Chez Jay

$ $
1657 Ocean Ave (Colorado)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-1741
5:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
9:00am - 10:00pm
9:00am - 10:00pm



  • Chez Jay's motto: 'Peanut shells on the floor or you're out the door!' :)
  • The first time I ever went here, the bartender put my first drink on the house. I guess that's not really a tip, but you should take it for what it's worth. Awesome place!
  • If you are an East Coaster and you miss the really old and really charming dives back East, this is your place
  • Have the Sand Dabs- a Southern California classic, in the classic restaurant with a long colorful history! Great Bombay Sapphire Martinis too!
  • If you want to see Classic Santa Monica, this is the place. Cold Beer & great food.
  • I mean. Just the best. If I lived nearby, this would be my local.
  • Holy crap this is where the Pentagon Papers were handed over to the press. Such a great amount of history permeates every corner of this California classic.
  • Beware, Marilyn Monroe night walk in! Great old LA dive bar with lots of history.
  • Best hollandaise sauce EVER!
  • Tip Heike Macklin
  • A classic!
  • Sweet little dive surf bar. Get some local beers and order the mushroom buttons covered in garlic and butter. Your beer will wash it right down.
  • Great Bloody Marys!
  • If I were an old, leathery skinned mafia fella, I'd probably conduct some business in the booth in the back.
  • I was turned on to this little dive bar by the director from Soprano's. This is a great bar close to the beach. They give you peanuts and you can eat them with disregard for where the shells end up.
  • Great bar, great steak, great vibe.
  • . .
  • Classic SAnta MOnica joint. Cozy but, nice. Everything walkable before or after.
  • Lovely place! Read up on the history - well worth getting to know!
  • Have the free peanuts and throw the shells on the floor

Nearby places

1615 Ocean Front Walk
2442 Main St (btwn Mills & Hollister)
1910 Ocean Way (at Pico Blvd.)