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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Cassia feels like a Santa Monica clubhouse. One filled with truly fantastic Southeast Asian food.
The Santa Monica location of downtown deli Wexler’s is just as good as the original.
Tumbi is a modern Indian restaurant right off The Promenade in Santa Monica and an unexpected bright spot in a rather bleak area for good food.
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FIG is an all-around solid restaurant but that Happy Hour of theirs is the best on the Westside.
Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon may have hit it’s tween years, but this farm-to-table spot is better than ever.
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With Little Prince, Main St. in Santa Monica finally has a cool, neighborhoody spot for brunch and dinner.
Margo’s is an all-day restaurant on Montana Ave. in Santa Monica that does a low-key brunch with $18 bottomless mimosas.
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