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George's Bistro

1321 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Ranked #237 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Sun 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Santa Monica
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is on the Third Street Promenade, which is not exactly a place to go for the best food in Santa Monica. Which is exactly why we were so surprised by our meal which was very tasty. I ordered the chicken marsala and my hubby ordered a pasta dish. Both were very good and filling. Our waiter was very friendly... More 

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Rome, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

I had dinner at george's bistro a few days ago. We were two people and totally we just had 3 dishes. I left 15% of tip and later I found out on my credit card balance that they had charged me for 20%. Very disappointing...of course it'not a matter of money but of honesty and trust.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

George's Bistro is ideally located so take an outdoor table as you're paying for the entertainment, certainly not the food. Overpriced for distinctly average food which is a shame, given the location.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

What more did we expect of a restaurant on the busy and competitive 3rd Street promenade ? - well to be honest a lot, lot better than this. We had not encountered such overcooked mush on our whole holiday. Our boys described their pasta as "tasty", but for sure it had been cooked long before we walked in - it... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Lovely home style restaurant. Recomanded dish 'Chiken Masalla'.

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New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Amazing food on the promenade! Great food for reasonably priced. I had the blackened catfish - SCORE. Would recommend for family, friends and a date night.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Located on the Promenade, this small bistro is a quaint stop. Really nice menu for a range of tastes. We had Caesar salad, steak and scampi. Good sized portions and excellent service. Will definitely return.

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Sydney, Australia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

I like this place, it is small cafe type of restaurant with a great location to see people walking by, food is reasonable.

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Nerang, Australia
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109 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

We found this retaurant as we strolled through the mall on our first night in LA. The menu has a great range and each day there is a daily special each day. The meals are big in size making them great value. The service is excellent - simply a great restaurant and would recommend anyone staying in Santa Monica or... More 

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Syosset, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

We happened upon this restaurant while strolling the promenade. the lunch special was 8.95 which included an entree and soup or salad. The caesar salad was the best I ever had! it was served only slightly chilled with a delicate dressing and shaved parmesan. My husband had the split pea soup with homemade croutons; it was delicious. However, the beef... More 

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Additional Information about George's Bistro

Address: 1321 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-451-0436
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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