Élephante is the latest "it" spot, from designer and restaurateur Nick Mathers, joining Santa Monica’s burgeoning restaurant scene. Élephante is a Southern Mediterranean-style rooftop restaurant, complete with ocean views and a beautiful indoor-outdoor space. Featuring a variety of seating areas, each with its own vibe. The intentional design brings together elements from Northern Africa and Southern Italy through textiles, custom furniture, and a seamless blend of warm, homey woods and natural stone. Guests can savor a glass of wine at any of the three bars or cozy up to the outdoor fireplace for dinner. The menu consists of light coastal Italian fare, which includes wood-fired pizzas and homemade pastas.
PRIVATE DINING AREA
24 Seated/36 Standing
OUTDOOR NOOK AREA
12 Seated/20 Standing
FRONT DECK SPACE
This space can hold a casual reception for 40 people standing and on lounge furniture. The communal table seats 18.
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A seriously gorgeous new space located in Santa Monica. Perched up on the second floor with great ocean views, this chic space is meant to be enjoyed. You will feel instantly transported - the design is flawless and there are many options for various groups sizes.
The private dining area, which is located inside, has a privacy screen that can separate your group from the main dining area for a semi-private event where you can still feel part of the space. It has its own fireplace and dedicated bar. The DJ spins from here, but can be moved if that is your preference. There is a combination of great lounge furniture or you can use the larger tables for a more formal dinner. This space opens up beachside making it the best of both worlds.
The outdoor nook area is great for a smaller event and you can use the lounge furniture for something casual or use a longer table here as well. You get a prime view of the ocean and it is located at the end of outer deck.
The front deck space is perfect for a larger group, located upon entry, it is close to a bar and has its own fireplace. This space is for lounge set-ups only, not a seated dinner but it is ideal for a birthday or a fun afterwork event.
The communal table is located on the front deck and gives you easy bar access while you sit in the middle of the action.
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