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A photo of Calabra at Santa Monica Proper restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Santa Monica
Booked 109 times today
Calabra at Santa Monica Proper Hotel (One MICHELIN Key 2024) is located on the hotel's rooftop. The elevated garden terrace provides an inspiring atmosphere, with the ocean as a backdrop. Whether from the pool sundeck or circular bar, the views are best enjoyed with dinner, boutique wines, seasonal cocktails, and small-batch spirits. Serving Mediterranean & Californian cuisine with a view. Seating arrangements for all reservations at Calabra may include outdoor dining, bar area, as well as our indoor/ outdoor covered lounge space. Be sure to dress warmly.**DINNER RESERVATIONS ARE FOR DINING ONLY. Drinks would be accommodated upon first come first serve at the bar area. Private Couch Alcoves are available with a rental and minimum spend*******
A photo of Tar & Roses restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Monica
Booked 45 times today
Tar & Roses is a globally inspired culinary experience. Chef Andrew Kirschner has transformed his kitchen into a local and welcoming home, focused on the element of the wood fired oven to bring out the best flavor in our dishes. Coming straight from the visionary mind of our award winning chef, our menu is created with only the highest quality ingredients and fresh, local products. This attention to detail helps makes our food a perfected craft which will inspire you to be adventurous, in the most approachable and delicious way possible. When you step into Tar & Roses, you'll feel like you are coming home. Our entire staff awaits your arrival with warm smiles and thoughtful service ~ please, come share a meal with us!
A photo of Benihana - Santa Monica, CA restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Japanese • Santa Monica
Booked 66 times today
Welcome to Benihana, a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail.
A photo of Palma at Santa Monica Proper restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Californian • Santa Monica
Booked 8 times today
Palma at Santa Monica Proper (One MICHELIN Key 2024) is located at the hotel's ground floor. An intimate, inspiring space lined with windows and original art, with thoughtfully designed spaces for a shared meal or canoodling. Settle into one of the carved-out niches, or around the monolithic bar with a mural by local artist Ben Medansky, to enjoy a meal or snack accompanied by small-batch spirit or expertly crafted cocktail.
A photo of Xuntos restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Tapas / Small Plates • Santa Monica
Booked 15 times today
XUNTOS, "together" in Gallego, is a Tapas Bar from Chef Sandra Cordero in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, serving small plates of things we want you to try: from the farmer's market around the corner to traditional dishes of Galicia, Asturias, Catalunya & the Basque Country, as they're eaten in Spain.The wines follow the food: natural, fun & unrefined, showcasing Spain & California, along with some others we love & want to share with you.Walk in to the bar for Xuntanza from 5-7pm, Monday-Saturday!Please email us for large parties & private dining: hola@barxuntos.comValidated parking is available across the street at 501 Santa Monica Blvd (Enter on 5th St.): $7 for 3 hours.
A photo of Orto Santa Monica restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Santa Monica
Booked 13 times today
Growing up in Italy, my family cooked at home and had the most extraordinary experiences with ingredients grown in our backyard, paired with the wines my chef/restaurateur stepfather would bring back from regions throughout Italy. I fell in love with food as a child watching my stepfather, once nominated a top chef in Italy, work in restaurant kitchens and floors. Moving to California in 1991 and subsequently to Santa Monica and experiencing the Farmers Market inspired me to start Orto - Italian for “vegetable garden” - where I meld local ingredients and organic herbs grown here at the restaurant to create traditional Italian recipes. At our bar you’ll find a cocktail list created from fresh herbs and premium spirits, and our wine list focuses on sustainable and organic producers.You’ll often find my wife and kids in the restaurant, continuing the culinary legacy of our Italian family. We welcome you with open arms and hope you’ll join us to experience our restaurant.Andre
A photo of Kappo Miyabi Santa Monica restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Santa Monica
Booked 26 times today
Kappo (かっぽう / 割烹) means cooking food with knives and fire. In simple Japanese terms, means cutting, chopping and cooking food with knife, and so on. And means boiling, cooking food with fire. So the combination of these two Japanese characters are a different expression of cooking with a knife and fire. Kappo is a dish that is improvised by the customer's order and can be enjoyed at the counter or at the table just in front of the kitchen without much formality. From now on, Kappo will be held in Miyabi restaurant, Santa Monica. Miyabi (雅) is one of the traditional Japanese aesthetic ideals, meaning "elegance," "graceful" and "courtliness". There are a lot of complexities of Japanese cuisine, including not only food, but also visitors, music, and order of food. So, there is a burden because of the needlessly cumbersome, expensive, and unnecessary formalities, and we focus on foods that are only used to show off the cooking skills of the chefs and customers.
A photo of Massilia restaurant
Price: Expensive
• French • Santa Monica
Booked 27 times today
Massilia is a Marseille-inspired brasserie with culinary influences from the South of France, Italy, Spain & North Africa. SUN – THURS Bar open til 11pm / Kitchen open til 10pm | FRI + SAT Bar open til 12am / Kitchen open til 11pm | MON – FRI Enjoy 50% off all craft cocktails & wines by the glass from 11am – 6pm
A photo of Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Santa Monica restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Santa Monica
Booked 27 times today
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other! Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!
A photo of Élephante restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Santa Monica
Booked 362 times today
Channeling the spirit and cuisine of coastal southern Italy, Élephante aims to transport guests from Los Angeles to the Southern Mediterranean with stunning ocean views and dramatic sunsets, all whilst staying in the heart of Santa Monica.Three bars on the property offer a variety of delicious, hand-crafted cocktails, as well as an extensive wine list. Élephante Beach House is full of custom furniture and design touches that surround the guests with natural wood and stone, copper finishes and design pieces from Northern Africa and Southern Italy.With stunning ocean views and dramatic sunsets, guests are reminded of favorite summer vacations past, where a tranquil afternoon drink can turn into a memorable dinner or a late-night dance.Please note for parties up to 4 guests will have the tables for an hour and half. Parties larger than 4 guest you will have the table for up to two hours.

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  • OpenTable Diner
    Gold Coast •2 reviews
    Dined 1 day ago
    Last night we had the opportunity to return to the beautiful restaurant that tar and roses is. The immaculate service and spectacular appetisers introduced our palette to a new level of deliciousness. After our tastebuds were teased by the entrees, we were ready for round 2. The lamb was mindblowingly mouth-wateringly delicate and delectable. I was so indulged in this main that I had forgot to try the other meals, however I heard from my accomplices that these mains were just as spectacular. Overall, this experience was a memorable one, and will definitely be making a return to indulge in some new meals!
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    Tar & RosesPrice: Expensive• American• Santa Monica
  • socal9r
    San Francisco Bay Area •29 reviews
    Dined 3 days ago
    Our chef was wonderful and put on a fun, blazing show!! You made our dad's 81st birthday celebration awesome! Thank you!!
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    Benihana - Santa Monica, CAPrice: Moderate• Japanese• Santa Monica
  • DeborahF
    Los Angeles •12 reviews
    Dined 4 days ago
    We had the DineLA menu. So many little dishes and so many tastes! Great value! We sat in one of the little rooms which has a delightful atmosphere and a nice breeze! Great on a warm day.  
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    Kappo Miyabi Santa MonicaPrice: Very Expensive• Japanese• Santa Monica
  • OpenTable Diner
    Los Angeles •10 reviews
    Dined 4 days ago
    Lovely setting with wonderful middle eastern inspired food. Peaceful Elegant Beach Vibe where you can actually have a conversation .I have enjoyed Dinner, Lunch And Cocktails there. Four Stars +
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    Calabra at Santa Monica ProperPrice: Expensive• Mediterranean• Santa Monica
  • OpenTable Dinervip
    Los Angeles •3 reviews
    Dined 5 days ago
    Absolutely fantastic prix fixe dinner at a remarkably fair price. Hurry to experience it yourself. You will not be disappointed!
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    XuntosPrice: Expensive• Tapas / Small Plates• Santa Monica
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