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M Street Kitchen

M Street Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mstreetkitchen.com
  • Phone: (310) 396-9145
  • Hours of Operation: SUNDAY - THURSDAY:
    Breakfast: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Lunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    FRIDAY & SATURDAY
    Breakfast: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Lunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: 4:00pm - 11:00am

    HAPPY HOUR DAILY 4:00pm - 6:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, American
  • Executive Chef: Lincoln Fuge
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bicknell
  • Parking: Valet
A word from M Street Kitchen
Located just blocks from Venice Beach, M Street Kitchen, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant serves up commonly loved classics with a twist and presents an eclectic menu of fresh and delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Disappointing experience. My salad was soggy and the dinners took forever to be served ...three of our children were more more and more disruptive and it would have helped enormously if the waitress had been a little attentive and brought some bread to assuage the children."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Staff went above and beyond to ensure a great meal:)"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "MSK is back to its old high standards of food quality, service, and taste. What a relief!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The food has never disappointed us - they have a nice happy hour menu and our kids love it too."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "It was my favorite place. They raise prices, shrunk portions, eliminated favorite items, and got rid of good ingredients. Otherwise great"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "we made reservations so we didnt have to wait on a busy sunday morning. the food was good but there was a mistake on the order, so by the time they brought the corrected item, the rest of the food was cold. service was good, fun, family oriented on weekends. this place was recommended for having an open feeling and good food."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We are on a visit from England and M Kitchen was recommended to us and we can now see why! Our experience was good from start to finish. We loved the atmosphere-relaxed yet excellent service. Our waitress was attentive and our food arrived promptly. We had the snow crab to start with, which was wonderful and then I had the salmon which was perfectly cooked and the best that I have had whilst in Santa Monica! It would be great to have an M Kitchen in the UK!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We brought a big party ( there were 10 of us). Service was a little slow but friendly and everyone enjoyed their dinners. Wine was very good."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "goe there often great for business lunch or breakfast, food is above average"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I have been to the restaurant when it was called "Main Street Kitchen", but this is the first time after it's name changed t "M Street Cafe". The menu is more or less the same as I remember, I had the Brussels sprout salad (with Chicken), my friend had a grilled fish sandwich, both excellent. I would come back. it's a good lunch spot in Santa Monica, if you want to avoid the downtown area."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "It took almost 15 minutes after we were seated for anyone to even come to welcome us or to offer water. But after that slow start, things got much better. Our server was friendly and attentive, the food was well-prepared and reasonably-priced, and overall we enjoyed our meal."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great place for brunch, the openness and staff are absolutely wonderful. Food also is churned out at an incredible rate. Turnover is quick and makes the wait worth it even on busy weekends."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I've probably been to M Street 50 times. I take friends and family here when they visit from out of town. This last visit was awful. They have a new menu (fine), prices have increased a lot (not great, but fine) and the food was absolutley awful (so not fine). We complained to our waitress about the food (bad chicken & flavorless tacos) and she apologized, but brought us a full bill despite the fact that my friend had only eaten 3 bites of the chicken. The manager eventually removed the chicken, but $20 for an iced tea and about 3/4 of a cup of black beans, 3/4 of a cup of grilled vegetables, 3 corn tortillas and some salsa? Never again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was mediocre and it was too loud to converse."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My husband and I drove all the way from Burbank to go on a date night to use our gift certificate. It was well worth it! Great choices for vegetarians. Hubby's salmon was cooked perfectly! Waiter very knowledgeable about the wine. Will go again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food and drinks were great. The service wonderful. Ketchup was spilled on me, but it was a complete accident and the way it fell, we can't explain how it got on me. They were very apologetic and provided wipes to clean my pants. The only thing I'd recommend it to provide something a little more substantial than a free cookie. A comp'd drink would've been better. I would definitely go back though. Delicious and great for girls night or date night."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Three of us went to M Street on a Sunday evening for a casual dinner. The menu had changed; there we're fewer items and the prices had gone up since my last visit a few months ago. We ordered tacos and nachos. Service was slow and we waited far too long for our simple meal. The noise level was so high that it was hard to enjoy our conversation while we waited for our food to arrive. We will not return."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "What could be better than sweet service, good food and a great location? M Street is new for me. Impressed with the quality of the food and look forward to returning for many more meals."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We live about a block away from M Street, and definitely take it for granted. We have been so many times that sometimes we forget just how good it is. Among our table was the ahi, the salmon, the brick chicken, and the chicken chopped salad. Everyone left still talking about how good their food was. They have the best happy hour from 4:30-6:30, a great dining club, and the best cookies in town."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went for Mother's Day dinner. Mother's burger and fries were cold. They whisked it away with a sincere apology, brought her a hot, new burger/fries combo and took it off the bill. You can't beat that! Super nice. Two of us had Miso Salmon. DELICIOUS! There was not one morsel left on my plate! Sangria is a bargain at $5 a glass."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "M-Street is tried and true. You get good value for your buck, and the family friendly happy hour is a must for parents. Only complaint on our last trip for breakfast was they had no pancakes on Mother's Day. Apparently there was a batter disaster of some kind. Mom really wanted pancakes too. Oh well. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good drinks, food and service. Went on a Tuesday night and I felt that the kitchen and bar closed too early at 10pm. I was with a group and by the time we were done eating, we couldn't order any dessert that wasn't a cookie. Also bar closed early so we had to stock up on drinks at the table before it closed to last us thorough the meal. They shouldn't have given us a reservation for a large group at 9pm if that was the case or should have let us know we would've been rushed to order everything right away due to their closing their kitchen and bar early. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "not sure if the food or the service was better. Great job LEY!!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We showed up for our brunch reservation...booked thru Open Table. The hostess could not "find it" and was NOT so nice about it! I showed her the confirmation of the reservation on my phone, etc. she gave us a "whatever shrug" and proceeded to seat the people behind us. The restaurant is in a great location in a neighborhood starving for restaurants...but the service is totally hit or miss...if you show up on a "miss" day your experience can be pretty bad....and the hostess reigns over her domain without much grace or consideration for her guests. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Serves Breakfast-Brunch til 3pm. Outstanding choices among breakfast and lunch items. Relaxing atmosphere and great place to meet friends. Always excellent service. Eggs Benedict and French Toast a must. Great lunch too! Adjoining Bakery. takes reservations. Casual!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Everything about dining at M Street Kitchen was great. We had breakfast on Easter morning. Sat outside in the sun. Had a delightful waiter. Our family of four each had a different breakfast dish - all were great. Service, location, food, ambience - all were great!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This used to be one of our favorite places for breakfast, but the food has really gone downhill lately. I don't know if there's a new chef, or if they're getting cheap on the ingredients, or what the situation is. It's still good, but not worth choosing over other restaurants any longer, which is a shame."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Great neighborhood restaurant on Main Street in Santa Monica. You can bring your dog and sit outside on the patio. My only complaint is that there are not enough vegetarian entrees on the dinner menu. Veggie tacos are the only option. They have a great veggie burger on the lunch menu, but refuse to serve it after 4:00pm."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We showed up right before they were closing the kitchen. There weren't many people there; however, it seems like a fun place to go with a group of people."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Great place that my mom and I grabbed lunch. Sat in the beautiful sun on the patio, drank sangria, and munched on delicious food. Couldn't be happier."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great Happy Hour menu and kid's eat free during Happy Hour!!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I've been here for lunch and sat outside. Don't go for dinner. Indoors there is a stale odor. And the food two of us ordered, a brussel sprout salad, was soggy and placed sideways on the plate, kinda thrown on there. Except for the burgers, everything was pretty crappy. And the smell... Did I mention $200 for dinner for 5? And one of us was a kid. Keep it to breakfast and lunch and eat OUTSIDE if you don't like bad odors while eating."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Came here to meet a friend for the first time. The food and the atmosphere was romantic but, casual enough to not be uncomfortable for a first date. Nice place. Felt really relaxed. Service from Angie B was great. Hostess was very nice too."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had a wide range of choices for our brunch. We all loved what we ordered. Quality was very good."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "so glad we made reservations! key on Sunday brunch. Great spot for out of town guests- menu is broad enough to please everyone."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Their sushi, the tacos, the chicken, everything was outstanding (usually it's hard to find a place where they excel in everything, but I've found that is exactly what the Lettuce Entertain You Corporation does). Service was fantastic...the dessert was out of this world, and we all can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great food, lively, and fun. This is a happening lunch spot. Everything was great except that the service was very slow. Don't go here if you are in a hurry. Though we didn't ask for a b'day dessert, the waitress overheard us say it was one of our birthdays, and she surprised us and brought a delicious cookie for dessert. Very sweet."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Always a great, reliable spot, especially for a larger group or if you don't have rezzies. Even if there's a waiting line, things move quickly. We were 4 adults and two wee ones who needed booster chairs and the staff were very accommodating. I really enjoy their eggs benedict but I'm guessing you have to order your yolks soft as the last two times I've ordered it, they've come back hard cooked?! The brussells sprout salad with a side of grilled mahi was very good, but slightly underdressed. It lacked a certain "je ne sais quoi" although the fish was perfectly grilled and delicious. Any place that makes a Bloody Mary from scratch is aces in my books and they are tasty! M Street is a good stand by in the 'hood."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for breakfast. Location is good if you want to take kids to Tongva Park. Good on-street parking if you go by 9 am or you can park in the Civic Aud. parking lot. But food was disappointing. Latte was not good. Scrambled eggs and kids' pancakes were dry. Service was adequate but restaurant wasn't full. Won't go back or recommend this restaurant at least for breakfast."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Noisy inside, quiet out, but the noisy inside (with high ceilings) and great menu make it an ideal place to go with kids. Great menu for adults and kids, and breakfast served most of the day. Don't miss the cookies on the way out from the bakery."
    Dined on 2/7/2014