The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
KatoKato
8.5
$$$$
Californian | West Los Angeles, Westside
Belle VieBelle Vie
8.5
$$$$
French | West Los Angeles, Westside
Sushi TsujitaSushi Tsujita
8.3
$$$$
Sushi | West Los Angeles, Westside
Tar & RosesTar & Roses
8.1
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Mayura RestaurantMayura Restaurant
8.1
$$$$
South Indian | Culver City, Westside
Superba Food & BreadSuperba Food & Bread
8.1
$$$$
American | Venice, Westside
Forma RestaurantForma Restaurant
8
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Hatchet HallHatchet Hall
8
$$$$
American | Culver City, Westside
LukshonLukshon
7.8
$$$$
Southeast Asian | Culver City, Westside
South EndSouth End
7.8
$$$$
European | Venice, Westside
Chez TexChez Tex
7.8
$$$$
American | Venice, Westside
FIGFIG
7.7
$$$$
Mediterranean | Santa Monica, Westside
The Tasting KitchenThe Tasting Kitchen
7.7
$$$$
Italian | Venice, Westside
Sage - A Plant Based BistroSage - A Plant Based Bistro
7.6
$$$$
Vegan | Culver City, Westside

Best American Restaurants in Santa Monica

Tar & RosesTar & Roses
(1318)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 70 times today
Upper WestUpper West
(1471)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 55 times today
The LobsterThe Lobster
(3316)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 52 times today
TerrazzaTerrazza
(126)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 12 times today
Del Frisco's Grille - Santa MonicaDel Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica
(588)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 25 times today
Opaque - Dining in the Dark, LAOpaque - Dining in the Dark, LA
(405)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 7 times today
Izzy's DeliIzzy's Deli
(57)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 1 time today
Belcampo- Santa MonicaBelcampo- Santa Monica
(401)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 22 times today
The IndependenceThe Independence
(95)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 13 times today
Brick+Mortar (Santa Monica)Brick+Mortar (Santa Monica)
(57)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 11 times today
1212 Santa Monica1212 Santa Monica
(152)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 18 times today
The Dining Room at Shangri-LaThe Dining Room at Shangri-La
(244)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 1 time today
Craft Los AngelesCraft Los Angeles
(3134)
$$$$
American | Century City, Westside
Booked 72 times today
Superba Food & BreadSuperba Food & Bread
(158)
$$$$
American | Venice, Westside
Booked 37 times today
The Brentwood Restaurant and LoungeThe Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge
(359)
$$$$
American | Brentwood, Westside
Booked 10 times today
Rose Cafe - RestaurantRose Cafe - Restaurant
(517)
$$$$
American | Venice, Westside
Booked 153 times today
Local Kitchen + Wine BarLocal Kitchen + Wine Bar
(190)
$$$$
American | West Los Angeles, Westside
Booked 34 times today
Nook BistroNook Bistro
(264)
$$$$
American | West Los Angeles, Westside
Booked 23 times today
Hatchet HallHatchet Hall
(481)
$$$$
American | Culver City, Westside
Booked 50 times today
The Six - WLAThe Six - WLA
(66)
$$$$
American | West Los Angeles, Westside
Hal's Bar & Grill - PlayaHal's Bar & Grill - Playa
(52)
$$$$
American | Playa Vista, Westside
Booked 31 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Santa Monica

CapoCapo
(645)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 18 times today
Vito RestaurantVito Restaurant
(406)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 11 times today
La Vecchia CucinaLa Vecchia Cucina
(1138)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 20 times today
Via VenetoVia Veneto
(328)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 34 times today
Obica Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina - Santa MonicaObica Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina - Santa Monica
(200)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 18 times today
Il FornoIl Forno
(737)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 9 times today
Locanda PortofinoLocanda Portofino
(474)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 18 times today
Valentino - LAValentino - LA
(1263)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 9 times today
North Italia - Santa MonicaNorth Italia - Santa Monica
(160)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 55 times today
O+O Sicilian Kitchen & BarO+O Sicilian Kitchen & Bar
(69)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 6 times today
Osteria BIGOLIOsteria BIGOLI
(51)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Locanda del LagoLocanda del Lago
(485)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 4 times today
ToscanaToscana
(285)
$$$$
Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Booked 23 times today
Barrique VeniceBarrique Venice
(119)
$$$$
Italian | Venice, Westside
Booked 22 times today
Il SegretoIl Segreto
(259)
$$$$
Italian | Bel-Air, Westside
Booked 21 times today
Terroni - BeverlyTerroni - Beverly
(374)
$$$$
Italian | West Los Angeles, Westside
Booked 68 times today
Divino - BrentwoodDivino - Brentwood
(391)
$$$$
Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Booked 14 times today
Locanda PositanoLocanda Positano
(898)
$$$$
Italian | Marina del Rey, Westside
Booked 8 times today
Pastina TrattoriaPastina Trattoria
(249)
$$$$
Italian | West Los Angeles, Westside
Booked 7 times today
Vincenti RistoranteVincenti Ristorante
(231)
$$$$
Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Booked 14 times today
ToscanovaToscanova
(508)
$$$$
Italian | Century City, Westside
Booked 23 times today
La Bruschetta - WestwoodLa Bruschetta - Westwood
(310)
$$$$
Italian | Westwood, Westside
Booked 14 times today
The Tasting KitchenThe Tasting Kitchen
(1051)
$$$$
Italian | Venice, Westside
Booked 54 times today

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Treat your taste buds: Explore Santa Monica restaurants.

Santa Monica Restaurants

Sam's by the BeachSam's by the Beach
380 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 6 times today

Food was great, really top notch. Parking was impossible. If you approach from the East, it takes a full 15 minutes to do a u turn on PCH and return to the restaurant to approach from the west. And the ballet fee is as high as any in LA. More

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Tar & RosesTar & Roses
1318 reviews
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 70 times today

I would have given the food five stars except that the crab cake was not good, very fishy tasting. However, the manager came immediately and took it off the bill. That's just an example of the great service we received. I will go back but not order the crab cake. More

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Forma RestaurantForma Restaurant
420 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 49 times today

Consistently a good choice ... food well prepared ... quality ingredients ... good service ... we will be back again soon ... More

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BOA Steakhouse - Santa MonicaBOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
1503 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 37 times today

We had a business dinner at BOA. I ordered the center cut filet and, quite honestly, it was the best steak I have ever had and I have eaten at some great steak houses. I would recommend the specialty manhattan and the "table tossed" Caesar Salad to start with. I was a little disappointed in the wine options by the glass. All and all, fantastic outing! Service was great and I'm definitely going back when I'm in Santa Monica again. Will highly recommend to others. More

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Locanda PortofinoLocanda Portofino
474 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 18 times today

Unbelievable experience. We ate out on the patio which had great energy on a beautiful evening. Our waiter, Brune, picked our Italian white wine for us and the evening just took off from their. The fried calamari were lite and very fresh. Caesar seasoned perfectly. I had the pasta special with OSSO Bucco meat balls in a blended sauce. My wife and children had a variety of Tagliatelle pastas. All of the main courses were perfect. Between the ambience, wait staff and food it would be difficult to have a better dinner experience in the Santa Monica area. Strongly recommend!!!! More

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Opaque - Dining in the Dark, LAOpaque - Dining in the Dark, LA
405 reviews
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 7 times today

Really unique, cool experience. Food was enjoyable as well . More

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Vito RestaurantVito Restaurant
406 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 11 times today

Food excellent as always. Kids love the food. Parking easy. Lasagna outstanding. Dessert fantastic. Pasta great More

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ManchegoManchego
269 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 28 times today

The place was small and had a great atmosphere for a date. Service was 10/10 and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was good but I wasn't blown away by any means - maybe I just picked the wrong items? Wine was great. Overall it's a good spot for a dinner date in the area. More

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MelisseMelisse
1960 reviews
$$$$
French | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 16 times today

Everything a two star Michelin restaurant should be and more! I was so so impressed when I went. All the food was on point and if I wasn’t excited about a dish, it was more due to previous dislike of that ingredient than the dish itself. I would actually go so far to say that I loved every dish that they served (a rarity!). The standouts for me were the venison and the rock fish. Improvements could be made for the bathrooms (which looked more like they should belong in a diner, not a high end restaurant) and pacing of the meal. There were times where we waited an inordinate amount of time compared to those around us. Also, servers tended to change a lot so there was no way to build a rapport with any of them. However, that does not mean service was lacking. They were very cognizant of water refills and meticulous about whisking the plates away (done at the same time by 2 different servers!). Definitely recommend Melisse for any special occasion! More

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Chinois on MainChinois on Main
1482 reviews
$$$$
Chinese | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 12 times today

Food was great the lobster curry was fire, scallops were cooked perfect the pad Thai was so so at best. But overall food was great service was top notch! More

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Obica Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina - Santa MonicaObica Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina - Santa Monica
200 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 18 times today

Really enjoyed everything about this place. Ambiance was great, service was on point, food was delicious! More

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True Food Kitchen - Santa MonicaTrue Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
383 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 81 times today

One of my favorites; consistently great and always healthy. The only kale salad I actually like. More

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Upper WestUpper West
1471 reviews
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 55 times today

always excellent, server was great, 1//2 wines on Tuesdays is worth checking out. More

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Mercado - Santa MonicaMercado - Santa Monica
805 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 56 times today

Great margaritas and Mexican food. Excellent, friendly service. Fun atmosphere. More

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Via VenetoVia Veneto
328 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 34 times today

the truffle fettuccine was excellent! The service was impeccable.. and the ambience is exquisite ! More

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The GalleyThe Galley
491 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 6 times today

The food was excellent and our waitress was phenomenal. More

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La Vecchia CucinaLa Vecchia Cucina
1138 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 20 times today

La Vecchia Cucina is a wonderful place to dine. Everything about the restaurant emits class. Matthew, our waiter, is a perfect representative of the level of class we enjoy here. More

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Le Petit CafeLe Petit Cafe
96 reviews
$$$$
French | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 8 times today

This is a quaint restaurant that does remind one of a small French cafe. It is too small to handle a handicap scooter easily but I give them High Praise for helping us make it work once we arrived. They couldn't have been more accommodating including help with the parking. Highly recommend this restaurant as the food was uniformly excellent More

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CapoCapo
645 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 18 times today

My favorite Italian in Los Angeles More

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The Penthouse RestaurantThe Penthouse Restaurant
2205 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 37 times today

Love the views and the food. A great place to take out-of-towners More

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Ivy at the ShoreIvy at the Shore
1139 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 53 times today

Ivy at the Shore is a lovely restaurant, great service, food always good but it is ridiculously over-priced, with entrees costing $40+ and not THAT amazing. I took 4 people as a special occasion but it will be a long time before I go again, given that for 5 people the bill was $500. More

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Blue Plate OysteretteBlue Plate Oysterette
646 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 34 times today

LOVE this restaurant - freshest fish you can find, friendly service staff, the best oysters from everywhere . . . dinner, lunch, anytime. Great lobster roll, of course. Go - you'll like it. More

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Lula CocinaLula Cocina
132 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 7 times today

I have enjoyed Lula's for as long as it has been open. Wonderful menu, great margaritas. Even better now that that are many vegan options as well. Love the ambience. It's always fun and delicious! More

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InothekeInotheke
126 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 13 times today

Outstanding! Amazing service- excellent food- a bit noisy but I️ almost don’t want to mention it- 5+ in so many other ways- best Greek food I’ve ever had in US. More

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RIZE Thai SushiRIZE Thai Sushi
20 reviews
$$$$
Thai | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 5 times today

not only was the food pretty but it was also tastey More

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EstateEstate
343 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 18 times today

Food was excellent, and will definitely go back. Service was polite and friendly and on top of things. Our waiter seemed to always be there right when I was ready for him. I was there with a group of six, and all the food was delicious. The menu has a lot of variety. I got the double pork chop with bacon and sweet potato, which was delicious (and gigantic -- I could have split it, but didn't want to). The one downside to the night was that the loud group next to us and the low ceilings made it difficult for us to hear people on the far side of the table. More

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FIGFIG
1321 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 65 times today

4th time- good is very good and the happy hour prices are perfect More

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Il FornoIl Forno
737 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 9 times today

Everything I’ve eaten here has been delicious. The service is also excellent. More

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One PicoOne Pico
1529 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 25 times today

Excellent experience. The setting is great. The food was very good. The service was exceptional, understated in the best sense, as well as anticipatory. overall, highly recommend. More

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Valentino - LAValentino - LA
1263 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 9 times today

We had a Groupon and enjoyed the food and the very attentive service. My husband adored the squid appetizer and our waiter went above and beyond to accommodate his lactose free needs. I really liked the pork entree but my husband didn't find it as satisfying. More

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North Italia - Santa MonicaNorth Italia - Santa Monica
160 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 55 times today

North scored a 10/10 for me we were greeted promptly and taken to our table in seconds. The restaurant was filled with great vibes and everyone in there looked to be enjoying themselves. The service was AMAZING we were taken care of by Taelor and she was more than willing to guide us through the menu and give us some awesome recommendations to enjoy North to the fullest. We will definitely be back!!!! More

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Water Grill - Santa MonicaWater Grill - Santa Monica
1713 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 101 times today

Great seafood/fish options. They do not do a good job accommodating guests or hearing seating requests. Good location. I would recommend if you are looking for fish/seafood dining More

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Michael's - Santa MonicaMichael's - Santa Monica
1056 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 50 times today

Such interesting and novel recipes with unexpected flashes of flavor and texture, each with its own unique identity. A truly special meal with friendly, attentive, knowledgeable service. More

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CAST at the ViceroyCAST at the Viceroy
659 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 7 times today

Went for a birthday dinner and thought the ambiance was great, however it was so quiet, no patrons on a Saturday night. We ate outside near the pool and it was really a beautiful evening weather wise. The food was just so so. There were 8 of us so we ordered several dishes and no on was too excited about their food. Service was good. Can I recommend it? Maybe for happy hour where food and drink are cheap. Otherwise unless it gets a little livelier or they produce better food, I would have to comment that for the money, there are much better choices. More

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Malbec - Santa MonicaMalbec - Santa Monica
469 reviews
$$$$
Argentinean | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 12 times today

Great food and great service - very special.. Rib eye steak was cooked to perfection.. More

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M Street KitchenM Street Kitchen
1041 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 39 times today

The service and ambiance were fantastic, and the food was delicious. More

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The LobsterThe Lobster
3316 reviews
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 52 times today

The experience was outstanding and unforgettable. I was there celebrating my girlfriend’s birthday and everyone made her feel special and wished her a happy birthday. Our server Natalie played a big role in making our night out memorable. She had a smile the whole time, would help out with all our questions, and looked like she enjoyed working there which made us enjoy being there. Everything about the restaurant was excellent like the food, the vibe, and especially the service. I would recommend it to everyone and would definitely go back in the future. More

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Blue Plate TacoBlue Plate Taco
472 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 39 times today

Great food, great service. Good clean healthy Mexican is so rare to find. Such great quality food. More

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Del Frisco's Grille - Santa MonicaDel Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica
588 reviews
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 25 times today

Server Colter was awesome. Great timing. Understood when we needed time and was ready to progress. Made great recommendations. Friendly and knowledgeable. More

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Catch at Hotel Casa del MarCatch at Hotel Casa del Mar
1015 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 19 times today

Great sea food and deserts! More

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Ocean and Vine at Loews Santa Monica Beach HotelOcean and Vine at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
493 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 7 times today

The staff very helpful, The view great, the food very tasty, (we had brunch with French toast and Eggs Benedict) ... both very good and nicely presented. Nice place to eat a friend. More

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Pono Santa MonicaPono Santa Monica
17 reviews
$$$$
Burgers | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 4 times today

Perfect for dinner with college kids + roommates. Staff, recommendations, food and milkshakes were all great. Good quantity and fun venue. Walk to SM Pier after dinner. More

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Izzy's DeliIzzy's Deli
57 reviews
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 1 time today

there is usually no host or hostess present to provide open table credit! More

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Finn McCoolsFinn McCools
38 reviews
$$$$
Gastro Pub | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 4 times today

Great drinks, ambiance, and service! More

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Umami Burger - Santa MonicaUmami Burger - Santa Monica
50 reviews
$$$$
Burgers | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 7 times today

Despite living in Santa Monica, had not been back since their old location several years ago. Definite upgrade with regards to decor, bar, and bigger menu. Service was great, and the burgers were excellent. Will be back. More

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Buffalo ClubBuffalo Club
231 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 3 times today

Always great food and excellent service in a very neat setting - both indoors and out. We’re fortunate to have the Buffalo Club just blocks away from home. More

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CoastCoast
672 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 22 times today

The view was gorgeous, the food was amazing and the service was outstanding! More

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Herringbone - Santa MonicaHerringbone - Santa Monica
360 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 48 times today

Great all around. Fish was very fresh and the dishes were well put together. More

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Daily Grill - Santa MonicaDaily Grill - Santa Monica
571 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 10 times today

The food and service here are always consistent. Servers are attentive. Food is served fresh and hot. On this occasion it was very crowded and noisy with customers. We were seated immediately and served quickly. I would recommend this restaurant for dinner or lunch any day of the week. More

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Wilshire RestaurantWilshire Restaurant
1307 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 18 times today

We had a delicious and lovely dinner with friends at Wilshire. In addition to the fabulous appetizers and entrees and the warm and cozy outdoor dining ambiance, the highlight was seeing and having Chef Brendan Collins back on the west side of town. He was missed and we are thrilled he is now at Wilshire. We will be dining there frequently for his wonderful dishes! More

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Air FoodAir Food
5 reviews
$$$$
French | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 3 times today

We enjoyed this restaurant so much that we returned the following night with friends. I am recommending this restaurant to all my friends. The food and service are excellent, and the prices are very fair. I wish them the best of luck. More

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Sushi Roku - Santa MonicaSushi Roku - Santa Monica
761 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 33 times today

Had a delightful time and the service was very good and prompt More

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Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa MonicaEnterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica
1960 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 18 times today

The food was outstanding along with the service. Wonderful fresh seafood. More

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Meat On OceanMeat On Ocean
171 reviews
$$$$
Meat | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 58 times today

Smoked Kielbasa is a must order as an appetizer. Family style is recommended for sharing multiple cuts of meat. Large restaurant so you are not sitting on top pf the next table. Great for business dinner. More

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Belcampo- Santa MonicaBelcampo- Santa Monica
401 reviews
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 22 times today

We went to Belcampo on a date night. Since we live pretty close, we walked over. The food was amazing, the wine was delicious, and the service was great! The meal was not cheap, but knowing that their meat came fresh from their own farm made it worth the price. We will be back! More

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Javan RestaurantJavan Restaurant
84 reviews
$$$$
Persian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 2 times today

Consistently, a great meal with excellent service! More

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Red O - Santa MonicaRed O - Santa Monica
330 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 16 times today

The service and food was great highly recommend Red O More

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Osteria BIGOLIOsteria BIGOLI
51 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Great food and service. It reminded us of the same food and ambiance we experienced from our recent 2 week journey in southern Italy. More

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TerrazzaTerrazza
126 reviews
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 12 times today

Fabulous to host out-town bus business execs. Setting is gorgeous and private. View and service spectacular!!!! More

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HinterlandHinterland
123 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside

Service was superb. Ambiance was very nice. The fried artichoke was great, the drinks were good, the Branzino was pretty good, the dessert was excellent. Did not expect greek salad to be humous based. All in all a very nice restaurant. More

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O+O Sicilian Kitchen & BarO+O Sicilian Kitchen & Bar
69 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 6 times today

Love the ambiance. Service could have been more prompt. Food was delicious especially the salmon bruschetta! More

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Brick+Mortar (Santa Monica)Brick+Mortar (Santa Monica)
57 reviews
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 11 times today

The food was good; we had the roasted chicken, a salad, and the cauliflower appetizer. It was a bit loud for conversation, but we managed. This is basically a sports bar, so keep that in mind---lots of TVs with sports, loud, not romantic or intimate! More

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The IndependenceThe Independence
95 reviews
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 13 times today

Service was outstanding; some dishes were excellent (burrata toast, pane cotta) others were ok and the fish and chips had to be sent back because they were all bread and grease. More

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En SushiEn Sushi
33 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 8 times today

Wonderful evening. Everything Perfect Food delicious staff fruendly Ambiente Fine More

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Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa MonicaSonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica
639 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 32 times today

Sitting outside with overhead heaters was comfortable. We shared an apple and mesclun salad which was delicious. Started with dates from the appetizers list. We always get those. Then split the Bolognese. A greeat meal. Waiter attentive without being intrusive. Will be back. More

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ErvenErven
226 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 18 times today

We were visiting from the Philly area and were looking for good vegan food. We tried a variety of starters and shared a couple main dishes and all the food was delicious. The Brussels sprouts and the Thai style burrito were our favorites. Service was friendly and helpful and sous-chef came out to talk with us as he grew up in Philly. Overall a great experience. More

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1212 Santa Monica1212 Santa Monica
152 reviews
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 18 times today

The food was very good and the waiter was polite and professional. The price was reasonable and the ambiance was great. The kitchen took a little long with our food and my (medium) steak came out slightly passed the medium point. Overall, I would recommend this to friends and will visit at a later date. More

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Benihana - Santa MonicaBenihana - Santa Monica
1333 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 107 times today

Celebrated my love’s 33rd Birthday and we had a wonderful time. The food and drinks were so good we actually finished EVERYTHING! Our chef was incredible, accommodating and had a fantastic sense of humor. We loved every second of it. Perfect place to celebrate a birthday and enjoy both a show and a delicious feast! My only complaint is that I really wanted a professional Benihana picture to give him as part of his birthday gift but we were told the camera couldn’t be found, it was lost. So we didn’t get our framed Benihana photo, which I was really looking forward to. Other than that everything and everyone was fantastic! More

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Bareburger OrganicBareburger Organic
1 review
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 5 times today

Bareburger is dedicated to serving you free-range, grass-fed, locally sourced burgers, sandwiches, salads, snacks, brunch and beverages. We make delicious things and we bring them to you.'
Tuesdays: Movie Night on the back patio starting at 8:30PM
Thursdays: Comedy night on the back patio starting at 8:30PM
Friday and Saturday: Live music nights inside of restaurantMore

Locanda del LagoLocanda del Lago
485 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 4 times today

It was our friend's birthday and my wife and I decided to take him to an Italian restaurant the three of us had been wanting to try. All the food was very good. I must especially mention the burrata that is homemade -- may be the best I have ever had. The birthday boy and I both ordered Osso Buco with saffron rice. Very good! The service was warm and personable and the atmosphere was soft and welcoming. All in all, a delightful evening. More

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Bazille - Nordstrom Santa Monica PlaceBazille - Nordstrom Santa Monica Place
1 review
$$$$
Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside

Great food and service. Our server, Rob was very nice and attentive. More

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

Good lively sports bar. Gets packed during big games so get there early and don't rely on opentable More

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The Dining Room at Shangri-LaThe Dining Room at Shangri-La
244 reviews
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 1 time today

I loved the Easter Brunch They were super special w me since i was visiting from out of state. From the concierge Adrianne to our waiter Zane everyone was amazing Definitely California is way far above in customer service compare to Miami. And the Shangri-La is above expectations to the regular customer service in California which is already great. So is 1000% recommend More

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Ma'KaiMa'Kai
171 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 6 times today

Loved the laid back feel of this place! We had quite a large group, and the service was excellent and so very patient with everyone! I definitely would definitely recommend trying this establishment when visiting the Santa Monica area! More

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The Veranda Restaurant - Georgian HotelThe Veranda Restaurant - Georgian Hotel
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$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 3 times today

Dine in style for breakfast, lunch, happy hour or dinner at The Veranda Restaurant in Santa Monica, located at the Georgian Hotel. Our beachfront address sets the scene for a truly unique Santa Monica dining experience. Whether it's a signature handcrafted cocktail or the sound of the ocean waves crashing that speaks to you, you've come to the right place. Grab a front row seat to Santa Monica sunsets, unparalleled people watching, and more on our timeless veranda. Inside, cozy up to our brand new lobby bar and watch our mixologists make magic, grab a comfy lounge spot for intimate conversation, or indulge in a quiet dinner before calling it a day.More

Santa Monica Diners' Choice Winners

Santa Monica's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Sam's by the BeachSam's by the Beach
380 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 6 times today

Food was great, really top notch. Parking was impossible. If you approach from the East, it takes a full 15 minutes to do a u turn on PCH and return to the restaurant to approach from the west. And the ballet fee is as high as any in LA. More

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Tar & RosesTar & Roses
1318 reviews
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 70 times today

I would have given the food five stars except that the crab cake was not good, very fishy tasting. However, the manager came immediately and took it off the bill. That's just an example of the great service we received. I will go back but not order the crab cake. More

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Javan RestaurantJavan Restaurant
84 reviews
$$$$
Persian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 2 times today

Consistently, a great meal with excellent service! More

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Obica Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina - Santa MonicaObica Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina - Santa Monica
200 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 18 times today

Really enjoyed everything about this place. Ambiance was great, service was on point, food was delicious! More

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Vito RestaurantVito Restaurant
406 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 11 times today

Food excellent as always. Kids love the food. Parking easy. Lasagna outstanding. Dessert fantastic. Pasta great More

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La Vecchia CucinaLa Vecchia Cucina
1138 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 20 times today

La Vecchia Cucina is a wonderful place to dine. Everything about the restaurant emits class. Matthew, our waiter, is a perfect representative of the level of class we enjoy here. More

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Chinois on MainChinois on Main
1482 reviews
$$$$
Chinese | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 12 times today

Food was great the lobster curry was fire, scallops were cooked perfect the pad Thai was so so at best. But overall food was great service was top notch! More

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Forma RestaurantForma Restaurant
420 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 49 times today

Consistently a good choice ... food well prepared ... quality ingredients ... good service ... we will be back again soon ... More

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CapoCapo
645 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 18 times today

My favorite Italian in Los Angeles More

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ManchegoManchego
269 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Santa Monica, Westside
Booked 28 times today

The place was small and had a great atmosphere for a date. Service was 10/10 and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was good but I wasn't blown away by any means - maybe I just picked the wrong items? Wine was great. Overall it's a good spot for a dinner date in the area. 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.