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Ocean Avenue Seafood
1401 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401
Join us for our Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
For eighteen years, Ocean Ave Seafood has delighted restaurant patrons with the finest and freshest regional fish entrées in Southern California. Yet, the Ocean Ave Seafood experience doesn't stop with the freshest fish - the atmosphere is also perfect, a patio overlooking the ocean, a warm and intimate bar, a mouth watering oyster bar, all enveloped in a classic yet comfortable relaxed dining experience.
Dining Style: Casual Elegant Price: $31 to $50 Parking: Valet Cross Street: Santa Monica Blvd
"I'm going to miss Ocean's Ave. I am actually closer to the Water Grill in downtown, but I like this menu better when it comes to the preparation of the Peruvian scallops. I also love their lobster taquitos. I hope the menu isn't exactly the same at both locations."
"IT'S A LITTLE HIGH ON THE EXPENSE SIDE, BUT THE FOOD AND SERVICE WERE EXCELLENT. THERE BREAD WAS SO GOOD THAT WE BOUGHT A LOAF TO TAKE HOME. WE BOTH HAD CRAB :LOUIE FOR LUNCH LARGE SALAD AND WE ATE IT ALL. LOVELY DECOR!"
Dined on 03/08/2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, scenic view, great for lunch
"We were in town for a meeting and wanted an iconic dining experience. We selected the restaurant for the oyster selection and location. The oyster sampler we chose was very good. The entre's were mixed - one was excellent the other was only so-so. Both seserts were very good. Service was acceptable."
"The menu had a lot of choices and they seemed willing to prepare the fish anyway you wanted it. I had the crab cakes which was a generous portion and my fellow diners had mahi mahi and sea bass. All of us were satisfied with our choices and the service was attentive and informed. The location is perfect, right across the street from Santa Monica Beach and steps to the pier."
"Got sat at a horrible table for what should of been a nice valentines day dinner. The waiter was horrible. Never came to see if we needed anything or drinks refilled. Came once to take order and once to bring check. I will not be returning or recommending."
"Great food, but the restaurant was incredibly busy, which affected our service and overall experience. We waited 20 minutes, despite the fact that we had made reservations. Our server was rarely available, especially when we were ready to order. There is a large wine list with great options, and the food was fantastic."
"On this visit, we were dissapointed, with the service, and some of the food items, were less than inspiring. In particular, the Crab Louie Salad was not only dissapointing, but below acceptable standards. The waitress was always late with beverages, and the order of the food presented was off (they brought the desert but not the coffee; we waiting for our drinks till after the food was delivered--not the way you enjoy a fine expensive meal, as this is supposed to be a cut above, as the prices reflect that. Sure, it was the day after Valentines day, but a customer is a customer and we will not return for some time. The hostesses insulted us with how we were treated, like we were stupid, we asked for a booth/view, they put us in the bar"