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Golden Bull Restaurant & Bar

170 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1104
+1 310-230-0402
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good62%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (20 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
“early bird” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
170 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1104
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Good food, welcoming atmosphere but a little on the expensive side. We visited on the day their new extension was opened with very nice decor.

Thank Hilary W
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Been coming here for 10 years and the best place to unwind and has a great local feel. The service is fantastic and they always try to make room if the restaurant is full. Food is really good and not a place that most tourists...More

Thank Darren J
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Wow! We have lived in the Palisades for over 10 years and never been to the Golden Bull; it looks like a dump. But taken here by my brother-in-law for a family dinner last night, I realized we had been missing a treat. Inside it’s...More

1  Thank Jonny G
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

I had been on a long cycle - stopped for a couple of fortifying beers in Venice - and was desperate for the loo. From the outside tbh it looks a bit of a dive and thought that would be fine for a pee. Inside...More

1  Thank Matt B
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Major construction and overhaul overhaul of this venerable mainstay of the canyon culture. the bar area recently reopened but not yet the restaurant. Still serving dinner though. from 5 to 6:30 is the old people's half off anything on the left side of the menu,...More

1  Thank Ron D
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Two older adult family members staying across the street at the inn looking for a restaurant in walking distance were happy here. Staff was pleasant and welcoming. Crowd could be locals more than tourists as it had that vibe. Salads, pasta, and steak were good...More

1  Thank NYCVisitor2013
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Standing outside this restaurant my immediate thought was 'will or won't I'. We were very surprised at the food - delicious and reasonably priced with a good selection of wines. The staff Kiki and dear Rhodolfo were lovely and helpful with explaining the menu and...More

Thank johannaaustralia
Reviewed September 1, 2017

This Restaurant was great, with an old style 60's - 70's surroundings. The steak was excellent and cooked to our liking.

1  Thank porchy1963
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

We had 7 people went for brunch food was excellent, staff extremely friendly Luis was our waiter great job close to beach we will be back when in town again

Thank Daveymcg
Reviewed March 14, 2017

The restaurant was really full of people so it was a bit noisy and took a while for us to get served - but the food was really good and worth waiting for.

Thank Mirva K
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Linda G
January 20, 2018|
Response from johannaaustralia | Reviewed this property |
Gosh! I don’t know Perhaps email them with that question Great place to eat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $49
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-230-0402
  • E-mail
We invite you to enjoy the finest in dining and a genuinely warm atmosphere here near the beach in the Santa Monica Canyon at one of Southern California's great and storied restaurants, The Golden Bull. We offer a delicious array of dinners every day of the week and open at 4:30 pm daily except for Sunday when we open for Sunday Brunch starting at 11:00 am and running until 3:00 pm. Early Bird Dinner Specials are available daily with a large selection of great entrees. You can review all of our menus and are welcome to come in for a friendly and great dining experience in the Santa Monica Canyon at the base of Pacific Palisades at 170 West Channel Road one block up from the beach.
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