciated all the efforts to allow for space, and measures taken for disinfecting and waitstaff in face shields. Service was prompt and friendly. Food was delicious, although a little on the pricey side but that is typical of the neighborhood. Lovely atmosphere.

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service every time I go here. They do a very good job of taking care of you

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Nice ambiance, but overpriced and terrible tasting food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the outdoor setting, perfect covid date spot. Mini lobster shrimp was delicious!

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Rita
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our new favorite place-- we enjoy the food and the vibe is great!

MM
vipMaraM
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space was fun, our waitress was amazing and the food and drinks were great. We enjoyed it!

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vipMitch
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved their Cobb salad and fries were excellent. Burgers were pretty good too

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

They put us in the back corner. Every one of us had a spider fall on us at some point. The waitress had to be yelled at to come over and serve us. We finally got water at the end of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Overpriced food, not great, but expected for good ambience.

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Lily
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a cute place! Easy parking (costs $10), but drinks were great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

We had a reservation for six for 10:30. We ended up having to push it back to 10:45 which they were so nice and accommodating about. When we got there we were seated in a cool spillover lounge area (an extension due to Covid). However, we were so far away that we felt like our server didn’t notice us. We had to call someone over after a while of waiting because no one came to take our drink order after roughly 15-20 min. We ordered from a nice woman who wasn’t actually our server, and our drinks came out shortly thereafter. However, right after our drinks came out (only had taken about 3 sips) someone came over and told us the outdoor spillover area was closing in 10 minutes due to city guidelines. Totally understandable/I get that it’s an ordinance, but not one person had told us about this throughout our entire (short) reservation. The reservation was supposed to be for 2 hours and we were told to wrap it up right after getting our drinks. We asked if we could be moved to a table on the main property since it was open for normal business hours and were told that they “weren’t seating people anymore” in that area.... it felt like really poor planning. They shouldn’t seat reservations in the spillover area if they’ll be cut half the time they’re allotted, and should seat them in the main area. OR at the very least, should notify the group of the time crunch. Usually love this place, but we felt rushed and confused. If you make a reservation I suggest requesting a table in the main area.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Went to eat here for my 3 year anniversary and it was beyond amazing. The food was some of the best I’d ever had and the ambiance was even better. I would highly recommend coming here for a nice night out.

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AshleyA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. It feels like you are in the park.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We are locals and love going. Service outstanding and the ambiance and outdoor setting perfect. Lobster rolls for what you get are outrageous but the Bloody Mary’s made up for that. A fun experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The waitress told us something totally different about the quantity of our order for price and didn’t make things right for her mistake.

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Ovoroman
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was great, we really liked her . Food also came out really quick

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VickyN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and staff was great! Good presentation and overall great taste. Also the drinks we ordered were good. They are following Covid guidelines also!! Tables are well spaced out and staff wears masks and gloves.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was terrible and overpriced. Drinks were made poorly. Cool outdoor setting but just go for beers.

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rekha
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Let me begin with sure we are in the middle of the pandemic so its nice to sit outside with appropriate social distancing. We were seated on the lawn with substandard horrible furniture and just expect a little more when you charge $69 for crab( crab was good) and the sashimi we ordered salmon and yellowtail had a strong odor so after tasting the yellowtail did not try the salmon! Ok the french fries came first all four of us dove in, it was dripping with oil and dark. So ordered a second and stated small request that it not be dark brown. It actually came burnt. So the third time perfect color and again extremely greasy. Fast food does a better job. The staff was friendly and the drinks were good. would not return. Truffle mac and cheese 2 orders not eaten due to no flavor and burger better at In and out. BTW paid for all of it. Never going back.

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vipDeeS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Pretty outdoor dining especially during Covid, safely spaced out. Resort like ambience, great for hanging out with friends for drinks and food, dog friendly a plus.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I wish I could pay less for a bottle of wine and still enjoy my night ... the price puts me out

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We went for my wife's birthday we've been wanting to go for a while. The service started slow but warmed up the staff was attentive they brought a 🔥 close to our table 👍. The food was delicious 😋 but I guess it should be for just over a well spent $300. We'd return. The atmosphere is great but friday is a really young crowd. Oh well we were all young once. Lol

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Juli
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waitress was not friendly initially - became much nicer the more we spent. A bit chilly - no outdoor heater anywhere near our table. They definitely need more. Food and ambiance were great.

TF
TainaF
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We were shocked by the new food prices. What used to be a relaxed hang out is now a posh experience.
Then the Greek salad was probably the best I have ever had I the U.S.
What was odd is when we asked for some bread (were even willing to pay for it) we were told that there is no bread service.
Very poor for a restaurant that charges up to $69 for a main course.
Setting of course is lovely yet might only return for drinks.

FAQs

The Victorian is rated 4.6 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.