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1212 Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA

1212 Santa Monica

4.4
4.4
1301 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
1212 Santa Monica is a unique New California Cuisine restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica. Our menu, crafted by Chef Luca, highlights the palette and diversity of the SoCal landscape. Complimenting the food, our beverage program includes select wines and creative cocktails to enhance your dining experience.

The space is multi-faceted, with vintage-chic decor and mixed media art. Enjoy the beautiful beach weather in the patio, or indoors in our massive dining room. Plan a private event/meeting at our balcony, private dining room, or board room.

Mon-Thurs: 4pm-10pm
Thursday: 4pm-11pm
Fri: 4pm-1:30am (Food Served Till 11pm)
Sat: 11am-1:30am (Food Served Till 11pm)
Sun: 11am-11pm (Food Served Till 11pm)
Brunch (Sat & Sun) - 11am-3:45pm

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mediterranean, American

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:30 am

  • Phone number

    (310) 576-9996

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Luca Maita

  • Private party facilities

    1212 Santa Monica is a unique New California Cuisine restaurant perfect for large groups and parties. Our menu, crafted by executive chef Luca, highlights the palette and diversity of the SoCal landscape.

  • Private party contact

    The 1212 Events Team: (844) 202-0714

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Cross street

    Wilshire Boulevard

  • Parking details

    There is street parking available on Wilshire Blvd. We are also steps away from the numerous parking structures located on 2nd Street between Wilshire and Santa Monica Blvd.

  • Public transit

    There is a bus stop located on the corner of Wilshire and 3rd Street Promenade.

  • Entertainment

    Join us for our weekly DJ series #1212soundsgood Friday to Saturday from 6pm-9pm at the Main Bar.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • All Night Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM,Mon - Thu - 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM,Fri - Sat - 4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
    We love Happy Hour so much we decided to make it all night! Join us for Wine & Cocktails for only $8, beers $2 off, PLUS food ranging from $6-$14. Join us Monday to Thursday starting at 5pm and Friday to Sunday starting at 4pm! Walk ins and reservations accepted.

What 1,301 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Crystal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    The environment and live music was nice- definitely gave the brunch vibes. The service was average, it was busy and our waiter checked in on us once- however he was friendly. The small plates are bite size pieces. Overall, the food taste well, it just came out cold.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Not the greatest customer service. Drinks are below average. Watered down tasting and took almost 20 minutes to get. Food is good, some of it great. Filet came out well done when ordered med rare. Order the bread loaf thing! Vibe is cool, kinda loud with a band but expected. Could do without the homeless dude taking a bath in the fountain close to our table(fountain not in the restaurant seating area).
  3. SR

    StephanieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiters were amazing! Food & drinks were delicious! Definitely going back soon!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Fun festive brunch vibe but the music volume kept increasing. We wrapped up early and left.
  5. T

    Tina00n

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    It is a great location on 3rd street. I loved the live jazz music and outdoor atmosphere. We were seated right away. The drinks were great but expensive at least $16. The food was okay in my opinion not fantastic for what they charged. Service was steady but not necessarily stellar. At 10:30-11pm it turns into a large nightclub inside the restaurant. I don’t think I would come for dinner again. Maybe just drinks and appetizers.
  6. LF

    LupeF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, music and overall environment. Our waiter was fast friendly.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went there to celebrate my birthday and I really enjoyed the eggs Benedict and the bottomless mimosas, my server was the best!!! Thank you for making this day very special.
  8. FP

    FP2626

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent and amazing! This place remains my favorite to go any night of the week. Thank you.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The service was not that attentive but great food and music! Had fun
  10. DS

    DanS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Food was great as usual. Service was mixed. Fast and good at first, but wife was waiting on chili flakes until we almost finished the meal. Also, the music was ungodly loud!
  11. JE

    JanineE

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED it here! Food was fantastic. Really attentive service, couldn’t fault it at all. Also stayed 3 hours and didn’t get rushed out at all. The band we’re AWESOME fully expect to see them being mega stars! Highly recommend!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This whole place has a very original vibe from the unique furniture to the waitresses being able to wear their own style of clothing to the ceiling that has brass lighting fixtures and a disco ball, this place is very appealing. I love the eclectic feel the food was absolutely delicious our service was great there was a live band playing out front. Our waitress Jessica was attentive and polite. I would definitely go back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my 40th birthday with family and friends. Food was delicious, restaurant was beautiful, setting was gorgeous, but the whole area (3rd St Promenade and Santa Monica) smells filthy. Extremely disappointed by that, but it was no fault of the restaurant. If you can overlook that, you’ll enjoy 1212!
  14. TJ

    TeriJ

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down our favorite spot to eat in Santa Monica. Fantastic food and great ambiance!
  15. DB

    DBinLA

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Probably a fun place to go for a night out. but the quality of food and drinks was moderate. Having read the reviews I was expecting more
  16. NP

    NeilP

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    I planned to visit 1212 for over 6 months as I’m from Australia .We sat outside which seemed strange and no one was inside where it looked really nice and we weren’t offered to . Anyway found a great place called Wally’s and Boa Wouldn’t recommend 1212 in comparison to the other restaurants I went too
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Took my aunt for a casual birthday dinner. The band/vocalist were great, the food really good and the service awesome.
  18. DR

    DariusR

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Music and food were great! Felt bad for our server he like 10 tables and little help! He was great though !
  19. l

    lakergirlinva

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The vibe is energetic. I got there and was pleasantly surprised that it was happy hour and it lasted all night. The Bourbon Barron was a delightful summer cocktail. It's a great spot to bring out of town guests.
  20. K

    Karina

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Great service, was responsive to my party’s needs. Food was alright—definitely on the pricier side, but I guess we went for the vibes. The music was wayyyyy too loud; I’m glad they toned it down towards the end of the night.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great Paloma’s and bar. Great service!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice venue. Service was very exceptional and food was tasty!
  23. B

    Brunchabunch

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Seated quickly and a great server. DJ during brunch was great and very upbeat. Brunch options were slim and felt more like a typical lunch menu. If prices were a little lower I’d go back more often. Once a month will be about the most I go.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was the best(forgot his name but said he was from Syria)! Everyone in general was super helpful/friendly!! Don’t underestimate their bottomless mimosas!! 🫶🏼
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The live music was entirely too loud I couldn’t hear the server or my conversation the food was not good at all
  26. L

    Lowe

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent food and service and had a live band which was cool - expensive for us as family of 4 but we didn’t mind!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service, I will come back again
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was just okay. Place is way too loud.
  29. HG

    HaileyG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was good but the service was underwhelming. It took us a while to get water (didn’t come until after drinks had arrived) and we weren’t offered another beverage until after all of our food was finished. At that point, there’s no reason to place an order for another round, so it reduced some of the night’s festivity.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Karaoke randomly started
  31. PB

    PatriciaB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although, I miss the days when this was Monsoon, they did a great job making it 1212. Welcoming decor inside, relaxing outside with a loungy club feel. Happy hour has very affordable and tasty selections. I have had food off the regular menu before and I loved it. The Arancini are crunchy, creamy and so yummy. My friend loved her chicken tacos as well. Lastly, the service was awesome. Will was sweet, friendly and we never felt rushed since my friend and I were in deep conversation. And the food by the way was prepared and served quickly. Great spot!
  32. FP

    FP2626

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent and fun choice! Will be back again for some more good times.
  33. TB

    TheBview

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great vibe, food was standard our server was great (she was 5 months pregnant ) however they needed more staff to manage all of the guests.
  34. AG

    AlyssaG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Wayyyyyyyyyyy too loud! The music was blasting. Waiters took a while to come to us too. But that music was not only awful but just … ridiculous. Had to yell while we talked.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on a Saturday early evening and really enjoyed the live band and music, food, service and the weather! Ended up staying for over two hours and it was well worth it. Overall vibe felt so good that time just flew by!
  36. FR

    FREDRIK

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    1212 is more a bar and place to have a vorspiel than a restaurant. Poor food and industry processing. Food was cold. No option to select tips ourself and was automatically withdrawn 20% on something worth -20%. Stay away unless you are looking for drinks and a party!
  37. CS

    CynthiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat! Amazing atmosphere! Delicious food!
  38. BB

    BrianB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Very nice staff. Food was disappointing to say the least. They had live entertainment. Not much to say but I would not recommend going there to eat.
  39. q

    quinnk

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    If you’re looking for a beach club sort of vibe for brunch, this is the spot. Noise level is a bit too loud and had to be seated near the end of the restaurant in order to talk to our table.
  40. KS

    KarrisaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!! We loved the atmosphere for brunch. A good amount of menu items to choose from, and good portions so you don't feel over stuffed trying more than one thing

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

1212 Santa Monica is rated 4.4 stars by 1301 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for 1212 Santa Monica

1212 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wilshire Boulevard

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:30 am

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mediterranean, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is street parking available on Wilshire Blvd. We are also steps away from the numerous parking structures located on 2nd Street between Wilshire and Santa Monica Blvd.

  • Public transit

    There is a bus stop located on the corner of Wilshire and 3rd Street Promenade.

  • Payment options

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

  • Executive chef

    Luca Maita

  • Entertainment

    Join us for our weekly DJ series #1212soundsgood Friday to Saturday from 6pm-9pm at the Main Bar.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 576-9996

  • Private party facilities

    1212 Santa Monica is a unique New California Cuisine restaurant perfect for large groups and parties. Our menu, crafted by executive chef Luca, highlights the palette and diversity of the SoCal landscape.

  • Private party contact

    The 1212 Events Team: (844) 202-0714

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