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Restaurants near Ocean Avenue

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A photo of Water Grill - Santa Monica restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(5807)
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Santa Monica
Booked 112 times today
Located on Ocean Ave. overlooking the Pacific, Water Grill Santa Monica is an iconic seafood destination to enjoy the first catch of the season and a deep variety of fish, lobsters, crabs, oysters and shellfish on a robust menu that changes daily. Private dining capabilities also available.
A photo of Blue Plate Taco restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(941)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Santa Monica
Booked 42 times today
Blue Plate Taco is a coastal Baja-meets-Santa Monica destination on Ocean Ave. We are dedicates to creating all our food from scratch including the agua frescas and margaritas from the bar, the tortillas are made by hand fresh all day, and our salsas are made daily. The entire menu is fresh, light and delicious. We hold most of our tables for walk-ins so if you don't see any reservations, don't fret! We'll get you seated after a short wait while you're admiring the Pacific and taking in the famous Santa Monica pier.Reservations are limited to 90 minutes, we hold reservations for 10 minutes.
A photo of Meat On Ocean restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3297)
Price: Expensive
• Steakhouse • Santa Monica
Booked 61 times today
Meat On Ocean is a meat-centric, modern steakhouse in Santa Monica that offers both a sense of adventure and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Beyond the offerings of a world-class steakhouse, Meat On Ocean features an artisanal charcuterie bar, an exhibition dry-aging room and a variety of prime beef – from dry-aged domestic cuts to Japanese A-5. Integral to the operation is a highly trained crew of servers and butchers, who communicate directly with Guests about the beef, organically farmed chickens, house made sausages, choice seafood and more.Located on the corner of Ocean and Broadway, Meat On Ocean is steps from the action - including the Santa Monica Pier, shopping and hotels.Starting May 2024, Meat On Ocean is also your headquarters for private dining and events, with customizable spaces that are perfect for social events, corporate meetings, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, wedding receptions and ceremonies, with full audio/visual connectivity.
A photo of North Italia - Santa Monica restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1432)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Santa Monica
Booked 46 times today
Everyone has a favorite dish at North. Every day, our Chefs start from scratch to create handmade pizza and pasta using only the best ingredients to craft inspired dishes from the garden, farm, and sea. North defines the standards for handcrafted Italian. Our menu offers a great selection of antipasti (daily soup, charcuterie, bruschetta), salads full of seasonal ingredients, and a main entrée menu driven by both traditional Italian cuisine and lighter fresh fish dishes. North is a great neighborhood spot for family and friends to meet and share a handcrafted experience. From the food to the service, at North every detail matters. Due to recent current events, we will be only open for to go sales only at this point in time. Thank you for your understanding
A photo of Blue Plate Oysterette restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1516)
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Santa Monica
Booked 48 times today
Blue Plate Oysterette was inspired by East Hampton summer lobster bakes and mouthwatering lunches at Montauk’s favorite roadside eateries. With influences like Pearl Oyster Bar and Mary’s Fish Camp in New York, Oysterette serves lunch and dinner seven days a week with a menu straight out of the seafood shacks you find on the East Coast. Chunky, overflowing lobster rolls, buckets of steamed clams in broth so flavorful that bread demands to be dunked, clam chowder, mussels in broth, ceviche, and raw shellfish so fresh you can smell the ocean. Filling the void in the Westside restaurant scene for a casual, beachy, seafood restaurant and buzzing neighborhood vibe appealing to both surfers and studio heads.
A photo of BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2280)
Price: Moderate
• Steakhouse • Santa Monica
Booked 11 times today
Simply put, BOA is unlike any other steakhouse. We reinvented the traditional American steakhouse to fashion a distinctly unique dining experience. That experience is bold, modern and innovative. From the seductively stylish interior to the dry-aged prime steaks, BOA’s vibrant ambiance is as alluring as the cuisine itself.
A photo of True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1503)
Price: Moderate
• American • Santa Monica
Booked 20 times today
True Food Kitchen is a chef-driven restaurant and scratch bar that was founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, the pioneer of integrative medicine, to provide food that tastes great and is good for you. At our table, delicious dining and conscious nutrition go hand in hand, without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence. Our expertly trained chefs craft flavor-forward dishes, handcrafted cocktails and freshly pressed refreshers so you can enjoy epic food experiences that aren’t just good for you, but good to you. Join us in Santa Monica for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. New flavors, new combinations, new obsessions. Come see us for something completely new and delicious.
A photo of The Surfing Fox restaurant
4.4
Awesome(55)
Price: Moderate
• Californian • Santa Monica
Booked 28 times today
The Surfing Fox is a chilled-out gathering spot serving up coastal California cuisine on a plate (or in a glass!) with a generous side of good times and vibes. Whether you're spending the day hanging ten or hanging out, come take it easy with us from dawn to dusk.
A photo of Ivy at the Shore restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3445)
Price: Expensive
• Californian • Santa Monica
Booked 49 times today
To our Ivy family,Starting March 21st Ivy at the Shore will be open Tuesday - Sunday until the end of summer. See you soon!
A photo of Loulou Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge restaurant
4.3
Awesome(730)
Price: Expensive
• French • Santa Monica
Booked 65 times today
Experience the "Joie de Vivre"At LouLou, food, entertainment, fashion, and art converge into a unique, one-of-a-kind destination.LouLou’s carefully crafted menus showcase French Mediterranean flavors with a classic California twist, while honoring the generosity of artisanal and homemade ingredients, as well as local organic produce.A carefully selected wine list offers a tasteful array of wines from both France and CaliforniaNever bowing to the ordinary, whether it’s a legendary brunch, after work cocktails, elegant dinner, or corporate event, LouLou will always deliver an experience to remember.Ample parking is available in the building. We are located on the rooftop level. Suite 300

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  • NativeNYervip
    Los Angeles •29 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    Been here quite a few times they have a great happy hour Monday through Thursday and the food is always very good. Very fresh oysters. We love it. Great service, friendly staff. A staple for us!
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    Blue Plate OysterettePrice: Expensive• Seafood• Santa Monica
    4.6
  • MoiraMvip
    Las Vegas •5 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    My family and I were visiting LA from Detroit. We planned a day in Santa Monica, that’s how we discovered Blue Plate Taco. The food was outstanding and service was exceptional. Unbeknownst to us, my nephew left his fanny pack in the bathroom, which had his phone in it. We realized this once we had left the restaurant. Upon returning to the restaurant the staff greeted me and said, “We’re so happy to see you! You left something here.” I was so relieved. The manager quickly went to retrieve the fanny pack- all contents still inside. The staff is amazing! Thank you for an awesome experience all around. When in Santa Monica again, we’ll definitely dining at the Blue Plate Taco. 🌮 🥰
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    Blue Plate TacoPrice: Moderate• Mexican• Santa Monica
    4.6
  • VLMR
    London •11 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Another delightful lunch on the balcony! I enjoyed the delicious diver scallops again, with the unique hot bread and the house Chablis. The balcony is great, a perfect temperature and view. The open interior can be very loud with a definite local vibe. Service is reliable and helpful even in what looks like chaos. It is a definitive experience, and I will return.
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    ÉlephantePrice: Expensive• Italian• Santa Monica
    4.6
  • Sophiavip
    Los Angeles •25 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    You can see from my track record on OpenTable that I come here all the time. I live a block away and probably average coming here once every two weeks. I have never ever had a single bad experience here. I have probably been to this restaurant close to 100 times in my life, which is insane — and every single time, the food, service, tables and ambience have all been excellent. If I ever need to go to a friend who is out of town or an anniversary dinner or a fun girls night out or last-minute solo dinner where I want great wine and seafood – I come here.
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    Water Grill - Santa MonicaPrice: Expensive• Seafood• Santa Monica
    4.6
  • MikeJvip
    Los Angeles •7 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on Jul 6, 2024
    Great dining experience! Our first time here. It’s a can’t miss restaurant ❤️ Steaks are well presented and delicious (even the char was tasty! Great for a romantic outing or a festive occasion! Service was 5⭐️ Like Arnold says “I’ll be Back”
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    Meat On OceanPrice: Expensive• Steakhouse• Santa Monica
    4.7
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