Best American Restaurants in Santa Monica

Tar & RosesTar & Roses
(1769)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Upper WestUpper West
(1692)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
The LobsterThe Lobster
(3848)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Opaque - Dining in the Dark, LAOpaque - Dining in the Dark, LA
(457)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
TerrazzaTerrazza
(172)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Izzy's DeliIzzy's Deli
(65)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Belcampo- Santa MonicaBelcampo- Santa Monica
(532)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Del Frisco's Grille - Santa MonicaDel Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica
(822)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Catch at Hotel Casa del MarCatch at Hotel Casa del Mar
(1116)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
The IndependenceThe Independence
(174)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Brick+Mortar (Santa Monica)Brick+Mortar (Santa Monica)
(72)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
The Dining Room at Shangri-LaThe Dining Room at Shangri-La
(250)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Craft Los AngelesCraft Los Angeles
(3444)
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American | Century City, Westside
Superba Food & BreadSuperba Food & Bread
(269)
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American | Venice, Westside
The Brentwood Restaurant and LoungeThe Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge
(406)
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American | Brentwood, Westside
Local Kitchen + Wine BarLocal Kitchen + Wine Bar
(316)
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American | West Los Angeles, Westside
Rose Cafe - RestaurantRose Cafe - Restaurant
(721)
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American | Venice, Westside
Nook BistroNook Bistro
(424)
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American | West Los Angeles, Westside
Hatchet HallHatchet Hall
(718)
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American | Culver City, Westside
The Six - WLAThe Six - WLA
(76)
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American | West Los Angeles, Westside

Best Italian Restaurants in Santa Monica

CapoCapo
(746)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Vito RestaurantVito Restaurant
(568)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
La Vecchia CucinaLa Vecchia Cucina
(1353)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Via VenetoVia Veneto
(463)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Obica Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina - Santa MonicaObica Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina - Santa Monica
(303)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Locanda PortofinoLocanda Portofino
(535)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
North Italia - Santa MonicaNorth Italia - Santa Monica
(486)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Valentino - LAValentino - LA
(1405)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Osteria BIGOLIOsteria BIGOLI
(95)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Locanda del LagoLocanda del Lago
(554)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
ToscanaToscana
(381)
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Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Barrique VeniceBarrique Venice
(243)
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Italian | Venice, Westside
Il SegretoIl Segreto
(360)
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Italian | Bel-Air, Westside
Divino - BrentwoodDivino - Brentwood
(473)
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Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Terroni - BeverlyTerroni - Beverly
(552)
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Italian | West Los Angeles, Westside
Locanda PositanoLocanda Positano
(1032)
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Italian | Marina del Rey, Westside
Pastina TrattoriaPastina Trattoria
(310)
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Italian | West Los Angeles, Westside
Vincenti RistoranteVincenti Ristorante
(341)
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Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Carmine's - Los AngelesCarmine's - Los Angeles
(221)
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Italian | Century City, Westside
Amici BrentwoodAmici Brentwood
(342)
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Italian | Brentwood, Westside

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Santa Monica Restaurants

Via VenetoVia Veneto
463 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

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Tar & RosesTar & Roses
1769 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

The fried red snapper and Oxtail dumplings are a must!! Great wine and beer selection, great food and service. More

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Orto Santa MonicaOrto Santa Monica
5 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Always amazing food, outstanding & personable service, an excellent owner who’s involved in both the kitchen and with the diners. Always a treat to dine here! More

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Forma RestaurantForma Restaurant
647 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Amazing food and service. Will definitely go back and bring friends! More

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Caffe DelfiniCaffe Delfini
46 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

We love this wonderful neighborhood italian restaurant. Warm and inviting atmosphere, delicious food, lovely wait staff AND you can carry on a conversation with everyone at the table. Highly recommend. An oasis from a loud, stressful world. Love, love, love!!!! More

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CapoCapo
746 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Capo is always special. The ambience is great, and the food and service are excellent. Our most recent visit was memorable for the uni pasta and the Bryan Flannery Dry Aged Kansas City Steak. The steak was among the best I have enjoyed in Los Angeles and was so big that I ate half for dinner and half the next morning for breakfast. Appreciation to our server Roger for the recommendation. Highly recommended. More

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Vito RestaurantVito Restaurant
568 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

We love this restaurant. It's our "go to" for family birthdays and holidays. Every time we go, we talk about when we can go back. We all have our favorite dishes and it would be fun to go more often and try different things. Everything we've had at this restaurant is delicious. The service is outstanding. The dessert cart is amazing and so much fun. More

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InothekeInotheke
195 reviews
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Mediterranean | Santa Monica, Westside

Excellent food. Very nice people More

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ManchegoManchego
440 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Santa Monica, Westside

This is an amazing place to eat and drink wine. I would highly recommend it for dates also. More

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La Vecchia CucinaLa Vecchia Cucina
1353 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Loved La Vecchia! Food was delicious and atmosphere great too! First time there and they gave us a seat by the window! Great table-waitress very nice too! More

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Mercado - Santa MonicaMercado - Santa Monica
983 reviews
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Mexican | Santa Monica, Westside

Great vibe, awesome service! Good place to meet friends for margaritas and food! Had the pineapple marg—was excellent. Fun place to go! More

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Locanda PortofinoLocanda Portofino
535 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

As always, this restaurant is first class with fantastic dishes and a great wine list. Everyone in our party of 5 was blown away by the meal. More

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Blue Plate TacoBlue Plate Taco
584 reviews
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Mexican | Santa Monica, Westside

Every time we vacation in Southern California we visit Blue Plate at least once, in fact, we might plan a short trip from SLC if we get a hankering! Great food, great service, fun atmosphere, and right above the Pacific. Pretty fine memories! More

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BOA Steakhouse - Santa MonicaBOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
1737 reviews
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Steak | Santa Monica, Westside

Our party of 6 had a wonderful meal and great service! Brad, our server was fun and very welcoming. . . as was the front desk folks. This will be our Christmas Family Meal from now on! Best steak EVER! More

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Chinois on MainChinois on Main
1677 reviews
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Chinese | Santa Monica, Westside

Always amazing, year after year More

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Stella Barra Santa MonicaStella Barra Santa Monica
45 reviews
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Pizzeria | Santa Monica, Westside

Enjoyed our "happy hour" priced lunch here - we had the very tasty pork meatball and chips w/dip followed by both a prosciutto and a sausage slice of pizza - amazing flavor for both toppings and crust - efficient and friendly service... the burgers and sandwiches we saw going to other tables looked pretty amazing too. More

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Upper WestUpper West
1692 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Food was very good; slightly small portions for the price. But, service, food and environment were wonderful. More

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MelisseMelisse
2092 reviews
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French | Santa Monica, Westside

Melisse is an amazing dinner experience across the board. Our server extraordinaire, Douglas, was informative, professional, funny and a perfect addition to our celebration. The food was incomparable and presented with knowledge and pride. The restaurant is expensive but rather worth it. More

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The Penthouse RestaurantThe Penthouse Restaurant
2508 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside

I absolutely love this restaurant. It is truly my happy place! More

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Blue Plate OysteretteBlue Plate Oysterette
891 reviews
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Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside

I love lobster. My friends and I shared their lobster roll, lobster Mac n cheeese, and lobster tacos. All of them were so yummy and on top of that, every stuff was sweet and friendly. I will be back for sure. More

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Le Petit CafeLe Petit Cafe
215 reviews
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French | Santa Monica, Westside

Excellent French cuisine. The duck and trout dishes were outstanding. Wine selection solid. Really a pleasure in this generally inflated, disappointing market, and a perfect thing to do before attending a theater event next door. More

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Ocean and Vine at Loews Santa Monica Beach HotelOcean and Vine at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
526 reviews
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Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

Can't understand why this place is so quiet on a Saturday--great ambiance, excellent service, great food! Great selection of menu items, but not overwhelming. Apps: Cheese board was great. Hamachi crudo outstanding. Entrees: My gnocchi was superb. Short rib great. All entrees agreed were great across the board. Craft cocktail I had was delicious. Had the donuts for dessert--very fresh and tasty with nice dipping sauces. The hotel is beautiful, with great views--especially if you get an outside table. Should be more people visiting this very very good restaurant!!! Value for portion size is excellent too. More

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Art's TableArt's Table
2 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside

Always an pleasant and tasty dining experience especially mid-day mid-week when it's not so crowded. More

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1 Pico1 Pico
1756 reviews
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Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

Food was DELICIOUS. Drinks were just ok. The watermelon salad was my fave. More

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LunettaLunetta
52 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Ask to avoid being seated closest to the bar. One table is such that you will have the butts of guests and servers literally in your face all meal. More

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True Food Kitchen - Santa MonicaTrue Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
669 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Always have a great meal at true food, never ordered something that wasn’t delicious. Also their food doesnt leave you with a salt bomb after taste. Service is always great as well. More

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EstateEstate
441 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside

Amazing sounding menu but short on flavor as unique as the ingredients. Great space and lighting. Efficient service. Amazing drink menu. Appears well managed. More

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Ivy at the ShoreIvy at the Shore
1604 reviews
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Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

The staff handled our large group efficiently with friendly helpful attitudes. Everyone loved their meals. Great experience overall! More

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The GablesThe Gables
11 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Delicious! A wonderful meal. I got the smoked trout salad and it was delicious. The manager even brought us two glasses of champagne since we were celebrating. Highly recommend! More

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Valentino - LAValentino - LA
1405 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Outstanding restaurant with great food and service. The Osso Buco was Divine! More

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Water Grill - Santa MonicaWater Grill - Santa Monica
2266 reviews
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Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside

We went to Water Grill for a relaxing Sunday (late) lunch to celebrate the holidays. From the moment we walked in the door everything was spectacular. You just can't get better raw seafood - oysters, shrimp, crab claws anywhere else. John, our server, was very attentive and helpful without being overbearing and we were lucky to sit by the windows on a particularly beautiful day. More

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TerrazzaTerrazza
172 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Fantastic place for the girls to enjoy brunch!! More

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The GalleyThe Galley
582 reviews
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Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside

Our waitress just didn’t care about serving us More

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Meat On OceanMeat On Ocean
524 reviews
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Steakhouse | Santa Monica, Westside

Good and service were on point! Managers Peter and Jeremy very hospitable. More

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Luigi Al TeatroLuigi Al Teatro
151 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

The ambiance is important to me. This place gets the highest score for that. Since I brought a friend who prefers small portions it all worked out just fine. Otherwise the portions are dainty, will be perfect for a first date when no one is interested in food as much as they would on a fifth. The biggest success was a misterious birthday dessert - light and delicately sweet. More

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Sushi Roku - Santa MonicaSushi Roku - Santa Monica
880 reviews
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Japanese | Santa Monica, Westside

Great food.. Server was awesome. Unfortunately when I arrived, the host was so involved in her phone, she never noticed me, therefore I located the table of the guest I was dining with. More

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Izzy's DeliIzzy's Deli
65 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Our server Juan was the ultimate. He made our experience even better. Food was outstanding as usual. More

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Osteria BIGOLIOsteria BIGOLI
95 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Our food was very well prepared and delicious. The owner takes pride in preparing seasonal freshly ingredients. The service was perfect. This is a quiet, intimate neighborhood restaurant that offers a lovely dining experience. More

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Lula CocinaLula Cocina
164 reviews
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Mexican | Santa Monica, Westside

Walked right in, we were seated and staff took our orders. Our entire party enjoyed their meals. More

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North Italia - Santa MonicaNorth Italia - Santa Monica
486 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

It was her first time a friend recommended and we loved me and my wife are going back for sure More

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The LobsterThe Lobster
3848 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Had a wonderful time.....Food was great....Employees were very helpful and very friendly. More

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CoastCoast
783 reviews
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Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

The waiter didn’t rush us at all. We enjoyed sitting on the patio. Food is good, but a bit expensive. More

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FIGFIG
1582 reviews
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Mediterranean | Santa Monica, Westside

I love the FiG restaurant the service is great!!!! More

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Michael's - Santa MonicaMichael's - Santa Monica
1294 reviews
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Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

Great meal. The sommelier was a bit full of his himself. More

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Umami Burger - Santa MonicaUmami Burger - Santa Monica
93 reviews
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Burgers | Santa Monica, Westside

We all enjoyed sampling the chicken lollipops and tots and our burgers were all tasty. I enjoyed trying the impossible burger for the first time. More

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En SushiEn Sushi
52 reviews
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Japanese | Santa Monica, Westside

Réservation mixe up, but they made place for us! More

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Wilshire RestaurantWilshire Restaurant
1422 reviews
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Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

Loved the Sea Bass and Polenta! Had a really nice time More

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Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa MonicaSonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica
751 reviews
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Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

Great ambience! Food we ordered not so good. Our server is the best!! He made sure everything we need was served, very friendly and he moves really quick and get all right orders👍 More

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Barney's Beanery - Santa MonicaBarney's Beanery - Santa Monica
7 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

I Remember when there was only one good time good place More

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Catch at Hotel Casa del MarCatch at Hotel Casa del Mar
1116 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Love dining here the food and the service is all good but valet parking when I'm up to almost $20 and then a five dollar tip for the Porter More

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P.F. Chang's - Santa MonicaP.F. Chang's - Santa Monica
7 reviews
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Asian | Santa Monica, Westside

We love their tasty freshly made dishes. Great variety. More

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Buffalo ClubBuffalo Club
249 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside

First time there, bartender makes a spectacular brandy old fashion, wait staff amazingly friendly, great atmosphere, food terrific! More

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Del Frisco's Grille - Santa MonicaDel Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica
822 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Good food and service. One of our favorites is the Ahi taco. More

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RIZE Thai SushiRIZE Thai Sushi
52 reviews
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Thai | Santa Monica, Westside

Great Place and new find.. More

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Herringbone - Santa MonicaHerringbone - Santa Monica
543 reviews
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Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside

Best chiliquiles I’ve ever had Great service Beautiful spot We will be back! More

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The IndependenceThe Independence
174 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Amazing. Super accommodating for our big group. We had the best service and it was SO much fun More

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Obica Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina - Santa MonicaObica Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina - Santa Monica
303 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Fantastic service and consistently good food. Great neighborhood spot. More

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Red O - Santa MonicaRed O - Santa Monica
459 reviews
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Steak | Santa Monica, Westside

Appetizers were great. My drink was just OK. Service was EH. Dinner was good. Loved our table and comfy seating! More

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Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa MonicaEnterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica
2320 reviews
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Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside

Excellent food and service. Very cozy with the holiday decorations. Feels like you’re on the east coast. Would recommend. More

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El Torito - Santa MonicaEl Torito - Santa Monica
2 reviews
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Mexican | Santa Monica, Westside

I made a reservation for 16 and we ended up having more than that however the staff here were very accommodating and did not seem upset or anything rather they ensured we all had a seat . More

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Daily Grill - Santa MonicaDaily Grill - Santa Monica
647 reviews
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Steak | Santa Monica, Westside

Wonderful Service and great food. More

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Plan Check Kitchen + BarPlan Check Kitchen + Bar
14 reviews
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Burgers | Santa Monica, Westside

Plan Check itself is amazing! This location could probably use another server or two on the floor though. Having 2 servers on a Sunday afternoon in Santa Monica doesn’t seem like the best idea. More

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MassiliaMassilia
58 reviews
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French | Santa Monica, Westside

Great service, great food variety, great for tapas, excellent wine selection... happy place!!! More

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Ye Olde Kings Head- Santa MonicaYe Olde Kings Head- Santa Monica
28 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Consistently good - been going there for many years. Lovely British shop next door. More

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Bareburger OrganicBareburger Organic
14 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

It was nice to be able to seat a large group at happy hour. Service was great. More

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Belcampo- Santa MonicaBelcampo- Santa Monica
532 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Nice Place! Good value for a steakhouse...my only complaint... at the end of dinner I ask for decaf coffee... they were out! That is just pure laziness not to have a staple item available... they couldn’t have rune down to Starbucks and bought a pound of decaf???. Really lame.... More

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Robata Bar - Santa MonicaRobata Bar - Santa Monica
15 reviews
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Japanese | Santa Monica, Westside

Great service and great food! Everyone and everything was amazing! More

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Ashland HillAshland Hill
1 review
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Nice brunch experience. Dog friendly which is a big plus! More

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1212 Santa Monica1212 Santa Monica
262 reviews
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Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

It would have been really good but I found the waiter slow with service for our table. He made us wait for a long time before getting our orders. I was the birthday celebrant and my guests kept asking me if we were going to order dinner. We were a group of 14, mostly Santa Monica residents who have not been to the 1212 restaurant. In that aspect, I was not impressed. More

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The Veranda Restaurant - Georgian HotelThe Veranda Restaurant - Georgian Hotel
49 reviews
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Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

I booked a reservation for high tea. It was confirmed and a reminder sent that the tea was confirmed for the next day. We got there and no reservation. Miguel and the chef did everything possible to make the tea menu at the last minute. Everything was deliciious Because of the mixup there were no scones but they threw in a free gkass of chanpagne to compensate. I appreciates their efforts to save rhe tea. Any olace trying That hard deserves a 2nd chance. More

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Margo'sMargo's
6 reviews
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Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

Food was very good. Had 2 salads and they were fresh, just the right amount of dressing, good combination for the shrimp, avocado and grapefruit salad. Woulde been nice to have a bit of bread or cracker bread. Needs a large-size option for sparkling water. Service attentive. Not able to gauge sound level as restaurant at Thursday lunch was not full. More

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Opaque - Dining in the Dark, LAOpaque - Dining in the Dark, LA
457 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Had my official first date here. It was an awesome fun experience. It is pricey but well worth it. I would recommend this experience at least once. I will definitely be back. Service was excellent. The food was good. Depending on what you like. The whole eating in the dark experience was well worth trying. My date and I had a great time! You got to use your senses. We totally recommend! More

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Locanda del LagoLocanda del Lago
554 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Normally I like this restaurant and the service but, was a little disappointed my last visit. Food was great as expected though service was lacking. The waiter did not seem to be interested in giving me good service as I watch him do much better with other patrons. This will not stop me from going again or recommending this excellent restaurant. The maitre d was gracious and helped make up for the lack of attention from the waiter. The staff is usually excellent but, not to me that outing. I still say go enjoy the food it is worth it. I hope to have a better experience next time. More

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CAST at the ViceroyCAST at the Viceroy
672 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside

I love the outdoor patio of the Viceroy abc everyone working there is very nice and friendly. Food is good. More

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Sunnin Lebanese Cuisine - Santa MonicaSunnin Lebanese Cuisine - Santa Monica
3 reviews
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Lebanese | Santa Monica, Westside

About a month ago I tried Sunnin's Westwood restaurant for the first time, and I wrote frankly that while my friend enjoyed her dinner, I did not. In particular, I found the baba ganoush tasteless. I learned while enjoying a delicious dinner with 2 other excited diners that "Grandma", whose recipes serve as the basis for the cooking, had been in Lebanon for the past month. I was offered a taste of what baba ganoush tastes like when Grandma's back, and it was spectacular. So I'm a big fan now of Sunnin. Wonderful service, lovely family runs the place, and the food is so interesting and delicious, we pretty much pigged out :) More

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Benihana - Santa MonicaBenihana - Santa Monica
1913 reviews
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Japanese | Santa Monica, Westside

The food is always great at Benihana, but I was charged for an item without knowing the pricing or an explanation of such. My son likes having his birthday at the restaurant but I think I’ll have to find a different restaurant in the future. More

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The RoosterThe Rooster
18 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

The Rooster is the best new restaurant on the Westside. The food is delicious and choices exceptionally varied from small plates to entrees. The bar is beautiful and the bartenders professional and talented. The atmosphere is warm, comfortable and inviting. Bruce has created a great dining experience for anyone who appreciates good food, wine and great service in lovely surroundings. Highly recommended! More

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Finn McCoolsFinn McCools
47 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Santa Monica, Westside

Staff were very accommodating. Many people there at lunchtime but noise levels were quiet Thankyou More

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Bazille - Nordstrom Santa Monica PlaceBazille - Nordstrom Santa Monica Place
13 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside

Excellent service and food! Will definitely recommend! More

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Seaside on the PierSeaside on the Pier
7 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Excellent service, great food and a fun place to eat after an afternoon on the pier! More

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Burgers N BrewsBurgers N Brews
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Burgers | Santa Monica, Westside

Burgers N Brews is a new restaurant serving gourmet burgers and hand picked brews in a unique venue. Conveniently located on Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica.More

Brick+Mortar (Santa Monica)Brick+Mortar (Santa Monica)
72 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Everything we ordered (food and drinks) were amazing! Also had cream music! Definitely will go again! More

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Cabana LoungeCabana Lounge
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Santa Monica, Westside

A unique blend of lavish and laid back, our indoor cabanas are the ideal spot for creative work space during the day, small gatherings, celebrations, and happy hour in Santa Monica. These semi-private cocoons combine the vibrant atmosphere of the Casa del Mar lobby with the personal energy of your own intimate affair. Best of all, bottle service is available for a flawless evening by the sea.

Sundy through Thursday $250 and Friday though Saturday $500. Food and Beverage minimum applies per cabana, prior to taxes and gratuity. Bottle service and private bartender available upon requests. Please contact restaurant for details.More

The Dining Room at Shangri-LaThe Dining Room at Shangri-La
250 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Enjoyed dinner with friends in the authentic streamline moderne dining room. The menu has many choices from Asian to American, and all are done excellently. The breadboard with butter dollups was superb and such a great way to start our dining experience. View of the ocean was the topper. More

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Santa Monica Diners' Choice Winners

Santa Monica's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
CapoCapo
746 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Capo is always special. The ambience is great, and the food and service are excellent. Our most recent visit was memorable for the uni pasta and the Bryan Flannery Dry Aged Kansas City Steak. The steak was among the best I have enjoyed in Los Angeles and was so big that I ate half for dinner and half the next morning for breakfast. Appreciation to our server Roger for the recommendation. Highly recommended. More

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Via VenetoVia Veneto
463 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

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Tar & RosesTar & Roses
1769 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

The fried red snapper and Oxtail dumplings are a must!! Great wine and beer selection, great food and service. More

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Forma RestaurantForma Restaurant
647 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Amazing food and service. Will definitely go back and bring friends! More

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Vito RestaurantVito Restaurant
568 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

We love this restaurant. It's our "go to" for family birthdays and holidays. Every time we go, we talk about when we can go back. We all have our favorite dishes and it would be fun to go more often and try different things. Everything we've had at this restaurant is delicious. The service is outstanding. The dessert cart is amazing and so much fun. More

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Caffe DelfiniCaffe Delfini
46 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

We love this wonderful neighborhood italian restaurant. Warm and inviting atmosphere, delicious food, lovely wait staff AND you can carry on a conversation with everyone at the table. Highly recommend. An oasis from a loud, stressful world. Love, love, love!!!! More

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ManchegoManchego
440 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Santa Monica, Westside

This is an amazing place to eat and drink wine. I would highly recommend it for dates also. More

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LunettaLunetta
52 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Ask to avoid being seated closest to the bar. One table is such that you will have the butts of guests and servers literally in your face all meal. More

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InothekeInotheke
195 reviews
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Mediterranean | Santa Monica, Westside

Excellent food. Very nice people More

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La Vecchia CucinaLa Vecchia Cucina
1353 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Loved La Vecchia! Food was delicious and atmosphere great too! First time there and they gave us a seat by the window! Great table-waitress very nice too! More

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Discover Santa Monica

It is hard to pass up a stroll at any time of the day or night in Santa Monica, California. With the beautiful view of the ocean and the range of dining options to choose from, you're sure to have an unforgettable day. Third Street Promenade is a top choice for visitors. Those who wander through Santa Monica regularly will know that one of the most common cuisine options is Mexican. However, the neighborhood is also home to comfort food and Asian restaurants, and it does not stop there. From bar food to vegan-friendly, Santa Monica has it all and will keep you coming back for more. The one thing you might regret after eating in Santa Monica? Not saving your leftovers.