Seafood >Enterprise Fish Co
174 Kinney St, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040533.998667 -118.481118
Neighborhoods: Ocean Park, West LA
Great Happy Hours - even on weekends! – Great happy hour specials like $1 oysters and half off appetizers like steamed clams and scallop bruschetta - even on the weekends.
Bland, tough Mahi Mahi – Went here last Wednesday, June 16th. It was about 2:45pm and we wanted to sit on the patio but were told that there would not be service until 3pm. Since we were starving, we sat inside. Service was fine (only one food server but restaurant was fairly empty), but my entree - Mahi Mahi w/ grilled veggies - was overcooked. The zucchini was mushy and the eggplant even mushier. My friend's salmon was okay - the Coca-Cola BBQ sauce on top of it was tasty. He ordered steamed broccoli and it was just that - no seasoning whatsoever. Will probably never go back.
Great Happy Hour – This is a great place to go to for happy hour. Apps are great & fairly priced. The Lobster Bisque is to die for! The bartenders are gracious with the booze for happy hour drinks! Good Atmosphere
Not the best of experiences – We made a reservation for a Saturday night and told them we planned to use a Dine Out L.A. coupon. The person who took the reservation didn't tell us the Dine Out deal was not valid on Saturdays.
Additionally, we specifically told them we did not want to be on the patio. So where did we wind up? On the patio of course.
The wait staff was slow but friendly, even fun. But the food just wasn't good enough for us to put up with all of the rest. Typical corporate restaurant chain quality. Some of it seemed imaginative, but the taste just didn't deliver.
They managed to disappoint 12 people that night. None of us will ever go back.
Yum Seafood & Fun Crowd – Love the Happy Hour...it's seriously one of the best in town - deals on appetizers & drinks.
Also love the combination seafood dishes - I usually get the dover sole.
bad over all – I've been here a few times because fellow diners selected this restaurant. The last time I had "GOLDEN FRIED" seafood plater. It was golden fried and fried AND FRIED until it was so GOLDEN FRIED it was all dried out and contained very little shrimp or scallops. The plate was full of tough calamari, which of course is cheaper to serve then shrimp or scallops. And the TINY little pieces of fish were horrible. On the plus side, the martini was HUGE for the price. I usually will have two. But these are so big one will do. Our waiter was very pleasant. But again, the food. The time before last I had oysters on the half shell. They had NO EAST COAST oysters so I tried what they did have. They were so small I could have put them in a thimble. I know no one wants those huge pacific oysters on the half shell but I do like them big enough to spot without a magnifying glass. And their sole was over cooked. They are not really over expensive But they are not as moderately priced as they claim and CERTAINLY NOT WORTH what they charge considering the quality of the food.
LOVED IT – Great Food and Great Atmosphere..
I had heard about this place for many years and had friends tell me how great it was.. I hate going to a restaurant after I have been hyped up.. I hate being let down since I am so dang particular..
Enterprise did not disappoint
From the greeter to the waitress they were all energetic and friendly, the vibe was very chill and I felt very relaxed..
The Drinks were perfect just the way I like them STRONG and the food was great. I had the Spicy Fried Calamari.. hell ya.. it was the lick with the jalapenos.. yum yum..
I ordered lobster for my main dish and it was perfecto..
The desert I had the ENTERPRISE STRAWBERRY'S.. get this for sure.. its there signature desert and its the BOMB.. all the deserts are fresh baked right there!!!
any how very highly recommended..
Delicious Seafood, Great Deal! – Came in last night with some friends, and we left really happy. We all ordered the Lobster Special (a 2 pounder, with 2 side dishes, for $30!) and shared some some fresh oysters and spicy calamari to start. The fresh, briny oysters and crunchy, spicy squid were a very nice start with a round of cold beer. Next we all shared some Lobster Bisque and Clam Chowder, both very good. Then the Lobsters came out, and we were soon all elbow-deep in Lobster shells and butter and cheesy potatoes and tangy sourdough bread and more cold beer, it was quite the tasty feast. The young man serving us was attentive without being overbearing, left a good tip and asked him to give our thanks to the kitchen for a very good meal. We then headed to the outdoor patio afterword for some drinks al fresco, and I was surprised by how intimate and cozy the space is; deep-set fire pits, low lighting, large screen TVs, I had no idea they had this little hidden gem back there! All in all, we had a really nice evening, and I will be coming back soon for some more of their tasty offerings!
What a find! – I was on Main Street in Santa Monica with a friend. We had parked in the large metered lot across from Enterprise, and on our way back from shopping, we decided to pop in the restaurant. Having never been to this restaurant before, we didn't know much to expect, aside from fish!
The hostess asked us if we wanted to sit for dinner or happy hour. We took a look at the happy hour menu, and were so impressed by the range of options, we decided to sit at the bar. We shared the steamed clams and chile garlic KING CRAB pieces, which were delicious! I was so happy to see happy hour options that WEREN'T your typical greasy high-cal options. My friend had a glass of wine (half-priced for happy hour), and I had an Arnold Palmer (which was made with pomegranate lemonade, which put a smile on my face).
Still sitting at the bar, we moved on to sharing some dinner: GREEK SALMON! Soooooo delicious, a really fresh piece of grilled salmon served over a greek chopped salad with feta cheese, cucumbers, and tomatoes; it was even served with a side of pita bread.
The atmosphere was so mellow, we felt totally comfortable in our jeans and t-shirts. There seemed to be some career-types in suits sharing happy hour after work, but the overall dress was casual. Food came out quick, the bartenders were cool, and we got out of there CHEAP!!!
Best Happy Hour! – I'm friends with locals, but even I don't mind the drive for Fish Co! The Happy Hour is to die for, with $3.50 well drinks, house wines, and draft beers, you can't go wrong. Appetizers are also reasonably priced and yummy! I'm not much of a fish eater, but the parmesan crusted Dover sole is fantastic! Crispy, buttery goodness. (Don't miss out on the lobster bisque, either!) My server, JJ, was attentive and friendly, with an indepth knowledge of the menu. He also helped us pick out the Justin Cabernet - one of the best Cabs I've ever tasted! Two thumbs up for Enterprise Fish Company! The only downside is the parking. I recommend carpooling. The metered lot across from the restaurant accomodates ALL of Main St.
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