What's New in Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a city in motion. Stay up-to-date with what's new in town including dining and nightlife, hotel news, shopping, services and more.
Dining & Nightlife
1541 Ocean Ave | (310) 566-3860
Located on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, Bamboo Izakaya offers classic Japanese pub fare, a full sushi bar and off the grill specialties. Accompanied by a large selection of sake and Japanese beers, you'll find comfort along with an unforgettable view!
1447 Lincoln Blvd | (310) 656-6888
Fresh Brothers Pizza expands their Southern California chain to Santa Monica, bringing with them their delicious deep dish and thin crust pizzas along with their gluten-free menu and vegan cheese options.
2200 Colorado Ave | (310) 449-0147
The much-loved burger joint – Hole in the Wall Burger Joint – is moving even more west out of their West LA location and into one in Santa Monica’s Mid-City district.
1333 Third Street Promenade | (310) 260-1994
Lunch just got more interesting at Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade thanks to their latest dining addition – Hummus Bar & Grill Express – and their “killer” hummus.
395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 395-3131
Johnny Rockets brings their retro servers and out-of-this-world milkshakes to Santa Monica Place – making that two Downtown Santa Monica locations for the restaurant chain.
1422 2nd St | (800) 385-1650
With two gyms and not to mention a prime outdoor shopping area within blocks, Downtown Santa Monica’s new Nekter Juice Bar is in good company. This café serves up tasty drinks and even delivers within a 5-mile radius.
1426 Montana Ave | (310) 394-6700
Montana Avenue’s new Pulse Café isn’t your average smoothie bar. They brew their own soy and almond milk daily; they have boba with no artificial powders, a menu with gluten-free and vegetarian options and delicious “hot smoothies.”
1511 Montana Ave | (310) 899-6769
Italian coffee company, Manuel Caffe, brings its espresso to Santa Monica with their new Spazio Caffe on the upscale Montana Avenue. In addition to their exquisite coffee, Spazio Caffe will also be offering a light menu designed by Locanda del Lago chef, Pierpaolo Mattei.
129 Broadway | (310) 451-6700
Downtown Santa Monica welcomes The Commons Ale House. The new nightlife addition offers patrons diverse, local brews, some oldies, but goodies on the turntable and karaoke and trivia nights.
1700 Ocean Park Blvd | (424) 238-8495
With over 300 days of sunshine in Santa Monica, there can never be enough frozen yogurt locations! But, a frozen yogurt and shaved ice bar is even better and that’s exactly what’s moved onto Ocean Park Boulevard.
2915 Main St | (310) 581-3525
If there’s one thing every busy city needs, it’s an amazing sushi restaurant. Luckily, Santa Monica has several, but the new Sushi Sen on Main Street is a standout spot known for it’s delicious food, reasonable prices and friendly owner.
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849 Ocean Ave | (310) 393-0486
As if Oceana Beach Club weren’t chic enough, they’ve recently renovated their on-site restaurant, turning it into the new Tower 8 Restaurant with a fresh look and a revamped menu created by Melisse chef and owner, Josiah Citrin.
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1415 Third Street Promenade | (310) 633-2670
Apple built a new beautiful store in the popular open-air shopping destination, 3rd Street Promenade. With its beautiful all-glass front wall, this new location is now the largest Apple store on the West Coast.
1219 Third Street Promenade | (424) 280-7140
Say hello to LA’s first Restoration Hardware Baby & Child Gallery (and the company’s largest!) and get ready to drool over all the immaculate eye candy that graces this 3rd Street Promenade store.
2808 Main St | (310) 450-6425
Main Street is known for its amazing collection of boutiques and the newest addition, Blue Sparrow, is no exception with its fashionable selection of vintage and contemporary women’s clothing and accessories.
2914 Main St | (310) 928-3227
Three Danish designers combined forces to open their first retail fashion collaboration – Casmaine - on Santa Monica’s popular Main Street.
395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 917-1980
Joining the ranks of the other luxury retailers at Santa Monica Place is Emporio Armani. This new store is the first on LA’s Westside and features ready-to-wear collections for men and women and a well-curated selection of accessories.
1426 Montana Ave | (310) 260-8683
Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue may be more known for their upscale boutiques, but one of their latest additions – Heavenly Couture – offers affordable, fashionable clothing and accessories for women.
219 Arizona Ave | (310) 899-6868
Downtown Santa Monica gets even more fashionable thanks to their new retailer, Hydrate Boutique, which offers a stylish mix of men’s and women’s clothing, swimwear, accessories and gifts.
395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 458-0088
Fashion and budget-savvy women – rejoice for Santa Monica Place’s new store, Keene. A fun boutique, Keene sets out to offer trendy, classic style at smart prices.
1349 Third Street Promenade | (310) 393-8355
The ever-popular women’s clothing brand and jeans maker, Madewell, has a new storefront on the bustling 3rd Street Promenade in Downtown Santa Monica.
1306 Montana Ave | (310) 907-5883
Matti & Me, an upscale consignment boutique offering an assortment of designer clothing, accessories and footwear, opened its second location ever on Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue.
1344 4th St | (310) 395-6895
Santa Monica’s Downtown district welcomes Patagonia. This new Santa Monica store is the second for the outdoor clothing and gear shop as they have another location on Main Street as well.
1402 Montana Ave | (310) 394-5444
Quatrine, a custom furniture and interior design store, is a perfect new addition to Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue. This is the third California location for the chic boutique known for their slip-covered furniture.
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395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 393-7888
It’s time for your hair to get a little cut, color and blow-dry at Santa Monica Place’s new Azure Aveda Salon. An extra bonus is this salon also offers express services such as peels, mini facials, massage and more.
1426 Montana Ave | (424) 238-2344
No cuts. No colors. Just blowouts at Montana Avenue’s new salon – the popular ever-expanding Drybar. This brings the count of California Drybars to a lucky number 13.
1007 Montana Ave | (310) 260-5522
Fear waxing salons no more with Montana Avenue’s new Frilly Lily. With its first location ever in the United States, Frilly Lily specializes in waxing, pedicure and manicure treatments and offers an amazing line of bath and body products.
2717 Main St | (310) 450-0907
Indulge yourself thanks to the merging of Fringe of Beverly Hills and Kyle Mathis hairdressing and the opening of their second hair salon on Santa Monica’s Main Street.
120 Wilshire Blvd | (310) 622-7685
Let those legs of yours feel the burn at Downtown Santa Monica’s new fitness center, Soulcycle. The hip spin studio is attracting people daily with their motivating and energetic classes.
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