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Hillstone Restaurant

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Santa Monica
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202 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1202
310 576 7558
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere on December 31st. 2014

While the menu is somewhat limited in choice, our party of 5 had different meals that were all up to expectations, if not better. The roasted prime rib was excellent! The staff was very friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Donyzetti
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Levis, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
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Levis, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

While the menu is somewhat limited in choice, our party of 5 had different meals that were all up to expectations, if not better. The roasted prime rib was excellent! The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I've been to this Hillstone several times in the past couple of years and I've always had a very good experience. Ding's Crispy Chicken Sandwich, California Burger, Cashew Kale and Roast Chicken Salad....all great. This place is my go-to restaurant in Santa Monica.

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Bribie Island, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Four of us had dinner at this restaurant and we all raved about the food. The service was good but it can be a bit noisy especially as we were close to the bar. However I would still recommend it to anyone.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very hip place in Santa Monica. Need to be there by 5.30 to get in w/o reservation. Food was very good and wait staff excellent.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you are looking for steakhouses and good meats in Santa Monica, you must go to Hillstone Restaurant. I ate one of the best meat I've eaten. I asked for a roasted prime rib and my wife for a barbecue pork ribs. Everything fantastic! The price of dishes was around $35 each. The service was good as well.

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Windermere, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We enjoyed a delicious meal here in this warm and inviting setting - try to eat upstairs, it is a bit quieter. The salads were heaping and flavorful with unusual combinations but the star of the night was the Trout dinner. Perfectly seasoned and prepared and more than I could finish. I would most definitely return here again and again!

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London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I went here on the basis of reviews I had read and was not disappointed. It's a great place, spacious and clean and lovely booths. Staff were friendly and very knowledgeable. I had one of the salads and it was delicious and my partner had sushi which was excellent. Highly recommended.

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sedona, arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Don't you just looooove restaurants with a "' 'tude"? Aren't you just dying to pay top dollar for your dinner so that you can be treated like you just don't matter at all? Then Go to Hillstone. They're just not into you. whoever you are. We made a reservation for a party of nine, a kind of important family occasion,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I ate here with some colleagues on the last night of a business trip. The food was great, good quality and not over priced. This restaurant not surprisingly gets busy but they accommodated a table of nine relatively easily and without fuss and whilst they struggle for tables of that sized, we all squeezed in nicely and were very happy... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

get a reservation because you wont get in without it. the food is good and cost is not terrible when compared with BOA around the corner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310 576 7558

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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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?

Staying in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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