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1212 Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA

1212 Santa Monica

4.2
4.2
1210 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-10pm
Thursday: 4pm-11pm
Fri: 4pm-1:30am (Food Served Till 11pm)
Sat: 11am-1:30am (Food Served Till 11pm)
Sun: 11am-11pm (Food Served Till 11pm)
Brunch (Sat & Sun) - 11am-3:45pm

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mediterranean, American

  • Hours of operation

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

Menu

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What 1,210 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. ER

    EbonyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Did happy hour here with girlfriends. We had a great time. The two that arrived first were allowed to sit and start the party off while waiting for the rest of us. The waitress was attentive but did not hover or come too often. There was plenty of space. The heaters kept the patio at a comfortable temperature. The food was of good shareable portions. It also tasted really good.There was also a decent food and drink selection for happy hour. They were not serving flatbreads but we still left satisfied.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The live music was energetic & romantic! The service was very attentive & accommodating. The food & drinks were DELICIOUS! Me & my husband will be coming back here again for sure!!!

  3. LP

    LisaP

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were great! The oysters…OMG!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Travel trip

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This restaurant is really lovely. We sat outside with a heat lamp and there was live music! The mushroom risotto with short rib was delicious!

  6. FL

    FrannyLMN

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service5ambience1

    The live music Saturday night was WAY too loud. My friend and I couldn't hear each other, it was oppressive no matter where we moved (looking for a quieter table). The wait staff was wonderful, however, and the food was good.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Always a fun place to visit. Good food & drinks. Service was excellent as well. The vibe is upbeat with all the people and loud bumping music.

  8. VV

    VanessaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! I would definitely come back and recommend this place to friends and family.

  9. D

    fooDee

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome all around

  10. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Upstairs was very nice and best place to sit in my opinion

  11. j

    jmfr01

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Tres mauvais accueil de l hotesse et mauvais service A noter que nous avions retenu avec open table et que malgre l accuse de reception de la reservation l hotesse a pretendu que nous avions pas de reservation !! Il faut qu elle change de metier !

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    When we first walked in the host gave us a bad impression of the restaurant. She walked us over all the way to the back corner on a white foldable plastic table that was dirty with no silverware or plates. It was 8 adults which was so disrespectful to my mom and my aunt while we are trying to celebrate Mother’s Day. I asked her to move us and she did. But the fact that she even thought that’s is remotely okay to seat us at a table like that. I couldn’t believe it. Luckily our waitress made up for the mess the hostess made. The food was okay. Pretty pricey for what it was. The location is good.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the ambiance to the service and I he food, it was outstanding!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  15. k

    kris

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Food was good, for what we reserved for we got seated very far away from the main dj so that was unfortunate but if you want to have brunch with music wait for a table to open up.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Went there for Mother’s Day (5/8) and I will not be back. Ambience was great. Service was terrible. Food nasty. Don’t even remember the server’s name as she skipped over our table so often and had to waved down every time to get her attention. We sat upstairs around 1:30pm and it was a white lady with blonde hair fairly tall. Hostess was sure to inform us it was only 90 minutes at the table but it took 10 minutes to even be greeted to ask for water. Refills took a long time. Brussels sprouts had hair in them. Two of us orders the steak and eggs and the other ordered the avocado toast. You could tell the eggs had been sitting out for awhile. The steak was cold and flavorless. Again ambience amazing! Service and food…no thank you!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Mother’s Day and it was epic! Hala was our server and she was so spunky and funk and fun! The food was great. Took our 3 elementary school kids. Burger was stellar. Burrata salad! Eggs benedict! There was a DJ!

  18. L

    Lakers24ever

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Overall food is great. The music seems really loud that my guests and I aren’t able to hear one another. Servers are attentive enough to to your needs.

  19. m

    mikev

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Blake our server was amazing. Food was amazing. Love the nightclub. We will certainly be back

  20. RD

    RaffiD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Rachel was fantastic! Fun atmosphere, delicious food, and great service.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience! Food and music was good, and the volume was not too loud on Saturday afternoon. :)

  22. S

    Sades

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress was attentive and made great recommendations. Good food, great atmosphere if you can sit outside

  23. AT

    AnnieT

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    We were there last night for my son‘s birthday. We asked the server if the happy hour menu was in effect in the dining room and she affirmed that it was. We proceeded to order many things from the happy hour menu, but unfortunately we did not receive happy hour prices when I got the bill. I didn’t want to mar the happy occasion with complaining, but is this an acceptable practice?

  24. a

    augiek

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Place. Enjoyed lunch. I have always wanted to try it!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great. Steven was amazing

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Server wasn’t attentive at all and the water cups had old food stuck to them. The environment was great. Tables placed awkwardly though and kept getting splashed by fountain. Servers all grouped around server station not really paying attention to tables looked like a social gathering for the most part.

  27. NR

    NikkiR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great bottomless mimosas and brunch. The staff is great. Love this place and will return often.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Service was terrible. Confusion and wait to get seated even with reservation. Long wait for order to be taken. Requests for coffee and silverware were ignored. Food quality was mediocre.

  29. WS

    WillS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food4service3ambience1

    1212 is a place I used to come often because the drinks and food were a great way to kick off a night with dancing after. But this last visit the staff was beyond dismissive of my party and I.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance!

  31. C

    Culinary

    Los Angeles

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    It was okay. Wasn’t bad, wasn’t extraordinary. It was just solid. The food was good, not remarkable. Worth trying for a casual meal but for an important milestone, I’d find another place. Perhaps when the music is going the lounge vibe is better than normal dining.

  32. AR

    AlineR

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    The hostess was welcoming and set us promptly. The server was somewhat unattentive. We had to wave a couple of times to get her attention. The food was delicious!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Nike our server was awesome!!!! This place is great if you can sit on couches. Good spot for large groups.

  34. EM

    EMTZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    We ordered the burger and lasagna and both were great. However, the server only came around once. She did not offer any refills or give us the opportunity to order additional items.

  35. C

    Courtney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Although it did not seem busy, my datenand I waited for about 10nminutes for a waiter to come over and greet us. By that time we were ready to order drinks and food. The waitress did not know what the "worm rim" was on the picante drink. odd bc it was only salt and pepper. no water until the apps came. the calamari was terrible. soggy and over fried not crispy at all. drinks were good. burrata was tasty but the service wasn't

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice ambiance with great food. The live music was on point with the tunes and the overall experience was worth the price.

  37. RD

    ReaganD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it! Our waiter was extremely helpful and made sure we were taken care of even though their systems went down for a bit.

  38. M

    Mikey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    It’s definitely a high energy brunch spot in Santa Monica. Great atmosphere to start your Sunday Funday or your weekend. Friendly staff and great drinks. Thanks!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1

    Food was great but service was awful. We barely saw our server and when we asked another server for water, she ignored us and poured water for every one of her tables.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    The service was great. I liked the food except for the roasted brussel sprouts. The taste wasnt natural enough for me. The dj music volume was a bit loud for an Easter meal on the inside in the mid day at times, although I did like the song selection...

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 4.2 stars by 1210 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 32 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 Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, 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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