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2460 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Ranked #446 of 576 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Bar, Gastropub
Santa Monica
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 25th Street
Description: The Charleston is a restaurant and cocktail bar located in Santa Monica featuring signature cocktails, great live entertainment and Happy Hour every night. Live comedy, burlesque, jazz bands and DJs. Live Jazz brunch on Saturday and Sunday
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Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Charleston's food and drinks are ok. Not incredible but nice enough for the evening. The REAL attraction is when there is live jazz. I went one night just to get out of the house and was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful music. It was a great time, and something different in the heart of Santa Monica. That said, dear... More 

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Bakersfield, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Our family decided to have brunch here last weekend. The service was HORRIBLE. Our order was taken and after several times asking water, it was brought to our table. When our server brought out our order she in was incomplete. 3 of the 5 of us had food and she apparently forgot to let the cook know that there were... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I was extremely disappointed with my experience at the Charleston Restaurant in Santa Monica, CA. I travel alot for work and I'm currently on an assignment at a hotel in Santa Monica. I'm away from my family for weeks at a time so my Husband came up for the weekend to visit. I found this great deal on Living Social... More 

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HilaReicks, Manager at The Charleston, responded to this review

Dear Melinda, I am so sorry you had a bad experience at The Charleston. When you are back in Santa Monica please stop by the bar for a complimentary round of drinks and appetizers on the house. We have a new management and we want to correct your bad experience. thank you, Hila AGM The Charleston More 

Santa Monica, CA
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

You will love The Charleston. Great music, great food, wonderful people and an amazing bar selection. Best brunch in town. Don't miss it!!

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We visited on Friday night for the first time and were shocked by the specials. For $19, you could get an appetizer and unlimited beer or house wine for 2 hours. This special runs 5:30-8pm but even if you get there at 7:59pm, you can get the 2 hours of drinks. For $7 more, you could get 2 appetizers or... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The place is usually crowded and noisy. Some people like that. Go if a bar scene with little room to spare makes you happy.

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Encinitas, CA
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210 reviews 210 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Don't go for dinner! - The menu is very limited, I just remember a couple of burgers and other very basic items. We had dinner reservations, but left after having a drink. Service was friendly. Nothing special overall.

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Additional Information about The Charleston

Address: 2460 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone Number: 310-828-2115
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am  10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am  10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Bar, Gastropub

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