- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Delicious food! The burger patty could have been a bit juicer but overall the mushroom burger was delicious. I got the avocado toast last time and it was phenomenal! And the guava mimosas were amazing
Thanks for the awesome review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Service was excellent. One of my fav spots in Santa Monica. Chicken is delicious!
Thank you! Come back soon for a visit!
Great place for small groups and moderate-high energy.
Thanks for the review!
We went for brunch. The food was great, drinks were great, service was great. They have everyone on a strict 90 min schedule because they’re so busy due to the limited seating so I definitely recommend a reservation.
Thank you! We're looking forward to having more space indoors in the near future to accommodate more reservations. See you again soon!
Amazing staff and food! Definitely worth the price!!
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Fresh salads with grilled shrimp and open air dining. Professional staff and safe distancing too !
So glad you had a nice time! Join us again soon!
Fantastic service. The food was very good and well plated and served. They were so good about the bottomless mimosas and keeping the glass full. Very good service I would go back again!
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again for brunch, we'll be open for dinner soon too!
Great place for Sunday brunch. Will be back soon!
Thank you for the review, we serve brunch on Fridays and Saturdays as well, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!
Best friend flew into town and I wanted her to have a nice, energetic brunch. Our servers were amazing, host was so kind, and the manager was excellent. Thank you so much.
Thank you for choosing our restaurant to host your out of town friend. We're so happy you had a nice time and look forward to seeing you again!
Great experience. Server was amazing. Would definitely go back.
Thank you for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Great food and mimosas
Thank you! We serve bottomless mimosas Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cheers!
We went for bottomless and our waitress (Amy I believe?) provided the best service I've ever had! She was absolutely amazing, would go back for her alone. On the other hand, food and drinks were killer too! 10/10 experience!
Thank you for the great review and we're so glad you had a great time at our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Great bottomless, servers were super helpful, and food was delicious. On a sunny day some of the best outdoor dining LA has to offer!
Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
First time going to The Independence and I must say, wow what an experience. First, the traffic to get out to Santa Monica was so bad I had to push my reservation twice, however, the staff had no issue reshuffling the reservations to accommodate my girlfriend and myself. Second, the mimosas were on overflow (if you brunch you know how important this is). We opted for the wagyu steak and eggs, side of breakfast potatoes, the chicken and waffles, and hibiscus mimosas. We honestly couldn’t stop saying how amazing the experience was. Shout out Matias for being hands down one of the best waiters I’ve come across in LA! Will be back sooner than you know.
Thank you for the rave review! We're so glad you had a good time and we look forward to seeing you again very soon! Cheers!
Valentine’s Day brunch. It was so wonderful, great service, great food, they go out of their way to make everything special. Will definitely go back again and again
Awesome! We're so happy you had a nice time! Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Great food and service by Abigail !
Thank you!! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Great location, a few blocks away from Santa Monica Pier. Good mimosas and good, esp the breakfast potatoes. And a very personable staff, humorous and efficient. Definitely deserves a return visit. 👏🏾👏🏾
Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Danielle and the staff there are awesome!! Go and support our locals!!
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Take off reservation options if the restaurant is not open! We drove a long way to get here only to find out it was closed
The service was exceptional, and the bottomless hibiscus mimosas were everything!
Thank you for the great review, we're now open for brunch on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
The anticipated wait time was long. Placed name on list anyways and was told we would be notified once a table cleared out. Was never sent a text nor notified of any updates on our table. Ended up looking and dining elsewhere in the area. Was disappointed with service and lack of updates.
Incredible food! Great burgers, wings, and fries. The drinks were a little weak, but overall great experience and nice ambiance.
Thanks so much for the great review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
The Independence was the spot I chose for my girlfriend's birthday brunch and let me tell you it was FUN! There was a group of 5 of us and we were treated very well! The staff was great, the food was amazing -everything we had was delicious!! We will definitely go back as we were treated as if they were waiting for us to arrive and always kept checking in on us and our bottomless mimosas were most definitely bottomless!! Fantastic day thanks to The Independence!!
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, please come back and visit us soon!
Went there on a Saturday for mimosa brunch. It took forever to get seated and then getting served took forever also. Food was ...fine.
Our server was AMAZING. manager was great. Food the greatest. Thanks for the best brunch experience.
The food was really good. Outdoor seating was not so great, sitting on the curb. The server could have been more attentive. I’d go back when indoor dining begins.
Our server was great. He allowed us to take time choosing items from the menu. We never felt rushed. He brought water for the dog as well. As far as food, everything was great even the flour-leas chocolate cake was divine. Definitely recommend this place.
I came for bottomless mimosas and was very pleased with the overall dining options.
Great menu, food was delicious. Had an amazing cocktail with a charred smoked pepper and tequila and agave -- really one of my favorites of all time. Unfortunately, the restaurant was slammed just as we arrived and our order got lost in the shuffle, so we waited a verrrrrrry long time for our meal. However, once the manager realized what happened, he explained and apologized respectfully, and we were comped a couple of desserts, to boot. So we left very happy even after having to wait too long. If you're considering going here, I wouldn't hesitate: Even if you do have to wait --and you very probably won't -- the food is still excellent and worth it.
The last two times I’ve come here, I’ve gotten conflicting information about what is actually gluten free. It makes eating here really stressful. I don’t know which waitress is giving me correct information, or if they really know what is safe for me to eat. The food is good, but I’m scared I’ll get sick so I am hesitant to return. Please train the staff consistently - I am not expecting to be able to eat everything, but I want to know what I can eat that won’t make me sick.
The girl pouring mimosas skipped a few of my friends for no reason and then never came back to fill them up. Disappointed. Our main mail server was fantastic though!!!
Their chicken sandwich is outstanding. Tried the seafood pasta -- lovely moderately spicy taste of the sauce, generous on well prepared seafood in it, but the pasta was a little too al dente. Fish & chips were also pretty good. Nice, energetic vibe.
Always have a fantastic time at the Independence. Staff, food and venue are great!
Fantastic bottomless brunch deal; our waitress was friendly and super on top of refilling our glasses before we had to ask, which can’t be said for many bottomless deals. The food was great as well, and the ambiance was fun but not overwhelmingly loud/crazy.
Food was decent and so was service. Not sure if it was worth the price though. I’m sure it’s cause it’s a touristy area that causes the price to be higher
Great food. We came with a large group including children so we appreciated the noise level. Good drinks
Our group had the avocado toast with egg, burger and truffle fries. $60 with tip and the food was average at best.
Great all around!
You can order delivery directly from The Independence using the Order Online button. The Independence also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Independence also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 458-2500.
The Independence is rated 4.6 stars by 281 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.