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Bistro of Santa Monica

2301 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-2040
310-453-5442
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Ranked #60 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 23rd Street
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The location is very good and the food is fantastic! Some restaurants claim to be Italian but if the pasta is not done "al dente" certainly your food will not be good. Anyone looking to have a good meal can stop by Bistro of Santa Monica and will not be dissatisfied. Their bread and the oil with sundried tomatoes and... More 

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Southern California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stumbled on this restaurant while driving on Santa Monica Bl. It's a beautiful place. The food was very good. I had a cream of lentil soup that was the best I think I've ever had. My dining partner had seafood risotto, and he said it was delicious. They have a nice, if limited, wine list. A pianist plays live... More 

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Southington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were staying at the Best Western Gateway in Santa Monica and asked the people at the desk where we might find a good restaurant. The both suggested the Bistro which is located three blocks away at 2301 Santa Monica Boulevard. We went in on a Wednesday evening when it wasn't very busy and were cordially greeted by the maitre... More 

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Pool in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Looks like a French restaurant,but is more Italian. Good choice of food, and reasonably priced. Service very good. Piano player is good, although the time we were there, the restaurant was quite empty, and tended to be a bit loud.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Try Bistro of Santa Monica You never regret. They have variety of vegetarian food, Healthy food, it's delicious!!!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I went to this restaurant for dessert and wine and was pleasantly surprised. The mousse I chose was ok but nothing special, the Pinot gregio was lovely, but the highlight was the Pianist.........he was fabulous! And he took requests....brilliant!

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State of Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Me and my wife were already disapointed with all the restaurants where we have gone on the many times visiting the US. Even the renomated and famous chef (like Gordon Ramsay) does not mantain great restaurants around here. Finally, we found someone that worths the value! The "Bistro of Santa Monica" has very good appetizers (like Buffala Mozzarela with Red... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food, lovely ambiance......(nicely lit, relatively quiet.....live piano-playing a nice accompaniment)....reasonable prices. Try the veal dishes... and the best bread pudding on the planet! Great service, too!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Such a pleasure we had dining last night at Bistro Santa Monica , We ordered prosciutto di Parma with melon !!!!  Sweetness of melon was a perfect accompany of prosciutto 's saltiness Best combination ever for main course we order Lamb chop with shrimp The food was amazing as usual , Love the price love the food love to spend... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The food was not 5 Star, but the service and ambience were for sure. We would recommend for a really nice place to eat. We didn't get a chance to try it again, it could have been an off day for the food, or maybe the wrong choice. Give it a try though very nice people and facility.

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Additional Information about Bistro of Santa Monica

Address: 2301 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-2040
Phone Number: 310-453-5442
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: French, Italian

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