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Bistro of Santa Monica

2301 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-2040
+1 310-453-5442
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
11 Jun 2017
“Great little place”
21 Sep 2016
“We liked it so much we went twice!”
Open Now
10:30 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, French
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2301 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-2040
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1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Very good food and a fun atmosphere. Not expensive, low key. Definitly give it a try if in the Santa Monica Area.

Thank sledhead36
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

If you are staying anywhere near 20th through 24th then you can do no better than visit the Bistro! We were staying at the excellent Ambrose Hotel and this was a pleasant 7 minutes walk. It is a very clean organised sort of restaurant with...More

Thank Duncan P
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Had a business dinner at Bistro and was surprised to see a piano player who sings. It was a throw back atmosphere in an elegant setting with very reasonable prices. The food was delicious and elegant too. Our server, Sean, was very friendly and professional....More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Food was great! We were the only ones in the restaurant at the time but our entrees took a very long time (45 minutes) to come out. But overall, the food and hospitality was amazing. The bread and olive oil along with our Zuppa was...More

Thank tinastinabina
Reviewed 28 January 2016

My sister and I walked to this restaurant from our hotel in Santa Monica....we were pleasantly surprised on entering that there was a piano player playing on a Wednesday evening. They were out of the steamed mussels , so we split the clams. They were...More

Thank Charise509
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I met a colleague for lunch. We were both pleasantly surprised by the service and quality of food, as well as the reasonable prices.

1  Thank DenverDiverMom
Reviewed 6 November 2015

In an area where so many nice restaurants are so highly priced it is nice to find a restaurant that has the great food without the outlandish price tab. The seared ahi was excellent, as was the salmon, and other plates our table had ordered....More

1  Thank salupm1
Reviewed 3 November 2015

A friend suggested having dinner at this pot in Santa Monica- why not, something new is interesting. The ambience of the place is lovely and with a piano player there our dining experience was heightened. We did sit in the back of the restaurant so...More

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant. High quality food in a relaxing atmosphere. I would repeat abd recommend to others. Sea food was especially good

1  Thank Neil S
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Friend had her 70th birthday party there. I had never been although heard it was terrific. Full bar, nice size place, parking in back. The food was very good. I had salmon, moist and tasty. The rest of the guests ate up a storm, generous...More

Thank Helene W
Nearby
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:00
Thursday
10:30 - 23:00
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-2040
    (23rd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-453-5442
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