About Chez Jay

About Us Chez Jay


Chez Jay on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California has been serving locals, celebrities and visitors since 1959. We have been known as a celebrity hang out, “dive bar” or “classy joint” since we opened. Chez Jay is one of the premiere steak and seafood neighborhood restaurants in all of Southern California. Offering it’s unique and friendly atmosphere to everyone including those famous faces that still call Chez Jay their favorite place.

Chez Jay became the social crossroads of an incredible cultural revolution that has impacted movies, television, music, art, politics and more. In recognition of its importance Chez Jay was declared a Santa Monica Landmark in 2012.

Chez Jay is just ½ block south of the Santa Monica Pier on the east side of Ocean Avenue right next to the incredible Tongva Park. It is in the heart of the civic center district, steps from the Third Street Promenade and many of Santa Monica’s best hotels and of course, the famous Santa Monica beaches are just steps away. A stroll to Chez Jay is an easy one and the stroll home even easier.

Chez Jay is known for many things but probably the most prominent features is our friendly atmosphere and our great food. Anyone and everyone is made to feel welcome for dining or those just in for a cocktail or glass of wine. Classic seafood, steaks and chops are served with recipes that rekindle fond memories of great food shared with friends and families. Oh yes, don’t forget our bar-----classic cocktails, an excellent wine list and your favorite beer on tap. Our free peanuts are famous as well, one of our Chez Jay peanuts went to the moon with Alan Shepard and became as Jay called it the first “Astron-nut” and it still resides in our family safe. For the whole story you will need to visit first hand. We also offer a private dining room. We are proud to announce our new “Jay’s Landing” patio that opens onto the fabulous Tongva Park . “Jay’s Landing” offers it’s own menu to be eaten there or take out for a stroll in the Park. Inquire about private parties that can be held in this unique setting as well. Chez Jay has valet parking and is open seven nights a week for dinner, Tues-Friday for lunch and Saturday and Sunday for Brunch.

Reserve the Patio for:


  • Private Events

  • Birthdays

  • Graduations

  • Bachelor Parties

  • and Others!

Chez Jay's Patio

Chez Jay on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California has been serving locals, celebrities and visitors since 1959. Known as a celebrity hang out, “dive bar” or “classy joint” throughout its history. Chez Jay is one of the premier steak and seafood neighborhood restaurants in all of Southern California, offering it’s unique and friendly atmosphere to everyone including those famous faces that still call Chez Jay their favorite place.

Chez Jay became the social crossroads of an incredible cultural revolution that has impacted movies, television, music, art, politics and more. In recognition of its importance Chez Jay was declared a Santa Monica Landmark in 2012.


Call Us: 310 395-1741

Chez Jay Reservations

1657 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California

Call Us: 310 395-1741