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The Yard

$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
American, Bar
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119 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2304
+1 310-395-6037
14:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 19:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I really enjoyed The Yard. There were so many choices to choose from. Everyone found something they liked. We even had enough to share! atmosphere was great, views were even better.Great place

Thank srowrow7
Boynton Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We were told that the wait time was unknown, and many people were waiting to be seated but there were only enough seats for 4-5 people. Once finally seated, the server was very nice. The food was quite greasy, and none of us felt very well afterwards. I wouldn't go back.

Thank lh f
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

For a good time and good food at a large place with terrific Beers to choose from go to the Yard. Our food was delicious and the service was good and the place is something to see since it is so enormous and interesting with terrific sports TV's.

Thank Lblivas148
Santa Monica, California
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141 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

This place just closed but it was a really great place. To the owners of the Yard, us Santa Monica locals hope you reopen the place. You guys had killer fish tacos!!

Thank diddleydd
Arroyo Grande, California
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82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

Small and quiet with a lot of potential in summer, with outdoor drinking and dining. Not a lot of extras

Thank Tim B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

They had some happy hour specials for food and drinks at 7:00 on a Sunday. The hot pretzel & cheese fondue, bbq pork sliders, steak tacos, burger all very good! Great service!

Thank Debra N
Bay Area, Ca
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

Appears a bit divey on first blush - and second. Prices are not divey - they assume you didn't notice the appearance. Burgers are $12-16 bucks. It was a wagyu blend cooked to order (medium rare). Tasty and flavorlicous but $16? If I convince myself that the fries were worth $6, a $10 burger is more rational. Service was good.... More 

Thank Eric H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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169 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

My wife was drawn to The Yard because, apparently, the chef was the good looking tall fellow known as "CJ" who appeared on Top Chef a couple years ago. She was bummed when I broke it to her that CJ had skedaddled in January to a new place, but we went anyway and had a great time. The food was... More 

Thank JohnEGraf
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

20+ folks from the wedding party 'dropped in' to The Yard for drinks. It was busy, but we found seats and places to stand; service was good; bartender did a great job.

Thank cj02139
Warwick, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

We didn't eat here but enjoyed late night drinks. Good selection of beers

Thank ironhorse_10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
14:00 - 19:00
17:00 - 19:00
17:00 - 19:00
17:00 - 19:00
17:00 - 19:00
17:00 - 19:00
14:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-395-6037

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

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