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This fast-casual burger joint is all about 100-percent, grass-fed beef burgers with veggie and gluten-free options to boot. Talk about a harmonious outing with vegetarians and carnivores. Expect se... read more
Matthew Kenney has long been hailed as the most prominent chef in the raw food scene. With his first west coast restaurant M.A.K.E., he raises his own bar even higher. Adjacent to his culinary scho... read more
Housed inside the environmentally friendly Shore Hotel overlooking the Pacific, this eatery has a beach-meets-farm look, but in a pretty way (think pale woods and pastels and lots of light). The me... read more
You don't need to go to Hawaii to find a luau in LA. In fact, you don't need to go anywhere. Let the "rolling luau" Pineapple Express truck come to you. Behind the wheel is Sam Choy, the self-procl... read more
At first glance, you might not even realize this slick 3rd Street Promenade-proxy restaurant serves Mexican cuisine, were it not for the heaping plates of carnitas, ceviches and other Mexicali... read more
Working hard to create an authentic experience in the old Drago space, Ushuaia offers natural prime steaks straight out of the wood-fired grill, replete with yummy sauces like classic chimichurri o... read more
This sexy gastrolounge manned by well-known Chef Jet Tila mixes adventurous takes on American comfort food with hand-crafted cocktails. Look for slow-roasted short rib tacos, smoked mac & chees... read more
Even though the ritzy stretch of Montana could use another coffee shop like a hole in the head, this cafe (directly across the street from a Starbucks) is the only one pulling their espressos from ... read more
Breathing a little life into Santa Monica's plethora of old restaurants lining Main Street is this hip, brick, leather-boothed den of burgers and pizza. Yes, they're keeping with the street's casua... read more
Considered one of LA's more promising chefs, Andrew Kirschner brings this rustic, lovechild of a restaurant to Santa Monica. Forgoing the usual west side swankiness, this down-to-earth spot focus... read more
This bright, industrial-style restaurant is all about promoting a healthy lifestyle. Brought to you by Sam Fox and Dr. Andrew Weil, the global menu flaunts dishes like kale salads, turkey burgers, ... read more
The handcrafted pizzas at this neighborhood restaurant go unrivaled in Santa Monica when it comes to their simple yet thoughtful presentation. Chewy, crispy crusts are topped with a classic assor... read more
Santa Monica Place is a mall, sure, but it's one of those new-fangled indoor/outdoor spaces that could be called 'upscale'. Fancy stores, restaurants with expensive cocktails. This is one of them. ... read more
This indoor-outdoor addition to Santa Monica Place (snag a rooftop cabana if you can) is actually part of a chain. Upscale, but chain nonetheless. It offers nice enough renditions of dim sum and ot... read more
Breakfast and lunch on a big open patio, or inside if you've had enough Santa Monica sun. Snag to-go from the market if you've got places to be (beach or office). California-ish cuisine, but with a... read more
This little number is a sensation. A spicy one, no less. We're on the second location , and it's only been a few months. Get all manner of spices, most of them ground to order. Despite the stunning... read more
Though this is a restaurant, the bar is large in both senses: 27 feet long, with just about every booze known to man (the more ridiculous and flavorful, the better). Dark wood and white walls. Not ... read more
Dark wood fixtures, white countertops and almost-Tiffany blue accents (and espresso cups!) make this a quite elegant coffee shop. Area has a plethora of high-end coffee purveyors; this one has bean... read more
All the food looks beautiful, from the seared scallops to the mini burgers to the chocolate porter cake. The speciality cocktails are a riot of colors, too. Pretty makes sense: chef is CJ Jacobson ... read more
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
How do you say "sexified, neck-craning hot spot" in Mandarin? Becau...
Chef Jeff Mahin's Hollywood pizza joint has some fan favorite pies ...
Meant to decisively invoke all the sensual allure of its namesake d...