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Coast Beach Cafe & Bar
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1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Do not dine here - waiter compromised my credit card

While I travel over 100 nights per year and often write hotel reviews, I usually never write restaurant reviews because food tastes vary so much by an individual’s pallet. It is only for those restaurants that are so terribly awful that I will post a review. The Coast restaurant fits that... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
WorkTraveler2000
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

While I travel over 100 nights per year and often write hotel reviews, I usually never write restaurant reviews because food tastes vary so much by an individual’s pallet. It is only for those restaurants that are so terribly awful that I will post a review. The Coast restaurant fits that bill. The restaurant was recommended by the concierge desk... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Loved their desserts! So yummy we came back second night in a row! Staff was wonderful, attentive and considerate! The night prior, dinner was good, but not the best. Ok burger, soup is better down the street, but fish and chips were amazing. Bottom line, some things are sub-par and some will rock your socks off.

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Malvern, Pa
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135 reviews 135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stopped here for a very late lunch/early dinner. We were looking forward to a high end quality meal. Sadly that was not the case. I ordered the tortilla soup which was ok and my husband ordered Chili, neither were anything to write home about. I waited for them to finish baking the 1/2 chickens and order 1/2 chicken, I... More 

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Rome, Italy
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303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Had brunch at Coast last Sunday and...never again. Really a bad experience: poor food and scarce service. Had not been to Coast for a couple of years and things have changed since. Had ordered a burger and asked for it to be "rare" and instead got "something" that was more than well done. We had also ordered an omelette: tasteless... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I thought about staying at Shutters when picking a hotel to stay in Santa Monica. Santa Monica has fabulous sunsets yet the area to watch them having a drink outside at Shutters only has seats for 20... So i went down to Coast. The bar was packed. For a 5 star hotel, i would expect more class. This felt like... More 

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great drinks, great view, relaxed and good fun. What more do you want in a bar? Very knowledgeable bartenders, plus the atmosphere in the place was great. Nice place to bookend a walk on the beach.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

After reading some negative reviews on yelp we were pleasantly surprised with the food and service at this restaurant. Our waitress was very friendly, we ate outside.

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Maybe bring a flashlight and wear neon? Don't go there when hungry? The food itself is fine. the wait will kill you.

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Waupaca, WI
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91 reviews 91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Nice seafood place located inside the Shutters Hotel. Service was excellent. Prices not bad for a 5 star hotel. There is a wide variety of seafood plus hamburgers, steak and pasta. Also had breakfast here which was excellent. Portions are large. location is right on the beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Right on the beach next to the bike-path. You can see the beach and beautiful sunsets from the bar! Best Grilled Calarmari dish I've ever had. Good drinks too!

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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
  • Phone Number: 310-581-7714

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
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?