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Calabra, Santa Monica, CA

Calabra

4.7
4.7
1029 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean

Seating arrangements for all reservations at Calabra may include outdoor poolside dining, bar area, as well as our indoor/ outdoor covered lounge space. Be sure to dress warmly.

**DINNER RESERVATIONS ARE FOR DINING ONLY. Drinks would be accommodated upon first come first serve at the bar area. Private Couch Alcoves are available with a rental and minimum spend*******

Serving Mediterranean and Californian cuisine with a view. Located atop the Santa Monica Proper, our on an elevated rooftop and mid-level garden terrace provide an inspiring atmosphere with Santa Monica and the ocean as a backdrop. Whether from the pool sundeck, circular bar, views are best enjoyed with dinner, boutique wines, seasonal cocktails and small-batch spirits.

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Booked 93 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (424) 390-0737

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Luis Gonzalez

  • Private party facilities

    Our tables seat up to 6 guests maximum. To protect the ambience of the restaurant for our hotel guests, we unfortunately do not accommodate large parties. For private events, we recommend connecting with our sales department for information on hosting with us.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Cross street

    7th Street between Wilshire and Arizona

  • Parking details

    $16 plus tax with validation for 3 hours; $3 every 20 minutes thereafter

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Reservation Fee

    $5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    As of January 1st 2022, in order to make a reservation at Calabra Rooftop, a non-refundable $5 reservation fee per person will apply. This fee guarantee's seating space. In case of cancellation or no-show this fee will not be refunded. Walk-ins will be welcome any time but will be based on availability. We have been challenged in the last few months with last-minute cancellations and no-shows, making it harder for us to see you as often as we would like, as our reservations appear more limited than they are in actuality. Our goal is an accurate depiction of our availability to allow our staff to better accommodate you.

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What 1,029 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mike an Juan were great. Will be back ;)

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Booked a table to celebrate my partners birthday but we got sat in a joint table with another couple. It wasn’t specials or intimate anymore. Wait Staff was inattentive and slightly rude. Food was over priced for the quality.

  3. NB

    NidhiB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Loved the place! It’s a very cool rooftop bar. The prices are a little expensive, however the ambience and quality are worth it

  4. SB

    ShannonB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fantastic. The portion sizes were much bigger than we anticipated so unfortunately we couldn’t finish everything, though each dish was delicious.

  5. OT

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    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Outstanding!!!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the setting, decor and views

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Family in town

  9. R

    Restlover

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We were on vacation here, reserved this place and it was great! did not dissapoint! It is pricey but everything is great! I couldnt get enough of the breadddddd but drinks were good as well and all food honestly. Good ambiance too :)

  10. MV

    MadisonV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had such an amazing time at Calabra! Jason helped us find the PERFECT table & our bartender was the best while we waited. Already ready to go back!

  11. BB

    BrandonB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    food was just okay. not a bad place to have a drink at the bar because it feels like a resort in the middle of the city but not a go to place for a meal.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The sunset was perfect and the food was the same :)

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

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    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food was exceptional

  14. m

    micki

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    I love this place. It has a great vibe. I wish the food was good. Very small menu and nothing is really good not even the fries. Oh the lavash is good.

  15. C

    Caliokie

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place. The only negative and the only reason I don't plan to return is the prepay reservation. I only went ahead because it was a holiday and I hadn't been before. I would recommend to people without flaky friends and family lol

  16. S

    Suzanne

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    So much potential so little used. Food is mediocre and service is cliche. No one really cares about your experience even though they called it experience?? The. Decor is confusing: they mixed up everything too much ado about nothing?? Sometimes less is more specially when the space is so tight!! Music was really bad They sit you right next to the very very loud speakers and they are placed all over the experience arenas?? The wait staff are dressed in the housekeeping attire?? If they are trying to give the atmosphere of spa it was totally missed with loud noise and running staff in all directions except to the tables snd customers?? Food is all confusing Mediterranean and sushi??? Saffron rice had no saffron and was uncooked with lots of oil ?? Salads were full of all ingredients a bit too much of everything. Overall it’s a confusing place with no direction in food , decor, music, and style.. glad is over..

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful atmosphere. Great food. Excellent service

  18. MS

    MattS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great views and a great menu at this hip spot in downtown Santa Monica. Great spot for lunch or brunch or a work meeting over cocktails.

  19. TM

    TellMarmar

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family was visiting from out of town, and we all connected and dined at my favorite rooftop restaurant. The food, ambiance and experience was outstanding and stellar! I’ll be back again! 🙏🏽💯

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great, the restaurant and location was nice. The only thing I didn’t like is the cost of parking. They should have a flat rate for people dining at the restaurant.

  21. DA

    DougA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I dined at Calabra last night and it was fantastic. The hotel is relatively new (around 2-3 years old) and super nice. The rooftop area where Calabra is located was set up nicely, and since we had reservations we were seated immediately. We started with the bread and 2 different dips and both were delicious (Hummus (smoked paprika) and Labneh). We also ordered the hamburger and the Caesar Salad with Steak, and again, they were both delicious. We had several cocktails, including the Washed Away and the Americabo (our favorite). The staff were great, especially Alex and Chelsea who both went above and beyond, and were a pleasure to talk to! We will definitely return and we'll be bringing friends! Overall a great spot with great food and awesome staff!

  22. SG

    SammyG

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good choice of main course, my wife went for the cauliflower steak, I went for the tenderloin skewer. Sides and mains were a little expensive for the size and amount of food, but the overall experience was excellent. Service was brilliant and the desserts (key lime pie and apple tart) were delicious

  23. FA

    FareezA

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    food was very disappointing

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    LOVE the ambience, it’s so chic and natural and inspiring! The food is locavore for the health conscious eater who wants delicious cuisine. Upscale chic, locally sourced and fun!

  25. JG

    JasonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing date spot. Romantic, upscale, hip, comfortable.

  26. JS

    JenniferS

    Philadelphia

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great rooftop restaurant- very busy on weekends - food was amazing - loved the vibe

  27. L

    Lisa

    Yosemite

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Overpriced and food was okay. Service was not good and boring LA scene.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect experience!

  29. JM

    JustMyOpinion

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere on the rooftop of the Proper Hotel. The service was friendly and efficient ... only complaint is that the breakfast/brunch menu stopped at noon (on a weekday), and that was disappointing. But everything we ordered was fresh and delicious ...

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5

    Waiters doing the best they can, but restaurant understaffed, everyone is so nice and polite, was a real pleasure, food on other hand is average. Beautiful design of the place, unfortunately no view.

  31. TZ

    TheZee

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    You can never go wrong with this place. Love the dirty Martini and oysters. Has variety of food for everyone.

  32. M

    Menu

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food. Great service and an upbeat, lively vibe. Really can’t be beat for Santa Monica rooftop dining. Excellent, yummy cocktails as well!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Incredible ambience on the rooftop! Food was great, not the best meal I’ve ever had but certainly very good. The service was excellent!

  34. VE

    VildanaE

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is just absolutely delicious! Outstanding service and beautiful ambiance, all make this one of my favorite dining spots in LA. That said, I am not a fan of their new $5/person reservation fee and $70/person minimum. That is a deterrent just on a principle. While I easily spend that much and don’t make cancelations, such rules are a turn off when choosing and deciding on a restaurant.

  35. M

    Melly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Impeccable service and delicious food. We especially loved the hummus, which had the most delicious crunchy chickpeas. We only tried mezze and a kebab, but all were fresh and tasty.

  36. k

    klynn

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We liked Calabra so much we came back two nights later! Wonderful atmosphere, lively but not too loud, friendly and helpful servers, varied menu - all tasty.

  37. D

    Drshrinkwrap

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    I requested a sunset view. This was not mentioned and not provided. The reservation asked if it was a special occasion. I said it was a birthday and small dessert presented for the occasion would be appreciated. This request was also not mentioned or provided. Please don’t ask such questions if you have no intention of accommodating for them.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very highly recommended

  39. SS

    ShiraS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Beautiful scenery. Food is good. Very nice atmosphere.

  40. T

    Tmbalanced

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friend and I had an amazing dining experience at Calabra! Our server Paul was attentive, knowledgeable & overall great at his job! After dinner we didn't want to leave so we migrated to the bar for an after dinner cocktail & Carson took care of us. Every staff member was so nice & pleasant (which you shockingly don't see much of in LA). We look forward to coming back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

FAQs

Calabra is rated 4.7 stars by 1029 OpenTable diners.

Calabra does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 93 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Calabra

700 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th Street between Wilshire and Arizona

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    $16 plus tax with validation for 3 hours; $3 every 20 minutes thereafter

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Luis Gonzalez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (424) 390-0737

  • Private party facilities

    Our tables seat up to 6 guests maximum. To protect the ambience of the restaurant for our hotel guests, we unfortunately do not accommodate large parties. For private events, we recommend connecting with our sales department for information on hosting with us.

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