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Brunch with an Ocean View

I have some family coming in from Illinois, and I'd like to take them for Sunday brunch somewhere with a spectacular ocean view. I like the patio at Geoffrey's, as you can't beat the view. However, the food is kinda "meh", and also on the pricey side.

Are there any ocean view locations with decent brunch food, but also won't break the bank? And if I have to spend a lot, then I'd at least like good food! Somewhere between Malibu and Santa Monica would be great.

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  1. Perhaps the Lobster.

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    The Lobster
    1602 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    1. We like the Lobster too. Another potential winner is the Sunday brunch at Duke's in Malibu.

      http://www.dukesmalibu.com/

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      Duke's Malibu
      21150 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

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      1. re: Servorg

        How's the food at Duke's brunch? I'm not usually a fan of buffets....

        1. re: WestsideLisa

          If you don't like buffet style brunch then I would say it's not the place for you. I think they have a nice brunch, but this is not the 4 Season's or one of the other $65 + pp places you can find in the greater LA area that sets the standard for high end brunch quality.

      2. Or perhaps, the Penthouse at The Huntley Hotel...

        1111 2nd St Santa Monica, CA 90403

        thehuntleyhotel.com

        1. not cheap but went to trump not too long ago and food was very good and view was spectacular!

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            1. re: Natkind

              The new hotel Terranea is just up the road from Trump, I have been hearing very good reviews from some of the locals.

          1. One Pico.

            Or, for something a bit different, how about the Dining Room at the Getty Center?

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              One Pico is good. More reasonable with same view/location is the downstairs restaurant called "Coast". I actually prefer it to OP.

              Cafe del Rey in Marina del Rey is excellent.