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Enterprise Fish Co.

174 Kinney St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5302
310-392-8366
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Ranked #51 of 565 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $60
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Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Black Forest, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

food and drink is great, especially at Happy Hour. this restaurant is located in nice area. It was a recommended stop and we were very happy we went. Enjoy and happy travels..

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

Hi, John! Thanks for giving our happy hour a shout out. You can't beat dining and drinking on a discount, right? We hope to see you back in soon for more of your favorites! Cheers, Amanda Harris General Manager More

Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The best fish and chip dishes...fresh, tender and just delicious! The seafood platter's scallop, shrimp, squid, cod were each delicious. Also the crab salad has good amount of tasty crab meat to make a real dish. Good dining experience!

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

Thanks for sharing such a lovely review, Victor! It sounds like you sampled some of our seafood favorites, which is great. We hope to welcome you back in soon to check out even more of our menu! Take care, Amanda Harris General Manager More

Chula Vista, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were planning on going to another restaurant but changed our mind and we are so glad that we did! The service was excellent and the food delicious! I had the Salmon Greek salad and it was perfect. My son had the Jambalaya and said it was the best. Then for the birthday boy the waiter brought out a delicious... More

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

I'm so glad you and your family decided to come in to our place to celebrate! It sounds like the seafood dishes really hit the spot, which is great. The next time you're around Santa Monica, we'd love to welcome you back in to check out more of our menu. Best, Amanda Harris General Manager More

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