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1212 Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA

1212 Santa Monica

4.4
4.4
1344 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
1212 Santa Monica is a unique New California Cuisine restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica. Our menu, crafted by Chef Luca, highlights the palette and diversity of the SoCal landscape. Complimenting the food, our beverage program includes select wines and creative cocktails to enhance your dining experience.

The space is multi-faceted, with vintage-chic decor and mixed media art. Enjoy the beautiful beach weather in the patio, or indoors in our massive dining room. Plan a private event/meeting at our balcony, private dining room, or board room.

Mon-Thurs: 4pm-11pm (Food Served Till 11pm)
Fri & Sat: 11am-1:30am (Full Menu until 11:45pm, Limited Menu until 1:30am)
Sun: 11am-11pm (Food Served Till 11pm)
Brunch (Fri, Sat & Sun) - 11am-3:45pm

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mediterranean, American

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 3:45 pm–1:30 am Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–1:30 am

  • Phone number

    (310) 576-9996

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Luca Maita

  • Private party facilities

    1212 Santa Monica is a unique New California Cuisine restaurant perfect for large groups and parties. Our menu, crafted by executive chef Luca, highlights the palette and diversity of the SoCal landscape.

  • Private party contact

    The 1212 Events Team: (844) 202-0714

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Cross street

    Wilshire Boulevard

  • Parking details

    There is street parking available on Wilshire Blvd. We are also steps away from the numerous parking structures located on 2nd Street between Wilshire and Santa Monica Blvd.

  • Public transit

    There is a bus stop located on the corner of Wilshire and 3rd Street Promenade.

  • Entertainment

    Join us for our weekly DJ series #1212soundsgood Friday to Saturday from 6pm-9pm at the Main Bar.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • All Night Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 4:00 PM - 10:45 PM,Fri - Sat - 4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
    We love Happy Hour so much we decided to make it all night! Join us for Wine & Cocktails for only $8, beers $2 off, PLUS food ranging from $6-$14. Join us Monday to Thursday starting at 5pm and Friday to Sunday starting at 4pm! Walk ins and reservations accepted.

What 1,344 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. L

    Lulu

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great location, great service (been there many times, occasionally a prolonged wait even when the place is empty but the location makes up for that). Food is mixed - some dishes great, some just OK. My main gripe is the bar strategy - the happy hour cocktails are weak, and the regular $15-20 cocktails are delicious but MINISCULE. When you are paying $17 for a cocktail it really should be served in a human (not mouse) sized glass..... I don't think this place can expect to drum up a lot of repeat local business with such a rip off bar strategy unless they are targeting the sober crowd (not me).
  2. N

    Nr23

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite spots for date night. Food and drinks are amazing, and we love how different and fun the club is!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Did a quick restaurant near the beach search and this popped up. Glad we choose this one
  4. JH

    JamesH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and live music - highly recommended
  5. p

    pedrom

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice dinner night vibes. Great food and drinks lift the atmosphere.
  6. ME

    Moss49Ers

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    This place is a must. Cool staff cool vibes a must!!!!!
  7. CV

    CarlosV

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best time this past weekend for brunch - our eggs Benedict and drinks were amazing ! Our server Dan had the best energy !
  8. s

    sarah

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this was such a fun experience!! the restaurant itself is super cute and energetic and lively. Our server Tyler was so sweet and attentive, and gave us great recommendations. You definitely need to try the carbonara - it's delicious. Bottomless mimosas were great too. Overall great time.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    The live band was far, far too loud. No one at my table of 6 could hear each other talk. Totally appreciate they’re trying to go for a lively and energetic environment, but could the music start at like 9 PM or something? Live band going full volume singing and music at 7:30 PM creates a terrible dinner experience when there are people there just trying to eat and chat with each other.
  10. CD

    CharlesD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Indoor band was a bit overwhelming. Returned the secilian burger. Niçoise salad was good. Service was very attentive.
  11. SB

    StuartB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and a fab waiter in Rico. DJ playing some good music, albeit loud if sat near the speakers!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The service was slow. The hostess that night didn’t seem very interested to be there and was a little cold. The servers were nice, but also seemed annoyed to be there. There was a DJ playing good music but it gave it more of a nightclub atmosphere than restaurant.
  13. CS

    ChrisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was really good polite person and Anna hostess was very friendly.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pasta was amazing, and my wife and I enjoyed the live music playing near the bar. Started the meal with coconut red curry and mussels - absolutely delicious. Have to go back soon!
  15. M

    Meltdub

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, the band was great, a bit loud if you're trying to hold a conversation, but sounded great.
  16. K

    Keiri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loveddd the environment and super sweet waiter. Food was delicious, can’t wait to come back!!
  17. DF

    DavidF

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Mediocre food. Good service. Band so loud you couldn’t speak score the table. Drummer played to drown out other band members and singer. Band quality was awful. Really ruined the evening.
  18. RC

    RogelioC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best brunch place in Santa Monica, the ambiance is 10/10. Diego the DJ and the servers are great and make it fun and enjoyable! Great music and food!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    The service we received from our waiter was amazing. 10 stars. he was really attentive and super friendly. everyone else like the hostess at the front seating outdoor area had a total snobby attitude as if it’s a pain for her to even be talking to us. She really stressed the 90min limit like they couldn’t wait to get us out. super annoying and food was sh*t.
  20. S

    Sunny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It’s been a while since we’ve been to Santa Monica but decided to try something different so we made reservations (highly recommend making reservations ahead of time). When we arrived there was live music playing (they sounded great!!). It was a busy Friday evening and Dylan did an amazing job at being an excellent host, he was friendly and had good recommendations for cocktails. Overall the food was delicious and we enjoyed the ambiance. The stuffed squash, their French loaf, risotto (with lobster) and their mango cheesecake were my favorite.
  21. S

    Sherry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was great but food not so good! Music was a lil loud.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    There was a DJ. We tried the farthest area outside and it was too loud. We tried inside and it was too loud. We left. We didn’t sit down and order. There should have been some type of advance notice.
  23. GD

    GregD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We were sat at 8:40pm. It took until 9:08pm for someone to come and acknowledge us at our table. This only happened because I got up and told a server that we had been sitting at our table for 28 minutes and nobody has even acknowledged us. This was WITH a reservation!! It was like we got sat in the Bermuda Triangle section where nobody thought we were alive.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    The ambiance was beautiful. They had a man singing the whole nice, it was beautiful * Chef’s kiss* The food and the service was ehh. Throughout the whole night, our waiter checked up on us twice… and that’s because we kept calling him over…
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super amazing experience dining at such an awesome restaurant. Had a great server, Arielle 🌺 Food was AMAZING!! We will definitely be back!!
  26. RF

    RobertF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server, Rico was great. The fountain made dinning a bit moist, but the overall experience was great.
  27. M

    Mallovinfood

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The experience at 1212 was overall good. The vibe and overall energy of the place is AMAZING. The mimosas are tasty, well balanced and truly bottomless. They are not stingy!! The food was okay. Nothing was too impressive.. HOWEVER. The pomodoro pasta? I’d order 6 of them. I will be returning and that’s what I will be ordering. And bottomless mimosas. Haha.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Went to Santa Monica for a weekend getaway to celebrate our wedding anniversary. 1212 Resturant was one of our selections for Dinner. Went on a Friday Night 7:30ish, Resturant wasn’t to busy. Ambiance was nice. We were seated outside near the the Live band, it was very festive and lively. Our server was very friendly and provided great service. We order the 12 fresh oysters, seafood spaghetti , Hamachi Sashimi Carpaccio, French Loaf and some drinks to start. Service was pretty fast, food arrived very quickly. French Loaf : was recommend by our server. The best thing we ate that night. So good ! 5/5 Fresh Oysters : 5/5 - Oysters were fresh with no fishy taste very delicious. Hamachi Carpaccio: 3/5 - Sashmi Itself was good, but I don’t understand why they put all the random toppings. It took away from the taste. Seafood Spaghetti: 2/5 : seafood quality was disgusting. Felt like I was eating old seafood from the freezer. The mussles and clams were barely noticeable. The shrimp was good. Overall, I’ll come back for the ambience and a few drinks but not the food.
  29. m

    mellehartley

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The bartenders were great! Wish they had more vegan options for food.
  30. S

    Santamonicajane

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 7. Ordered mostly from the happy hour menu. It was great.
  31. TG

    TerraG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Came here with a group of 8 and a reservation. Despite it being early in the day and mostly empty we were seated in the back cabana area. Don’t let the cabana fool you, there was zero shade. After politely asking for an umbrella a couple times we received one that covered half our table. Couple people got sunburned. Our waiter was kinda blah I don’t think I saw him smile once. Food seemed pre plated, luke warm at best. You’re offered sparking, flat or tap water. They don’t offer their customers a filtered water option. If you choose flat water keep in mind you’re being served Evian at $8 dollars a bottle. Service and food doesn’t match their prices.
  32. P

    Pennys

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Food was nice, service absolutely sucked. We had a reservation for 8:45pm. Finally, after about 20 minutes my husband flagged down a busboy and asked him if he could get us a server. About 8 minutes later our server came and said, "So sorry, they added your table to my shift but they didn't tell me so I didn't know about it. I'll be back soon. Do you want some water?" We said yes. About 10 minutes later someone came with the water. About 10 minutes later someone came to get our drinks order. We said we were ready to order our food, but he said he was only taking drink orders. About 10 minutes later, we got our drinks but again couldn't order food from that person. After another 15 minutes, one of our guests got up and went to the manager/host to ask for a server. We finally were able to place our food order which then came about 10-15 minutes later. And then at the end, our server brought us the wrong bill. We know it's a popular place, but in our experience, if the servers are too busy, then the manager/host at least takes the drinks orders and doesn't let a customer sit at a table for 20 minutes without coming past at least once to ask "Is everything all right? Can I get you anything?" Hard to say whether we recommend it or not. If you like a fun VERY LOUD place where young people can hang out, it's probably great. For customers who would like to get served in a reasonable amount of time, I wouldn't suggest it, especially on a weekend. For brunch or lunch it's okay. We luckily were seated at the far end of the outdoor seating, where the sound was a little less obtrusive and we could actually hold a conversation without having to shout.
  33. II

    IrvingInk

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I would recommend this for millennials and younger. The DJ was enthusiastic but for us elders, it was a bit much. I thought 1212 was a small quiet restaurant and discovered it has a huge outdoor area that takes up a lot of the walking space at Third Street Promenade. So - great place; it was my mistake.
  34. A

    Anne

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We opted to sit inside and our server was very good and the food was delicious, starting with the garlic bread. We had the branzino fish of the day served as a whole fish. It was delicious and large enough to share. The others had the salmon , which they said was delicious. cocktails were nice too. There was an energetic band playing outside , which we could hear inside. At first it was a bit loud but the music and singers were good and provided a nice energetic vibe! We would recommend.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We took our 4 teenage children to celebrate our last night in town. The first table we sat at was right next to a huge speaker and the noise level was so bad we had to move. The staff was excellent about it and we got a more quiet space including a cabana with a couch. The ambiance was fantastic and we ate outside. The drinks were good and the food was average. My daughter ordered the filet medium rare and it came medium. The staff was wonderful about getting a new one fired up and it was perfect. Overall the food was fine but nothing memorable. The staff however was so accommodating, our server was excellent and the entire weight staff was fantastic.
  36. s

    sgtmothersir

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great place to get together with a group for drinks outside. Large patio with tables and seating areas.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing brunch! Loved the music, food and mimosas. Had the best time here
  38. C

    Crystal

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    The environment and live music was nice- definitely gave the brunch vibes. The service was average, it was busy and our waiter checked in on us once- however he was friendly. The small plates are bite size pieces. Overall, the food taste well, it just came out cold.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Not the greatest customer service. Drinks are below average. Watered down tasting and took almost 20 minutes to get. Food is good, some of it great. Filet came out well done when ordered med rare. Order the bread loaf thing! Vibe is cool, kinda loud with a band but expected. Could do without the homeless dude taking a bath in the fountain close to our table(fountain not in the restaurant seating area).
  40. JE

    JanineE

    Manchester

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it! Awesome band!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

1212 Santa Monica is rated 4.4 stars by 1344 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today
Google Map for 1212 Santa Monica

1212 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wilshire Boulevard

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 3:45 pm–1:30 am Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–1:30 am

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mediterranean, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is street parking available on Wilshire Blvd. We are also steps away from the numerous parking structures located on 2nd Street between Wilshire and Santa Monica Blvd.

  • Public transit

    There is a bus stop located on the corner of Wilshire and 3rd Street Promenade.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luca Maita

  • Entertainment

    Join us for our weekly DJ series #1212soundsgood Friday to Saturday from 6pm-9pm at the Main Bar.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 576-9996

  • Private party facilities

    1212 Santa Monica is a unique New California Cuisine restaurant perfect for large groups and parties. Our menu, crafted by executive chef Luca, highlights the palette and diversity of the SoCal landscape.

  • Private party contact

    The 1212 Events Team: (844) 202-0714

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