Chez Jay, a nautical themed bar and steakhouse located on Ocean Boulevard in Santa Monica, has had an uncertain fate since earlier this year when the City of Santa Monica expressed a desire for the restaurant to complement the adjacent park that is currently under development. We are happy to report that at the Santa Monica Landmarks Commission Meeting, the vote was unanimous that Chez Jay become a local landmark.
Chez Jay’s new status means that the Landmarks Commission would need to approve any future changes to the building. Changes must be sensitive to the building’s architecture, respect its cultural significance and retain its eligibility as a local landmark. To read more about the history of Chez Jay, visit the Advocacy Page.