Coast

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902 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian

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This beachfront cafe boasts indoor and outdoor seating, a causal but sophisticated bar and fresh California dishes from Seared Ahi Tuna and Shaved Prime Rib to the popular Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. Open early morning to late evening, with an impressive Happy Hour, and savory weekend brunches, Coast is the place to dine, drink and relax at the beach.

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What 902 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
3.7
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61% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was James. He was amazing. Thank you for hiring such a wonderful employee.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was enjoyable in all respects. The food was simple and tasty. Overall was impressed by the courtesy of the servers and everyone at the restaurant. Appreciated the lively environment and yet the ability to have a normal conversation. The location is great. We stayed a bit longer than anticipated and the only surprise was ... the parking fee. Oh boy...
Still believe is a great place and will go back ... maybe for a shorter stay!

FK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had a lovely meal here, very nice atmosphere, very chilled. The service was really great, with fantastic wine recommendation. Would hope to visit again.

IK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really great place with cool ambiance and great service!

JJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

The setting was beautiful but the food was awful. We ordered the swordfish and striped bass. Both were flavorless and we ended up sending the striped bass back since it had an odd flavor as though the fish was not fresh.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely birthday lunch for a friend

V
New England
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Fantastic location. And very accommodating staff. I will definitely be back!

m
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Get the pineapple coconut cake and the chocolate cake.

JN
Charlotte
53 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved Coast - great location on the Santa Monica beach. We had breakfast and all four of us were happy with our meals. Service was prompt and cordial. Shutters hotel looks very nice if you’re also looking for a beachfront hotel in Santa Monica. Overall, highly recommend and will return.

BB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Coast is always a great place to take your Santa Monica visitors. Great service, good food and excellent location!

W
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice and cozy with a great view of the ocean we were celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary dinner - little disappointing there was little effort to recognize our special day but overall still was a nice dinner

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was incredible and our waiter, Jesse, was an absolute delight!

D
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love the ambiance at Coast. The waitsstaff are extremely nice and friendly. The cocktails are excellent and they don't skip on the liquor! Breakfast, lunch or dinner is a treat.

OT
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Always excellent!

R
Memphis
35 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fabulous

AC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food wasn’t as fresh as I thought it would be in terms of cost, but ambiance and service was great!

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good service n great food,

e
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great new by ambience. Good service, great martinis!

DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent breakfast here with a view of the beach and perfect service. Outstanding!

TM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone there was so nice and kind to us. One of our boys fell in the water and was full of sand, but they didn't even blink when we walked in. They were very accommodating to our needs and brought everything out very quickly. The food was amazing, the muffins, the latte, the french toast, the mac and cheese and their burgers were delicious. After all of that deliciousness we still ordered 3 different slices of Susie cakes. Which of course were amazing as well. Justin our waiter kept up with us and our orders and brought everything over with a smile. He's great!
Oh and my husband said the margaritas were amazing as well!

K
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great menu, good service and lovely room to eat in

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Let's start with the fact that when I checked in the host was very friendly and professional. He sat me in a quiet corner because I had a business meeting. However, after that, no one ever came by my table for 45 minutes, even though a stream of servers passed by on their way to the outdoor terrace. No problem, I read the paper and waited for my colleague who was late. But really? 45 minutes? Finally, a busboy asked if we wanted water after she arrived. Then we waited another 15 minutes before a waitperson came by with menus. She ordered seared tuna and it came - just tuna on a plate with something else on the plate, but no sauce, no seasoning, no garnish? $30? I had coffee and no one asked if I wanted a refill.....I was shocked actually by the whole experience.

JR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Good view of the beach. High price for good but not exceptional food

RA
Los Angeles
130 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Poor presentation, extremely overpriced and cocky service.

KR
London
17 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Awful experience. We were really hopeful when we booked Coast, as we had some lovely meals at Casa Del Mar (sister hotel to Shutters) the previous year. We couldn't be more wrong. We got a lovely table by the window and things looked positive at first. We ordered our food, which included mains of prawn tagatelli and the half a hen (chicken cooked under a brick) this was recommended by our server. The pasta dish was ok, but the chicken was awful, really dry and unappetising.

During the course of our meal we got talking to the couple on the table next to us, they also had terrible food and sent back both the chicken and a steak (cold) to the kitchen.

However, the worst part of the experience was our server, who was unprofessional, and downright rude to paying customers. Our server didn't check how our food was, only our starters, my partner ate some but no where near all of the chicken. On collecting the plates when asked, we told the server (older male with glasses) that the chicken was terrible, he response was shocking - well you ate it!

I didn't expect this behaviour from our server, I thought this very unprofessional and disappointing from what we thought and had expected to be a professional establishment. We paid the bill but after our servers behaviour did not leave a tip (on every other meal this trip we have tipped at least 20%), on leaving the server continued to repeat - 'you ate it'.

Really disappointing.

FS
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding pasta wine and service on the beach.
Perfect

A
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Probably the worst dining experience I've had in recent memory.
Sunday night, not all that busy.

It took us nearly 45 minutes for us to receive our entrees. Steak was room temperature at that point, as well as the pasta. My mom raised me and my siblings on Costco pizza, the everything combo. You pick off whatever you want on your slice, eat it and shut up. That mentality is instilled in me to this day. I've never sent back a plate at a restaurant, and I almost did here Sunday night. But the fear of waiting another 45 minutes talked me out of it.

If it wasn't for the beach view and the beautiful dining room, this would have been a one star. Would not recommend.

T
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Good food and service for business lunch. Lovely view by the ocean.

NH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Waited 25 minutes to be seated outside notwithstanding a reservation. They forgot to bring our starter before main course, although once they realised they took it off the check. Kids Wagyu Burgers came very red even though we asked for medium/well.

Such a beautiful setting deserved better service.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for a date. Lovely ambience and great service and food.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all around

J
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic!

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Dinner with friends, food was good, everything was tasty. Few small details lacking in the service but nothing to complain about. Would happily go back.

JH
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Food was average at best, overpriced at worst. Services was not good. Only redeeming quality of this restaurant is the location. Avoid.

D
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We came at sunset and we're rewarded with a window table, great service and excellent food. The swordfish and ahi tuna entrees were outstanding and the carrot cake desert was amazing

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Just delightful! We ate outside and it was quiet and we could see the sunset and the temperature was perfect. Our server was particularly helpful with suggestions of wine and deciding on entrees. Totally enjoyed it! I’ll definitely go again soon. The only downside was getting there on a Saturday night...the traffic in Santa Monica has become very difficult and slow.

PC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

Ambience was great, food was incredibly bland and overpriced. Would not recommend eating at this restaurant, especially not for dinner.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I’ve been regularly traveling to LA for almost 10 years and I still make it a point to grab a meal at Coast every time I’m there. Haven’t been disappointed yet.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food was a bit bland but the atmosphere was amazing.

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