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The Surfing Fox, Santa Monica, CA

The Surfing Fox

4.8
4.8
33 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
The Surfing Fox is a chilled-out gathering spot serving up coastal California cuisine on a plate (or in a glass!) with a generous side of good times and vibes. Whether you're spending the day hanging ten or hanging out, come take it easy with us from dawn to dusk.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (424) 214-1830
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Cross street
    Colorado Ave. and Second Street
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Metro Expo Line train and public bus stops in close proximity to the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Join us from 3-7 pm Monday – Friday for a select menu of apps and drinks perfect for sipping and sharing until your Sunset Hour turns into a night on the town.
    Happy Hour Photo

What 33 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westside

    Best Ambiance

  • Westside

    Californian

33 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Surfing Fox has an intriguing name, a pleasant setting in a space attached to the lobby of a new hotel., and excellent service. Unfortunately the good points are a bit deflated by the failure of the food. Our salad was so wet with dressing it became wilted and near inedible. My burger was ok but surely nothing to write home about. I brought half home to feed to my cats. And the matcha tea creme brulee’ was not very good. Because of the charming young woman who was our server (she took the salad off the bill), we had a nice time but I was hungry when I got home and gave myself a bowl of ice cream.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely incredible service and ambiance, taking my dear friend for her birthday in a few weeks. Will become a regular dinner spot for me. All of the staff was fabulous especially one woman’s but I unfortunately didn’t take down her name. Highly recommend!!!

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  3. EliasL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed my stay there -- especially for new year's. The energy there was good. I really liked the location, being so close to the pier and shops. The staff at the Pierside was excellent and very professional and friendly. We really had a good time at the surfing fox for new year's eve dinner and music. I would definitely recommend to a friend. And we really like the incredible views from the room -- the mountains, the ocean, and the city -- incredible. Thanks again.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time coming here, and again, we were loving it! We had our little dog with us, and they gave us a doggie menu. I had the halibut, and my daughter had the burger. Both meals were yummy. We highly recommend this laid-back but fine dining place.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, service, food, and location. It was our first visit and it definitely won’t be our last. The plating was excellent and the flavors were very good.

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  6. PatD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Your front of house staff are very friendly and attentive. I have to congrats the kitchen, our meal was expertly cooked the Rib Beef was perfection. The Pecan pie was simply the best I have ever tasted and the attention to detail of heating it was excellent. The only down side was that one portion between 2 people was just not enough. So we had to order a 2nd portion 😀

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food quality - highly recommend

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  8. JefferyJ

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very Good Look. Very good balance of chic ambiance, quality entertainment, good food and excellent customer service.

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  9. Rusty

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We spent our wedding anniversary here and we loved everything about it. The food, ambiance and the service. We will be back!

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  10. DiningInTheCity

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    ambience and decor is nice. servers were friendly but slow. waited a long time for drinks. waited a long time for food. food finally arrived and was gross. appetizers and entree came at the same time. food was soggy.. not fresh and tasted like it had been sitting out for awhile… side veggies just covered in oil.

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  11. JoRo

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had such a lovely evening and they treated my friend extra special with a yummy dessert for his birthday. Will definitely be back !

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love how great the staff was about my food allergies!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Surfing Fox just opened and we had an incredible time there celebrating a special occasion. Saint was our server and did an incredible job. I had the fish tacos, burrata, chips and guacamole was a special gift on the house. My friends had the cheese burger and steak. The food was incredible. Saint really took care of us, as well as another server that I unfortunately forgot their name. I would definitely come back if ever in town.

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  14. JohnJ

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice starting point for the night. Excellent drinks!!

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  15. Carluca

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really cute cozy vibe first of all. Server was very nice. Great cocktails, loved the prickly pear margarita. Delicious fish tacos. Was kinda weird that I was asked if I wanted dessert while I was still chewing tacos but overall we liked it and we’ll be back!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid experience. The food was 🔥🔥🔥. I had ordered the lobster roll with the Grain cocktail and I have no complaints. Great experience!

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  17. LoriK

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and ambience! Would definitely recommend

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  18. SusanneZ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The venue and service exceeded my expectations. I was in “ Hell’s Kitchen “. In Las Vegas the week before and they can learn something from this restaurant. The food was excellent, service etc. A++++

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  19. MoiraM

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and vibe , excellent food and fantastic service , especially Saint who was as bubbly as our Prosecco!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time visiting when we were on a short trip to Santa Monica. It was great that they had a dog friendly menu, which our pup enjoyed. Walked down to the pier shortly after.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, drinks and service! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vegan choices. Also, nice ambient atmosphere.

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  23. CrisP

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a lovely place to hang out. Food is delicious and waiters are extra attentive. Can’t wait to go back for a happy hour. Setting and decors are excellent.

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  24. MoniqueM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st time here, so I thought we'd give it a try for a business dinner. Everyone had a wonderful time. The food was great and the waitress was outstanding. I highly recommend.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good. But a bit disappointed with bday celebration approached. Although I had menciones about the bday celebration there was nothing special done. Aside asking us to buy the dessert … then not a candle or anything to make or festive. They said would get a candle .. 30 mins later came back with another employee to sink happy birthday without a candle or anything. Just seemed a bit disorganized. Other than that food and drinks were good but a bit pricey when compare to the portion size. Maybe will give another try. Beautiful ambience 👍🏼

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  26. JennyG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing, food was out of this world. Such cute decor, laid back atmosphere. Good for a casual lunch or a nice dinner out.

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  27. JohnL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The "Foxtails" are amazing! I had the Grilled Hangar Steak and Halibut too and they were so good it brought a silence to the table. Chef's kiss!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the cutest new addition to Santa Monica. They have a great selection of new and fun cocktails and even an entire mocktail section! Everything we tried was delicious! My favorite was probably the Hanger Steak. The staff was extremely friendly and very attentive. I can’t wait to go back and try different dishes. The chef really nailed everything. They also have a whole canine menu, his adorable is that?! 10/10 recommend!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! Enjoyed the ceviche, the halibut, chocolate mousse and cocktails. Service was excellent and the space is beautiful. Love the ambience.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The surfing fox is such a cute new spot. The food and service were great. Talar was an amazing server and very knowledgeable on the menu and helped us make delicious selections.

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  31. MohammadT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there for an opening night. It was amazing, Ceviche is to die for chicken with cilantro rice is amazing as well as sweet potato, really really good I love the drinks as well. Cannot wait to come back and try more stuff.

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  32. Ebyc

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very flavorful and I felt at home. Great customer service!

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  33. joseph

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service the ceviche is definitely a must try

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FAQs

The Surfing Fox offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 214-1830.

The Surfing Fox is rated 4.8 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Surfing Fox

120 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2316

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Colorado Ave. and Second Street
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Metro Expo Line train and public bus stops in close proximity to the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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