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“Superior food, service, surroundings.”

Enterprise Fish Co.
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Ranked #36 of 691 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $60
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Main St
Description: Enterprise Fish Company, Santa Monica has been around since 1979, serving a wide selection of the freshest seafood dishes where patrons can watch and smell their meals come to life, grilled to order over our mesquite flame grills.
Santa Monica
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Superior food, service, surroundings.”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Drop a few extra dollars for really good, fresh seafood. Parking is an adventure, but adequate. Service is very good; the young wait staff are interesting to watch. If weather allows, ask for an outside table.

Visited September 2012
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Reno, Nevada
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278 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Great Place for fish but not the place to go for a romantic evening”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

The food here is dynamite. I recently took my daughter here for a special occasion and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the service. She had a trout dish that was outstanding. My mahi mahi was also very good. The only complaint is that the place is fairly cavernous and very busy so the noise level is more than loud if there is a crowd. Ouside of that, it is an excellent choice for seafood in Santa Monica.

  • Visited March 2013
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Brisbane
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great Seafood place”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

It was a complete chance choice for dinner. A place was very busy but we managed to get a table. Service was definitely one of the better ones I had in a while. The server was knowledgable and very attentive but did not overdo it. I loved the seafood, definitely worth trying when you are around the area. Cocktails are definitely worth to try and there is quite a choice.
The only small issue was quite a lot of noise inside, but not as bad as some other places, but be prepared that you may need to concentrate if you are talking.

  • Visited October 2012
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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review, May 9, 2014
I'm so glad you enjoyed your seafood dinner with us, Agnes! Our place is pretty upbeat and high energy, but we think that makes for a fun night out! I'm sorry to hear it disrupted your conversation, though. Next time, don't hesitate to let the host know, and we'd be happy to try to seat you in a quieter part of the restaurant.

I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Santa Monica. The next time you visit the area, we'd love to welcome you back in!

Take care,
Amanda Harris
General Manager
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best happy hour ever!”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Not only are the drinks happy hour but so is the delicious food! It was awesome. We had so much great food and drinks (including cocktails) and between 6 of us spent around $100 total. Love this place. Nice quiet outdoor terrace if it gets too noisy inside (though quite full inside, noise level was pretty reasonable considering).

Again, if I lived in LA it would be a regular.

  • Visited February 2013
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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review, May 15, 2014
This review is about as good as it gets -- thank you for sharing such kind words! I'm thrilled to hear that you and your group enjoyed sipping on cocktails and chowing down on fresh seafood. I hope you had a blast visiting Santa Monica! The next time you visit, be sure to swing by!

Best,
Amanda Harris
General Manager
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Paris, France
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Best fresh seafood around LA area”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

The selection of fresh seafood is great and everything is fresh and good, especially fresh lobster and crab. A very enjoyable experience plus the staff is fextremely friendly!

  • Visited September 2012
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Alicia F, Manager at Enterprise Fish Co., responded to this review, May 15, 2014
What a lovely review, Donald! Thank you for sharing your kind words. You're right -- everything we serve up is fresh! We think that makes all the difference, don't you think? We can't wait to see you back in on your next trip to Santa Monica!

All the best,
Amanda Harris
General Manager
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