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Coast Beach Cafe & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Santa Monica
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1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1063 (Appian Way)
+1 310-581-7714
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing Waffles and probably the best cup of coffee anywhere. The Virginia Bacon is worth ordering extra on the side if that is your thing too! Great service and wide range of selection for all ages. My daughter loved watching the beach strandwalkers from our table. Cute Vineyard Vines outfits -- its sunny in there even when raining outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is great resturant in a great hotel. The service is amazing as to be expected in an upmarket hotel and the resturant has a great view of the beach. The meals are well priced and the seafood is quality. We would definitely come back and thank the friend who recommended the resturant.

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Springfield, Virginia
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160 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had two parties totalling 16, which they were very accommodating to combine on one long table with some additional tables on the end. We were in luck as it was a very slow Monday night--any other night would have been a no go. Very casual atmosphere right on the beach. Food and beverages were all good, but I learned... More 

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New York City, New York
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I've eaten here twice and will be back - the food is excellent and the views are perfect. I recommend the Heat of Passion cocktail if you like spicy, and the ricotta ravioli with fresh cherry tomatoes, garlic, and basil was fresh and delicious.

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Calgary, AB, Canada
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132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We stopped in for lunch while we were exploring the beach walk and shopping in Santa Monica, and were very pleased that we did. We had a 20 minute wait, which was fine. My friends opted for soup (Chowder) and sandwich (Tuna) choices, which they loved. I wasn't that hungry, and was tempted by the beautiful looking cakes on display... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Coast was delightfully quiet and calm, but active enough to be interesting. It is somewhat overpriced (e. g. to get bread you have to pay $5 and a glass of wine starts at $14) but my wife's swordfish was probably the best swordfish I have ever tasted. The whole meal, with roasted eggplant, was superb. My ahi tuna Nicoise was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The best Lobster Roll I have had in a long time......thank you Dylan for nudging me to order it! Relaxing atmosphere with dining inside or on the patio. Wonderful Santa Monica beach right outside for door for the after lunch stroll. Can't wait to return!

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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Followed a recommendation by the Fairmont Miramar hotel concierge and went here for breakfast. It was just breathtaking. Gorgeous views out on Santa Monica beach as well as gentle breezes to cool an otherwise warm day. The lattes hit the spot as did the benedictine eggs. A great start to a day in this very intimate yet elegant setting.

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Thank Jufrafay
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The menu, organic ingredients, service, decor are all faultless & the location & view make it special. Expensive? Yes, Sometimes have to wait? Yes, but like all the best things in life, you have to understand both of those go with the territory of being the best.

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a prime location looking right onto the beach and the decor is wonderful. The service and food were both good. However, in my eyes, the food is horrendously overpriced, especially by European standards. I wouldn't have minded paying ~$35 a head for a breakfast which was really something special and/or different but regrettably the food was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1063
    (Appian Way)
  • Public Transportation: Pico Blvd - Ocean Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-581-7714

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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