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Coast Beach Cafe & Bar

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
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1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (Appian Way)
Pico Blvd - Ocean Avenue
310-581-7714
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Super lunch

We had a very nice lunch here on a layover between Maui and UK. We sat outside on a lovely terrace in the sunshine overlooking Venice Beach with friends. We had the tuna Nicole's and the Cobb salads and they were absolutely delicious. The staff were very good,service great and ambience superb!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Jake P
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London
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a very nice lunch here on a layover between Maui and UK. We sat outside on a lovely terrace in the sunshine overlooking Venice Beach with friends. We had the tuna Nicole's and the Cobb salads and they were absolutely delicious. The staff were very good,service great and ambience superb!

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upstate NY
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192 reviews 192 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Met friends for dinner (we were 10) and had a nice table. Great views of the beach and ocean. Service was very good. The food was good - guacamole was delicious and calamari was nice and crisp. I had jumbo shrimp with brocollirabe. The shrimp was good, just a bit overdone. Several people had the grouper special fish of the... More 

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great view and great vibe. Food OK and service terrible...we ate there four times a service was very slow and they never got our order right!

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chicago, il
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Nice location right on the beach, but somewhat like a garden basement. Three of us for dinner. Food really was just average. I ordered fish and chips expecting a wonderfully fresh halibut (we were visiting from the Midwest, and I was looking forward to something fresh). I can honestly say it resembled something close to a freezer fish stick from... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were early risers so we ate at Coast rather than their brunch which was much more affordable but VERY good! Lemon Ricotta Pancakes were divine.

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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I had lunch here with two friends. Three salads and three glasses of wine came to $105 plus tip. Whew. We had amazing seats with a direct view of the beach, with awesome service, and we could afford it, so no regrets, but it's steep.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good food and excellent coffee. Occasional celebrity sitings too! Sit at the bar and get great service.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great little spot for a leisurely lunch. The staff were attentive, without making you feel rushed to eat and go. Our table had the shaved beef sandwich (good) and the lobster roll (great - but really a lobster salad sandwich). If you sit out on the patio, be sure to get a shady spot as the sun, without a breeze,... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

This IS a classy place but so welcoming even though we had young kids with us. Nothing was too difficult, odd or awkward - if that is what we all ordered that is what we could have. Stylish seating and decoration; really efficient and friendly service; quality and varied food - all within 50 yards of the beach with an... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

First visit to Coast. Service was impeccable - our server made the best mimosas I've ever had. Delicious eggs Benedict and Veggie Omelet. Loved the beach house decor - nice artwork of muscle beach from the 50's/60's. Can't wait to go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
    (Appian Way)
  • Public Transportation: Pico Blvd - Ocean Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-581-7714

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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

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Santa Monica
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