Santa Monica Restaurants

Visitors and locals alike come to Santa Monica to eat because of the variety of food offered at Santa Monica restaurants. California Cuisine is driven by fresh, local and sustainable ingredients, which is why restaurants regularly purchase their produce from the Santa Monica Farmers Market. Santa Monica offers a relaxed, beachside atmosphere full of undiscovered restaurants, bars and nightlife that many visitors in Greater Los Angeles are looking for.

Restaurants in Santa Monica are quickly becoming a foodie’s dream come true, with culinary innovations that can hold the attention of even the most tasteful eaters.

Finding the best restaurants in Santa Monica is easy with our Santa Monica restaurants guide, which showcases an assortment of cuisines like Southeast Asian and French American. Santa Monica’s restaurant guide makes it easy for you to choose between delicious Italian delis, like Bay Cities Italian Deli, fresh farm-to-table restaurants like FIG and fine dining options, like Josiah Citrin’s Michelin two-star restaurant, Mélisse

Start your morning with a walk down Montana Avenue, which is booming with coffee shops and cafes or stop into Father’s Office for a taste of the famous “Office Burger” for lunch. For a health-focused drink at any time of day, stop by Kreation Kafe for a variety of freshly squeezed juices. 

Travel over to 3rd Street Promenade in Downtown Santa Monica for a date night where you can take the elevator to the 18th floor at The Penthouse for happy hour cocktails or a glass of dry-aged wine while viewing the picturesque ocean landscape. After taking in the view, venture to one of Santa Monica’s other Michelin star restaurants, Rustic Canyon or Pasjoli.  For dinner with the family, enjoy local favorites like Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Lunetta or Tar & Roses, where the Los Angeles Times claimed “…may also mark the first time in our nation’s history when cauliflower became more delicious than prime steak”. 

Needless to say, Santa Monica has restaurant options for any occasion and palette. Explore the diverse Santa Monica restaurant guide below. 

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