Chez Jay Restaurant

 

1657 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3211
(310) 395-1741
Average Entree $5.00
Cuisine American
Cuisine Steak
Feature Lunch
Feature Breakfast
Feature Accepts Credit Cards
Feature Happy Hour
Feature Online Reservations
Feature Dinner
Features Reservations required
Features Entertainment
Features Full bar
Features Open late
Features Romantic setting
Parking Night: Valet Parking Day: Self-Parking Parking lot adjacent
Chez Jay Restaurant serves Santa Monica, CA and is located in the 90401-3211 ZIP code.

Hours of Operation

Lunch: Tue–Fri 11:30am–3pm
Dinner: Mon–Sun 5:30–10pm
Weekend Brunch: Sat & Sun 9am–2:30pm
Happy Hour 4:30–6pm
Bar open until 2am

Reviews for Chez Jay Restaurant

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Salty yarns have been spun for ages at this dark seaside haunt. The decor is mostly maritime dive, with red-and-white-checked table coverings and sawdust on the floor. There's a feeling of camaraderie among the many hard-drinking regulars,… Read Full Editorial

A Santa Monica Historical Landmark by Michael A. via Judy's Book on 8/7/2013

Legendary Chez Jay, est. 1959, is a Santa Monica Historical Landmark located on Ocean Avenue across from the Pier. Known for its steaks, fresh seafood, generous drinks and comfortable atmosphere, Chez Jay is one of the best celebrity…

A Santa Monica Historical Landmark by Michael A via Insider Pages on 7/18/2013

Legendary Chez Jay, est. 1959, is a Santa Monica Historical Landmark located on Ocean Avenue across from the Pier. Known for its steaks, fresh seafood, generous drinks and comfortable atmosphere, Chez Jay is one of the best celebrity…

My Review by michaela1551923018 via Citysearch on 7/12/2013

Legendary Chez Jay, est. 1959, is a Santa Monica Historical Landmark located on Ocean Avenue across from the Pier. Known for its steaks, fresh seafood, generous drinks and comfortable atmosphere, Chez Jay is one of the best celebrity…

Old school dining (Frank Sinatra dined by nicolec763964483 via Citysearch on 4/27/2012

Old school dining (Frank Sinatra dined here) with a casual bar and reasonable prices. Come here for happy hour and order the calamari steak!

RUDE, RUDE, RUDE! (and overpriced) by SarahSweetheart via Citysearch on 8/29/2008

My friend and I came to get a drink here last week and and the staff was was incredibly and unapologetically rude. I'm always very nice (having worked as a waitress) and respectful to whatever person I am talking with. BUT these women…

Santa Monica Old School by Jerome H via Insider Pages on 5/21/2008

The absolute best old school Hollywood hang out.\r \r The food is out of sight, prices reasonable and service friendly. Sure it looks like a dump from the outside...OK from the inside too but hey its been there for over 45 years and paint…

Rude staff by avedros via Citysearch on 10/16/2007

I dined here with a good friend of mine and will never return. We had just barely finished our meal and we were asked to leave so that our table could be cleaned for the next people, which was really rude since we had not even finished…

Overpriced food and always crowded but not really in a good way by hapgoodnew via Citysearch on 3/2/2007

I've only eaten at Chez Jay once for lunch and after one look at the menu I decided never again. The food is over-priced and most of it typical bar fair. Nobody at the table felt inspired to visit again for the food. The one plus is…

Local Dive by elisehwall via Citysearch on 2/9/2007

My girlfriend and I always drove by Chez Jay and finally took the plunge to check it out. It is small and there are plenty of fixtures on the walls and the bar stools. The owner was in the house, Jay, and he was very inviting, but not to…

Food is terrible by jkushn via Citysearch on 12/20/2006

Yes, the service was lackluster, but the food is what is truly awful about this place. My "French onion soup" tasted like a cup of sauteed onions in a lukewarm balsamic vinegar. The soup was not improved by the slice of melba toast…

Beer fuels philosophical musings at Santa Monica's historic neighborhood bar. by Contributor via Citysearch on 10/23/2006

The Scene
Chez Jay has been serving drinks for the past 40 years, successfully avoiding any pressure from this popular tourist area to change. Enter this small bar through the Dutch door and take the helm or just sit yourself on…

Good Food Good Price by aurorarichard via Citysearch on 9/13/2006

The bar is a little intimidating from the outside and you really have to know where you are going but once inside, you are greated with floor covered in straw and good cheap steak!!!

I wanted to like it, but... by stevesanders via Citysearch on 7/13/2006

Went there for the first time last saturday night. Did not have high expectations. Service was prompt and friendly. The garlic cheese bread is good. The salads tasted diluted as if the lettuce were wet when dressed. All 4 of us had…

Awful, Just Awful Customer Service by jaredjns via Citysearch on 7/7/2006

I just ate at Chez Jay last night and I can't believe people eat here. Their prices are way overpriced and the service is horrible. I was shooed out after an hour because they needed the table for someone else. We had just finished our $80…

Great Santa Monica Treasure by sunnylagirl via Citysearch on 6/13/2006

I don't know where the other reviewers went but it couldn't have been Chez Jay. This place is a Santa Monica institution with excellent food and better service. I go here all the time with clients and friends and everyone loves it. The…

bar atmosphere good=food better else where by puggle via Citysearch on 4/9/2006

lobster was over cooked. after all these years you can not get a consistant meal there, however thebar crowd is lively and local. You might want to eat at the bar just to get to know the locals.

Great place for a beer after work by Joshua R. via Judy's Book on 8/11/2005

Chez Jays is the place where local hard working professional have a drink after long busy day. It has very many regulars. Drinks are cheap and good, they will also give you peanuts on with beer. Chez Jays goes way back, it has a long…

conflicted feelings by tommyboy76 via Citysearch on 1/5/2005

The place has a cool decor and vibe, although it didn't seem so "friendly"; we got the hollywood stare as I walked in, and the host was quite haughty as soon as we sat down, even though we were quite respectably dressed. The food was…

My Review by Jason r H via Insider Pages on 10/27/2004

Chez Jay is where the real old time Industry crowd is. There is a lot of history here. Not many of the young people who come get it.

My Review by Maci S via Insider Pages on 10/27/2004

I agree this place rocks the house. we went there on a friday night and my friends came into town from Dallas and they were definitely impressed

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