The Independence

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234 Reviews
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$30 and under
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The Independence is an American neighborhood restaurant and bar located in downtown Santa Monica. Start your dining experience with a cocktail from the 'Godfather of Cocktails' Vincenzo Marianella (Jonathan Gold's favorite bartender), then dive into our delicious farmers market inspired menu by Executive Chef Damoriae Graham. Eat, Drink & Be Merry!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Californian, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Mon–Wed 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm
Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 458-2500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Damoriae Graham
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Catering and delivery are now available. You can visit our website to view our most current catering menu or reach out to for further assistance with your event. Please note that all catering orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.
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Cross street
2nd Street
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Public transit
4th & Colorado -Metro
3rd Street Promenade - Bus
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine