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The Waterfront Venice, Venice, CA

The Waterfront Venice

4.5
4.5
122 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Welcome to the Waterfront Venice, situated between Rose and Navy on the famous Venice Beach boardwalk. Our menu celebrates Californian cuisine and our ingredients are seasonably farmed and respectfully sourced.

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (424) 404-8470

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jared Dowling

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Cross street

    Located between Rose and Navy

  • Parking details

    We have valet parking at the weekend. $10 with validation.

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Preferred Seating - Seats 5-6

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Grab the best seats in the house with our VIP Venue Booths. The booths have the best views of the stage, right in the middle of the party, and seat up to six people. ***Please note that there is a $500 Food & Beverage minimum for all booths plus tax and gratuity****

What 122 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. NN

    NoNopeNot

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    A nut house.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The French guy at market is the WOAT. Andy at waterfront is the GOAT.
  3. SO

    ScarletteO

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, I love the outdoor seating but it would’ve been nice to have a view of the ocean.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Very accommodating and great vegan options.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was amazing! food and service were incredible. Great vibes.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    When we arrived we were put on the farthest and most ugly table they had. We were relocated after a while, but didn’t got served right away, it took a long time for a server to appear. The food was mediocre. Not recommended If you want to have a great experience in Venice Beach
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend’s birthday party and music video release Santa Monica https://youtu.be/fDhxPPs9bVA
  8. AP

    AlexP

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The kitchen was very slow considering the restaurant was not very busy. Food was mediocre at best for flavor and temperature was lukewarm or cold. The server was very friendly and best part of the meal. I could not in good faith recommend this restaurant for the price and quality of food.
  9. NB

    NancyB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Very loud and food was just ok at best.
  10. HC

    HaileyC

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Our experience was definitely not the best. The service was terrible. Our waitress went on a break without letting us know and left us with no drinks for more than 20 minutes. We also didn’t understand the concept of taking a ticket to get our lobster rolls when our bill still ended up being over $200. We definitely will not be returning
  11. LQ

    LQBeader

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eggs Benedict, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and Lynn x and Bagels all delish! Friendly and attentive staff!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fresh seafood
  13. PG

    ParkerGreen

    Los Angeles

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little bit pricey, but absolutely delicious cocktails and fresh toppings on the nachos! The atmosphere was also super fun and relaxing. A great visit!
  14. NP

    NataliaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to hang with friends for a bite!
  15. DS

    DSLip

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    1.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    If you are planning to go here for dinner on a Saturday night, don't! It is a full on bar scene packed with twenty somethings and the music is so loud you can't hear anyone sitting at your own table. We sat down for 5 minutes and then left!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very loud, a little hard to get server attention, but otherwise good vibes.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great people food & drinks! The service was very quick and our server was super friendly.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    If you go for dinner, just be aware it’s a bar. I’m sure it’s a nice bar, but it wasn’t great for dinner and after the reception we got I’m not sure I want to come back. The focus is not on service, or on good food timing (apps and entrees all came out at once), and it just generally felt like we weren’t wanted there. We were fully aware of the casual/bar atmosphere beforehand, just didn’t think that diners would be so unwelcome.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    Such a cute spot to meet up with friends! Make a resi, it’s the fastest way to get seated!
  20. a

    audr

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Can't decide between disappointing or underwhelming. Drinks are a mix of cheap things mixed in kegs and cost a fortune. Should be ashamed of serving them. Good is fine but you can get much better food anywhere else for the same price in the neighborhood. Go for a beer, no more.
  21. G

    Gerald

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was quick and our server was attentive. The music was great and the ambiance was amazing. Great for something to do on a weekend during the day by the beach.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Awesome DJ and lively crowd on a Saturday afternoon. It is a great venue with lots of space, many different areas to lounge snd several bars to get drinks at. Cons - Upon ordering my fist drink ($10 beer, “but that’s expected on the boardwalk”), I hand the bartender a $20 bill and, get this, he says he has “no change for a twenty” SMFH! That sounds like an old “tip tactic” that shady cabbies use. The guy made a complete a$$ of himself when his supervisor walked up behind him with a wad of singles, and she gave me my change. Needless to say the tip I gave was $0.00 (“for tryna rip me off”). The food was subpar (2.5 stars at best), and they did not have coffee to serve after the meal. Nice place only to party and drink. Not good for dinner or lunch. Be on the lookout for bartenders trying to cheat you.
  23. M

    Maggie

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were there for Saturday brunch. My egg on toast came out a tad blend but my friends’ wild mushroom Benedict, steak and fries, corn agnolottis and ceviche were great. The wait staff was attentive and accommodating.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staff.
  25. CF

    CourtneyF

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service! Food was good, could have been better. Ambiance was fun with the ocean right outside.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    My BF and I came here for my birthday and I was excited to try this place out because of how beautiful the vibe is. What we didn’t know is that it was going to be extremely loud, even in the dedicated dining area that only diners with reservations were allowed to sit in. We appreciated that we had our own spot to dine, but even the diners were incredibly loud next to us. Even getting to the bathroom was like a giant room of packed people. It’s our fault for not looking to see what the vibe is on the weekends, we just didn’t realize based on the reviews we read. So beware… be ready for a bunch of 20 something’s fresh out of college to be there getting rowdy. It’s all good, but we certainly wouldn’t have chosen this place on this day and time for the ambiance we were going for.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal with a great view
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Waterfront is fantastic Easy parking, a major plus for a Venice boardwalk restaurant. Friendly attentive servers, awesome food, great beer and wine drinks, and the best outdoor patio in LA. Love it here
  29. D

    Davis

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was great, though we waited quite long. No matter, though the music was too loud cause we were right under the speakers.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early birthday celebration
  31. m

    marks

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    If you want peace go early by 2 pm it’s a madhouse. Lines outside security guards, but damn the fish tacos were good. Only criticism was that we had to ask for hot sauce. Great location, fun place to go but not late in summer At 4 when I walked past to my car after a walk it was really loud and very very young
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a day out with friends.
  33. CB

    CheiB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    The waterfront really isn’t a place to eat honestly. The food was….gross, other than the Rock Shrimp. Service was fine, she was a little inattentive but not terrible and she was nice. The Waterfront is really a place to go during the day for a little debauchery. 5pm and on is not worth your time.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very small drink portions that were poorly presented.
  35. M

    Maggie

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Perfect spot to stare at the sunset and ocean on a nice hot day. Parking was easy at the public parking right across the bike path. Music was loud so if you sit near the DJ booth, a bit of shouting may be required but it certainly adds to the festive vibe. It did take a while for anyone to come take our order, maybe it's between shifts? But once our waiter showed up, food and drinks were quickly served. We ordered Corn Agnolotti, Guac, Seafood Ceviche and Miso Grilled Fish Rice Bowl , all were very delicious and reasonably priced. Highly recommend this place!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place for a Saturday! Never disappoints.
  37. PS

    PeterS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The music on the patio was a little loud for lunch/brunch.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was amazing!! sat outside and great food and drinks
  39. a

    austinrey912

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mushroom fries were great and so was corn ravioli and the spicy drink
  40. v

    vnawn

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We had a great time by the water

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Waterfront Venice using the Order Online button. The Waterfront Venice also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 404-8470.

The Waterfront Venice is rated 4.5 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Order delivery or takeout

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located between Rose and Navy

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We have valet parking at the weekend. $10 with validation.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jared Dowling

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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