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denisewallacela Feb 11, 2007 10:42 AM

need a good sunday brunch place on the westside (santa monica or brentwood preferred) - we want to sit outside. thanks!

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    ElissaInPlaya Feb 12, 2007 12:01 PM

    Recommendations are all over the place here...what's most important? Food? coffee? menu vs. buffett? champagne? beach close? Casual, formal vibe? How big a group? Reservations or not? romantic....?

    Just to help you sort a little bit:
    Great food: Joe's
    Fun/Yummy: James Beach (my personal favorite)
    French Market Cafe: cheaper, self-service, parking lot ambiance, great coffee
    One Pico: Gorgeous, pricey
    Literati II: standard, neighborhood place, non-offensive and not memorable, pretty flowers on the patio

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      smonkey Feb 12, 2007 09:16 AM

      French Market Cafe on Abbot Kinney in Venice

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        Bria Silbert Feb 12, 2007 06:41 AM

        Back on Broadway on Broadway in Santa Monica

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          glutton Feb 12, 2007 06:25 AM

          Rose Cafe on Main St/Rose in Venice

          1. Emme Feb 12, 2007 01:52 AM

            IIRC Shutters on the Beach or One Pico has outdoor seating.

            Coral Tree Cafe has an outside patio.

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              ninja Feb 11, 2007 08:14 PM

              Literati II has outdoor seating and offers a brunch menu.

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                Nicole Feb 11, 2007 12:19 PM

                Joe's or Lilly's in Venice.

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                  globalgourmet Feb 11, 2007 11:37 AM

                  Polo Lounge in the BH Hotel on Sunset. Great ambiance.

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