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The Charleston

2460 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Ranked #399 of 564 restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 25th Street
Description: The Charleston is a restaurant and gastrolounge located in Santa Monica featuring signature cocktails, great live entertainment and the cuisine of Chef Jet Tila. Dishes include Jet's take on Burgers, Flatbreads, Korean Short Rib Tacos, Pork Belly Bao Buns and more. Cocktails include the Jet 75, Ginger Kiss and the Charlie Sheen Tiger's Blood-y Mary.
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60% Recommend
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English first
Dallas, Texas
1 review
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Senior Contributor
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
54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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