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  • OpenTable Dinervip
    Los Angeles •34 reviews
    Dined 1 day ago
    We came here on a Saturday evening and it was so cute! They did a great job decorating for the holidays. The food was fantastic and were able to make mocktails. The service was a little slow, but overall, a really fun restaurant! We left around 8pm which is when the resident dj was starting to play.
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    Loulou Rooftop Restaurant and LoungePrice: Expensive• French• Santa Monica
  • zengeminivip
    Denver / Colorado •45 reviews
    Dined 5 days ago
    My spouse & I met our son and his girlfriend for dinner while we were in town. What an amazing experience! The wait staff was kind, knowledgeable, attentive, but not smothering, he had fantastic wine recs, based off of my husband’s horrible description of what he likes, he told us what dishes couldn’t be missed (he was spot on about the octopus skewers and the beet dish), and when he hesitated to pick a favorite dessert, we ordered all 3, because he had been such an incredible guide all evening, we figured we needed to try them all. Again, he wasn’t wrong. My son loved the strawberry tart, I loved the sticky toffee pudding, everyone loved the chocolate bar. While I love to try new places when I’m traveling, Tar & Roses will definitely be the place we return to when we are in town. And, if you’re staying at Shutters on the Beach, and you’re comfortable in urban environments, it is a very easy walk, so you don’t have to stress about cancelled Ubers or parking.
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    Tar & RosesPrice: Expensive• American• Santa Monica
  • ZubairR
    Atlanta Metro •1 review
    Dined on Jan 2, 2023
    Great food, great service! Loved the place! Would def recommend the aged porterhouse!!
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    Meat On OceanPrice: Expensive• Steakhouse• Santa Monica
  • KathleenBvip
    Los Angeles •34 reviews
    Dined on Jan 2, 2023
    Francisco was an outstanding chef! We’ve probably eaten at Benihana 50 times or more and he was the best chef we’ve had. On the negative side - it’s always a drag to show up to a reservation on time and have to wait 30 minutes + to be seated … the host desk could do better to seat reservations in a timely fashion.
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    Benihana - Santa Monica, CAPrice: Moderate• Japanese• Santa Monica
  • MonicaW
    Los Angeles •1 review
    Dined on Jan 1, 2023
    Excellent food Huge portions (the breakfasts were big)
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    MassiliaPrice: Expensive• French• Santa Monica

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It is hard to pass up a stroll at any time of the day or night in Santa Monica, California. With the beautiful view of the ocean and the range of dining options to choose from, you're sure to have an unforgettable day. Third Street Promenade is a top choice for visitors. Those who wander through Santa Monica regularly will know that one of the most common cuisine options is Mexican. However, the neighborhood is also home to comfort food and Asian restaurants, and it does not stop there. From bar food to vegan-friendly, Santa Monica has it all and will keep you coming back for more. The one thing you might regret after eating in Santa Monica? Not saving your leftovers.

Frequently asked questions

Healthy restaurants located in Santa Monica include Lunetta, Water Grill - Santa Monica and True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica

Restaurants with gluten-free options in Santa Monica are True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica, Calabra and Socalo

Bottomless brunch in Santa Monica is available at Lunetta, Loulou Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge and Élephante

The most romantic restaurant in Santa Monica is Orto Santa Monica

Restaurants in Santa Monica with a great view include Élephante, Water Grill - Santa Monica and The Penthouse Restaurant

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