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“Just as Promised”
Review of Chez Jay

Chez Jay
Ranked #50 of 696 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Colorado
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.
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Other reviewers get it just right. This is an iconic, kitschy, dark place with good food and service. I had the butter steak with a baked potato and salad, with cheesecake for dessert. I enjoyed a lovely meal there with my sister--8:45 pm on a Friday night. The place was bustling when we arrived and quieter when we left. It's great for what it is.

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Thank Heminway
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Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

We walked past this place many times during our stay in Santa Monica & noticed that there were people in there always.

We are glad we chose to eat here. The place has great character & was established in the 1950's.

The food was tasty and a salad or soup was included for free with our entree. The curry prawns were delicious.

The servers are all friendly & helpful. We were provided with extra bread for waiting a while for our meal & given a bowl of soup to try which was extremely nice of the waiter.

The walls are covered in photos and the place oozes character. A must visit if you are in Santa Monica and we will definitely return when we visit Santa Monica again.

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Thank Sydneyside
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

You have to love this Little hole in the wall. Great overall menu, good pricing, and great service. Not what you expect from outside, or inside, but this is a hidden treasure.

Thank Brian K
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Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

This place is not a typical Santa Monica place which is great. We got a very warm welcome and enjoyed the great atmosphere in the small restaurant! The butter steak and the NY steak are just amazing and prepared just perfect. The waitress/waiter were very nice and took time to chat. This is a must place if you are in Santa Monica!!!

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Really superb find, waiting staff were friendly and helpful, ambience was warm and welcoming, food was generous and well prepared. Good place for a weary traveller!

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Thank Andrew J
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