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Golden Bull Restaurant & Bar

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170 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402
+1 310-230-0402
16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The restaurant was really full of people so it was a bit noisy and took a while for us to get served - but the food was really good and worth waiting for.

Thank Mirv4
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Great Early Bird dinners. Recommended for a relaxing dinner. Quiet, older crowd. Known for their steaks.

Thank Richard P
Santa Monica, California
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Took Mom for her 89th Birthday Dinner. Filets were superb. The bar is well stocked, and Linda our server was the best. Convenient Valet parking. This place seems to cator to an senior clientele however is fun and enjoyable. They take reservations and honor them when you arrive on time.

Thank Bob P
Shanghai Region, China
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We visit Golden Bull looking for a proper American Steak house experience and left quite disappointed. On the positive note we got a nice reception, guiding us to the "early bid concept" which includes a glas of wine, starter and a choice of main course for a price range between 19 - 23 USD. The wine menu offered a limited... More 

Thank Per H
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I needed a steak ... and I got one of the best pieces of meat I have ever eaten. I asked for rare and that is exactly what I got. Cooked to perfection and just melted in the mouth. My wife had the Blackened Catfish which was also outstanding ... lovely flavour, just great food. The staff were warm and... More 

Thank Tim C
Rancho Mirage, California
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300 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Great friendly staff, good prices, nice enough steak and early bird specials until 7pm. Daily specials with soup salad dinner. A throw back in time. Relaxed and good food

Thank Irvinggetthecar
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had 2 meals at this very accommodating bar and restaurant the atmosphere is happy and the staff are willing to keep you happy at all times

Thank ricard056
Los Angeles
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We used to dine here with my husbands father. They have prix fix dinner options for early birds throughout the week. Old school red booths. American old school food.

1 Thank calitravlerone
New York City, New York
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233 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Your first impression on walking in is that you have entered God's waiting room. I don't think there was a patron there who wasn't collecting Social Security. It's a dark cave of a place with almost no natural light, so be careful not to trip over a walker or wheelchair. The menu includes that 1950's staple, rumaki, and hasn't been... More 

1 Thank Michael C
Los Angeles, California, United States
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

May not look like much on the outside, but awesome on the inside and a wonderful menu. Service is fantastic. Very accommodating. Excellent prices. Older crowd though (like over 75)...sort of like the movie Cocoon. :-) Still overjoyed I came. I would definitely come back.

Thank John G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$49
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-230-0402
We invite you to enjoy the finest in dining and a genuinely warm atmosphere here near the beach in the Santa Monica Canyon at one of Southern California's great and storied restaurants, The Golden Bull. We offer a delicious array of dinners every day of the week and open at 4:30 pm daily except for Sunday when we open for Sunday Brunch starting at 11:00 am and running until 3:00 pm. Early Bird Dinner Specials are available daily with a large selection of great entrees. You can review all of our menus and are welcome to come in for a friendly and great dining experience in the Santa Monica Canyon at the base of Pacific Palisades at 170 West Channel Road one block up from the beach.

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