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Any suggestions for nice restaurants w/ beach views?!?!

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  1. Catch, The Lobster, Moonshadows, Penthouse. The others have mostly mediocre food (there aren't a lot of restaurants with ocean views). All are in Santa Monica except Moonshadows, which is Malibu.

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    1. re: yogachik

      THanks!!... forgot to add that good food is a must.. and it would be for dinner... any places in long beach or marina del rey? I was thinking santa monica was the way to go though..

      1. re: iluvcheese

        In the Marina, the choice is Cafe Del Rey. The Lobster is a good choice as well. The view at Penthouse is great, the food less so.

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        Cafe Del Rey
        4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

        1. re: New Trial

          although cafe del rey is one of my favorite restaurants, it should be noted that the view is of the marina and of the boats--not a beach view.

          solid food, lovely environment, pretty view

        2. re: iluvcheese

          If good food is a must, you may have to forego the view. I can't think of one restaurant in the Los Angeles area that has both a great view and great food.

          The recommendation for Cafe Del Rey in the Marina might be your best compromise.

      2. The new sushi bar at Casa Del Mar may fit your bill...

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        1. re: J.L.

          My theory on this matter is that in most cases a restaurant with a beach view sucks foodwise because they're selling the view, not the food.

          1. re: J.L.

            Yes, that's called Catch.

          2. One Pico.

            http://www.shuttersonthebeach.com/res...

            1. Belmont Brewing Company in Long Beach has a gorgeous second story patio with unobstructed beach views. Food is average. They also have blankets if people get cold at night. (nice touch)

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              Belmont Brewing
              25 39th Place, Long Beach, CA 90803

              1. If you don't mind driving to Malibu, The Sunset Restaurant has pretty good food (not great), but great views of Zuma Beach. We often take visitors there, and have gotten good reactions.

                The address is The Sunset Restaurant - 6800 Westward Beach Road, Malibu 310-589-1007