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The Dining Room

1301 Ocean Ave. (Arizona Ave.) Send to Phone
310-451-0717 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Hotel Shangri-La's restaurant offers seasonal California cuisine in a modern dining room enhanced by ocean views.
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Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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The Dining Room Restaurant Review

: Enter the lobby of the iconic Art Deco Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica and walk up a few steps to find The Dining Room, a modestly sized restaurant with California-style fare influenced by the Santa Monica Farmers Market. Through the windows, diners can enjoy views over Ocean Avenue and Palisades Park and peeks of the Pacific. The modern-yet-old vibe in the dining room is complemented by the red leather tub chairs at the tables, a wooden bar with a colorful ceiling mural, and an adjacent outdoor courtyard and pool where food is also served. Small plates include charcuterie, duck confit, pizzas and yellowtail ceviche with yuzu, cilantro, red onion and shishito peppers. Chef Brian Steed's spin on a burger features pork belly, corn salsa, hatch chiles, Spanish chorizo and pepperjack, while roasted sea bass is infused with Thai flavors courtesy of a plaa raad prik glaze. Indulge in the fudge brownie with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Expect friendly service and a standard wine list plus several beer offerings and classic cocktails. Bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys and whiskey-spiked Arnold Palmers are a draw for weekend brunch. Diners can work off their meals strolling on the beach or Third Street Promenade, or head to the roof for a nightcap at Suite 700, the indoor-outdoor bar with ocean vistas.

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