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Anything good in Venice?

I am going to Venice Beach next weekend. Is there anything in the area that is a can't miss? I have no idea what is even in the area.

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  1. I like primitivo for small plates and wine. I also know many, many fans of Axe (pronounced Ashay). After dinner, the other room is a nice spot for a glass of wine if it's not too croweded.

    1. If you search on "venice" you'll find lots of recommendations, many of which have been posted in the last few weeks.

      1. French Toasts at 26 Beach Restaurant!

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        26 Beach
        3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

        1. Johnnies pastrami, Abbot's pizza

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Heck, why not do breakfast or lunch there as well... If it sounds good on the menu, you will enjoy it... and grab a couple of bacon cheddar twists for later...

            2. If you're going for lunch or dinner, any of these suggestions would work, but I think 3 Square is only supper right now. However, you can put Joe's on your list as well for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Joe's has a reputation for gourmet food (kinda Cal/French with a dash of Asian here and there) at very reasonable prices.

              If you want to do Tea or grab some great cakes/desserts/chocolates, then try Jin Patisserie as well.

              Pizza? Abbot's Pizza has great pizza. Their salad pizza/salad on a slice is a full lunch for most.

              Sushi? Two options - Wabi Sabi for a more hip (albeit loud) crowd. They do alot of other menu items as well - mostly fusion stuff. Shima for the more subdued but higher sushi experience - Yoshi mills his own brown rice for brown rice sushi, uses fresh wasabi and makes his own tofu as well. Shima also has more than sushi as well - Yoshi is seasonally oriented as his focus is on quality.

              http://www.joesrestaurant.com/

              http://www.jinpatisserie.com/

              Abbot's Pizza
              1407 Abbot Kinney Blvd
              Venice, CA 90291
              310-396-7334

              Wabi Sabi
              1637 Abbot Kinney Blvd
              Venice, CA 90291
              310-314-2229

              Shima
              1432 Abbot Kinney Blvd
              Venice, CA 90291
              310-314-0882

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              1. re: bulavinaka

                3 Square is serving three meals a day at this point. Their brunch menu on weekends is served until 4PM.

                1. re: bulavinaka

                  3 Square is definitely serving three meals a day, hence the name :)!

                  1. re: mollyomormon

                    I'm just not sure if they're serving a full dinner menu... I think it was just supper when they initially fired up the third square... :)

                    1. re: bulavinaka

                      I have had several dinners there over the past couples of months, two of them on the late side, and it is a full (albeit not extensive) dinner menu--though, for both the late dinners, I had the pretzel burger.

                    2. re: bulavinaka

                      I have to second Jin. I love that place.