Santa Monica Dining
Local Eats and Drinks
Visitors and locals come to eat in Santa Monica because of our renowned restaurants and chefs–Fig, Huckleberry Café & Bakery, Tar & Roses–and restaurants want to be in Santa Monica because of the location, variety and farmers markets.
Many Santa Monica hotels are close to restaurants and bars. Because of this, cars aren’t required to move between locales. Proximity to the beach creates a relaxed dining scene: in fact, there are no restaurants in Santa Monica where coats and ties are required!
Travel safely and sustainably to help maintain Santa Monica’s beauty while staying healthy with these tips.
Where to Eat u0026 Drink
Eat, drink and be merry in Santa Monica. No matter where you stay or roam, you’ll find yourself surrounded by unique restaurants, funky bars and best-kept secret beach shacks. Explore more places and discover the best dishes we have to offer.
Santa Monica 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.
Santa Monica was on the vanguard of the local foods movement long before it became mainstream. Using sustainable, organic ingredients is central to the cooking approaches of leading chefs around town.
Throughout Santa Monica, you’ll find innovative restaurants that use locally-sourced organic ingredients in vegetarian and vegan dishes. It’s just more proof that what’s good for you can taste good, too!
Santa Monica Farmers Markets
Named by Travel + Leisure as the best farmers market in the county, Santa Monica’s four weekly farmers markets attract the city’s residents and local chefs with fresh produce, flowers, meats, cheeses, nuts, fish and more.rnrnYou may not eat or even visit the u003ca href=u0022https://www.santamonica.com/farmers-markets/u0022u003eSanta Monica Farmers Marketu003c/au003e, but your chef (probably) will.