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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 228
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Good Ambiance

Food was good and prices were fair.We were very fortunate.It was Super Bowl Sunday so Santa Monica was much quieter than usual, as was the restaurant. Our wait servers were friendly, but we didn't see much of them during our meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Anita R
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was good and prices were fair.We were very fortunate.It was Super Bowl Sunday so Santa Monica was much quieter than usual, as was the restaurant. Our wait servers were friendly, but we didn't see much of them during our meal.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing food - very nice place - best steak in Santa Monica - very nice staff and great service - the place is a place to visit if you are in Santa Monica - great wine :-)

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Santa Monica, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The ribs fall off the bone and great sides. Their steaks is to die for. Drinks are on the pricey side.

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New York City
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

No reservation. Forced to wait an hour and seating staff was very unorganized. They could have seated us much sooner. Food was good. But dinner was ruined.

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Thank Robert A G
Las Vegas, Nevada
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448 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a terrific lunch in Santa Monica, stop into Hillstone. Whether it is a soup and salad, or sushi, this location serves terrific food with excellent service.

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Toronto
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make a reservation because this is a busy spot. Lots of different food items on the menu...something for everyone....the fish, the ribs were excellent.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Hillstone with 2 other couples on a Tuesday evening. The semi-circular booths are a bit small to fit six, but that's about the only thing I could fault. Salads, specials (seabass) & ribs all reported to be excellent; service attentive & assured. Best we have found in Santa Monica.

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Thank Daryl S
Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very similar to her sister in Manhattan. Been there twice lately and felt an inconsistency at the kitchen. On my first visit the Roasted Prime Rib on the bone was not less than a shame to American beaf. Contrary to that, on my second visit the Barbecue Pork Ribs were excellent. Since the sushi and the Chicago Style Spinach Dip... More 

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London
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I had a lovely lunch and so we came back for dinner the following night. Having queued at lunchtime, we booked in advance which is worth doing as this is a popular place! With good reason - the food is very nice, a good range of dishes and well prepared. Had ahi tuna and salmon which were delicious. Great wine... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

If you aren't in a hurry for dinner this is the place. Great menu with prices bordering on reasonable mean large crowds. Large crowds mean longer waits but well worth it. If it's too noises downstair ask to be seated upstairs. I've eaten there before and I will again.

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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: Japanese, American, Barbecue, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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