Down-to-earth in Santa Monica or Venice?
Going to be doing a drive up the coast, and one night is in Santa Monica. Looking for good, solid food at decent prices (under $20/entree) with a vibe that's down-to-earth, not glitzy or sceney. Reccomends?
If you are willing to do solid food at decent prices ethnic style, I love Warszawa in Santa Monica.
Gaby's Mediterranean in Culver City/Venice
26 Beach in Venice
Beechwood just skates in at below your budget requirements.
Rosti on Montana
Serenata di Girabaldi
Library Ale House
Try Coast Restaurant at Shutters. Really reasonably priced entrees. I think the highest priced dish is $25. There are burgers, salads, pizzas, soups, apps for $15 on average.
I also like Fritto Misto, but I normally order in from there. The vibe is definitely more low key.
In Venice, La Cabana for Mexican is fun. Somenights live music and really quick service, and you're a happy camper when you get the bill (great prices).
Houstons is on 2nd, but that's a chain.
Real Food Daily on Santa Monica and 5th for your daily overdose of tofu.