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Hillstone Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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202 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1202
+1 310-576-7558
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Santa Monica, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hillstone is one of the few places where every visit is spot on. While the menu doesn't change, everything they make is perfect. The staff is incredibly well trained and they all work together so you never need or want for anything.

Thank skiguySantaMonica
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Order the ribs for a treat, or anything on the menu! For a family affair, party or a friends get together, Hillstone is a fun night out in Santa Monica.

Thank Shane L
Santa Monica
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hillstones are THE best and most consistent restaurants on the planet. The last time i ate at one I came home imediately and tried to buy stock thinkinb they were a public company. Unfortunately one of the original three guys own them all now. The icing on the cake is the world class art collection. Just so good in all... More 

Thank DeanHamilton
Santa Monica, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful decor!! Great staff and great cook!! The good was delish with excellent service!! I would recommend this place to locals and visitors any time. Valet parking but nearby walking distance parking structures available!!

Thank Diane L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The pineapple prime rib is amazing! My family and I go just for that! But everything else is also excellent.

Thank Kcarroll9
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a nice meal here and got the perfect round booth table on the ground floor overlooking the restaurant and kitchen. We had big expectations as this restaurant is currently rated number 1 on TripAdvisor for restaurants in Santa Monica. Clearly the staff know this fact, as on arrival we did not experience excessive friendliness (not required when people... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing steak. Awesome to ribs. Yum yum yum chicken sandwich. Extremely tasty Caesar salad. There you go. Food was great. Service was great. The lighting was a little dim though... needed my carrots to see the menu. The service was also very speedy given it was a full restaurant.

Thank John2016NZ
Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Burgers, Best Service, Best Spare-Ribs. Since years iam going there. Will come back for sure. Thank you.

Thank harald20142017
New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner at the Hillstone on New Year's Eve. We had a 6:15 Reservation and were seated around 6:25, not too bad for a very busy night. We started with the Tuna Sushi roll which was great. Our waiter was helpful with suggestions for dinner and wine pairing for my Hawaiian Rib Eye.

Thank NJVic
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reserved a table for dinner and arrived early. They had our table all set up and ready to go! Our waiter Casey was great and helpful! The food was delicious, would recommend!

Thank jg12214

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Japanese, American, Sushi
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-576-7558

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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