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Areal Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Santa Monica
American, Bar, Pub
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2820 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4010
+1 310-392-1661
10:30 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 00:00
Mon 17:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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Boca Raton, Florida
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568 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here while visiting Santa Monica. Put our name in as we thought the restaurant had a good vibe. Did not know though that most of the people were there for the bottomless mimosas and getting drunker and louder. For some reason we waited a long time to get a table and wish the hostess would have told us... More 

Thank Nailcutter
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263 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This place has a really cool vibe. We just went here for drinks but I would like to try their dinner menu. The bar has a lot of specialty drinks plus wine and beer on tap. Very good. But the restaurant had a great open seating area with heaters and it really looked cool. I walked past the food pickup... More 

Thank Kim E
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We visited here for a late lunch and it was the best meal we have had on our entire holiday so far. The strawberry and arugula salad is delicious and without a doubt the best I have ever had! The atmosphere was wonderful, the lights in the courtyard are a lovely touch as are the blankets hanging over each chair... More 

Thank Ellise C
Hampshire, England
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609 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Monday and I had the BBQ special roast chicken which was fine. Wife had a salad which was a little overwhelmed by the vinaigrette dressing Sat outside on the terrace and the heaters did there job. Guy playing a guitar helped the ambience Service good but prices could have been a bit lower Overall an ok experience... More 

Thank Mike48
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Stopped by here for a some drinks while on holiday. Great service and drink selection, and and very busy and popular spot on a Saturday afternoon. Overall a great stop and recommended for a drink or meal while in the Santa Monica / Venice Beach area.

Thank Paul R
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My wife, our daughter and I arrived at Areal for brunch on a Friday morning about 10:55. There were 3 patrons outside on the patio (which was in front of the building) and none inside in the dining rooms. Though the patio appeared to be delightful and washed by cool sea breezes, we opted to sit inside because it was... More 

Thank Jerry P
Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Me and my boss were looking for a nice lunch place before our business meeting nearby. Based on Yelp reviews at average of 3-1/2 stars we were not expecting much but I find Yelp is for complainers not real reviewers. We visited the last week of Sep. 2016. Service was fast and friendly. We decided to split the fennel sausage... More 

Thank TheodoreJay
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

From 4-6pm weekdays this is a good venue for happy hour with a great selection of cocktail snacks and reasonably priced wines and beers. We opted for humus with crispy flatbread, calamaris and sweet potato fries. All were really good and washed down with a nice Californian Sauvignon Blanc. 3 snacks and 4 glasses later the bill was around $50... More 

Thank Carl G
Valencian Country, Spain
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Happy hour menu really good, food and drinks. The service was quite slow, and the terrace is quite cold. But the food is good and the drinks too

Thank PaulaEroles
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

The food and patio atmosphere were pleasant and the service was good. The Main Street location always helps plus the wine list was excellent. Will try this restaurant again.

Thank StephenPumilia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2820 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-392-1661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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