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Coast

4.5
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959 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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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 959 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelissaG
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I have an annual event in Santa Monica and dine at Coast every year. I have eaten alone at the bar and also with another co-worker.

This year I took 4 clients.

While the atmosphere didn't disappoint the service was atrocious. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable she was just not attentive. There were are least 20-30 spans where she didn't check in. She forgot drinks and dessert orders. The restaurant was not very busy (Wednesday night amidst COV19 concerns) she still seemed very lax.

My dinner party was enjoying each other's company and conversation so it wasn't totally apparent at first but as the evening progressed and we realized how much time had lapsed we all agreed it was very bad service.

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AnneC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of beach and casual, relaxed atmosphere

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JuliasChild
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for linch

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vipVfromHermosa
Los Angeles
169 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Lovely go-to location for those who want to sit at the beach and eat. We had the ahi tuna Nicoise and the shrimp linguini. Both were very good. Our only issue is the waitress took our cash and didn't offer to bring back any change. Weird, right?

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vipBillC
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Coast is a cute restaurant with good food and wait staff with attitude

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening!

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Sailer
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They let us share 2 dishes and perfectly cut them in 2!

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Kat12
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location, super friendly staff, we had a lovely time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Beautiful location near the ocean with great views at sunset.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best Crab Louie salad. And the perfect size. A crab-load of delicious crab, large chunks of avocado, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, Persian cucumbers, hard-boiled egg, and lovely lettuce in a delicious dressing. Perfection. Service is top notch and the setting—inside or out—is charming. A bit pricey, but worth it. Treat yourself.

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vipMarina
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, great food. Social Hour of half off everything from 4 to 6 Monday to Thursday is a steal!

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mart
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and venue - a treat for brunch!

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BMon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful setting, delicious food, and excellent service!!

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GregorT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience when coming to LA from overseas. Looking forward to come back

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vipCDub
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ocean view, great food, wine, and cocktails... what's not to like? Worth the drive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved our experience here. Our servers were amazingly friendly and kind. They accomodated our small dog. The food was delicious. What a perfect way to eat brunch with a beach view!

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IreneC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Made reservation to celebrate my daughters 18th birthday and to be honest, the experience was just ok. I did enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant. The noise level was nice, the lighting was good and the scenery outside the window was beautiful. Staff was nice as well. Once seated I felt very rushed as the waitress came over immediately and quickly asked if we wanted a starter or drink. This was within 3 minutes and honestly didn't even have a chance to look at the menu yet. Once we did order, the food was ok. Nothing stood out and was expecting a bit more for the $ of the plates. The fish of the day was ok, but needed a bit more plate appeal and perhaps a mango salsa to go with the plain fish, broccolini and very mushy tomatoes (yuck!.) The lobster roll was also just ok and needed something added to it to really make it stand out. Luckily my daughter enjoyed her Ahi plate. One thing I would have liked to see was a "little" something for my daughter's birthday. Most places at least come over and wish you a happy birthday. Nothing in our case until we walked out the door. Overall you are dining here for the location and ambiance. I would recommend sitting outside, grab an appetizer, your favorite beverage and call it a day.

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vipJanetP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, great ambience and great food! We will definitely recommend Coast to our friends and will be back again soon!

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JimM
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour! Half off EVERYTHING from 4:00-6:00 - and throughout the restaurant (not necessary to sit at the bar). Beautiful view, and friendly service!

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vipGrace
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

it was good

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ArleneG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The ambience was lovely, but the prices were high, $13 for a draft beer?

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vipTelewax
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I used to really love this place for breakfast. Nice view and solid food, especially the lemon ricotta pancakes. While the view was the same and as nice as always, the food has taken a turn for the worst. Had the Eggs Benedict and the sauce was watery and lacked any distinctive flavor and no tang that one would expect. Would not order again. Split a side of ricotta pancakes for the table. While descent, just did not seem as flavorful or well cooked as I have come to expect.

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PPVV2
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Amazing service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good, place was comfortable and quiet and the service was excellent! It’s turning into one of my favorite places to go!

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vipMaryH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is bright and cheery restaurant that is right on the Santa Monica boardwalk. Despite being located in perpetually trendy Shutter's hotel, the food is California style and does not have strange and trendy ingredients. It is a decent price considering location and the quality of food.

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vipRiverlover
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always like the ambiance on the porch as well as inside.

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ElanM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Dessert was cold and not properly reheated. I sent it back and it came back in the same state: warm a watery fruit cobbler.

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LinnG
San Francisco
1 review