Margo’s is an all-day restaurant on Montana Ave. in Santa Monica that does a low-key brunch involving $18 bottomless mimosas and dishes like breakfast burritos and eggs Benedict, best eaten at one of their sidewalk tables. Dinner is a mix of things including fried chicken, jumbo prawns, and pesto bucatini.
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Bru's Wiffle in Santa Monica is a fried chicken and waffles joint and one of our favorite Westside breakfast spots.
Santa Monica’s HiHo Cheeseburger is home to the best classic burger in Los Angeles.
Cha Cha Chicken
An outdoor, island-like Caribbean BYOB that’s a great time. In Santa Monica, no less.
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Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Esters in Santa Monica might be known as that place you drink at before eating at Cassia, but this wine bar very much stands on its own.
Square One in East Hollywood is a neighborhood favorite for a simple, solid brunch. Beware: lines on weekends can get long.
Playa Provisions is a four-concepts-in-one eating emporium, and the kind of all-day dining option this neighborhood needed.
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FIG is an all-around solid restaurant but that Happy Hour of theirs is the best on the Westside.
Plan Check Santa Monica
The Santa Monica location of Plan Check is an excellent first date spot with great burgers and lots of seafood.
Maple Block Meat Co.
LA might never be known as a BBQ town, but the addition of Maple Block in Culver City shows we’re making our way up the ranks.
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