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Race Day breakfast w/ views in Santa Monica

gotdebt May 25, 2007 05:18 PM

I am an Indianapolis transplant and will be in Santa Monica this weekend. It's tradition to watch the Indy 500 no matter where I am at. So here is hoping someone can offer up a good suggestion.

Race starts at 10 am PST Sunday. Want to watch the race, enjoy a huge omelet (or any good breakfast actually) and have a good bloody mary all while overlooking the ocean.

Some places may not be open that early on Sunday. I read some earlier threads that said there are not a lot of places with ocean views, so I welcome all suggestions.

  1. tony michaels May 25, 2007 05:36 PM

    A bit of a conflict as most of the places with a view of the ocean let the view be the star of the show (even over the food in a lot of instances) and don't have t.v.'s to compete with it. You might check with Loews Beach hotel in Santa Monica and see what they say.


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    1. re: tony michaels
      handlertaper May 25, 2007 06:13 PM

      How about BACK TO THE BEACH, right on the beach, on PCH near the California Incline?

      1. re: handlertaper
        tony michaels May 25, 2007 06:23 PM

        No t.v. at B ot B, just like Geoffrey's and the Penthouse. Hmm, what about Gladstone's I wonder? Don't recall if they have a t.v. in the bar or not. Maybe the OP could check with them too.

        Also maybe Le Merigot hotel next door to Loews.

        1. re: tony michaels
          kinipela May 25, 2007 10:52 PM

          i was thinking gladstone's malibu as well.. they have bloody marys and mimosas... i had a really good crab eggs benedict which came with a creamy cajun sauce... i'm thinking the bar area had tvs... they are open that early...

    2. Emme May 25, 2007 08:02 PM

      Get room service at Shutters or the Viceroy.

      Omelette Parlour on Main is great for breakfast.

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        glutton May 25, 2007 09:07 PM

        What about that German/Swiss place on Venice Beach? Can't remember the name of it, but they definitely have TVs and an ocean view. I just don't know if they're open at that hour.

        1. t
          tdo ca May 25, 2007 09:11 PM

          Maybe just head to Barney's Beanery on the Promenade, stomach the subpar food, get hammered, and watch the race

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