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Golden Bull Restaurant & Bar

170 W Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA 90402
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Ranked #248 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $20 - $44
Mon 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Wed 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Description: We invite you to enjoy the finest in dining and a genuinely warm atmosphere here near the beach in the Santa Monica Canyon at one of Southern California's great and storied restaurants, The Golden Bull. We offer a delicious array of dinners every day of the week and open at 4:30 pm daily except for Sunday when we open for Sunday Brunch starting at 11:00 am and running until 3:00 pm. Early Bird Dinner Specials are available daily with a large selection of great entrees. You can review all of our menus and are welcome to come in for a friendly and great dining experience in the Santa Monica Canyon at the base of Pacific Palisades at 170 West Channel Road one block up from the beach.
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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have been coming it for years, I wasn't so impressed with the steak house style dinner at my first visit about 10 years ago. It was classic old fashion all American steak house type experience which isn't really my thing. But then we started coming here for Sunday Brunch, and grew to know the staff. We now come here... More

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Louth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

The main fact here is you won't be disappointed by the food, service or ambience of this place. All these live up to more high level / corporate restaurants. Outside doesn't look appealing or this would be 5*. Once your inside we couldn't fault it. The service is exceptional, friendly, knowledgable. The food is first class. And very reasonable price.... More

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Santa Monica, California
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211 reviews 211 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

While this staple has been here for decades, it seems fresh and very alive. You can bring a date or your mother and both will be pleased. Why? You can have a conversation. Unlike its trendy hard-walled SM neighbors, the Golden Bull's fabric and booth decor soak up sound waves and makes for a quiet dining experience. The fare is... More

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very handy if you stay at the Channel Road Inn. Perfectly adequate diner style food and the service was very good. A dinner comes with a free soup or salad.

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Los Angeles
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We decided to visit a restaurant we know has been open for years. We went after 7PM to miss the early bird specials and the crowds, and we had our choice of table. The dinner included a salad of limp lettuce and watery tastless dressing. The entree had a tablespoon of tastless vegetables nd a small potato. The fish was... More

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Rosedale, NY
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Had dinner at this place last week during a vacation to CA. First issue, valet parking. The lot was empty when we drove in, the attendant just stood there and didn’t even stop us and offer to park the car. Just let us find our own parking spot. We still had to pay him before entering the restaurant and he... More

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Situated right across from Channel Road Inn, this place serves wine, beer, cocktails and a good selection of food. Very friendly servers take good care of you and prices reasonable

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Santa Monica, California
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167 reviews 167 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I've been meaning to write this review for a while. The Golden Bull is a favorite of ours and friends. It is has been in the same local, minutes walk from Santa Monica Beach since the 40s. This is THE place to get a GOOD steak. Perfectly done every time and the prices can't be beat. They have specials Sunday-Thursday... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Don't be mislead by the dated exterior. We had a superb seafood dinner. Service was very attentive and the meal & wine were very reasonably priced. Good find.

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Surrey, UK
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Been to S.M. many times from the UK - never found this gem until recently so this was our first visit to the Golden Bull. Agreed, it's not so likely to appeal to the young from LA as perhaps it is to us who are a little more mature and capable of getting fed up with the overpriced, fashionable, trendy,... More

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Additional Information about Golden Bull Restaurant & Bar

Address: 170 W Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Phone Number: 310-230-0402
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 44
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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