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Hillstone Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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202 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1202
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Stockholm County, Sweden
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The sushi was outstanding both times and the stuff super friendly. Nice ambience and allways crowded.

Thank ninnsod
Darmstadt, Germany
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404 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Based on the reviews and having been to other places ranked so highly in Santa Monica (Tar and Roses / True Food Kitchen, etc.), I was expecting a similar highlight...but the experience was far from that. Drinks were somehow watery - both the basil & grapes ones as well as the lemon and honey one - the last was called... More 

Thank Silvia E
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like the relaxed, but at the same time fancy, atmosphere of the restaurant. I've been in San Francisco and Miami restaurants before and the quality is always the (good) same. That's why I return. As a japanese foodlover, I never ordered the sushi though, they seem so big. But the appetizers (spinach artichoke dip) sanduiches (French Dip!), the salads... More 

Thank Virginie v
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A busy little eatery on Willshire Boulevard, which offers American food and a wide selection of beers and fine wines. You have to book well ahead or be prepared to wait up to an hour to get a table. On the Friday night we visited, there wasn't a seat to be had. Hillstone offers an excellent menu, with lovely food,... More 

Thank Ian M
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were visiting from Delaware and we had an 8:15 reservation. Our table wasn't ready for another half an hour. The management kept updating and checking with us to make sure we were ok with the situation. To cut to the chase when our check arrived all our appetizers had been comped! Excellent customer service and great... More 

Thank Beth F
SW Wales. UK
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117 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Again great food , and atmosphere. Book ahead as there is usually a wait for tables. On this visit there were only 3 of us , (normally family of 5) , this really reflected the service charge, much more reasonable.

Thank tam6572
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service and very tasty food, chose Hillstone after spotting Photos of Taylor Swift dining here, figured if it was good enough for her I would probably like it! Not disappointed , great family dining , we all enjoyed the menu selection and great server. Will come back when next in LA!

Thank Tina F
Sydney, Australia
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steaks are outstanding pricier than other places but not as ridiculous as BOA. We had the prime rib and Hawaiian rib eye both delicious. Portions huge including a baked potato almost as big as my hand. Will skip the starter next time. Service efficient but not over the top - lots of booths including for 2 people. Pays to book... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the high ceilings with weathered boats hanging upside down and the beluga whale skeleton over the bar. Herringbone's versatile menu offers five different fish entrees and two cuts of steak. Service was professional and friendly. Wait people were happy to accommodate diners' preferences.

Thank munchingmavin
Santa Monica, California
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142 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

East coast style eaterie 1 block near the Santa Monica Pier. Fabulous artichoke dip (infamous actually.) Anything from the rotisserie is great as is the CA ROLL SALAD. Dark wood floors and oak tables with good standby's like their burger, chicken, ribs and the best and hippest bar in town. WALL TO WALL COOL PEOPLE AT THE BAR. Here you... More 

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
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: 13105767558

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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