Host picks

Santa Monica Restaurants

Within short walk

FIG is the all-day restaurant inside the Fairmont Miramar Hotel.

Happy hours: 5 – 6pm. read more at blog post: “The 14 best Happy Hours in Santa Monica.”

Address: 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401;

Mediterranian style quisine. Located Right around the corner from 3rd Street, on Wilshire blvd. This Santa Monica location is in walking distance of the famous Santa Monica Pier. 
Address: 312 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401;
Hours: 
Mon – Fri: 10am – 9:30pm
Sat – Sun: 8am – 9:30pm

Mexican style quisine. This up and coming food chain that becoming really popular! The food is actually quite tasty- it’s all organic and has meat options. The best bang for your buck would be the taco combo- you get two tacos, a side, and unlimited refill drinks. 
Address: 507 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401;
Hours: 11 am – 10 pm

Simple, modern Japanese spot with happy-hour specials, creative sushi rolls & cooked entrees. Sushi is pretty good / decent, happy hour is the best thing with lots of cold beer.
Hours: 11.30am – 12 midnight.

Great spot for a breakfast!
Address: 1447 2nd street, Santa Monica 90401
Hours: 7.30am – 3.00pm daily.

Colorful cafe with a cheery, bohemian ethos for health-minded salads, bowls & wraps, to stay or go. Located on 2nd Street near Promenade

Nestled among quaint shops in one of the oldest buildings on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, The Courtyard Kitchen provides fresh New American fare in a casually elegant indoor and outdoor setting for Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner.

A favorite spot with Santa Monica locals, expect a lively, bustling atmosphere each evening. Exceptional artwork, open kitchen and a welcoming staff greet you at the door. Walk-ins only. Formal Dress Code.

Within short ride

Good food, friendly and popular place. Great coffee shop or breakfast location. Good, strong, coffee at reasonable prices. Excellent sweet and savory food options. Interesting locale with seating inside or out.
Hours: Open from very early and closes at 11 pm Sun-Thu and 12 midnight Fri-Sat.

At The Butcher’s Daughter, we treat fruits and vegetables as a butcher would meat: We chop, fillet and carve fresh produce into heathy vegetarian dishes and press them into pretty juices.”
The Butcher’s Daughter serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch in a 35-seat light-filled space. During the warmer months, their sidewalk terrace expands with an additional 30 seats outside. The daily-changing menu  is 100% vegetarian and non-dairy. 

Address: 1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA, 90291
Telephone: (310) 981-3004
Hours: 8am – 10 pm