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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Good for a Date (13)
Romantic (11)
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Quiet Conversation (11)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Business Meals (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Authentic (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fun (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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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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 21, 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 18, 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 12, 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 4, 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 4, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My birthday

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 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 29, 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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·Dined on October 17, 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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·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 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 10, 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
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 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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·Dined on October 4, 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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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The restaurant ambiance is wonderful on the patio for dinner. However, the lengthy time it took for our entree to arrive was extremely long/delayed, which my guests didn't appreciate and expressed discontent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The Wilshire continues to be consistently good. They have old favorites on the menu and then change other items, offering new tasty treats to loyal customers. I have yet to have a bad meal.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 29, 2017

great for lunch and the salmon was absolutely tasty and cooked perfect

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Something changed...the menu! It used to have a very diverse menu where one could find plenty of choices and great food choices. I guess there is a change of mgt and they have greatly reduced the choices in all areas. Bread for $5? Very few appetizers or small plates and a rather bland selection of lunch items. I have enjoyed Wilshire for about 10 yrs but don't get who they are trying to appeal to with the new changes. They don't even offer a blue cheese dressing for salads. Seems very limited ???

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Beautiful outdoor patio! Completely different experience from inside.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food was great, as always. The server was terrific. We asked for a specific table area because inside can be noisy and were accommodated without any problems. Thank you.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Best pork chop in town. The outside patio is so comfortable and there is no noise.
We love the duck also and our friends loved the atmosphere and the food.
Service is always friendly . We would recommend it to our friends who can't stand noisy
Restaurants anymore. Good for a special occasion

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The service was terrible! We asked 3 times for bread before it was served. Then, we were there for over an hour more after ordering and the food had not been served. I went out to find the manager and complain. I was embarassed for my guests who drove all the way from Huntington Beach to join us for dinner. Then, to compensate, I was told that I would not be charged for the bread. Overall, a very disappointing experience!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This restaurant has been great in the past but the night I went, the food was hit or miss. My Branzino was overcooked and the flavor was only ok. Some of my friends had great meals, and some weren't so good. Not worth the price. Disappointing because I used to really like this place. Great outdoor ambiance.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Eugenio was AMAZING! He literally attended to every last need and want we could have had and was so friendly and knowledgeable. It made what could have been a very dry business dinner a lot more fun. Great seating outside, the staff was very warm and welcoming, but Eugenio was definitely the star of the show. And then there's the sticky toffee pudding...

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We enjoyed the beautiful patio and delicious food! It was our first time and we loved it!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Extremely expensive, tiny portions (3 scallops for $30) and slow service only partially offset by the back patio location. They really need to invest in more waitstaff and take a hard look at their food offerings.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The Wilshire Restaurant, I was told, now has a new "chef," who, unlike his predecessor, has no idea about how to make a Cobb salad. It was terrible, a disaster. As a result, I will not return to The Wilshire until I learn that this "chef" has been replaced by a different chef.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

We got to Wilshire and the restaurant was closed. You should check into the situation with the restaurant. The VM message even states that they are open for Sunday Brunch, but it was dark and there was not a soul around! My girlfriends and I had to scramble for a new restaurant at peak time and I could not use opentable to reserve another restaurant because I already had an existing reservation at Wilshire. You should change your app and have an automatic canceling feature if your clients choose another restaurant at the same time as a current reservation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We enjoyed the lovely ambiance on the patio. Every bite was delicious, from the unique small plate choices like grilled octopus and the poke, to the desserts. We loved it all. Our waiter was friendly and helpful giving us many suggestions and checking back with us at the pace that fit our leisurely paced celebratory meal. We weren't rushed and the timing of the food was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The Ahi appetizer was AMAZING! Overall very good food! The ambiance outside is very nice also.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Very nice to receive gave us a complimentary dessert since we were celebrating a birthday.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Haven't been for quite a while; was looking forward to going back. Place was pretty sparse at 7:30 which made it conducive for three of us to chat and actually hear one another. Shared a variety of dishes - chopped salad was very tasty, so were the scallops. Server was attentive. We had a good time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We got there close to closing but never felt rushed. The servers were attentive without being pushy. Very polite and everyone was top notch. Prices were on the higher end but the treatment was equal to the price tag. 4 star experience all the way around.

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