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The Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel

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Santa Monica
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1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5003 (California)
+1 310-393-8080
00:00 - 23:59
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The vibe is young and hip. The view is great and the decor modern and chic. We noticed right away how loud the restaurant seemed and the noise level only increased as the evening progressed. My husband and I had to practically yell at each other (or perfect our lip reading). As we left the two other couples in the... More 

Thank Karen C
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a perfect way to start the day! beautifully appointed restaurant, with unparalleled views of the Pacific from both ends of the restaurant. Food and service was top notch, and freshly squeezed (like you doubted it) orange juice was simply perfect.

Thank stevethibault
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2nd time here and much much better experience than the first. That was a big party (10+) and the whole experience suffered for it. This was just dinner, and the service was better, the food (scallops especially!) was better, the view was very nice and the whole evening was quite relaxed. Low to moderate noise level, quick elevator up and... More 

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santa monica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here many, many times and enjoy EVERY TIME. The expansive views of Santa Monica, the South Bay, Malibu and on a clear day, Catalina, are fantastic. Brunch and dinner fare are top notch and the pricing reflects it. But don't be shy, take the elevator to the Penthouse and we bet you'll enjoy it.

1 Thank jacksonlynch
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast and dinner and I must say the food is superb. For breakfast, we had a fruit plate and eggs benedict and for dinner, I had scallops - it was fantastic. Not sure what the other menu items taste like, but the scallops were really awesome. It's pricey but worth it. The ride to the penthouse was great... More 

1 Thank truthintraveling
Alton, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tony, our server was outstanding as we morphed from a couple of people to a total of 12 with a few coming and going every little while. Everyone was served in a comfortable and efficient manner as he kept track of drink preferences and saw to it that we had all we needed. The food was good at breakfast, a... More 

1 Thank Rbj2040
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

High floor, two blocks from the shoreline. Nice warm lights, elegant environment, rather good service. I have very fine food; the chef is to be praised. THe view is spectacular and secures a very nice experience. It's reasonably priced -considering it's fine dining.

1 Thank Hedin
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the hotel and went for breakfast but the omelette was not good. The healthy egg white omelette was greasy and had greasy vegetables inside. Went back later for happy hour and we ordered drinks at the bar and a cheese plate, but it should really be called a bread plate instead. The "cheese plate" was mostly bread with... More 

1 Thank NYCtravelerUSA
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I stayed at the Huntley with my kids last November and had the best breakfast at their restaurant. My kids love their breakfast so this was important for us. The view up there is even nicer then the food.

Thank Samour04
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We came for lunch and loved it so much we returned for dinner. 2 very different experiences -- both fabulous! Food and atmosphere were excellent. Loved it!

1 Thank marcimmclean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$80
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-8080

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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