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Enterprise Fish Co.

174 Kinney St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5302
310-392-8366
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Ranked #66 of 565 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $60
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: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main St
Description: Enterprise Fish Company, Santa Monica has been around since 1979, serving a wide selection of the freshest seafood dishes where patrons can watch and smell their meals come to life, grilled to order over our mesquite flame grills.
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Larchmont, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Business dinner last week and while the outside dining area was nice and the service was very good, the food was just ok. The fried calamari was a bit too greasy for my taste and the ceviche was somewhat bland. The house favorite, scallop risotto, was too heavy and did not have enough scallops to make it interesting. Will likely... More

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal. It sounds like our dishes missed the mark all around, which is disappointing. We have a little something for everyone on the menu, so I'd love to welcome you back in for another chance to try more dishes. I know we could find you something that truly knocks it out of... More

Miami, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We came during their happy hour and the food was not even very good in the first place… there are many better seafood places in the area so you should probably avoid this one. Now... Do NOT, by no means, come to this place if you have any type of seafood/shellfish allergies. My boyfriend is allergic to shrimp and we... More

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

First and foremost, I'm very concerned to hear about your boyfriend, Carol. I hope all is well and he's feeling better. Given that, I'm a bit surprised to read your review. There may have been some sort of miscommunication or mishap, because the only guacamole on our menu comes in the fish tacos -- is that what was ordered? If... More

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I love the atmosphere and the decor and the black cod was superb! I had clam chowder and it was good but not great, a little chalky and it had corn in it. I also had the lobster rolls appetizer. While it was tasty, the lobster was MIA with hints of lobster scraps but no chunks and the roll was... More

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

I'm glad to hear you and your wife enjoyed your visit, Donald! It sounds like your meal could have been even better -- I'm sorry to hear that. We have a huge variety of fresh seafood on our menu, so I'd love to welcome you back in to check out some more dishes. I hope to see you both back... More

Black Forest, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The two of us had halibut and a Ahi tuna. The halibut was excellent, probably one of the best dishes I've tasted. I on the other hand chose the Ahi and over looked the term cooked "rare" which wasn't an issue but I wasn't prepared for "shashimi" as main course. The establishment itself is stylish and trendy, the hostess and... More

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

Thanks for joining us during your vacation, Eric! We have a wide variety of fresh seafood on the menu, so I can't wait to welcome you back to check out even more of your dishes. Be sure to take a look at our happy hour menu, too! Until next time, Amanda Harris General Manager More

California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had some German friends in town and they wanted fish..their hotel was not far away. The food was good for the most part. I had Key Lime pie that was very bland (how is that possible?) but the fish and accompaniments were excellent. One of our friends had the big seafood plate, with oysters, scallops, lobster, shrimp and mussels.... More

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

I'm so glad you brought your friends by! It sounds like they sampled some of our house favorites, which is great. We do have a pretty upbeat atmosphere, but we think that adds to the fun of it. That said, don't hesitate to request a quieter area of the restaurant next time -- we'd be more than happy to accommodate!... More

Santa Barbara, CA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We have been dining at the Enterprise in Santa Barbara since opening day. The SB kitchen has been up and down from time to time; but usually the down is from fish being cooked too much or service being really inconsistent and also, sometimes having to beg to get the check. This was our first try at Santa Monica and... More

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

I'm truly disappointed to hear about your most recent visit. I can only imagine how hungry you and your family were after a fun day at the beach. I sincerely apologize that we didn't provide you with a better experience. Though mistakes happen, it's all about how you handle them. We missed the mark when handling your salmon and sole,... More

Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

In all the years I've been on the westside I never tried Enterprise Fish Co. until recently. I had family in town and after a long day at the beach we were all in the mood for some good seafood. The main dining area was decent with a fairly active bar and good ambiance. Unfortunately we were seated in the... More

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't have an excellent visit with us, Mario. It sounds like the dishes didn't truly wow, which is disappointing. Don't ever hesitate to let us know if something isn't to your liking -- we're more than happy to look into any issue right away. The next time you visit Santa Monica, I'd love to... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Went with the wife to happy hour. Wife ordered the Mussels, when delivered she told the waitress she only ordered the happy hour item, waitress said that was the happy hour portion. Huge and yummy. Drink were great with wait staff giving out "samples" of Tequila. Love the place.

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

It's fantastic to hear that you and your wife are such fans of our happy hour! Our customers' happiness is always top of mind, and I'm glad that the Mussels were plenty and delicious. Thanks for sharing with us here, and we look forward to seeing you guys in again soon! Amanda Harris General Manager More

LA, CA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love seafood and it is not easy to find quality seafood at "reasonable" prices. Enterprise Fish is one of the few seafood restaurants in Los Angeles that I frequent for my lobster and Dover sole needs. I love that they have lobster nights, for less expensive and quality lobsters. I also favor their Manhattan clam chowder (not easily found... More

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

Thanks making us one of your go-to places for fresh seafood! You can't beat the fresh flavors of lobster, right? It sounds like you've sampled a nice variety of our menu, which is great. We hope to see you back in soon for more of your favorites! Take care, Amanda Harris General Manager More

Istanbul, Turkey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

They have fresh sea food. We had a very tasty lobster tail, not too expensive, cosy typical American restaurant. Parking is easy.

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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review

It sounds like the lobster hit the spot -- I'm thrilled to hear it! Thanks for taking the time to share your post. We'll see you next time you visit Santa Monica. Best, Amanda Harris General Manager More

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