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Santa Monica, CA

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Inotheke [CLOSED]See Inotheke Video ($$)
(256 ratings)

606 Broadway Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-3366
  • Moussaka
    roasted vegetables, meat sauce, herbs & bechamel sauce, layered & baked
4.5 out of 5
256 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2016; modern Greek cuisine from classic ingredients
  • Chili Catfish
    served w/ hand cut fries, malt vinegar or Sriracha & homemade tartar sauce; recommend w/ side of "Mushy Peas"
  • Cod Fish & Chips
    served w/ hand cut fries, malt vinegar or hot sauce & homemade tartar sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
86 ratings
Dublin import serving authentic fish & chips; to find location, go to their Twitter feed... twitter.com/batterfishla
  • Godmother Sandwich
    Mary Sue recommends w/ extra italian sauce & extra peppers; mortadella, Genoa salami, prosciutto, capicola, provolone, tomato, lettuce, Chicago-style giardiniera (sliced pickled hot & mild peppers), Italian dressing; recommend ordering w/ "the works"; looks good
4.0 out of 5
5150 ratings
opened in 1925; gourmet market
Bruxie ($$)
(1017 ratings)

1412 3rd St Promenade Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(424) 268-9955
bruxie.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Los Angeles, CA"
  • The "BAMF" Sandwich
    waffle sandwich w/ spicy buffalo sauce, mac & cheese, fried chicken; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1017 ratings
opened in 2010 w/ "one genius idea--the Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich...And boom! Awesomeness was born" (from its website)
Cassia ($$$)
(1174 ratings)

1314 7th St Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-6699
www.cassiala.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Stacked"
  • Large Seafood Platter
    tower of lobster, oysters, crab claws, scallops, salmon dip, grilled shrimp; all prepared w/ Vietnamese flavors & ingredients, garnished w/ herbs; "the Asian spices sing in your mouth!" -Wolfgang Puck
4.0 out of 5
1174 ratings
est. 2015; upscale French meets Southeast Asian, w/ locally sourced ingredients & classic yet unique flavor combos
Cha Cha ChickenSee Cha Cha Chicken Video ($$)
(2279 ratings)

1906 Ocean Ave Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-1684
www.chachachicken.com
  • Coconut Fried Chicken
    secret is jerk spice; marinated overnight and roasted next day, then coated in coconut milk & shavings & flour and fried; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2279 ratings
"colorful beach shack serving an inventive and delicious blend of all the caribbean flavours"; garden patio available
  • Shanghai Lobster
4.0 out of 5
537 ratings
Native Restaurant [CLOSED] ($$$)
(155 ratings)

620 Santa Monica Blvd Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-4427
www.eatnative.la
  • Deep Fried Chocolate Bar
    dusted w/ chili flakes & cinnamon sugar
4.0 out of 5
155 ratings
[CLOSED]; progressive cuisine, cooked from the Santa Monica Farmers Market
Water Grill ($$$)
(2237 ratings)

1401 Ocean Ave Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-5669
www.watergrill.com/sm
  • Fish & Chips
    beer-battered & fried wild Icelandic Atlantic cod, served w/ fries & house tartar sauce; "golden brown delicious!" -Brad Miller
4.0 out of 5
2237 ratings
est. 1987; 5 locations w/ original in downtown LA; known for high quality seafood
1 PicoSee 1 Pico Video ($$$)
(319 ratings)

1 Pico Blvd Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 587-1717
www.shuttersonthebeach.co...
  • Salted Caramel Sundae
3.5 out of 5
319 ratings
perched above the beach w/ scenic views
Chez Jay ($$)
(488 ratings)

1657 Ocean Ave Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-1741
chezjays.com
  • Butter Steak
    10-oz of grilled NY strip topped w/ house butter herb sauce, served w/ asparagus & scalloped potatoes; looks good!
3.5 out of 5
488 ratings
est. 1959; historical landmark known for steaks & seafood
  • Guinness
    best selling beer of all time (10 million pints in 150 countries per day); to properly pour from tap, fill beer in 19-oz imperial glass to top, wait 3 minutes for pint to settle and then top off
  • Potato Skins
    signature dish; potato skins, Irish bacon, blarney cheese, mushrooms & horseradish-sour cream mix
3.5 out of 5
484 ratings
[CLOSED]; famous for painstakingly bringing every piece of the original bar from Dublin to its current location (near the beach); most of the staff is from Ireland to bring Irish authenticity and charm; offer Irish music and dance performances
Huckleberry ($$)
(2087 ratings)

1014 Wilshire Blvd Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-2311
www.huckleberrycafe.com
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Best Breakfasts"
  • Blueberry Cornmeal Cake
  • Fried Egg Sandwich
    2 sunny-side-up eggs, Niman Ranch bacon, gruyere cheese, arugula, aioli on country toast
3.5 out of 5
2087 ratings
artisan bakery & cafe in a warm, casual atmosphere
  • "The Governator"
    inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger's mother & made for Arnold when he came in; everything in the kitchen (onions, bacon, tomatoes, mushroom, sausage, ham, eggs) chopped & grilled
  • Dijon Plum Burger
    angus burger w/ plum jelly on hamburger bun
  • Rockefeller Burger
    angus burger w/ sour cream, jack cheese, mushrooms & caviar; "if you have to ask how much, you can't afford it" (on menu)
3.5 out of 5
563 ratings
est. 1973; once an abandoned red car passenger depot & then a hot dog stand now the entire buidling is painted bright mossy shamrock green w/ 1940's rustic decor & atmosphere; local favorite
Riva [CLOSED] ($$$)
(107 ratings)

312 Wilshire Blvd Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-7482
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Sugar Rush"
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Purse
3.5 out of 5
107 ratings
[CLOSED]
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On a Stick"
  • Lollipop Trio
    layered ice cream on lollipop sticks
3.5 out of 5
582 ratings
[CLOSED]
Swingers [CLOSED] ($$)
(1239 ratings)

802 Broadway St Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-9793
www.swingersdiner.com
  • Breakfast Foods
    served all day and night
3.5 out of 5
1239 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2000; 60's style décor; late night institution; Tom Hanks, Janet Jackson have visited; movie "Knocked Up" was filmed here
Valentino [CLOSED] ($$$)
(440 ratings)

3115 Pico Blvd Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 829-4313
www.pieroselvaggio.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Crazy Good"
  • White Truffle Tagliatelle
    looks good
3.5 out of 5
440 ratings
[CLOSED]
Ye Olde Kings Head ($$)
(1438 ratings)

116 Santa Monica Blvd Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-1402
www.yeoldekingshead.com
  • Fish & Chips
    fried cod served w/ side of tartar sauce, but traditionalists add salt & malt vinegar; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1438 ratings
est. 1974; traditional British pub only steps from the beach; casual dining room, outdoor patio & gift shoppe; Justin Timberlake, Tom Cruise, Kate Beckinsale have visited
Wexler's DeliSee Wexler's Deli Video ($$)
(358 ratings)

616 Santa Monica Blvd Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(424) 744-8671
wexlersdeli.com
  • Hot-Smoked Salmon
    brined & slow cooked salmon, whipped cream cheese, capers & red onion on an everything bagel; "I can eat 2 of them...really melts in your mouth!" -Wolfgang Puck
3.0 out of 5
358 ratings
est. 2013; known for house cured & smoked meats & fish, bagels, sandwiches & more
Santa Monica, CA   (20 restaurants)    

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