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Areal Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
American, Bar, Pub
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2820 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4010
+1 310-392-1661
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 00:00
Mon 17:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We visited here for a late lunch and it was the best meal we have had on our entire holiday so far. The strawberry and arugula salad is delicious and without a doubt the best I have ever had! The atmosphere was wonderful, the lights in the courtyard are a lovely touch as are the blankets hanging over each chair... More 

Thank Ellise C
Hampshire, England
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342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Monday and I had the BBQ special roast chicken which was fine. Wife had a salad which was a little overwhelmed by the vinaigrette dressing Sat outside on the terrace and the heaters did there job. Guy playing a guitar helped the ambience Service good but prices could have been a bit lower Overall an ok experience... More 

Thank Mike48
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Stopped by here for a some drinks while on holiday. Great service and drink selection, and and very busy and popular spot on a Saturday afternoon. Overall a great stop and recommended for a drink or meal while in the Santa Monica / Venice Beach area.

Thank Paul R
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My wife, our daughter and I arrived at Areal for brunch on a Friday morning about 10:55. There were 3 patrons outside on the patio (which was in front of the building) and none inside in the dining rooms. Though the patio appeared to be delightful and washed by cool sea breezes, we opted to sit inside because it was... More 

Thank Jerry P
Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Me and my boss were looking for a nice lunch place before our business meeting nearby. Based on Yelp reviews at average of 3-1/2 stars we were not expecting much but I find Yelp is for complainers not real reviewers. We visited the last week of Sep. 2016. Service was fast and friendly. We decided to split the fennel sausage... More 

Thank TheodoreJay
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

From 4-6pm weekdays this is a good venue for happy hour with a great selection of cocktail snacks and reasonably priced wines and beers. We opted for humus with crispy flatbread, calamaris and sweet potato fries. All were really good and washed down with a nice Californian Sauvignon Blanc. 3 snacks and 4 glasses later the bill was around $50... More 

Thank Carl G
Valencian Country, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Happy hour menu really good, food and drinks. The service was quite slow, and the terrace is quite cold. But the food is good and the drinks too

Thank PaulaEroles
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

The food and patio atmosphere were pleasant and the service was good. The Main Street location always helps plus the wine list was excellent. Will try this restaurant again.

Thank StephenPumilia
Santa Monica, California
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

This place is still the same to what it was once: World Café. The décor hasn't changed much, and the food is only a touch better, but not great compared to the many other fine dining or foodies places in Santa Monica. Overall, the prices are fair and you can enjoy a nice dinner in a fun atmosphere without breaking... More 

Thank stefania c
Santa Monica, California
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124 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We stopped here for lunch and shared a turkey burger. There was more than enough for two and it was very tasty. It was accompanied by hand cut fries and they were delicious. And at $15 it was reasonably priced. The service was a bit slow but they were very busy. All in all a good dining experience and we... More 

Thank vincemc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2820 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-392-1661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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