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“Great food but a mix of atmospheres...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel

The Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel
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Ranked #22 of 672 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food but a mix of atmospheres...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Mixed menu, but still very good. Great view, I think, but it was dark outside already.

1. Pizza was great (both spicy sausage and eggplant)

2. NZ snapper was terrific and well paired with slightly pickled olives and roasted grapes! Skin was perfectly crispy!

3. Chic, all white appeal with some cozy seated areas by fire places. Sort of a mix of a modern dinner spot, a lounge and I'm guessing a club at times....

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482 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
“Worth A Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

I arrived on Saturday, terribly jet lagged and decided to go there before crashing. I was surprised. The place was packed. I had to sit at the bar and the person next to me was from Santa Monica itself.

The food was good. The bar scene apparently is the thing to go for. All three bar-tenders were busy the entire night.

As I was leaving at about 9 pm, the DJ was beginning to play music as patrons apparently danced in the space available.

The price is a little high but if you are visiting, it's worth a visit.

Visited November 2013
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Philadelphia
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and views at this Santa Monica luxe hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

The Huntley Hotel has great rooms and a health club, but even better food on top of the building in The Penthouse. Loved my breakfast at 7 am opening, with outstanding service and great choice of anything and everything for breakfast - beautifully cooked and presented.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

A wonderful dining experience with the views that go forever. Meals were delicious and the waiters were polite and efficient. Top marks :)

Visited October 2013
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Delray Beach, Florida
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Always Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Great food with a mix of comfort favorites and sophistcated options. Great bar scene and fantastic ocean views. Never disappoints.

Visited October 2013
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