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Best American Restaurants in Santa Monica

Tar & RosesTar & Roses
(1548)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Upper WestUpper West
(1596)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
The LobsterThe Lobster
(3624)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Opaque - Dining in the Dark, LAOpaque - Dining in the Dark, LA
(435)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
TerrazzaTerrazza
(150)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Izzy's DeliIzzy's Deli
(62)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Belcampo- Santa MonicaBelcampo- Santa Monica
(485)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Del Frisco's Grille - Santa MonicaDel Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica
(718)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Catch at Hotel Casa del MarCatch at Hotel Casa del Mar
(1062)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
The IndependenceThe Independence
(140)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Brick+Mortar (Santa Monica)Brick+Mortar (Santa Monica)
(68)
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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
(3303)
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American | Century City, Westside
Superba Food & BreadSuperba Food & Bread
(213)
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American | Venice, Westside
The Brentwood Restaurant and LoungeThe Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge
(384)
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American | Brentwood, Westside
Local Kitchen + Wine BarLocal Kitchen + Wine Bar
(254)
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American | West Los Angeles, Westside
Nook BistroNook Bistro
(363)
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American | West Los Angeles, Westside
Hatchet HallHatchet Hall
(600)
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American | Culver City, Westside
The Six - WLAThe Six - WLA
(69)
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American | West Los Angeles, Westside

Best Italian Restaurants in Santa Monica

CapoCapo
(713)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Vito RestaurantVito Restaurant
(487)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
La Vecchia CucinaLa Vecchia Cucina
(1269)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Via VenetoVia Veneto
(400)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Obica Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina - Santa MonicaObica Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina - Santa Monica
(262)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Il FornoIl Forno
(849)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Locanda PortofinoLocanda Portofino
(507)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
North Italia - Santa MonicaNorth Italia - Santa Monica
(348)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Valentino - LAValentino - LA
(1321)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Osteria BIGOLIOsteria BIGOLI
(77)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Locanda del LagoLocanda del Lago
(529)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
ToscanaToscana
(336)
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Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Barrique VeniceBarrique Venice
(197)
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Italian | Venice, Westside
Il SegretoIl Segreto
(317)
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Italian | Bel-Air, Westside
Divino - BrentwoodDivino - Brentwood
(437)
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Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Terroni - BeverlyTerroni - Beverly
(466)
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Italian | West Los Angeles, Westside
Locanda PositanoLocanda Positano
(967)
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Italian | Marina del Rey, Westside
Pastina TrattoriaPastina Trattoria
(281)
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Italian | West Los Angeles, Westside
Vincenti RistoranteVincenti Ristorante
(293)
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Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Carmine's - Los AngelesCarmine's - Los Angeles
(188)
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Italian | Century City, Westside
Amici BrentwoodAmici Brentwood
(306)
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Italian | Brentwood, Westside

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Tar & RosesTar & Roses
1548 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Most of what we were impressed by was the food and the service. Outstanding! More

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La Vecchia CucinaLa Vecchia Cucina
1269 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

We love our family at La Vecchia. More

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Vito RestaurantVito Restaurant
487 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Wonderful food and service, as usual. If only the place was a little less noisy I would like it more. More

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

Really great Italian food with the extra special touch of the giant Parmesan "forma" service--pastas tossed in big bowls made out of cheese! Highly recommended. More

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

Overall great place, I've been more than once. Just a not so great experience this time. Potatas are DELICIOUS! Fig & jam toast AMAZING! Wine - ALL excellent! Do not get: Brussel sprouts Flan Our server forgot one of our appetizers so we ended up not getting it bc it was too late. The one he recommended (the Brussel sprouts) were NOT good. They aren't whole Brussel sprouts like you'd imagine and not healthy at all. Not a great description on the menu or by server. Too much sauce/dressing, dripping in balsamic which made them hard to eat. We barely touched them and told him we didn't like them but he didn't take it off the menu. He also lied about forgetting our appetizer. I'd much rather someone just admit when they mess up. It happens! More

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

A perfect, fun place for vegetarians, pescatarians, vegans and other plant based diners. Service is very friendly and attentive and the food is consistently delicious. Nice wine selection and handcrafted cocktails. Vibrant atmosphere in a large open space and fun for people watching. Always worth my 30 minute drive to get there. More

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Via VenetoVia Veneto
400 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Atmosphere was excellent as well as the service. The food was delicious and properly prepared as requested. Highly recommended! More

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

We had not been to the Buffalo Club, but the food by Chef Patrick Healy was excellent as always. The building could use a little sprucing up but the quality of the food and the service were excellent. More

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Valentino - LAValentino - LA
1321 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

This is the 2nd time we have dined there in the last month after several moths passed and enjoyed every minute...the service is amazing...Joe is so wonderful as well as the other staff... Last Saturday we went to celebrate our anniversary...the meal was perfection, but then Joe brought to beautifully encouraged plates wi cannoli’s, tiermisu chocolate stream across the brim of the plates with Hppy Anniversary. The evening was made perfect by this amazing staff. Many thanks More

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CapoCapo
713 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

We live in FL and each time we are in the L.A. area (at least 3-5 times a year), Capo is a must. We have been many times and we fall more in love with this special place. It is one of our favorite restaurants in the country. It is 5 star! Need I say more? More

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MelisseMelisse
2025 reviews
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French | Santa Monica, Westside

This was one of the most delightful dining experiences I’ve had. The food tasted incredible and I was in heaven the whole time! More

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

Just went after reading a review. The food was fine- quite expensive - cost us over $150 for three and that was with some of the food from the happy hour menu. Servers were very nice. We sat outside which is nice but nothing exceptional. More

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

Fantastic Restaurant! A must if you love Italian food. More

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Osteria BIGOLIOsteria BIGOLI
77 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Always the best! Nice to be able to just drop in our neighborhood gem! Great food made per order by Claudio, friendly atmosphere and great service by Philippe. Always a dining joy! More

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Il FornoIl Forno
849 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Love this place, it's solidly in the restaurant rotation of my friends. More

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BOA Steakhouse - Santa MonicaBOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
1623 reviews
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Steak | Santa Monica, Westside

The service was great, with special assistance from the general manager. Cocktails were great More

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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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The Penthouse RestaurantThe Penthouse Restaurant
2366 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside

Had an amazing waitress. She made great suggestions and the meal and ambition was great. Will dine again soonn More

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

Good food, great location. Expensive for what it was but to be expected for location More

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Upper WestUpper West
1596 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

One of the secrets of Santa Monica! Love the food, ambiance and staff. Try to go at least once every three months. More

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

Delicious and friendly as always! Thank you very much. More

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Caffe DelfiniCaffe Delfini
23 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

We've been to Caffe Delfini several times and it's always wonderful. We're always greeted warmly. Service is solicitous without being overbearing. Everything, from the bread to dessert is delicious. The restaurant was out of clams and mussels...disappointing because my husband had been talking about having their pasta with clams since we made the reservation two weeks prior. But, we were recommended to have the fusili pasta in a delectable tomato/cream sauce. Sheesh that was great! Delfini never misses. We'll be back. More

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Ivy at the ShoreIvy at the Shore
1391 reviews
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Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

Hands down (for us) one of the best restaurants in all of LA. Delicious food, gorgeous ambiance, attentive service (better on a weekday) More

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CoastCoast
730 reviews
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Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

Coast allows you to be inside and yet on the beach! It's like going to the Caribbean for the meal and reminds you that we (in SM) live in a vacation town. Service is a bit strained, as the bar scene keeps them busy, but everyone if very nice, if a bit slow. More

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Air FoodAir Food
28 reviews
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French | Santa Monica, Westside

Sadly all specials were out and we were there st 7 The sole is fabulous. Most dishes lacked salt or seasonings though we understand that the masses are sooooo afraid of salt. Will try again because the desert was awesome!!! More

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

Best oysters I ever eaten. Very fresh. All the food is delicious. This was my second visit, and it was as delicious as the first time. It is small and lively inside. Fun for a date or small gathering. More

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Chinois on MainChinois on Main
1583 reviews
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Chinese | Santa Monica, Westside

Wonderful ambiance, great food & service. Some unique offerings. We WILL be back! More

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1 Pico1 Pico
1641 reviews
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Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

As always it was a pleasure. Food and service were excellent. We all (7) enjoyed the afternoon. Will definitely keep returning. More

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

Salads are fresh and light at a nice portion size. Pizza is cooked perfectly and I especially liked the pizza crust. Friendly service. Highly recommend and will return again. More

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

Great burgers with many options, even meatless - all delicious! More

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Locanda PortofinoLocanda Portofino
507 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Our favorite restaurant!! More

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

Food is reliably wonderful. Service is timely and attentive, without hovering. Atmosphere is lovely. Try the liver... It's great. More

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M Street KitchenM Street Kitchen
1129 reviews
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Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

Great stop before the beach. Excellent food and service. Just right ambience. Really enjoyed. More

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Bareburger OrganicBareburger Organic
9 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Great options for vegetarians/vegans (imposes. The onion rings were so good! More

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FIGFIG
1469 reviews
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Mediterranean | Santa Monica, Westside

The service and food was great. The atmosphere is like being on vacation even when you live nearby. It’s consistently good and reliably a great choice for a perfect lunch (or dinner) with friends. More

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InothekeInotheke
163 reviews
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Mediterranean | Santa Monica, Westside

The food is delicious. It tastes fresh, authentic and modern at the same time. The wines were amazing. The staff was very attentive and friendly. It's a nice change from the too loud- too dark restaurants that seem to pop up everywhere More

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EstateEstate
409 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside

Everything was very solid, with the Japanese Eggplant, Estate Fried Rice and the Hamachi Roll really outstanding. Only negative was the sauce for the Calamari, a little weak but the calamari was excellent. More

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

Excellent very good food. Excellent service. More

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

Amazing service! DK is one of the best chefs ever! Always fresh sushi and great service! More

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The IndependenceThe Independence
140 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Delish! First time there and was not disappointed. Great cheese board! More

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The LobsterThe Lobster
3624 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Can't beat the view. More

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The GalleyThe Galley
541 reviews
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Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside

It's such a fun and old-school experience. My husband has been going here since he was a child but it doesn't feel old and dated. It is truly a gem of a place and a favorite with SM locals. More

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

My husband and I had a great time. Good service and wonderful food! More

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Water Grill - Santa MonicaWater Grill - Santa Monica
2052 reviews
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Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside

Outstanding dining experience all around! Our waitress Yurie went above and beyond to make the evening special. The manager Lena was obviously doing a great job and was very pleasant when we chatted with her about how much we enjoyed the evening. Two thumbs up! More

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Meat On OceanMeat On Ocean
384 reviews
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Meat | Santa Monica, Westside

Late Father’s Day dinner More

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

Noted birthday celebration but no note was made More

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

Portions were on the smaller side. More

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En SushiEn Sushi
44 reviews
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Japanese | Santa Monica, Westside

Excellent food for reasonable prices. Service was pleasant but we kept looking for a smile from the waitress. They were accommodating, and the valet was very professional and nice. More

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

Great Steaks, beautiful dining room, great bar. I ordered the chopped salad, and New York Steak, which were both great. More

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

This was better than the first time I did it. The food was marvelous! And the server made us feel very welcome and made the experience fun. More

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

Celebrating my boyfriends birthday - noted in reservation but not acknowledged during dining experience. Food was delicious - menu had changed since I was there lay and seems like prices increased a bit for entrees. Took awhile to put in order at bar but it was fairly busy. More

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TerrazzaTerrazza
150 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Great view and great breakfast! More

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

Great location, good food, fun vibe, will be back. More

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

It was so loud!! Wish the acoustics were better but it was still fun! More

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Lula CocinaLula Cocina
147 reviews
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Mexican | Santa Monica, Westside

Drinks were great. Food was OK. Service was great as well More

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Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa MonicaEnterprise Fish Co. - Santa Monica
2151 reviews
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Seafood | Santa Monica, Westside

Great place for lunch or dinner. Food is quite good, service is attentive, but the portions are somewhat small for my needs considering the high cost. More

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California Pizza Kitchen - Santa Monica - PRIORITY SEATINGCalifornia Pizza Kitchen - Santa Monica - PRIORITY SEATING
2 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

a Nice American restaurant with a very nice crew :) i'll come back here with pleasure More

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

Nice diner and wine list, the flourless cake was not very good More

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Michael's - Santa MonicaMichael's - Santa Monica
1197 reviews
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Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

We had such a wonder time at Michael’s last night. Our table in the garden was surrounded by beautiful lush plants, the service was perfect and the food was out of this world. All the first course starters were beyond fresh and imaginative, and the branzino and chicken were huge hits. A+ More

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Catch at Hotel Casa del MarCatch at Hotel Casa del Mar
1062 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Great Dining experience, food and service was excellent! More

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Wilshire RestaurantWilshire Restaurant
1361 reviews
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Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

The Wilshire is one of my absolute favourite restaurants. As a Canadian, anytime I am in the city it's a must planned on my list. I have planned layovers to visit this restaurant when stopping over in Los Angeles as well. The food is incredible and consistent. I feel exceptionally comfortable as a celiac eating at this restaurant. Brian is a phenomenal waiter; knowledgeable, entertaining and genuine. 5 stars :) More

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

Food A+ Location A+ Service A++ Wonderful brunch and High Tea for my Family. Food was fantastic and the service top notch. Connie too great care of us and helped make this a memorable afternoon. We will definitely be back. More

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Malbec - Santa MonicaMalbec - Santa Monica
551 reviews
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Argentinean | Santa Monica, Westside

Turn the TV off in the dining room during dinner hours. Really do not need to watch FOX while eating dinner More

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

Shawn was the best waiter that I’ve ever had! The food was fantastic!!! Shawn made our special UCLA MBA celebration a smashing success!!! We’ll be back many, many more times. More

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

The food was excellent, but the service could use some attention. It was not very busy, and it appeared there was only one server there that night. My food came out really late because the server put in the wrong item. They did take care of my food and our desserts for the mixup. More

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

Food was great as usual, considering it was only half full the service was slowwww! More

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

We’re local. Very nice Fathers Day brunch; not crowded at all-we went before noon & day was overcast. Friendly, attentive service, food was very good. Our first time there, would go back to try for a Sunday night casual dinner. I imagine it can be very touristy as location is directly across the sreet from Santa Monica Pier. More

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Benihana - Santa MonicaBenihana - Santa Monica
1644 reviews
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Japanese | Santa Monica, Westside

Experience was good overall only annoyance was two of the drinks we ordered we took one sip and didn’t like the taste asked waitress to exchange for a different drink, she said she could not remove the two drinks off our tab since it was already ordered. Thought this was poor service. Most fine dining establishments will immediately swap out a drink or food order if you literally took one sip or bite and did not like it and bring you a new item and not charge you for the items you didn’t like. Just left a bad taste in my experience. More

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

Excellent. Food and service are winners. I was with my family and found good selections for all. More

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Plan Check Kitchen + BarPlan Check Kitchen + Bar
2 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Came here for a birthday happy hour with a friend from out of town. We were looking for a good happy hour menu and found it here. All of the sliders were great!! More

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

Mother’s Day brunch, low key. Tostada was interesting but the Ruben was a hit. More

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

Once again LAGO has lived up to it’s reputation for fine dinning in a casual atmosphere. Excellent service and pleasant surroundings! More

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

Fun place with great menu. Something for everyone!! Service was a little off which was surprising because it was not crowded More

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Seaside on the PierSeaside on the Pier
1 review
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Welcome to Seaside on the Pier–a fresh new restaurant concept located in the heart of the world-famous Santa Monica Pier. Whether you are in the mood to grab some sandwiches and snacks for a picnic in the sand, a delicious soft-serve ice cream cone for a walk along the beach, or a meal while enjoying spectacular views of the pier and the Pacific Ocean, Seaside on the Pier offers something for everyone. The open air first level will take care of your food cravings with fast, casual options including a wide range of hot and cold sandwiches, side treats and an array of soft-serve ice cream flavors. The second level offers full service dining with an extensive menu and panoramic windows allowing unobstructed views of the pier and beach. On level three you will find a rooftop deck that features the full menu served on communal tables –the perfect spot to enjoy views of the Santa Monica Pier, the ocean and beach, and glorious sunsets every evening. More

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

Great drinks, ambiance, and service! More

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

It was a perfect place to have a pleasant outdoor brunch. The food at many other restaurants probably would have been better, but one thing I did not want was a loud, cramped setting. We sat at a round table under a open cabana. It was not crowded at all. The service was good. The omelette was the fluffy type I do not care for. I like French style omelette. The pancakes were a bit dry; IHOP's pancakes are way better. I would expect better food for the price. 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

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

For the past 20 years, Sunnin has specialized in catering to your cravings for authentic Lebanese food in the greater Los Angeles area. More

The Curious PalateThe Curious Palate
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Contemporary American | Santa Monica, Westside

The Curious Palate is a local restaurant that serves artisan foods and farm-to-table cooking. Come visit to eat well, have fun, and get curious!
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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.

$250 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

Santa Monica Diners' Choice Winners

Santa Monica's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Tar & RosesTar & Roses
1548 reviews
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American | Santa Monica, Westside

Most of what we were impressed by was the food and the service. Outstanding! More

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

Really great Italian food with the extra special touch of the giant Parmesan "forma" service--pastas tossed in big bowls made out of cheese! Highly recommended. More

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La Vecchia CucinaLa Vecchia Cucina
1269 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

We love our family at La Vecchia. More

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

Overall great place, I've been more than once. Just a not so great experience this time. Potatas are DELICIOUS! Fig & jam toast AMAZING! Wine - ALL excellent! Do not get: Brussel sprouts Flan Our server forgot one of our appetizers so we ended up not getting it bc it was too late. The one he recommended (the Brussel sprouts) were NOT good. They aren't whole Brussel sprouts like you'd imagine and not healthy at all. Not a great description on the menu or by server. Too much sauce/dressing, dripping in balsamic which made them hard to eat. We barely touched them and told him we didn't like them but he didn't take it off the menu. He also lied about forgetting our appetizer. I'd much rather someone just admit when they mess up. It happens! More

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Via VenetoVia Veneto
400 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Atmosphere was excellent as well as the service. The food was delicious and properly prepared as requested. Highly recommended! More

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

We had not been to the Buffalo Club, but the food by Chef Patrick Healy was excellent as always. The building could use a little sprucing up but the quality of the food and the service were excellent. More

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Vito RestaurantVito Restaurant
487 reviews
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

Wonderful food and service, as usual. If only the place was a little less noisy I would like it more. More

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MelisseMelisse
2025 reviews
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French | Santa Monica, Westside

This was one of the most delightful dining experiences I’ve had. The food tasted incredible and I was in heaven the whole time! More

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

A perfect, fun place for vegetarians, pescatarians, vegans and other plant based diners. Service is very friendly and attentive and the food is consistently delicious. Nice wine selection and handcrafted cocktails. Vibrant atmosphere in a large open space and fun for people watching. Always worth my 30 minute drive to get there. More

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

The service was great, with special assistance from the general manager. Cocktails were great 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.