Plan Check is one of our go-to first date spots, and their latest location is right on Ocean Ave in Santa Monica. That alone isn’t cause for alert, but the fact that it has a seafood-leaning menu different from any other location is. Dynamite crab dip? Hamachi crudo? Fresh oysters? All present. But not to worry, that burger still is too.
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Tallula’s is a casual, modern Mexican spot in Santa Monica that comes from a very good restaurant family. But it doesn’t live up to it’s potential.
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Pacific Dining Car
DTLA’s Pacific Dining Car is a 24-hr steakhouse that’ll make you feel like you’re on the set of a 30′s gangster movie.
Musso & Frank Grill
Musso & Frank is an unexpected piece of actual culture along Hollywood Blvd: a class restaurant where it’s impossible to have a bad time.
The Hart and The Hunter
The Hart and the Hunter, the all-day restaurant at the PaliHotel on Melrose, serves some very good Southern food. Go for a hangover-curing brunch.
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With Little Prince, Main St. in Santa Monica finally has a cool, neighborhoody spot for brunch and dinner.
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