Restaurants in Santa Monica

Best Restaurants

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Cobi's

Cobi's 2104 Main St, Santa Monica Indian • $$$

“fantastic. tasty. inventive. aesthetic. vibes. amazing service!”

4.5 Superb237 Reviews
Fia Restaurant 2454 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Italian • $$$$

“Beyond expectations! Best meal & service in at least 10 years. I’ll be back!”

4.1 Good443 Reviews
Milo & Olive 2723 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Pizza • $$

“Wow everything was so delicious. We sat at the bar in front of the open kitchen. It felt like an honor to watch all these incredibly talented people make such delicious food. Pizza makers, sauce makers, pasta makers, salad makers. Incredible. And all the staff was just lovely. Will be back for another special meal for sure!”

4.4 Superb145 Reviews
Tar & Roses 602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica New American • $$$

“Love the food here. Although the full dinners are very good, we prefer a number of small and medium plates that are exceptionally creative.Kid-friendliness: I. Would not recommend taking children there. Unless your 12 year old has a very sophisticated palate. It is not a place for young children. We keep coming back because the food is very good, and we like the atmosphere.Wheelchair accessibility: Looks like you can get anywhere on first floor, but very crowded.”

4.7 Superb487 Reviews
Chinois On Main 2709 Main St, Santa Monica Asian • $$$$

“Everything was absolutely fabulous!”

4.6 Superb170 Reviews
pasjoli 2732 Main St, Santa Monica French • $$$$

“An exquisite culinary pleasure to be had at this innovative eatery. A foodies’ haven as a gastronomical destination! All dishes we ordered were impeccably tasty.”

4.2 Good308 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Solidarity 1414 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica Polish • $$

“Loved the cozy environment especially in the patio area . Food was great! The potato cakes with apples was amazing . Our group of 9 loved all of the food ! Would recommend to others”

4.6 Superb149 Reviews
The Surfing Fox 120 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica New American • $$

“Saint!!!!!! Thank you so much for such an amazing experience. We came for 2 birthday celebrations, and you went above and beyond to make sure we had a blast. Can't wait until next time. THANKS SAINT, because you truly are.”

4.7 Superb210 Reviews
Crudo e Nudo 2724 Main St, Santa Monica Seafood • $$$

“Although I was a little put off by the paper plate table settings… this was by far the most delicious food I’ve had… a wildly unexpected treat! Simple yet brilliant flavors using incredible olive oil… it’s my new favorite place! Highly recommended…”

4.3 Superb106 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Cobi's 2104 Main St, Santa Monica Indian • $$$

“fantastic. tasty. inventive. aesthetic. vibes. amazing service!”

4.5 Superb237 Reviews
Milo & Olive 2723 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Pizza • $$

“Wow everything was so delicious. We sat at the bar in front of the open kitchen. It felt like an honor to watch all these incredibly talented people make such delicious food. Pizza makers, sauce makers, pasta makers, salad makers. Incredible. And all the staff was just lovely. Will be back for another special meal for sure!”

4.4 Superb145 Reviews
Crudo e Nudo 2724 Main St, Santa Monica Seafood • $$$

“Although I was a little put off by the paper plate table settings… this was by far the most delicious food I’ve had… a wildly unexpected treat! Simple yet brilliant flavors using incredible olive oil… it’s my new favorite place! Highly recommended…”

4.3 Superb106 Reviews
Isla 2424 Main St, Santa Monica Barbeque • $$$

“Awsome adress for having a good time!The whole team is doing an excellent job in hospitality. Flexible and friendly they take care of you and give smart advise on wines. Furthermore, the food is not just excellent. The chef learned his job in Italy and has managed to reproduce with local products a real distinguished cooking experience which is realy outstanding in taste and quality.Please go on like this. We will come back!”

4.3 Superb86 Reviews
Jyan Isaac Bread 1620 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica Bakery • $

“Absolutely the best bread. The seeded sourdough is the ultimate bread for brie grilled cheese, cheese boards when sliced and toasted or any sandwich for that matter. Their bagels and pasteries are also phenomenal. Worth.”

4.6 Superb113 Reviews
Fia Restaurant 2454 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Italian • $$$$

“Beyond expectations! Best meal & service in at least 10 years. I’ll be back!”

4.1 Good443 Reviews
Shunji Japanese Cuisine 3003 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica Japanese • $$$$

“Shunji Japanese Cuisine located near Santa MonicaRun by husband and wife Shunii, both very talkative.They almost kept interacting with the guests throughout the dinner. VerykindThe Omakase set meal price is 280$/per. There are 26 noodles in total on the day.Tao is the most filling omakase I have ever eaten. Even the chef said itIndeed, I had a lot of courses that day, usually about 22 courses, and the price/performance ratio was super high!My favorite is tomato tofu and cod liver toast (Picture 56)Shirako sushi is also very specialThe other two performances were also on par. However, I may have eaten too much at the beginning and was a little tired and full at the end, which made the impression of desserts mediocre.I still love this place and will visit again.Next door, there is Shunji's apprentice Miki's omakase room. I heard that the styles and tastes are different, so you can try it out!Shunji Japanese Cuisine located near Santa MonicaRun by husband and wife Shunii, both very talkative.They almost kept interacting with the guests throughout the dinner. VerykindThe Omakase set meal price is 280$/per. There are 26 noodles in total on the day.Tao is the most filling omakase I have ever eaten. Even the chef said itIndeed, I had a lot of courses that day, usually about 22 courses, and the price/performance ratio was super high!My favorite is tomato tofu and cod liver toast (Picture 56)Shirako sushi is also very specialThe other two performances were also on par. However, I may have eaten too much at the beginning and was a little tired and full at the end, which made the impression of desserts mediocre.I still love this place and will visit again.Next door, there is Shunji's apprentice Miki's omakase room. I heard that the styles and tastes are different, so you can try it out!”

4.4 Superb30 Reviews
Bar Monette 109 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica Tapas Bar • $$

“It was our 1st time there. Smaller than it looks in pics so I'd say it's a quaint place. Only a couple beer choices but decent amount of wine choices. The food is shareable which I prefer. The salads were sooo good! The 2 pizzas were sooo tasty. The bread with butter is light & airy. Sauces for the pizza crusts were a bonus.

Parking: Next door lot is $25 for about 2 hours”

4.1 Good117 Reviews
Soko 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Sushi • $$$$

“Great small and delicious Japanese Restaurant in the corner of the Fairmont Hotel! The most amazing and fresh fish. Under your eyes rolled sushi and brilliant side dishes, like miso soup, edamame and Japanese appetizers. A place to go and recommend to everybody.”

4.7 Superb43 Reviews
Fia Steak 2458 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Steak House • $$$$

“Brilliant service high class dining and very high quality food …”

4.3 Superb177 Reviews
Birdie G's 2421 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica American • $$$

“The food is both eclectic and delicious. The location is both artsy and industrial with warm and inviting staff. I highly recommend this place for a date, business, family, or anything because it’s fabulous.”

4.4 Superb94 Reviews
Chinois On Main 2709 Main St, Santa Monica Asian • $$$$

“Everything was absolutely fabulous!”

4.6 Superb170 Reviews
Tar & Roses 602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica New American • $$$

“Love the food here. Although the full dinners are very good, we prefer a number of small and medium plates that are exceptionally creative.Kid-friendliness: I. Would not recommend taking children there. Unless your 12 year old has a very sophisticated palate. It is not a place for young children. We keep coming back because the food is very good, and we like the atmosphere.Wheelchair accessibility: Looks like you can get anywhere on first floor, but very crowded.”

4.7 Superb487 Reviews
pasjoli 2732 Main St, Santa Monica French • $$$$

“An exquisite culinary pleasure to be had at this innovative eatery. A foodies’ haven as a gastronomical destination! All dishes we ordered were impeccably tasty.”

4.2 Good308 Reviews
Solidarity 1414 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica Polish • $$

“Loved the cozy environment especially in the patio area . Food was great! The potato cakes with apples was amazing . Our group of 9 loved all of the food ! Would recommend to others”

4.6 Superb149 Reviews
Fia Steak 2458 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Steak House • $$$$

“Brilliant service high class dining and very high quality food …”

4.3 Superb177 Reviews
The Upper West 3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica New American • $$

“good customer service. the ambiance is cool. friendly staff. the food is superb♡”

4.7 Superb195 Reviews

“Sogno Toscano is quint and beautiful place for meeting friends and family. Our brunch was delicious, their omelets is divine, light and fluffy. Coffee good and strong, just wish they refill as the cup is a bit tiny. A friend order pastrami, just too salty for her taste, but the mortadella was Devine with soft mozzarella cheese! Delish! it took me back to my Bologna vacation. Absolutely we will be back!!”

4.6 Superb255 Reviews

Outdoor Dining

BERBERE by T&T Lifestyle 508 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica Ethiopian • $$

“The food is Delicious, health, Tasty and Excellent custumer service. The owner Tete is super friendly, sweet and humble. I strongly suggest this place.”

4.7 Superb100 Reviews
Interstellar 109 Broadway, Santa Monica American • $$

“Buen sabor y porción de muy buen tálamo”

4.2 Good189 Reviews
Alfalfa 2309 Main St, Santa Monica Salad • $

“Almost too hip of an atmosphere. Looks futuristic and like a hipster puked all over it but it’s still cute. I miss the old schnackenbergs! This place looks odd in old cute charming uptown Hoboken. It’s very Portland-esque. Good salad tho.”

4.7 Superb78 Reviews
The Surfing Fox 120 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica New American • $$

“Saint!!!!!! Thank you so much for such an amazing experience. We came for 2 birthday celebrations, and you went above and beyond to make sure we had a blast. Can't wait until next time. THANKS SAINT, because you truly are.”

4.7 Superb210 Reviews
The Upper West 3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica New American • $$

“good customer service. the ambiance is cool. friendly staff. the food is superb♡”

4.7 Superb195 Reviews
Colapasta Restaurant 1241 5th St, Santa Monica Italian • $$

“Best to go when it opens. It gets busy pretty quickly! The lasagna was delicious and the service was exceptional. Was greeted immediately when I only put one foot in the patio.”

4.5 Superb106 Reviews
Cassia 1314 7th St, Santa Monica Southeast Asian • $$$

“Upscale southeast Asian-French fusion brasserie with a unique twist in culinary flavors. The Grilled Pig’s Tail with the house made fish sauce was simply sublime. Yum-o’licious!”

4.1 Good110 Reviews
Lunetta All Day 2420 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica New American • $$

“Lovely outdoor atmosphere. Super helpful waitress who went out of her way to accommodate my friend's dietary restrictions. Delicious food. Their burger is one of the best. Very highly recommend!”

4.3 Superb376 Reviews
Kappo Miyabi 702 Arizona Ave Suite BB, Santa Monica Sushi • $$

“This is a very good place for high-quality sushi in Santa Monica. We would recommend the sea bass, salmon, and blue fin sushi. If you want an alternative, the chicken on a skewer is tasty. The sushi can vary in price. Our three items cost $10.50, $13 and $16. So this is not inexpensive. But the sushi was very good. We dined on a Monday night, and the place was very quiet. Our waitress was courteous and attentive. The place has a nice ambience. And there is paid street parking nearby.”

4.4 Superb150 Reviews

“Sogno Toscano is quint and beautiful place for meeting friends and family. Our brunch was delicious, their omelets is divine, light and fluffy. Coffee good and strong, just wish they refill as the cup is a bit tiny. A friend order pastrami, just too salty for her taste, but the mortadella was Devine with soft mozzarella cheese! Delish! it took me back to my Bologna vacation. Absolutely we will be back!!”

4.6 Superb255 Reviews
THE Curious PALATE 395 Santa Monica Pl, Santa Monica New American • $$

“Great food and the owners were incredibly kind. One of our favorite things about vacation 2023. The Greene's from Idaho love you.”

4.7 Superb142 Reviews
Patrick's Roadhouse 106 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica Diner • $$

“I highly recommended everything but they fish and chips are my favorite! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”

4.3 Superb159 Reviews
Augie's On Main 2428 Main St, Santa Monica Chicken • $

“Amazing chicken. Simply delicious.”

4.3 Superb81 Reviews
Offhand Wine Bar 3008 Santa Monica Blvd SuIte A, Santa Monica Wine Bar • $$

“Natural wines and all the vibes! I’ve been following westside winos for years and their establishment does not disappoint! I always feel like I’m home when I’m here. Thank you for creating this space, we needed it.”

4.5 Superb38 Reviews
Via Veneto 3009 Main St, Santa Monica Italian • $$$$

“Beautiful restaurant! The food is excellent. We have been here repeatedly over several years— consistently gourmet Italian food. Had the pumpkin ravioli. Delicious. My husband had the veal limone- best anywhere. The cacio pepe, fabulous. The desserts are authentically Italian— which means not gooey, creamy— they are true Italian desserts. This is a restaurant worth visiting. And they have valet parking too! It's worth the investment.”

4.2 Good104 Reviews
Lunetta All Day 2420 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica New American • $$

“Lovely outdoor atmosphere. Super helpful waitress who went out of her way to accommodate my friend's dietary restrictions. Delicious food. Their burger is one of the best. Very highly recommend!”

4.3 Superb376 Reviews
BERBERE by T&T Lifestyle 508 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica Ethiopian • $$

“The food is Delicious, health, Tasty and Excellent custumer service. The owner Tete is super friendly, sweet and humble. I strongly suggest this place.”

4.7 Superb100 Reviews
Bun & Mi 1004 Montana Ave, Santa Monica Vietnamese • $$

“Hands down the best banh mi sandwich I’ve ever had! Their special soup was 10000/10 too. Really really good. Like homemade. Very nice owners, fantastic service. Will definitely be back and wish the owners best luck in everything!”

4.8 Superb251 Reviews

Online Reservation Available

Mélisse Restaurant 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica New American • $$$$

“The chef's restaurant is upscale but cozy, with only 5 tables, all across from the open air kitchen. The chef and waiter collaborate to serve you each dish, telling you the ingredients that go into each dish... like little stories. Such a special experience!”

4.4 Superb77 Reviews
Bodega Wine Bar 814 Broadway, Santa Monica Wine Bar • $$

“My friend Monique is a regular here and brought me along for after-work drinks a few times. The service, ambience, food, and drinks are so great that I’ve brought my husband back for date night, and he loved it too. We’ll be back for Sunday night trivia soon.”

4.5 Superb126 Reviews
Rustic Canyon 1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Wine Bar • $$$$

“Excellent dinner! The salads are delicious, lots of stuff, mix of texture and healthy nutrients for the most active lifestyle. As a vegan, the options are slim. The asparagus was tender and juicy. The Spring Salad was crunchy and refreshing. People loved the trout, the polenta was loose and devoured. I had the strawberry sherbet for dessert, sweet and full!”

4.2 Good69 Reviews
Esters Wine Shop & Bar 1314 7th St, Santa Monica Wine Bar • $$$

“Great out of the ordinary wine choices!”

4.2 Good68 Reviews

“If you want to go to a bar with perfect seating, great airflow, excellent drinks, flawless service l, a fantastic DJ, a parking lot, a nyc vibe, no one rushes you and you can even reserve a table for drinks…go to the Chestnut Club. My favorite new bar. 14th & Santa Monica Blvd @TheChestnutClub same owners as scopa and black market liquor!”

4.2 Good61 Reviews
Mercado 1416 4th St, Santa Monica Mexican • $$

“Wow this place is amazing the food , drinks and service get a "20" Will definitely recommend ❤”

4.5 Superb96 Reviews
Lanea 217 Broadway, Santa Monica Cocktail Bar • $

“So I was walking by this place and figured I’d stop as I was starving and didn’t see anywhere else that was this chill! To my accuracy, I was correct! Great music, great food, and great service! Would recommend!”

4.1 Good50 Reviews
Blue Plate Taco 1515 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica Mexican • $$

“The food was good, but they were busy and service was slow. They also extended their seating area, so we're sitting in the street, a couple of feet from busy traffic on ocean blvd.”

4.3 Superb249 Reviews
Piccolo Santa Monica 2127 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica Italian • $$$

“Sooo yummy and good service!”

4.4 Superb115 Reviews

“Amazing authentic Cucina Italiana, amazing happy hours price, time frame for enjoyable quality services, food and wine, only one negative part is no cocktail, no dirty martini!”

4.4 Superb114 Reviews
FIG RESTAURANT 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Bistros • $$$

“One of my favorite happy hour spots in LA. They give 50% off their whole menu 5-6pm (though still about $50/pp+) and their food/drink selection is pretty good. I will say I think this place used to be a LOT better, but still it's pretty good. I would NOT come here for full-priced meal.What we got this time:- FOOD: sizzling saganaki, beef tartare, mussels in a white sauce, dry aged steak medium rare- DRINKS: Miramar, lavender bees knees, Fuego de pina ( pineapple mezcal ), and mole old fashioned (chipotle infused)Would 100% reorder: beef tartare, mussels, sizzlingSaganaki- saganaki comes with a good show where they light the cheese on fire in front of you. Our waiter burnt some of the plant above us when lighting ours on fire (good thing it's fake?). Comes with right out the oven pita bread, which went so well with the cheese!- we love mussels and we loved the Hollander mussels! We thought it had a Thai twist to itWhat we'd avoid: steak frites, anything house-infused (lavender bees knees, mole old fashioned)- steak frites: we ordered medium rare and it came out overdone, bordering medium well/well done. Flavor was ok but was too over cooked- lavenders bees knees tasted like soap- mole old fashioned had an aftertaste with an INSANE jalapeño aftertaste, practically unbearable(All the drinks we ordered house infused tasted horrendous, which was a first for us, so think the person in charge of infusing must have not known what they were doing )”

4.4 Superb113 Reviews
Ye Olde King's Head 116 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica British • $$

“Really one of the best places to eat in Santa Monica. The wait staff is wonderful everyone is incredibly nice and it’s as if you become family when you’re here. The food is good and the atmosphere is great. It is a great place to meet up with friends, get some work done or just relax with family.”

4.3 Superb214 Reviews
Socalo 1920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica Mexican • $$

“We held a Wedding Rehearsal dinner in the Clark Oswald Room. The room was perfect, the staff were wonderful, and the food was beyond excellent. Cocktails top notch too. Everyone left very full and happy!! Highly recommend for your special occasion!!”

4.3 Superb203 Reviews
Library Alehouse 2911 Main St, Santa Monica American • $$

“Super delicious food and a diverse beer selection. The Brussel Sprouts are incredibly good. The burgers too. It's also great that 2 small burgers are served in the children's menu. These are easier to eat with small children's hands. We were there on a Wednesday evening and "got into" a trivia game that was held in the beautifully designed back area of ​​the restaurant and offered us great entertainment, even if we didn't play. Highly Recommended!

Kid-friendliness: Super sweet and great children's meals! There were other children there too!”

4.4 Superb107 Reviews
Manchego 2518 Main St, Santa Monica Spanish • $$

“Great food and service. This place never disappoints.”

4.3 Superb188 Reviews
Interstellar 109 Broadway, Santa Monica American • $$

“Buen sabor y porción de muy buen tálamo”

4.2 Good189 Reviews
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Isla

Isla 2424 Main St, Santa Monica Barbeque • $$$

“Awsome adress for having a good time!The whole team is doing an excellent job in hospitality. Flexible and friendly they take care of you and give smart advise on wines. Furthermore, the food is not just excellent. The chef learned his job in Italy and has managed to reproduce with local products a real distinguished cooking experience which is realy outstanding in taste and quality.Please go on like this. We will come back!”

4.3 Superb86 Reviews
Shirubē 424 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Izakaya • $$$
Recommended

“The sashimi morí was so fresh and delicious. The wagyu beef and black cod was tender and cooked perfectly. Our server, Julia, was friendly and provided great company and service. She gave great recommendations on the food. The hostess were great in seating us fast and friendly.”

4.4 Superb190 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

Jack In The Box 802 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica Fast Food • $

“brakefast jack ,jumbo jack,spicy chicken ice coffee”

2.7 Average90 Reviews
McDonald's 2902 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica Fast Food • $

“People are really friendly and helpful i love to go there”

2.6 Average84 Reviews
McDonald's 2712 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica Fast Food • $

“Made it halfway into the restaurant when I was signal with the cutthroat sign that they were closed so then I get in the drive-through and after 15 minutes of waiting because I had put my order online I find out that the restaurant is closed completely but they did have my order minus the drink so I couldn’t get a refund for the money for the drink so I was offered a water bottle. I don’t know if needmy soda for my big Mac and fries they should have signs up or even the McDonald’s sign off if they’re closed.”

2.1 Poor84 Reviews
THE Curious PALATE 395 Santa Monica Pl, Santa Monica New American • $$

“Great food and the owners were incredibly kind. One of our favorite things about vacation 2023. The Greene's from Idaho love you.”

4.7 Superb142 Reviews
Bar Monette 109 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica Tapas Bar • $$

“It was our 1st time there. Smaller than it looks in pics so I'd say it's a quaint place. Only a couple beer choices but decent amount of wine choices. The food is shareable which I prefer. The salads were sooo good! The 2 pizzas were sooo tasty. The bread with butter is light & airy. Sauces for the pizza crusts were a bonus.

Parking: Next door lot is $25 for about 2 hours”

4.1 Good117 Reviews
Birdie G's 2421 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica American • $$$

“The food is both eclectic and delicious. The location is both artsy and industrial with warm and inviting staff. I highly recommend this place for a date, business, family, or anything because it’s fabulous.”

4.4 Superb94 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Cookie Good 2448 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Bakery • $$

“No matter where I am, Cookie Good is always out of the way for me. 40 minutes from my house and 20 minutes from my office on a good day. But being Los Angeles, you can inflate those numbers.I say that to say, it is ALWAYS worth it! I usually show up right as they open to make sure I have the widest selection and I always feel welcomed when I stop by. The owners are super cool and are always happy to chat and talk about current, new and past flavors.I always look forward to stopping by because they rotate flavors so often that I always have something new to try whenever I stop in.

Dietary restrictions: They have gluten free options.”

4.8 Superb65 Reviews
Bun & Mi 1004 Montana Ave, Santa Monica Vietnamese • $$

“Hands down the best banh mi sandwich I’ve ever had! Their special soup was 10000/10 too. Really really good. Like homemade. Very nice owners, fantastic service. Will definitely be back and wish the owners best luck in everything!”

4.8 Superb251 Reviews
Fritto Misto 620 Santa Monica Blvd #A, Santa Monica Italian • $$

“Good fare at a fair price...”

4.4 Superb267 Reviews
Sunny Blue 2728 Main St, Santa Monica Japanese • $

“The taste of this Japanese onigiri restaurant is quite authentic, and its rice is the best I have ever eaten in the United States. Today I tried two flavors on site: miso beef and Sunny Blue curry, both of which are their signature dishes. The filling is full and the sauce is delicious. It doesn't have the problem of heavy taste that many American restaurants have. It should suit Asian tastes well.I ordered a bowl of kimchi miso soup. It was very special. It was the first time I had it. It was a little spicy. People who like kimchi will probably like it.There are no inside seats here, so you can eat directly on the roadside. It would be better if there were a few small stools for inside customers to eat. After all, rice balls are best eaten when they are hot, and the flavor will still be different if they are taken away cold.It’s a pity that I didn’t see egg rice balls on the menu.But in short, I still highly recommend this Japanese rice ball restaurant! !”

4.2 Good80 Reviews
Pier Burger 330 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Hamburger • $

“Delicioso!!!!! Muy recomendado”

4.7 Superb233 Reviews
Father's Office 1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica Gastropubs • $$

“Wow! So far this is one of the best places I've been traveling to have a beer! The selection on tap was awesome! The servers were amazing helping me choose a beer (s). Oh and the Manager running these stores took the time to talk with me as well as advice on the beer and . The menu/food I had a hard decision on with such an amazing selection of bar? food, but this was not bar food, it was the best bar food! They touted the best burger, which I almost did and would have been amazing but instead I went with the "if anyone puts this one on the menu it's going to be good" and went with the Grilled Artichoke ;-) OMG it was fawesome! I could eat all my veggies that way forever! Oh all while I I listened to Earth Wind and Fire ? ... ENOUGH SAID ?”

3.7 Good77 Reviews

“We had a really enjoyable dining experience and the food was amazing. Thoroughly recommended.”

4.3 Superb319 Reviews

“What an amazing breakfast! Frank our server was amazing! Split a huge breakfast burrito with my daughter and we had the OG and banana nut pancakes! Perfection! Everything so fresh and locally sourced… this will be our breakfast place every time we visit LA”

4.1 Good73 Reviews
Tumbi Craft 115 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica Indian • $$

“Great twist on classic Indian fare”

3.6 Good61 Reviews
The Brixton 2827 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica Gastropubs • $$

“We had brunch on a Sunday morning and it was delicious and filling. The staff is very kind and attentive to guests' needs without being intrusive. It is a very popular restaurant and it was already packed before 12 noon. Remember to make a reservation to avoid missing out on good ”

4.4 Superb108 Reviews
The Courtyard Kitchen 1211 Montana Ave #C, Santa Monica American • $$

“Sat down in an outdoor patio for a quick glass of wine and bruschetta Saturday afternoon. Pleasant and helpful wait staff, relaxing environment, definitely recommend!”

4.4 Superb102 Reviews
Vamos. Vamos. 2917 ½, 2917 Main St, Santa Monica Cocktail Bar • $$

“We tried this place for the first time and received great service from the staff, we had a larger group so they helped us fit extra chairs around the booth space we were sitting at.The food was extremely delicious, everyone at our table loved what they tried. The Green Chile Cheeseburger, Quesadillas, and New Chef Jaime California Burrito were among our favorites.”

4 Good84 Reviews
Citrin Restaurant 1104 Wilshire Blvd Suite A, Santa Monica Cocktail Bar • $$$$

“Service,drinks.food,ambiance.staff,etc.”

4 Good84 Reviews
Sweet Lady Jane 1631 Montana Ave, Santa Monica Bakery • $$

“Exceptionally high standards for cakes. And I enjoy the service thoroughly. Ordered the Beverly Cake, which is outstanding. I wish they would stay open later, though.”

4 Good47 Reviews
Cha Cha Chicken 1906 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica Caribbean • $$

“Great food and atmosphere! Very reasonable prices for a lot of food!”

4.3 Superb140 Reviews
Kappo Miyabi 702 Arizona Ave Suite BB, Santa Monica Sushi • $$

“This is a very good place for high-quality sushi in Santa Monica. We would recommend the sea bass, salmon, and blue fin sushi. If you want an alternative, the chicken on a skewer is tasty. The sushi can vary in price. Our three items cost $10.50, $13 and $16. So this is not inexpensive. But the sushi was very good. We dined on a Monday night, and the place was very quiet. Our waitress was courteous and attentive. The place has a nice ambience. And there is paid street parking nearby.”

4.4 Superb150 Reviews
Colapasta Restaurant 1241 5th St, Santa Monica Italian • $$

“Best to go when it opens. It gets busy pretty quickly! The lasagna was delicious and the service was exceptional. Was greeted immediately when I only put one foot in the patio.”

4.5 Superb106 Reviews
Fritto Misto 620 Santa Monica Blvd #A, Santa Monica Italian • $$

“Good fare at a fair price...”

4.4 Superb267 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

SaMo Pizza 1711 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica Pizza • $

“As italian, I have really enjoyed this pizza! I have ordered 1 XL and 1 L pizzas and he actually made me 2 XL pizzas! The service was fast and the guy very polite. I really recommend to stop by to enjoy quality time with a very good pizza!”

4.6 Superb150 Reviews
Pono Burger 829 Broadway, Santa Monica Hamburger • $$

“Excellent food and highest recommendation! Francis was a great server! When I return back to Santa Monica I will return back here and try other items.”

4.1 Good158 Reviews
El Pollo Loco 1906 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica Mexican • $

“Good service and good food�����������”

4.2 Good55 Reviews
Starbucks 216 26th St, Santa Monica Coffee Shops • $

“Always fresh coffees from its “CLOVER” machine is another reason to make this Starbucks different than the others. Fast and friendly baristas and beautiful atmosphere just misses an open air outdoor sitting area.”

3.7 Good20 Reviews
McDonald's 2809 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica Fast Food • $

“Irma your the best thank you for attending me as you saw me park my semi in the median made my day”

3.7 Good64 Reviews
Carl's Jr. 2727 Santa Monica Pl, Santa Monica Fast Food • $

“they're serious about a large fry”

3.6 Good112 Reviews
Starbucks 3020 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica Coffee Shops • $

“Very kind, allowing people to use their restrooms without the hassle. Aren't judgemental but also not quite on it when it comes to getting orders correct. Overall they seem to try an be friendly.

Parking: Always open spots in the parking lot. Convenient and they are cool about you getting a drink and kicking back in your car for a sec.”

2.6 Average41 Reviews
Jack In The Box 2025 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica Fast Food • $

“the person taking my order was Great!! i ordered three vaule menus and she only ran up two. she called the manager over so he can ring it up. she might forgot a order, she still took care of my needs! the employee deserves a raise! she even was making sure lobby was swept and mopped ! VERY GREAT WORKER so great that if i was manger at fast food restaurant i Hire her! ---John Karl Ritter , Blmgtn Mn.”

2.7 Average53 Reviews
Chick-fil-A 2207 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica Fast Food • $

“3rd time here on my holiday in LA and it’s been great every time. Particularly good customer service from Kaz - he was attentive, approachable and efficient. Thanks!

Dietary restrictions: Gluten free bun available! Super GF friendly :)”

3.1 Average107 Reviews
Burger King 1919 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica Burgers • $

“I'm just a big fan of Burger King ??

Parking: There's plenty of parking

Kid-friendliness: There is a kids menu and kids can get a crown ?

Wheelchair accessibility: It's wheelchair accessible”

2.8 Average72 Reviews
Wendy's 1340 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica Fast Food • $

“A regular place to stop on my way from work.

Vegetarian options: There were several items.

Dietary restrictions: Some options were available.

Parking: Depending on the time of day, there's usually a lot of parking. During lunchtime, it is hard to pull out if there's a line of cars. Late afternoon, evening is the best time for parking

Kid-friendliness: I believe that they have kid-friendly games and activity sets with their kids' meals. Very accommodating staff.

Wheelchair accessibility: You can roll straight in from the parking lot into the restaurant.”

3 Average111 Reviews
Del Taco 2425 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Fast Food • $

“Long time consumer first time in a long time. I hit up the value menu got the chicken street tacos the ones wrapped in aluminum thrifty tasty aim it at me it's going down for real also had some hard shell tacos what I like about Del taco is the consistency any location you go to you get the same deal good service good food. Sorry I cannot say the same for the atmosphere they must have seen a pigeon walking in i had a target on my back .Some guy pulled up right next to me while I was ordering literally this guy just locking eyes with my wallet and in a almost empty restaurant when I went to go sit down he sat right next to me .”

2.8 Average78 Reviews
Taco Bell 1624 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica Fast Food • $

“My only two real issues are that the drive-thru is a bit tough to get thru sometimes, I have a '97 Lexus ES300 that has a pretty long body and I have to sometimes readjust to reach the window after making my order. My other issue is that unless the Taco Bell theme nowadays is less seating, I would appreciate more of those bolted to the floor outside tbh. I don't know, other than that it's great. I love Taco Bell lol. I recommend this one for a quick drive thru, they also have two self-order kiosks inside.”

2.7 Average78 Reviews
McDonald's 1540 2nd St, Santa Monica Fast Food • $

“Orders are accurate, so there wasn't really much interaction, and there's always something free or less than $2 on the app. Store is always clean.LADIES, the restroom is usually an 8/10??Sometimes there's weirdos in the area, but that's ANYWHERE in LA now.”

3 Average152 Reviews
Patrick's Roadhouse 106 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica Diner • $$

“I highly recommended everything but they fish and chips are my favorite! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”

4.3 Superb159 Reviews
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Soko

Soko 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Sushi • $$$$

“Great small and delicious Japanese Restaurant in the corner of the Fairmont Hotel! The most amazing and fresh fish. Under your eyes rolled sushi and brilliant side dishes, like miso soup, edamame and Japanese appetizers. A place to go and recommend to everybody.”

4.7 Superb43 Reviews
Bodega Wine Bar 814 Broadway, Santa Monica Wine Bar • $$

“My friend Monique is a regular here and brought me along for after-work drinks a few times. The service, ambience, food, and drinks are so great that I’ve brought my husband back for date night, and he loved it too. We’ll be back for Sunday night trivia soon.”

4.5 Superb126 Reviews

Fine Dining

Meat On Ocean 1501 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica Steak House • $$$$

“My first Dine LA restaurant, Meat on Ocean, was located on the main thoroughfare in Santa Monica, very close to the ocean. The environment of the restaurant is also very good, with the feeling of American TV series and movies. I was very satisfied with the taste of the cuisine.”

4.1 Good512 Reviews
1 Pico 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica Seafood • $$$$

“Bartender was very busy yet still perfectly attentive! He made me a drink that was absolutely delicious and recommend the scallops with corn side dish. I can honestly say it was perfection!!”

4.1 Good126 Reviews
BOA Steakhouse 101 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica Steak House • $$$$

“Best porterhouse we've ever had, best view, best service, best seats for our anniversary. We went early on Saturday at 5:30 and timing was perfect. Going back very soon! Thank you!”

4.3 Superb127 Reviews
The Lobster 1602 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica Seafood • $$$$

“Great food, creative cuisine”

3.8 Good277 Reviews
Capo 1810 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica Italian • $$$$

“utterly amazing!!! the food, service, ambiance....everything!!!”

4 Good119 Reviews
Giorgio Baldi 114 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica Italian • $$$$

“Incredibly fabulous food. Very professional wait staff. Can't thank Roberta and Elena enough. Thanks so much.”

3.6 Good113 Reviews
Opaque 2020 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica American • $$$$

“I have gone twice, And be wise whom you take. Grown mature people only… This is an EXPERIENCE not just going to a restaurant to eat out. Definitely not 5 star food.. Yes the food is just ok.. nothing fancy, but it’s not bad. I absolutely enjoyed myself both times I went, Im planning on making another reservation this month for another daughters birthday. It’s is very pricey but if your open minded and like and want to enjoy different experiences you’ll love this. It’s worth the money… don’t listen to them who say it’s not. They probably would rather spend there money on just baseball games and poker.”

3 Average2 Reviews
La Conde 1519 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Mexican • $$$$

“Okay... we were the only ones in the restaurant from 6:30-8:30. But we could not figure out why!? We were a party of 10 and we had a nice time - but where was everyone? Coachella? The servers were nice, the cocktails were yummy and the food was really good (we've had better but it was really good and nice sized portions). BUT why wasn't anyone there? The room & ambience is cool too. Weird.”

3.1 Average255 Reviews
The Misfit Bar & Restaurant 225 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica American • $$

“We had a really enjoyable dining experience and the food was amazing. Thoroughly recommended.”

4.3 Superb319 Reviews
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Cassia

Cassia 1314 7th St, Santa Monica Southeast Asian • $$$

“Upscale southeast Asian-French fusion brasserie with a unique twist in culinary flavors. The Grilled Pig’s Tail with the house made fish sauce was simply sublime. Yum-o’licious!”

4.1 Good110 Reviews
Blue Plate Taco 1515 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica Mexican • $$

“The food was good, but they were busy and service was slow. They also extended their seating area, so we're sitting in the street, a couple of feet from busy traffic on ocean blvd.”

4.3 Superb249 Reviews

Cheap Eats

The Juice Market 800 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica Juice • $

“SO amazing! William and his team make everything fresh with the most outstanding customer service! My dad and I were visiting the area and this magical place was nearby- for 4 days they juiced our morning medicine with love- 32oz of celery juice each! and shared so many other delicious treats! The bowls are stunning to look at and taste even better! An added bonus? The beats were always pumping out pure joy to add to the mix! If you’re looking for fuel made from the heart, The Juice Bar is your spot! Thank you William and Jimena! ?”

4.9 Superb31 Reviews

“Great new neighborhood spot! The food is healthy and delicious. Lots of variety on the menu so everyone should have a few excellent choices!”

4.4 Superb77 Reviews

“excellent salad. thank you ben”

4.3 Superb119 Reviews
Yagul Cafe 530 Wilshire Blvd Suite 107, Santa Monica Cafe • $

“Found this little place on Wilshire and decided to try it. They have lots of vegetarian and vegan options, as well as traditionally influenced Oaxacan food. I thought it was delicious.”

4.8 Superb86 Reviews
Uppers Cafe & Bakeshop 2024 Broadway, Santa Monica Breakfast • $

“Upper's Cafe is a true gem with a serious attention to details. There's a reason why people give them the coveted 5-star reviews! Because they deserve it! From the quality of the coffee to the baked good and deliciously prepared food items, you absolutely cannot go wrong. Treat yourself to an amazing coffee with a great meal and a side of awesome customer service. The photo should provide some serious evidence of my claims. This place is the real deal - test me and try it for yourself! (GET THE CHEF'S BAGEL - IT'S INSANE)”

4.8 Superb72 Reviews
Heavy Handed 2912 Main St, Santa Monica Hamburger • $

“absolutely delicious burgers and sauce. the customer service and people working there where really nice and great people”

4.2 Good149 Reviews
Sushi Vegan 2400 Main St, Santa Monica Vegan • $

“Wow! I’m traveling from Denver and being vegan I was immediately drawn to Vegan Sushi in Santa Monica. I ordered #17 The Volcano Roll! Wow wow wow. Best vegan sushi I’ve had. It’s full of flavor, mouth watering, just the right amount of spice. If I lived here I’d be a regular! 5 star!!!”

4.6 Superb117 Reviews
The Backyard 1657 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica Steak House • $

“Best steak and service . Say hi to Hillary she is the best !!!”

4.4 Superb46 Reviews
Papi Tacos & Churros 313 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Mexican • $

“Fantastic authentic Mexican street-style food. The tacos are on the smaller side, but incredibly flavourful, and honestly probably the best I have ever had. Love the artwork on the wall! I would totally come back again! Highly recommend!”

4.5 Superb170 Reviews
LOKL HAUS 2627 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica Coffee Shops • $

“Lovely family business. Great food & drinks, easy parking, inside & outside seating, affordable prices & totally relaxed & comfy athmosfere!”

4.7 Superb85 Reviews
Kafe K 2209 Main St B, Santa Monica Coffee & Tea • $

“Absolutely love this local spot. The staff is so friendly and welcoming, the food is always delicious. You need to try the avocado toast, and the oatmeal! Wow! I really look forward to coming here for breakfast or lunch. The atmosphere is great, they have good background music, sweet little decorations and a variety of people who come from locals to visitors. I highly recommend this place, it will not disappoint!”

4.6 Superb108 Reviews
The Daily Pint 2310 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica Bar • $

“One of a kind whiskey-craft beer neighborhood tavern/pub. Absolute Santa Monica / westside institution.”

4.3 Superb54 Reviews

“These wagyu burgers are to die for! We were so hungry walking around downtown Santa Monica when we walked past a sign for HiHo Burgers. At first we were skeptical because it looked like a place that charged $40-$50 for a designer burger, but low and behold this was actually the cheapest most filling meal we had during our trip to LA! My wife and I ate there twice in the same day. First for lunch then for dinner and it was so worth it! Great idea to drop by before or after your visits to the nearby movie, LACMA, and Car museums.Parking: There is a parking garage entrance just to the of the entrance of the restaurant. It is fairly inexpensive and the restaurant validated our parking for us. The garage is spacious and I was able to get my tuck in and out easily. Also it was so nice to be in a garage and not parked on the busy street in the hot sun. This garage is also great for the nearby museums, just a 5-10 minute walk away.”

4.4 Superb256 Reviews
Caffe Luxxe 225 26th St, Santa Monica Coffee Shops • $

“Got a latte made with almond milk it was average no complaints but, a bit overpriced for what you get. They have some nice outdoor seating, as well as some indoor. It’s very busy because the country mart is a great fun spot. I would probably just get a coffee and pastry from the farm shop which is no less expensive but I like it better. I will have to try their croissants in the future, they looked good.Also not that it is any doing by the cafe but the parking is free with validation but it was filled up like it usually is on the weekend and a spot opened and they told me I could only valet it for an extra 5 bucks which seemed odd.”

4.4 Superb35 Reviews
Rae's Restaurant 2901 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica Diner • $

“Rae's is a blast from the past, an original 1950's tiny diner! Perfect for breakfast. Prices are very reasonable compared to other restaurants such as Mel's Diner. Presentation of food is not important here. They bring out the food fast! This is not a fancy diner, but rather a simple cozy local breakfast diner that has not changed much since the 1950s in decor.I had the Rae's Special Omelette which is chunks of chicken, onions zucchini and cheese. The omelette was a bit hard, not soft and fluffy, but it was tasty with the breakfast potatoes and toast. This was under $12.My friend ordered the 2 eggs, 2 sausage and biscuit. The gravy was an extra .69 cents. She enjoyed her meal.On Sunday around 10:30am, the wait for two was not bad at all. Service was good, service with a smile, even though they were short staffed. They all worked very hard.Restrooms are located from the outside patio. You will need to ask the staff for the code to unlock them.Park on the side streets. Read the parking signs carefully to avoid any parking tickets.”

4.2 Good88 Reviews
Mélisse Restaurant 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica New American • $$$$

“The chef's restaurant is upscale but cozy, with only 5 tables, all across from the open air kitchen. The chef and waiter collaborate to serve you each dish, telling you the ingredients that go into each dish... like little stories. Such a special experience!”

4.4 Superb77 Reviews
Ye Olde King's Head 116 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica British • $$

“Really one of the best places to eat in Santa Monica. The wait staff is wonderful everyone is incredibly nice and it’s as if you become family when you’re here. The food is good and the atmosphere is great. It is a great place to meet up with friends, get some work done or just relax with family.”

4.3 Superb214 Reviews
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Mercado

Mercado 1416 4th St, Santa Monica Mexican • $$

“Wow this place is amazing the food , drinks and service get a "20" Will definitely recommend ❤”

4.5 Superb96 Reviews
Lobster & Beer Santa Monica 530 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Seafood • $$

“Fun atmosphere and great food.”

4.6 Superb141 Reviews
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Socalo

Socalo 1920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica Mexican • $$

“We held a Wedding Rehearsal dinner in the Clark Oswald Room. The room was perfect, the staff were wonderful, and the food was beyond excellent. Cocktails top notch too. Everyone left very full and happy!! Highly recommend for your special occasion!!”

4.3 Superb203 Reviews

“The seafood was amazing!!! I just wish there was an option for warm crab legs instead of chilled. The special needed a tad bit more seasoning. Definitely recommend visiting for saving money from the other places close to Santa Monica Pier. If you looking for seafood to take home they have an amazing selection. Also it doesn’t smell like a seafood market. Which to me is big.”

4.6 Superb138 Reviews
Chez Jay 1657 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica Steak House • $$

“Good food, quick service, relaxed atmosphere”

4.5 Superb92 Reviews
La Vecchia Cucina 2654 Main St, Santa Monica Italian • $$

“great venue. great customer service, excellent appetizers.”

4.5 Superb209 Reviews
Manchego 2518 Main St, Santa Monica Spanish • $$

“Great food and service. This place never disappoints.”

4.3 Superb188 Reviews
Sweet Maple 1705 Ocean Ave Unit #110, Santa Monica Brunch • $$

“A.m.a.z.i.n.g. Loved the service and hospitality. The decor was lovely. The food choices were plenty. The coffee taste and texture was spot on. My egg scramble with mixed potatoes dish was very tasty and satisfying. Worth the extra value honestly”

4.5 Superb192 Reviews
Piccolo Santa Monica 2127 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica Italian • $$$

“Sooo yummy and good service!”

4.4 Superb115 Reviews
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