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The Penthouse at Huntley Santa Monica Beach

1111 Second St. (Wilshire Blvd.) Send to Phone
The boutique Huntley Santa Monica Beach hotel draws a whole new generation to its rooftop bar and restaurant.


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late nightly

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The Penthouse at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, CA

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

The Penthouse at Huntley Santa Monica Beach Restaurant Review

: When we hear the word "penthouse," we usually expect a view, and indeed there are great views from the eighteenth floor perch of this restaurant at the Huntley hotel. During the day, sit on the west side and your breakfast or lunch will be served with a view of the Santa Monica beach and palm trees. At dinnertime, from the east side, your first course will be the glittering lights of the City of Angels. Done in white and gold tones, with silver sculptures, mirrors, Venetian lamp fixtures, a fireplace, and tables and booths separated by sheer white curtains, the dining room is comfortable, even though the noise level can get very high due to the proximity of the bustling bar. Executive chef Kevin Meyer's menu may start off with fried zucchini blossoms or ahi tuna tartare, followed by main courses such as lavender honey duck breast with forbidden rice, carrots and caramelized apricots. You will also find a selection of reasonably priced steaks, as well as an interesting wine list and smiling service. Profiteroles and crème brûlée are temptations from the dessert offerings. The dynamic cocktail program includes such concoctions as a Thyme & Cucumber Amnesia, made with hand-pressed hothouse cucumbers, fresh thyme, Aviation New Western Dry Gin, fresh lime juice and white cranberry juice.

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