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Citrin

Citrin Citrin is a one Michelin-starred modern Californian cuisine restaurant by Chef Josiah Citrin. The attention to detail and pursuit of excellence that defined Josiah’s landmark Mélisse restaurant for 20 years thrives in this new space. Citrin is a fun, welcoming, and approachable experience. A large bar and the choice between our à la carte menu and prix fixe brings a fresh take on our love of hospitality…

Rustic Canyon

Rustic Canyon As the flagship within the beloved Rustic Canyon Family(opens in a new window) restaurant group, we’re a welcoming dining destination that embraces a slow food approach and celebrates the world-class ingredients found at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. We’re the type of familiar place where you pop in multiple nights a week for a casual dinner, post up at the bar for a solo meal and…

Santa Monica Seafood

Santa Monica Seafood If you’re seeking the freshest seafood, visit our markets in Santa Monica or Costa Mesa! Santa Monica Seafood markets offer the largest selection of fresh fish, live shellfish, and frozen seafood in the Southwest. Or, dine with us at our restaurant for the best-tasting, freshest seafood. You’ll be delighted with our menu selections, perfect for satisfying everyone’s taste buds!     Address: 1000 Wilshire Blvd…

El Cholo

El Cholo LA’s very first Mexican restaurant. Since first opening our doors in 1923, El Cholo has operated as a family-owned business and today, the restaurants are run by Ron Salisbury, grandson of the founders. Many of these stories below are direct from Ron and a remembrance to the time of surviving as a restaurant for almost a century. Our legacy at El Cholo lies in its commitment…

Esters Wine Shop and Bar

ESTERS Esters is a chic wine bar and shop in downtown Santa Monica that feels like a neighborhood clubhouse for drinking, eating and socializing. In 2023 and 2024, we were named a James Beard Award semifinalist for “Outstanding Bar.” We’re totally nuts about planet-friendly wines from small producers – both classic wines and “thinking outside the box” wines. Our shelves are stocked with hundreds of bottles from all…

Bodega Wine Bar

Bodega Since 2006, Bodega has been a comfortable neighborhood spot to relax and share wine with friends. Now that we are serving some of the best coffee on the west side, that experience is available all day. Address: 814 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90401 Website

Cassia

CAssia Cassia is a critically-acclaimed Southeast Asian brasserie in downtown Santa Monica that largely celebrates Chef Bryant Ng’s Chinese-Singaporean roots, with some playful nods to French cuisine and his wife Kim Luu-Ng’s Vietnamese heritage. Since opening in 2015, Cassia has earned a James Beard semifinalist nomination for “Outstanding Restaurant” (2023) and “Best New Restaurant” (2016), been featured in Los Angeles Times’ “101 Best Restaurants” list every year and…

Pono Burger

Pono Burger The Hawaiian word “Pono” means being in perfect alignment with all things in the universe; this beautiful word captures the beauty of the Hawaiian culture and paradise. Like the Hawaiian word “aloha” with countless meanings, “Pono” is a Hawaiian word that is difficult to fully define but emcompasses what we stand for – Doing Things The Right Way. Address: 829 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90401 Website

La Puglia

La Puglia The authentic Southern Italian Food Experience From Breakfast to Dinner. Address: 1621 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90401 Website

Orto

Orto Growing up in northern 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. It’s no surprise that when I…

Massilia

Massilia Massilia is a Marseille-inspired brasserie with culinary influences from the South of France, Italy, Spain & North Africa. Address: 1445 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 Website

Solidarity

Solidarity Solidarity is a family owned Polish Restaurant in the heart of Santa Monica. We introduce our customers to authentic Polish and European cuisine using fresh local ingredients and traditional recipes. Address: 1414 Lincoln Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90401 Website