Dinner in Santa Monica
I am going to Santa Monica today with my husband and I need a dinner place. I am a transplanted NYer and I am looking for something with good atmosphere, moderately priced, preferably trendy. Could be Italian, American, Med etc.
thanks so much!
Rustic Canyon fits all your requirements. It can get kinda loud, but I think most places in NY are loud too, so you might not even notice it. Great wine and food (American fare, and they try to use seasonal and local ingredients). I love their burger.
Abode - but without a reservation you will need to sit at the bar area and order off the bar menu (which is moderately priced)
Rustic Canyon - (reservation required)
Chaya Venice - (bar area)
Anything along Ocean - Sushi Roku, Boa, I Cugini, Makai (which fits the trendy & atmosphere request, but maybe not the moderately priced request)
Beechwood's patio/bar area (Venice)
Lilly's on Abbot Kinney fits all requirements.