Ocean and Vine at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

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$31 to $50
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Californian
Enjoy Santa Monica at its best at Ocean & Vine where breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Pier are just the beginning. Our California farm-to-table cuisine showcases thoughtful interpretations using the freshest and finest of ingredients. Offering every element of the perfect dining experience.

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3.7based on recent ratings
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4.0
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4.0
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KatieW
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Such a disappointment. Went there for a romantic dinner with my boyfriend, only to discover that they had moved the restaurant out into the lobby area, so that the restaurant area could be used for private events. The new eating area is like a pop-up coffee shop. Not to mention, right in the middle of a busy lobby, with guests coming and going with luggage, etc. Noisy and crowded. We went out to the pool area to relax and have a drink only to be met with blasting club-like music. No way to have a conversation. So, we headed to the bar and decided just to eat there - bar food. The bartenders and bar backs were so busy and understaffed that the service ended up being intermittent and poor - not their fault. And then there are the prices! Holy cow! Very expensive for what could best be described as Denny's quality fare. I used to love the Lowe's and the fact that, as a Santa Monica local, I could go there for a yummy bite and good cocktail by the pool and watch the sunset and it was like a fun neighborhood secret. I won't be going back there again. It was a true disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is beautiful food is great loved the music and the service was wonderful

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TheCube
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Well, the food, once they provided what we actually ordered, was very very good. This was New Year's Eve, and they had a Prix Fixe menu, $100 a plate. A bit steep, but at least within reasonable range of other options we looked at in the area. Unfortunately, the waiter did not listen carefully, and put in the wrong order for my food. I had ordered the filet, he brought out fish for both myself and I, so they had to cook one up quick for me. Once I got it though, the filet was one of the best I have ever had. The ambiance is currently non-existent. As of January 2020, the real dining room is closed and they set up some tables that are essentially in the lobby / bar area, which isn't very nice - given the price.

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TerraW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok. Service was slow. We will not be back.

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krin
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This was a favorite for several years for Christmas Eve brunch with my dad. The move out to the atrium this year was not bad, as the decorations are absolutely lovely. I can adjust to that, although it feels a bit more casual out there. But the service was absolutely horrible. So disappointing. Coffee not left on the table anymore. I had to wait through most of my meal to get a refill. Orders imperfect. Much dripping of water and coffee by the server during pours. It's no longer a lovely dining experience.

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vipStacyD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a beautiful experience with exceptional service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
12 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous views. Food was great!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say? We had breakfast! The food and service was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great view and ambiance, service was good, but a little slow. food is mediocre at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Great food and service. We waited too long for our food to arrive

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MarioM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible views, great ambiance. Service was spectacular, our server Artie could not have been more personable. The food is superb. Everything on the menu is mouth watering.

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OpenTable Diner
Cologne Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Schulabschluss

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

you're paying for views the menu is from Mid-town manhattan circa 1995. The steaks were over cooked (we didn't send back due to time constraints) and they're clearly frozen...
For such beautiful views not really a vibe here but old folks and 35 somehting couples from the mid-west eating here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
43 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Exceptional view and best waiter we have had in a very long time. Hotel and restaurant was very nice, clean and impressive. The open Lani was a little chilly (on June 19 it was in low 70's) and windy but other than that it was nice fresh air and sea breezes. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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bsoluv14
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service .Wonderful view of Beach Walk and Santa Monica Pier. A well kept secret in this area .

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LauraD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, presentation was really nice, service was attentive. The restaurant was pretty empty when we went, probably because it was an overcast day at the beach. But everything was really excellent. We would definitely go back again.

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vipTheatergoer
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This used to be a location that was beautiful with great service. Those days are over. The bathrooms had 8 stalls, half were broken. Ordering coffee took 20 minutes, we ordered pastries after 30 minutes we cancelled them. When the heater ran out of gas, no one ever replaced the tank, and it was very cold that morning. There is no reason to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere mixed with casual beach dining.

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vipKgaspari
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a work lunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal great service

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lovetowine
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointed in the menu selection. It was not the lunch menu viewable online. It was the lunch menu from the Barbelle across the lobby form Ocean and Vine. Had my heart set on a cobb salad and it wasn't even an option on Barbelle's very limited tapas style menu. Very pricey for what we got. The view was nothing like pictured on their website either. I drove up from Orange County to have lunch with a friend and after almost 2 hours in traffic it was underwhelming to say the least:(

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vipJosephB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We were very disappointed that the menu had changed from what was presented on their website. We were looking forward to some pasta dishes that had disappeared completely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very mediocre meal, inexperienced waitstaff was polite but uninformed. Beautiful view of the ocean, but the food was a real disappointment. Restaurant was empty but the service was slow and the food was unacceptable.

The deconstructed smore dessert was a pleasant surprise.
Skip the meal... just get the smore for dessert and some coffee while you watch the sunset.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Something has gone terribly wrong. Been here before and it was good. Menu was quite different from web menu. Wine list too. Good wines gone, prices up. Waiter was nice and found us the wine that used to be on the menu. But the new menu is more like a bar menu. Hardly anyone there. A couple of screaming kids. Once they’d gone a great place for conversation because it was so quiet. Some of food was very good. But who serves sorbet in a carton from the supermarket? All very strange.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat by the firepit and it was great. Nice for a chilly evening. Our service was great with lovely reccomendationa from our server. Everyone was friendly. I had the salmon and it tasted delicious. It came along with a bacon topping om a bed of watercress. I cant wait to have it again. Look forward to coming im again soom.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Incredibly small menu with very limited options. Our entrees were so underwhelming and disappointing. For those prices you expect better quality. Our server was attentive and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday dinner

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Miki
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved how quiet the restaurant was on a Friday night in the heart of Santa Monica. So nice to be able to enjoy the conversation in a beauriful setting overlooking the pier. The seafood we ordered were fantastic and reasonably priced. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing
I wasn’t feeling well and our server had security open up the gift shop to get medicine after hours! Above and beyond service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is NEVER opened for lunch! They directed us to their pool bar. This is Not what we were expecting as per Opentable! You confirmed our reservation when this restaurant is NOT and NEVER opened for lunch! Please check and make it better for next customer!
Michel Lirette MD

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food poor service great view

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MidwestMike
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't understand why this place is so quiet on a Saturday--great ambiance, excellent service, great food!

Great selection of menu items, but not overwhelming.
Apps: Cheese board was great. Hamachi crudo outstanding.
Entrees: My gnocchi was superb. Short rib great. All entrees agreed were great across the board.
Craft cocktail I had was delicious.
Had the donuts for dessert--very fresh and tasty with nice dipping sauces.

The hotel is beautiful, with great views--especially if you get an outside table.

Should be more people visiting this very very good restaurant!!!
Value for portion size is excellent too.

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VictoriaG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with beautiful ocean view! Jadoori chicken and fresh fruit platter was excellent, loved s’mores dessert! Compliments to the chef!!

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StaceyN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a couple of friends at around 7pm, and it was perfect! We sat outside, but there were heat lamps to counter the chill if needed. We were offered blankets as well, but didn't need them. The entire staff was friendly and so helpful. The food was incredible. It was a perfect evening.

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vipMonique
Mexico City
14 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Mala la comida, el servicio . Fui por la vista al mar, pero no lo recomiendo

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipDiannk
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The view was amazing. Unfortunately there was a loud group of you teens at the table which was quite distracting. The food was good but not over the top good. The sea bass was good but the short ribs were overlooked. Overall a good experience

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vipAnnK
New York Area
7 reviews