The Penthouse

★★★★★
Santa Monica Rooftop Restaurant
34.0284 -118.494
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310-394-5454

1111 Second St

Santa Monica, CA

90403

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About The Penthouse

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Daily Breakfast 7am-11am; Daily Lunch 11am-3pm; Sun-Thu Dinner 6pm-10pm; Fri-Sat Dinner 6pm-11pm, Late Night Menu until 2am; Sun Brunch 11am-2:30pm; Mon-Fri Happy Hour 4pm-7pm
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This place undoubtedly has a great view of Santa Monica. But I miss the laid back non-club atmosphere that it once had.

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This place undoubtedly has a great view of Santa Monica. But I miss the laid back non-club atmosphere that it once had.

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Premier Resorts and Michael Midkiff and sales staff have done it again we just saved so much money on our trip to the islands now were eating at The Penthouse this food is off the charts and now I am telling my family about the great

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★★★★★

Premier Resorts and Michael Midkiff and sales staff have done it again we just saved so much money on our trip to the islands now were eating at The Penthouse this food is off the charts and now I am telling my family about the great

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The view is amazing- I take all my out of town visitors here!

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★★★★★

The view is amazing- I take all my out of town visitors here!

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I actually like lunch here best, great view and food without the crowd.

6
★★★★★

I actually like lunch here best, great view and food without the crowd.

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This place ROCKS! \r
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I have been to The Penthouse several times & I am constantly amazed at how AMAZING the food AND the service always is. And don't even talk to me about those views! \r
This is my go-to spot when I am celebrating

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★★★★★

This place ROCKS! \r
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I have been to The Penthouse several times & I am constantly amazed at how AMAZING the food AND the service always is. And don't even talk to me about those views! \r
This is my go-to spot when I am celebrating

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I just gave The Penthouse a 'Recommend' at Citysearch

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★★★★★

I just gave The Penthouse a 'Recommend' at Citysearch

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So this place is not for bros, but I think I like that about it. I am still not completely sure. See, me and the wife wanted to celebrate and get fancy. She suggested this place, The Penthouse, which I thought was fine. Nascar would have

6
★★★★★

So this place is not for bros, but I think I like that about it. I am still not completely sure. See, me and the wife wanted to celebrate and get fancy. She suggested this place, The Penthouse, which I thought was fine. Nascar would have

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Fun place to go. Also, lovely in the afternoon when it is not that crowded and has a great view. The food is also quite good.

6
★★★★★

Fun place to go. Also, lovely in the afternoon when it is not that crowded and has a great view. The food is also quite good.

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Was visiting Santa Monica last week and stopped by the Penthouse with a couple friends. Upon entering, I was surprised as to what I found. In a very good way. We stopped by around 10pm on a Thursday evening, it wasn't too busy, but it was

6
★★★★★

Was visiting Santa Monica last week and stopped by the Penthouse with a couple friends. Upon entering, I was surprised as to what I found. In a very good way. We stopped by around 10pm on a Thursday evening, it wasn't too busy, but it was

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This is the 1st time I have eaten at The Penthouse and they did not disappoint. The atmosphere is beautiful. Our waiter Todd was extremely knowledgeable. To our surprise we were also offered the Dine LA menu. We had the young romaine salad

6
★★★★★

This is the 1st time I have eaten at The Penthouse and they did not disappoint. The atmosphere is beautiful. Our waiter Todd was extremely knowledgeable. To our surprise we were also offered the Dine LA menu. We had the young romaine salad

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I finally checked out The Penthouse after months of wanting to and I have to say This is my new favorite west side spot for drinks and apps! Our experience started with an adorable hostess who showed us to a beautiful cabana that had THE

6
★★★★★

I finally checked out The Penthouse after months of wanting to and I have to say This is my new favorite west side spot for drinks and apps! Our experience started with an adorable hostess who showed us to a beautiful cabana that had THE

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Yes this place is beautiful. Yes this place is hip. Yes this place has amazing cocktails. But this place is all about the food! My boyfriend and I went to the Penthouse for dinner last night and I am still drooling. My boyfriend had

6
★★★★★

Yes this place is beautiful. Yes this place is hip. Yes this place has amazing cocktails. But this place is all about the food! My boyfriend and I went to the Penthouse for dinner last night and I am still drooling. My boyfriend had

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This place is amazing! I've only been to the Penthouse a handful a times, but this particular visit warrants an awesome review! I planned a friend's birthday dinner recently and they did an amazing job. We got lucky and went on a very

6
★★★★★

This place is amazing! I've only been to the Penthouse a handful a times, but this particular visit warrants an awesome review! I planned a friend's birthday dinner recently and they did an amazing job. We got lucky and went on a very

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I've been here three times now, twice for dinner and once just for drinks. The view really is terrific, and the food is okay, but the place is poorly managed and makes for a bad experience if anything goes wrong. The managers are

6
★★★★★

I've been here three times now, twice for dinner and once just for drinks. The view really is terrific, and the food is okay, but the place is poorly managed and makes for a bad experience if anything goes wrong. The managers are

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Definitely not the pinnacle of fine Dining on the west coast. \r
Maybe I was understandably spoiled when I had the opportunity of eating at Animal. The Penthouse's Atmosphere is a bit stiff, and extremely loud. Not the place to have a

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★★★★★

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Definitely not the pinnacle of fine Dining on the west coast. \r
Maybe I was understandably spoiled when I had the opportunity of eating at Animal. The Penthouse's Atmosphere is a bit stiff, and extremely loud. Not the place to have a

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I decided to take my girlfriend to a really special place for dinner. I found this place, The Penthouse. We had a really awesome experience, the food was really amazing, the presentation was great, the service was good and most of all the

6
★★★★★

I decided to take my girlfriend to a really special place for dinner. I found this place, The Penthouse. We had a really awesome experience, the food was really amazing, the presentation was great, the service was good and most of all the

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great!

6
★★★★★

great!

Pros: Chef Seth

Cons: Bedazzled t-shirts

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Located on the top floor of the Huntley hotel, the Penthouse hosts the best ocean and city views in a Santa Monica restaurant. Period. I've been bringing friends and family visiting from out of town to this place since it was Toppers,

6
★★★★★

Located on the top floor of the Huntley hotel, the Penthouse hosts the best ocean and city views in a Santa Monica restaurant. Period. I've been bringing friends and family visiting from out of town to this place since it was Toppers,

Pros: The view and decor

Cons: Weekend crowd and attitude

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I tried out The Penthouse for a second time since they are participating in Dine LA's Restaurant Week hoping it would be better than my first experience, and I was wrong.

The food was far below the standards of what you usually get for

6
★★★★★

I tried out The Penthouse for a second time since they are participating in Dine LA's Restaurant Week hoping it would be better than my first experience, and I was wrong.

The food was far below the standards of what you usually get for

Pros: The view

Cons: The list is never ending...

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Great girls night spot or date night as well.

6
★★★★★

Great girls night spot or date night as well.

Pros: great view, good food, hip atmosphere, friendly staff & mgmt

Cons: dinner is crowded - make a reservation!

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There's no denying that this place is beautiful and the view is amazing especially on the ocean side. I was really looking forward to having brunch here for a special occasion but was very disappointed. The food was very mediocre and

6
★★★★★

There's no denying that this place is beautiful and the view is amazing especially on the ocean side. I was really looking forward to having brunch here for a special occasion but was very disappointed. The food was very mediocre and

Pros: The View

Cons: Overpriced and bad service

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Great place to meet for drinks especially for a date or with out of town friends. The views are amazing, try to head over before sunset. Sunday bruch offers spectacular views on a clear day. The food is good and I've gone during brunch

6
★★★★★

Great place to meet for drinks especially for a date or with out of town friends. The views are amazing, try to head over before sunset. Sunday bruch offers spectacular views on a clear day. The food is good and I've gone during brunch

Pros: 360 degree views, good food & cocktails

Cons: A bit to "sceny" on Saturday nights

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This restaurant has an excellent location, in the top floor of The Huntley Hotel, and the food was very good. Unfortunately, the staff keeps dishing out billing discrepancies. At first, the waitress gave us a bill with several drinks

6
★★★★★

This restaurant has an excellent location, in the top floor of The Huntley Hotel, and the food was very good. Unfortunately, the staff keeps dishing out billing discrepancies. At first, the waitress gave us a bill with several drinks

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Going to The Penthouse was for dinner was interesting as I have never gone for food- mainly just the drinks. But I was very pleased with everything- from the service to the high quality, very reasonablely priced dinner. A great place to

6
★★★★★

Going to The Penthouse was for dinner was interesting as I have never gone for food- mainly just the drinks. But I was very pleased with everything- from the service to the high quality, very reasonablely priced dinner. A great place to

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I tell you what.... I did not like this place the first time I went for dinner and I was not overjoyed to hear that my girlfriends were going to meet there for cocktails... but I went again hoping for a better experience. \r
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It was

6
★★★★★

I tell you what.... I did not like this place the first time I went for dinner and I was not overjoyed to hear that my girlfriends were going to meet there for cocktails... but I went again hoping for a better experience. \r
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It was

Pros: Awesome View, Great Waitress, Fab Food

Cons: $$$ (but worth it!)

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Had dinner with my family and we all were impressed by the layout. The food was incredible with a nice starter off with Pork belly with pickled cauiflower and hard boiled egg, Frizee salad, then an amazing pepper crusted tuna follow by

6
★★★★★

Had dinner with my family and we all were impressed by the layout. The food was incredible with a nice starter off with Pork belly with pickled cauiflower and hard boiled egg, Frizee salad, then an amazing pepper crusted tuna follow by

Pros: great looking crowd

Cons: can be to loud

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This is, by far, the best looking restaurant in L.A. I was there at night but can just imagine that the views during the day are breathtaking. The crowd and food was great!!! Just reserved a table for my birthday dinner next week.

6
★★★★★

This is, by far, the best looking restaurant in L.A. I was there at night but can just imagine that the views during the day are breathtaking. The crowd and food was great!!! Just reserved a table for my birthday dinner next week.

Pros: Gorgeous, friendly, delicious!!

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I've known of the Penthouse for quite some time, but I didn't have the occasion to visit until I was entertaining some out-of-town guests. Why had I waited so long?! No one needs to wait for an occasion to see and experience this fantastic

6
★★★★★

I've known of the Penthouse for quite some time, but I didn't have the occasion to visit until I was entertaining some out-of-town guests. Why had I waited so long?! No one needs to wait for an occasion to see and experience this fantastic

Pros: Service, Flavorful menu, Ambience

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My husband and I finally decided to try the Penthouse restaurant at the top of the Huntley Hotel this weekend and all I have to say is? I cannot believe we waited so long!!!! We were greeted with a warm smile by an adorable hostess and

6
★★★★★

My husband and I finally decided to try the Penthouse restaurant at the top of the Huntley Hotel this weekend and all I have to say is? I cannot believe we waited so long!!!! We were greeted with a warm smile by an adorable hostess and

Pros: Great service, great eye candy, great food

Cons: Valet parking only - unless you want to hoof it in the Santa Monica streets

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I love the restaurant and the bar was amazing! I would recommend it for a night out on the town or even just a drink at the end of the day and it is a perfect place for a romantic getaway! The food was tasty and worth every dollar! try

6
★★★★★

I love the restaurant and the bar was amazing! I would recommend it for a night out on the town or even just a drink at the end of the day and it is a perfect place for a romantic getaway! The food was tasty and worth every dollar! try

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I am Italian and very particular about dining out. I appreciate all types of cuisine and i would recommend The Penthouse to a food lover that would like to spend some memorable time in a excellent ambiance. The first time i went with my

6
★★★★★

I am Italian and very particular about dining out. I appreciate all types of cuisine and i would recommend The Penthouse to a food lover that would like to spend some memorable time in a excellent ambiance. The first time i went with my

Pros: great bar scene, ability to move around comfortably and transition to several areas

Cons: reservation suggested, it is a very popular spot for sunset

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The views are amazing!! The food was really good, but not the best I've ever had. Our waiter was extremely friendly and went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. I did request a window table since it was a bday, but didn't

6
★★★★★

The views are amazing!! The food was really good, but not the best I've ever had. Our waiter was extremely friendly and went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. I did request a window table since it was a bday, but didn't

Pros: views, service, ambience

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I will not go back!\r
I was there this past Sunday. the Huntley has the worst customer service in Los Angeles. When I got there the valet didn't come to assist me and merely pointed to drive off the drive-way. They never open my car door

6
★★★★★

I will not go back!\r
I was there this past Sunday. the Huntley has the worst customer service in Los Angeles. When I got there the valet didn't come to assist me and merely pointed to drive off the drive-way. They never open my car door

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Ok, it deserves more than the two stars I gave it... but I had to bring some balance to the people who are giving it five. My major complaint: This is santa monica, not the club of the month in hollywood. Just made me miss toppers? on

6
★★★★★

Ok, it deserves more than the two stars I gave it... but I had to bring some balance to the people who are giving it five. My major complaint: This is santa monica, not the club of the month in hollywood. Just made me miss toppers? on

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the decor and the view are amazing !!! The wait staff was helpful and friendly.\r
the appetizers were good, i recommend the crab cakes, but both main courses that i had and that of my business partner was way over cooked,\r
and average at

6
★★★★★

the decor and the view are amazing !!! The wait staff was helpful and friendly.\r
the appetizers were good, i recommend the crab cakes, but both main courses that i had and that of my business partner was way over cooked,\r
and average at

Pros: ambience,view,music

Cons: average food,attitude from mngt, sort off dress code(in l.a.?) for some, not all people ?!?

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Stunning views - attentive wait staff - food to die for! But be prepared to pay for it - this is not a cheap hamburger stand on the beach. Try the fois gras, the truffle potato chips and the cheese tray, the seasonal dishes are

6
★★★★★

Stunning views - attentive wait staff - food to die for! But be prepared to pay for it - this is not a cheap hamburger stand on the beach. Try the fois gras, the truffle potato chips and the cheese tray, the seasonal dishes are

Pros: Food is off the charts!

Cons: Late night crowd can be a bit hollywood - but the views are worth it!

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Sunday Night at 7:00pm. First time here. Met some out of town friends here for drinks and a possible bite if a table was available. View is one of a kind in Santa Monica apart from getting a hotel ocean view room at any of the Ocean

6
★★★★★

Sunday Night at 7:00pm. First time here. Met some out of town friends here for drinks and a possible bite if a table was available. View is one of a kind in Santa Monica apart from getting a hotel ocean view room at any of the Ocean

Pros: Ambience/View, Food, Generation cocktail serving for the cost

Cons: Bartender seemed slightly clueless when asked what was owed; first day?

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loved it! went for breakfast, the view was stunning, excellent atmosphere, coffee was great....it's a must! when the weather is beautiful def. add this to your list! i think it is def. a better breakfast place due to the view during the

6
★★★★★

loved it! went for breakfast, the view was stunning, excellent atmosphere, coffee was great....it's a must! when the weather is beautiful def. add this to your list! i think it is def. a better breakfast place due to the view during the

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There is no need to tell me that you don't allow t shirts, ripped jeans and sneakers at your stupid bar when all I'm calling for is booth information AND after I've been there 10 times. This is not Vegas...The view is beautiful, drinks

6
★★★★★

There is no need to tell me that you don't allow t shirts, ripped jeans and sneakers at your stupid bar when all I'm calling for is booth information AND after I've been there 10 times. This is not Vegas...The view is beautiful, drinks

Pros: View

Cons: Phone staff are crazy for being snooty, over priced, snooty for no reason

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My girlfriends and I had dinner the other night and had our own private cabana which was great. The decor was all white with hints of green and brown. The place itself has some of the best views in the city bar none. Even the ladies'

6
★★★★★

My girlfriends and I had dinner the other night and had our own private cabana which was great. The decor was all white with hints of green and brown. The place itself has some of the best views in the city bar none. Even the ladies'

Pros: Service, Food, Ask for Noelle

Cons: Too loud!!!

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The experience at The Penthouse was not as good as the other reviews I've seen online. The receptionist was not very friendly when we actually arrived 10 minuts earlier than our reserved time. So she asks us to hang around at the bar

6
★★★★★

The experience at The Penthouse was not as good as the other reviews I've seen online. The receptionist was not very friendly when we actually arrived 10 minuts earlier than our reserved time. So she asks us to hang around at the bar

Pros: Great View

Cons: Very Pricy for average food

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older crowd, beautiful space, great flatbread and some decent wines by the glass. The women's bathroom is really great - one has an AMAZING view (odd, I know, but it is true)

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★★★★★

older crowd, beautiful space, great flatbread and some decent wines by the glass. The women's bathroom is really great - one has an AMAZING view (odd, I know, but it is true)

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The beautiful view from the 18th floor is handicapped with huge curtains between the tables, and the big tables that sit 6-8 people stay empty since there rarely are so many people in a party,. And don't you dare try to sit there if you

6
★★★★★

The beautiful view from the 18th floor is handicapped with huge curtains between the tables, and the big tables that sit 6-8 people stay empty since there rarely are so many people in a party,. And don't you dare try to sit there if you

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I LOVE the Penthouse...for its beauty (Thomas Schoos is truly a design genius), the views, the service and the food (especially the desserts)! I don't know if previous reviewers who complained about the food actually tasted any of it. If

6
★★★★★

I LOVE the Penthouse...for its beauty (Thomas Schoos is truly a design genius), the views, the service and the food (especially the desserts)! I don't know if previous reviewers who complained about the food actually tasted any of it. If

Pros: Delicious food, beautiful environment

Cons: Steaks are a bit expensive with sides costing extra

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For a place with such potential, it is sad to see it wasted by having staff incompetent of simple tasks such as smiling. This is not a Hollywood nightclub! Walk in the door and after being treated like you need to have the looks of a

6
★★★★★

For a place with such potential, it is sad to see it wasted by having staff incompetent of simple tasks such as smiling. This is not a Hollywood nightclub! Walk in the door and after being treated like you need to have the looks of a

Pros: View, Dinner Server

Cons: Extremely rude hostess and cocktail staff...trying too hard to be LA trendy not hospitable.

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This place is great for a drink, but the dining was really disappointing. First of all, our food came out 10 min after we placed the order. One of the people at our table hadn't even finished his appetizer! Also, since it came out so

6
★★★★★

This place is great for a drink, but the dining was really disappointing. First of all, our food came out 10 min after we placed the order. One of the people at our table hadn't even finished his appetizer! Also, since it came out so

Pros: Nice decor, good crowd

Cons: Overpriced food, unattentive service

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This place has the VERY BEST views of the city and is a wonderful dining setting.\r
Sadly the good stuff ends there. The food although unique is not really good. Nothing poor...just mediocre.\r
Even the deserts fall flat. And in trying to

6
★★★★★

This place has the VERY BEST views of the city and is a wonderful dining setting.\r
Sadly the good stuff ends there. The food although unique is not really good. Nothing poor...just mediocre.\r
Even the deserts fall flat. And in trying to

Pros: The views!!!!!!

Cons: THE NOISE, THE NOISE, THE NOISE!!!!!

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We were overall disappointed. We regularly dine at Hollywood and Beverly Hills Restaurants but thought we would take in a change of scenery. The Penthouse tries to be chic and have the whole red rope thing going. Come on guys, this

6
★★★★★

We were overall disappointed. We regularly dine at Hollywood and Beverly Hills Restaurants but thought we would take in a change of scenery. The Penthouse tries to be chic and have the whole red rope thing going. Come on guys, this

Pros: View

Cons: Too Loud; Food; $600 cabanas

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Beautiful space. Great bar scene for those in 20s. Food definitely a let down. High aspiration but mediocre execution for the price. Unimaginative wine list. VERY noisy (not just a sceney buzz). Worst though is overagressive busboys

6
★★★★★

Beautiful space. Great bar scene for those in 20s. Food definitely a let down. High aspiration but mediocre execution for the price. Unimaginative wine list. VERY noisy (not just a sceney buzz). Worst though is overagressive busboys

Pros: Great views, nice bar scene, well decorated

Cons: Service and food not up to the prices, loud for dinner

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My boyfriend and I went to The Penthouse Sunday night for dinner and overall it was a good experience. The view is amazing. We didn't get a table by the window with ocean view as requested in our reservations but we still enjoyed the view

6
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I went to The Penthouse Sunday night for dinner and overall it was a good experience. The view is amazing. We didn't get a table by the window with ocean view as requested in our reservations but we still enjoyed the view

Pros: View, drinks, ambience

Cons: Food

Message from The Penthouse

A rooftop Santa Monica restaurant at The Huntley Hotel with a chic bar and lounge and gorgeous ocean views. The menu features contemporary American cuisine with global influences from Asia and Brazil.

Editorial from

Situated on the top floor of the Huntley Hotel, this all-day destination treats guests to panoramic views of the Pacific and beyond--on a clear day you can see as far south as LAX and as far east as Downtown L.A. Yes, it's hard to keep…

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