Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Chez Jay

1657 Ocean Ave. (Pico Blvd.) Send to Phone
310-395-1741 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A dark, atmospheric and friendly maritime dive serving decent retro fare like steak au poivre and sand dabs.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late
Features

* Click here for rating key

  • 0.0 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
0.0 rating over 3 reviews
Dining room at Chez Jay, Santa Monica, CA

Chez Jay Restaurant Review

: Salty yarns have been spun for ages at this dark seaside haunt. The d├ęcor is mostly maritime dive, with red-and-white-checked table coverings and sawdust on the floor. There's a feeling of camaraderie among the many hard-drinking regulars, but newcomers are welcomed into the fold with a basket of peanuts and a friendly greeting. The barstools are usually full, so settle into a vinyl booth and dig into the rough-and-ready fare (a slight cut above greasy pub food), including steak au poivre, shrimp curry and sand dabs, with iceberg lettuce salads on the side. You can barely see your plate in the dark (the place is dimly illuminated by red-glass candles), but the grub served here isn't the sort anyone would gaze at in admiration anyway. For weekend breakfast, the featured fare is seafood omelets, steak and eggs, and so on. The jukebox spins a classic parade of mostly 1930s and 1940s hits. And though it's an extremely low-key joint, Chez Jay hosted Old Blue Eyes in his day and has had Malibu locals like Sean Penn stop by.

User Ratings & Reviews for Chez Jay
 
Discover new LA restaurants like Oliver's Prime Steakhouse
BE IN THE KNOW
New Restaurants in Los Angeles
Find all the Los Angeles restaurants that have opened recently with GAYOT's round-up.

See What's New in LA!



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.