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Hillstone Restaurant

202 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1202
310 576 7558
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Ranked #10 of 565 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Steakhouse
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Was one of several restaurants we went to on recent family vacation to Venice Beach. All 4 of us had different meals here (from sushi to French dip) and all agreed it was the best meal we had here in LA. Very noisy and busy but great booth type seating. The only slight disappointment was the limited desert choices (4).... More

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SW Wales. UK
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

As a family we love Hillstone in Santa Monica, and were glad to see some changes after our previous visit. Fantastic food always very disappointing to be rushed at the end of our meal and felt this spoilt our experience. I appreciate they may have wanted the table but we had booked, and were not taking partially long to finish... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had to wait for approx 40 mins for a table which was ok because we were at the bar !! The food was good and too the atmosphere as was the service. Yes i recommend.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Food here was outstanding, the chicago dip was amazing. Steaks were cooked to perfection, but the service was unbeatable. Jonah was our waiter, from start to finish he was attentive, helpful and polite! Great work!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We ate relatively early as this was our last night in Santa Monica and we were flying out of LAX at 6:00AM the next day. The place was not busy; but, I am glad we sat down at 5:00 as this restaurant was hopping the night before when we walked by late at night (10:00ish) The rib steak was excellent... More

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san francisco
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We have tried Hillstone before, but never at this location. The service was great. Our table had the heirloom tomato salad, ahi tuna sandwich, and the ribs. The ribs are fantastic and the meat falls off the bones. The salad was very fresh. The ahi tuna was a bit of a disappointment. We were expecting a chunk of tuna, like... More

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Prepare for a scrumptious meal and excellent service. The staff are cordial and eager to make the dining experience delightful. Parking is a challenge during the lunch period but there is a car park around the corner. The lavatory is upstairs which cannot be easy for those with limited mobility.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Our food was delicious. Good variety of food and wines. Nice atmosphere for visiting with friends. Nice level got a little loud but not too bad.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A great spot on Ocean Avenue at Wilshire. Friendly, upscale casual vibe. Service was excellent and restaurant manager made a special effort to address a longer-than-expected wait that evening, Would definitely return.

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Seattle
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We love this place because it's consistently great! Formerly, Houston's, we've been fans of the Hillstone restaurants for years. The Spicy Tuna Roll Salad was not only delicious, it was like a work of art. They accommodated my husband with an old stand-by grilled chicken burger (forgot the name) that is no longer on the menu. The service is impeccable... More

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