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Santa Monica restaurants offer some of the most varied and world-class dining in all of Los Angeles and Southern California. From organic, vegetarian fare and California fusion to fresh seafood and a top-rated steak, there are options for every palette, taste and budget.

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Where to Eat in Santa Monica

Santa MOnica Restaurants

Santa Monica's cuisine is as big of an attraction as its ocean front location. This isn't just a good eating town, it's an international dining destination and reputed birthplace of “California” and “fusion” cuisine – marked by an artistic blending of culinary styles and the freshest of organic ingredients. Get a taste of why Santa Monica is a repeat winner of the Zagat Survey's best neighborhood dining in Los Angeles and a restaurant selection highlighted on Forbes.com list of the world's Top Ten Cities For Foodies.

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Brunch in Santa Monica

Start your day with some flavor, Santa Monica flavor that is! Browse a list of Santa Monica brunch and breakfast options where they're serving up everything from farm-fresh dishes to bottomless beverages.

Eat Well Week

This New Year, enjoy a healthy take on restaurant week, not to mention a delicious way to start the year! Santa Monica's top restaurants are serving up new, healthy menu items exclusive for Eat Well Week

dineLA Restaurant Week

Explore LA and Santa Monica's dining scene with 14 days of specially priced prix fixe lunch and dinner menus during dineLA Restaurant Week, taking place twice a year in January and July.

Santa Monica Recipe Cards

Want to to try your favorite Santa Monica dishes at home? Try your hand at cooking some of Santa Monica's finest restaurant recipes. Enjoy printable recipe cards featuring delectable entrées created by Santa Monica's most renowned chefs.



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