Chez Jay has been sitting pretty on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica for sixty years, an impeccable feat for any restaurant in the ever changing food and beverage industry. The establishment’s legacy is ripe with tales of celebrity gossip. It’s been a place of romance; Michelle Pfeiffer met her husband at the bar before she began her acting career. It’s even said that JFK and Marilyn Monroe schedule their rendezvous here, sparking the infamous ‘no pictures’ rule that is still upheld to this day. It’s been a place of drama; actors Clint Eastwood, Warren Beatty and Lee Marvin were regulars. It’s also been a place of politics, serving as a safe haven and neutral ground for politicians of dueling parties. With a vibe that’s classy, divey, with a touch of Hollywood glamour, Chez Jay is an all around favorite of seasoned locals and curious newcomers alike. You can always expect friendly faces, delicious food, and all around good vibes.