M Street Kitchen

M Street Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mstreetkitchen.com/
  • Phone: (310) 396-9145x
  • 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: American, Californian
  • 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
M Street Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (35)great for brunch (31)great for outdoor dining (30)good for groups (29)great for lunch (24)kid-friendly (20)fit for foodies (17)hot spot (11)romantic (7)notable wine list (5)special occasion (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (2)Show More
  • had a great time!
    apemayhem
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    the food was stellar...the scottish salmon was fantastic! the service was fun & friendly without the snootiness one can expect from other "trendy" spots. it was really loud - but came off as fun and bustling. overall, great experience! we even came back the next morning for baked goods that were out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tourist from Texas
    Frank
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had an enjoyable time at M Kitchen for a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic
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  • horrible food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Quality of food was extremely poor.....way overpriced!
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  • Great Place
    Grandma2ten
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I am pleased with M Street. Everytime I have been there the food is excellent and the service is good. It is a little noisy if you want to have conversations but the place is great for a group to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place, food & happy hour!
    Albal02
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We really like this place. If the service was better & more efficient then I would say that we love this place. Multiple different occasions of different girls at the hostess table are always flustered and unfriendly. Always takes too long to get the check, unfortunately. Not something that sits well with us. Thankfully, the food is always yummy and the happy hour menu is awesome-$4.95 for a burger that's actually delicious! I'd order the double patty for $8.95 though because they're smaller than the regular menu burger. Kale chips and pesto cauliflower are my favorite things!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Santa Monica Favorite
    Chinakat
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Every time we dine a M Street everything is on point. We love this place and will continue to keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good breakfast
    DougEFood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went with the family - 3 kids. All loved their food. I really liked breakfast sandwich and particularly that bacon- oh so good. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi
    EastMeetsWest
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    tried their tuna sushi appetizer and loved it. never gone wrong at M street kitchen
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a disappointing time
    willis
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
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  • Enjoyed the food
    malinatr
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We ate at M Street on a Saturday night. The fried chicken was really good. They didn't have the greatest wine/beer selections so we went somewhere else afterwards for a night cap. The service was so-so. There were plenty of tables outside but we ended up inside which was fine. The place really cleared out after 9p. Overall I'd say M Street Kitchen is a fine alternative if you're not in the mood for a long wait and got caught without weekend dinner reservations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!
    mcm7569
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Staff went above and beyond to ensure a great meal:)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DJIcemanVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    MSK is back to its old high standards of food quality, service, and taste. What a relief!
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  • great neighborhood spot
    izzycat
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food has never disappointed us - they have a nice happy hour menu and our kids love it too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They ruined it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    It was my favorite place. They raise prices, shrunk portions, eliminated favorite items, and got rid of good ingredients. Otherwise great
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservations helpful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So glad we chose M Kitchen
    Fabfood
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at m street
    petersmgmt
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fine
    fred
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    goe there often great for business lunch or breakfast, food is above average
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good lunch spot
    ecdoodle
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DJIcemanVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Brunch
    Saph3
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    kmw3000
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food was mediocre and it was too loud to converse.
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  • Great experience
    rawie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great all around
    Suras17
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I remembered
    GoldieVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • So nice to see such sweet service
    MamaVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 610 reviews are from the M Street Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Always Solid
    spatellosVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Okay
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • M Street Kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    CaFoodie
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    not sure if the food or the service was better. Great job LEY!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • annoyed
    egsmVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A must for Breakfast!
    pinkladyVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Breakfast Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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  • DJIcemanVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    SofiaVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet
    KT23
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Great Happy Hour menu and kid's eat free during Happy Hour!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate