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Chez Jay

) #55 of 525 Restaurants in Santa Monica ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
1657 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-395-1741
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (38 reviews)
“sand dabs” (7 reviews)
“cheesecake” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
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LOCATION
1657 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
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1 - 10 of 229 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Get yourself to this Santa Monica Landmark ASAP. Delicious seafood, prompt service, great people watching and eavesdropping. Full appetizer offering, wide entree selections from seafood to meats and desserts. Full bar service and more!

Thank budbeerman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best fish and helpful stuff. Legendary place form 60-70. Charm atmosphere with plenty pictures on the wall with famous people who visit that place.

Thank Bartek M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best filet mignon I've ever had! Got to taste the swordfish too, and it was amazing. Can not wait to get back!

Thank reklamemannen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this bar close to our Santa Monica hotel (Shore Hotel) and wandered in for a drink. A step back in time and place - great atmosphere, small, noisy (in a good way), peanut shell strewn floor...apparently a hang out for celebs but didn't recognise...More

Thank CIHTravels
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, drinks, staff and a great experience. Hangout with celebrities and meet interesting people. Just beware of the devil in the parking lot after 8pm who charges each car $5 for parking.

Thank xDOTCOMx
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This was a great old school bar right in the heart of everything. tucked away, nice range of beers and spirits.

Thank BenSmith21
Reviewed 9 May 2017

In 1975 a group of about 15 of us film and theatre majors from Denver University rented a "suite" in a now non existent Circa1920,s somewhat seedy hotel...yet right on the ocean in Santa Monica..we were on a "tour of Hollywood from the inside out"...More

Thank Donna K
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This a very quaint and small restaurant. It was packed when we were there and they say it always is, The small bar has about 15 seats and they are filled from opening until closing. There is a small menu that has seafood and steaks...More

Thank berniek1949
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Small place with a special atmosphere. Good drinks. Unfortunately, we did not get a table, although the waitress said we would get one within 15-20 min. The clue is that you obviously have to have a reservation. The waitress wanted us inside so we could...More

Thank Mikal J
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This place is dark and old school. We liked it a lot. I don't know how long it has been there but it looks like a long time. Recommend.

Thank jonathanmartin28
Nearby
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1657 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
    (Colorado)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-395-1741
  • E-mail
Description
Legendary Chez Jay (established 1959) is a Santa Monica Historical Landmark located on Ocean Avenue across from the Pier. Known for its steaks, fresh seafood, generous drinks and comfortable atmosphere, Chez Jay is one of the best celebrity hideaway taverns in all LA. With peanut shells on the floor and its famous jukebox playing, Chez Jay is a place to soak up stories, enjoy a great meal, and have a good time. Stop in and become part of the legend!Lunch: Tue–Fri 11:30am–3pm | Dinner: Mon–Sun 5:30–10pm Brunch: Sat & Sun 9am–2:30pm | Happy Hour 4:30–6pm | Bar open until 2am.
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