READ THE REVIEWS, I WISH I HAD.
Admittedly it was a Saturday, and although we did make a reservation, it wouldn't have made the slightest bit of difference. We bagged the last space in the top cap park near the stinking septic tanks (I assume thats what they were) and walked down to the restaurant.
Great decor, good vibe, unreal view.
The staff at the check in were surprisingly a little rude and we were told it would be 20 minutes for our table... (possibly not the greatest thing when you have two small kids with you but dealable with ) half an hour later we were sat at a fantastic table with unbelievable view, what a shame our server was utterly miserable, non communicative, rude and idle. I'll refer to her as ""The Misery"".
The food was unbelievably greasy and this is possibly the only restaurant in LA where my kids didn't eat the fries. The guacamole was bland and utterly tasteless, the calamari was greasy, the caesar salad was passable (just). Our caesar salad and guacamole arrived, to be followed by the sharing appetizer calamari 40 minutes later, we mentioned this to ""The misery"" and she rudely barked it would be out.
""The misery"" parked the cheque on our table before I had time to order any ice cream for the kids or asked if I wanted a coffee, another glass of wine etc and she was really annoyed when I asked her to explain what there was for the kids to eat for dessert. I ordered them an ice cream each. ""The misery"" re-parked the cheque on the table and said""Did I want Change"". I never dont tip, but my goodness this woman was so rude. I did leave her $4, a dreadful tip but the view was great.
We left on the golf buggy beach shuttle (great idea) back to the car park with the stink of the septic tanks being carried along by the sea breeze. The grease mixed with the stink and the rudeness really made my husband and I both remark that we would never, ever, ever be back, and then the parking attendant topped the experience off, he was unbelievable rude and wouldnt even look at my husband as he handed the ticket and barked ""$3"".
The bottom line is this place doesn't need to be better than it is. The staff dont need to be charming, The food doesnt need to be great, they have a fabulous location on the beach and they know it, but it would be amazing if they picked it up and had some pride in their service and dropped the contempt for their patrons, for they after all keep the place open.