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Hillstone Restaurant

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202 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1202
310 576 7558
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 16
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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
Most recent review
Awesome atmosphere, delicious food

We were only in town for a few days and Hillstone happened to be across from our hotel. Incredible sushi, filet mignon, and ribs. Be prepared though, portion sizes are impressive. We almost regretted getting sushi when the mains came out. Upstairs is quieter than downstairs but both have a cool... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Dayne F
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were only in town for a few days and Hillstone happened to be across from our hotel. Incredible sushi, filet mignon, and ribs. Be prepared though, portion sizes are impressive. We almost regretted getting sushi when the mains came out. Upstairs is quieter than downstairs but both have a cool atmosphere.

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We went twice. Once with our children and grandchild and once by ourselves. First visit excellent. We were early--perhaps that explains the difference in our experiences. Food good and solid---this is not a gourmet experience. Service excellent. Everyone is unfailingly cheerful. Just the 2 of us for our second visit. Place was jammed---still lively and cheerful but my salmon was... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The food at Hillstone Restaurant is consistently delicious. Reservations are a must! The only down side is the noise. The grilled artichoke and salmon appetizers are scrumptious. If you're a meat lover check out the french dip sandwich or the prime rib. They have a full bar and the cocktails are all fabulous.The ambiance is attractive and the seating is... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Just one block from the ocean ... just stroll over after dinner for the view. The restaurant has the most delicious food and spectacular service. We live here so this is one of our favorite places. For dinner: The Prime-rib, center-cut filet, grilled trout, and salmon are the best ($26-45); Sushi: If you are ever going to eat it, eat... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been coming here for business and social lunches and dinners for years. The grilled artichoke is my favorite, and I always love their sides. They do veggies with unique flavors that make it interesting and not overpowering. They grill their fish perfectly, although my husband usually opts for their burger. It's not too greasy, and very flavorful. Their... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The menu is extensive and has a lot to choose from sushi to hamburgers and steaks. We booked but many people were turned away after being advised of a 45 minute wait. Food was good and service very quick.

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Santa Monica, California
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

we eat here once a month on average and always get good service. Mood lighting and eclectic crowd; worth a visit! There's also a bar area for drinks and appetizers. The servers and bar staff are very helpful in choosing your drinks which enhance your food/snack choices. The restaurant is handy for Santa Monica Pier and 3rd Street Promenade. However,... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have eaten here about one dozen times in the last few years. Service is always great. The upstairs seating is quite and comfortable. Downstairs is noisy and better suited for people with children. The food has always been delicious. The sushi rolls crab cakes, french dip and bbq ribs are my favorite.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Friends joined for dinner after the art exhibit of our friend. The meal was excellent, all ordering just what we wanted. We also were able to share various items, which were delicious. The service up to date with no delays. The accommodations were comfortable and the ambiance delightful. I would definitely recommend.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I visit this restaurant every time I am in Santa Monica , so an average of around 12 times per year We are never disappointed ; we love the food , the excellent martinis and cocktails ; the super efficient and courteous staff , the ambiance and the comfort

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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: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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