Dinner Ideas In Santa Monica
As my schedule shakes out, it seems I get to spend the whole day in Santa Monica. I'm meeting a friend at Rustic Canyon for lunch, and then I'm having drinks around 9pm at Warszawa for a birthday party. Aside from that, it's pretty much 8 hours of blank time.
Any suggestions? No budgetary or dietary requirements -- I want to duck into a coffee house for an afternoon snackie around 4pm (my default will be Groundwork) and later have dinner around 7pm or so (my default will be Musha).
The desserts at Rustic Canyon were so fantastic that I didn't have room for that afternoon snackie. Instead, I loitered and finished reading and then headed off to Hidden and then later discovered that the back patio of Warszawa was filled with people from a meetup.com event.
Here's my report on Hidden.
Oh, Abode's a good idea!
Look at this item from eaterla this week re: Abode:
SANTA MONICA: Encouraging people to seek out the semi-hidden spot, Adobe now offers cocktails, wine and appetizers for $7 from 5pm to 7pm nightly. We actually like the lounge menu better than the dinner menu, so this tickles our fancy. [EaterWire Inbox]
At any spare hour, have a drink at the Hotel Casa Del Mar, sit by the windows for a great relaxing view of the beach & pier.
I just had a wonderful dinner at La Vecchia Cucina on Main Street. Great Italian food and great service, nice ambience, and packed on a Wednesday night. Great time.
La Vecchia Cucina Restaurante
2654 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Casa Del Mar
1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405
So, my plan tonight was to have dinner at Musha and I made reservations for the back room about a month ago. They called me last night at 10 to say they have to close for the weekend due to problems with the health and fire departments! :( So Musha is definitely off the table tonight. No one nearby can take reservations for 10 so I think we're going to try to order food at the back patio at 8 at Warszawa instead. Feel free to join! If you're craving a snack earlier, go grab the softshell crab at Father's Office right when it opens. I had it last weekend -- it was great and the fresh corn salad underneath it was fantastic!