Celebrating 44-Plus Years
Chez Jay on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California
has been serving locals, celebrities and visitors for over
44 years. Known as a celebrity "dive" or hangout throughout
its history, Chez Jay is one of the premiere steak and seafood
neighborhood restaurants in all of Los Angeles, offering a
unique and friendly atmosphere, as well as those famous faces
that have and still do frequent the restaurant and call it
their favorite spot.
This well-known hideaway is on Ocean Avenue just ½ block
south of the Santa Monica Pier, on the east side of the street.
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, just on the bluff above famed Santa
Monica beach. A stroll to Chez Jay is an easy one and
a stroll home, even easier.
Chez Jay is known for many things, but probably the two
most prominent features are its friendly atmosphere and service,
and its good 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 just great food. And, don't
forget the bar --- classic cocktails, an excellent wine list
and your favorite beer on tap. And, the peanuts served are
famous --- they will tell you, a Chez Jay peanut even
made it to the moon, but for this story, you need to visit
first hand. The restaurant also has a private dining room
available for parties, valet parking, and is open seven nights
a week for dinner, Tues - Friday for lunch and Sat and Sunday
In the Movies
Just like owner Jay Fiondella, Chez Jay has been
featured in many first run motion pictures and is an ideal
location for a film shoot. As is often quoted … "nothing much
changes at Chez Jay" so it is a perfect bar for anytime, any
place. Please talk with co-owner Michael Anderson
for any special requests and dates.
310. 395. 1741