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Hillstone Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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202 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1202
+1 310-576-7558
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a nice meal here and got the perfect round booth table on the ground floor overlooking the restaurant and kitchen. We had big expectations as this restaurant is currently rated number 1 on TripAdvisor for restaurants in Santa Monica. Clearly the staff know this fact, as on arrival we did not experience excessive friendliness (not required when people... More 

Thank NicN123
Whangarei, New Zealand
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing steak. Awesome to ribs. Yum yum yum chicken sandwich. Extremely tasty Caesar salad. There you go. Food was great. Service was great. The lighting was a little dim though... needed my carrots to see the menu. The service was also very speedy given it was a full restaurant.

Thank John2016NZ
Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Burgers, Best Service, Best Spare-Ribs. Since years iam going there. Will come back for sure. Thank you.

Thank harald20142017
New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner at the Hillstone on New Year's Eve. We had a 6:15 Reservation and were seated around 6:25, not too bad for a very busy night. We started with the Tuna Sushi roll which was great. Our waiter was helpful with suggestions for dinner and wine pairing for my Hawaiian Rib Eye.

Thank NJVic
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reserved a table for dinner and arrived early. They had our table all set up and ready to go! Our waiter Casey was great and helpful! The food was delicious, would recommend!

Thank jg12214
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to Hillstone & it absolutely lived up to the hype. Impeccable service, great lighting and then the food! The coconut shrimp rolls were mouth watering, the grilled artichokes were the best artichokes I have ever eaten, the ribs really did slide off the bone & the coleslaw! I didn't realise coleslaw could be this good!... More 

Thank phillip t
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to every high end steak restaurant in LA and none of then can match the quality of the filet mignon here. Pure perfection! Another thing I like is the free Corkage. Impeccable French fries. Great salads. My daughter had sushi (just OK) and my son had the burger (excellent). You can't go worn here. Dinner for 4... More 

Thank Fineshmecker
Houston, Texas
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go wrong at Hillstone. Great food, atmosphere, service and ambiance. This is why this restaurant is packed every night. Reservations are strongly recommended. Prices are also relatively reasonable. I had the baby back ribs ...fall off the bone delicious. Wine menu contained many reasonable and delicious California wines. Highly recommend.

Thank SkyWarrior2014
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Travelled recently for business from Australia and stumbled across this place. Wish I had shares in it because it was packed every day - lunch and dinner. Went back 3 times because it was that good. This is how a restaurant should run - Great service, beautiful meals. Slick service operations yet friendly and warm. Top Shelf.

Thank simsalenko
Beverly Hills, California
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169 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere, location, wine and fish. RESTAURANT: A Food quality B Value A Ambiance A Location A People A Staff A Scene A Decor CLEAN OR DIRTY: A Utensils A Table A Glassware A Bathrooms, but upstairs

Thank james90211

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Japanese, American, Sushi
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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: +1 310-576-7558

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