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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Nice Lunch

We had lunch at Coast. The guacamole is very good. We shared a chicken club. It was large enough that we both felt satisfied. We also had the chocolate cake and the carrot cake the Night before as a late snack. Both were very good. This restaurant is on the beach so there are Pretty views while... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
SanFranciscoMom
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san francisco
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had lunch at Coast. The guacamole is very good. We shared a chicken club. It was large enough that we both felt satisfied. We also had the chocolate cake and the carrot cake the Night before as a late snack. Both were very good. This restaurant is on the beach so there are Pretty views while you eat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great service, high prices, mediocre food. It seems unlikely that whoever made my croissant had ever seen, much less tasted, a real one. You are paying a lot for a view of the ocean.

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Moorestown, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Our boys LOVED the personalized attention. Breakfast was great. Staff knew us by name right away. Dinner and wine/alcohol selection was top shelf. Pricey but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Not only was what I had great, every thing my wife and kids had was very, very good (their words). Simply amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Ask for Rob and tell hum you would like some David Letterman stories. Great location, soft touches inside, and B+ food. Will return if only for the great desserts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It's good enough for me. Yes Direct from Hell's Kitchen, the man himself ate the good stuff from Coast. A good sign for the chef and the other patrons that the food is pretty good. I had the ceviche trio which was excellent. But the absolute best red velvet cake I've ever eaten was the jewel in this crown. Wow.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a very good and nice restaurant with a very nice relaxed atmosphere. If you have the possibility try to get a table outside, it's fantastic. The food is ok plus but you go here for the atmosphere. Nice service that's all.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We really enjoyed our evening at Coast. The restaurant was very nice inside as well as outside on the patio. The service was great. We had the Shellfish Platter and it was delicious and fresh. The waitress suggested a nice glass of Rose which made it even better !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food is okay, but not extra special. The atmosphere and staff were excellent however. The location of course by Santa Monica beach is terrific.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food is a bit overrated. The atmosphere however is not. A nice dining experience eating outdoors right off the ocean. The caesar salad was nothing special and neither was my wife's cobb salad. The service was good and the staff is friendly but it is a little pricey.

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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: Scenic view, Romantic, Doing business
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

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

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