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“Great place for a few beers”
Review of Chez Jay

Chez Jay
Ranked #49 of 699 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Colorado
Description: Legendary Chez Jay (established 1959) is a Santa Monica Historical Landmark located on Ocean Avenue across from the Pier. Known for its steaks, fresh seafood, generous drinks and comfortable atmosphere, Chez Jay is one of the best celebrity hideaway taverns in all LA. With peanut shells on the floor and its famous jukebox playing, Chez Jay is a place to soak up stories, enjoy a great meal, and have a good time. Stop in and become part of the legend!Lunch: Tue–Fri 11:30am–3pm | Dinner: Mon–Sun 5:30–10pm Brunch: Sat & Sun 9am–2:30pm | Happy Hour 4:30–6pm | Bar open until 2am.
Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Came back to Chez Jay again as we always do when in Santa Monica. First came in here 14 years ago. Great place and a good atmosphere. There was even an A list celeb sat at the bar!! A must visit place if you are ever in Santa Monica. It ain't posh but it's the coolest place to hang out.

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

A real old Santa Monica spot, it was a good change from everything shiny and new.Food was good and the place was packed.It is a hot spot obviously.Lots of Locals.A fiun spot but can be noisy.Worth a visit.

Thank jsimonton
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

This place is a hidden treasure. It doesn't look much from the outside, but the food and atmosphere is amazing. This is by far the best steak that i have ever eaten. Combine that with the ability to eat peanuts which you shell yourself and throw the shells on the floor and a great night was had by everyone. We had a group of seven adults and all of agreed that it was the best steak that we had ever eaten. But a word of warning, the servings are generous, so make sure that youa re hungry. Don't eat too many peanuts!
Do yourself a favor and go to this place. You will love it.

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Thank AlisonandBill
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Came here with my wife and another couple for Valentines day and were very pleased. We had steaks and seafood on a price fixe menu for $45 incl salad and dessert. It is a bar atmosphere with tables so a bit noisy. Quality of all the courses was very good and we would go there again.

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Thank Allan P
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

This place looks like a dive - but once inside you will be pleasantly surprised. Great friendly atmosphere and wonderful food. It was recommended to me by a hotel concierge. I would not have ventured in otherwise. It did not disappoint!

Thank jpsun
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