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George's Bistro

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$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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1321 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1309
+1 310-451-0436
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 07:00 - 18:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Santa Clarita, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Perfect place to grab a bit in the evening or during the day before or after shopping on the 3rd street promenade. Food is excellent and the service was good and the wait time was short.

Thank _joann_hoenig
Woodstock, Georgia
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The reason why we chose this restaurants among many in the street was because an opera singer performing right outside- I thought... Italian food, Italian music.. why not? Well, we sat at a table in the small patio and it was the best choice we made that day while visiting Santa Monica- The waiters and even the chefs are so... More 

Thank MTSeet
Los Angeles
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385 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The strength at George's is Italian - excellent pasta and seafood, pizza also very good. We drop by n the way to a movie or other local activity. Expresso machine broken the last time we went!

Thank DoesNotGetOutMuch
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Three us dining. We all had different dishes which were all amazing. Great management team. Kudos plus to the kitchen staff and the waitstaff.

Thank Dwight C
Highland, California, Usa
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

There are a bunch of restaurants on the Santa Monica Promenade, but many are lacking atmosphere and ambiance . George's Bistro provides a nice balance. Sipping some wine while checking the menu, we could talk in comfortable tones with light music in the background. Food choices were Italian/ Mediterranean, portions generous, and service helpful & attentive. Staff speak English, Spanish,&... More 

Thank Ross C
Mantua, New Jersey
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

I got the Ciopinno and OMG I could drink that stuff had it not been so loaded with seafood. AMAZING amount in that dish! My GF son loved his GF penne and Alfredo sauce. The staff was knowledgable about celiac which makes things easier. This place is right in the middle of 3rd Street Promenade - no wait which was... More 

Thank Sue R
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

This restaurant is well worth a visit, the service is friendly and efficient. We love pasta and eating here did not disappoint. We can recommend the lasagne and the chicken jambalaya with linguine.

Thank Kev-Julie
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197 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We went in after seeing the menu and finding a few things we liked. This was a great experience for both the atmosphere, the wait staff, and the food. The waiter made great suggestions for the wine and the food. The ceiling and walls made it feel like a outdoor bistro but you were inside. Great bruschetta, seared ahi tuna,... More 

Thank raininroses
Yoxall, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We have eaten here on several trips to California and the food has always been delicious. Have tried most of the pasta dishes and all are lovely. Also the tiramisu is fab! The waiter, Bo, remembered us even though it was 6 years since we'd visited from the UK before. He is wonderful, attentive and chatty but not intrusive. Lovely... More 

Thank Alan F
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

In Santa Monica for our holidays and found this gem of a place on 3rd Street. I had Fettuccine Alfredo and believe me when I say it was to die for. Although there are plenty of restaurants to choose from we went back there a few nights later. The waiter recognised us and thanked us for coming back. He even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1309
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-451-0436

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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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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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