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The Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel
The Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel

The Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel

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1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(855) 998-5323
https://www.thehuntleyhotel.com/penthouse
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Dining and nightlife soars to breathtaking new heights. Venture into a Santa Monica restaurant and ultra lounge that pulses with excitement 18 stories above the California shore. Contemporary cuisine ... Read more
and creative cocktails blend with a surge of style and celebrity, sweeping through the intimate cabanas and fireside hangouts. And while many will come to witness the scene, it's the stunning 360º views through a sweeping wall of windows that offers this destination's greatest spectacle. From the Pacific Ocean to the Malibu beach and cliffs to the bright lights of Hollywood, you are truly above it all. This is THE PENTHOUSE, a Huntley Hotel treasure that satisfies your taste for fine American dining while indulging your sense of adventure in an exhilarating ultra lounge atmosphere. Come rise into THE PENTHOUSE for a signature LA experience.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Went here for lunch during DineLA week, which consisted of a 3 course meal for $25. The best part of the meal was the great view outside. The food itself was pretty good, but they overcooked my burger.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Upscale dinning area. The servers are friendly and professional. Music is great. Best part of all is the ocean view. It's a great place to go on a romantic date especially during a sunset.

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Local from Hollywood

Great sunset view for the beach side love the fact we got the window sheet. Great rooftop view in santamonica area. Just bit price not the cheapest. Food was good. Service was ok.

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Bellevue

Indoor penthouse bar overlooking the Santa Monica pier and surrounding beaches. The Penthouse is pricey but you definitely get what you pay for here.

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Local from Los Angeles

Good place to dance, dinning and meet people! Also the drinks are amazing, don't forget to try the Melon Mojito! And have a good time dancing near the DJ :)

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Very beautiful roof top located at Santa Monica! They have a beautiful view of the city , and the place is very pretty. I went there Saturday night, and they had DJ's playing that night. It is a great place to check if you want to go to a lounge and have fun!

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Local from Beverly Hills, California, USA

Crowd can be a little hit or miss and drinks are expensive but music is generally good and views at sunset are almost impossible to beat

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Anaheim, California

Love this place's decor. went after dinner on a Friday with a few friends and it totally set the tone for an awesome night. sophisticated crowd with the dj spinning a lot of old school hip hop. highly recommend!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Absolutely beautiful restaurant and bar at the top floor of the Huntley Hotel. I've been to The Penthouse 3-4 times now for both dinner and brunch, and every time it was incredible. Their small plates menu is great - I especially recommend the truffle grilled cheese and mac n cheese. For brunch I had the salmon flatbread, which was probably the best flatbread I've ever had, anywhere. Service is lovely, and the view is spectacular; if you can catch the sun setting over the water, it's a perfect background to your eating experience.

(A little bonus is that if you order enough, the chef sends out an amuse bouche or little cocktail shot on the house)

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA
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The cousin and I celebrated our birthdays at The Penthouse last week.

The Penthouse is located on the top floor of the Huntley Hotel with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica.

We sat at a table with incredible views and it was perfect.

To celebrate, we started off with Prosecco, crab cakes, and tuna tarter. The cake cakes were outstanding. The tuna tarter was bland and not the best I've had. For mains we had the steak and the sea bass. My cousin requested a medium steak and got an overcooked one. My sea bass was overcooked as well. It was so dry that we had to send it back. The second sea bass they brought was cold and literally raw in the center. I showed it to the server and he apologized and then offered me a Chicken Jidori which he said was one of their best dish. The chicken was really dry and tasted like it was previously frozen and microwave thawed. After a couple of bites I was done.

We ordered a couple more glasses of Prosecco to go with dessert.
While glasses were half full we decided to take a restroom break. We told a member of the staff that we are going to the restroom and will be right back. Everything was cleared when we came back. I thought it was pretty funny at that point. Everything was going wrong throughout the entire meal. Our server was really nice and apologetic. We knew it wasn't his fault and didn't make a big deal. Plus, we were celebrating so both of us were in a good mood.

Anyway, hopefully management reads this and make some changes.

Parking: Valet for $6 w/validation up to 3 hours.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I agree with Tara, my friend who said this is best DineLA experience. I had to agree with her. The brunch for DineLA was only $20 that get you 3 courses (Appetizer, Entree, and Dessert) at top you get compliment of breads. Food here is 4 stars in my book, but the atmopsher is a 5 Stars! breathtaking view of Santa Monica Beach, even the bathroom has that view too. There's only valet parking, price isn't bad with the restaurant validation. Even dog is allow here, almost perfect just wish the food is slight better. But no complain it is worth 5 star in my book.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

My highlight of that restaurant was the GORGEOUS view from the handicap bathroom... makes me wonder if the people from other building could see me while I sit there.

You are definitely paying for the view, make sure to take their famous glass elevator that is located on the left side when you enter.

We ordered the brunch special that came with bottomless mimosa and spicy bloody mary! For our entre my friend got the Truffle Omelet and I ordered the Filet. They were both yummy but it's nothing to go crazy over. Presentation was nice and the amount was large enough to fill me up. We also got two deserts. One had cream puffs drizzled with chocolate and another with marshmallow infused ice cream with fudge on the side. The fudge desert is a must!

The service was a bit slow in the end. I still had a great time cuz my friend is awesome and the view is nice.

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Local from Cerritos, California, USA

Oh, you so fancy!

DINE LA Restaurant Week

Located at the top of the Huntley Hotel, The Penthouse restaurant has beautiful views of the beach & the city of Santa Monica.

The best views are probably from the restrooms. A craptacular view greets those in the men's room.

Inside, swanky decor & table settings greet all who perchance to dine here.

Bread plates greeted us, with butter & various jams/honey.

My DINE LA lunch menu consisted of-
Crabcake, w/ celery salad & remoulade sauce
Made with real crab, the crab cake wasn't greasy. Crispy exterior, with flaky pieces of sweet crabmeat on the inside, the crab cake was a delightful starter. The celery salad & remoulade sauce were excellent pairings.

Crispy skin salmon
Artichoke barigoule, oven-dried tomatoes, roasted fingerling potatoes & lima beans dressing up the star of the show, the salmon. This entree was a winner! Perfectly cooked salmon, complete with the delectable crunchy skin. All the components coming together to make an ensemble culinary "tour-de-force".

Clover, cold-pressed juice
Gotta have more greens in my diet. The clover has various green ingredients in it, including kale. Very light & refreshing, it isn't something for someone looking for something sweet. It's more like a ginormous wheat grass shot.

Dessert, warm chocolate blackout cake
Burnt caramel ice cream, coffee crumbs & malt over a moist on the inside chocolate lava cake. Very rich, very decadent. Delicious through & through, each bite making me thirsty for water. Good thing it's not served in bigger sizes, as my ass would have more dimples than a golfball.

Service was good. I was in a party of 12, but our food came out in a pretty timely manner. Parking is valet, with the first 3 validated hours/$6 & every hour after $5. Metered parking is available as well.

Knowing that the views are the highlight & part of the cost of coming here, I found the food to be equally worthy of center stage. DINE LA was the perfect opportunity to come try the menu at The Penthouse & I do hope to come back for another get-together or special occasion.

Highly recommend!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

The Penthouse makes for a great place to have a drink or two before heading out to dinner. Located at the Huntley, this gorgeous ultra-lounge, 18 stories up, offers a sweeping 360º views of the Pacific Ocean, Malibu, the South Bay, downtown LA and Hollywood Hills. Come here for delicious cocktails – I suggest the addictive Bellini. Happy Hour weekdays from 4 – 7 is a magical time to go – what could be better than sharing a view of Santa Monica’s legendary sunset in a stunning space, with friends and a yummy cocktail in hand? 1111 2nd St., Santa Monica.

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Orange County, California, USA

GREAT $20 DineLA lunch especially with the view and decor of this lovely restaurant!

You get a Starter, Entree, and Dessert. Such an awesome deal!

I chose:

Starter - Vine Ripened Gazpacho - This was a chilled tomato soup with chunks of avocado and croutons. This was OK, I should've ordered the Crab Cakes like everyone else.

Entree - Crispy Skin Salmon - This was so delicious. The SKIN part was amazing and the fish tender. There were also artichokes, fingerling potatoes, and tomatoes. Love artichoke!

Dessert - Chocolate Lava Cake - Really decadent, but I appreciated that the inside wasn't too molten. It also comes with a small scoop of ice cream.

I also tried the Creme Brulee and it was delicious too with the crispy top.

Check out the view from the handicap stall from the ladies' room!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA
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A luxe dine la experience at the penthouse at Huntley hotel in Santa Monica. The views and ambience are spectacular, and the food fits the decor. The lunch is an amazing deal for 25 dollars. I started with a crab cake- delicious, very little filler. The crispy skin salmon was spectacular- moist on the inside, and the highlight was the crispy skin. For dessert - creme brûlée. I was too full to finish but it was a great ending to an amazing experience!

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Local from Los Angeles, California
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The Penthouse has not disappointed on either of my visits! Both times, the service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the views are always gorgeous.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

Another DineLa week, and this time we come here for lunch at The Penthouse in Santa Monica.

The view is spectacular and the furniture and design is pretty like its from a Victorian age.

Got the jist pretty easy with a three course meal starting with my order of crab cake.

It is made pretty authentic with real crab so it doesn't have that imitation taste in a nice sauce.

The entree I got was the salmon skin over some veggies and it tastes pretty good and I just wish I had more skin because that was the best part.

I got the profiteroles for dessert and it was a breading with icecream and cream on the side with hot chocolate to drizzle it over.

Overall it was good for the price for lunch, I wouldn't expect more since you are basically paying for the view.

Valet is 4-6 for 2hours.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA
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The food is great here, but you come here more so for the ambience and the stunning 360 view of LA. A secret tip is to head to the ladies room for a gorgeous ocean view from the Santa Monica beaches. As for food - the crab cakes are one of the best I've had and the salmon was quite good. I'll definitely be back to check out the sunset and for the dinner!

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Anaheim, California

The penthouse would of gotten a lot higher rating from me had it not been for the restaurant manager !
I had an issue trying to get a table with four of my girls to try out the brunch menu at the Huntly Hotel's Penthouse, and if not for travelzoo I probably never would of heard of the Penthouse!

I called a couple of different occasions to make reservations and each time it was "booked out"! i noticed that my travel zoo deal was going to expired so I called again last week to make a reservation and lady on the phone said it was booked due to all the different Groupon deals - So i felt a bit annoyed because she never offer me an extended date to use the Travel Zoo deal. She finally transferred me to the Manager when i asked what i should do if my deal expires next week !

He was very condescending and was rude about helping me squeezed in for the reservation. I was nice about out conversation and i literally heard him "uh" with a loud sigh ! I was so close to just cancelled but my gfs and I been wanting to try out Penthouse for awhile now!

Now the experience at the huntly, Penthouse-
all parties had to arrive or else you will be place on the side for a 2 hour wait ?

View - was breathtaking!
Our server is amazing! So charming with his words and just so kind that even certain hold up made it everything ok! good job!
food- looked like small portion but a good amount to keep you satisfy.
dessert- yum yum!

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