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About Wilshire Restaurant

Designer Thomas Schoos created a warm distinctive ambiance while taking advantage of the unique spaces on the property. Each room makes an individual statement retaining the “old world” character of this historic space or capturing a more modern sensibility. The main dining room features plush leather banquettes and antique mirrors enhanced by candlelight while the indoor bar has coffered ceilings, club chairs and a softly lit amber bar. The spacious outdoor garden, bar and private terrace are surrounded by rich chocolate stucco walls accented with fireplaces and water features. The dining area seats 100 and the terrace may inspire an indulgent dessert or a fine Cognac nightcap.

2454 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Chelsea and 25th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(310) 586-1707

Website:
http://www.wilshirerestaurant.com/

Catering:
Catering available. Contact our Event Coordinator, Liz at liz@wilshirerestaurant.com for packages and details.

Parking Details:
$6 Lunch $8 Dinner

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wilshire offers various spaces for private dining and events, and is also available for buyouts. Contact our events department for availability and details; liz@wilshirerestaurant.com

Private Dining

Designer Thomas Schoos created a warm distinctive ambiance while taking advantage of the unique spaces on the property. Each room makes an individual statement retaining the “old world” character of this historic space or capturing a more modern sensibility.

Wilshire Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Cozy (9)
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Good for Groups (8)
Romantic (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Seasonal (4)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Organic (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Authentic (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food, cocktails and wine! excellent service!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

I went to the Wilshire Restaurant to celebrate my birthday with friends and it was an excellent dining experience all around....food, service, ambiance! The menu selection was great and the food came out perfectly. Great attention to detail on a fronts. I will definitely go back and highly recommend this spot!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wilshire used to be my favorite "to go" restaurant, but with the new chef and new management, everything is ruined: The food verges on being inedible. The guanciale that came with scallops was incredibly tough - probably sitting around in a hot oven for days. Service was abominable and slow as a glacier. Drinks took almost 25 minutes to arrive. Check came before desserts came. Wilshire needs to go backot its roots and reestablish itself soon or else it will be a footnite in history.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food is amazing, and Brendan Collins is my favorite chef in LA. Unfortunately our waiter only came by once to ask for our drink order and once to drop off the check (in which he said nothing and made no eye contact). We actually had to flag down another waitress to put in our food order after 20 minutes of waiting.

I will be back because the place is amazing, but I will try to avoid that server.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We went for the Sunday roast. It consisted of four large slices of roast beef, some roast potatoes, vegetables, cauliflower in cheese sauce, and three Yorkshire puddings! With a side of jus and horseradish. All this for $27. The food was good and there was a tremendous quantity.
They also have the same with roast chicken instead of beef. A great old-fashioned Sunday dinner.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

After ordering a drink I was given a wrong cocktail. Isn’t a Grey Goose on the rocks simple enough. Instead of the slice of lime needed to squeeze into the drink, I received merely a peel dropped into the liquid. Our party of four wanted to order a variety of appetizers to share, but the selection was extremely limited, and quite difficult to split. I ordered the short rib as an entree and was extremely disappointed. In fact it was one of the worst dinners ever. We will not be going back!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Presentations were terrific,but overall the flavors could use more salt. Tendency towards sweet rather than savory on some of the things we ordered. Wait staff and hostess were fantastic and ambience can’t be beat.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Cozy, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The Sunday roast is the best in town - the food is fantastic and it's great value for money - Chef Brendan Collins has a great Brit menu that also includes a full English breakfast and fish and chips!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Horrible food. Just horrible. I honestly can't believe that they got all the positive reviews they did. I'm just astounded.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Loved the decor and the food was delicious especially the duck

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

New menu, food was a wonderful, service was friendly but knew when to let the table socialize.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It was very lovely and service was excellent.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food here is top class - we went for Sunday lunch and all British people should have the Wilshire on their radar. The Roast is everything we expect from home plus, plus, plus... and price-wise is a fantastic value. Sat on the patio by the fireplace - just a great setting. But this is a terrific restaurant for ALL food lovers, not just the British.

Next visit will be during the week - the dinner menu looks brilliant. The chef/owner Brendan Collins is well known in L.A. food circles and for good reason - he's inventive and passionate about his food and it shows. I highly recommend The Wilshire...

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was quite good and patio is lovely, but service was terrible. We were there for 45 minutes without anyone coming to take our order. We had to flag someone down and talk to the manager. Even with that we had another big service problem between the main course and dessert.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Wilshire has made an excellent move in bringing on Brendan Collins to whip the kitchen into shape. The new menu is amazing and the ambience and service will make this a place you will want to come back over and over again. Highly recommend. Finally an excellent Westside restaurant for foodies.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was fantastic. I had curried chicken sandwich, you have to try it. I’m from England, my friend from Australia, she had fish and chips, we are picky, and can say probably best I’ve ever had since coming to LA in 1992. I’m eager to try the English Sunday Roast.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Best friend holiday dinner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Ambience was lovely and food choices was varied and delicious.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Chef Brendan Collins' food is outstanding for any meal, but you absolutely can't miss the Sunday Roast. Eating his roast is like being back in the UK. I recommend it to anyone, Anglophile or not.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was a bit slow, and unfortunately the food served family style gets cold very quickly on the outside patio. Otherwise it was lovely.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had an EXCELLENT lunch! The food was fantastic and the service was marvelous ... we also sat in the patio which is so lovely.

Thank you to all ... great food and service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Organic, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Chef Brendan Collins is wonderful. Great addition to a beautiful restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I love this place! The outdoor area in the back is charming and allows one to have a conversation where the noise level is low. It is a really pretty courtyard and completely shields any wind out on the street.

Food is fresh and very well prepared--it's a great menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a delicious and lovely dinner with friends at Wilshire. In addition to the fabulous appetizers and entrees and the warm and cozy outdoor dining ambiance, the highlight was seeing and having Chef Brendan Collins back on the west side of town. He was missed and we are thrilled he is now at Wilshire. We will be dining there frequently for his wonderful dishes!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Their Patio is a favorite, with good food and attentive service.

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

GreAt food the halibut was cooked just right. It was moist and delicious

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My birthday

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Wilshire is just and “ok” restaurant. It’s the type of place you would go to if it was down the steeet but not if you’d have to drive even one mile.

Starting with the positive the service was good. Our waiter was excellent and thoughtful. The hostess and a couple people who seemed like managers asked us how everything was going and when we said “ok” and “meh” even, they seemed to be satisfied with that and did not dig any deeper.

The drinks were lacking and overpriced for what they were and the food again was just ok. My husband and I got two dishes our waiter touted as phenomenal the duck and the branzino. Neither was either of those.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have eaten here twice and have had very good meals both times. The portions are generous but not too big. I had the Tuna Poke, Hamachi Crudo and the Burrata and Figs without the meat as appetizers. Fro main courses I have had the Branzino and the Halibut. Everything was quite good. Service is good, not great, but better than many other places where you are completely forgotten. The outdoor patio is quite lovely and big enough to allow many people to dine outside.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I was very disappointed this time around. Used to be a big fan of this place. BUT, the menu has gone downhill, the lobster salad had very little lobster in it, and mostly a bunch of bleu cheese. All the good hostesses and waitresses are gone. Leaves a little to be desired for me personally. Most likely will not rush right back if at all.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Horrible service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The ambiance here is great. The patio is beautiful and the wait staff is very attentive. Unfortunately, they got several things wrong with my order, and while the food was good, the portions are quite small. Overall, the experience was pleasurable, with food quality being the emphasis over quantity.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I had the fish and chips which was pretty good and my friend had the omelette. I wish there were lighter lunch options. More of the dishes seemed more for dinner like the steak frites. Overall it was pretty good but not good enough to be a regular favorite.

One thing that bothered me was I was seated for a while waiting for my friend to show up. The restaurant was pretty empty for lunch and I was asked to switch to another table so a "regular" could have his usual table. Of course we said sure and the manager said we'd be comped my glass of wine. When the bill came nothing had been comped and the manager was no where to be found. Figures! Also, the "regular" was alone at a table for four, order a coffee (or tea) and left shortly after.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amazing food and outdoor area. The crab donuts were incredible.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fun place, well designed, great service, food's very good, main dishes and sides are not too big is my only reservation, will def come back

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Was here early on a Monday night. Had the patio almost to ourselves. Could actually hear our conversation. Very nice way to celebrate my birthday with husband and daughter

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Beautiful outdoor area and good variety of options including for vegetarians. We will be back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We eat at Wilshire on a pretty regular basis and this was the first time in our last several visits that the food didn't measure up to what I believe are the restaurant's standards. Part of the reason may have been a large party on the lower patio that could have affected our meal. It also felt like there was a new chef as the food was good but not as good as we're accustomed to here. My favorite dishes in the past were the Black Cod and Salmon. Both are gone. So were the wonderful flatbreads. My Branzino was ok but in a town where everyone makes it, it was very ordinary and had almost none of the promised minted pea puree. The Caprese salad was odd as it came in a bib bowl with a huge portion of ordinary cherry tomatoes and just a couple vert tasty slices of heirlooms. A smaller salad with just the heirlooms and burette not drenched in tomato juice would have been better. We'll come back because its a great neighbor spot and only hope this was an off night. BTW, the service, as always was terrific.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Ambiance was great, waiter was knowledgable, accessible and accommodating…service was excellent and waiter was attentive thru out and after the meal….big plus here.… My wife liked the food very much (duck) and wine. I was not ecstatic over the bread…not my type. Perhaps two or three types of bread in a basket to choose from. My dinner (lobster ravioli) was great looking and it was obvious that a lot of care had gone into it's preparation. However it was too salty for me (maybe not for others) but within context and I ate it. I also had a Caesar's Salad……..what's the word salty? and too much garlic (my wife's comment).

All in all it was a nice experience and we will be back.

Thank you,

Dennis Chester

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great patio in back. Excellent service too along w good food

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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