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Bistro of Santa Monica

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Drop in for lunch or dinner and discover the real meaning of genuine Cuccina Italiana. Specializing in unique and authentic Italian dishes, including fresh seafoods , Steaks, Chops and Veal. An excellent wine list. A full bar with great martini list. And top it all off with the Bistro's Special dessert: The Chocolate soufflé.

A romantic setting in a historical 1890 building with an original tin ceiling and stained glass, the enchanting strains of live Italian music flowing nightly, and signature dishes created by a master chef and served by a friendly, professional staff.
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68 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(68 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 68 reviews
5 stars
(21)
4 stars
(28)
3 stars
(12)
2 stars
(5)
1 star
(2)
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(33)
  • special occasion(19)
  • romantic(17)
  • fit for foodies(14)
  • good for groups(13)
  • great for lunch(10)
Bistro of Santa Monica Reviews List
Review 1 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2010
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Review 2 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 3 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 4 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

great business group atomsphere

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 6 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"A lovely restaurant with great food, warm service, a piano player adds to the fabulous ambiance and reasonable priced."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2008
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Review 7 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2009
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Review 8 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2007
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Review 9 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Perfect for New Year's Eve

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2006
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Had a lovely, leisurely dinner with soft music in the background that allowed us to talk with others at our table. Everyone enjoyed the food. Service was very good."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Online menu did not match menu in restaurant.

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
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Review 11 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 12 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 13 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

nice for special occasions

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2005
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"had a very nice dinner there on Xmas Eve. Penne Vodka was wonderful, Caesar Salad was delicious and the Lamb Shank outstanding! will be back."
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 14 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good neighborhood spot

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We went on Christmas Eve for a nice holiday meal, and enjoyed our night out. We each ordered steak meals, which were tasty and cooked perfectly. Nice ambiance and the live piano music was a treat. Great martini list as well! We'll be back!"
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2011
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 15 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food. Great waiters. Food takes too long

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This restaurant has it all but the few times I've been there it just takes way too long to get the food out. When the food does come it's fantastic. This must be an issue with expediting in the kitchen If they could fix this I would be here all the time."
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 16 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/17/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 18 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/11/2015
 2010
Dined on 11/11/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/11/2015
 2010
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Review 19 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

great food, reasonably priced, good ambiance

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Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 20 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delicious

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/31/2015
 2002
Dined on 10/31/2015
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We went on the recommendation of another UCLA parent. We live in northern California, so we were very happy to find such a good Italian restaurant not too far from campus. I had the halibut and it was tops! The portion size was so big, I had to take half and give it to my grateful son who then didn't have to eat at the dorm cafeteria the next day!"
Dined on 10/31/2015
 2002
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/10/2015
 2007
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Lot's of light with live piano music twice a week. Food and service were both great!"
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2007
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Review 23 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/22/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2014
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2014
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 26 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups
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Review 27 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/10/2015
 2013
Dined on 9/10/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 9/10/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch
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Review 28 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/01/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 29 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Santa Monica find

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We went here with another couple who were visiting on vacation. This was our first time here, but not our last. Excellent service and great food. One had a club sandwich, one a salad with seafood and 2 with their special-pasta with baby scallops (so many) mushrooms, and spinach. Delicious. Service staff was very attentive. Lovely lunchwith friends."
Dined on 8/27/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great dinner, as usual

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Delicious food, with James as a great server, and great prices. Loved the piano playing in the background. (It is amazing that the world has not yet found this great little gem.)"
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/31/2015
 2010
Dined on 7/31/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 32 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 7/24/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/24/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 7/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 33 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/05/2013
 2009
Dined on 10/05/2013
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/05/2013
 2009
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Review 34 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 7/03/2015
 2009
Dined on 7/03/2015
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/03/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic
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Review 35 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Though the service great the food was not. Glad I had a restaurant.com certificate. The waiter was fantastic. Did not enjoy the extra kick in the penne vodka, fettucine alfredo had no flavor nor did the chicken dish that we had. Very nice ambiance and the piano player was nice."
Dined on 6/26/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 36 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

quiet enough for conversation, great adult dining

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Reliably good food with large portions and pleasant ambiance. Enough creativity to keep it exciting. Weekend pianist not too distracting. We selected the Bistro to allow conversation during dinner, and it was an excellent choice."
Dined on 6/26/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 37 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/16/2015
 2006
Dined on 6/16/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/16/2015
 2006
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Review 38 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/29/2015
 2007
Dined on 5/29/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 5/29/2015
 2007
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Review 39 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 40 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2011
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Review 41 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 5/09/2015
 2010
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2010
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Review 42 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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Review 43 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Enjoyable

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We have been going The Bistro for a family dinner every year when we come to town for more than 10 years. The food is consistent, original,always well prepared and reasonably priced. The wait staff is pleasant and attentive and it is nice to see the owner always present and going around to welcome guests. Even when every table is occupied the noise level is not loud and it is nice to be able to talk to others at our table without having to shout . There is always someone playing a piano near the entrance which makes for a pleasant background during dinner.
No question we will return again"
Dined on 5/08/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 44 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 5/04/2015
 2009
Dined on 5/04/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I went to the Bistro on Monday with my wife and friends. The waiter James was very knowledgable and made great suggestions. He suggested a dish called the Alberto which was great. The two steaks ordered were cooked to perfection and fettuccini Alfredo was great as well. Some of the best fried calamari I have had, definitely fresh.
We have driven by many times and really glad we finally tried it. The ambiance is really romantic with live piano playing the old standards in the evenings."
Dined on 5/04/2015
 2009
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Review 45 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 4/14/2015
 2014
Dined on 4/14/2015
 2014
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The most bland food I've ever eaten at a restaurant. Particularly the chicken tortellini soup, it literally tasted like nothing, and all the salt and pepper in the world couldn't fix it. And I'm pretty sure all the ingredients were frozen at some point. Nice waiter, though."
Dined on 4/14/2015
 2014
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Review 46 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

lunch

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Dined on 4/17/2015
 2010
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2010
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I've been here before so recommended it to meet with some friends. After my last visit, I would not come back nor recommend it. firstly there were 4 in my party. My salad Nicoise w/ seared tuna came w/ steamed broccoli, cauliflower, carrots over( I think) I mixture of iceberg and romaine lettuce. Looked like the leftovers from the night before! The tuna was cut into small pieces, (not a hunk of tuna, sliced) blackened or some sort of coating. Needless to say, it was horrible and not as the menu describe. My dish and one of my companions hot dish arrived. then we waited 15 minutes and had to ask twice for the 2 sandwich orders. the request of light dressing on the side salad was ignored and the salad arrived coated in dressing. another table of 2 which arrived after us was served first. when we complained we were told the kitchen was backed up. mind you , w e had a reservation... There was a large party at the restaurant but I based on their size , I would assume they had a reservation - there shouldn't have been any surprises for the kitchen"
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2010
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Review 47 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Found you on the internet It was very nice, was exactly what I was looking for."
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2015
 2015
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Had reservation for valentine's day! Place was on the corner...perfect view of Santa Monica. Place had a piano player through out the night. I would totally go back on different and enjoy"
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2015
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Review 49 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Valentine's Day Date

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Music playing in the background was great. My fiance even commented and how great the ambience was. Not noisy but enough noise to feel comfortable. Definitely looking forward to our next visit"
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 50 for Bistro of Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Romance

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Dined on 2/11/2015
 2015
Dined on 2/11/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"OH how I LOVE this place. Such amazing service and even better food. My husband and I came here for a nice dinner and are now in love with this place. Such old charm romance. I absolutely love this restaurant. Our server was such a sweetheart and so receptive. Everyone from the hostess to the waiter to the owner were incredibly nice and accommodating.
My husband ordered the Prawn Scampi with sautéed shrimp with white wine served over nice fluffy Basmati Rice. And I ordered the New York Pepper Steak. Oh WOW. HEAVENLY. The meat melted in your mouth. BY FAR THE BEST STEAK EVER. The Prawns were perfect as well. I am not too into seafood but I loved the flavor of this dish. My husband loved it. I have a feeling we will be making lots of visits here.
SO HAPPY I FOUND THIS NEIGHBORHOOD GEM!"
Dined on 2/11/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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