It's 11 PM, I'm in Santa Monica and I'm hungry. Now what?
Maybe even midnight. And maybe I'm not up for a full on Pacific Dining Car meal. Is there no taco bar, Thai restaurant, Italian or even a burger joint that might be open at that hour? Or God forbid even later?
Let's say West of the 405 and north of the 90.
Tommy's on Pico and Lincoln is open 24 hours. La Cabana further South on Rose at Lincoln serves late. Swingers further North on Lincoln serves late. I believe that the Bar Menu at Beechwood on Washington at Abbott Kinney in Venice is available 'til 1 but have not put it to the test. Many IHOPs are open 24 hours. There are also a few delis in that area which (while not wonderful) are open, for example, Broadway Deli on the Third Street Promenade stays open 'til Midnight.
Barneys Beanery on the Promenade
Border Grill's website calls me a liar but I swear I thought their bar (with a bar menu, foodwise) stayed open until 1 am. Maybe I am dreaming this up...