We had just arrived in southern California, and checked in our hotel at 7PM, PST. We walked down to the Santa Monica Pier to see what it was like. As we were walking down, we talked about where we should eat, since it was already 8:30 (11:30 east coast time according to our bodies). At the end of the pier was this restaurant. It sits over the ocean. The view was breathtaking. We decided to eat outside for the view. You have to walk inside to get to the outside. The hostess was friendly, and so was the server. She asked for drink orders and recommended appetizers. The drinks came out, but they were not strong. The appetizer was ok, but we were hungry. When our meals came out, we had to send them back because they were cold. It took awhile to get the order. The server said they were remaking each order. Although it was very hot, there was absolutely no flavor in the meal. The service was terrific and they were very attentive. But, this was one restaurant I would avoid if i ever visit Santa Monica.