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Margo's, Santa Monica, CA

Margo's

4.3
4.3
76 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
WELCOME TO MARGO'S!!
We served Californian elevated comfort cuisine and hyper-seasonal menus!

Meet Margo:
MARGARET ANN MCINNIS, A FIRST GENERATION IRISH-AMERICAN RAISED IN OAKLAND, BLESSED WITH CLASSICAL BEAUTY AND A SHARP WIT, MET HER PARTNER OF 61 YEARS, ART VERGE, AT ST. MARY’S COLLEGE IN MORAGA, CALIFORNIA. MARGO WAS AHEAD OF HER TIME, A COLLEGE GIRL IN THE LATE ‘40S. ART WAS UNLIKE ANYONE THE LIBERAL ARTS MAJOR HAD EVER MET: A STUDENT-ATHLETE ENROLLED IN PRE-LAW THANKS TO THE GI BILL, AND A MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE SWIM TEAM. ART LOST HIS MOTHER AND SISTER AT AN EARLY AGE AND HIS FATHER, A PROMINENT SANTA MONICA ATTORNEY, IN HIS TEENS. HE SIGNED UP FOR WWII SERVICE, JOINING THE NAVY AT 17. ART MADE HER LAUGH. MARGO FELL IN LOVE AND FOLLOWED HER HEART TO LA.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm Social Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 829-3990
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Santa Monica
  • Cross Street
    16th St.
  • Parking Details
    Free parking in rear lot of building.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 76 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

76 Reviews
  1. Foodlover

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came to celebrate my husband's birthday. We ordered the dine LA menu. The complimentary wine were great. I ordered the scallop for the main course and lamb chop for my husband. I had one bit and realized it has bacon in it and I do not eat bacon. The young lady took it back and replaced with the Mahi-Mahi curry which was delicious. The lamb chop was tender and tasty. For dessert we both had chocolate cake with olive oil and it was so good. I will definitely come back and recommend to my friends. Our compliment to the chef and grateful to our server to make my dinner experience wonderful!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The Dine la menu is absolutely not worth it. The appetizer -strawberry salad was probably the best out of 3 other options offered. The main meal scallops (3 pieces) served on top of very very sour sauerkraut - bad choice! You really need some bread to eat this sour sauerkraut! The 2 toasted pieces of bread ( no one asked to toast them!) was served after 3 reminders. Chocolate desert was the worse one we ever had and we are the chocolate lovers. The $49 Dine LA is outrageous for this food. I would rather this menu offered a tasty chicken or fish instead of scallops but prepared correctly.

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  3. EfeMoraes

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great night with our dog at MARGO’s, not just great food, but also great service (way to go TIA!!). At Margos they are more than dog friendly: they are PEOPLE FRIENDLY! A rare geem in StMonica! Awesome!!!

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  4. Perfect

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect, perfect, perfect, perfect, perfect, perfect, perfect..

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  5. eattolive

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have already recommended Margo's to friends who live nearby as my experience was lovely. There have been many iterations of restaurants in this space but having lived in Santa Monica for over 15 years I must say Margo's is my favorite so far. The food was lovely, served in a timely manner by our lovely and attentive server. The selections were tempting and for our meal the outstanding items were the Grilled Octopus appetizer and the Panzanella Salad. Largest chunk of Burrata to send you into cheese heaven! This is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood and we will be back!

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  6. ChloeW

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Nothing was spectacular, but it was all okay. It was overpriced and service was extraordinarily slow. They need to hire more employees.

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  7. VelmaR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Margo's. Nice ambiance, service, and the food was very good. Will definitely visit again!

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  8. Greatfood

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place! Love that we can walk there. Great happy hour as well. Steak Tartare is amazing and so are the Mussels. We also had gazpacho for the first time tonight and it was so delicious. Highly recommend Margos from one foodie family to the next! Enjoy, you won’t be disappointed.

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  9. NonaG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Margo’s is now my go-to neighborhood favorite! Thank heaven it’s a block away! I had the spring soup yesterday with chicken—absolute heaven! Every time we go out for a meal now we always wind up there!

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  10. ChelseaG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really like that they have the bottomless mimosa option. I wish their brunch menu had some more options, but overall it was good.

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Margo's does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Postmates. Margo's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 829-3990.

Margo's is rated 4.3 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Margo's

1534 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    16th St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Santa Monica
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm Social Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Free parking in rear lot of building.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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