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All 573 Santa Monica Restaurants

Ocean Ave Seafood

1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-5669
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Ranked #178 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $31 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Santa Monica Blvd
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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is one of the hippest places to hang out on Ocean Avenue. The best tables are at the front where the windows open upwards for your enjoyment of the ocean views during dinner. The valet parking is some of the quickest I have ever seen.

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We enjoyed the food. We ordered seafood which is what the restaurant is known for and it was very enjoyable. The portion sizes were also decent. We had a seat by the window and there was a nice breeze and it was fun to people watch.

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Villingili
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The ambiance is very nice, the food a little bit pricey but they have a great clam chowder. Good service and they validate valet parking. Nice place if you are around Santa Monica

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Not as good as last time, but still better than the first visit. Ocean Ave Seafood is now The Water Grill, and although the downtown Los Angeles restaurant is still one of my favorites, this new version in Santa Monica lags quite a bit behind. The restaurant has such a nice location that visiting friends always suggest going there, but... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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190 reviews 190 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Walking down Ocean Avenue to our restaurant, now closed, we happened to see this inviting seafood restaurant with an open table by a window. Even a great menu with a cold, stuffy atmosphere or lousy, unattentive servers can ruin a dining experience. Not here, this was a restaurant with a great seafood menu, gracious staff and very accommodating, i.e. even... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant was great. Loved the drinks. I had the scallops and they were cooked to perfection. But the oysters were amazing, huge and taste. I def would go back and highly recommend this place. The view was great as well the Santa Monica pier.

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Nicely located with the Ocean view, friendly staff, and good atmosphere really beautiful place. But, as one of the reviewer commented and I agree ‘Average rating due to the price’ the food in my opinion was nothing special for that amount of money you expect more testy food. I had fish and risotto really so average,, Go for see food... More 

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Cocoa, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had lunch and cocktails. Wonderful ambiance, great grilled octopus, excellent entrees. Excellent service.

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Malibu, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Ocean Ave Seafood is steady in quality and service. Best to go during off-hours for an enjoyable meal and a table on the covered patio. The main dining room is quite noisy with a bit too much bustle. Soups and grilled salmon are excellent.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Average rating due to the price. Who can't deliver solid, fresh seafood at these prices? Definitely a corporate card place. Perfect location with great view on Ocean Ave. Beautiful restaurant and great atmosphere. Food is only average for the prices they charge. Everything was solid, except for the steak and the fish and chips. Don't order these.

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Additional Information about Ocean Ave Seafood

Address: 1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: (310) 394-5669
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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